A.D.L. Convention Closes; Adopts Resolutions on DP Legislation, FEPC. and Genocide

The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, at the concluding session of its annual convention here last night, adopted a series of resolutions calling for the elimination of future quota moregaging in displaced persons legislation and urged the deletion of the special provisions now accorded to "ethnic Germans" in the Dp bill approved by the Senate.

The convention also urged the Senate to "curb the filibuster and enact F.E.P.C. legislation with enforcement provisions to insure equality of employment and opportunity for all, regardless of race, color, creed or national origin." The A.D.L. parley said its national commission regarded as a matter of "deep regret" the fact that the United States "is not one of the nations which has ratified the U.N. convention on genocide." The convention reported it was "pleased to note that the discriminatory Caucasian rule has been eliminated from the by laws of the American Bowling Congress," and commended those groups which fought for elimination of this form of bias.

Earlier, Attorney-General J. Howard McGrath told the A.D.L. meeting that the "Federal Government must take the lead in safeguarding the civil rights of all Americans." Mr. McGrath spoke after receiving the A.D.L.’s America’s Democratic Legacy Award for "his vigorous defense of civil liberties."

"Events have put us on the pedestal of undisputed leadership in world affairs," he said. "Upon the equitable treatment of minorities in America is based our chance for a just and lasting peace." He said that Americans cannot be "on one side" at home and on the other abroad and that American representatives on U.N. boards and commissions "have often been embarrassed by reminders of concrete evidence of discriminations."

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