Louis Marshall reiterated his view that intolerance does not constitute an issue in the present Presidential campaign in an address he delivered at a hoencheon to Herbert Hoover at the Waldorf-Astoria on Monday, attended by Republican party leaders.
Mr. Marshall said that every good American abbored the thought of any change in the time-honored policy of religious tolerance in this country. He said that neither party and neither candidate had introduced the religious question.
He asked where the issue had arisen and, answering, recalled the Democratic National Convention here in 1924. Citing the allegations of opposition to Governor Smith because of his religion, he traced that opposition back to the 1924 convention.
“During the present campaign, where did the voices which spoke of religious intolerance come from? They came from the solid Democratic South,” he said.
It was the “idiosyncrasies” of Southern Democrats which had brought the issue into the campaign and no organized party had taken part in fostering it, he declared.