MEXICO CITY (Dec. 6)
“Deep gratitude” to the Jewish community of Mexico, for contributing 300,000 pesos (about $25,000) toward the construction of a new hospital in the village of Ixtapan de la Sal, was voiced today by the Federal Minister of Health, Dr. Jose Alvarez, and by the wife of the President of Mexico, Mrs. Eva Samano de Lopez Mateos.
The praise for the Jewish community was expressed at ceremonies in the village, dedicating the new hospital. The money had been contributed by the Mexican Jewish Central Committee, whose president, Dr. Sigmund Bibring, was among the principal speakers at the ceremonies. Dr. Bibring was presented, on behalf of the Jewish community, with a specially coined gold medal and parchment citation for the aid given to the hospital.