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League Ponders Plan to Assist Refugees

A plan for the practical relief of German-Jewish refugees was advanced today when the Economic Commission of the League Assembly received a report and resolution from a sub-committee recommending a broad project for assisting the refugees.

A High Commissioner would be appointed by the League to administer the project. He would be allowed the “fullest freedom of action.” A Geneva newspaper said that Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., former Governor General of the Philippines, was being mentioned for the post. Herbert Hoover, former President of the United States, had also been mentioned in connection with the project.

The United States was asked to collaborate with the League under a provision of the resolution asking countries not members of the League which have received few or no German refugees to extend all possible facilities to provide the exiles with employment.