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By John Valentine Wistar Shaw

The cloth assembled during this book is a survey of Palestine and used to be ready among the center of December, 1945, and the top of January, 1946. the thing of the survey used to be to envision the stipulations in Palestine with distinctive cognizance to matters pertaining to absorptive capability.

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Jewish manufactures are estimated to have produced 35 per cent, of the cigarette output in 1944/45 the remainder being mainly Arab brands. Imported cigarettesare consumed mainly by the urban population which is half Jewish and half non-Jewish. Shares in the consumption are considered to be proportionate to income tax payments. On this basis Jews bore a duty of £P. 257,028 on imported cigarettes. 487,177) 45 per cent, can be attributed to Jewish smokers and 55 per cent, to nonJewish smokers, on the assumption that Jewish manufacturers, who accounted for 35% of the output, catered mainly for Jewish consumers who also consumed a proportion of the 575 CHAPTER XIV.

The country as a whole is thinly populated; the majority of the people are illiterate, placid, and, as a rule, easily led by men in whom they place confidence; they are prone to fierce personal and family quarrels, and, like other Oriental peoples, are occasionally liable to be swept by passion or panic into excitement and unreasoning violence. Strangely credulous as they often are, the most improbable and unfounded stories may find a ready acceptance and give rise to sudden riots. Here and there are to be found individuals who are attracted by the adventure and the profit of a life of brigandage; some of these develop into dangerous criminals".

P. Intra-urban Inter-urban Goods Non-reporting companies (estimated) Gross earnings 6 7 12 1,042,945 1,784,591 422,980 — 25 3,250,516 10 467,188 — 467,000 — — 5 5 179,404 287,784 — • 934,188 574 CHAPTER XIV. 1,613,207, but as certain of the items included under this head are more properly allocated on the basis of ownership of vehicles the final allocationto the Jewish community amounts t o £P. 1 , 1 7 5 , 0 0 0 ( 7 3 p e r c e n t . ) . 154,165. The monthly sugar ration was 600 grms. per head making a total annual requirement for direct consumption of 12,600 tons.

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