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Argentine President Receives Jewish Delegation; Encourages Hias Work

Argentina will continue welcoming Jewish refugees settling in this country, President Arturo Frondizi assured a delegation of top leaders of United Hias Service from Argentina, other Latin American countries, and the United States.

Dr. Hector Ciapuscio, government director of immigration, declared the Argentine Government will encourage the work of Hias and expansion of its services. The government, said Dr. Ciapuscio, will not only aid the settlement of more refugees here, but will also consider the Hias activities as a demonstration of a successful resettlement project.

Among the members of the Hias delegation meeting with President Frondizi were Dr. Isaac Tolchinsky, head of Hias work in Argentina; the Hias directors in Uruguay and Paraguay; James P. Rice, of New York, executive director of United Hias Service, Inc., Israel Jacobson, until now Latin American representative for Hias, stationed at Rio de Janeiro; and Harold Trobe, until now Hias director for Europe and North Africa. Next week, Mr. Trobe will take over the directorship of the Hias Latin American office, while Mr. Jacobson will assume Mr. Trobe’s former post, with headquarters in Paris.