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Eisenhower Urged to Check Religious Bias in Housing Projects

The CIO today urged President Eisenhower to outlaw the use of federal funds in all private or public housing projects which fail to bar religious and racial segregation.

In a letter to the White House the CIO warned that unless steps were taken at once a pattern of segregation in housing “will become crystallized upon such a vast scale as to negate the benefits of recent decisions of the U. S. Supreme Court.” The letter was signed jointly by CIO president Walter P. Reuther and CIO vice -president James G. Thimmes.