NEW YORK (Dec. 9)
Major Gen. Yaacov Dori, president of the Israel Institute of Technology and Israel’s first Chief of Staff, said tonight that science and technology can transform the Middle East and raise the pathetically low living standards of our neighbors.”
Gen. Dori told the 800 guests that “if we were enabled to defeat our enemies ten years ago, it was because our technical skills were greater than theirs. If our success in the Sinai campaign a year ago seemed to be a brilliant military achievement, that too must be ascribed to the technological know-how which we have set in the very center of our national defense.”
S. Ullmann, president of Philipps Bros. Foundation, announced a gift of $100,000 to the Technion for the establishment of a chair in mining and metallurgy in memory of Arturo Gruenbaum. Another $100,000 was donated anonymously for the Technion’s campus construction program.