NEW YORK (Oct. 28)
Mayor Robert F. Wagner signed tonight a proclamation designating the period from November 9 to December 9 as Jewish National Fund Month and urging all inhabitants of the City of New York to help the Fund. The ceremony of handing the proclamation to Dr. Harris J. Levine, president of the Jewish National Fund of America, took place at the Commodore Hotel.
The New York Mayor praised the work of the Jewish National Fund as a great Point Four program which for more than half a century preceded the Point Four program adopted by the United States for aid to underdeveloped countries. He said, the JNF is doing tremendous work of humanitarianism and civilization in the Middle East. “I am sure,” the mayor declared, “that the citizens of New York City, known throughout the world for their generosity, will want to help the State of Israel through the Jewish National Fund, and JNF Month provides them with an excellent opportunity to do so.”