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October 07, 1977 - Image 42

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-10-07

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42 Friday, October 7, 1977

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Weizmann Institute Achievements Reviewed by Sir Marcus Sieff

Emergence of a great sci-
entific institution from the
desert into what is now the
immense, world accalaimed
Weizmann Institute of Sci-
ence, in Rehovot, Israel,
was described on Sept. 29,
at a meeting of Detroit
backers of the institute at
the Michigan Inn, by Sir
Marcus Sieff, chairman of
the board of governors of
the Weizmann Institute.
Paul Borman, who hosted
the dinner with Daniel
Honigman and Louis Berry,
presided at the gathering
and joined in encouraging
continued support here for
the scientific research cen-
ter in Israel.
Sir Marcus also discussed

the "enormous opportu-
nities in Israel for industrial
developments." He told of
the experiences of the Brit-
ish-Israel Chamber of Com-
merce which has been one
of his major activities. and
of the growth in export-
import trades resulting
from the progressive tasks
in trade relations for which
Israel and her friends have
been striving.
Describing the growth of
the Weizmann Institute,
which has developed from
the original Daniel Sieff Sci-
entific Center that was
established by his parents in
memory of their son in the
early 1930s, Sir Marcus
described the rise of a great
community devoted to
research out of the desert
area that was chosen for the
scientific studies.
He told of the growing
involvement of the institute
in the applied sciences and

The establishment of the scientific chair by Detroiter
Harry Cohen was commended at the dinner meeting here
on Sept. 29. In the photo making establishment of the Chair
at the institute, are from left, Prof. Frsi, Prof. Segal,
Cohen, and Prof. Pekeris.
stated that its cancer genius who had built the
research has made' it one of Weizmann Institute from its
the leading scientific beginnings in the 1940s,
institutes in the world con- when the Sieff name was
changed to that of Weiz-
cerned with the subject.
Sir Marcus took occasion mann in the science center._
Sir Marcus said that the
to review the entrance of
introducing....
hundreds of non-Jewish sci-
Dr. Chaim Weizmann in the
entists who participate in
academic sphere in the
United Kingdom and his
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He paid tribute to the late
With an end to the "edi-
Meyer Weisgal, whose
fice
complex," the impor-
death occurred that morn-
tant buildings have been
ing, and he called him the
constructed on the Weiz-
mann Institute campus, the
work now proceeds strictly
in research for which there
is need for support, Sir
Marcus said. He told of the
handicaps now being faced
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support is vital to the conti-
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larger Weizmann Institute
was to grow.
Sir Marcus served for
many years as deputy
chairman of the board of
governors, succeeding to
the post • of chairman in
Nov., 1976.
Since 1972 - Sir Marcus has
been chairman of Britain's
Marks and Spencer chain of
department stores, and he
has been chairman of the
St. Michael Shops of Canada
since 1974.
Sir Marcus was born in
1913 and was educated at
Manchester, England,
Grammar School, St. Paul's
and Corpus Christi, Cam-
bridge University. He is a
grandson of Michael Marks,
founder of Marks and Spen-
cer, and joined the company
in 1935.
During World War II, he
served with the Royal Artil-
lery as a_ colonel with staff
appointments. He was
awarded the OBE in 1944
and was created Knight
Bachelor in 1971.
In 1974 Sir Marcus
received Management
Centre Europe's first award
for "an outstanding contri-
bution to the social responsi-
bility of business in

Europe." He is president of
the Anglo - Israel Chamber:-
of Commerce and vice pres-
ident of Britain's Joint
Israel Appeal.
His appeal for support -
was echoed by Daniel ,
Honigman, and numerous
contributions were
announced, including the
establishment of a $50,000
trust fund for the institute
by Mr. and Mrs. Norman`
Allen.
Guests at the dinner meet-
ing included Steve Stio -- an,
president of America' 4-
mittee for the Weizmann
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