National Origin Plan Embarrasses Administration, Reports Say

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

President Coolidge made known today that he is disposed to carry out provisions of the Immigration Act of 1924 and has not directed the committee, composed of Secretaries Kellogg, Hoover and Davis, to discontinue its work of devising new quotas.

According to the White House spokesman, these secretaries are working on their report and it should be submitted in the near future.

The “New York Times” states that the Administration is greatly embarrassed by the provisions of the Immigration Act of 1924 which require apparently that new quotas of admissible aliens shall be proclaimed by the President by April 1.

Although denial was made at the White House yesterday that the President had asked the commission to suspend its work, the “New York Times” says its statement of the President’s request was based on information obtained in an informed official quarter.

“In view of the reticent attitude of those authoritatively concerned,” the “New York Times” says, “it is not possible to give any detailed account of what is being done with reference to the embarrassing situation that confronts the Administration, but enough is known to justify the statement that the provisions of the statute for the allocation of admissible alien immigrants among the various countries of the world is proving a source of much worry in which party political concern is manifest.”

WILL MAKE NEW ATTEMPT TO FIND ARK OF COVENANT

A new attempt to find the Ark of the Covenant will soon be made on Mount Nebo, where, history records, the ark was hidden in the sixth century B. C. by the Prophet Jeremiah, a United Press despatch from Jerusalem declares.

A. J. Futterer, president of the American-Jerusalem Bible Institute of Los Angeles, has arrived in Jerusalem to make the search. Futterer is one of those who believe that many of the ancient prophecies of the Bible are on the eve of fulfillment. It was because of his belief that he went from California to search for the Ark.

Futterer said he was confident that the present situation fulfills or soon will fulfill the conditions of the prophecy.

After making a survey of Mount Nebo, Futterer applied to the Transjordania Department of Antiquities for a lease of Mount Nebo. As soon as he gets it. Futterer said, he would begin the search, the despatch states.

At the Avukah National Executive Committee meeting held on December 26th, at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism, a project to erect a school building for the Chalutzim in the Valley of Jezreel, was adopted.

The New York chapter of Avukah has arranged an entertainment to raise the required funds, to be held at the Hotel Majestic on February 19th. David Vardi and Mischa Mischakoff will be on the program, it was announced.

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