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A.d.l. Asks Court Action Against Resort Practicing Bias

October 27, 1953
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Prosecution by Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies of a leading Pocono resort hotel for discriminating against Jews was asked today by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith.

In a letter to Acting Attorney-General Harrington Adams, Fred Grossman, ADL regional director for the state, accused the High Point Inn, a Mt. Pocono resort, of having “mailed to various residents of Pennsylvania and of at least two other states” cards stating that the hotel caters “to a young Gentile clientele between 20 to 35 years of age.”

Mr. Grossman argued that the discriminatory language violated Pennsylvania law which makes it a misdemeanor for any place of public accommodation to send out communications “intended or calculated to discriminate against any religious sect, creed, class, denomination, or nationality.”

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