Jerusalem (Oct. 19)
The supposition that the Palestine outbreak would discourage Jewish capital, lessening the need for Jewish labor, was without foundation, declared the director of the Workers’ Contracting Society, reporting on the organization of new orange plantation groups.
All Chaluzim, pioneers, who arrived in September and October have been absorbed in various works, many on the road-building connecting the Jewish settlements. A thousand new workers are expected to arrive by the end of the month.
The labor shortage is acutely felt in Jerusalem, especially of stone hewers. New workers are being trained to supply the growing demand.