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April 19, Anniversary of Disorders, Urged As Moslem Holiday

April 18, 1937
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A proposal that April 19, anniversary of the outbreak of the 1936 sanguinary Arab disorders, be proclaimed a Moslem national holiday was made today by Al Islamia, Arabic daily.

Neither the Grand Mufti nor any of his followers participated in a reception last night for the Emir Abdullah, ruler of Transjordan, who is visiting here prior to sailing for London to attend the coronation. Their absence was interpreted as a direct snub of the Emir, who has advised Arab leaders in Palestine to pursue a moderate course in dealings with the Mandatory and has counseled them against recourse to violence.

High Commissioner Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope also failed to attend, being kept away by an attack of lumbago.

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