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Congressional Committee Resumes Hearings on Bill to Ban Racial Propaganda from Mails

Judge Nathan D. Perlman, vice-president of the American Jewish Congress, today denounced the American Civil Liberties Union for its opposition to the Lynch Bill to ban from the mails false and defamatory racial and religious statements, at a hearing before the House Post Office Committee.

“The Lynch Bill,” he argued, “is not just a war measure. The Fascists after their military defeat will wage a more bitter campaign than ever, Failure by Congress to act on this bill gives encouragement to those who would destroy America by spreading religious and racial bigotry. Judge Perlman revealed that National Association for the Advancement of Colored People also opposes the Lynch bill as a suppression of freedom of speech. Previously Rep. Walter A. Lynch and Samuel Dickstein, New York Democrats, spoke for the bill.