Warsaw (Jul. 4)
Conflict between the right and left wings of the Agudath Poalim (the labor group of Agudath Israel, an orthodox organization) resulted in the wrecking of the headquarters of the Poalim local here, which is the stronghold of the left wing, press reports said today.
Only the Torahs â€” the scrolls embodying the Hebrew religious lawâ€”and other religious symbols were spared, the stories said. The conflict was the result of dissatisfaction on the part of the young workers in the left wing group, according to the reports.
Questioned by the Jewish Telegraph Agency, officers of the organization admitted that the local headquarters had been wrecked, but denied that the incident was in any way connected with dissension between the opposing wings. They said that the only outward evidence of the factional fight was that a few dissatisfied members had quit the group and gone over to the Hapoalim Mizrachi (the labor group of orthodox Zionists).