An appeal to Mayor Walker to use his offices to halt the work on the Herman Ridder High School in the Bronx during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, was contained in a letter to the mayor from Bernard Sandler on behalf of Congregation Kehilath Israel of the Bronx. The letter was written only after the contractors, Psaty and Fuhrman, who are erecting the high school, had refused to halt work on the days mentioned on the plea that their figure for building was so low that they could not undertake the expense of two extra days of work.
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