Chicago (May. 14)
Julius Rosenwald, chairman of the board of directors of Sears, Roebuck & Co., and world famous philanthropist, was presented with a valuable vase today as the gift of the German people in recognition of the aid he extended to German war widows and orphans and for his many endowments to German cultural projects.
Hugo F. Simon, German consul general here, made the presentation at a luncheon in the Union League Club. The vase was made in the German state porcelain works.
A letter from President von Hindenburg said in part, “I have noted with deep appreciation the many magnanimous gifts that you have made to German war widows and orphans as well as to German prisoners of war before America’s entry into the World War. Since the war you have made a large donation for the benefit of German children and contributed liberally to endowments established for cultural purposes in Germany and the United States. May I assure you not only on my behalf but also on behalf of the German people, of my sincerest gratitude.”