Atlantic City (Nov. 25)
Resolutions demanding federal, state and municipal legislation to curb the activities of organizations aiming to cause disunity among the American people on the basis of differences in race, creed or color, and urging the Senate and the House of Representatives to prevent further subverseive utterances by Sen. Theodore Bilbo and Rep. John Rankin were adopted today at the 50th annual convention of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S., meeting here.
The delegates urged the opening of the United States to immigration, pointing out that the quotas of the last five years were not filled because of the war, and requested President Truman to insist on an open door to Palestine “to the and that Palestine may become a Jewish National State.” This is the first time in the history of the Jew that a resolution calling for a Jewish state in Palestine was adopted.
Other resolutions called for investigation and action by the Senate “looking toward the expulsion” of Bilbo for his divisive utterances; asked legislation barring the use of the mail to anti-Semitic and other anti-democratic propaganda and denying the use of the Congressional franking privilege for the distribution of such material, and asked the Veterans’ Administration “to deny the privileges of the G.I. Bill of Rights to colleges and other institutions which discriminate on the basis of race, creed, or coler. Maj. Maxwell Cohen, of Boston, was elected national commander.