BURLINGTON, Vt. (Apr. 8)
Formal dedication of the Warren Austin Forest in Israel took place here yesterday at a ceremony attended by over 1, 000 persons, including Vermont religious, civic and political leaders. The project was sponsored by the Vermont Jewish Council in cooperation with the Jewish National Fund as a memorial to Mr. Austin, former United States delegate to the United Nations.
In a message to the dedication, Israel’s Premier David Ben Gurion pledged that “we in Israel will always remember the decisive part played by the United States’ distinguished representative at the United Nations on the day the State of Israel was proclaimed and of the recognition of the state by the United States within a short interval of our Declaration of Independence.” Vice President Richard M. Nixon and the governors of seven Atlantic states joined in honoring Mr. Austin.