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Montclair Man Gives Land for a Home at Dundee Lake


Special to The New York Times. MONTCLAIR, N. J., Nov. 26--Dikran M. Bedikian of this town has given six acres of land and three buildings at Dundee Lake, north of here, as a home for Armenian children orphaned by the war, and prominent men and women of Montclair have started a campaign to raise $100,000 to endow the institution. Arrangements have been made to transports a number of the homeless Armenian children to this country, one of the steamship links having agreed to bring them over free of cost.

The children will be taught useful trades and be given a Christian education at the home. The institution will be known as the Armenian Pilgrims Home, and it is planned to provide accommodations for about one hundred. To stimulate interest in the campaign to raise the endowment fund the local committee has arranged for an exhibition flight Walter Edwards, aviator on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 18.

A hard copy of this article or hundreds of others from the time of the Armenian Genocide can be found in The Armenian Genocide: News Accounts From The American Press: 1915-1922