Leroy Peterson, supervisor of the Live Poultry Code Association, and William Fellowes Morgan Jr., commissioner of markets, made fruitless efforts yesterday to bring about a settlement of the dispute between the poultry commission men and the retail dealers. The strike called last Thursday by the Live Poultry Slaughter House Association, the organization which controls eighty-five per cent of the business in Greater New York, continued unabated.
Peterson and Morgan, who had planned to go to Washington yesterday to confer over the situation with Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace, deferred their trip. Peterson said he would go to the capital today instead. Morgan probably will see Secretary Wallace later in the week.
Abraham Franzel, president of the slaughter house association, declared his organization is determined to hold out in its demands for lower coop hire, trucking and storage charges and for termination of the practice of setting an arbitrary daily figure for the wholesale cost of chickens.
Of thirty-eight carloads of poultry on the tracks yesterday, only ten were unloaded, according to reports. These crates were delivered principally to retail dealers, it was said.