New York (Mar. 11)
A budget calling for $2,000,000 for supplies and $1,000,000 for machinery to be sent to Biro-Bidjan, autonomous Jewish region in the Soviet Union, was adopted here at the conclusion of the two-day National Conference for Biro-Bidjan, jointly sponsored by the American Biro-Bidjan Committee and the ICOR Association.
Other resolutions promised continued support for the 3,500 Jewish orphan refugees now being sheltered in Biro-Bidjan, and asked settlement of additional Jewish orphans there. The sponsoring organizations decided to merge and the new unit, which will be headed by Prof. Albert Einstein as honorary president, will temporarily take the name of the American Biro-Bidjan Committee.