Dallas, Texas (Aug. 27)
Dallas Jewry is playing a leading role in the application locally of the President’s national recovery program. The Dallas NRA Board of ten members has begun to function with three Jews holding important places on it. They are Hyman Pearlstone, chairman; Arthur L. Kramer, former president of the chamber of commerce, and Fred F. Florence, president of the Dallas Clearing House Association.
Mr. Florence, in addition, is the Dallas member of a district NRA committee named by the National Recovery Administration.
On the State Recovery Board, one of the nine members is Rabbi Henry Cohen of Galveston.
As treasurer of the State committee in charge of the campaign, Mr. Florence in the last few weeks has borne much of the burden of putting over the proposed $20,000,000 State relief bond amendment. He is chairman of the Dallas RFC committee and has devoted much of his time in recent months to solving local relief problems. Governor Miriam A. Ferguson leans heavily on him for advice in these matters, just as she did during the bank moratorium.