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Eisenhower Lauds Workmen’s Circle Activities; Greets Convention

“Best wishes for continued effective service in the years ahead” were expressed today by President Eisenhower to the Workmen’s Circle, 54-year-old Jewish fraternal organization, in a message to the convention of the order, which has more than 70, 000 members. The message, addressed to Nathan Chanin, general secretary of the organization, reads:

“Since 1900, your organization has promoted and strengthened our democratic ideals by helping immigrants adjust to their new American environment, and that through sickness and death benefits, relief of unemployed, health services, schools and summer camps, the Workmen’s Circle has advanced the well-being of its members.

“I also understand that, while supporting and encouraging adherence to our American heritage, you have also promoted Jewish education and helped to preserve Jewish culture. My congratulations go to the members of the Workmen’s Circle, with my best wishes for continued effective service in the years ahead. “