The Southern Israelite
DR. CARL ROLLER of New York
City has been awarded the Kussmaul
Medal by the University of Heidel
berg. The award, made on the anni
versary of the birth of Prof. Kuss
maul, famous physician, for whom the
prize is named, went to Dr. Roller for
his discovery of the use of cocaine
as a local anesthesia of the eye.
ELMER SCHLESINGER, well
known New York attorney and former
general counsel of the United States
shipping board, died suddenly at Aik
en, S. C. after a round of golf. He
was the son of Leopold Schlesinger of
Chicago, a partner in Schlesinger &
Mayer, department store.
SIMON STEIN of Rochester, N. Y.
contributed $250,000 toward the $1,-
000,000 campaign fund for new build
ings for the J. Y. M. A.-J. Y. W. A.
Besides this amount, Mr. Stein has
agreed to pay all campaign expenses,
which are expected to total about
ALBERT EINSTEIN will be honor
ed by German Zionists on the occasion
of his fiftieth birthday by the plant
ing of an Einstein forest in Palestine.
This will be in recognition not only of
Einstein’s scientific contributions but
of his service to the Zionist cause.
PROF. SIEGFRIED OCHS, inter
nationally known chorus director, died
in Berlin at the age of 71. He was
founder of the Philharmonic Chorus
SAMUEL DEUTSCH, who died re
cently in Chicago, willed $10,000 to
the Jewish Charities of Chicago, $2,-
500 to the Chicago Home for Jewish
Orphans, and $500 to the Cleveland
Jewish Orphan Association. His es
tate was estimated at $2,500,000.
LADY EMILY SPIELMANN, wid
ow of the late Sir Isadore Spielmann
of London, died at the age of 71. She
was the daughter of Sir Joseph Sebag
Montefiore, a president of the Board
of Jewish deputies and nephew of
Sir Moses Montefiore.
MR. AND MRS. FREDERICK
BROWN have announced their gift of
a building to New York University,
the gift being equivalent to at least
$1,900,000 in endowment. Mr. Brown
is one of New York’s leading real es
PROFESSOR ALBERG ABRAHAM
MICHELSON of the University of
Chicago, and DR. ROBERT A. MIL
LIKAN of the Institute of California,
were awarded gold medals by the So
ciety of Arts and Sciences, in recog
nition of their achievements in sci
ence. The awards were made in New
York at the Biltmore Hotel at a ban
KATE BERGSON, mother of Henri
Bergson, died recently in Paris. She
was in her 100th year.
MR. AND MRS. PERCY s.
STRAUS of New York City have con
tributed an endowment fund of $1.
000,000 to New York University, the
income of the fund to be used at the
discretion of the university officials.
COLONEL PATTERSON, comman
der of the Jewish Legion in Allenby’s
army, was given a reception recently
by the Municipality of Tel Aviv.
UNITED STATES SENATOR SI
MEON D. FESS of Ohio will be the
principal speaker at the National con
vention dinner of the Union of Ortho
dox Jewish congregations of America
at Hotel Astor, New York, March
17th, according to announcement made
by Harry Rogen, chairman of the na
tional convention committee.
LUDWIG VOGELSTEIN was re
elected chairman of the board of the
Union of American Hebrew Congre
gations at its convention in San Fran
cisco recently. Other members of the
board will be Julius Rosenwald, Jacob
W. Mack, Maurice D. Rosenberg, Mar
cus Rauh, Henry Buckman and
DR. EMANUEL LIBMAN, well
known pathologist and bacteriologist
of New York, has given $10,000 to the
Johns Hopkins University to establish
a lectureship in the department of the
history of medicine.
MRS. FELIX M. WARBURG was
chosen president of the Young Wo
men’s Hebrew Association, 31 W.
110th Street, New York, at the annual
conference of the association held re
cently. Mrs. Warburg has served as
president for the past five years.
MR. AND MRS. S. D. WISE of
Cleveland, Ohio recently established a
trust fund of $100,000 for local phi
lanthropic purposes. Following this,
they announced their further gift of
$50,000 to the Jewish Welfare Feder
ISADOR LEVY, well known Ger
man Jewish publicist and editorial
writer of Berlin, died at the age of 78.
VON HINDENBURG, president of
the German Republic, sent a message
of congratulations to the Association
of Jewish World War Veterans in Ger
many on the occasion of the tenth an
niversary of their organization.
LOUIS B. MAYER, moving picture
magnate, was host at a dinner given
last Sunday at the Ambassador Hotel,
Los Angeles, in honor of Adolph S.
Ochs, publisher of the New York
Times, and Henry Morgenthau, for
mer United States Ambassador to
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