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Jewish and Non-jewish Relief Organizations from Joint Procurement Mission in Europe

Jewish, Catholic and Protestant relief organizations operating in Europe have banded together in a Joint Procurement Mission to purchase $15,000,000 worth of surplus U.S. Army supplies in 1946 for the relief of European refugees and needy persons, Arthur D. Greenleigh, Joint Distribution Committee director in France, announced. The mission, in which 31 American voluntary relief agencies are participating, has already bought $4,000,000 worth of food, medical supplies and equipment from the Army.

The mission’s managers are Greenleigh; John Elmendorf, of the American Friends Service Committee; John McCloskey, of the War Relief Service of the National Catholic Welfare Conference; and Joseph Kennedy, of the International Y.M.C.A. The purchasing department will be staffed by former Army men, headed by Colonel Julian Marks, formerly of the Surplus Properties Branch of U.S.F.E.T.