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Percy S. Straus Presides at Banquet of New York Jewish Federation

Over a billion dollars worth of Merchandising power was represented at a dinner last night at the Hotel Pennsylvania when 150 of the leading resident buyers and their staffs met to form a financial fighting force to help raise the $1,250,000 for which the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies is making a drive, starting October 26. The Buyer’s unit is one of 137 similar units of the Business Men’s Council of Federation with ramifications in every industry and profession in the metropolis, each unit having accepted a quota in the drive levied after a careful analysis of its financial status.

Mr. Percy S. Straus presided and among the speakers were Mr. Zion de Frece Bernstein, chairman of the General Campaign Activities of Federation, who urged each of the members to enlarge the organization through the enlistment of $100 subscribers. Speeches were delivered by Dr. Nathan Krass, Mr. Fred Stein, who spoke on the problem of proper hospital service to the public; and Dr. Solomon Lowenstein who outlined the work of the 91 institutions which the Federation supports and controls, of these, 27 are on the East Side.

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