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New Bill Forbids State Advertising in Publications Carrying Discriminatory Want-ads

A bill forbidding New York State departments or agencies to advertise in newspapers which publish want-ads discriminatory in their language to any race, creed or color was introduced tonight in the State Legislature by Assemblyman Mintz. “We cannot extol democracy on the editorial pages only to mutilate it in the want-ads,” Mintz said.

A resolution pledging that the Council of Organizations of the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League will “bend all its energies to eradicate the evil of discrimination from the American way of life,” was adopted at the annual conference of the organization held yesterday at the Hotel Astor.

Similar resolutions were adopted yesterday at a conference of Jewish organizations at the Hotel Edison held under the auspices of the American Jewish Congress. Carl Sherman, former Attorney General of New York, addressing the conference stated that American Fascists “are engaged in treasonable activities against the United States, its institutions and its struggle for existence.” A leader in these activities is Father Coughlin, the Christian Front, and Coughlin’s publication ‘Social Justice’, Mr. Sherman stated.