WASHINGTON (Jan. 15)
Adolph Held, national chairman of the Jewish Labor Committee and general manager of the Jewish Daily Forward, was among a group of American leaders of the movement for “senior citizens” received today by President Johnson in the White House. He represented 25,000 members of Golden Ring Clubs in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Miami.
In addressing the group, President Johnson invited each of the leaders to help in getting Congressional approval of the proposed law for health care for the aged under Social Security. The President pledged his support for a measure proposed by Sen. Clinton P. Anderson, New Mexico Democrat, and Rep. Cecil R. King, California Democrat.
Mr. Held called the White House meeting “very effective” and said “representatives of the organizations felt a duty was imposed on them by the President to continue to help in bringing home information. This will of course be followed by the Golden Ring clubs. He noted the “very optimistic hopes expressed by the President that the measure would be realized this year.”