Washington (Mar. 3)
A new American Red Cross club for United States servicemen in the Middle East will be opened in Tel Aviv, Chairman Norman H. Davis announced today. The opening ceremonies will be attended by many American Jewish men and women living in Palestine, the announcement said.
The Tel Aviv club is the second Red Cross club to be opened in the Middle East, the first being in Cairo, Egypt. It will have sleeping accommodations for 150 guests. It will also provide a lounge, game, reading and music rooms. One of the most popular features of the club is expected to be the sightseeing bureau. Guides will be furnished for tourist parties to visit interesting places in the Holy Land – those associated with Biblical times and those connected with the pioneer efforts of the Jews of Palestine.
Director of the Tel Aviv club is Nathan Kolend, who was junior supervisor of the Newark Department of Public Welfare before entering Red Cross service, the Red Cross announcement stated. Palestinians will help Red Cross workers from the United States entertain American servicemen who visit the city while on leave from Middle East battle zones. In accordance with a national agreement between the B’nai B’rith and the American Red Cross, Judge Gad Frumkin, president of the Palestine B’nai B’rith, has offered the facilities and personnel of his organization.