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Eastport Officials Confer in Washington on Quoddy Plan; Will See Government Officials

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Officials of Eastport, Maine, conferred today with industrialist Frank Cohen and a representative of Senator Owen Brewater of Maine to work out final details of the plan, proposed by Cohen, to turn nearby Quoddy Village into a training center for 25,000 displaced families to provide them with stills which they could later use in resettlement in South American countries.

After the morning meeting, Roy C. Haines, Senator Brewster’s secretary, who is representing him in the talks, said the group had agreed that the project is essentially educational in character, and planned to equip 20 pilot training plants for use in the project with the objective being training rather than production. This was the first time, Haines said, that the group had gathered together to work out final details of the plan and to put it in shape for official presentation to the government offices concerned, chiefly the War Assets Administration, which now helds the property. Tentative meetings were planned with War Assets Administrator Robert A. Little John and with Department of Labor and Office of Education Officials.

Among those here to discuss the plan were, in addition to Cohen, Ralph Col(##)ll, City Manager of Eastport, Oscar Brown, chairman of the City Council, Roscoe (##)ery, chairman of the school board, Everett Greaton, executive secretary of the Maine Development Committee and representative of Governor Horace A. Hildreth, and (##)land A. Ladd, State Commissioner of Education.

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