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Joint Defense Appeal to Seek $5,500,000 in 1950; Nationwide Parley in Detroit Closes

The national council of the Joint Defense Appeal, fund-raising arm of the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League, decided at the closing session of its fourth annual meeting here last night to seek $5,561,215 in 1950 to conduct the A.J.C. ‘s and A.D.L.’s nationwide operations to combat bigotry. Charles W. Morris, of Louisville, was reelected chairman of the J.D.A. national council.

Earlier, George N. Craig, national commander of the American Legion, warned the 400 delegates attending the parley that subversive groups in the U.S. are attempting to destroy national unity “through large-scale cunning campaigns to aggravate racial, religious and ethnic bigotry and tensions.” He asserted that it was the Legion’s desire to cooperate closely with the A.J.C. and A.D.L.