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Colgate University Head Denies Charges of Bias in New York State Colleges

The President of Colgate University, Dr. Everett Case, yesterday denied that there is disorimination in the colleges of New York State.

Dr. Case’s statement came during a hearing on a state master plan for higher education. He followed a spokesman for the American Labor Party, Arthur Schutzer, who charged that there is discrimination in the colleges and universities against Jewish, Negro, Italian and Puerto Rican applicants.

The university head labelled Mr. Schutzer’s charges “irresponsible” and “inflammatory” and invited him to place evidence of bias before the State Commission to Prevent Discrimination in Education. The A.L.P. representative said that the matter had not been presented to the Commission because “it is a dusty, token commission with only a law on the books. There has been no attempt to enforce that law,” he said.