Socialist Minister Objects to Relief Measure for Jews

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The promulgation of the government ordinance permitting Jewish storekeepers to keep their stores open for two hours on Saturday evening, a relief measure considered a concession by the Polish government on the compulsory Sunday rest, meets with the opposition of the Polish Minister of Labor Ziemiencki.

Pan Ziemiencki, who is a member of the coalition cabinet, representing the socialist party, has voiced his opposition to the proposed ordinance on the ground that it would jeapardize the eight hour working day for which the Socialist party fought. It is hoped, however, that a compromise will be reached.

A move on the part of the Skrzynski coalition government to meet the economic demands of the Jewish population which is suffering greatly from the crisis, was predicted in circles closely connected with the government. It is planned that a special conference will be called by the Minister of Commerce consisting of representatives of the Jewish merchants association and department chiefs, in order to inquire into the demands of the Jewish merchants and the manner in which these demands can be met.

The city budget commission allotted the sum of 100,000 Zlotys for the maintenance of two technical schools, functioning under the auspices of the Kehillah and 15,000 Zlotys for the Ort school in Warsaw.

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