London (Dec. 27)
Much favorable comment has been aroused here by the land redemption scheme worked out by the Jewish National Fund for Great Britain and Ireland by means of which the Jews of England would redeem a parcel of land in Palestine equal to the area that their homes occupy in this country. In response to the problem raised by a group of London Jewish business men who will redeem acreage in Palestine equal to the area covered by their place of business in London, the offices of the Jewish National Fund announced that the terms of the land redemption were not limited to private residence only but that each individual may redeem as much land as he feels should be included in the quota of his household.
The average area which has been taken for a fair-sized house, according to the donations received by the Jewish National Fund, has been about. 236 square yards which is the equivalent of one-sixth of a dunam, which can be redeemed for $25.
Leopold Schen, one of the active workers of the English Jewish National Fund, is the originator of this scheme.