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1938 Convention Report - The Messenger, November 1938


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Sydney, Austr~lia. rrhis g;eat crowd braved winter weather with muftiers and , ov~rcoatsandgot up at 3 : 30a.m. to hear a speaker 12,000 miles awaY,.

; Mapl~ L~~f G~id~ns. T~n thousand Canadi~n~ assembled at Toro~to' to J1~.~r: ···•-•w •. ''""''

'.' Jli~ yo,ice f:r:qm .. across' the s~a.. . '

Ev~'rybody inust ''~ACE T:S:~ F~CTS". In H~rHord, Connectic~t, the people were . invited: to ,do so, among other :ways, in this manner. .

. ·~Y,a~hoe Maso'l:1ic Tempie, Kansas City, Kansas. All halls in th:ls building were filled ~o overflow. · ·

' ··(~s~rid~foh;' parader~ ad verhsing "FACE TH·~ FACTS"' to he heard at th~ Lyceuhi:, ' \ :Minneapolis. A :fine erowd turned out. ·

~of Ai .AL~ERT HALL; LONDON: Key auditorium of 'the more than :fifty others ~nchcling the globe. From here Judge Rutherford, ori September the 10th and the 11th, addressed the English-speaking world; 200~000 were assembled in

. irlore thap. :fifty convention cities wiji relay connections, while unnumbered .. · . . :tp.iUio:ris h~a;r~ ·by :radio. Ten thousand jammed the Royal "Albert Hall and

·~··t "~; ~~ ·:> .. . thousands were .turned away. · ' : "':·~ ".~·/~ ' ., i)'>'.>'<': ::' '' '.·? \'. •. j· ··. ' •,.' • ' ' . ' . ' . . ' .

:.·.:.: ~h~· .;,\· 8. Oakland California. Beautiful float used to advertise the lecture

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1 • • A,_ sa:lihoat ·. 011 Lake 0,gtario adverti?ing the ·rrororito' convenlion~

.. "2·t';:)•~lO. "(}fasgow .. The. ~'samlw1ch;, . paraders i~ Scotland. This ~ea;ns of. ad~erti§il1g '~;~':'"t~o1t 'Britain by storm. . . . . ·

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The. MESSENGER Brooklyn, N. Y., November, 1938

JEHOV Alf GOD has devoted more than five thousand years to the preparation of the

Kingdom. Near the end of this period of prep­aration He appointed a time for His "strange work". As this time has now arrived, all de­voted to Jehovah are privileged to and have a share in this work. It appears strange, aston­ishing and fearful to the organization the work exposes---those who have made lies their refuge, who have trafficked in .the God-given quality of man's need to worship, and who, to impress the credulous, have tacked the name of God to that unholy organization. It has sought in this man­ner to overawe the supe;rstitious and. by thus blasphemously claiming to represent the Lord on earth, rearing up its ugly head bedecked with :fraudulent titles, to gain further power that might be. needed over and above its· armies, navies, and inquisitioners !

the righteous. that' great blessings would follow the wiping out of the. wicked: From the most degraded hireling of the Devil's religious insti­tutions up fo Satan, whom Jesus dei:;cribed as a liar and a murderer from the beginning, . the message cut like the sword which. is to follow. After the announcement that God would clean up the world iii this' great bafEle'.o!Armageddoii, His promise to bring rejoicing to the obedient survivors was repeated. Thus the enemy's down­fall was seen to precede blessings. to those on God's side, just as the valley 6f Jehoshaphat, wherein God caused the complete destruction of the Moabites, Ammonites; and Seirites, was later· named "Berachah", meaning blessings, a place where God blessed His people. With this :foretaste concerning Jehovah's unchangeable ul­timatums and His promise of riches to the obe­dient, all who serve God ?r are seeking Him are commended to read this report. In :fulfillment of God's promise to expos,e

them in His "strange work", before He should exec.ute them in His "strange act", that organ- British Isles ization has just been dealt a blow that ripped them to the core~ They are inwardly seething! London Naturally the great newspapers of the world, ,Months of preparation, naturally, went into reduced under their gag rule to' mere propa- perfecting the final arrangements for the world­ganda machines, contain little comment upon wide .convention and broadcast which should the greatest convention ever held ill, the earth, reach the· ends of the earth .. Speaking of this and gave little space to the. gigantic broadcast hookup or relay many English newspapeil's used heard. simultaneously by at least three million these words in description: "This will .be made people, that rocked the foundation of the Devil's possible by national, international and trans-

'"f;t.·:f';~1,'·'."'~ jlqroini,():n. II()wever, this magazine, devoted to continental telephone lines connecting the Royal ~:i~~;g~:ttdr tne···:kingdom o:CGod under Christ, will :furnish Albert Hall with ten of the largest halls and ,,i r..:,:··, ~~e people the facts of the Devil's stricken cinemas in th~ United Kingdom and with audi-

