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Association made public yesterday read:

“We will support the poultry market men in doing away with the Kashruth racket that tagging will engender. We resolve to continue buying poultry from the market men, and furthermore will refuse to buy the poultry if it bears the Kashruth Association tags.”


Speaking before the meeting at the Hunts Point Palace Tuesday night at which this resolution was passed, Leroy Peterson, regional poultry code supervisor, deplored the confusion in the poultry industry resulting from the ban and hinted that if it became more serious, the Agricultural Adjustment Administration might intervene to aid the market men.

A group of rabbis whose names were not divulged by the butchers’ association will confer with the butchers next Sunday to draw up a plan for supervision which will not include the Kashruth Association, the organization which at presents represents the majority of the rabbinate in the struggle for supervision.

From various sources it was reported yesterday that Kashruth Association tags were easily obtainable and that in certain markets Italians and Negroes were affixing them to chickens.

Benjamin Forsmith, an official of the poultry code authority, said that in Brooklyn an insurgent group of twenty-eight rabbis had manufactured their own tags and were trying to force market men to use their tags rather than those of the Kashruth Association.

This group of rabbis, he said, threatened to withdraw Kashruth signs from butcher shops unless the owners sold only poultry bearing their tags.

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