More than 25,000 people enthusiastically greeted President Ford Tuesday as his motorcade went through the streets of Borough Park, a heavily populated Orthodox Jewish area in Brooklyn. He made brief speeches outlining his programs for more jobs, health care, and educational assistance. According to George Klein, a national coordinator for the Ford campaign, the “President’s warm reception can be attributed to his articulation and concern not only for Israel and Soviet Jewry, but for local needs, such as neighborhood preservation, crime protection, better housing, and aid to private schools.” The President met earlier with 150 Jewish citywide community leaders.
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