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Contest Finds Diversity of Opinion

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There was a great diversity of opinion this week among readers who entered the Sixth Biggest Jewish News of the Week Contest. Most of the letters that poured into the contest department last week concerned themselves with Biro-Bidjan. This week’s letters showed no ten entries with the same news items as the most significant event of the week. The judges were hard pressed to decide the winners, and their work was carefully done.

The first prize winner in the non-student division this week, Miss Sabina D. Cohen, won with her letter on the Zionist-Revisionist pact. This is the first time the winner has entered the Biggest News of the Week contest and her entry has been selected as the best by the judges for its simplicity, its restraint and its commonsense attitude. Miss Cohen is a resident of Rochester and an active member of the Hadassah organization there. She says, “It would be quite difficult to do without the Jewish Daily Bulletin when it is my duty to prepare current events for Hadassah meetings.”


Isadore Gelmar of 61 Beach street, Staten Island, whose nephew Irving, a student at Long Island University, Brooklyn, won first prize of $25 in the collegiate division in the first week of the Biggest News contest, was awarded second prize this week. Mr. Gelman has been submitting his manuscripts for the last three weeks. This is the first time he has won. His nephew bought a subscription on the Bulletin with part of his prize money because of the difficulty in obtaining this paper in Staten Island. Mr. Gelman will receive a $10 award.

Joseph Segal, a young man twenty-five years of age, living in Albany, won third prize of $5 with his very first attempt in the Biggest Jewish News Contest. His letter on the Nazi split in New York City earned the award.

Three residents of Brooklyn, all students at universities and colleges, came through to win the first three prizes. For the second time since the contest began a student of City College won first prize. Stanley Pearl, 18, of City College follows in the footsteps of Daniel Raylesburg, who won first prize of $25 in the fourth contest two weeks ago, Mr. Pearl becomes the fourth City College man to place in the prize money.


The second prize, awarded to Miss Rose Berman, 1182 West Eighth street, Brooklyn, is the first Bulletin contest award to go to a student, at Adelphi College in Garden City.

Abe Leibowitz of St. John’s was awarded third prize for his letter on the Zionist pact. It was the first time he had entered the contest.

Honorable mention in the non-student division was awarded to the following: Selma Lipschutz, Lillian Berry, Nathan Caspar, Helen Kandix, Isadore Dauber, Esther Eichel, Samuel Adler, Rose A. Herzog, Mrs. Ziporah Redelheim, J. Zlotnik, D. Klinger, J. Sahpeer, S. Horowitz, P. Martinson, F. N. Burg, H. Greenberg and Dorothy Lindenberg.

Special commendation in the collegiate division goes to the following students: Miss Esther Ellman, Lewis Institute, Chicago; Edward Kaplan, Yale University; W. Furie, Boston College; A. Margulies, St. John’s, and Abraham Sheinfeld, D. Raylesburg and R. M. Weisberger, all of City College.


Honorable mention in the scholastic group was awarded the following: Nathan Miller, De Witt Clinton; Irving Zeichner, James Monroe; Albert Dornfest, Morris; Isadore Benisen, Benjamin Franklin, and Beatrice Bernstein, {SPAN}Sew###{/SPAN} Park High School.

Because of lack of space the standing of the high schools in the race for the News Trophy will not be published until Monday, December 31.

A new contest begins Sunday in the week-end edition of the Bulletin. Full details and information appear on page seven. Start the new news contest and remember to mail your manuscript to the contest editor before the deadline.

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