Three Groups Pledge $2,500,000 to United Jewish Appeal Drive in New York

Three sub-divisions of the Greater New York U.J.A. with a total goal of $2,500,000 held dinners here tonight as the $65,000,000 New York drive entered its final phase.

The annual dinner of the Lawyers Division of the U.J.A., which has assured a $1,000,000 goal, heard Bartley C. Crum, former member of the Anglo-American inquiry commission on Palestine, plead for consideration of the problem of Palestine and the displaced Jews of Europe as a humanitarian one, with all other considerations laid aside.

The Advertising and Publishing Division, which has also agreed to raise $1,000,000, heard Billy Rose and Samuel Cherr, vice-president of Young and Rubican. Former Secretary of the Treasury Henry Mergentha?, Jr., chairman of the national U.J.A., was the principal speaker at the annual dinner of the Women’s Neckwear and Scarves, Lace and Embroidery Division, which has a $500,000 goal.

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