JAPAN: Princely Gift

Prof. Takayanagi of Tokyo University,* in the U. S. to solicit funds for his alma mater, knocked not in vain at the door of John D. Rockefeller Jr. He had asked for financial aid on behalf of his university library, which was partially destroyed by the great Earthquake of 1923 (TIME, Sept. 10, 1923, et seq.), and in which 800,000 books were destroyed.

In a cablegram to Yoshinao Kozai, President of the University, Mr. Rockefeller announced his decision to donate $1,600,000 (4,000,000 yen)† to aid in rebuilding and restocking the...

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