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Congress Gets Bill Making It Crime to Urge Overthrow of Government by Force

A bill which would make it a crime for anyone knowingly and willfully to advocate overthrow of the Government by force was introduced today by Representative John W. McCormack (Dem., Mass.). Mr. McCormack, who in 1934 headed a special House Committee to Investigate un-American Activities, said that his bill, if passed, together with the act requiring registration of foreign agents, would go a long way toward meeting the menace of Nazism and other “un-American movements.”

A bill to admit to citizenship all aliens residing in the United States before Jan. 1, 1930, was introduced by Representative Tenerowicz.