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World Statesmen and Jewish Leaders Pay Tribute to Weizmann on 70th Birthday

Vice President Henry A. Wallace, Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter and British Ambassador Lord Halifax are among the notables who today sent messages to Dr. Chaim Weizmann on the occasion of the Zionist leader’s 70th birthday, which he will observe tomorrow.

The messages, which were cabled to Dr. Weizmann, who is now in Palestine, stressed his contributions to humanity as a scientist and his contributions to the Jewish people as the world leader of the Zionist cause for more than a quarter of a century. The tributes were made public by the National Committee for the Observance of Dr. Weizmann’s Birthday, of which Justice Frankfurter is honorary chairman.

The committee also released messages from Joseph M. Proskauer, president of the American Jewish Committee; Henry Monsky, president of the B’nai B’rith; and prominent Zionist leaders including Dr. Stephen S. Wise, Rabbi Israel Goldstein, Rabbi James G. Heller and Mrs. Moses P. Epstein, president of Hadassah. An announcement of the dedication of a special volume of the Golden Book of the Jewish National Fund in tribute to Dr. Weizmann was made by Judge Morris Rothenberg, president of the Fund. The proceeds of the inscriptions will be dedicated to the acquisition in Palestine of an extensive land tract upon which a colony bearing Dr. Weizmann’s name is to be founded.

Another tribute to Dr. Weizmann on the occasion of his birthday will come in the form of a testimonial volume, “Chaim Weizmann – Statesman, Scientist, Builder of the Jewish Commonwealth,” edited by Meyer W. Weisgal of the Jewish Agency for Palestine’s New York office. The volume, to be published tomorrow by the Dial Press, with a foreword by Justice Frankfuter, contains contributions by twenty-seven eminent writers, scientists and public workers, including Thomas Mann and Norman Angell, Lord Melchett, Dorothy Thompson, Sholem Asch, S. N. Behrman, Prof. Louis F. Fieser, Dr.Vladimir N. Ipatieff and Rabbi Wise.

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