WASHINGTON (Sep. 9)
President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent the following New Year’s greetings to the Jews of America through the Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
“I am happy to extend my warmest greetings to all Americans of Jewish faith on the occasion of the Jewish New Year.
“Among the greatest lessons your history can teach, as the world struggles to find its way toward peace, are the patience and goodwill that have so frequently seen expression in the thousands of years of Jewish life.
“May this New Year bring to peoples of good faith everywhere the reassurance that more tranquil days are indeed near, and that the citizens of all nations will learn to live together with the understanding and harmony that God-loving people so fervently desire.”
In a similar message, Vice President Richard M. Nixon declared: “Within the heart of every man and woman, as he sees the dawn of a New Year, is a prayer for peace, serenity of soul, happiness and security for his family and his people. May it come to pass soon that there will be planted the lasting roots for understanding and brotherhood among people of all lands and all faiths, so that mutual trust will replace doubt and persecution. And may the hand of friendship extend around the globe from one to another, and all the nations of the earth be blessed with the love of liberty so that justice for all will prevail throughout the world.”