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Soviet Commission Starts Survey of Azov Sea Region for Jewish Colonization

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

An inquiry into the suitability of the state lands in the region of the Azov Sea for Jewish colonization has been started by the Comzet, the governmental department for settling Jews on the land and the Soviet Commissariat of Agriculture, it was learned today.

The Comzet and the commissariat have sent a joint commission to the Azov Sea region to investigate the land. The agricultural expert Golde is chairman of the commission.

The other members are Professor Bushiniski, soil analysis expert; Professor Ilyan of the University of Moscow, expert on hydraulic work; Professor Tchapligin, amelioration expert, and Professor Bogdanov, agriculturist. The Commission has been at work for several months.

Eighteen months ago a number of Jewish orphans who had been wandering about the streets of Moscow were placed in the Jewish agricultural school. Some of the boys have made great progress. Experts who visited the school have decided to transform it into an agricultural training school for orphans.

Latest figures on the number of Jewish Soviets in Russia have just been published. According to the figures, there are 56 Jewish village Soviets in Russia, 69 Jewish town soviets, one Jewish region. There are 32 Yiddish law courts which have dealt with 20,229 cases, since their establishment.

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