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Facsimile of First Psalm Book Printed in U.S. Presented to Eshkol

A facsimile of a Psalm Book published in 1669, the first to be printed in the United States, was presented to Prime Minister Levi Eshkol here today by Harry Zaidenburg, on behalf of an Israel Bond leadership group from Chicago.

Premier Eshkol, who was given a standing ovation by the group at a reception in his office, told the visitors that it was a source of great joy that Israel was repaying the 1951 bonds “through the toil and achievements of Israel’s populace.” He added, however, that this did not signify the end of the country’s development needs.

David Zysman, director of the Chicago Bond campaign, predicted that Israel bond sales in Chicago would reach $5,000,000 in the current year, representing an increase of $700,000 over last year’s figure.