NEW YORK (Dec. 15)
Paul G. Hoffman, former administrator of the Economic Cooperation Administration, received the first Human Rights Award of the Joint Defense Appeal at a dinner of the JDA here yesterday. The presentation was made by Irving M. Engels, president of the American Jewish Committee, which together with the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, is supported by funds raised by the JDA. Melvin A. Block was named to head the JDA campaign in 1955.