Moscow (Jul. 8)
A shortage of labor is reported today from the Jewish colonies in Crimea in connection with the bumper harvest there.
The lack of farm hands in the Jewish colonies is endangering the harvesting of the crops. The shortage is ascribed to the fact that a large number of Jewish settlers left the Crimean settlements last year and returned to the cities to engage in industrial work.
The Moscow Emes, official Jewish Communist daily, reviews today the Jewish situation in Biro-Bidjan and emphasizes that the Far Eastern Jewish autonomous district is experiencing a period of prosperity. This prosperity, according to the paper, is expressed in the greater turnover in the local stores where the Jewish settlers spent 500,000 roubles in the month of May alone. It is also seen in the fact that the settlers are inviting their relatives from other parts of Soviet Russia to come to the Bureya.
The Soviet radio station in Chabarowsk, the largest radio station in the Far East, announces that it will include ten Yiddish programs in its monthly schedule.