$2,139,998 Raised in J.d.c Drive to Date

A report that $2,139, 998 has been pledged in the $3,500,000 campaign of the Joint Distribution Committee — nearly three times the sum pledged at the same time last year — was presented to the mid-year meeting of the J.D.C.’s plan and scope committee at the Hotel Commodore today by Rabbi Jonah B. Wise, cochairman of the campaign.

Joseph C. Hyman, secretary and executive director, reported that more than $700,000 has been spent by J.D.C. this year to aid Jews in Germany, refugee lands, Poland and Eastern Europe. He added that from $750,000 to $800,000 has been allocated overseas for the remainder of the year.

For the Greater New York campaign for $1,500,000, Carl J. Austrian, chairman, reported that more than one half of the quota, or $850,000, had already been raised. Mr. Austrian stated that contributions in the larger brackets this year represented a substantial increase over the amounts given last year.

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