Louis Marshall 75th. Birthday This Month: Memorial Building Being Erected at University of His Nativ
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Louis Marshall 75th. Birthday This Month: Memorial Building Being Erected at University of His Nativ

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The corner-stone of a new building at the University of Syracuse, in the State of New York, which will be known as the Louis Marshall Memorial, was laid to-day with much cermony in the presence of the entire student body of the University.

The Memorial, which will cost 600,000 dollars, has been made possible by the Legislature of Syracuse and the Governor of New York State, Mr. Theodore Roosevelt.

Louis Marshall, who died in Zurich on September 11th., 1929, after presiding over the first Conference of the enlarged Jewish Agency for Palestine, was born in Syracuse on December 14th., 1856, so that his 75th. birthday occurs this month.

It was in January 1930 that Governor Roosevelt of New York State recommended an appropriation of 600,000 dollars for a new building to house the College of Forestry, to be known as the Louis Marshall Memorial Building.

“Ever since the untimely death of Louis Marshall last autumn,” Governor Roosevelt wrote in making the recommendation, “I have hoped that the State might find some fitting way to pay tribute to his memory. Probably more than any other man Mr. Marshall was responsible for a greatly increased interest throughout the State in preservation of the Adirondacks and at the same time in the practical development of the science of forestry. For many years he was chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University. Under his leadership and the leadership of its late dean, Franklin Moon, the School of Forestry made giant strides until it became recognised as the premier institution of its kind in the United States.

“Because of limited accommodation, the School of Forestry is unable to admit a large number of students who wish to adopt forestry as a career. For many years, it has been the hope both of former Governor Smith and myself that a new building may be erected at the Syracuse University for this school. I am glad to say that I shall include an appropriation of 600,000 dollars in this year’s budget for the erection of a building for the School of Forestry and I shall ask that this building be named for Mr. Marshall in memory of his splendid services to the State.”

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