Palestine Government Plans Modernization of Tiberias Hot Springs

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

Mr. Abramson, the District Commissioner of the Northern District of Palestine, attended an extraordinary meeting of the Tiberias Municipal Council held yesterday, and read a draft agreements submitted by the Government to the Municipality for the regulation of the development of the Tiberias Hot Springs. According to the agreement, the springs and the surrounding lands will belong to the Government which will let them to the Municipality. The Municipality would receive two-thirds of the profits.

The District Commissioner suggested that the agreement be approved by the Municipality. Oteherwise, he proposed, the Municipality should agree to submit the matter to an arbitration committee headed by the Chief Justice of Palestine.

The Municipal Council has decided to appoint a commission to consider the question and report within two months.

Refusal of a wife to embrace her husband’s religion after she had agreed to do so was termed cause for annulment of marriage in an opinion by the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court.

Albert Rutstein, an Orthodox Jew, married Miss Gertrude E. Roge, an Episcopalian, in Hoboken, in June, 1926.

Suing for annulment before Supreme Court Justice Delahanty, Rutstein said that five days before the marriage he had told Miss Roge he would wed her only on condition that she embrace the Jewish religion. She said she would do so, he testified. She further agreed, he said, that if there were any children they would be brought up in the Jewish faith.

After the ceremony by a Jusice of the Peace, Rutstein asserted, he asked her to make good her promise, but she refused, saying she had never had any intention of embracing his religion.

Justice Delehanty dismissed the complaint and Rutstein appealed. In reversing the decision, the Appeliate Division held that the husband’s testimony justified an annulment. The vote was four to one, Justice Martin dissenting.

Adolph S. Ochs, publisher of the New York “Times”, is returning on the Leviathan today with Mrs. Ochs from a trip abroad.

Dr. Ruth J. Mack, daughter of Judge Julius W. Mack, is also a passenger on the Leviathan.

The immigration quotas of twenty-five countries have been exhausted for the fiscal year ending June 30.

Among the countries whose quotas have been filled are Germany, with 51,227 immigrants; Great Britain and Northern Ireland, with 34,007; the Irish Free State, with 28,567: Sweden, with 9,561; Norway, with 6,453; and Poland, with 5,982 preference and non-preference immigrants.

Other countries filling their quotas are Austria, Belgium. Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, the Free City of Danzic, Denmark, Esthonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, New Zealand, Persia, Roumania, Russia and Spain.

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