Moscow (Nov. 20)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Reports appearing in the American press of revolts fermenting in the Ukraine were categorically denied here today upon receipt of the cabled reports from New York.
The rumor that the Soviet Government was in danger because of the unrest were termed absolutely unfounded, and having no justification in fact.
Mr. George Lubarsky, Chief Agronomist of the Agrojoint, who returned today from an inspection in the Ukraine, told the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency here that he visited the districts most affected by the crop failure, in the vicinity of Cherson, Melitopol, Odessa and Nikolaiev. “The situation I found was good. Satisfactory winter and spring crops seem to be certain, causing a more cheerful mood among the peasants. The condition in the towns is bad, but not alarming. I saw no signs of unrest anywhere,” he declared.
The Soviet authorities. Mr. Lubarsky added, took efficient action to ameliorate conditions, having spent forty million roubles for various measures to check the suffering resulting from famine and to alleviate the situation effectively.
Dr. Joseph A. Rosen, head of the Agrojoint, agency in charge of the Jewish settlement work in Russia, when interviwed today stated that there was no danger of famine as the government has distributed enough seed and food.