.. ·~arthly empire. toriums in 2'3 of the principal cities of the ·;··>I11 ~11cient times w,hen Godfought for· the United States. Other countries to be linked J~r.?;~H~es a11d Judeans, blessillgs .and, spoil· fell with London in this remarkable week:end con­

' to '.~J:ie Jot offlis, people after the enemy had· vention include Australia, New Zealand, and · been.destr.oyed. (2 Chronicles 20: 25, 26; Esther Canada.'' (At this time no information· had

. .. J;J.8; 19) At the same convention in which been released concerning the assemblies that (:t·~ .y{ ap'pfo:ximately 150,000 people, assembled in fifty would pick up the broadcast by shortwave, such ;;,.~~~~;.:~..,~ cit\es throughout the earth, heard God's pecree as India, Trinidad, Singapore, and continental "'"''''''·' '·''' that the opponents of His kingdom would short- Europe, to mention only a few that reported ,,.,,., ..... , .......... ""' ly be annihilated, the Lord graciously informed later; nor the fact that 118 American stations

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wouJg r,~Pr,<?f;t4ca,;st)he .. speeches in the Vnite<L and morEl. of the s11rrou:i;iding cou~tryside like 8:t,a;t~s.) Sub~tantiany··the same account \Yas a growing plant, together with its historic .

· . / ,, ca:rr,i~,<l,by. the. Kent Herald) the Everiirig. Sen- towers, ·grimly. merporia,l of .deeds .. of yalo.r and tin~{.I$toke), City Times (Stoke), the Kentish despite, was a fitting and h;1spiring place for

··Jndependent;, the }fossley Hill) Allerton& Wool:- this great announcement that G~d would make . . ton:.~~1Jer,t,i§er. (Hi verpool), the Edinburgh Eve- the people free. ·No honest America;n Gan . fail

·• < News) . the Scottish Daily Express (Glas- to be reminded of the struggles for libe;r,ty that "\ gow.), the Southwick Telephone (Birmingham), have.racked the English-speaking world for cen- ·

the :j3efta,~t '/;· Letter) the Belfast Telegraph) turies a_s he contemplates the largest city of that ,, The. ¥'qrh,iiig Advertiser (London), and many people and of the earth; nor can he fail to.have oth~:ps .~ytwee~_ . .t£~.4::ites.ofAugust 23 and Sep- a keen regret that these achievements, bought te111J>~I" , .. n:.~.Q~.h~W, .$poke of the "unparalleled by the blood of brave men, making England telephonicbroadca~t'', "a telephonic achievement the most liberally governed nation under the witho:µt parallelin Hi1s country"; another stated sun, are crumpling under grip of the most pred­"the" a;~rangements for . this rel)iarkable e;{iort atory power, for fifteen centuries the avowed repres'~1:if the last word in technfoa1: sk111 _and enemy of any sort of liberty, the inquisitorial

· - effi~!~ncy". "British technicians look .forward HierarGhy of ,the, Roman Catholic Churc.h. In ' c?.ngg~p~l:Y to i~~ cp!llplete success." this place, the last bulwark for free expression,

;-,·;: "?'-i,'~-·~~~~~~nc~. ·.-wr11 ·b~ . made )~ter ~() Jhe: iie\\rs-: it' was in ' order that the message of Jehovah ~'.1;~~:-:: pap~ft·t>t'the)3ritis11' Isles;·-buf ill. pas~liJ.g 1f'is should flash .to all "Christendom" and to those ;t~~,-~~~!J~~t~_t~,t.y~Jl.i.l:!t tn~.S<(/S<>lP.Paraffvely favorable nations· that "come unto". "Christepdom'' .exen,. .. :~;~u~t-,:fi}'st,}7:~t1:2~~§:,~e,:re)~tterJeplaced by silence 7a~d as Jerer.Iliiih caused the cup of the Lord's fury

: 1 ve,n~)1.16t):$''.. a,;U&~ks. vvhel) tll,e, ... , ·. Cathqhc to be presented to representatives .of .all the na-· ',<Jg~E~~-ph:{ligJ,itened. the gag· and, -'inadv.ertentiy tioris then connected to Jerusalem, foreshadow:­

_,9.9!:~~,~Li8:r,.QEP,e; gave the British tc> un:- ing that the, Lord will first warn and then de-

