Jerusalem (Oct. 17)
A $4,000,000 grant from the Colonial Office’s “Colonial Development Fund” has been allocated for educational activities in Palestine, it was learned today. Twenty-six percent of the grant will be assigned to Jewish education and the remainder will be used for developing Arab educational facilities.
It was also learned today that the Colonial Office has appointed J.V.M. Shaw, Colonial Secretary at Cyprus, to be Chief Secretary of the Palestine Administration. He succeeds James P. MacPherson, who has been named to a post in Washington.
The Palestine War Savings campaign was opened here today by High Commissioner Sir Harold MacMichael, in the presence of 150 leading representatives of the Arab and Jewish communities. Sir Harold stated that the campaign had the two-fold purpose of absorbing surplus cash and of aiding the Allied war effort. S. S. Hoofien, head of the Anglo-Palestine bank, who spoke on behalf of the Jewish community, promised its full cooperation, but expressed the opinion that it would be difficult for Jews to save any funds in view of the sky-high living costs. He also stated that he wondered “if in view of present happenings,” the Jewish contribution to the war effort was really appreciated.