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Chicago Fete to Levinson Nets $4,500

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The sum of $4,500 was presented to the Chicago Committee for the Defense of Human Rights Against Nazism last night at a dinner in honor of Salmon O. Levinson, chairman of the committee, who last week was decorated by the French government.

Mr. Levinson had asked for funds to continue committee activities on behalf of the boycott of German-made goods.

Lewis Buechler, president-elect of the Associated Millinery Men of Chicago presented in the name of his organization, $500 in cash, which he said had been collected by non-Jews among non-Jews. Mr. Buechler pledged a larger sum and said his organization was heartily in agreement with the boycott movement.

About 150 persons attended the dinner. William Citron was toastmaster.

Dr. James M. Yard, secretary of the Levinson committee, announced that efforts are under way for forming a non-sectarian youth group in Chicago to oppose the buying of German goods by members of Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran and other youth groups, who will cooperate with Jewish youth organizations.

Mr. Levinson attributed the flareup in Germany to the Versailles treaty adding that the nation had been treated more considerately than any defeated nation in the history of the world.

“We can’t let Hitler stop the wheels of the world,” the speaker declared. “We must stop him or else the world will drift into war.”

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