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Mrs. Eshkol, in Debut Here for Bonds, Hails Israel’s Progress

Mrs. Levi Eshkol, wife of Israel’s Premier, stressed the need today to continue the development of Israel’s economy. Speaking before 500 Jewish women communal leaders at the Israel Bonds Annual Eleanor Roosevelt Award Luncheon, Mrs. Eshkol opened the autumn Israel Bonds campaign with these words:

“We take pride in our growing economic stability and look forward to your continued aid in assuring the success of our economic plans and projects. But at the same time we are also concerned with the cultural and spiritual development of Israel as a center of Jewish life and our progress as a young nation that can make its proper contribution to the peace and welfare of all mankind.”

Her speech at today’s luncheon marked Mrs. Eshkol’s debut as a public speaker in this country. She is scheduled to speak in several cities on behalf of the bonds organization.

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