The association of Greek merchants in this city has petitioned the city government to compel the Jewish merchants to observe Sunday as a day of rest.
The local Greek newspaper, “Le Progress,” in an article protesting against this agitation, points out that a law passed in 1914 requires but one rest day a week, the exact day not being specified. Another law passed in 1920, specifically allows the Jews to observe their rest day on Saturday; and the paper comments that the present movement for a Sunday observance by all, is not only contrary to established law, but unfair to the Jews who would be compelled to cease work for two days.
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