Professor Albert Einstein arrived yesterday on the Red Star liner, Westernland to take up his duties at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, of which Dr. Abraham Flexner is the director.
Dr. Einstein’s party, composed of Dr. and Mrs. Einstein, his assistant, Professor Walter B. Mayer, and Mrs. Einstein’s secretary, Eileen Dukas, were met at Quarantine by E. S. Bamburger and Herbert Maas, chairman of the Board of the Institute.
Customs and immigration formalities were quickly disposed of and the noted scientist was taken off the Westernland on the tug, Walter L. Meseck, to proceed directly to Princeton.
Dr. Einstein declined to say anything to the newspapermen and refused to pose for the large group of photographers who reached the ship a few minutes before Dr. Einstein boarded the tug.
Surrounded by his own party and the Messrs. Bamberger and Maas, Dr. Einstein boarded the tug, followed down the stairs by fifty newspapermen and photographers. Flashlights were hurriedly trained on Dr. Einstein in an attempt to secure some sort of photograph, and the reporters tried to secure a few words from him. Attempts to speak to him were futile, and Dr. Einstein held his famous violin case before his face to avoid being photographed.
Dr. Einstein smiled broadly during the rather comic performance and seemed very much amused by the whole affair.
Mayor O’Brien’s reception committee, awaiting at the pier, was disappointed in its plan to greet the noted scientist formally and to escort him to a hotel.