NEW YORK (Oct. 29)
A group of nationally known Jewish personalities made an appeal today to Jewish leaders in every community in the country to participate in a “chain reaction” campaign to ensure the election of Hubert H. Humphrey on Nov. 5 as President of the United States. The National Coordinating Committee for Humphrey-Muskie sent nearly 50,000 letters out today urging the recipients to participate in a “national phone-a-thon” by telephoning five friends and asking each of them to phone five friends for the Humphrey-Muskie ticket.
In newspaper advertisements this week, the committee, which is headed by Joseph H. Kanter of Cincinnati and Miami as chairman, and Dr. Dewey D. Stone of Brockton, Mass., as associate chairman, said it believed in Vice-President Humphrey because of his devotion to civil rights, his fight against bigotry and discrimination, his 23 years of fighting for social reforms, his work for world peace, his pledge to stop the bombing in Vietnam and his stand on Israel. The committee declared that Mr. Humphrey “has demonstrated his support for Israel at all the crucial stages of its creation, survival and development these past 20 years, and has been outspoken against Soviet anti-Semitism. We know that his commitment is heartfelt and not an election year posture.”
Members of the committee include Louis Broido, David Dubinsky, Abe Feinberg, Mrs. Rose L. Halprin, Rabbi Abraham J. Heschel, Mrs. Charlotte Jacobson, Henry N. Rapaport, Prof. Seymour Seigel, and Dore Schary, all of New York; Jacob Blaustein, Baltimore; Wilbur J. Cohen, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare; Irving J. Fain, Providence; Jacob Feldman, Dallas; Philip M. Klutznick, Chicago; Robert R. Nathan, Washington; Dr. Joachim Prinz, Newark; Sen. Abe Ribicoff, Hartford; Howard J. Samuels, Administrator, Small Business Administration; Joseph D. Shane, Los Angeles; Dr. Abram Sachar, Boston; Benjamin Swig, San Francisco; Carmine Warschaw, Los Angeles; Lewis Weinstein. Boston; and Dr. Jerome Wiesner, Cambridge, Mass.
(Three English-Jewish newspapers have advised the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that they have endorsed the Humphrey-Muskie ticket. They are the American Jewish World of Minneapolis. The Jewish News of Detroit and the Southern Israelite of Atlanta.)