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Congress Women’s Division Parley Closes; Lehman Asks Religious Unity

The three-day annual convention of the American Jewish Congress Women’s Division at the Hotel Roosevelt closed today with the adoption of resolutions aimed at strengthening democracy against the “fifth column” threat.

Governor Herbert H. Lehman, addressing a convention dinner last night in honor of Mrs.Stephen S. Wise, president, urged unity of all religions to guard democracy. “Let every lover of democracy remember that when we deal unjustly with or persecute our fellowmen, we at the same time attack and destroy the fundamentals of democracy, since the very essence of democracy is equality and justice,” he said.

The Rev. William C. Kernan, called for the outlawing of all pro-Nazi organizations in the United States, investigation of the activities of German consuls and other Nazi Government agents here and their deportation if they were found further Nazi designs against America. Others speakers were Dr. Wise, who presided, and Prof. Albert Einstein.