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President of Cjfwf Questions Objectivity of Committee to Oppose National Budgeting

January 7, 1946
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

Sidney Hollander, president of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, today announced that he has addressed a number of questions to Ezra Shapiro, chairman of the Committee to Oppose National Budgeting, the answers to which he declared “are being sought by many persons interested in the National Advisory Budgeting proposal” which will be decided at the council’s next general assembly on Feb. 8th.

In his letter transmitting these questions, Mr. Hollander expressed the opinion that Mr. Shapiro’s committee was not in possession of all the facts “necessary for an objective point of view on the proposal.” The questions asked of Mr. Shapiro by Mr. Hollander were.

1. Have the members of the Committee to Oppose National Budgeting who appear as co-chairmen on the committee’s letterhead, ever held any meetings? If so, when and where and how many were present?

2. Do the co-chairman of the committee have any voice concerning the procedures and the published statements and releases issued by you? If so, what arrangements have been made to permit them to participate in your activities?

3. What is the amount of the funds used for your campaign?

4. From what source or sources were these funds originally secured?

5. What persons stimulated and organized the Committee to Oppose National Budgeting?

6. Is it true, as alleged, that the committee’s office is located in the office suite of the United Palestine Appeal?


The Committee to Oppose National Budgeting, meanwhile, announced that “during the past few weeks eighteen additional member agencies of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds have reported the adoption of resolutions opposing the national budgeting plan and instructing their delegates to the forthcoming General Assembly of the CJFWF to vote against it.

Among them were Atlantic city, Los Angeles, Norfolk, Va., Patterson, N.J., Appleton, Wis., Augusta, Ga., Brockton, Mass., Chattanooga, Tenn., Duluth, Minn., Johnstown, Pa., Long Beach, Calif., Lowell, Mass., Pine Bluff, Ark., Poughkeepsie, N.Y., St. Joseph, Mo., Uniontown, Pa., Waterloo, Iowa and Worcester, Mass.

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