Jerusalem (Jul. 9)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Three men were drowned yesterday on the beach of Tel Aviv while bathing there, owing to the terrific storm which arose.
One of the three, Shmarya Hazan, had arrived here from America only last week. The other two were Chaim Friedman of Petach Tikvah and a man whose name is believed to be Mendelson.
EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA RAISES QUARTER MILLION FOR U.J.C. DRIVE QUOTA
With the conclusion of campaigns in Scranton and Pottstown, the Eastern district of Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia, passed the quarter-million in its endeavor to raise its quota of $2,000,000 in the United Jewish Campaign, a statement issued from the national headquarters of the Campaign declared.
The sum thus far pledged by the smaller Jewish communities of Eastern Pennsylvania represents an average increase of about 50% over the original quotas assigned to them at the regional conference held in Philadelphia last March, the statement declared.
The amount of $25,000 was forwarded to the national headquarters by Albert H. Lieberman, chairman of the Eastern Pennsylvania Campaign. This check represented pledges in those communities where campaigns were conducted in the course of the past few months.
Scranton, Pa., oversubscribed its quota of $100,000, the statement reported.
Reports from the West, the statement declared, showed that Seattle, Wash., has exceeded its quota of $160,000 in its combined campaign by $3,088. A total of $48,865 was raised in the state outside of Seattle, with five cities not yet heard from.
Forty-three thousand dollars was raised in Kansas up to July 1.
The standing of the Southern states as of June 30th was reported as follows: Arkansas $78,000, Alabama $140,000 Florida $111,000, Georgia $143,000; Louisiana $185,000, Mississippi $37,000, North Carolina $82,500, South Carolina $15,600 and Tennessee $76,000.
The complete returns of the Flower Day of the Jewish National Fund in New York showed a total raised of $22,000, almost twice the sum raised last year. The results are due mainly, it was stated, to the large number of organizations participating in the work