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Sen. Humphrey Urges U.S. to Check Middle East Arms Race

The United States Government should use all its resources and every “bit of strength” it can exert to check an armament race in the Middle East, Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota urged here tonight at the 13th biennial convention of the Women’s American ORT.

“We must not permit the democracy that is Israel to be overwhelmed, either by outside force or inner desperation,” the Senator declared, “Israel’s achievement in transforming the desert and imposing order on the physical chaos is an economic and social miracle.”

Mrs. Ludwig Kaphan, president of the organization, told the overflow public meeting of the work of the ORT in 300 installations in 19 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. She reported that the U.S. Government had granted ORT $50,000 as part of its technical assistance program. The funds, she said, would be used to help equip five of ten newly projected ORT schools in immigrant centers in Israel.

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