Sirovich’s Cuban Project Termed ‘fantastic’

Congressman William Sirovich’ proposal to settle 100,000 German Jewish refugees in Cuba was today termed “fantastic” by Luis Machado Ortega, Cuban Secretary of State, here on a tour of the world.

Declaring he was astonished at the report, Senor Ortega said:

“Such a plan is fantastic, according to my view.”

He voiced the opinion that it would be impossible to settle 100,000 Europeans in Cuba and expect them to make a living. Even a thousand Europeans, he said, could not find employment there.

Colonization possibilities in Cuba are non-existent, he declared, since there is no available land left except the sugar and pineapple plantations, where Negroes and Chinese are employed.