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City is Winner of World Brotherhood Award

Originally published April 29, 1958, in The Worthington Daily Globe

Tremendous helpfulness in Worthington: This picture shows the Cashel family with their daughter Martha and son Michael collecting relief supplies.
Tremendous helpfulness in Worthington: This picture shows the Cashel family with their daughter Martha and son Michael collecting relief supplies.
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Rochester, N.Y. Is Also Cited

Worthington, and Rochester, N.Y., today were named the first winners of the World Brotherhood Award “for communitywide activities for promoting international understanding and friendship with communities overseas.”

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The announcement of the recognition was made today by the Philippine Ambassador Carlos P. Romulo and Dr. Arthur H. Compton, co-chairman of the World Brotherhood organization.

The Brotherhood awards were divided into two categories, one for cities of less than 100,000 population and one for cities of 100,000 or more. The selection was made after a nationwide survey of community programs in international action. These included student exchanges, hospitality for foreign visitors, foreign affairs education, town affiliation programs, and “other areas of international human relations.

In addition to the Rochester and Worthington awards, special citations were also announced for San Jose, Calif., Montclair, N.J., and Hagerstown, M.J.

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Presentations of the citations will be made by Romulo at a reception on June 3 at the World Affairs Center in the Carnegie Endowment Building in New York City, according to a release today from the Brotherhood organization.

In 1948, this photo was published with the following message: The wedding dress which Mrs. Hertha Burchardt, Crailsheim resident, is wearing was among the articles of clothing sent to Crailsheim in the last shipment from Worthington. Mrs. Burchardt was recently married in this dress and is anxious to learn the name of the original owner so she may write to her and thank her for the gift.
In 1948, this photo was published with the following message: The wedding dress which Mrs. Hertha Burchardt, Crailsheim resident, is wearing was among the articles of clothing sent to Crailsheim in the last shipment from Worthington. Mrs. Burchardt was recently married in this dress and is anxious to learn the name of the original owner so she may write to her and thank her for the gift.
The Worthington Daily Globe / December 3, 1948

The release also stated that, “A Special feature of the ceremonies at the World Affairs Center will be the presentation, through World Brotherhood, of a Pan-American World Airways Community Friendship Grant which will provide each city with the opportunity to send a community affairs leader on a visit to a selected overseas city, plus a reciprocal visit to the winning American city by a community leader from abroad. “The American communities are being asked to explore the possibility of arranging these exchanges with cities in underdeveloped areas or behind the Iron Curtain,” the report stated.

The Brotherhood award is an international recognition which has never before been awarded to any city. It is sponsored by World Brotherhood, an organization formed in 1950 “by men and women who believe in a spiritual or moral interpretation of the universe to promote understanding, justice and cooperation among people differing in religion, race, nation, social status or culture.”

The co-chairmen of the organization are Compton, Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian political leader; Dr. Konrad Adenauer, chancellor of West Germany; Madame Vijaya Pandit, sister of India’s Prime Minister Nehru,; and Romulo.

Armin Ziegler was the first inhabitant of Crailsheim to travel to Worthington. As a journalist of the "Worthington Daily Globe" he interviewed Miss America 1948 BeBe Shopp.
Armin Ziegler was the first inhabitant of Crailsheim to travel to Worthington. As a journalist of the "Worthington Daily Globe" he interviewed Miss America 1948 BeBe Shopp.
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The awards committee statement said Worthington was selected “for it’s successful ten-year-old program of affiliation with Crailsheim, and for its unique program of hospitality for foreign visitors, a program which has included a Russian farm group, Rumanian election observers, and distinguished journalists, teachers and others from many continents.”

Rochester was cited for achievements which included “the Rochester

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Association for the United Nations, the ‘Teen-Age Diplomats Plan,’ the Rochester Museum’s Asian Month, the Industrial Management Council’s foreign visitors hospitality program, the Rochester hospitality program, the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its program for new citizens, Rotary’s United Nations fellowships, the University’s World Awareness project and the many contributions of Rochester’s churches and public schools to international understanding…”

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The judges’ statement said they were “impressed by the ‘tone of this affiliation’ with Crailsheim,” (see complete text on Page 2), but “the judges soon realized…that the Crailsheim affiliation, remarkable as it has been, was merely the triggering mechanism for a community wide response to world issues which, as documented in the Worthington exhibits, left several of the judges wondering “how the people of Worthington found time for anything else.”

A view of Crailsheim, located on the Jagst River, shows the old city hall tower in the center of town.
A view of Crailsheim, located on the Jagst River, shows the old city hall tower in the center of town.
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The report concluded that, “Worthington, in short, was a source of deep inspiration to the entire committee. It was a privilege to review its remarkable story and to select it as the winner of the World Brotherhood Community award for towns within its population range.”

The Worthington exhibit, which reviewed the international activities of the city

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since 1947, was prepared by a committee headed by Mrs. Charles Cashel and was submitted earlier this year following an invitation from the Brotherhood organization. Residents and organizations throughout the community assisted in preparing reports on their international activities.

The International Community Award will be given annually, it was reported today, and after this year it will include consideration of communities in other countries which have developed similar programs of action for creating international and intercontinental bonds of friendship and cooperation.

"Volksfestumzug 1997.” A festival float in a 1997 Crailsheim parade.
"Volksfestumzug 1997.” A festival float in a 1997 Crailsheim parade.
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Copies of the book "Worthington & Crailsheim: 75 Years of Partnership" are available for purchase at the Nobles County Historical Society in downtown Worthington.

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