Student’s First Letter Won $25 in Contest As Interest Grows
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Student’s First Letter Won $25 in Contest As Interest Grows

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Stanley Pearl, 18-year-old City College student who was awarded first prize of $25 in the Sixth Biggest Jewish News of the Week Contest, won with his very first entry.

Stanley, who lives at 1179 East Seventeenth street, Brooklyn, will probably use the money to see all the good shows in town. He is an inveterate theatregoer, dividing his time between seeing the best Broadway productions and studying. He is majoring in education and plans to teach English in high schools.

Because of his deep interest in Jewish activities throughout the world, he has become a constant reader of The Bulletin. Lack of time prevented his entering the Biggest News contest prior to last week. His excellent, understanding letter on the Nazi split in New York City won for him the blue ribbon collegiate award—first prize of $25.


Stanley concluded an interview with The Bulletin reporter by saying: “I want to take this opportunity to commend your paper for its thorough handling of vital Jewish matters.”

Miss Rose Berman, Adelphi College junior who placed second in the collegiate division last week, has been submitting letters on the Biggest News for the last three weeks. This is the first time she has won. She was very much surprised when the Contest Editor informed her early Friday morning of her good fortune.

“Hooray,” she said, “now I can attend my sorority convention in Philadelphia next week. You don’t know how much I appreciate winning the second prize in this contest. I entered the third contest purely as a lark, but when my letter didn’t even merit honorable mention from the judges I was peeved. I received special commendation from the judges two weeks ago, but to tell the truth I never thought I’d actually win a prize.

“I began reading your paper last September. I bought it at a newsstand one day chiefly through curiosity. I was amazed. I read it daily now. My father likes it better than the Forward now.”

In the Sixth Biggest Jewish News of the Week contest no previous winner repeated a former success. Victors in the last contest were all new. Miss Sabina D. Cohen, of Rochester, N. Y., who received a $25 award in the general reader division, was given first prize for her initial effort.

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