3,000,000 Poods of Grain Expected in the Jewish Colonies of Russia
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3,000,000 Poods of Grain Expected in the Jewish Colonies of Russia

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

From two to three million poods of grain are expected to be reaped by the Jewish settlers in the Districts of Cherson, Krivoy Rog and Crimea at the coming harvest, if no bad weather interferes, despatches received here from the colonies state.

Altogether, 13,650 desiatin of land were sown by the Jewish colonists in the districts of Cherson, Krivoy Rog and Crimea.

The problem of obtaining sufficient help during the harvest period is causing some anxiety among the Jewish setters. They feel that assistance is needed in order to harvest the crop while Merezhin, leader of the Comzet, the governmental department for settling Jews on the land, refused to permit the colonists to employ land workers, declaring that the hiring of labor by the colonists would be a “serious moral blow.”


James N. Rosenberg, vice-chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee, is returning today on the steamer “Deutschland” from Europe, where he visited Russia, Poland and other countries where the Joint Distribution Committee is carrying on its relief work.

Eighteen thousand dollars for the Keren Hayesod was raised in Ottawa, Canada. The Jewish community of Ottawa, consisting of five hundred families, raised this sum in two days.

Mr. A. J. Freiman, President of the Zionist Organization of Canada, headed the list of contributors with $5,000.

Rabbi J. L. Zlotnik, of Montreal. Dr. Elias Margolis, of Mt. Vernon, N. Y., and Mr. S. J. Rodman, Secretary of the Dominion of Canada Keren Hayesod, delivered the principal addresses at the meeting launching the campaign.

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