Jerusalem (Jul. 15)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The public inauguration of the water supply system which will bring water to Jerusalem from the Einfara Springs, situated six hundred meters below the city, took place today. Thus, the centuries-old problem of water shortage from which Jerusalem has been suffering is finally being solved as a result of the enter-prising spirit introduced by the Jews, who are employing modern science for the reconstruction of the Jewish homeland.
Nasshisbi, Mayor of Jerusalem, who presided at the ceremonies, thanked the government for its financia lassistance in making possible the installation of the water supply system.
Lord Plumer, the High Commissioner, who was present, spoke on the importance of improving Jerusalem’s water supply, the shortage of which for centuries has been the city’s vexing problem.
The new water supply system which was effected by the Sir John Jackson, Ltd., British engineering firm which took over and is carrying through the Mavrommatis concession, will be further extended within three months, along the lines of modern water installation principles, after the fate of the Mavrommatis concession is made clear. Mr. Mavrommatis, a Greek subject, was awarded the concession for the water supply system of Jerusalem by the old Turkish government. His claim was recently upheld by the World Court of Arbitration.
Test cases under the new Sunday Barbering Law in New York are being conducted under the direction of the Jewish Sabbath Alliance of America.
The Alliance bases its contention on the section of the Penal Law which exempts Seventh Day observers from prosecution for the violation of the Sunday Law.
At a meeting called at the initiative of Charles Enders, president of the B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, New York, a committee was appointed to call on Mr. Olvany and Governor Smith in order to recommend the nomination of Gustavus A. Rogers as United States Senator of New York State. Gustavus A. Rogers is president of the Jewish Center at 86th Street.