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City Officials Warn Shochtim to Back Rabbis

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The Kashruth Association yesterday reported that seventy-two of 132 poultry markets throughout the city signed contracts accepting rabbinical supervision and agreeing to tag their poultry.

In the meanwhile, formidable opposition to the rabbinical ban on untagged poultry was arising in the Bronx where 700 butchers resolved to refuse poultry bearing the tag.

Defiant shochtim who slaughtered in all markets regardless of the ban received an ultimatum from Louis Lande, chief Board of Aldermen examiner, and Arthur Simon of the Board of Health demanding that they support the rabbinate.

The ultimatum was delivered to the executive board of Shochtim Union Local 440 at its office, 233 East Broadway. Union officials protested that they could not go over the head of the union which had voted at a mass meeting to continue working.

A conference between rabbis and shochtim’s representatives was called at Simon’s office, but at a late hour last night no decision had been reached.

While the two city officials addressed the union yesterday afternoon, the Kashruth Association was busily signing contracts with market owners at its office, 1123 Broadway. Bronx market men were conspicuously absent from the group.

It was thought that the Bronx market men feared to agree to tagging fowl because the Bronx butchers would not accept such chickens. A resolution by the Bronx Strictly Kosher Butchers

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