The outstanding question is not whether the J.D.C. was right in availing itself of the ARA machinery and the ARA wrong in applying the J.D.C. funds to general feeding, but whether it would not be more advisable and practicable for the J.D.C. to obtain the right to carry on relief work by Jews and for Jews.
Cabling his answer to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent’s criticism, Dr. Boris Bogen, representing the Joint Distribution Committee in Russia, replies only to the specific complaints. He does not refer to the major issue. He reports that in accordance with a new agreement between his body and the ARA, difficulties in the Jewish feeding program had been overcome recently Moreover, he desired to assure the Jewish public that the “relief work in Russia is developing along the best possible lines. What we require is more means and support”. It is for the responsible heads of the J. D. C. in this country to say whether they are satisfied that no other arrangement was possible.
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