With the statement of Dr. McConaughy, president of Wesleyan University, advising twelve Jewish students of the difficulties to be encountered if they attempted to enter medical schools still a heated controversy in collegiate and Jewish circles, two men yesterday were found guilty in Special Sessions Court of taking $500 from a Jewish parent on the promise that they could gain access into a medical school for his son.
The men, Beard John Dupree, 22 Fast Thirty-eighth street, a tax attorney, and Martin Ira Phillips, 844 East Forty-eighth street, an accountant, were arrested last Summer by Assistant District Attorney Maurice G. Wahl on the complaint of Louis Vogel, 1222 Avenue R, Brooklyn, the parent. They will be sentenced December 10.
Vogel testified that Phillips introduced him to a “Dr. Dupree,” who assured him that for a consideration he could get his son, Joseph, a student at New York University, into either Long Island University or Bellevue Medical College. Vogel said that the men told him it was difficult for a Jewish student to enter a bona fide medical school.