SCIENTISTS' MEDAL GIVEN MME. CURIE
National Institute Presents Gold Tribute to Discoverer of Radium.
COOLIDGE SPEECH READ
Illness Prevents Vice President From Attending Dinner--Visit to Hunter College.
--The New York Times, May 20, 1921
Marie Curie was supposed to be given the gold medal of the National Institute of Social Sciences by Vice President Coolidge, but he was ill so could not attend. But his speech mentioned:
"There is something lacking in our science. It is not to be discarded, blamed, ignored or cast aside, but the plain truth is that science alone does not provide the salvation of the world. Along with our boasting of science there needs must go a greater humility. We cannot substitute science for character. Instead we must make science the handmaiden of character."
RADIUM PRESENTED TO MADAME CURIE
Vial Containing Gram, Given by American Women, Is Handed to Her by President.
NOTABLE GROUP ATTENDS
Harding in White House Ceremony Pays Tribute to Her as the World's Foremost Scientist.
--The New York Times, May 21, 1921
American women took contributions to provide a gram of radium to Marie Curie, which President Harding handed to her personally.