Wauchope Reassures Palestine on War, Saying It’s “localized”

Fears of a world war were scouted today in a message from Palestine High Commissioner Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope in London read to an assemblage of Arab and Jewish leaders and outstanding personalities in Palestine finance by Acting High Commissioner John Hathorn-Hall.

The message held that fears that another world way may result from the Italo-Ethiopian situation are entirely baseless. Sir Arthur declared that the situation in the Mediterranean is safe and that the Ethiopian war has been localized.

To reassure the Palestine population, the message pointed out that had there been “the slightest cause for disquiet,” the High Commissioner would have arranged to return in the middle of October. As it is, he said, he will return in the middle of November.

The local population, the message said, cannot judge precisely to what extent, if any, Palestine will be affected by the Italo-Ethiopian conflict. He expressed confidence that those assembled would use their knowledge to quiet the public.

Sir Arthur returned to London Tuesday from a vacation in Scotland. He is said to be negotiating with the Colonial Office the details of the projected representative legislative council for Palestine.

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