Tunis (Jun. 1)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)
The Jewish quarter of Tunis was in grave danger of being burnt down when a fire broke out at midnight in a Jewish furniture factory in the Jewish quarter, caused by the fusing of an electric wire, spread rapidly and several adjoining houses caught fire.
An added difficulty was that the firemen could not immediately obtain water because the water company cuts off the water supply at ten o’clock at night during the summer months. Twenty Jewish families have been rendered homeless. There were no casualties.
Closing exercises of the day classes for adults in English and citizenship conducted for foreign-born women by the Board of Education and the New York section of the Council of Jewish Women were held at Public School 66. Bronx, N. Y., with 1,500 pupils and their families attending.
The speakers included M. Samuel Stern, Vice President of the Board of Education; Miss Sarah Elkus, Director of the classes, and Mrs. May V. Fisher, who presented the medals.
About 1.500 women of Manhattan and the Bronx were enrolled in the fifty-eight classes during the past year.
Charles Passman. Vice-President and Palestine Director of the American Zion Commonwealth, who return to America for a brief stay and will report on his activities at the Zionist Convention in Buffalo, was the guest of honor, with Mrs. Passman, at a dinner given by the Nordau Zionist Society.
Samuel Caplan, President of the Nordau Zionist Society, was toastmaster and the speakers were: Tudge Bernard A. Rosenblatt, Harry Kottler, Samuel Blitz, Meyer W. Weisgal, Isaac Carmel, Abraham Goldberg, Robert Silverman of Boston, Dr. S. Bernstein and Samuel Kaufman.