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Col. Th. Roosevelt Urges American Legion Refrain{span}###{/span} from Klan Demonstration

September 13, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

“There is going to be a parade of the Ku Klux Klan in Washington, our national capital, pretty soon. I hope and pray that no member of the American Legion will be in that line of march,” declared Colonel Theodore Roosevelt at the eighth annual convention of the American Legion, department of New York, which opened yesterday.

“It is wrong for us to distinguish politically between man and man on any other basis than his worth as a public servant. Religious solidarity politically is un-American Protestants must not vote for a Protestant simply because he is a Protestant; Catholics must not vote for a Catholic simply because he is a Catholic and Jews must not vote for a Jew simply because he is a Jew. This ideal of toleration should be the special care of the Legion, for its ranks are filled with men of all faiths. There can be no comradeship in the Legion should tolerance die,” he said.

Representative Sol Bloom returned on the steamer Leviathan from a trip to Europe. He was accompanied by Mrs. Bloom and their daughter.

S. W. Straus #amp; Co. underwrote an issue of $6,000,000, first mortgage fee 6 1/2 per cent, fifteen-year, sinking fund gold bonds of the owning corporation of a new motion picture theatre for Brooklyn, N. Y., headed by William Fox.

The theatre will be one of the largest and most thoroughly equipped in the country. It will cost more than $8,000,000 according to estimates.

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