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United Palestine Appeal is Oversubscribed by a Quarter Million

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The United Palestine Appeal quota of $5,000,000 was oversubscribed by $250,000, according to a statistical tabulation showing the amounts raised in every region of the country, contained in a special report of Emanuel Neumann, the volunteer General Director of the Campaign.

This sum came in the form of direct subscriptions for the United Palestine Appeal amounting to $4,680,101 and in the form of trust funds made through the United Palestine Appeal for the various institutions for which the Appeal was carried on, notably for the Hebrew University. The principal trust funds were that of Mrs. Colia Rosenbloom of Pittsburgh, in memory of her late husband, Sol Rosenbloom, for $500,000, and that of Isidore D. Morrison of New York for $100,000.

The tabulation according to the regions shows Greater New York heading the list with a total raised of $1,411,000, followed by the Chicago-Midwestern region where the sum obtained was $563,000. A marked advance over the previous year is recorded by every region, the report stated.

The totals for the other parts of the country as shown by the tabulation are:

Northern New England, including Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, $285,000; Connecticut-Rhode Island, $200,000; New York State, outside of Greater New York, $173,604; Northern New Jersey, $227,000; Eastern Pennsylvania, including Delaware and Southern New Jersey, $492,000; Sea board, including Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, $199,475; Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, $125,000; Michigan, $115,000; Ohio-Kentucky, $245,000; Southwest, including Missouri, Kansas, Mississippi, Arkansas, Nebraska, Tennessee, and Oklahoma, $170,000; South, including Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Louisinana, $126,000; Pacific Coast, including Oregon, Washington and California, $198,000; Texas, $65,000; Northwest, including Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, $85,000.

Commenting on the figures Mr. Neumann stated in his report, “The quota of $5,000,000 adopted last November was regarded by nearly all Zionists as only a pious hope. Its attainment, however, has opened a new vista to the movement in this country. For the coming year a quota of $7,500,000 was adopted in a spirit not merely of optimistic hope but of confidence that the Jews of America will make it a reality.”

The general honors list of Princeton University for the academic year just past, made public by the registrar includes the names of eleven Jewish students.

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