LONDON (Jun. 9)
A plan for establishment of a “farm city” on Jewish National Fund near Nathania, Palestine, for post-war settlement of middle-class persons from Britain was outlined yesterday at a conference of 60 delegates from nine cities in England and Scotland, held at Leeds.
Prof. Samson Wright expressed hope the scheme could be enlarged by participation of communities in the Dominions and the United States. Expressing confidence in a British victory, he said that “the good news from Syria is an augury of the success of the farm city.”
Prof. Selig Brodetsky, who was unable to attend the conference because of important consultations in London about the Middle East situation, sent a message declaring that the spreading war in the Middle East, which endangered Palestine, far from reducing the possibility of work there, made it more than ever necessary to strengthen this work.
Fred Nettler, originator of the scheme, was elected president of the sponsoring organisation.