Jerusalem Today Picks Councillors

Semi-oofficial comment on the election situation is contained in a story from London which appears on Page Seven.

Voters of this city will go to the polls tomorrow to choose twelve municipal councillors in the twelve wards into which the city is divided; six for Jews, four for Moslems, and two for Christians.

Six Jewish candidates have been nominated on a united Jewish slate which includes all Jewish groups save the Zionist Revisionists and the Association of Jewish taxpayers. The Jewish candidates nominated by an inter-party committee are; Daniel Auster, lawyer, General Zionist; Abraham Elmaleh, author and municipal worker, Sephardic Jews; Rabbi M. Blau, Agudath, Israel; Isaac Ben-Zvi, labor leader; J. Hachmashvilli, bank manager, united choice of Sephardic Jews and Agudath Israel, and Haim Solomon, former vice-mayor of Jerusalem.

The Revisionists have nominated their own candidates in some wards at the same time concluding an agreement with the Taxpayers group not to run opposing candidates in the same wards.

Moses Kuriansky, Jewish District Officer, was appointed by the Palestine government as returning officer for the Jewish wards, while Uasuhi Bey Beydoun was appointed returning officer for the Moslem and Christian wards.

In local circles it is regarded as virtually certain that the present mayor, Ragheb Bey Nashashibi, who has held the post since the World War, will be reappointed.

High Commissioner Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope is known to have told prominent persons here that he intends to reappoint Ragheb Bey.

The Revisionists are opposing the united Jewish slate on the ground that the Laborites have, they allege, consented to the formation of a legislative council in Palestine.

Semi-oofficial comment on the election situation is contained in a story from London which appears on Page Seven.

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