In Andron’s opinion legislators who originally framed the statute in question intended that tradesmen who observe days other than Sunday as the Sabbath should be allowed to keep their stores open on Sunday. Various interpretations and court decisions have nullified this intention, he believes.
Andron says further that a survey among the 5,000 kosher butchers in New York has shown that when they are allowed to operate on Sunday they do from one-third to one-fourth of their total week’s business on that day.
The Federation hopes that some solution of the situation will be contained in the proposed code for the industry, if and when it is signed by President Roosevelt. The final draft of the code, in the form in which it is now being considered by the NRA, has been received at the Federation offices. It provides that arrangements be made for uniform opening and closing hours for kosher butchers in Greater New York and in the entire country.
Representatives of the industry who will meet with LaGuardia in regard to the Sabbath law include Andron, Charles Cohen, Oscar Spitalnick, Samuel Pollack, Isidore Malmud, Benjamin Buchman, M. Frier, I. Minaker, L. Schlissel, B. Grossman and B. Nacham.
To Pay Tribute to Bialik
As a climax to a month of mourning for the death of Chaim Nachman Bialik, Hebrew poet laureate, a memorial meeting will be held at the Hotel Pennsylvania Thursday evening.