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Julius Rosenwald Given Rotary Merit Award

Mr. Julius Rosenwald was yesterday awarded the first of the three annual Chicago “merit awards” established by the Rotary Club of Chicago, in recognition of his “distinguished services to mankind”.

More than a thousand prominent persons in Chicago attended the presentation ceremonies at a luncheon in the Sherman Hotel, Mr. Rosenwald was unable to attend due to illness and the award was given to his son, Mr. Lessing J. Rosenwald, who accepted the scroll summarising the achievements of his father on which the award was based.

A solid bronze plaque was also presented to Mr. Rosenwald at the luncheon and was accepted by Mr. Leo F. Wormser, the head of the Rosenwald Museum of Science and Industry, where it will be hung.