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Cornerstone for Journalist Center Named After Agron Laid in Jerusalem

October 10, 1961
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The cornerstone of Beit Agron, a center for journalists named in honor of Gershon Agron, the late Mayor of Jerusalem and founder of the Jerusalem Post, was laid here today.

The building, to be constructed at a cost of 500,000 pounds ($280,000) is scheduled to be completed within two years. Rabbi Israel Goldstein, president of the Keren Hayesod and Meyer Weisgal, chairman of the executive of the Weizmann Institute, said that they would guarantee to raise $100,000 for the project. The Jerusalem Journalists Association pledged 100,000 pounds ($56,000) while the Jerusalem Municipality contributed the plot.

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