NEW YORK (Apr. 9)
A 1,000-acre tract in the Cayo district, in the west-central part of British Honduras, has been selected by Kalman I. Weisz for the refugee industrial project which the firm of Weisz-Budapest intends to establish, the Refugee Economic Corporation, which is granting a loan to finance the project, announced today.
Weisz arrived in Belize, British Honduras, on March 25 to complete arrangements for purchase of the land and construction of houses. As soon as the contracts are concluded, Weisz will return to the United States and shortly afterward will leave for Europe by Clipper.
By the time he has arrived in Europe, preliminary selection of the settlers will have been made under the direction of the general secretary of the Budapest Jewish Community and Dr. James Bernstein, director of the HIAS-ICA Emigration Association. The HIAS-ICA is making arrangements for transportation of the group to Honduras.
The project was hailed by The Daily Clarion of Belize, which said in an editorial on March 28: “…British Honduras has much to gain from the establishment of this settlement and Government should lend its encouragement, taking precautions that settlers who may be dissatisfied cannot drift into the towns in search of work.”