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To prevent use of the new Rumanian National Labor law in discriminating against Jews, the United Rumanian Jews of America have made representations to the Rumanian Legation in this country asking that steps be taken to see that no injustice was done their brethren in Europe, the organization announced yesterday.

In a communication to the Legation over the signature of Leo Wolfson and Herman Speier, respectively president and secretary, the organization states that “from what we have been able to learn about it (the law), we have a feeling that it may seriously and vitally affect the rights of Jews, both Rumanian citizens and Rumanian subjects.

“We feel that a narrow interpretation of the law will exclude from National Labor Jews who are Rumanian citizens under the claim that they are not Rumanians and that Rumanian subjects who are not under any alien protection will be excluded on the grounds that they may be classified as aliens.

“Under the law as enacted, the Rumanian Jewish citizens may be excluded from the benefits of the law because some commission may rule that though they are Rumanian citizens, they are not Rumanians within the meaning of the law.”

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