Buenos Aires (May. 3)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)
The position of Jewish Agricultural Colonization in the Argentine was discussed at a conference of delegates from a number of Jewish colonies held this week at Dominguez.
There were sixteen delegates present from nine colonies, the members of the Excutive of the Agrarian Federation, for the approval of whose Statutes the Conference was primarily convoked, and a big body of the general public.
Mr. Isaac Caplan, who was elected President, said in his opening address that the colonization work in the Argentine was striking root. They had present at the Conference the sons and the grandsons of colonists. It was at the same time a fact that their colonies were being cut down instead of being extended. There were colonies which were suspended in the air. If they attached importance to the colonization in Palestine. Russia and other places, they had to care, too, for the colonization in the Argentine.
After the opening address, the Conference honored the memory of the late Leon Chasanowitsch, lauded as a devoted friend of the agricultural colonization movement and of the Jewish land workers.
The report of the Executive Committee stated that the work had in certain of the colonies been conducted under favorable circumstances. But it had not been recognized by the Jewish Colonization Association (Ica). A resolution was adopted protesting against the Ica for refusing to receive the Executive Committee.
After a debate on the position of the colonies, especially of the colony of Montefiore. it was decided that the Council of the Federation should consider the position with the Ica and try to find a way out of the present difficulties.
Resolutions on the deaths by fire of Dr. Aaron Ember, his wife and son were adopted at a meeting of the Baltimore Zionist District Board. Dr. Ember was professor of Egyptology at the Johns Hopkins University.
Their names are to be inscribed in the Golden Book of the Jewish National Fund. The resolution states that the Embers perished “that science and posterity might be served.” and that they have “enhanced the heritage and glory that is Israel’s.”
The will of Meyer London. Socialist leader, who was killed in an automobile accident on June 6, was filed for probate, leaving an estate of $4,000 equally to his wife. Mrs. Anna London, and his daughter, Miss Isabel M. London.
The site of the estate caused some surprise in view of Mr. London’s supposedly wide law practice, but it was explained by his brother, Horace London. who was associated with him for fifteen years.
“He had been accustomed to contributing a large part of his income to the Socialist Party, to charity and to various socialist enterprises,” said Mr. London. “Although he had a large law practice, much of the work was done for nothing and his income was not as large as was generally supposed.”
The house of Mrs. Comelius Vanderbilt at Fifth Avenue and Fifty-Seventh Street, New York, was purchased by Frederick Brown, real estate operator. The property is valued at $7,100,000.