CHICAGO (Dec. 30)
Prof. Albert Einstein has been awarded the Phi Epsilon Pi National Service Award for 1940, it was announced tonight at the fraternity’s annual convention, by Grand Superior Samuel J. Sherman, Chicago attorney.
The award was given to Dr. Einstein because of the Jewish contributions he has made during the short period he has been in this country, and is highlighted by his recently acquired American citizenship. It is the first award he has accepted since he became a citizen, it was stated. Einstein immediately applied the check accompanying the award to refugee work.