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Hicem Executive Approves Plan for Welfare Work in South America

August 30, 1928
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(J. T. A. Mail Service)

The possibilities of Jewish immigration to South America as investigated by the delegation of the Hias-Ica- Emigdirekt (Hicem) consisting of Louis Oungre, Director General of the Ica, Dr. M. Krainin, President of the Emigdirekt, and A. Benjamin, of the Hias, who returned recently from South America, were under consideration at the meeting of the Executive of the Hicem held here yesterday under the chairmanship of Dr. Oscar Cohn. There were present at the meeting Dr. James Bernstein, Herr joachimsohn, Dr. M. Krainin, Dr. Eduard Oungre, Councillor Stern and Jacob Lestschinsky, members of the Executive. Adolph Copeland, Vice-President of the Hias, Louis Oungre, Director General of the Ica, Mr. Levin-Epstein, member of the Board of Directors of the Hias, and Mr. Latzky-Bertholdi, Dr. Gribeschok and M. Schalit, members of the Council of Administration of the Hicem were also present as visitors.

The report of the delegation speaks of the favorable development of South American Jewry and the possibilities for absorbing immigrants, especially in the Argentine and Brazil. “It is not possible, of course,” the report says, “for anyone to go out to South America in the belief that he will straightway be able to make his fortune. But it is certain that artisans and also both skilled and unskilled workers can always obtain employment in these two countries, especially if they do not stay in the capitals. Agricultural workers are specially desirable and Jewish land workers can be placed in the Ica colonies.”

By the establishment of labor exchanges, savings banks, as well as training workshops and technical and lingual courses, the delegation has created all necessary conditions and has enabled the Hicem in South American to improve the position of the Jewish immigrants who have already entered the country, as well as to cope witlz the requirements of a larger immigration. Unfortunately, the ideas held in Eastern Europe regarding the immigration possibilities in South American are not in accordance with the real position, and it is necessary on the basis of the materials collected by the delegation to acquaint East European Jewry with the actual state of affairs.

The Executive decided to approve the delegation’s report and the budget proposed by the Directorate for the organizations in Brazil, Argentine, and Uruguay, as well as a sum of $16,000 as a first contribution from the Hicem to the various credit institutions which seek to provide the new immigrants with credits on favorable terms, and partly without interest to help them in establishing themselves. The Argentine Committee contributes more than a third to the total budget and half of all the expenditure for credit purposes. The Committees in Brazil participate to the extent of forty per cent. to the budget and also contribute half to the special credit fund.

Three of the eight defendants who failed to appear in the Federal court last week to plead to charges of violating the Sherman law in seeking to create a trust in the poultry trade in the metropolitan district surren## yesterday. They were Sidney and Julius Rosenstein and Auron Welssler. Bench warrants had been issued for them. Federal Judze Mack held each in $5,000 bail.

The sixth man to be arrested following the bombing August 10 of the home of Joseph Hasenfra##. independent poultry dealer at 926 Dumont Street. Brooklyn, was held in $5,000 bail for a hearing next Thursday on a charge of malicious mischief. The man is Meyer Shapiro, who, according to the police, was hired with five others arested to intimidate independent dealers who are fighting the poultry trust.

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