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Two U.S. Scientists Receive Honorary Degrees from Haifa Technion

Two American scientists today received honorary Doctor of Science degrees from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology in Haifa, it was announced by Colonel J.R. Elyachar, president of the American Technion Society. The recipients of the degrees are Dr. Walter Clay Lowdermilk, soil conservation expert, and Dr. Lorenzo Adolph Richards, soil physicist and expert on regional salinity.

A cable to Colonel Elyachar from Haifa disclosed that the degrees were conferred at a special session devoted to water and energy, which the Technion is holding in conjunction with the International Symposium on Desert Research, now taking place in Israel. Dr. Lowdermilk is the author of the Jordan Valley Authority plan, known as the Lowdermilk Project. Dr. Richards is associated with the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Regional Salinity and Rubidoux Laboratories of Riverside, California.