NEW YORK (May. 22)
The Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League and the Women’s Division of the Joint Boycott Council, at separate annual conferences today reaffirmed their stands on boycotting German and Austrian goods and laid plans for further strengthening the boycott in this country.
A nationwide conference of organizations engaged in boycott work will be sponsored by the Anti-Nazi League, the 325 delegates, meeting in the Hotel Paramount, decided. Other resolutions adopted endorsed the Dickstein bill asking that the United States grant an asylum to refugees, requested Congress to investigate all suspected Nazi camps in the United States, protested against the Congressional bill to end labeling of imported goods, paid tribute to Samuel Untermeyer, former president of the organization, and urged the University of the State of New York to repeal its regulation against admission to practice of foreign physicians.
Representative Samuel Dickstein, who said an investigation of un-American activities would start this week, declared startling revelations would be made by his committee, and asked the cooperation of the League in his investigation. Other speakers included William Collins of the American Federation of Labor, Dr. B. Dubovsky, chairman of the arrangements committee, and Dr. S. William Kalb, chairman of the Research Department of the League.
A pavilion at the World’s Fair containing American substitutes for merchandise formerly imported from Nazi Germany will be sponsored by the Joint Boycott Council, delegates from 425 women’s groups affiliated with the Women’s Division decided, at its annual meeting held in the Hotel Commodore. Other resolutions endorsed picketing as a means enforcing the boycott and officially proclaimed a boycott of all Austrian-made goods.
Speakers included Mrs. Elinor Herrick, Regional Director of the N.L.R.B., Mrs. Stephen S. Wise, president of the women’s division of the American Jewish Congress, Assemblyman Nathan M. Minkoff; City Councilman B. Charney Vladeck, co-chairman of the Joint Boycott Council, and Dr. Max Brauer, former mayor of Altona, Germany.