Jewish newspaper publishers are ready to sign the NRA newspaper code, they informed the Recovery Administration in a telegram to Washington. A telegram was also sent to President Roosevelt pledging him full support in the carrying out of his policy.
At a meeting of the foreign language newspapers, the Jewish section chose B. C. Vladeck, of the Jewish Daily Forward; Israel Friedkin, of the Jewish Morning Journal, and David Shapiro, of the Day, to be the Jewish committee section of the foreign language papers.
The Association of Matzoth Bakers of America, Inc., through Judge H. J. Reit, counsel for the association, announced that they have signed the President’s NRA code. The thirteen bakers who constitute the association produce eight percent of the Matzoths consumed in the United States.
The question of Sabbath observance which has been agitating Jewish Orthodox circles has been brought to the fore by the appointment of a delegation to discuss the matter with General Hugh Johnson, head of the National Recovery Administration.
The delegation was chosen at a meeting of rabbinical and lay organizations and consists of Rabbi Israel Dushevitz, president of the Rabbinical Board of Greater New York; Rabbi A. Silver, president of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of U. S. and Canada; Dr. Jonas Simon, chairman of the Kehilo Kedosah of Greater New York; Moses H. Hoenig, president of Young Israel, and J. L. Horowitz and N. Rothman of the East Side Chamber of Commerce.
At the same time the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America sent a telegram to General Johnson, endorsing the movement for a five-day week, but asking for exemption for all Jewish workers who observe the Sabbath in all the codes that provide for a six day week.
The union asked for blanket provisions in all codes to safeguard the religious rights of all faiths with respect to their Sabbath.