James Mcdonald, Stephen Wise Hail Refugee Group’s Work
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James Mcdonald, Stephen Wise Hail Refugee Group’s Work

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Statements praising the work of the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee and expressing satisfaction that the new Coordinating Foundation will no be used to finance exports from “any country” were issued tonight by James G. McDonald, chair man of the President’s Advisory Committee on Refugees, and Dr. Stephen S. Wise, a member of the committee.

Mr, MacDonald said: “The news from London that the interested governments associated with the Intergovernmental Committee are facing anew in a realistic spirit the possibilities of fuller government cooperation in the settlement of refugees from Germany is encouraging. Heartening also is the announcement from London that the Coordinating Foundation, an interdenominational and non-sectarian body, has been established by private organizations and individuals to cooperate with other private and public bodies in facilitating orderly emigration from the Reich. As was to be assumed, this foundation will not be used to final exports from any country.”

Dr. Wise said: “The news from London that the British Government has recognized the fact that the problem of the refugee is not a problem for private citizens and private organizations alone, but one for governments as well, is indeed gratifying. The work of the governments represented at the Intergovernmental Committee conference is now progressing rapidly and the establishment of a foundation to implement the work of bringing about orderather than chaotic emigration should have a salutary effect, I wish to call particular attention to the authoritative statement from London that no money of the foundation will used in order to finance the transfer of goods from the Reich. Happily this meets object that have been urged upon assumptions now laid to rest.”

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