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The George B. M. Wallace Estate at Holderness, N. H., which has been the subject of a great deal of comment for the past six months, has been sold at a price of $400,000 to Dr. James Queen of Miami, Florida, who has been acting agent, it is said, for several New York Jewish hospitals, which have for some time contemplated the construction of a sanitarium in New England. It had been expected that E. S. Webster, president of Stone & Webster, Inc., of Boston, whose estate adjoins the Wallace property, would purchase the estate.

It is announced that the interests which Dr. Queen represent will spend a half million dollars on the place, which will have more than 400 rooms, capable of accommodating some 300 patients. The estate comprises over 60 acres and it is admirably suited for the purposes for which it was purchased. It is believed that the building will be completed and ready for occupancy by the first of June, 1930.

The Beth Israel Hospital of Boston is bequeathed $2,000 in the will of the late Carl Rudnick, of Brookline, filed for probate at Dedham. Mass. Other beneficiaries are: Federated Jewish Charities of Boston, Hebrew Ladies’ Moshar Zekainen Association, Boston University Law School. Massachusetts General Hospital, and the committee in charge of children with heart disease, under Dr. Paul White, Massachusetts General Hospital.

One clause in the will follows: “I have intentionally made no bequest to the Rudnick Charitable Foundation for the reason and purpose as planned has not been carried out. Charity is a personal matter and it is better given by the individual himself rather than by group methods.”

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