Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the World Zionist Organization, arrived in the United States late yesterday afternoon on the steamer Aquitania.
On his fifth visit to the United States the Zionist leader was welcomed at the pier by a delegation representing the Zionist Organization of America and the United Palestine Appeal.
The welcoming committee, which was composed of representatives of all Zionist districts, U.P.A. sections, Hadassah, the Jewish National Fund, Women’s Division and youth organizations, was headed by Louis Lipsky, president of the Zionist Organization of America, Morris Rothenberg, chairman of the board of directors of the United Palestine Appeal, Judge Otto A. Rosalsky, chairman of the U.P.A. in New York and Judge Grover Moscowitz, chairman of the Brooklyn U.P.A.
The first public appearance of Dr. Weizmann will be Thursday, March 22, at a reception in his honor at the Astor Hotel. On Sunday, April 1, Dr. Weizman## will speak at Temple Emanu-El before the men’s club of the congregation on the subject: “Palestine, Its Value to the Jew and the World.”
The week of March 22 to 29 was declared as Weizmann Week of the United Palestine Appeal. Dr. Weizmann will be the guest of honor at five dinners in Brooklyn and Long Island during the week. Following his stay in New York City, he will tour the larger cities throughout the country in the interest of the nation-wide campaign for $7,500,000.
The first of the dinners to be tendered to Dr. Weizmann will be under the auspices of the East New York Division, of which Jacob H. Cohen is chairman, at the Premier Palace, on Saturday evening, March 24. Dr. Joseph Feldman is chairman of the dinner committee, Morris Drusin, treasurer, and Dr. I. H. Levine, secretary.
On Sunday evening, March 25, a dinner is being arranged in honor of Dr. Weizmann by the Committee for the Rockaways at the Jewish Center of Far Rockaway. Mrs. Irma Lindheim, national president of Hadassah, will also speak. Added features will be the showing of the new Palestine films. John L. Liebowitz is chairman of the $60,000 Far Rockaway campaign of the United Palestine Appeal and Charles P. Kramer is chairman of the dinner committee.
More than 500 Williamsburg residents are expected to greet Dr. Weizmann at the dinner arranged in his honor at the Willoughby Mansion. Max Blumberg, president of the Williamsburg Division who recently contributed $25,000 to the campaign, announced that several leading organizations would send delegations to the dinner.
Eastern Parkway has arranged a dinner to Dr. Weizmann for Wednesday, March 28, at the Brooklyn Jewish Center, to inaugurate its $100,000 campalgn, of which Jacob Goell is chairman, in this section. Nathan D. Shapiro is chairman of the dinner committee. The following evening, Thursday, Dr. Weizmann will speak at the Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst. Judge Grover M. Moscowitz chairman of the Brooklyn Division of the campaign, will also speak at the banquet. Samuel Kramer is chairman of the Bensonhurst Division and Leon Luft heads the dinner committee.
Varlous charities will receive bequets according to the will of the late Edgar Guggenhelm of New York, disposing of an estate of approximately $300,000.
A life estate in $150,000 is created for Mrs. Rye T. Guggenheim, the widow, who also recelves $15,000 outright. When she dies one-half of the principal of the trust fund will be distributed to relatives and to the following institutions: The National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives and the Jewish Consumptive Relief Society, both of Denver, $10,000 each; $5,000 to the Jewish orphan asylum in Cleveland caring for the largest number of children; $5,000 each to some public hospital in Gilligen and Buchou, Germany, the birthplaces of his father and mother, respectively, and $10,000 to charitable organizations in New York devoted to the care of crippled children. These institutions are to be selected by the trustees of the estate.
“Palestine and the Jews” was the subject of the address delivered by Nathan Straus, Jr. over the radio from station WGL last night.