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Barney Gill Represents Independent Grocers - Grocers Seek RepealofShop Closing Edict...
Grocers Seek RepealofShop Closing Edict Merchants Would Support Ordinance if Made County-Wide t t Repeal of a section of a city ordinance which requires retail meat shops to close at night and on Sundays ""and holidays was demanded Monday night by Attorney Barney Gill, who appeared before the City Council as spokesman for a group of 15 independent market owners. The closing regulation, which has been in effect since 1941, w_as as vigorously defended by Harold Hodson, who said he represented "the majority" of Bakersfield market operators. Members of the council appeared to be divided on the issue aud action was ordered held in abeyance for two weeks to allow supporters of the ordinance time to ask the Board of Supervisors to adopt a similar measure and thus make the restrictions county-wide. Called "Discriminatory" Gill termed the restrictive section "discriminatory," pointing out that stores in county territory are not j compelled to abide by the closing j regulations and are taking business away from markets inside the city limit:=. Hodson questioned the validity of four petitions presented by Gill, and asked that the signatures be checked. He dec-hired that "the majority of market owners want the ordinance retained in its present form. It assures fair working conditions and gives every one an equal chance. "The ordinance deprives no man of any right. We feel that meat shops should continue to remain closed on Sundays and holidays. If the closing regulations are repealed we will find men working fiO and 70 hours a week, just because 5 or 6 men want their way. All we ask Is that no one be permitted to chisel," Hodson said. County Ordinance Requested Mayor Jake Vanderjei said, "We in Bakersfield are in a tough spot, I with so many people living outside the city limits. I tbiuk you should ask the Board of Supervisors if they'll adopt a similar ordinance. If they don't, it will be hard for the city to enforce the closing regulations." Mr. Hodson replied that the majority of markets in the county are observing the closing hours, and that "the health department likes the ordinance." Councilman Arthur Ryder said. "I don't see that it is any of our business to dictate to a man when he cau and cannot sell meat." Regulation Defended The closing regulations were defended by Councilman Alfred Siemon. "I'd like to see them all close on Sundays aud holidays, but I agree with the mayor that we should . Continued on Page Twenty-one Missing Husband Found Dead in Shed

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  1. The Bakersfield Californian,
  2. 17 Feb 1948, Tue,
  3. Page 13

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