Indianapolis, Ind. raised $130,000 at the opening meeting of its drive in the United Jewish Campaign, a statement from headquarters of the Campaign reported. In the same state, Evansville raised $20,000, or half of its quota at the first meeting of its drive.
Charleston, W. Va. has $7,000 yet to raise toward its goal of $20,000. Bluefield, W. Va., raised its $4,000 in twenty minutes, the statement declared.
From the South come reports showing pledges of $806,594, of which $136,000 is from Alabama; $74,916 from Arkansas; $114,263 from Florida; $118,971 from Georgia; $180,646 from Louisiana; $35,114 from Mississippi, $78,987 from North Carolina; $14,395 from South Carolina, and $52,300 from Tennessee.
The leaders of the Georgia campaign expect that the quota of $100,000 for Atlanta will have been met soon. North Carolina expects to give $100,000. Reports from Tennessee show that Memphis is about to complete its quota of $50,000, and Chattanooga has less than $7,000 to get toward a quota of $20,000, the statement declared.
In Alabama eleven Jewish families living in Tallapoosa county contributed $1,784, and in Opelika, seven families contributed $1,040.
Lima, Ohio, has exceeded its $8,000 quota by $1,450 with $10,000 in sight. Against a quota of $115,000 assigned to communities in Central Ohio, $138,000 has thus far been raised with the campaigns not yet ended.
Two cities in Connecticut have gone over the top; one is New Haven, which raised $13,000 more than its $75,000 quota and the other is New Britain, which had a quota of $15,000. Campaigns are about to be launched in Bridgeport and Hartford.
North Dakota has thus far raised $35,000 against a quota of $50,000.
In western Pennsylvania, Altoona with only $500 more to raise on a quota of $25,000, decided to continue and Butler, which had an original quota of $8,000, and which it voluntary increased to $10,000, raised the $10,000 and is continuing. In Lewistown $4,500 was raised against a quota of $3,000. Greensburg has $2,000 to go to fill its quota of $15,000.
From Texas comes the report that Beaumont, which was the last of the cities in that state to launch the drive has filled its quota of $15,000, the report states.
The strike of 12,000 fur workers, members of the New York Fur Workers’ Union, which had been in progress eighteen weeks and cost the fur industry of this city nearly $30,000,000, was settled, following agreement between the manufacturers’ and union representatives on a tentative contract, subject to ratification of the rank and file of both parties.
Settlement was reached after an all-day conference at which Dr. Paul Abelson, impartial chairman of the fur industry, presided.
Work is expected to be resumed next week.
The congregation of the Hoboken Jewish Center, Hoboken, N. J., will celebrate the first anniversary of the organization on Sunday, June 13.
Sol Lubash is president of the congregation.