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Marquis of Reading Honored at Function by Old English Order

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Marquis of Reading who rose from a shipboy to the Viceroyalty of India, was presented with the freedom of the Worshipful Company of Carpenters, an early English honorary order, at a dinner given by the order at Carpenter’s Hall. Westbury Preston, the master of the order, in his toast welcomed the Marquis as “our youngest freeman” and termed the conferring of the freedom of the order upon him as an honor to a great Londoner whose rise pales the great cockney romance of Dick Whittington.

The dinner was attended by Rabbi Joseph H. Hertz, Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, who responded to the toast of the guests. The Marquis of Reading in his address stated that he passed through periods of great anxiety during the first eighteen months of his vice-royalty in India, where the position is now much better.

The Marquis will preside at the sixty-fourth festival dinner of the Newspaper Press Company next spring, it was announced.

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