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Comzet Rules Seasonal Settlers Will Forfeit Land in Jewish Colonies

Those Jewish colonists who come to their land only during the season to cultivate it, living in the small towns for the rest of the year, will lose their fields, according to a decision of the Comzet, governmental department for Jewish land settlement.

Beginning October 1, the Comzet will institute strict control and will take away the land from those who do not reside on it continuously.

George Lubarsky, chief agronomist of the Agrojoint, praised the Comzet decision in an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent. The colonists who reside partly in the colonies and partly in the small towns are menacing the normality of Jewish colonization and are not utilizing fully the land assigned to them, which could be utilized with better results by Jews desiring to settle in the colonies, staying there the whole year.

The Comzet overruled the suggestions of J. Larin in rejecting his project to include in the Jewish colonization plan the Taman Peninsula in the Kuban region, near Crimea.