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Los Angeles Jewish Couple Gives $100, 000 for Haifa Home for Aged

Harry and Katie Melrose, elderly Jewish residents of this city, have contributed a $100, 000 living legacy for the erection of a Melrose Wing of a new, six-story old age home now being built at Haifa, Israel, it was announced here today by the Histadrut Development Foundation. The home will be conducted by Mishan, the social welfare agency of Histadrut.

The entire complex of buildings for the Haifa old age home, according to Dr. Israel I. Blumenfeld, West Coast director for Histadrut, will cost about $500,000, and will house 250 residents. The Melrose Wing is expected to be completed in the fall. Mr. and Mrs. Melrose said here they will go to Haifa to attend the dedication of the wing bearing their name, then will take up residence in the home.

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