Washington (Apr. 10)
The American Jewish Conference and the American Jewish Committee were invited today by Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. to designate one representative each to serve as a consultant to the American delegation at the United Nations Conference opening at San Francisco on April 25.
The two groups are the only Jewish bodies on the list of forty-two national organizations invited by the State Department to name consultants to the U.S. delegation at San Francisco. At a press conference today Mr. Stettinius said that he and others will meet with the consultants as often as possible to obtain their views and to keep them informed.
Each of the organizations invited will have a representative and one assistant, Stettinius said. He emphasized that an effort was made “to select organizations which, taken as a whole, constitute a fair cross section of citizens groups.” It has not been practicable to extend consultant invitations to all organizations interested in the work of the Conference, the Secretary of State declared.
In his invitations to the American Jewish Committee and the American Jewish Conference, Stettinius pointed out that the officially designated representatives of the organizations will be “kept closely informed of the work of the Conference” and will be “available for consultation at the request of the American delegation, consisting of the eight delegates appointed by the President, and their professional and technical advisers.”
LIAISON FACILITIES WILL BE PROVIDED FOR CIVIC GROUPS AT THE CONFERENCE
The State Department will provide liaison facilities at the Conference for all organizations sending consultants. Francis H. Russell, chief of the Division of Public Liaison, will give all possible assistance in making arrangements for transportation and other accommodations for the consultants.
Among the organizations to be represented are the Federal Council of Churches of Christ of America, National Catholic Welfare Conference, Catholic Association for International Peace and the Church Peace Union, also the CIO, AFL and Railway Labor Executives Association, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Bar Association will National Lawyers Guild, American Legion and other veterans organizations, farmers, womens’ groups and international affairs bodies such as the Carnegic Endowment for International Peace.
(The American Jewish Conference stated today that a meeting of its Interim Committee will be held tomorrow to designate its representative, or a number of representatives who will alternate during the Conference. The American Jewish Committee said that the name of its representative and his assistant will be announced shortly.)