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(By our Hartford correspondent)

Efforts to establish a permanent loan fund for the education of Connecticut girls of either high school or college age are being launched this week by the Hartford section of the National Council of Jewish Women. The Campaign committee headed by Mrs. I. R. Blumernthal and Mrs. Christine J. Haas include forty assistants actively engaged in establishing a permanent basis on which the educational loan may be secured. The organization is at this time maintaining a student at the Connecticut College for Women. The local chapter is highly pleased with the returns from this experiment for the present girl student who is offered a higher education by the organization has been awarded a scholarship since entering the school this year.

In announcing the campaign the committee reports that funds are needed in order to continue work. During the past two weeks of organization for the effort many unsolicited donations have been received and unusual encouragement in the enterprise has been given. It is the plan of the Hartford section to maintain not more than one student at a time though this may apply to college, high school or business college.

In addition a body of high school students, and college men and women have gathered under the leadership of Rabbi Morris Silverman of the Emanuel Synagogue of this city and contemplate raising a fund which will create a scholarship for some worthy youth in the years to come. Plans at this time are but tentative but realization may come about in the very near future.

In addition to the drive for scholarship the Mt. Sinai hospital directors have appointed Max Rosenfield of Hartford chairman of the 1928 membership drive to raise additional funds for the maintenance of the institution. The directors have decided to mak the campaign an intensive drive for annual and life membership, each donor being asked to contribute a certain amount each year.

It is hoped that this plan will gradually eliminate the operating deficit and eventually eliminate the need for subsequent drives. The campaign is to be held from May 14 to May 30 an d arrangements have been completed for campaign headquarters.

The Mt. Sinai hospital has undergone a period of strife and during the past few years the sponsors were on the verge of abandining the institution which today is becoming one of the leading hospitals in the city. Funds were not forthcoming in the past and there was considerable fear for the future of the structure and its equipment. A drive brought forth considerable assistance but even then there remained a tremendous debt which has been overcome gradually.

Hartford in general has done considerable to assist the hospital which draws no bar on any rece, creed or color and the Hartford Art School has volunteered to sponsor a competition among its students for a poster design to be used during the campaign. The winning poster will be reproduced in full colors and displayed throughout the city. An anonymous donor has contributed $20,00 as a prize for the individual whose work is selected. The various designs entered will also be on display in various department stores of the city.

The Gottheil Medal, awardd annually by the Zeta Beta Tau Fruternity, was presented to Aaron Sapiro at a dinner at the Hotel Roosevelt last night. Supreme Court Justice Tompkins made the presentation address.

The addresses of Judge Tompkins and Mr. Sapiro were broadeast over station WRNY to thirty-six other cities where dinners of the fraternity were held simultaneously.

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