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To Aid Landless Farmers in Bukowina to Migrate to Southern France

An effort to aid Jewish farmers who have no land to emigrate from Bukowina to Southern France is being planned by the Hias-Emigdirckt, the Jewish emigrant welfare organization.

A representative of the organization has arrived here with a view to organizing the transmigration. Registration has been started.

In Bukowina there are a number of Jewish tillers of the soil who could not return to work following the war.

AMERICAN BANK PRAISED BY BRITISH ON LEAGUE REPORT

The work of the “Central Bank” in Palestine was outlined in the 1927 report of the British Government to the League of Nations. The Palestine Economic Corporation of New York has provided three-quarters of the financial resources of this institution.

“The Central Bank of Cooperative Institutions, financed by American and English Jews, is helping materially to solve the problem of rural credit,” the report stated. “In the absence of unchallengeable title to land based on cadastral survey and settlement, farmers find difficulty in obtaining loans except on usurious terms. Agricultural development is thus retarded and the profits of rural industries are minimized. In four years, the Central Bank has been instrumental in forming thirty-one agricultural cooperative societies or groups and has issued £191,000 in loans against collective personal credit. Advances on tobacco, oranges, grapes, and almonds have allowed planters to regulate supplies and to market their products more advantageously. Loans to buy seeds, fertilizers and fodder have facilitated a general improvement in farm practice and live stock management. A satisfactory feature is that the cooperative societies augment their loans by substantial deposits. The percentage of delinquencies and outstanding loans is gratifyingly small.”

Dr. George J. Saylin was reelected to head the Los Angeles, Californa, Kehillah at its meeting held recently in the Music Arts Studio Hall of that city.

More than 225 delegates and members of the Kehillah were present. Other officers who were elected were, as vice-presidents Dr. B. Belove, Dr. J. G. Reynolds, Mrs. N. Weinstein. Louis Siegel and Moses Tannebaum, Mr. Lindebaum was elected treasurer.

A resolution for the establishment of a Va’ad Ha’Kashruth Committee for the supervision of the sale of Kosher meat was adopted.

Delegates were appointed to the Conference of Jewish Organizations in behalf of the Los Angeles Home for Incurables.

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