Polish and Jewish Merchants Unite to Oppose the Creation of Oil Trust

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Polish and Jewish merchants have united to oppose the creation in Poland of an oil trust which would eliminate the retail merchant in the sale of naphtha.

A special conference called by the Central Committee of the Jewish merchants association was attended by 113 delegates from seventy-six towns in the Republic. Among the delegates present were fifteen Christians. Mr. Openchowski, formerly a member of the boycott organizatron, Rozwoj, assured the Jewish merchants that he was friendly to them and stressed the necessity of cooperation between the Poles and Jews for the protection of their mutual interest. It was pointed out that several thousand Jewish families who are now in the naphtha retail business would lose their means of livelihood. A committee consisting of Jewish and Polish merchants was chosen.

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