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Large Gifts by Non-jews Mark Launching of National Christian Committee for U.J.A.

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Large contributions by Americans prominent in all fields of endeavor marked the opening yesterday of the National Christian Committee campaign in behalf of the $170,000,000 drive of the United Jewish Appeal.

Henry Morgenthau, Jr., general chairman of the U.J.A., announced the following contributions from Christian donors: $75,000 from J.P. Stevens, New York textile leader; $25,000 from Nelson A. Rockefeller, former Assistant Secretary of State; $15,000 from the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis; $15,000 from Robert Ukhlein in behalf of the Schlitz Brewery of Milwaukee, Wis.; $12,000 from the Endicott-Johnson Corp., Binghamton, New York; $10,000 from the International Shoe Co. of St. Louis; $10,000 each from the Des Moines Register & Tribune and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

A gift of $500 to the U.J.A. campaign was received from Governor James L. McConaughy of Connecticut, who said in a message accompanying his check: “The cause of the suffering Jews of Europe merits the broad participation of all citizens, regardless of race or creed. I, for one, feel very strongly that unless the surviving Jews of Europe find peace and freedom, there is little chance that justice will prevail and we shall all be faced with insecurity in the future.” The U.J.A. has received similar expressions of support from governors throughout the United States.

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