Omoha, Neb. (Sep. 13)
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
A new invention which is claimed to be for the optometrist what the M-Ray is to the surgeon has been invented by Dr. J. C. Copeland of Chicago. Ill.
Dr. Copeland has a patent pending on his new invention–an improved “Copeland Streak Reinoscope”
The new retinoscope is different from the ordinary device in that a streak of light is used in place of the usual round light. A fine adjustment, and a new method of operation, has made this implement accurate to the milimeter, the inventor stated.
Dr. Copeland, who formerly lived in Omaha, was active in Jewish communal life here.
Ralph Jonas, president of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, was one of the members appointed by Mayor Walker to the Higher Board of Education of New York. The appointment is in connection with the opening of the Brooklyn College Centre. Mr. Jonas took a leading part in the drive for the necessary legislation for the higher educational inatitution for Brooklyn.
JEWISH COMMUNAL ACTIVITIES
The first prize in the essay contest conducted among the students of the University of Washington by the Department of Synagogue and School Extension of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, was awarded to Alex Kaplan whose subject was, “How Modern Judaism Meets the Spiritual Needs of Educated Men.”
The B’nai B’rith Infirmary Building of the National Jewish Hospital at Denver, Col., was dedicated on Sept. 2.
Dr. William S. Friedman, Founder and Vice-President of the National Jewish Hospital, and chairman of the Board, presided at the Dedication exercises. Greetings from the City of Denver were brought by Mayor Benjamin F. Stapleton. The key to the Infirmary Building was presented to the Hospital by David E. Harlem, Chairman of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, and accepted on behalf of the Hospital by William B. Woolner, President of the Institution.
The Bronze tribute tablets which have been placed in the foyer of the Infirmary, as a token of appreciation to E. J. Schanfarber and Harry Lapidus, and the marble tablets on which are inscribed the names of the committees in the fund-raising efforts, were unveiled by Dr. Friedman and responses were made by Mr. Schanfarber and Mr. Lapidus.
Henry Monsky of Omaha was toastmaster at the dedication banquet. It was pointed out that the operation of the B’nai B’rith Infirmary Building will necessitate an increase of $75,000 annually in the maintenance budget of the National Jewish Hospital. The Infirmary was erected at a cost of $500,000.
Max Blumberg, President of the Jewish Sanitarium for Intarables, gave the signal on Sunday for a steam shovel to lift the first shovelful of earth from the site of the proposed $100,000 home, at Rutland Road and East Forty-ninth Street, Brooklyn.
Deputy Attorney General Israel M. Lerner and Michael R. Belinky were among the speakers.
The new synagogue of the Oheb Sholem Congregation, Orlando, Fla., was dedicated. Rabbi Samuel Benjamin of Jacksonville, Judge Cohn of Tampa and Dr. Emanuel Higgers were the principal speakers at the dedication exercises.
The cornerstone for the new St. Paul Jewish public baths, St. Paul, Minn., was laid last Sunday.
Shlomah Ashkenazy, Zionist worker, will be given a Testimonial Dinner on the occasion of his 50th birthday on September 25th.
A committee of one hundred Zionist workers who are arranging the dinner is headed by Isaac Schuster.