NEW YORK (Aug. 13)
A goal set by the United Hebrew Trades to sell $2,000,000 worth of War Bonds in one month to finance the purchase of a Liberty Ship has been oversubscribed by $1,212,895, it was announced today by the Labor Section of the War Finance Committee for New York.
According to the announcement, the ship, which will bear the name of the organization’s former executive-secretary, the late Morris C. Feinstone, has been assigned for construction to the St. John’s River Shipbuilding Co. of Jacksonville, Florida and is tentatively scheduled to be launched on October 9.
The campaign, which was the United Hebrew Trades major effort during the recently concluded Fifth War Loan, was conducted from July 1 to 31 among the unions comprising the organization. Mr. Feinstone, in whose honor the drive was conducted, was executive-secretary of the United Hebrew Trades from 1915 until the time of his death, in April, 1943.