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Labor Leaders Form Body to Encourage Settlement of U.S. Jewish Workers on Farms

Leaders of the Jewish labor movement today formed an organization to support the activities of the Jewish Agricultural Society in encouraging American Jews to settle on farms.

The action was taken at a luncheon at the Commodore Hotel arranged by William Wolport, leader of the United Hebrew Trades. Judge Jacob Penkin, one of the principal speakers, reviewed the Jewish farm movement in the United States and emphasized the possibilities for settlement on farms of Jewish workers who may find themselves unemployed after the war. Mr. Gabriel Davidson, executive secretary of the Jewish Agricultural Society, revealed that the majority of Jewish farmers today are former shop workers. Paul Abelson presided.