NEW YORK (Aug. 27)
Senator Richard M. Nixon, Republican nominee for Vice-President, yesterday visited the Israel Exposition here, and stated the exposition was evidence of Israel’s growth and its economic soundness.
Senator Nixon inspected the products of Israel’s industries, agriculture and natural resources which comprise the exposition, first of its kind in the United States. The visitor was greeted by Harry Seeve, director of the Israel Bond Drive, sponsor of the exposition, and I.L. Kenen, Washington representative of the American Zionist Council.
Expressing profound interest in the mining operations now taking place in Israel’s great Negev region, which is represented in one of the larger exhibits, Senator Nixon was impressed with the fact that the exploitation of Israel’s natural resources was begun immediately upon establishment of the State. The variety of products appeared to him remarkable for a country only a little over four years old.
“As one of the members of Congress who has supported legislation to grant financial assistance to the State of Israel in the development of its economy, I was extremely pleased to come here today to visit the Israel Exposition and see the products of the State of Israel,” he declared. “I was surprised and gratified to see the diversified products coming out of modern Israel.”