French Senator Urges Extension of Marshall Plan Aid to Ort Groups in Israel

A call for the extension of Marshall Plan aid to the ORT was made here by the French Senator, Salomon Grumbach, presiding at a luncheon of the CRT Parliamentary Committee which was also attended by Barry Bingham, chief of the E.C.A. mission in France and Rep. Jacob J. Javits, of New York.

Sen. Grumbach pointed out that the ORT’s program to train skilled workers has met with the approval of the French Ministry of Labor. Rep. Javits said that “in ORT we see the full expression of self-help and mutual cooperation.” He emphasized that “by the efforts of the World ORT Union, the persecuted and underprivileged have been given a passport to freedom and usefullness.”

Dr. David Lvovitch, chairman of the executive committee of the World ORT Union, announced that an international gathering of the parliamentary committees of the organization, of which U.S. Sen. Brien McMahon is the head, will be held in Paris next summer. Also attending the luncheon were Pierre Segelle, French Minister of Labor, and a number of other French statesmen.

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