Seattle (Aug. 31)
Radio Station KXA cut short an attack on president Roosevelt as representing “the Jews, not the American people,” and a demand for resistance to the NRA “because it is a gift of the Jews,” launched by Roy Watson, evangelist and former bank robber who served a term in prison.
Watson, speaking before 800 worshippers in Bethel Pentecostal Temple here, denounced Roosevelt for “surrounding himself with Jewish advisers” during a talk whose topic was announced as “The NRA in the Light of Revelations.”
Broadcast of the address, Station KXA declared, was interrupted because his statements were “in direct violation of our contract” and because “it is not the purpose of KXA to carry such attacks.”
The Rev. W. H. Offiler, pastor of Bethel Temple, who heard Watson’s speech, asserted that in his opinion there was nothing wrong with it.