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Insolvency Increasing Among Polish Jewish Retailers

Solvency of Jewish retailers in Poland’s provincial centers, where anti-Jewish boycotts are being vigorously pressed, has dropped forty per cent in the past year, it was estimated here today.

The flight of the retailers is causing concern to Jewish industrialists and wholesalers, who have been forced to make arrangements with the retailers to prevent their bills from being dishonored.

Kurjer Poranny, organ of Col. Adam Koc, organizer of the Camp for National Unity, new Government party, ascribed their plight to “primitive business methods.”

“Fortunately,” the paper said, “the structure of Polish trade is being changed through pressure of social forces. It is the role of the Government to combine all these methods into one system of economic policy.”

Hint of changes in the Polish Constitution, “if found necessary” in dealing with the minorities question, was given by an official representative of the Camp for National Unity in a statement to newspapermen at Poznan.

The statement was made in reply to a question on the party’s policy toward minorities, particularly Jewish. Nationalist newspapers featured the statement as a “sensational announcement of the coming revision of the Constitution.”

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