St. Louis (Oct. 27)
The United States has gained at least $1,000,000,000 worth of trained workers and professionals in the 250,000 refugees who entered this country since 1933, Joseph E. Beck, executive director of the United Service for New Americans, declared last night at a dinner meeting held here. At the same time, he emphasized that this country had lost three times that sum by not filling its quotas completely.
Beck pointed out that of the 2,150,000 immigrants who could have been admitted since 1933 only 250,000 entered, of whom more than two-thirds were refugees from Nazism. He cited a Swedish Government estimate that every adult industrial worker who emigrated from that country cost the nation $5,000 in capital value.