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Court to Decide Whether Prilutzki Made His Paper Popular

August 15, 1923
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Deputy Noah Prilutzki has brought an action against the proprietors of the Yiddish daily here, the “Moment”. Prilutzki declares that his personal popularity had brought the newspaper to its present prosperous position. Despite that, he had been prevented at the time of the Parliamentary elections, from printing his articles in the columns of the “Moment”. As a result, he had come into conflict with his fellow-proprietors. He asked that the concern should be ordered to liquidate.

The defendants contend that instead of Prilutzki making the “Moment popular, it had been the “Moment” which made Prilutzki popular. He had sought during the Parliamentary elections to use the paper for his personal interests, which threatened to react harmfully on the standing of the newspaper. Prilutzki had therefore declared on September 18 that he was severing his connection with the “Moment”, and there could be no reason for ordering the liquidation of the business. After consideration, the court decided to grant a temporary injunction against the property of the “Moment”.

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