London (Apr. 17)
The Palestine Telegraphic Agency has acquired the sole right to Reuters’ news telegrams in Palestine, Jacob Landau, Managing Director of the Palestine and the Jewish Telegraphic Agencies, announced.
This arrangement will enable the Palestine Telegraphic Agency to place at the disposal of the public of Palestine the facilities of the world’s leading news service, which with its thousands of correspondents constitutes the largest force in existence for the gathering of news.
Palestine will thus receive a much ###ger and more effective news service than ever before. In addition, the Palestine Telegraphic Agency will receive the world-wide service of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, which maintains offices in London, Paris, New York, Warsaw and Berlin, and 153 correspondents in all parts of the world, securing thus for Palestine a daily contact with Jewish events everywhere.
Mr. Landau has proceeded to Palestine to make the necessary arrangements, after which the agreement will go into force.
Under the arrangement, the Palestine Telegraphic Agency will also supply to Reuters, and through Reuters to the world’s press, news on developments in Palestine.
Members of the Tifereth Israel Community Synagogue of Des Moines, Iowa, have decided to go ahead with their project of building a new synagogue at a cost of $75,000.
The building is to be erected on the present property and will be placed in front of the present community house. The auditorium is to seat 700. At the back of the synagogue four schoolrooms will be built.
L. Oransky, re-elected president of the congregation, announced that work will be started immediately, and it is hoped to have the building completed by Oct. 1.