News Guild Hits Anti-semitism Assails Coughlin
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News Guild Hits Anti-semitism Assails Coughlin

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The sixth annual convention of the American Newspaper Guild has adopted resolutions condemning anti-Semitism and denouncing Charles E. Coughlin, Detroit radio priest but refused to recommend disciplinary action against Coughlin by his religious superiors.

The resolution on anti-Semitism scored “barbarous persecutions” in Germany and attempts to divide “supporters of democracy on racial and religious lines” in this country and resolved “that we must take measures to have introduced and caused to be passed all legislation” in defense of racial and religious liberty.

The Coughlin resolution condemned him as “an enemy of progressive unionism a harbinger of Fascism a would be strikebreaker.” The original resolution, introduced by Jack Morris of Chicago was amended on suggestion of President Heywood Broun to omit the words “Father” “Reverend” and all reference to the Catholic Church on the ground that action to crack down on Coughlin would “open the door to discipline on the part of many other Catholic clergymen who might be on the other extreme.”

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