REHOVOT, Israel (Nov. 4)
President John F. Kennedy hailed the achievements of the Weizmann Institute of Science, which today laid the cornerstone of its new Feinberg Graduate School of Natural Science and dedicated the Levine Institute of Applied Science.
In a message read at the cornerstone-laying ceremonies by Myer Feldman, U.S. White House assistant, now visiting Israel, the President of the United States declared: “The greatness of a school is measured neither by acres nor by the number of students, but by purpose and accomplishment. The Weizmann Institute has already, in a few years, earned its greatness. There are few institutions that have made such extraordinarily enduring achievement in as short a time. I am confident that the Feinberg School for Graduate Studies will quickly make its own substantial contributions to the advancement of human knowledge. “
The Feinberg Graduate School is named for Abraham Feinberg, prominent New York City businessman and philanthropist and president of the American Committee for the Institute, who contributed $1,000,000 for the building. The Levine Institute was donated by Harry Levine, of Wellesley Hills, Mass., treasurer of the American Committee.