Archive

Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

East Side Store Owners Fined for Working Sunday

March 3, 1924
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date
Advertisement

More than 40 stores on the East side were found open Sunday in violation of the law requiring closing on Sunday. The proprietors of the stores were placed under arrest and in practically every instance were found guilty and fined $5. Agents of the Lord’s Day Alliance appeared as complainants. The raids Sunday were the third of a series which it is said have improved conditions 75 per cent. In a statement made last night the Rev. Dr. Henry L. Bowlby, Secretary of the Alliance praised the police Department and Commissioner Enright.

“We have had the fullest measure of support from Police Commission Enright and the Police Department and from the Magistrates, whether they are Jews or Gentiles”, he said. “In many cases Jewish magistrates have told Jewish butchers and poultry dealers that they must obey the law and have pointed out to then that, even though they are of the Jewish faith, their religion permits them to open after sundown Saturday and sell goods until midnight, if they care to keep open as long as that”.

Recommended from JTA

Advertisement