Berlin (May. 16)
The Berlin city government, embarrassed over Prof. Einstein’s decision not to accept the much talked of and long delayed gift on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday, has now decided to resort to personal intervention with the famous scientist in an attempt to persuade him to withdraw his rejection of the gift.
The city government asked Mayor Boess and Councillor Zangenmeister, a member of the anti-Semitic Deutschnationale party, to call on Prof. Einstein and to ask him to accept the gift offered.
The inclusion of Councillor Zangenmeister in the deputation is of special interest since his party was the one which opposed the grant and whose bickerings most likely determined Prof. Einstein’s action.