London (Jan. 8)
(J. T. A. Mail Service)
Praise of the work of Joseph Cowen, British Zionist leader, was expressed by Dr. Chaim Weizmann president of the World Zionist Organization, on the occasion of Mr. Cowen’s sixtieth birthday today.
In a letter addressed to Mr. Cowen, Dr. Weizmann wrote:
“The splendid record of service to the Zionist cause upon which you are able to look back makes this message of ielicitations no mere formality. You have been closely identified with our movement from its very birth, and have always been unsparing in your devotion to its advancement. You were personally associated with the immortal founder of our movement, to whom you rendered such signal service in the early days, and have accorded your friendly and valuable co-operation to all who have followed him in the leadership. Throughout all the changes of fortune that our organization has witnessed during the past thirty years, you have retained your enthusiasm intact and been ever ready to assist the executive with your ripe experience and sound judgment. Although more particularly concerned with the affairs of our financial institutions, your were for several years so active and valued member of our executive, and even though you no longer hold that position, we are nevertheless always able to invoke your advice and collaboration, which we greatly esteem.
“We are especially happy that the passage of years has told on you so lightly, and that you enjoy the robustcess of health that many a younger man would envy. We are glad for Zion’s sake, for we are confident that we may reckon upon your counsel and comradeship for many years to come. We ail wish you unabated vigor, for we know that this will be accompanied by undiminished zeal for the cause to which you, like ourselves, have consecrated your life, and trust that you may be spared to see the glorious ful-## of all our endeavors.”