3 6 D O C U M E N T S 1 1 , 1 2 J U N E 1 9 2 7 11. To the Presiding Secretary of the Prussian Academy of Sciences[1] Berlin, 23 June [1927], 14:35 There is the most threatening danger that for the purpose of creating savings in the government budget, in the coming days funds for the emergency association will be significantly reduced. If you agree with us that a cut in these funds for scientific research is intolerable from the standpoint of the general welfare, then we ask that within 48 hours the secretariat of your academy accordingly address a telegram to the chancellor, the finance minister, and the interior minster, so that through the protests of all the major scientific institutions this menacing danger can be averted. At the same time serious objections addressed to members of the Reichstag are de- sirable. bier correns deissmann einstein haber von harnack von laue eduard meyer orlich sering stavenhagen johannes stumpf triepel von wilamowitz moellendorf[2] 12. To Count Richard Nikolaus von Coudenhove-Kalergi[1] [Berlin,] 25 June 1927 Dear Sir, You know how close to my heart efforts to unify Europe are,[2] but most of all, for the present, the unification of the efforts at unification! Unfortunately, I cannot accept your invitation to take an active part in the second Pan-European Congress,[3] partly for lack of time and strength, but also partly be- cause I have nothing original to say regarding the issue you represent. I would like to take this opportunity to make the request that you do everything you can to produce a merger of the two competing Pan-European efforts into one.[4] Thereby the goal would surely be well served! Respectfully yours,
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