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Catholic Party, Chamber of Commerce, Oppose Modification in Sunday Trading Law

The Chamber of Commerce and the Catholic Party expressed sharp opposition today to the slight modification proposed in the compulsory Sunday observance law.

The modifications to which the two groups object on the ground that they are too great are unsatisfactory to Jewish circles which hold they offer but slight relief from the two-day suspension of business which cuts sharply into their business.

The modifications projected would permit stores trading with food and perishable goods, such as flowers and fruit, and in some cases, with tobacco, to remain open early Sunday mornings for three hours.

Beyond this modification, the compulsory Sunday observance law remains in full force.

It is not believed likely, however, that the government will yield to the opposition, and withdraw the proposed modification.