Jerusalem (Dec. 23)
Eleven students received diplomas yesterday at the second graduation exercises of the Hebrew University.
Impressive ceremonies marked the exercises which were attended by the Palestine High Commissioner, Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope, Nahum Sokolow, President of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, and members of the diplomatic corps. Dr. Judah L. Magnes, Chancellor of the Hebrew University, presided.
The High Commissioner in his address welcomed the announcement that next year the University will open an Agricultural College under the direction of Dr. Chaim Weizmann, former president of the World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency for Palestine.
Dr. Magnes emphasized that the Hebrew University is in urgent need of a College of Pedagogy. Dr. Sokolow dined with the High Commissioner last night.
In 1905 there were 38,000 Jews in Bulgaria, 18,750 men and 18,903 women. 36,476 were Sefardim, 1,524 Ashkenazim. In 1908, there were 239 schools with 74 male teachers and 66 female. The pupils were 3,165 boys and 2,334 girls. There were thirteen preparatory schools with 679 pupils. By December 31st, 1920, the number of Jews in Bulgaria had increased to 43,209, and by the end of 1930 to 49,000, 95 per cent of whom were Sefardim.