Jerusalem (Mar. 1)
The country-wide Purim festivities, which this year are expected to be on a very extensive scale and to continue throughout the week, were started off last night a big ball held at the King David Hotel here.
In tel Aviv more than 15 big functions have been arranged, and the annual street carnival is to be of specially big dimensions this year. The commencement of the celebrations on Monday evening will be announced by the sirens of the Tel Aviv Fire Brigade. The illuminations and fireworks, however, were started last night already.