Chicago (Jun. 17)
A “relentless fight” against discrimination in American universities was pledged today by the National Community Relations Advisory Council, in a resolution adopted at the close of its three-day conference here. The resolution laid particular stress on the necessity of combating the quota systems prevalent in many universities.
In another resolution the organization welcomed recent developments looking toward the establishment in the United States of universities and colleges under Jewish auspices, which would be open to persons of all races, creed and colors. Such institutions, it said, would contribute to “the cultural and intellectual development of the Jewish community in this country and to American life generally.”
In resolutions dealing with intra-organizational matters, the delegates, who represented national Jewish organizations and leading communities, approved a plan for community contributions to the NCRAC budget, which has been provided by the national bodies. They also urged expansion of its activities in the Far West, Middle West and Southwest.
Henry Epstein of New York, chairman of the NCRAC, and Asron Droock of Detroit and Bernard P. Kopkind of New Haven, vice-chairman, were re-elected. The following members of the executive committee ## Adolph Held, Jewish Labor Committee; Henry Monsky, B’nai B’ rith; Joseph S. ## American Jewish Committee; Stephen S. Wise, American Jewish Congress, ## Baltimore; Irving Kane, Cleveland; Robert E. Segal, Boston; and Ellison Friedberg, Pittsburgh.