B’nai B’rith Piedges “unqualified Support” to President Truman’s Emergency Program
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B’nai B’rith Piedges “unqualified Support” to President Truman’s Emergency Program

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“Complete and unqualified support” for the program laid down in President Truman’s address Friday night and his subsequent State of Emergency proclamation was pledged today on behalf of the 350,000 members of B’nai B’rith by Frank Goldman, president of B’nai B’rith.

In a telegram to Mr. Truman, Mr. Goldman declared: “In this unparalleled hour when a confused world seeks guidance, you have given it guidance; your word will go out to the captive peoples everywhere and give them new hope, illuminating their dark night with the steadfast light of American determination and American leadership; and it will make clear to them, as you have stated, that while America’s goal is not war, but peace–that while we are willing to negotiate differences — we will not yield to aggression; we will not appease evil.”

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