Moscow (Jul. 10)
Good-will tours to the Jewish colonies is the latest measure employed by the authorities in their campaign to blot out anti-Semitism among the urban workers population. The colonies witness daily the arrival of dozens of delegations from factories, schools and labor unions from every part of the country.
The delegations report on their findings and impressions at mass meetings especially called for the purpose of driving home to the population the falsity of the notion that Russian Jews are an unproductive element. A joint delegation of forty workers and peasants from the Moscow district proceeded to the colonies today.
The Soviet news agency “Tass” reports that during the last several days 100 factory workers visited the Jewish colonies in the region of Odessa. The visitors were impressed with the methods and accomplishments of the Jewish farmers, many admitting upon their return that they never believed that Jews are such a bardworking people. The visits are frequently converted into good-will demonstrations in which neighboring non-Jewish villagers join.
The failure of three Jewish collectives in the district Velikoluki, Ukraine, was reported from Smolensk. Due to the bad spring crop the settlers left the colonies. The local authorities are endeavoring to send new colonists there.