Berlin (Apr. 17)
The house given by the City of Berlin to Professor Albert Einstein as a gift on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday, celebrated on March 14, cannot be occupied by the famous scientist for the reason that the city authorities overlooked the fact that it is now occupied by a tenant who holds a five-year lease.
The newspapers report today that when Mrs. Elsa Einstein went out to Neukladow, near Berlin, to prepare for moving into the house given her husband, she encountered the opposition of the occupant, who refused to permit her to enter.
It was declared today that the municipal government has decided to change its plan and will present the scientist with three acres of land instead of the house. The land, which is to belong to the scientist during his lifetime, is not easily accessible, and Prof. Einstein would have to erect a house at his own expense if he chooses to live there.