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Quaker Body Puts out Pamphlet Refuting Misconceptions on Refugees

Pointing out that the 1938 net immigration to the United States represents less than four-thousandths of one per cent of our population, the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) in a pamphlet, “Refugee Facts,” declares that the solution of the refugee problem does not present difficulties that cannot be overcome by “intelligent assistance, common sense, a little energy, ingenuity and good will toward men.”

The pamphlet, issued by the Committee on Refugees of the American Friends Service Committee, of which D. Robert Yarnall is chairman, carries a foreword by Dr. Rufus M. Jones, chairman of the Friends, and Clarence Pickett, executive secretary. “Refugee Facts” explains the Quaker interest in humanitarian work in behalf of children, and recalls that during the four years following the World War, the Friends, supported by American generosity, fed a maximum of 1,200,000 German children a day. The pamphlet provides statistical information to refute several popularly held misconceptions about refugees.