WASHINGTON (Aug. 23)
Governors of 22 states joined today in demanding prompt action by the Senate on displaced persons legislation. The Governors addressed a petition to the Senate, urging prompt action on rescuing the MoGrath-Neely bill from “behind a barrier of red tape and cold indifference”. The petition was circulated by Harper Sibley, former president of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States.
Democratic and Republican Senators were commended for their efforts to discharge the Senate Judiciary Committee from further consideration of the displaced persons issue. Mr. Sibley said that such dismissal would be the only way to get action because of the “obstructionism to date” of Sen. Pat McCarran, chairman of the Judiciary Committee.
The largest contingent of Jewish displaced persons to arrive in the United States this year was due to land in New York today aboard the S.S. General Muir, which is bringing 470 Jewish immigrants to the United States for permanent resettlement.