NEW YORK (Jan. 11)
A three-year program to raise $2,000,000 for a memorial to the late Louis Segal, general secretary of the Far band Labor Zionist Order, was adopted yesterday at the 29th annual conference of the Farband Division of the Israel Histadrut Campaign at the Hotel Commodore. The New York chapters of Farband will raise $500,000 of the national quota, toward the establishment of Kiryat Segal north of Tel Aviv. More than 600 delegates from 75 branches attended the conference, which was addressed by Mayor Navi of Beersheba.
Mayor Navi, a native of Iraq, who has lived in Israel for 40 years, reported on the development of Beersheba since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. He hailed the role of Histadrut in fostering the cultural, economic and social life in the community composed of immigrants from many lands.