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U. S. Will Help Haiti
To Feed Itself Under Good Neighbor Policy PORT-AU-PRINCE. Haiti. May; 20 <CDN).—The United States is! helping primitive Haiti to feed it self as part of the unspectacular but effective American effort to; improve the lot of the good neigh- j bors. A tiny food mission of the Insti- | tute of Inter-American Affairs, j which has been conducting a j small-scale agricultural demon- j stration here since 1944, hopes to j go to town in a big way this year.! A $4,000,000 Export - Import Bank loan to Haiti will open the; way to agricultural development! of the 60,000-acre Artibonite Val ley, a potential oasis for a moun tainous country which must sup port a growing population of 3. 000,000 on about 3,000 square i miles of plain land. The valley n^eds only a depend- j able w'ater supply—a problem which licked the French 200 years | ago—and that's what the United j States proposes to help Haiti] achieve. Program Is Pushed. Says W. Alan Laflin of San Francisco, chief of the institute's field party here: "Completion of the program is expected to provide homes and livelihood for thousands of peas ant families now living in abject poverty and to establish a pattern which can be followed on a small er scale in other parts of the republic.” Since the water problem in the Artibonite is one of too little or too much, the reclamation pro gram calls for flood control, irri gation of dry land, drainage of flooded areas, agricultural devel opment and resettlement of pop ulation. 5,000 Acres Irrigated The technicians know what can be done. Already they have com pleted an irrigation system for 5,000 Artibonite acres, which are expected to go into cultivation shortly. Mr. Laflin calls it "a forerunner of the big project.” Total cost of the project, which is expected to take three years, will be $6,000,000. The Haitian government will put up the $2, 000.000 beyond the loan. The institute mission, consist ing of six technicians, will super vise the work, but—as with all in stitute programs—it will be a joint effort. Other Plans Cited. As in Peru, where Mr. Laflin spent five years, Paraguay and Costa Rica, the institute food pro duction mission here already has been instrumental in developing Irrigation and encouraging food production on a smaller scale. All costs are financed 75 per cent by the local government and 25 per cent by the United States. Institute men say the big idea is not charity, but help to make the Latin American countries self sufficient on their own. The Antibonite project promises to put poor, primitive Haiti well along the road to just that. Turkey, with an area of 296.503 square miles, has only about 26, 000 miles of roads. HER/,00 PRESENTS: Eyelet girdles crisp summer cotton 14.95 Fine broadcloth with a deep front pleat . . . cool and composed now, all summer! Navy, brown, plum, powder, pink, aqua, maize. HERZOG'S fas**, • ' F STREET AT 10th N.W. Where the Fashionwise Economize THE HECHT CO., SILVER SPREVG OPE* TODAY, 12:30 TO 0:30 P.M.; R ASHLAGTO* STORE HOIKS. 0:30 \.H. lO 0 P.R. If sales checks are ballots—and they ARE—8 95 is the price you went to pay for your summer dresses Because The H echt Co does its very best to give you what you csk we ve X"\ combed the markets/fo febng you the kind of junior dress you want at the price you've proved is a popular chc ce / Choose rayon crepes, rayon shantungs, spun ravons in dressy and tailored stvies, ecch a welcome relief from your cottons. And only S.95! Sizes 9 to 1 5 ^ 0 • we Junior Miss 5izes at one Junior price \^/ EACH I D c I A A. 8<yef*» c «*•♦*> gr*et ft* - ot. you - •*** *o*h Whtt* ground royo* efe.Nfd »->h Woe*, gt**hf rod or Mew Rcyo* c'tp*. uzm 9 to ! 5 - - 1-95 ■ Twa-pi#e* «**©© »u*t wift* pf'«» top. ta<6 e©Ufr **>rt Gr*pn, b*o*. imkM; n»» 9 to ^5 -. --1.95 C. 9* ' ■'*' fff rovar. Wi'H (S*e »*<<•* ** pe • **♦ t»"s‘ a ?••«•- <w *<no** o»» •*•»#, *■»•» *> *5 *5 f.95 0. roynr 0r*«« t’ff /»o* j «*-t*> oof*5*"* G'**r 0 j*, OQu«o Of f*l| OO wh*t*, vm 9 to * 5 | *5 1, torof’ »oof^w«C- o* '*0 oM lfCO'*t*0 »<t0 tOytto *OtfMS»0 Of«ot tod, Muo. #»«** fc-*o» 9 to )5 1*5 Younp Wpthtnplommn Shop Thtrp tkx* WoHumptam; g*co*4 r\ov. SUtvor Sprmp The MecIht Co. HAtioad SlOa I 4 ASHINGTHN AMD"