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New York Federation Reaches Half-way Mark

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Subscriptions in the $4,700,000 Campaign of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies totalled $2,305,783, at the second report rally held at the Hotel Pennsylvania on Thursday.

Among the larger subscriptions announced was $10,000 by the estate of Charles Hishon. Mr. Hirshon at the time of his death was vice-president of the Federation.

Other large sums included $15,000 from Mrs. David A. Schulte, $15,000 given by the Beaumont Investment Trust, $10,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Isidor Straus, $6,500 from Solon E. Summerfield, $4,000 from Moses Newborg and $3,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Frank Altschul.

More than $100,000 were raised in subscriptions at the dinner given Thursday night at the Hotel Astor by the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities. The fund represented a reservation charge of $50 each for the 2,000 guests.

The dinner was preceded by a reception to the five former Presidents of the Brooklyn Federation, Justice Edward Lazansky, Judge-elect Alexander H. Geismar, Benjamin H. Namm, Aaron William Levy and Nathan S. ###nas.Mr. Namm acted as toastmaster.

Supreme Court Justice Mitchell May, president of the Federation, delivered the principal address.

Jack Gumpert, vice-president of the Federation and chairman of the drive of the organization to raise an insured income of $1,000,000, also spoke.

Airplane pilgrimages to the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Arlington National Cemetery from various cities in the East on Armistice Day was proposed by Julius Hyman of the National Security League in an address at the Armistice Day service in the West Side Branch of the Y. M. C. A.

An Armistice Day meeting was held Thursday by the Daniel Webster Lodge of the Independent Order, Free Sons of Israel. Maurice B. Blumenthal, former Deputy Attorney General, spoke.

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