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Israel Parliament Approves
$190,000,000 Budget for Joint i
Development Authority
JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Israel Parliament this week approved
le budget of the Joint Development Authority set up by the
overnment with the Jewish Agency-in the amount of 65.000.000
iounds, or about $190,000,000.
The budget includes allocations
jf $65,000,000 for the construc
ion of h o u s i n g for new immi
grants, and the erection of schools
ind hospitals; $31,640,000 for the
levelopment of agriculture; SB,-
100,000 for public works, includ
ng road-building; $3,500,000 for
he construction of hotels and the
■ncouragement of tourism; $24,-
60,000 for loans to industry; and
PLAIN TALK
(Continued from page 1)
■ith cocktails, too and free to
vervbody there. But even in
ie warmth of the cocktails Mr.
ilch found his conscience ask
lg: “But why should they be
sending all the money that this
veil dinner costs? There are
.me 400 people here and the din
:r costs at least $2.50 a plate,
say nothing of the cocktails,
lat’s at least SIOOO in all. Could- j
t SIOOO better be applied to this
nd. (Mr. Zilch is a business.
in to whom SIOOO is real mon
.)
“What's the gimmic here?"
*. Zilch asked himself.
He was shortly to find out.
ter dinner there was an inspir
onal speech that was three-!
arters of an hour long: Then
s chairman arose . . . “Gentle
m!” ... He had a surprise, he
d . . . “We’re going to raise,
ne of the money for our fund
ht here and now.’’ • j
fes, he said, he would go
■und the tables from man to
n and each man would get up
i say publicly how much he
uld give . . . "This is going to
a show of hands, gentlemen."
Mr. Zilch grew hot with an- j
r. He in his quiet life never be- j
re had had the finger put on |
m, never had been put on a |
ot, as they say. Now they were
ing to make him get up and
ite publicly how much he in
lded to give to a charity. He
sn’t ashamed of what he could
e but the giving of charity
5 nothing to blow publicly
ut. He understood what the
a was: If he was made to give
ilicly a confession of his char
he might give more. But in
lidation was no way by which
collect charity.
The chairman had started call
-3 the names. First called were
e very rich people who could
ire money by the tens of thou
nds and could derive satisf Be
rn for their egoes by making
blic announcements thereof . .
Ir. Glutz!" . . . Mr. Glut* with
aud accents announced SIO,OOO
d at the applause that ensued
felt his virtue tingling up and
wn his spine.
vlr. Zilch himself was getting
ter and hotter while he wait
for his name to be called. The
i of this! To bring him to a
ler for this purpose! Did they
to make him feel small by
oarison with Glutz, to make
,feel small and thereby cause
to give more than he could
•d; to put pressure on his
;y which might say to him,
h, try to raise yourself
what to the financial stature
lutz. Show ’em, Zilch! You
make a showing here.”
Zilch said he'd be damned
would. He wasn't that kind,
n, finally, his name was call
Friday, August 18, 1950
, .
ed, Mr. Zilch, though generally
a meek man, could hold himself
! in no longer. He arose: "Mr.
i Chairman, what I give is nobody
$16,800,000 for the development
of communications.
1 ( The government is currently
negotiating “several schemes for
the erection of basic chemical in
dustries plants,” Finance Minis
ter Eliezer Kaplan told the par
liament. He declined, however, to
| elaborate on the negotiations be
| cause of the “delicacy of the is
sue.”
I
Minister Kaplan denied charges
made by Dr. Moshe Sneh, leader
of the leftwing Mapam opposition
group, that American and British
] oil companies exerted pressure
on the government to discourage
the establishment of an Israel oil
marketing company. Mr. Kaplan
said that if Israel were to import
crude oil for refining here, she
would be compelled to pay in
; hard currency. This, he added,
plus the fact that freight costs are
extremely high would result in
prices which would be within
“the bare economic limit of local
industries.”
The draft of a bill offered by
j Labor Minister Gold Myerson on
the subject of working hours was
brought to the floor of the parlia
ment this week for discussion.
Mrs. Myerson’s measure would
limit the work week to 47 hours.
Speaking for the Religious
Bloc, Minister of Religion Rabbi
I. M. Lewin expressed opposition
to certain clauses in the bill
which he claimed are a “poten
tial threat to the Sabbath day of
rest.” Observers here are doubt
i ful that the present session of the
Knesset will be able to approve
the bill before the deputies’ re
cess.
else's business. It's something
between me and my conscience
and I've never failed my con
science. And let me tell you
something: If you expect to have
the good will of this community
you better cut out this sort of
thing in the future."
This is the way I, Mr, Hillel,
feel about that way of raising
funds. I refrain from being
caught at such affairs, though I
guess I could get applause from
all the tables if I publicly an
nounced my contribution.
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