Jerusalem (Mar. 12)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
A delegation representing the Board of Directors of the Keren Hayesod, the Palestine Foundation Fund, was received today by Lord Plumer, High Commissioner of Palestine. Col. Symes, civil secretary of the Palestine government was present.
The delegation, consisting of Dr. Arthur Hantke, L. Jaffe and Mr. Hermann, asked for the support and sympathy of the High Commissioner in connection with the transference of the headquarters of the Keren Hayesod to Palestine.
The Keren Hayesod is not only an agency for collecting funds but also a medium to attract the hearts and minds of Jews to Palestine. It was felt that the efforts of the Keren Hayesod would be strengthened if conducted from Palestine, the spokesman of the Fund told the High Commissioner.
Lord Plumer stated in reply that he regards as helpful and important the management of the Fund being conducted from Palestine where responsible men could better form an opinion concerning the economic situation and other matters. The High Commissioner asked about the methods of the Fund and expressed full sympathy with the work.