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Expansion of Cultural Program for Argentine Jewish Colonists Urged by Dr. Gottschalk

The need for developing greater cultural activities in the settlements of the Jewish Colonization Association in Argentina was emphasized by Dr. Max Gottschalk, member of the J.C.A. administrative council, who is now visiting here.

Speaking at a press conference, Dr. Gottschalk lauded the efficiency of the 3,500 Jewish colonists living on J.C.A. land. He said he found that life in the small agricultural centers was “rather hard.” Many colonists could not afford to hire any help because of the increase in the cost of labor and also because of the new laws covering labor.

With regard to the conflict that has arisen recently between the colonists and the J.C.A. administration, Dr. Gottschalk said that this dispute could be settled “in a spirit of understanding.” He said he would submit a report to this effect to the central headquarters of the J.C.A. in London.