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New York Board of Education Official Upholds Ban on Novels Attacking Anti-semitism

The ban on the circulation of two popular novels attacking anti-Semitism in America in the library of a large New York high school has upheld today by Frederic Ernst, associate superintendent of the academic high school division of the Board of Education. He indicated that the order holds for their schools in the city, if the books are tanned by the school principals.

Ernst announced the retention of the ban on “Gentleman’s Agreement” and Focus” after a committee of teachers in De Witt Clinton High School reported that after careful study of the two volumes they found nothing objectionable in them and urged that the ban imposed by Dr. John B. Walsh, principal, be rescinded.