Jerusalem (Aug. 18)
Ten thousand persons participated in the 50th aniversary of the establishment of Rishon le Zion, yesterday, among them the High Commissioner for Palestine, Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope.
The High Commissioner paid tribute to the achievements of the settlers of Rishon le Zion and to the devotion and generosity of Baron Edmond de Hirsch, who aided the settlement.
Messages of felicitation were sent in behalf of the celebrants and the High Commissioner to Baron Edmond de Rothschild and James Rothschild.
Congratulatory messages were read from Baron de Rothschild, and Lord Melchett among others, while addresses were delivered by representatives of the colony, the Bilu settlers, the Jewish Agency, the Palestine National Jewish Council, the Farmers Federation, the Labor Federation, the Pica, the Municipality of Tel Aviv and the Bnei Binjamin.
The president of Rishon le Zion, Meerovitch, and the leader of the Bilu, Lubman, were among the speakers.