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Macfadden Urges Entry Ban; Bishop Manning Bids Refugees Welcome

A complete ban on immigration to the United States on the grounds that it adds to unemployment is advocated by Bernarr MacFadder magazine publisher, in the current issue of Liberty Magazine. Supporting a bill introduced by Senator Robert R. Reynolds (Dem., No. Car.) for a ten-year stoppage of immigration, Mr. MacFadden asks,

“what earthly reason have we for adding to our unemployment burdens by allowing immigrants to land on our shores? They are strangers and should be barred out absolutely.”

Help and welcome to refugees “to the full limit that is possible” was urged yesterday by Bishop William T. Manning in the opening address of the 156th convention of the Protestant Episcopal diocese of New York. Bishop Manning condemned the “open return to paganism” in many parts of the world and with it “a deification of the State, a brutality and cruelty, a contempt for the rights of the individual and a racial and religious intolerance and persecution which seem almost incredible.”