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Eisenhower Condemns Racial and Religious Bias in Elections Campaign

President Eisenhower sharply condemned yesterday those who invoke racial and religious prejudice in the current elections. He spoke at his press conference against those who incite racial and religious hatred for personal political advantage.

“I believe,” he said, “that anyone that stirs up racial hatreds and other antagonisms that are based upon race or religion or differences in basic philosophy–it is always a mistake. It is a very grave error and a disservice to the United States. Extreme statements of this kind can do no one any good.

“The path of human progress is not along the path of hatreds; it is not along the path of extremes. It is along the path that represents the road where people of good will and real sensibilities can get together and say, “Here is a way we can go together .”