NEW YORK (Jun. 9)
One million dollars in Israel bonds was sold in an “unprecedented” ten-week campaign by the women’s division of the Israel Bond drive organization under a plan by which 1, 000 women each purchased $1, 000 worth of bonds, it was announced here today at the opening of a two-day National Women’s Leadership Conference on State of Israel Bonds.
The completion of this special drive was marked at a luncheon today at the Savoy Plaza Hotel. Esther Herlitz, First Secretary of the Embassy of Israel in Washington, accepted at the luncheon in behalf of her country, scrolls on which the names of 1,000 women were listed as national sponsors of the bond drive.
Addressing the opening session of the conference, Leon H. Keyserling, noted economist and former chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, asserted that the State of Israel Bonds purchased by American women are “signposts for all those who want to encourage closer ties among all free peoples in the supreme cause of world peace. ” He emphasized that “the relationships between the United States and Israel, between the oldest and youngest of the democracies, requires practicality and humanity. “