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Eben Cites Weizmann As Prototype of Leader in New World

Ambassador Abba Eben, newly elected president of the Weizmann Institute of Science at Rehoboth, addressing the annual Weizmann Memorial Meeting tonight, cited the career of Israel’s first President as an example of the linkage of science and statesmanship which must take place if the world is to survive. He visualized Dr. Weizmann as a prototype of the leader in the world of tomorrow.

Speaking to 1,000 guests, including members of a visiting American study mission from the United Jewish Appeal, Mr. Eben pointed out that the past year had seen some “awesome relations” of man’s power to liberate, though not to control the violent energies of nature. Mankind faces a “fearful peril,” he said, if the current separation between the two worlds of science and politics endures much longer.

Before Mr. Eban’s address, Col. Ezer Weizmann, commander of Israel’s Air Force and a nephew of the late President, recited the traditional prayer for the dead at the side of his uncle’s grave.