S. Trone, representative of the General Electric Company, sailed Friday night on the steamer Mauretania for Russia. Mr. Trone, who is a prominent electrical engineer and associate chairman of the Technical Advisory Council of the Ort, is going to Russia in the interest of the General Electric Company. While in Russia, he stated, he will do everything possible to aid the Technical Advisory Council in its efforts to help the Ort Tool Supply Corporation determine the type of machines and tools needed by the declassed Jews who are being turned into productive workers through the Ort’s promotion of trades and agriculture among them.
A farewell dinner was given by Dr. David V. Lvovitch, European representative of the Ort, to Mr. Trone at the Hotel Peter Stuyvesant, January 6.
Leon Moisieff, chairman of the Council, stated: “The purpose of the Technical Advisory Council is, as you know, to help the Ort Tool Supply Corporation to decide upon the type of machines and tools to be sent to Russia for the use of home industry, artisans, and producers cooperatives which the Ort is promoting in connection with its program of inducting into industry the declassed town population. The members of this Council being familiar, not only with American industry but with conditions in Russia as well, can therefore, render the most valuable service in deciding upon what American-made machines and tools are best adapted to Russian needs.”
The extent of the development of the work of supplying machines and tools to the town population of Russia was described by Dr. Lvovitch. “Shortly after the Ort concluded an agreement with the Soviet Government permitting the importation of machines and tools, duty free, the Ort opened its office in New York City for the purpose of enabling American relatives to come directly to the aid of their kin in Russia. This office has been active a little over four months, and in this period orders amounting to over $600,000 have been received. The expected order for the year should reach the million dollar mark.”
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