bear I think that the subject should receive further and more careful consideration.”
Aside from Mr. Peterson’s statement the conference was occupied chiefly in listening to the complaints of representatives of the market men.
A third conference was decided upon after Albert L. Winkel, president of the Live Poultry Slaughter House Association, said that the wholesalers in the industry had not had time, because of the holiday business, to duly consider in conference among themselves, the terms laid down by Judge Rosalsky.
Accordingly another conference at City Hall will be held on Wednesday morning.
Both Mr. Winkel and Samuel Weiner, representing the Live Poultry Institute of the Bronx, Harlem and Washington Heights, charged that the reputed agreement among the shochtim to the terms was not a fact. They stated that shochtim employed by members of their groups were still demanding bonuses and had otherwise expressed themselves as not satisfied with the terms.
Louis J. Gribetz, counsel for the shochtim groups, and Arthur Simon, Health Department investigator, however, decried these statements, asserting that the shochtim, as well as the majority of orthodox rabbis, were heartily in accord with the program prepared by Judge Rosalsky.
Despite assertions by Mr. Simon that the retail poultry dealers had been declared by Louis Nizer, their representative, as favoring the Judge’s terms, Robert S. Benjamin, who said he represented the retail men in Mr. Nizer’s absence, charged that there was no such general agreement. He said he had not been informed by Mr. Nizer of such an agreement before the latter left for Europe.
Also present at the conference yesterday was Louis Lande, chief examiner in Aldermanic President Deutsch’s office.