Mayor Backs Poultry Ban Due Monday
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Mayor Backs Poultry Ban Due Monday

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Developments in the confused poultry situation Friday were:

Poultry dealers voted to persist in their strike against wholesalers and continued picketing butchers.

At a late hour Friday, Leroy Peterson, regional director of the Poultry Code Authority, was seeking an injunction restraining dealers from picketing the butchers.

Shochtim will decide whether to back or oppose the rabbinical poultry ban at a mass meeting Sunday. The ban will be proclaimed Monday at the Beth Hamedresh Hagodol, Norfolk street.

Judge Otto A. Rosalsky said that Mayor LaGuardia is backing the ban “100 per cent. “


With the supply of poultry for orthodox Jews to be cut off Monday by the ban last week by 240 rabbis of the Kashruth Association, many New York Jews had not even the solace of a last bite of chicken as a strike of poultry dealers continued in full strength Friday.

Meeting in the Great Central Palace, poultry dealers reiterated that the strike was being waged for the benefit of the public. Speakers explained that an Agricultural Adjustment Administration ruling which went into effect last Monday withdrew from dealers the right to select their chickens when they buy at the wholesale market. This forces them to accept more expensive fowl, they said, which they must pass on to the public at higher prices.

Amid cheers, they voted to continue the strike until the ruling is revoked. Meanwhile, butchers continued to sell chicken. The AAA ruling benefited the butchers by giving them an opportunity to buy fowl on equal terms with the dealers. Formerly, the dealers bought poultry each morning before the butchers and consequently were able to select the cheaper fowl for themselves.

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