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Gordon Clapp Sees Peace As Middle East’s First Need

Nature’s gifts to man can be “organized to produce a creative system of life and living” in the Middle East only through peace between Israel and her neighbors, Gordon Clapp, New York’s Deputy City Administrator, declared at the annual American Technion Society’s founders’ dinner here tonight.

Mr. Clapp, who headed a United Nations mission which made an economic survey in the Middle East in 1949, told more than 300 guests at the dinner that “Israel has among her people skills and experience drawn from all over the world. This gives Israel a tremendous and strategic asset in her program to make the Negev productive, produce more food, build industry and reach the world’s markets with the products of specialized skills.”