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Detroit Community Council Explains Stand on Allocation of Funds

March 13, 1952
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The Jewish Community Council here today issued a statement denying that it attempted to secure amendment of the constitution of the Jewish Welfare Federation of Detroit which would have given the Council the right to allocate its own funds without examination.

“Our amendment,” the statement said, “did not provide ‘for allocation of funds without examination.” On the contrary It provided for the existing method of appropriation by the Federation upon its examination of the Council’s budget estimates. Within these total funds thus appropriated, the amendment if adopted, would have permitted the Council to transfer funds from one budget to another as exigencies would demand.”

The statement emphasized that the amendment received 397 votes for and 470 against. “Only 867 voted on the amendment,” the Council pointed out in its statement, taking issue with a report which stated that a total of 1,012 votes were cast.

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