London (Dec. 7)
Professor Elwood Mead of the University of California, declared at a luncheon tendered him by the Zionist Organization, that nothing can be of greater value to the Arabs of Palestine than the extension and success of the Jewish agricultural colonies.
Professor Mead is returning to America after a short visit to Palestine at the invitation of the Zionist Organization-Joseph Cowen of the Zionist Executive presided at the luncheon.
Professor Mead said he was interested in Palestine not only because of its agricultural problem but also because of the influence of Zionism upon the stability and political advancement of the country. Zionism, he said, was bound to restore Palestine to its ancient greatness, predicting that within a quarter of a century the far-sighted among the Arabs would cooperate with the Jews.
Before visiting Palestine Professor Mead spent some time in Australia where he was of assistance in planning a colonization project for ex-soldiers involving an expenditure of $75,000,000.