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Laguardia Gets First Copy of Anti-race Hatred Paper from Gene Tunney

June 29, 1939
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The first of 200,000 copies of The Voice, newspaper of the Committee of Catholics to Fight Anti-Semitism, was presented to Mayor LaGuardia at the World’s Fair City Hall today by Gene Tunney, retired heavyweight boxing champion and member of the committee. Mr. Tunney termed anti-Semitism “a flame out of hell” whose “unholy and devastating powers apparently were conceived in hell.”

Distribution of the paper in the metropolitan area began immediately. The eight-page tabloid features in its first issue an article under the banner headline: “Bishops Condemn Anti-Semitism.” The paper also contains condemnations of race hatred by many individual Catholics.

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