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Danger to Jewish Street-traders Averted in Warsaw: Refusal Thro More People on Unemployed Market

The danger of a prohibition of street-trading in Warsaw, which would have deprived thousands of Jewish families of their livelihood, has been averted, the J.T.A. learns, the authorities refusing to give way to the demand of the merchants who were urging the prohibition, on the ground that it would add thousands of people to the ranks of the unemployed.

The Polish Merchants’ Federation is now trying to persuade the authorities to compel the street-traders to take out licences, which would be valid only in certain parts of the city, outside which they would not be allowed to do business, hoping in that way to keep them out of the better class districts. This plan, too, the J.T.A. learns is unlikely to be adopted.

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