Joint Defense Appeal Adopts $5,000,000 Budget for 1954

The National Council of Joint Defense Appeal, fund-raising agency for the American Jewish Committee and the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League, last night approved a national budget of $5,000,000 for 1954. Philip Myers of Cincinnati was named national chairman of the JDA succeeding Sidney Moyer of Youngstown, Ohio.

Addressing the national executive committee of the Anti-Defamation League, which is holding its session here, Henry Edward Schultz, national chairman, discussed what he called government encroachment on area that belonged to the people directly. “Such encroachment eventually makes the state the master of the people rather than the people the master of the state,” hedeclared. “To the degree that we continue to have vigorous associations of citizens who come together for one or another mutually held ideas will we have a free and effective society.”

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