Jerusalem (Sep. 17)
Despite ominous rumors, quiet prevails in Jerusalem and throughout the country.
Last night a few desultory shots were heard, no casualties occurring, it is officially reported.
A sign that the government machinery is returning to normalcy is seen in the fact that an official communique of this morning, instead of reporting disturbances or describing the countrywide calm, deals with the transit of Palestine citrus fruit through Italy and the conditions of loading the fruit. Shipments of citrus fruit will be permitted only through Trieste and Fiume.
The correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, returning from Transjordania, reports complete quiet, the only visible movement being thousands of camel grazing and bound toward Egypt. Security in Transjordania is evident from the authorities allowing women tourists to travel unaccompanied throughout the territory.
Tourist traffic was not interrupted either in Palestine or Transjordania, even during the height of the disorders. Tourist parties which landed during the last three weeks included a group of Italian professors who made a visit to the Jewish colonies. Another group, Hungarian pilgrims, conducted a tour under Archbishop Trichy of Kalosca.