Samuel Untermyer wrote Thursday to officials of the Beth Moses Hospital, Brooklyn, for an explanation of charges by employes that hospital officials had pressed for the deportation of Dr. Joseph Kahn, German Jewish leader of the workers and that the hospital is using German goods.
Both charges were vigorously denied by Dr. M. L. Dryfus, superintendent of the hospital, in a statement to the Jewish Daily Bulletin. He characterized as “nothing but a rumor” the accusation that an attempt had been made to secure Dr. Kahn’s deportation.
Mr. Untermyer said he wrote the letter after receiving a communication from the Beth Moses Hospital Workers’ Council complaining of “this outrageous plot to deport to Nazi Germany a young Jewish doctor.”
Dr. Kahn was described as active in trying to secure the reinstatement of employes allegedly locked out of the hospital after a two-hour stoppage by 100 employes May 18 in protest against low wages and long hours.