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Mass. State Legislature Overrides Fuller’s Veto of Rosh Hashanah Bill

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The Massachusetts House of Representatives, following the action of the Senate, overrode Governor Fuller’s veto of the so-called Rosh Hashanah bill by a vote of 123 to 10.

This action was in defiance of Governor Fuller’s stand that the selling of foods on Sunday was in violation of the Sunday tradition. The governor, in the early part of last week, challenged the action of the Senate questioning the legality of the vote on the ground that the majority vote over-riding his veto was not sufficient since not enough Senators were present to constitute the two-thirds vote required. That the legality of the bill will not be questioned in spite of the governor’s declarations is the belief of those close to the governor. The House debated the bill only a short time, before the vote.

The bill, which would permit Jewish dealers to sell foodstuffs on Sunday when Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur fall on Monday, has now become a law. This provision will have application on rare occasions, not more frequent than once in six years.

Congressman Victor Berger of Milwankee. was elected Chairman of the National Executive Committee of the Socialist Party at its National Convention in Finnish Hall, New York– Morris Hillquit was re-elected International Secretary, a post he has held for many years.

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