USBN #272 October 1953 p1
'"Overjoyed, proud magnificent achievements. Praying continued victories."
July 16, 1953 -SHOGHI
The message above was Shoghi Effendi"s reply to this cable sent him by the National Spiritual Assembly on July 13:
Gratified report first American Baha’i pioneer arriving post Rose Perkal Kodiak July eighth. All four United States Western Hemisphere pioneer settlement areas assigned. Approved three pioneer projects United States areas Europe and plans under way settlement four Italo-Swiss areas. Ten of eleven United States pioneer settlement areas Africa planned. Two United States Asia posts assured. Pioneer plans progressing three Assembly members.