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Conference Decides to Start Drive for 6,000,000 Pounds of Relief Supplies for Jews

A one-day national conference of JDC’s SOS (Supplies for Overseas Survivors) Collection at the Hotel Commodore today decided to start a special fall campaign to raise 6,000,000 pounds of relief supplies to supplement the funds received by the JDC from the United Jewish Appeal.

The conference, attended by more than 100 leaders of the SOS Collection and by representatives of various Jewish groups, heard a report from Moses A. Leavitt, executive vice-chairman of the J.D.C., warning that “tens of thousands of Europe’s ?ews are in danger of losing their long battle for survival because of inadequate relief assistance.” Edward M.M. Warburg, chairman of the J.D.C., praised the leaders of the SOS Collection for having collected 4,000,000 pounds of relief supplies in the first eight months of 1947.