London (Mar. 13)
Field-Marshal Viscount Plumer, who is to-day reported to be “going on very well”, after his recent operation, celebrated to-day his 75th. birthday.
In May 1929, speaking at the Palestine Fair held in London, Lord Plumer said that for Lady Plumer and himself the Exhibition recalled the three happy years they had spent in Palestine, where they had found and left many friends. The primary object of the Exhibition, he went on, was to raise money for the Jewish National Fund, but, at the same time, it was to indicate the progress and development in Palestine in the last few years and from that experience to devise methods by which that progress and development could not only be continued but accelerated. What the were looking for now, was greater facilities for transport overseas, and they were all looking forward with eager expectation to the construction of the Haifa Harbour. When it was finished, the Harbour would be a striking illustration of the benefits that had accrued to Palestine and its people by and through British Administration. He hoped that as a result of the Exhibition some kind of Depot or Agency would be founded in London which would be of immense use in carrying out one of the objects of the Exhibition-the sale of saleable goods from Palestine.