Aldermanic President Bernard S. Deutsch, former Police Commissioner Grover Whalen and Max D. Steuer eulogized Israel Sachs Sunday night at a dinner given in his honor by the Beth David Hospital at the Hotel Commodore. The dinner launched the hospital’s drive for $100,000 to defray the cost of taking title to the new building it has purchased at 161 East 90th street, a nine-story structure that will increase the hospital’s capacity by 250 beds.
The present hospital is located at Lexington avenue and 113th street. During the first nine months of this year it has granted 24,000 free hospital days to the needy sick as compared to 21,000 free hospital days for the same period in 1933.
The new Beth David Hospital, according to Arthur I. Levine, president of the organization, will be “a welding of the old and the newâ€”continuing to observe the old Jewish dietary tradition, and at the same time thoroughly equipped with the most modern and scientific apparatus medical science has to offer, and will continue its policy of granting free hospitalization to whoever requires it, regardless of race, color or creed. “
Among those at the dinner were John Rice, health commissioner of New York City; Sol Ullman, Deputy Attorney General of New York; Magistrates Louis B. Brodsky and Benjamin Greenspan, and Howard S. Cohen, president of the New York Board of Elections.
Governor Lehman visited the home of Mr. Levine yesterday afternoon to express regret at his inability to attend the banquet. He contributed $250 to the cause.