Virtual settlement by artbitration of the combination strike and lockout affecting 20,000 garment workers, who have been engaged in a struggle for twenty-five weeks, was reached Tuesday night following a conference between representatives of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union and the American Association of Cloak and Suit Manufacturers, the organization of contractors. The conference was held on the invitation of the international at the office of Raymond V. Ingersoll, impartial chairman of the garment industry, 132 West Thirtieth Street, New York.
Heading the international delegation was Morris Sigman, president. William O. Beskind, president of the American Association, was leading spokesman for the contractors. Present also were Morris Hillquit, counsel for the union, and Harry Uviller, attorney for the contractors.
After more than five hours of negotiation the following agreement was reached:
“The lockout of the American Association to be called off immediately.
“All workers employed by members of the association under temporary individual contracts (concluded during the strike pending conclusion of a collective agreement) shall immediately be reinstated under the terms of such contracts.
“All differences between the American Association and the union with reference to the terms of the pending collective agreement to be made between them shall be submitted to arbitration by Herbert Lehman, Professor Lindsey Rogers of Columbia and Judge Bernard L. Shientag within forty-eight hours. Their decision shall be rendered before December 20, 1926, and shall be final.”
It is expected that all the garment workers will be back in the shop by December 25.
Two thousand striking garment workers, apparently under the leadership of the Left Wing, the Communists, were prevented from storming the office of the “Jewish Daily Forward”, at 173 East Broadway, New York’, Tuesday afternoon by prompt action on the part of the police, who had been warned in advance that the strikers would make a demonstration against the newspaper, which has opposed the communistic tendencies of some of the strikers.
Justice M. Proskauer will be appointed Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court by Governor Smith to one of the vacancies left by the retirement of Presiding Justice Clarke and Assistant Justice William P. Burr, it was learned yesterday.
Of the 256 candidates admitted to the New York bar on Monday, 119 were Jewish.
A dinner was given Tuesday night at the Lotos Club, New York, in honor of Lee Kohns in appreciation of his action of founding a chair of American civilization and letters at the Sorbonne.
Dr. Henry S. Pritchett said the founding of the chair was an event of world importance to America. Maxime Mongendre, Consul General of France, who thanked Mr. Kohns in behalf of the French government and read a cable of appreciation from M. Briand, French Minister of Foreign Affairs; Supreme Court Justice Thomas W. Churchill, Major General John F. O’Ryan, Charles B. Alexander, Dr, Stephen G. Duggan and Mr. Kohns addressed the gathering. The toastmaster was George Gordon Battle.
Temple Emanu-El, completed fifty-seven years ago at the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and Forty-third Street, the home of the wealthiest Jewish congregation in America, will be replaced by a forty-story office building as a result of the sale of the site for more than $7,000,000 by Benjamin Winter to Joseph Durst, vice-president of the Capitol National Bank.
Ownership of the corner for less than a year is reported to have brought $1,000,000 profit to Mr. Winter.
Funeral services were held in Newark, N. J., Tuesday, for Julius Bamberger, father of Edgar S. Bamberger, secretary of L. Bamberger & Co., and brother of Louis Bamberger, prominent merchant and philanthropist, Rabbi Solomon Foster, of Temple B’nai Jeshurun, officiated.
The annual collections in churches and synagogues in New York for the benefit of the United Hospital Fund, will be held on December 25 and 26, it was announced at the fund’s headquarters, 151 Fifth Avenue. The collections have been made annually for the last forty-six years.