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Extension of Dead Sea Works to Further Exploitation of Potash and Bromine Deposits

The extension of the Dead Sea Works, for the purpose of exploiting potash and bromine deposits was considered and authorized by the board of the Palestine Potash Company, today’s report at the second general meeting of the company shows.

Colonel David Yell presided at the meeting in the absence of Lord Lytton who is in China. The directors present included Moses Novemejski, Major Thomas Gregori Tulloch, Harry Sacher and Lord Glenconner.

Mr. Novomejski reported that all the potash and bromine thus far produced has been sold to England. While last year’s work was conducted on a small scale, it has been proved that the product both in quality and price is able to compete with that of other producers, Mr. Novomejski said. As a result the plants and the activities will be extended.

The new capital subscribed by shareholders for the purpose of extensions was in the amount of £39,000. Approximately 400 Jewish and Arab workmen were engaged. Friendly relations exist between the two groups. Health conditions are satisfactory and no cases of malaria have been reported in two years, it was stated.