Dr. John H. Finley, associate editor of the New York Times was awarded the American Hebrew medal, presented to the American who has done most to promote understanding between Jew and Christian in the United States on Tuesday evening in the auditorium of City College.
Messages of felicitation were received from President Hoover, President-elect Roosevelt, Governor-elect Herbert H. Lehman, Former Secretary of War, Newton D. Baker, and Archbishop Edward J. Hanna, of San Francisco, among others.
Henry Morgenthau, former Ambassador to Turkey, presided. Addresses were delivered by Acting Mayor Joseph V. McKee, Martin Comboy, Mrs. William D. Sporborg, Dr. Frederick B. Robinson, president of City College; Charles M. Schwab, Rabbi Isaac M. Landman, editor of the American Hebrew and Dr. Finley.
In his speach of acceptance, Dr. Finley said: “The greatest dream of my life has been that this land might be made a spiritual reservation in which Jew and Moslem and Gentile alike might develop a social order that might be a model for the earth.”