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Israel Bond Drive Leaders Term One-day Campaign Successful

March 11, 1952
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Officials of the Israel bond drive organization today expressed themselves as “very definitely” satisfied with the results of yesterday’s “Big Day” mobilization in which some 60,000 volunteers conducted a house-to-house sales campaign of Israeli bonds. A tabulation of the results of the national campaign is not expected to be completed before the week-end.

Speaking over a nation-wide telephone broadcast yesterday, Henry Morgenthau, Jr., chairman of the board of the bond drive organization, told the volunteer salesmen that they were the “minute men in the battle for the economic independence of the State of Israel.” He stressed that Israel bonds “should be sold not only in terms of helping Israel, but also as a bona fide and worthwhile investment.”

Mrs. Golda Myerson, Israeli Minister of Labor, who also participated in the coast-to-coast hook-up, said that the single “Bonds of the Israel Government Day” has opened “to us the prospect of an Israel which can become self-sustaining in the next six or seven years.”

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