Plan to Put Interned Refugees on Farms Wins French Backing

The Ministry of Agriculture has given its approval to a project for removal of a number of refugees from internment camps to farms for use as labor replacements for farmhands now serving in the French army.

Support of the plan was announced in a letter to La Bienvenue Francaise, association promoting exchange of students among nations, which is sponsoring the project. The letter promised the Agriculture Ministry’s full cooperation in carrying out the project and put at the association’s disposal the services of its experts.

In approving the plan, the Ministry’s letter cited success of an international organization (the World ORT Union) in conducting farm training schools in the southwest of France for immigrants.

Mme. C. Boas de Jouvenal is playing a leading role in the association’s farm project.

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