Moscow (Aug. 18)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The scope and function of the Comzet, the Soviet government department which was originally charged with the task of caring for the settlement of Jews on the land, will be extended according to a decision of the praesidium of the Central Executive Committee made public to-day.
On the basis of this decision the Comzet will be asked to include in its activities not only the land settlement work but also to direct the toiling Jewish masses into the industries of the country. It is understood, however that the Comzet will retain its previous character of occupying itself preeminently with the land settlement problem. The Comzet is to submit to the Soviet Government in the near future a plan for its further activities in accordance with the new ruling.