Johnson Criticises Smith for Demanding Change in Quota Law

Commenting on Governor Smith’s declaration in his acceptance address objecting to the use of census figures of 1890 as the quota basis of immigration Representative Albert Johnson, Republican of Washington, Chairman of the House Immigration and Naturalization Committee, said last night that it corresponded with the arguments made against the provision by Tammany Democrates in Congress, an Associated Press despatch from Tacoma, Washington, states.

“The House Immigration Committee,” continued Mr. Johnson, “went as far back as possible for census figures in an effort to equalize and balance the population of the United States. Governor Smith wants the date raised to 1920, or to 1930, the next census. The people do not. I believe that a great majority of the whole people, including the old-time naturalized, are sick and tired of being threatened and brow-beaten in politics by organized minority groups.

“While the statement of Governor Smith may add to his vote in New York City, it will lose him many millions in the States that want America kept American.”

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