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Value of “jordan Valley-mediterranean” Plan is Doubted by Authorities

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

In connection with the reports which have been published in the Jewish and general press concerning a plan by a French engineer, M. Imbeaux, the essential feature of which is the bringing of water from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan Valley utilizing the difference of levels, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency is authoritatively informed that a number of similar projects were made many years ago by a Norwegian and an English engineer and so far not one of them has materialized. All these projects remain on paper as their practical value is very much doubted when the scheme is discussed from a business point of view.

It is stated that if this scheme is carried out, the initial cost per H.P. will be extremely high and that the expenditure of £ 15,000,000 which such a scheme requires would be entirely out of proportion to the possibilities of revenue in Palestine and Transjordania. even in the remote future.

Besides, the question arises whether such a scheme would not conflict with the concession held now by the Palestine Electric Corporation. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency understands that any project of this nature intended for the generation and sale of energy from water power in Palestine or any other means, would infringe the rights under the existing Jordan concession, and could not, therefore, be carried out.

Eleven of the twenty-one honor students inducted into the Caducean Society of New York University Medical School are Jewish.

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Under police protection, 7,500 cloak makers, locked out of contractors’ shops, returned to work on Wednesday as provided in the agreement of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union, which has assumed charge of the strike, and the contractors’ association to arbitrate all differences.

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Police also were on guard at the offices of the “Jewish Daily Forward” in East Broadway, which on Sunday was the centre of at###ok by adherents of the Communist group, ### charge of the strike until Monday last.

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