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Scheuer Hits Appointment of Negro, Who Wrote Anti-semitic Article, to Nyu Post

A New York Democratic Congressman today urged New York University to rescind its appointment of John E. Hatchett, a former Harlem school teacher, to head the university’s new Martin Luther King Jr. Afro-American Student Center. In a letter to Dr. Alan M, Cartter, Chancellor and executive vice president of NYU, Representative James H. Scheuer, pointed out that Mr. Hatchett was “the author of a vicious anti-Semitic article” and said it was “unthinkable that a Martin Luther King center for students should be directed by anyone publicly articulating racial and religious prejudice.”

Rep. Scheuer said that he would feel equally as strong about similar appointments to those who “propagated views against any group because of race, religion or national origin.” Mr. Hatchett claimed in an article published in a Negro teachers’ periodical that Jews controlled the New York City public school system and accused them of “mentally poisoning” black pupils.