Representatives of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and of the Ort, in interviews with the Moscow correspondent of the Associated Press, denied the reports of an uprising in the Ukraine said to have resulted in the death of 4,000 persons.
Dr. Henry Moskowitz, chairman of the American Ort, who recently traveled extensively through the Ukraine in behalf of the reconstruction organization, told The Associated Press correspondent in Moscow that he had not met any signs of disturbances throughout his journey. Dr. Moskowitz, however, left the Ukraine some weeks before the peasant revolts are alleged to have started.
Samuel Lubarsky, representative of the Joint Distribution Committee, whom the same correspondent interviewed on his return from an extensive trip to the Ukraine, sad he did not see the faintest signs of trouble, although he traveled by automobile from Krivoyrog to Cherson in the southeastern part of the Ukraine. This is several hundred miles from the Dneister towns alleged to be the scene of the revolts.
“The ‘Ukrainian revolt,’ is described by the Soviet authorities as a ‘barefaced lie,'” Walter Duranty, Moscow correspondent of the “New York Times” cables.
Cincinnati has been selected as the meeting place for the National Conference of Jewish Social Service on April 29 to May 2, 1927, according to an announcement by Samuel A. Goldsmith. Secretary, of the Organization. The meeting will mark the twenty-eighth year of the Conference.
The Conference will hold ten sessions devoted to child care, family welfare, health, community center activities, Jewish education, and the official business of the Conference. Three hundred organizations will be represented. Morris D Waldman, Executive Director of the Jewish Welfare Federation of Detroit, is president of the Conference.