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Cornerstone for American Student House Laid at Hebrew University

As American and Israeli dignitaries looked on, the cornerstone for an American student center at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem was laid at an academic convocation today. The $400,000 building will serve as a dormitory and recreation-study center for students from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America spending a required year of study in Israel.

Premier David Ben Gurion told the gathering that no rabbi or teacher can faithfully fulfill his task unless he stays at least a year in Israel. He witnessed the conferring of an honorary Doctorate of Laws on Maryland Governor Theodore McKeldin. Gov. McKeldin is also president of the America-Israel Society which contributed the $400,000 for the construction of the dormitory. Also honored; with a Doctorate of Hebrew Letters, was Zalman Shazar, member of the Jewish Agency executive.