NEW YORK (Oct. 21)
President Eisenhower has pledged he will give “careful consideration” to the American Jewish Congress call for a White House Conference to rally the American people against bigotry, it was reported today by Rabbi Joachim Prinz, president.
Following the bombing of the Atlanta synagogue, the American Jewish Congress asked President Eisenhower to summon leaders of religion, education, social welfare, business and labor to a national conference in the White House. Replying, the President expressed his “horror” over the Atlanta bombing and assured Rabbi Prinz that “the full facilities of the Federal Government are being used to bring about the arrest of those people who are responsible for such regrettable incidents.”
“My associates and I will give your suggestion for the convening of a White House conference to consider this problem, as well as a special Governor’s conference careful consideration, “President Eisenhower stated in his reply.