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Rosenwald Praised for $3,000,000 Gift for Museum

August 24, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin Mail Service)

Testimony of the approval and gratitude to Julius Rosenwald for his gift of $3,000,000 to be applied to the establishment of an industrial museum was manifest yesterday in letters from Mayor Dever, Dr. Max Mason, president of the University of Chicago, and F. E. Morrow, president of the Western Society of Engineers, to Leo F. Wormser, personal advisor to Mr. Rosenwald.

Mayor Dever wrote: “May I be permitted, on behalf of Chicago, to express the city’s deep appreciation of this generous offer? I am sure the people, as the facts become more generally known, will awake to the great value of your generosity.”

Dr. Mason said the university would cooperate in any way to insure the success of the vast educational enterprise. He wrote:

“America is taking a foremost position in the release of mankind from drudgery through the application of scientific knowledge. The industrial museum will play a most important educational role and each year stimulate the imagination of thousands of visitors.”

The suggestion that Julius Rosenwald be nominated for governor of Illinois was made by William Fetzer, in a letter to the “Chicago Tribune.”

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