WASHINGTON (Jun. 17)
Formation of a “Save Europe’s Children” organization to bring to the new world as many as possible of the evacuated children from France and to prevent the English children from being shifted around without finding a safe refuge was announced here today.
A committee discussed evacuation problems with Miss Katherine Lenroot, chief of the Children’s Bureau; Attorney General Robert H. Jackson; Solicitor General Francis Biddle, and Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes. Ickes has accepted the post of honorary chairman.
It is the immediate purpose of “Save Europe’s Children” to bring to Canada children up to the age of 16 who are in daily danger of death. It is planned that they shall be cared for on this side of the Atlantic until the war is over.
The group will support all other organizations attempting to evacuate children from Europe. It urges immediate help for the American Friends Service Committee, Quaker organization planning to charter a ship to rescue French, Dutch and Belgian orphans.
Members of the committee are: Mrs. Ruth Swarthout, Mrs. Frederic Coudert, Sr., Miss Luise Rainer, Mrs. Anne Marie Claroc-Schwarsenbach, Mrs. Margaret Shaw Beukema, Mrs. Allison Moore Coudert, Mrs. Regine Holzwasser, Mrs. Goodwin Locke, Miss Emmy Crisler and Alfred Bergman.
Miss Caroline O’Day, Congresswoman from New York, is drafting a bill to allow between 10,000 and 20,000 children driven from their homes in the war zone to enter the United States, it was learned.