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$1,000,000 Post Office Opened in Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s new $1,000,000 post office and $300,000 automatic telephone exchange were inaugurated by Postmaster General George H. Webster in the presence of officials, foreign consuls and prominent Arabs and Jews. High Commissioner Sir Harold Alfred MacMichael made the first telephone call, exchanging congratulations with Mayor Daniel Auster of Jerusalem. The first cable to be handled was a message of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reporting an Arab attack in which a Jew was fatally wounded.