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Jewish Refugee Children at Fort Ontario Permitted to Attend Oswego Schools

Relatives of the 986 refugees in the War Relocation Authority camp at Fort Ontario here will be permitted to visit them for the first time tomorrow, it was announced today by Joseph H. Smart, director of the shelter. Several hundred visitors are expected at the camp this Sunday.

At the same time, Mr. Smart announced that the refugees will be permitted to leave the shelter for short periods to shop in the town of Oswego. Children will be permitted to attend private or public schools in Oswego. This procedure has been approved by the Oswego citizens committee. A reception for the residents of Oswego will be tendered by the refugees shortly on the camp grounds, Mr. Smart said.