NEW YORK (Oct. 29)
The role which science can play in bringing about a higher standard of living in all countries of the Middle East, and with it a more secure political atmosphere, will be reviewed this week-end at the second annual Conference on Science and Technology in Israel and the Middle East to be held at the Statler-Hilton Hotel here.
Sponsored by the American Technion Society, which provides financial and technical aid to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, the two-day meeting will be attended by nearly 750 delegates from all parts of the country. They will include scientists educators, government officials and industrialists interested in the Middle East. Among the speakers who will address the sessions will be Dr. Carroll V. Newsom, president of New York University; Dr. William G. Welk, Export-Import Bank, Washington, D.C.; David Rose, president of the American Technion Society, and others.
In a message to the Conference, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion of Israel emphasized that the scientist of today “does not fulfill his mission faithfully unless, in addition to increasing the capacity of science, he also strives to elevate man.” Benjamin Cooper, well-known New York industrial engineer, is serving as Conference chairman.