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Dr. Weizmann Helped Democracies to Win First and Second World Wars, Truman Says

The scientific discoveries by Dr. Chaim Weizmann here of great help to the democracies in winning the first and second World Wars,” President Truman said last night in a message addressed to Dr. Weizmann on the occasion of tis 71st birthday which was observed at a dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

President Truman said that Dr. Weizmann’s discoveries “hold great promise for millions who are now living under the weight of poverty and starvation.” Dr. Weizmann was presented with a check for $1,250,000 for the Weizmann Institute in Palestine instead of a million-dollar check as originally planned.