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Aid for J.D.C. Asked at Luncheon for Mrs. Lehman

Praise of Mrs. Herbert H. Lehman’s humanitarian activities was coupled with appeals for support of the Joint Distribution Committee at a luncheon of the women’s division in honor of the Governor’s wife at the Hotel Commodore today, attended by about 1,200 persons.

Mrs. Lehman paid tribute to the J.D.C. for bringing “sympathetic support” to persecuted Jews in Central and Eastern Europe. Speaking as “an American woman” and “an American mother,” she asked aid for “its platform of human service.”

Rev. Everett R. Clinchy urged propagation of attitudes based on abandonment of nations’, races’ and cultures’ “mounting hysterias against one another,” conference discussion of inter-group problems and enlistment of the forces of religion for the establishment of security for all people.

Other speakers were Felix M. Warburg and Mrs. Warburg, Mrs. David E. Goldfarb and Mrs. Milton Wyle, who presided.

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