W###PEG (Sep. 10)
Nearly $2,500,000 worth of Canadian lumber, aluminum and blankets has been contracted for by the Zionist Organization of Canada for shipment to Israel, according to an announcement here by S.E. Schwisberg of Montreal and Edward E. Gelber of Toronto, national co-presidents of the Z.O.C. The lumber and aluminum will be used to build houses in Israel for many of the 100,000 immigrants now resident in transit camps there. The blankets also will be devoted to the needs of immigrants, now arriving in Israel.
The announcement said purchase of the lumber, aluminum and blankets had been made possible by a $2,000,000 credit provided by the Royal Bank of Canada. The credit is to be repaid out of proseeds of the United Israel Appeal campaigns in Canada. The shipments are scheduled to be completed by June of next year.