MOSCOW (Dec. 21)
Newspapers today reported unparalleled prosperity being experienced by the Jewish collective farms in the Crimea, with individual daily earnings averaging up to six rubles in addition to four kilos of bread daily and dairy and vegetable products.
The papers praise the work of Agro-Joint, agricultural colonization organization affiliated with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, attributing the prosperity chiefly to the work of Dr. Joseph A. Rosen, Agro-Joint’s American director who is now visiting in the United States, in developing vineyards, vegetable farming and electrification.
The press points out that 55 of 85 Jewish collectives have been electrified, thus solving the irrigation problem from which the Crimea has suffered.
The Crimean collectives maintain more than eighty Jewish schools, six hospitals and an agricultural technical institute, it is pointed out. They also own more than 50,000 head of cattle of varying breeds and 40,000 chickens.