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New York Chooses Queen Esther; Contest Sponsored by Bond Drive

Sonia Kanciper, a 22-year-old post-graduate student at Hunter College, was yesterday chosen New York’s Queen Esther of 1952 in a beauty contest of representatives of colleges and Jewish youth groups in the metropolitan area. The contest was sponsored by the New York Committee for State of Israel Bonds.

Miss Kanciper, a member of Farband, the Labor Zionist order, will receive a free trip to Israel this summer as her prize. She will be crowned March 17 in Madison Square Garden at a Purim Festival, also sponsored by the local Israel bond committee.