Conservative Party Head in Pennsylvania Charged with Anti-semitism
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Conservative Party Head in Pennsylvania Charged with Anti-semitism

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The charge that the new chairman of the Conservative Party of Pennsylvania, W. Henry MacFarland, has been involved in anti-Jewish and anti-Negro activities for the past 20 years was made here this week by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith.

David Berger, chairman of the ADL Metropolitan Philadelphia Advisory Board and former City Solicitor, said that MacFarland, at the age of 24, contributed articles to an anti-Jewish, anti-Negro publication in Danville, Va., started his own publication in 1945 and since then formed a number of organizations. Two of them, the ADL official said, were cited as “Fascist” in 1949 by the then U.S. Attorney General Tom Clark. One of the organizations was listed in a report on “Subversive Activities of Kite Groups” by the Americanism Commission of the Illinois Department of the American Legion.

In 1954, the ADL leader said, the House Un-American Activities Committee issued a report on “Pro-Fascist and Hate Groups” which listed MacFarland as active both in the anti-Semitic National Renaissance Party and Conde McGinley’s hate sheet, “Common Sense.” Mr. Berger said that MacFarland’s publication, “National Progress” published “false and insulting statements about Jews” and urged a constitutional amendment to bar immigration entry of all persons “who are not of the Christian faith.”

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