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Jewish Professor Requested by Mayor to Investigate Clothing Industry Conditions

An investigation of conditions in the clothing industry in Baltimore is to be made by Dr. Jacob H. Hollander, professor of political economy, Johns Hopkins University, who was requested yesterday to undertake the probe by Mayor Howard W. Jackson.

Work at clothing shops has several times been disrupted during the past several weeks by strikers who were called out by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Some of the union officials had asked Mayor Jackson to investigate conditions.

Dr. Hollander early in the century played a prominent part in the reorganization of the finances of some of the Central American countries. He is familiar with the garment industry, having been impartial chairman and member of the board of referees for the industry in Cleveland since 1921. He is chairman of the Maryland Tax Survey Commission.

Strike leaders expressed hope that Dr. Hollander would elect to hold public hearings on their charges, recently laid before the Mayor, that the industry here abounds with insanitary, immoral and inhumane conditions.