New Ica Colonies in Argentine Make Progress

(J. T. A. Mail Service)

Further good news is being received at the Ica head-quarters here on the progress of the new settlers in the Ica settlements in the Argentine Republic. Settled on small plots in the Province of Entre Rios they have been able, owing to good crops and various land occupations, to discharge their debt to the Ica and their suppliers. to lead a powerful life with their families, put in stores of seeds and even complete their stocks of leased cattle and implements. One of them named. Joseph Steinhaus settled in August 1923 on a plot of 25 hectares. has duly paid his debts to the Ica and has bought out of his savings. 11 horses, 12 milon cows, 20 calves. 300 chickens, a plough, a threshing-machine, etc. This settler is not the only one who has secured such results. Others could be named who have been settled for about a year and have accumulated savings by their work and bought horses, milch cows, breeding cattle, material, seeds in very considerable quantities.

M. Getulio Vergas, the new Governor of the Province of Porto Alegre, says a message from Rio de Janeiro, having been congratulated by the Jewish institutions of Porto Alegre on his appointment, replied in a letter of thanks, in the course of which he wrote;

“The Jewish colonies, where the principal institutions are social. philanthropic and cultural, and always of greater value, have for a long time past been a positive factor of progress in the Province of Rio Grande do Sul. This is a truth that has been recognised and proclaimed by all the inhabitants of Rio Grande.”

COMMUNICATION TO THE EDITOR

Sir:

I should like to join Rabbi L Finkelstein’s appeal concerning the late Rabbi Polyacheck contained in your issue of July is Rabbi Polyacheck was so modest as to actually flee from the slightest honor that his admirers desired to confer on him. His deep humillty was even more charscteristic of his saintly character than his profound learning. It would be the height of ignominy to permit his family to suffer, and I for one would gladly do my share when the proper committee is organiced.

Yours very truly.

Moses J. S. Abels.

Rabbi. Temple Emann-El

July 20, 1925 Brooklyn. N. Y.

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