Professor Albert Einstein issued a statement yesterday calling for support of the campaign of International Student Service, the organization charged with the exclusive responsibility for raising funds for German emigre students.
The statement, made public through the I. S. S., said:
“As a patron of International Student Service I appeal to my fellow students to continue to stand for that disinterested scholarship and service, university to university, throughout the world, which has made I. S. S. loved and honored in many countries.”
I. S. S. has its headquarters in Geneva, seat of the League of Nations, whose High Commissioner for German refugees, James G. McDonald, has named the organization as the sole accredited medium for collecting monies to assist the students of the Reich forced to seek sanctuary in foreign lands.
Other offices are located in New York, London, Paris, Johannesburg and Lahore.
Patrons, besides Dr. Einstein, include President Masaryk of Czechoslovakia, Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, Rabindranath Tagore and Dr. Robert A. Millikan.
The International Student Service has helped 1,494 students from German universities who have left Naziland “in one way or another,” and awarded one-year scholarships for continuation of their studies to ninety-five applicants for financial assistance.
Many of the emigres were found to possess independent means These were given detailed information regarding possibilities of study in and emigration to other countries.