SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y (Jun. 28)
A resolution expressing the hope that President Roosevelt “will continue his great services to humanity until the war is successfully terminated with unconditional surrender of the Axis powers,” was unanimously adopted today by the 500 delegates assembled at the annual convention of the Independent Order Brith Abraham. The resolution described the President as the “outstanding generalissimo in the present war.”
Yesterday the convention heard a plea for further purchase of war bonds by Samuel Levin, father of Staff Sgt. Meyer Levin. Half way through his address Mr. Levin collapsed, but after a short rest was able to continue. Following his appeal, the delegates voted to purchase an additional $2,000,000 worth of bonds “in honor of Sgt. Levin, Capt. Colin Kelly, and other of our fallen heroes, Protestant, Catholic and Jew.” It was reported that the IOBA has already purchased $3,000,000 worth of bonds.
A message was received from British Ambassador Lord Halifax, expressing appreciation for the contributions made by the IOBA to British War Relief.