NEW YORK (Feb. 5)
A check for $4,100 representing 25% of the gross receipts of the special British Empire Edition published by the Jewish Daily Forward on December 7, was presented here today to the British War Relief Society at a luncheon at the Commodore Hotel presided over by Frederick W. Gehle, chairman of the fundraising division of the Society.
Mr. Alexander Kahn, general manager of the Jewish Daily Forward, in a speech explaining the humanitarian motives which prompted the Jewish newspaper to pledge the entire net profit of the special edition to the British War Relief, disclosed that the Forward has during the 45 years of its existence contributed about $2,000,000 to various charitable and social relief enterprises. He presented the check to Matthew Woll, vice-president of the American Federation of Labor, who accepted it on behalf of the American Labor Committee to Aid British Labor and turned it over to Mr. Gehle for British war relief. Principal speakers at the luncheon also included Adolph Held, chairman of the Jewish Labor Committee, and Dr. S. Margoshes, editor of the Day.