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Jacob Potofsky Presents Summer Uniforms to Israeli Army; Gift of U.S. Trade Unions

A half-million units of summer clothing for the Israeli Amy, donated by United States trade unions, were turned over to the military authorities this week-end at a ceremony hero by Jacob Potofsky, president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.

The gratitude of the Army was voiced by Lt. Col. Max Schumacher on behalf of the Army Chief of Staff and Josef Jacobson of the Defense Ministry. Potofsky said that the clothing was donated by the trade unions, many consisting of non-Jewish workers, as an expression of humanitarian concern over the murder of 6,000,000 Jews in Europe. He said his main object in coming to Israel was to cement cordial relations between the CIO workers of the United States and the workers of the new state.