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Charge That Arabs Misuse Earthquake Relief Funds

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Head Office of the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association has transmitted to Col. Symes, the Chief Secretary to the Palestine Government, a sum of £E.500 donated by James de Rothschild to the Earthquake Fund.

Substantial loans from the Earthquake Relief Fund were granted to Government officials in Transjordan for the purpose of repairing the damage caused to their houses, states the correspondent in Amman of the Arab paper, “Al Carmel.”

The correspondent charges that much of the money is being misused by the recipients. “Some of them” he declares, “bought land with the money, others went on a holiday and a number kept the money.”