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Non-jewish Woman Contributes $1,000,000 to “city of Hope”

A million-dollar gift by a non-Jewish woman to the Jewish-sponsored City of Hope, national medical center at Duarte, was announced here. The contribution, which is the largest ever received by the City of Hope, was made by Mrs. Elsinore Machris, widow of a pioneer California oilman.

Mrs. Machris announced her gift at the 40th annual convention of the City of Hope which was attended by 1,200 delegates. The money will go for the construction of a new heart surgery building at the City of Hope. Recently, Mrs. Machris donated $80,000 for the purchase and installation of a “cobalt bomb,” a deep-ray device used in treating cancer.