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C.C.A.R. Elects Leipziger As President, Reaffirms Faith in Democracy

Rabbi Emil W. Leipziger of New Orleans was elected president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis yesterday at the concluding session of its five-day 50th anniversary convention. Rabbi Leipziger succeeds Rabbi Max C. Currick of Erie, Pa. Rabbi James G. Heller of Cincinnati was named vice-president; Rabbis Harry S. Margolis, St. Paul, treasurer; Isaac E. Marcuson, Macon, Ga., recording secretary, and Sidney Regner, Reading, Pa., corresponding secretary.

The Conference adopted a resolution reaffirming its belief in American democracy “as the best form of government.” It further advocated that “the positive message of Americanism” be “impressively recommended.” Any “departure along the paths of subversive political ‘isms’ by any group in American life will prove a disaster to our beloved land and a disintegrating danger to our American democratic institutions,” a resolution said.

The Conference also recommended approval of the Wagner-Rogers Bill to admit 20,000 German children, called upon all religious groups in America “to join with us in vigorous refusal to countenance un-American and irreligious propaganda” and opposed the Hobbs Bill establishing detention camps for undesirable or criminal aliens subject to deportation.

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