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Hollander Defends Budgeting Plan; Sees Gains for All

A more sympathetic response to all legitimate Jewish causes will be the outstanding result of the establishment of an advisory service on budgeting for national and overseas agencies, Sidney Hollander of Baltimore, president of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, has declared.

In a statement to be published in the American Israelite of Cincinnati regarding the referendum being conducted by the Council among its 203 member agencies in 167 cities on the proposal to set up a national advisory budgeting service, Hollander appealed to national agencies to permit local communities to decide the matter “solely on the usefulness of the proposed services to their individual needs and not as a result of hysterical clamor or threats of disruption.”

“No agency appealing to welfare funds,” he said, “has anything to fear from an honest, sympathetic examination of its programs and needs.”