London (Oct. 28)
After devoting half a century of work, and $60,000,000 of his fortune to the settlement of Jews in Palestine, Baron Edmond de Rothschild, stirred by the crisis in Zionist affairs, today issued his first public statement.
The aged Baron, reacting to the situation created by the Simpson report and the White Paper that followed it as the gravest in the history of modern Zionism, addressed a letter to Chaim Weizmann, world Zionist leader. The letter was published through the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
“Dear Dr. Weizmann,” writes Baron de Rothschild, “In my capacity as honorary president of the Jewish Agency and as founder of the first Jewish colonies in Palestine, I fully associate