The sum of $587,704 has been received in cash by the National Headquarters of the United Palestine Appeal during the period of Redemption Month as a result of an intensive effort to collect outstanding pledges, Emanuel Neumann, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the United Palestine Appeal announced.
“In announcing the receipt of nearly $600,000 in cash during the period of Redemption Month,” Mr. Neumann’s statement read, “I desire to express hearty appreciation to the numerous communities throughout the country which have responded promptly and nobly to our special appeal. Among the communities that have led in this response are: Eastern Pennsylvania with $110,000; Greater New York with $89,172; Newark, N.J.; $50,000; Connecticut and Rhode Island, $49,225, exceeding their cash quota by $9,225; Sea Board Region, $39,140; Pacific Coast, $39,880; Northern New Jerscey, $24,676; Southern Michigan, $24,563; Chicago, $20,850; and many other communities large and small.
“The effort for the redemption of pledges is still in progress and I trust there will be no relaxation throughout the summer months. The entire country has been impressed with the urgency of providing immediate cash funds for Palestine. Special literature for the purposes of Redemption Month was prepared by the Department of Public Information of the United Palestine Appeal directed by Mr. Israel Goldberg, who succeeded also in securing special space for the message of Redemption Month in the shape of news and editorial comment in newspapers both Jewish and non-Jewish throughout the country.
“I record with special satisfaction the fine cooperation that this effort has had from the officers of the United Palestine Appeal and the services rendered by the paid staff. A special trip for the purpose was made by Judge William M. Lewis, the National Chairman of the Appeal to the Pacific Coast. Various communities were also visited by Mr. Louis Lipsky, the President of the Zionist Organization of America; regional directors throughout the country headed by the Executive Secretary, Mr. Bernard Stone, and the sectional directors of Greater New York headed by Mr. Morris A. Zeldin applied themselves to the task with unflagging energy. Excellent services also were rendered by the organizations associated in the United Palestine Appeal, particularly the Keren Hayesod, the Jewish National Fund and Hadassah.
“In conclusion, I desire to express my confidence that the efforts of all concerned will continue throughout the summer and that the means will be provided for conquering the difficulties through which Palestine is still passing.”
The statement issued by Emanuel Neumann draws attention to the devoted efforts of the officers and staff of the United Palestine Appeal. This statement was viewed in certain Zionist circles as an indirect reply to the charges of sabotage formulated prior to the Zionist convention in Atlantic City against some of the leaders of the oppositional group who are in the employ of the United Palestine Appeal.