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Jewish Organizations Ask for Action on Anti-jewish Recommendations for Dental Colleges

The American Jewish Congress at a meeting of the administrative committee of the organization held here yesterday adopted a resolution placing at the door of the American Association of Dental Schools responsibility for the proposal by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association that admission to dental colleges be based on racial, religious and geographic grounds.

The resolution called upon the American Association of Dental Schools to repudiate its unanimous acceptance of the report made before its annual session a year ago by Dr. Harlan F. Horner, chairman of the Council on Dental Education of the A.D.A.

The Jewish Labor Committee today requested Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York to start an immediate investigation of Dr. Horner’s proposed “quota” system for Jewish students in dental colleges.

Sigund Livingston, national chairman of the Anti-Defamation League of the B’nai B’rith, and Richard E. Gutstadt, national director, today reported that they have sent the following telegram to Dr. Walter H. Scherer, president of the American Dental Association: “We are encouraged by newspapers quoting you that Dr. Horner’s reports do not represent view of A.D.A. We strongly urge that the American Dental Association reaffirm its traditional attitude of fair play by repudiating the Horner reports to House Committee on Education, various dental colleges and A.D.A. American dentists and others of every race and creed are pledging their very lives in dedication to the principle of human equality which distinguishes our country from its enemies. We are confident that in keeping with their sacrifices the membership of the American Dental Association and Americans generally will support the rejection of these discriminatory reports.”

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