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Congress Gets Bill to Bar Anti-semitic Propaganda from U.S. Mails

Literature designed to incite racial or religious hatred would be barred from the United States mails under a resolution proposed in Congress by Rep. Samuel Dickstein, New York Democrat.

The bill has been referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads of the House of Representatives, which failed to take action on a similar proposal Dickstein introduced two years ago, when the 77th Congress was getting under way.

The brief resolution would brand as unmailable “all papers, pamphlets, magazines, periodicals, books, pictures or writings of any kind, and every article or thing designed or adapted or intended to cause racial or religious hatred or bigotry or intolerance.” It provides a maximum penalty of $5,000 fine and five years imprisonment for offenders.