NEW YORK (Mar. 9)
Over 60,000 volunteer workers throughout the United States today conducted a door-to-door campaign to sell Israeli bonds in a national BIG–Bonds of the Israel Government–Day.
A nation-wide telephone hook-up, through which many thousands of volunteer workers heard talks by Mrs. Golda Myerson, Minister of Labor in the Israel Govern-Government, Henry Morgenthau, Jr., chairman of the Board of Governors of the Israel Bond Issue, and Henry Montor, vice-president, signalled the official opening of Bonds of the Israel Government Day. The telephone broadcast originated from the national office of the Israel Bond Issue in New York City.
In New York City, B.I.G. Day will inaugurate B.I.G. Week, which will continue until March 16 as a period of intensive sales effort in which thousands of volunteer solicitors will ask their neighbors to invest in Israel Bonds to speed the industrial and agricultural development of Israel. Mayor Vincent Impellitteri issued a proclamation calling public attention to B.I.G. Week and urging support of the Israel Bond drive during the period and throughout the year. Similar proclamations have been issued by the Mayors of Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee and many other cities from coast to coast.