Swope Named to Committee to Make Awards for Furthering Interfaith Understanding

A committee of five Judges, including publicist Herbert Bayard Swope, has been named to make the Irving Geist Foundation awards for the stories, cartoons or editorials appearing in metropolitan newspapers which do most to further interfaith understanding, the New York Newspaper Guild announced today.

The Newspaper Guild-Geist Foundation awards, which total $1,000 annually, were set up this year by Irving Geist, philanthropist, to honor New York newspapermen whose work contributes to interfaith understanding. The awards will be made for the first time at the end of this year. In accepting an invitation to serves as a judge, Swope said that the “awards will be a stimulus to working for an understanding that will make life better and decanter.”

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