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Maryland Railway Head Dissatisfied with Rabbis’ and Clergymen’s Report

Jewish Daily Bulletin

The conclusions of three religious organizations in their investigation of the strike of the enginemen and firemen on the Western Maryland Railway, which led to a report more favorable to the cause of the strikers than that of the railroad, were denounced as “neither logical nor just” by Maxwell C. Byers, president of the railroad.

The survey was made by the social justice commission of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America and the social action department of the National Catholic Welfare Council.

Mr. Byers called the conclusions the “inevitable result which follows when the ministry leaves its parish and its pulpits and attempts, without practical experience, to solve complicated industrial problems.”