German-american Trade Board Acts to Force Amity on U.S.
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German-american Trade Board Acts to Force Amity on U.S.

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The Board of Trade for German-American Commerce, which is ten years old and feels its age, is badly in need of teeth and Dr. Albert Degener has gone to Germany in quest of complete upper and lower plates, the Jewish Daily Bulletin learned yesterday.

The board, an organization whose membership is “confidential” and whose deliberations are carried on in meeting places which are “never revealed beforehand,” has instituted a campaign to fight the boycott of Nazi goods by American firms.

Dr. Degener, secretary and fulltime working head of the board, whose title, in the words of his own assistant, represents “one of those German University Ph.D.’s,” Sailed Saturday aboard the Stuttgart for Berlin.


One of Dr. Degener’s purposes while he is in Berlin, according to Julius P. Meyer, board chairman, will be “to confer with the Deutsch Amerikanischer Wirt-schaftsverband, German affiliate of the local organization, with the avowed aim of promoting German-American trade amity.”

“Dr. Degener has long been wanting a vacation and now he’s getting one, hahahaha!” chuckled Meyer yesterday. It was impossible


Charges that racketeer control of Schochets Union, Local 440, has made it impossible for slaughterers from the Vaad Schochtim Oifes or other union groups to obtain employment are the feature of the report on the investigation into the kosher poultry situation on which Mayor LaGuardia is studying today.

The report filed by Arthur Simon, is based on an inquiry begun March 16 at the direction of Mayor LaGuardia, following complaints lodged with the Health Department by the Vaad Schochtim Oifes.

The report alleges that officers of the union, replaced on June 7 as the scope of the investigation became apparent, were “an unscrupulous lot—especially the delegate at large, one Charlie Herbert.”


Schochtim not affiliated with Union Local 440, the report alleges, were “coerced, brow-beaten and intimidated,” as a means of forcing them from their jobs or into the union, or else their employers were harassed by oppressive measures resorted to by teamsters groups and other trade

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