NEW YORK (Dec. 21)
A sweeping “victory program” calling for the enlistment of the 250,000 American Jewish war veterans in war service, sale of $25,000,000 in defense bonds and purchase of six pursuit planes for the Government has been decided upon by the Jewish War Veterans of the United States, it was announced today by National Commander Benjamin Kaufman, holder of the Congressional Medal of Honor, following a special meeting of the organization’s National Executive Committee.
Plans for the three drives were outlined in a series of “emergency orders” sent from J.W.V. national headquarters to its 250 posts throughout the country and to county, state and regional commanders. At the same time, the J.W.V. made public a proclamation to its members calling on them to subordinate all activities to “one duty–to serve our country for victory.”
The opening of the first of a series of civilian defense houses for the training of women workers in various phases of civilian defense was also announced here today by the Women’s Division of the American Jewish Congress. Mrs. Stephen S. Wise, President of the Women’s Division of the Congress, stated that branches of the organization throughout the country will establish similar houses in their respective communities.
Tomorrow Mrs. Hortense M. Odlum, national co-chairman of the speakers’ committee of the Retail Advisory Committee to the U.S. Treasury, will receive a check for $10,000 defense bonds from Junior Hadassah, the Young Women’s Zionist Organization of America, at a defense rally of the group. The Junior Hadassah check will be the first she will receive for bonds since her recent appointment.