PUERTO RICO: Revived Law

One thing Secretary of the Interior Harold Le Clair Ickes found to his liking when the administration of Puerto Rico was shifted from the War to the Interior Department four years ago. It was a statute, incorporated by Congress in the Island's first Organic Act (dating from the trust-fearing days of 1900) and reincorporated in the present Organic Act (1917), limiting the amount of land any corporation could own for agricultural purposes to 500 acres. Crusty Mr. Ickes well knew that few of Puerto Rico's sugar companies own less than 500 acres....

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