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Jewish Press in Poland Falls on Evil Times: Papers Cut Prices from 25 to 15 Groschen in Attempt to S

The Jewish press in Poland has fallen on hard times, on account of the growing impoverishment of the Jewish population, and the Yiddish dailies have all decided to-day to reduce their prices from 25 to 15 groschen, in an attempt to keep their circulations.

The Union of Jewish Writers and Journalists, which has been in existence for sixteen years, numbering among its members all the Jewish journalists and authors in the country, with a special trade union section known as the Jewish Journalists’ Syndicate, and with large club premises, may have to close down on account of financial difficulties. The members are unable to pay their monthly contributions, and the rent of the club premises is heavily in arrears. The officials have also received no wages for a long time.

A special general meeting was held to-day at which the situation was thoroughly discussed, and it was decided to reduce the staff and to try to keep the organisation alive by retaining only the secretariat. The club premises are to be sublet, leaving only one room for office purposes.