Mrs. Roosevelt Awarded Gold Medal by U.j.a.; $28,000,000 Raised in New York

Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the recipient here last night of a gold medal from the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York at a dinner in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel at which it was announced that the U.J.A. raised $28,000,000 in New York since Feb. 1, when the campaign started. Mrs. Roosevelt is serving as special chairman of the campaign for June.

In a statement presented to Mrs. Roosevelt at the dinner, leaders of the U.J.A. declared:

“We are greatly indebted to you for taking an active part in this year’s campaign as our June chairman. Your leadership has been an important factor in the considerable progress made so far and we know that your unique services will be reflected in the final outcome of the 1951 drive.” A cable from David Ben Burion, Prime Minister of Israel, described Mrs. Roosevelt as “that illustrious personage and great humanitarian, who brings honor to her country and represents all that is noble in the United States.”

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