NEW YORK (Nov. 28)
Mayor Robert F. Wagner proclaimed this day “Weizmann Day” in observance of the 10th anniversary of the death of Chaim Weizmann, the first President of Israel. In his proclamation issued in ceremonies at City Hall here, Mayor Wagner called upon New Yorkers “to render homage to the memory of one who by his teachings and practice advanced the noble purposes of world statesmanship and the peaceful uses of scientific achievements which he personified.”
During the ceremonies, a delegation headed by Abraham Feinberg, president of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute, presented a citation to Mayor Wagner in recognition for the aid given by New Yorkers in support of the Weizmann Institute. New York citizens have contributed more than $10, 000, 000 to the Weizmann Institute during the past 16 years.
In presenting the citation to the Mayor, Mr. Feinberg said that more than 278 scientists from 26 countries are making progress today in basic research in chemistry, physics and biology with a total of nearly 1, 000 persons involved in the work. ” He pointed out that highly important work was now being undertaken under grants there from the U.S. Air Force, the U. S. Navy and the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission and the U. S. National Institutes of Health and Bureau of Standards among other international organizations and institutions of the free world.