Lord Plumer Retires from Service on Half Pay

(J.T.A. Mail Service)

A War Office announcement gazetted last night states that Field Marshal Lord Plumer, on ceasing to be employed, is placed on ceasing to be employed, is placed on half-pay.

Lord Plumer, who is in his 72nd year, recently relinquished the High Commissionership of Palestine, which he held for over three years. He began his military career in the York and Lancaster Regiment in 1876, and in 1919 received the Field Marshal’s baton, and was given a peerage.

During the war he commanded the 5th Army Corps and the 2nd Army in France, and was Commander-in-Chief of the Expeditionary Force that was sent to Italy. After six months there he returnd to the Western front and resumed command of the 2nd Army.

The Distribution Committe of the Community Trust, New York, meeting at the Bankers club, approved disbursements of $30,381. made during the four months following July 1 and allocated increments of income expected to be received in January from Community Trust funds.

Appropriations ratified were the largest in the history of the Community Trust for any similar period and raise the total for 1928 to $61,399,29.

Disbursements ratified included $12,565,75 from the Jacob H. Schiff Memorial Fund for the visting nurse service of the Henry Street Settlement. and $12,763,10 from the Moritz and Charlotte Warburg Memorial Fund for the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

The Jewish Immigrant Aid Society of Canada met 36 boats which arrived at the ports of Halifax and Quebec during the month of October the Society’s report states. These boats brought 8,919 immigrants. Of these 341 were Jews. They were destined by provinces as follows; Quebec, 151: Ontario, 117; Nova Scotia 1; New Brunswick 1; Manitoba 28; Saskatchewan,17; Alberta 16; and British Columbia, 10.

There were six detentions. They were later admitted through the intervention of the Legal Aid Department of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society of Canada.

Rabbi Barnett R. Brickner of the Euclid Avenue Temple, Cleveland, Ohio. acted as Impartial chairman of a committee which settled the kosher meat strike recently in Cleveland. The strike was satisfactorily settled and the butchers allowed a reduction of two cents per pound.

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