DETROIT (Nov. 9)
The Rev. Charles E. Coughlin, declaring his National Union for Social Justice was “thoroughly discredited” by the results of last week’s election, has suspended its activities less than a week after he said it would some day “protect the minority Jews” from “the Hitler philosophy in Washington.”
Announcement of suspension and his withdrawal from ” all radio activity in the best interests of all the people” was followed today by a statement of his immediate superior, Bishop Michael J. Gallagher, expressing hope that “the people will call him back to the air — where he belongs.”
Father Coughlin’s farewell statement on the air Saturday night was made in fulfillment of a promise issued before the election that he would retire from radio activity if the candidate he was backing, William Lemke, failed to poll 9,000,000 votes.