WASHINGTON (Apr. 27)
Failure of the Senate to ratify the United Nation’s Genocide Convention was criticized in one of a series of civil rights resolutions which the British Women’s Supreme Council voted tod3y. Judge Lenore D. Underwood of San Francisco, chairman of the resolutions committee, charged that the Senate’s unwillingness to act "has made propaganda ammunition for the enemies of democracy abroad."
Other resolutions supported omnibus civil rights legislation on both Federal and state levels, fair employment and fair educational practices commissions strengthened by enforceable legislation in the states, elimination of segregation in housing, and repeal of the McCarran-Walter Immigration Act.
Henry Edward Schultz, national chairman of the Anti-Defamation League, told the convention that "the fate of Jewry has always been inextricably bound up with the fate of the democratic system. It’s friends have always been the friends of democracy and liberty, its enemies the stalwarts of tyranny and absolutism."