Judge Lester Roth Heads National Sanatorium

Judge Lester Wm. Roth of the superior court here was elected president of the Jewish Consumptive and Ex-patients Relief Association at the first meeting of the newly constituted board of directors held here last night. Other officers elected were Harry Sherr, Abraham Horwitz and J. A. Rosenkranz, first, second and third vice-presidents, respectively; Dr. M. I. DeVorkin, financial secretary and Irving H. Hellman, treasurer.

Benjamin Warner, father of the Warner Brothers of motion picture fame, was elected to the board of directors at the annual meeting of the Association held at the Biltmore Hotel here last week. Other additions to the board were Harry Srere, formerly of Detroit, and Samuel C. Rudolph and Samuel Abramson of this city. Directors re-elected were M. I. DeVorkin, Charles Beaver, Philip Goldstone, Nahum Kavinoky, I. Irving Lipsitch, Harry Sherr and H. M. Silverberg.

Reports presented at the annual meeting stressed the necessity of meeting pressing debts totalling almost $100,000 which menace the existence of the Sanatorium and Ex-patients Home. The medical reports revealed that, of 320 patients treated in these institutions since January 1st, 155 came from the Pacific coast, 64 from the midwest states, and 102 from the eastern states. The budgetary requirements for the ensuing year are $275,000, on the basis of the present capacity of both institutions-one hundred and fifty at the Sanatorium and sixty at the Expatients’ Home.

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