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Truman Hits Discrimination in Employment, Asks Prompt Action on Fepc Bill

President Truman, in a letter to Chairman Adolph Sabath of the House Rules Committee, today urged prompt action on legislation setting up a permanent Fair Employment Practice Commission, which has been stalled in the rules committee for many weeks.

“To abandon observance at this time of the firm principle on which the FEPC was established is unthinkable,” the President said. He added that “discrimination in matters of employment against properly qualified persons because of race, creed or color is not only un-American in nature, but will lead eventually to industrial strife and unrest.”