People: Laurel Day

Merit was winning recognition all over the place. Henry Ford II got the Thomas A. Edison Centennial Award for industrial statesmanship. John D. Rockefeller Jr. got the New York City Welfare Council's annual award for distinguished service to the community. Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder and C.I.O. President Phil Murray got Medals for Merit for their war work. And Harvard's President James B. Conant was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Illinois. Bernard Baruch passed the entire week without getting an award of any sort. Ethel Barry more ­still...

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