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French Statesman Elected World Ort Chairman; J. D. C. Cooperation Cited

Daniel Mayer prominent French statesman and active member of the Jewish community, was elected chairman of the executive committee of the World CRT Union today at the conclusion of a two-day meeting of the committee, A former Minister of Labor of the French Government and a one-time chairman of the French National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs Committee, M. Mayer is currently president of the League for the Rights of Man.

It was reported at the meeting of the world ORT leaders that the Joint Distribution Committee has agreed to provide for ORT activities the sum of $1,575,000 for this year, an increase of $75,000 over last year. The JDC allocation is to come from funds of the United Jewish Appeal and in part from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Emphasizing that the sum granted by the JDC to the ORT is approximately one-third of the total annual requirement of the ORT, the report submitted to the meeting said: “Relations between ORT and JDC are not limited to financing. In almost every key area ORT and JDC operate within an intimate partnership framework. There is hardly an aspect of CRT activity that has not been affected by this bond of mutuality.”

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