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Whole of Palestine’s 1924 Tobacco Crop Sold

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

Negotiations have been completed for the purchase of the entire tobacco crop of the Jewish Tobacco Growers’ Association in Palestine by Mr. S. Lubliner, the big German tobacco manufacturer. The Malkah Tobacco Company of Berlin, which is headed by Mr. Lubliner, has purchased about 220,000 kilos of tobacco of the 1924 crop of Judea, Samaria and the Esdraelon Plain area. The crop is being sent immediately to Europe. There is now no stock of 1924 tobacco crop left in the country. Before the purchase the excess of supply over demand caused a fall of prices, but now Mr. Lubliner’s purchase has eased the situation. His company has already bought over 80% of the tobacco out in 1924. Local manufacturers have bought only 5% and the remaining 15% have been exported.

Mrs. Sarah Bernstein, wife of Max Bernstein, president of Libby’s Hotel, died Tuesday. Mrs. Bernstein was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Cohen of Brooklyn. Surviving are her husband, two sons and her parents. She was widely known on the lower east side for her charities. Funeral arrangements had not been made last night.

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