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Refugees at Oswego Shelter Permitted to Have Additional Income from Labor

The refugees at the Emergency Refugee Shelter at Oswego, N. Y. will be able to supplement the small grants given them by the U. S. Government by working in farms and orchards in the vicinity, Edward Marks, officer of the War Relocation Authority, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today. They have been given permission to help pick the local pear and apple crops at the prevailing wage, Marks revealed.

In addition, the Government instituted at the beginning of this month a policy of setting up a certain number of paid refugee positions to be compensated at the rate of $18 per month. Others in the group employed in furthering the cultural activities of the camp as religious workers or teachers may be paid by private organization wishing to do so at a rate not exceeding the monthly $18. Private welfare agencies are about to set up vocational training schools and plan to sponsor a program of English training at the Shelter, according to Marks.