Prepare for Hard Winter in Jewish Colonies

Measures so that the Jewish colonists in the regions Cherson, Krivoy Rog, Zaporozhje and Mariupol will be prepared for the expected hard winter were recommended by an investigation committee of the Ozet, society for Jewish land settlement, which has just returned from the colonies.

The harvest has begun in the colonies and the committee found that the summer crop is satisfactory. However, due to the failure of the winter crop, the committee expressed the belief that before the coming winter is over the colonists will lack food and straw will not be available for heating the houses.

The committee recommended the following measures: First, to provide food, shoes and clothes for the winter for the children and the colonists; second, the village cooperatives should now stock coal, allowing one ton for each colonist during the winter; third, the Comzet, governmental department for Jewish land settlement, and the Agrojoint, agency of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, should increase the livestock to enable the colonists to derive an income from the sale of milk products; fourth, to make it possible for former artisans to work at their old professions during the winter, providing them with the necessary tools and sufficient raw material.

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