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“nulerus Clausus” Passes Polish Parliamentary Committee

June 20, 1923
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A number of serious errors crept into the report of the Baltimore Zionist Convention in the Daily NEWS BULLETIN yesterday. It was due to the fact that owing to the late hour the message was inserted in the mutilated form it was received by the J. T. A. A revised comprehensive report will be included in the Bulletin tomorrow.

Following a stormy debate, the educational commission of the Sejm went on record by a vote of 16 to 13 in favor of the “numerus clausus”, or percentage norm for alien students.

Representatives of the parties supporting the government voted as a body for the limitation of Jewish students, the thirteen negative votes being cast by Socialists and representatives of the minority nationalities.

Deputy Lutoslawski, a priest, asserted that the “numerus clausus” was in effect a protection of the minorities which was branded as brutal cynicism by Senator Then who appealed to the members not to “besmirch the Polish name, culture and constitution” with such a regulation. The Minister of Education Glombinski devoted his addressed to defending the constitutionality of the “Numerus clausus”.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency learns Deputy Lutoslawski is maneuvering with the Speaker of the Sejm to have the percentage norm proposal considered before the adjournment of the present Sejm session.

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