Buffalo, N.Y. (Nov. 23)
A plan to solve the problem of Europe’s displaced persons “within three years” through United Nations action was proposed today by Rep. Jacob K. Javits, Republican of New York, in an address here before the annual meeting of the Northeast Region of the Joint Distribution Committee, attended by 300 delegates from New England and northern New York.
Under the plan, member nations of the International Refugee Organization would divide the number of DP’s into quotas and absorb them by resettlement, arranging transportation by “diverting a few blue ribbon liners from luxury to humanity,” Javits stated. The New York Congressman emphasized that any plans for resolving the DP situation must include favorable action by the United Nations on the Palestine partition plan. Urging United States leadership in proposing action at the U.N. to resolve the DP situation, Javits declared that “from the American point of view we are missing a great bet in not admitting many of the splendid people among the DP’s who possess skills and abilities we badly need.” George Alpert of Boston, attorney and community leader, was re-elected chairman of the Northeast region.