For the duration of his life Maurice Levin, president of the Hearn Department Stores, 20 West Fourteenth street, has pledged himself to contribute $2,500 annually for land purchase in Palestine, the Jewish National Fund announced yesterday.
The contributions begin this year. It is expected that the sum will enable the fund to extend the area it has acquired in the Holy Land by 100 dunams every twelve-month.
Announcement of Mr. Levin’s unusual action was made following a meeting of the initial gifts committee of the fund, held at the benefactor’s home, 211 Central Park West, to formulate plans for a forthcoming dinner at the Hotel Astor.
TALK CONVINCED HIM
The merchant said he was impelled to his step as result of a stirring talk concerning the development of Palestine and the plight of Jews throughout the world by Mrs. Irma Lindheim, for-