New York (Dec. 20)
Expressing his inability to attend the Fourth Anniversary Dinner of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Je### W? Gerard wrote:
“The Jews of America have proved that given equal opportunity and equal protection they can become the best of citizens and true Americans.
“I congratulate the Agency because of its splendid and patriotic work. Keep it up. The influence of America must be exercised to obtain just treatment for the Jews of all counties. Idealism and justice pay as practical propositions and all of us Americans are proud of the achievements of our fellow Americans of Jewish race and religion”.
Thomas A. Edison in his note asked “Please extend my greetings to the Jewish brethern of the Key…”
Dr. Chaim Weizmann, expressing regret at his inability to attend wrote “Please allow me to take this opportunity of expressing to you, and through you to your institution, my best wishes for the continued success of your important undertaking which has rendere so much valuable service to the Jewish community and to the cause Palestine”.