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Rail Traffic Between Haifa and Lydda Resumed; Military Rule to End in Town of Sodom

Rail traffic between Haifa and Lydda, which was suspended in April of last year, was resumed today following the departure of two trains from Haifa for Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Rehovot carrying a combined freight load of 1,200 tons. Passenger traffic on the railroad will be resumed toward the end of September, following completion of Tel Aviv’s principal rail terminal.

Military rule will end in the ancient town of Sodom within a few days, a military spokesman announced today. The potash works located in the area will be returned to the Palestine Potash Company, Ltd., for the resumption of operations. Military forces will remain in Sodom for the time being, the spokesman added.

Deputy police inspector-general Joseph Nachmias left here today for London for a month’s intensive study of British police methods and administration.