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Yiddish Theatres Stay Closed As Agreement is Not Reached

The dispute between the Yiddish theatrical managers of New York City and the unions, which has caused the closing of nine Yiddish theatres, still remains unsettled. As a result of conferences which lasted all day Saturday and Sunday, during which the theatrical managers demanded that all employes agree to a 25 percent wage cut as a condition of their re-opening the theatres, no agreement was reached, the stage employes having been willing to cut their wages only from 10 to 15 percent.

During this week, however, meetings of members of individual Yiddish theatrical unions will be held and it is expected that some sort of an agreement with the managers will at last be arrived at. The Yiddish theatres were closed a week ago, after the managers declared that their financial losses, due to the present economic crisis, are too heavy for them at present to enable them to continue running the Yiddish theatres.

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