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Calls for Measures to End Chaos in Bira Bidjan; Says Immediate Employment for 1,315 Workers

An end must be put to the chaos in Bira Bidjan is the headline featured by the “Emess” today for an article which describes the disorder which prevails in the Far Eastern Region where an autonomous Jewish region is to be established in 1933.

At the same time, the paper points out, 1315 workers, particularly builders, can secure immediate employment in Bira Bidjan.

It reports further that a mining commission discovered magnesia of 42 percent purity in Bira Bidjan.

A total of 8,000 immigrants arrived in Bira Bidjan in the period of January 1 to August 1, 1932. Of this number 416′ were from abroad, including 18 Americans; 79 from Argentine; 47 from Germany, it states.

The “Emess” report fails however to mention the number of those who returned to their native towns from Bira Bidjan. It merely indicates that “a substantial number of newcomers left”.

Those who were especially dissatisfied were immigrants from abroad. The paper fastens blame for this upon foreign organizations who were negligent in informing the prospective immigrants of the truth concerning the difficulties to be awaited.