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A Soviet Step

The news announced by James N. Rosenberg and Dr. Joseph Rosen that the Soviet government has voluntarily forfeited the collection of loans from Jewish colonies, amounting to six million dollars, indicates that the Soviet government is interested in strengthening the position of the Jewish settlements which were started by the Agro-Joint.

Released from the burden of repaying the government loans, the Jewish agricultural collectives will now be in a position to spend their income from the sale of their agricultural products for purposes from which each individual member of the collective will greatly benefit. In plain words—the position of the individual Jewish landworkers in the Ukraine and the Crimea will greatly improve, due to the helpful move now made by the Soviet government.