WASHINGTON (Aug. 18)
A movement is under way in the Senate to persuade Senators belonging to the Civil War Centennial Commission to insist that Gen. U.S. Grant, 3rd, chairman of the commission, retract an anti-Semitic article he endorsed relating to the Civil War.
Sen. Joseph S. Clark, Pennsylvania Democrat, today made known that he asked Senate colleagues on the commission that they insist upon an immediate retraction.
“I was deeply disturbed by General Grant’s sponsorship of an anti-Semitic article,” the Senator said. “Particularly by the implication that, by virtue of his position as chairman of the Civil War Centennial Commission, the article has official sanction. General Grant’s failure to print a retraction of this baseless attack is a clear breach of his responsibilities as chairman of the commission.”
Senators holding Commission membership are Hugh Scott, Pennsylvania Republican; Clinton P. Anderson, New Mexico Democrat; Carl T. Curtis, Nebraska Republican; and Joseph C. D’Mahoney, Wyoming Democrat.