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Butchers Ask Law to Curb Profiteers

Approximately 1,500 representatives of the 10,000 kosher meat and poultry retailers in the United States, before concluding their two-day convention at the Hotel Commodore late Monday night, passed a resolution asking that Congress initiate legislation aimed at forestalling profiteering in foodstuffs and called upon the Agricultural Adjustment Administration to “modify its avowed policy of buying cattle to increase prices and take appropriate action to cause meat prices to recede from the inordinately high level.”

Another resolution denounced the Nazi government for imposing “harsh and prohibitive restrictions on the slaughtering of meat and poultry according to the Jewish kosher ritual,” and asked that “the retail kosher meat and poultry trade unqualifiedly support the movement for boycotting German-made goods until the downfall of the Nazi regime.”

The convention was held for the purpose of explaining to delegates the meaning of the recently inaugurated Retail Kosher Meat Trade Code.

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