NEW YORK (Mar. 29)
Suppression of the anti-Semitic and pro-fascist publication Social Justice an well as other similar publications is demanded in the current issue of The Nation by its editor, Frieda Kirchwey. “The fascist press in the United States should be suppressed,” Miss Kirchwey writes. “It is a menace to freedom and an obstacle to winning the war.”
The New York Times in an editorial reports that “The Florida Catholic, a religious weekly published in St. Augustine, oldest Episcopal See in the United States contains a blistering denunciation of the disloyal activities’ of ‘that un American paper misnamed Social Justice. The Florida Catholic does not mine words in expressing its opinion of this widely circulated sheet. The editor condemns the sabotage of the national war effort by this ‘Axis-minded magazine,’ but what burns him up is the idea that it should be regarded as a Catholic paper.
“Social Justice is not a Catholic paper,’ the Florida publication assists. ‘It does not reflect Catholic views. It does not acknowledge or obey any Catholic authority. Indeed, it has on various occasions made bitter attacks on those authorities…. Despite its mock concern for the welfare of our country, despite its peculiar brand of piety, this magazine is both unpatriotic and unchristian.’ “