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More Jewish Groups Assail Hew Order to City University on Personnel Race, Sex Data

New York State Supreme Court Justice Abraham J. Multer challenged today an order from the Civil Rights office of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare to City University of New York to supply it with data relating to the race and sex of its faculty and employes. Speaking as president of the Brooklyn Jewish Community Council, which re-elected him to a second one-year term, Judge Multer declared that the Council “will not countenance any discriminatory or unfair hiring practices or admission policies in our system of higher education.” The United Zionists-Revisionists of America disclosed meanwhile that it had protested directly to Secretary of HEW Elliot Richardson against the order to CUNY. Professor Howard L. Adelson, president of UZRA, described the order as an “ultimatum” in a letter to Richardson.