Farmers Warned of Labor Shortage

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Because Jewish workers are forsaking the farms of Palestine to earn much higher wages in the city, farmers must be on the lookout for more laborers, Moshe Smilan-###y, president of the Jewish Farm-###s’ Association of Palestine, de-###ared today in opening the an-###al convention of Palestinian agriculturists.

“If the situation has been satisfactory up to now, it is because there has been a reasonable percentage of Jewish and native Palestinian non-Jewish workers on the soil,” Mr. Smilansky declared.

“The position has been changed now owing to the immigration of large numbers of irresponsible non-Jewish workers from neighboring areas. But the blame must not be laid exclusively at the door of the Jewish farmer. The Jewish workers are leaving the farms because they make twice as much by working in the cities.”

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