NEW YORK (Sep. 20)
A total of $50, 000 was raised by the National Committee for Labor Israel tonight at a testimonial dinner honoring William Hellman, toward the $300, 000 campaign by the Histadrut, Israel’s labor federation, for the establishment of the Arthur Fiedler Music Library in Tel Aviv.
The National Committee has undertaken to raise $150, 000 toward the goal for the music library, to be matched with an equal amount by the Histadrut in Israel. The library will house orchestral scores and other materials essential for the musical development of Israel. Mr. Hellman was presented at the dinner with the Histadrut Freedom Award by Ambassador Michael Arnon, Israel’s Consul-General in New York.
At a meeting last night of the board of directors of the National Committee, Dr. Sol Stein, executive director, reporting on last year’s results of the Israel Histadrut Campaign, said that “more money had been raised than in any previous year since the drive was inaugurated 41 years ago.”