Two thousand persons attended the testimonial dinner in honor of Supreme Court Justice Mitchell May at the Hotel Commodore, New York, Tuesday night. The dinner was tendered by the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities as a tribute to the years of service rendered to the community by Justice May.
A check for $200,000, representing the Mitchell May Testimonial Fund, was presented to Nathan D. Shapiro by Justice May, which was raised in his honor. This fund defrays the Federation’s 1929 deficit. Of this amount $78,000 were contributed by Nathan S. Jonas and Ralph Jonas, the latter giving $53,000.
The balance of the fund, $122,000, was raised prior to the dinner through general solicitation. A contribution of $2,500 from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and one in the amount of $1,000 from James Post, were also anounced at the dinner.
Tributes to Justice May were paid by Nathan D. Shapiro, Mayor Walker, Justice Harry E. Lewis, Justice Edward Lazansky, James Post, Nathan S. Jonas and Ralph Jonas.
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