Basle (Sep. 7)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
No progess was evident today in the deliberations of Zionist leaders on the choice of a new Zionist Executive in Jerusalem. The efficiency executive advocated by the American Zionists received a further setback at the session of the Committee on Committees held today in the presence of Dr. Weizmann. At this meeting spokesmen for the Mizrachi, the Orthodox Zionist organization; Hitachduth and Achduth Ha’avodah, Palestine labor groups; the General Zionists of Palestine and the Radical Zionists and Revisionists, as well as spokesmen for part of other Zionist groups expressed themselves against a triumverate composed of Harry Sacher. Theodor von Friesland and Col. Kisch. A provisional vote showed that Weizmann’s proposal would receive only 123 votes, with a majority of 153 against it.
The three candidates for the efficiency executive. Sacher. Von Friesland and Col. Kisch, appeared before the committee yesterday and submitted their program. They declared that they are ready to enter the Jerusalem Executive on the condition that it is constituted as a homogenious trimnverace with a program of economic consolidation and without the control of the London Executive.
The budget commission voted on the recommendation of the Zionist Executive for an educational budget of Â£48,000 which represents a considerable reduction from that adopted two years ago.