NEW YORK (Sep. 8)
Eighty U.S. and Canadian citizens left for Israel today aboard the S.S. Jerusalem. The group includes 60 teachers, nurses, engineers, farmers and business men, some with their families – the largest single group of settlers to depart for Israel since 1948. The remainder, 20 senior students of the major Hebrew Teachers Colleges in the United States, will spend a full semester in Israel on Jewish Agency for Palestine Cultural fellowships.
The settlers’ group comprises 60 persons trained in farming, experienced in business, and skilled in the professions that are most required by Israel. Mrs. Rose L. Halprin, acting chairman of the Jewish Agency, pointed out with regard to the latter group that their contributions to Israel are “in line with America’s Point Four program of assisting underdeveloped regions and establishing closer bonds between democratic nations.”