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Indianapolis Wants Bond Campaign Halted During Federation Drive

An open letter to the Jewish community of Indianapolis from the committee set up to coordinate aspects of the four-point Israel aid program said this week that the committee had unanimously recommended that the Indianapolis Jewish community should devote itself exclusively to the campaign of the Jewish Welfare Federation from March 1 to June 15 and that during this period,” there be no organized effort to sell bonds for Israel in Indianapolis.”

On completion of the federation campaign, the letter stated, “all efforts and energies (will) be redirected once, again to the campaign for the sale of bonds for Israel.” The letter voiced the belief that by following this plan, “but community will be better able to discharge its responsibilities to the utmost.” It points out that both campaigns were most successful in 1951 than the general average throughout the country because of the coordination arranged between them.

“There has been an announcement on the national level that the sale of bonds for Israel is to continue on an all year-round level,” the letter declared. “We interpret this statement to mean that there is to be no cessation of the sale of bonds during the period of our welfare federation campaign.”

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