Spurred by the decision in New York City of Judge Sulzberger that a pledge made in the United Jewish Campaign is a legal obligation payable under the law, coupled with the report of the dreadful conditions among Jewish children in Russia, Bernard B. Given, state chairman of the United Jewish Campaign instructed all local campaign chairmen to start legal action against all persons who are delinquent in paying their pledges to the United Jewish Campaign.
Following the decision of Judge Sulzberger, a number of other delinquent pledgors paid up their subscriptions.
“Subscribers in every community in New York State who do not think enough of their honor to pay up their legal and moral obligations, will now feel the full force of the law,” State Chairman Given declared in his statement to local chairmen authorizing them to start proceedings to collect the funds. The legal committee of the United Jewish Campaign is composed of the following: Willard W. Saperston, Buffalo; Berram Aufsesser, Albany, and Benjamin Stolz, Syracuse.
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