Letter to the editor: Millstone’s philanthropy had broad reach

In Harris Frank’s letter to the editor “Millstone Remembered” (Jan. 10 edition), Mr. Frank wrote that Mr. Millstone’s “philanthropy did not stop” with St. Louis. 

On our first trip to Israel our guide gave the group a little historical trivia. When Israel became a state, David Ben-Gurion was concerned about the lack of lumber for construction. He contacted his friend in the United States who told him not to worry because Israel had lots of sand, and water was plentiful from the Mediterranean Sea. 

His friend said he would travel to Israel and bring construction workers and contractors to teach the Israelis how to build using what materials they had. 

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His friend was I. E. Millstone!

Jackie and Alan Kofsky, Creve Coeur