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Disapproval of the program of the National Appeals Information Service “to pass on the worthiness of all national philanthropic agencies making national appeals” featured the sessions of the twenty-fifth annual convention of the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society held at the Brown Palace Hotel here. Over two hundred delegates attended the sessions.

The resolution on the National Appeals Information Service, which was unanimously adopted, read:

“Whereas a body of social workers organized under the auspices of the National Conference of Jewish Social Service as the National Appeals Information Service is attempting not only to pass on the worthiness of all national philanthropic agencies but to determine their policies, budgets and expansion program, and,

“Whereas the plans of the National Appeals Information Service have been drafted without consultation with representatives of the national agencies and, in fact, by their exclusion from the deliberations;

“Whereas the proposed plans constitute a loss of autonomy of the various national organizations and would place them in control of individuals not possessing the requisite training and experience in these specialized fields, and,

“Whereas the national budgeting scheme proposed by the National Appeals Infromation Service is a hazardous experiment which would cause irreparable injury to the national organizations, there, be it

“Resolved that the members of the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society in convention assembled disapprove of the proposed plans of the National Appeals Information Service to control the policies or budget of our organization;

“Resolved that the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society are hereby empowered to use their best endeavors to counteract any plans to curtail or alter the traditional policies, functions or methods of fund raising of the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society which in their opinion they deem necessary to the welfare of our patients;

“Resolved that the Jewish Consumptives Relief Society is heartily in favor of coordinating the activities of the respective national anti-tuberculosis agencies but is firmly convinced that this can only be brought about in due time by concerted action of the respective organizations on their own initiative and without coercion, expressed or implied, by outside sources.”

Dedication of the $350,000 Texas Women’s Pavilion was held in connection with the convention. Greetings from the office of the governor of (Continued on Page 4)

Colorado, from Mayor B. F. Stapleton Ben Grimes, Dr. L. I. Miller, S. G. Rosenthal, I. Rude, and Henry Schwartz.

Plans were outlined for a financial campaign to raise $50,000 for construction of a new kitchen and dining room at the sanatorium.

The history of the institution was traced. It began with a donation of of Denver; and from Joel E. Stone, district attorney of Jefferson county, the location of the institution, marked the opening of the meeting.

Rabbi David Lefkowitz of Dallas, Tex., presided over the dedicatory exercises. Speakers included Rabbi M. Faber, Tyler, Tex.; Dr. E. Friedman, Denver; Mrs. L. B. Rosenberg, Dallas; Edgar G. Goldberg, Houston; H. J. Schwartz, Denver; Harry Sigel, Dallas; and Rabbi Henry Barnston, Houston.

The x-ray department, provided by the Atlantic City, N. J., auxiliary was dedicated. An address was delivered by Mrs. Florence Shapiro, its president. The patients’, ex-patients,’ and employee’s tablet for equipping one floor of the hospital in memory of Dr. A. C. Spivak, its founder, was dedicated by A. Balayti, secretary to the superintendent. Dr. Lewis I. Miller dedicated the endowed rooms, beds, and windows.

Dr. Phillip Hillkowitz, president of the organization, presided over the business meeting.

New trustees elected as D. H. Krohn, $1.10, and first consisted of six tents. Now it represents an investment of $100,000 and houses more than 300 patients.

Plans were discussed considering the construction of a sanatorium in Orange county, N. Y., to aid patients from that section of the country.

Dr. A. S. Taussig, chairman of the medical advisory board, reported on the medical work going on at the sanatorium. He urged that an endowment be established to make possible original research by the institution.

Others who tendered reports of work accomplished were Ben Grimes, treasurer; S. G. Rosenthal, chairman of finance; H. J. Schwartz, building; D. H. Krohn, house committee; H. H. Frumess, industrial rehabilitation; Hyman Robinson, agriculture; Mrs. I. J. Kolinsky, instruction and recreation; Dr. Friedman, admission and dismission; and Henry Rosen, executive director of the institution.

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