' v, .... ,··~r;~a~,,~~~iili,§1~·~611q~~R~~~~i~ii3~~~ s:~tJ.· :~r~~c~;i~~Xa~~~,1y ari~i1:is~h~~r':h~a:in~~i~~ ~Jf,~':tJ!Ii!:]li:~~;lt;J.g''ffi'6guis'v'of Rome;·''spealdng. ror that traffic witli "Christendom" ! . •:;1~~::):::.:'!3ig-shot'! 'Ratti of Vatjcan City; would·: have U11ique were tl\e ,r,nethods used to bring to ~,~~:¢:.::JJ-911'~.of it~. r:J:1rueJo:fo:rm arj.d .type. of editorst~e · ·. th~ .,att~ntiOJ:i· of the. people this great announce-.. t~:~:rf,·;_··w2~tg_;9:x~r, 'fliey ''acceded"' to, this demand from " merit', to advertise the great provision and warn:­;~~7:" 0''Jhe,1epresentative of a fore~gn p9wer ~nd thus . ingfr_om.Jehovah which wo~ld be delivered by \'' ;;_tJe,~ch~ro.~sly betrayed the interests of their_ J :g.qge. Rutherford under the title "FACE .THE ' •'' : cotrntry and countrymen. Note later the truth- FA(JTs".,The very title was appropriate both for

~~t:·••• ... ·kigfts~\~%ii~;t;~~Iiflfa~tiq~~~~t1~~~;s~~at~~- ~?ro;s~~j,e~~e ~;t!:fi~·~~dti;;:~s'~hin °~~:~~~ :~~ 1\g-pi ~<:liJ()rS 3,l}~,,vy9ici4 tg~y refused to publish. Then elsew4e,re ,1Yhe11; ~ngland and the continent were._ ~'(!~-"~ t~;p.d~r, your own verdict as_ to whether you trembling in the. Czechoslovakian-Hitler crisis;

~~~:J7,{'.'~;~§i~~~~~,·.~~~t.~%ti~~°s)~b§i!,0e:t~~ri~~!:_hwfsfi1rci. ii~~l~J\~d:~h:a£~~ti0¥·-· ;;?~·\:'.' .t.Q ... ~e,,jf,lir,. but the pressure• was too .great.,. But ca,:fs, cfoema :fla~pes, ·c,a,r streamers, neighbor-;;:-r· :: foi: n:1qst_ it is doubtless. true· that. until . Arma-.. ho .... od.. b .. ul.J.e .. ,t ...... in .... · bo.'a .. r.-.·.d .. s. , .. bu.s .. es., unu, sed shop win .. -H:~j;,;fg~<1Cion'strik1e8,'e~c!'.iiig'tliem an:a tl'le1~·work;,th~y:- · dcn~s, soun,d <;ars,leaflets, and on the backs of ,:::::; .. ~ ~~11,p~y~J)~Il,~)V;.llfa,t, beca11seof: villa~ny or fe<tr, pe,qple. )n. the fo:mous ·'~sandwich parades", Z:~f":1~>Ufiey passea up an opportunity to advertise. the ~:Prang ·to. the eyes of all .the population of the ·1~··J''.'.:J~ingdo:m of God which should bless the ,wo~ld,; Kingdow,. the a.:rresting word.s "FACE . v«i~t::· ··a:ta thus ta render a realservice to thei~-follow' THE'. ;F:A<Yrs'',; l:i;i,,, Lond·9n,, .w'here the British

~i~\~~f~~~~:~~~e~;i~~itiO~·fir'th:P,1~:~::~11~] ·. f ~:~ill:!:tf6;;~~1,,~~;~~ ~0fo~ t~~ '~~~;=~~ ..... ,,.",.!1.Ji8.P ,l:!Eg~r~,i~P9?-~t, :.was te~~nipg.with thEL tiOn -were busy ev~rj day with, details of hous-­FIY1ty. of Jeh~yah'swit.I,tess~s. for !n::tny we,el~s ing;: .. cafeieria':ari:angements·. for the gathering: .~!M!.~.,l!srn:<!o11, with its irregular street loca- m:ixltitude,, the. manifold duties conne,cted with

12fl~? gs gieat, overcr()wding population, spi:ea,.d- te~~ritory distribution .for the workers. to cover;. · J}'g its tremendous i;1ttmbers of: h1gn,51nity. up . and· .,eaoh night for weeks ahead they staged "'.ti~'"' cl97)y,:p,.J~.e -~]!,am~s_, an,d )a;king over. more. "sandwich parades".

~~~~i;:~{~t~f~~Bft(~~!t~':-:··:;~fW,:.:)F.;!;'.':;j~H .·+· · · ~. · . ·~~~;!;' ,::?&;~~;::: r:i.f' >·:;• • :;};;J~J{~x;:~~~t:::2>';\ . ·; .. :-., , · .. .. · · · '· · -·. ·-. ~ ' ' · •• >~ • ~''· '" '• ~ ,,, •'",'<"< / .. '',

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A word more about these "sandwich parades". Undoubtedly this was the most 'effective of the many forms of advertising utilized. Jt'is not a new method nor original tq:Jehovah's witnesses. But the number of the people who wore ·plac'." ards on their backs, and the smiling enthusi­asm displayed, ~ith children in pushcarts and

':.;;:ii:.~·"·· 't .in arms or .marching behind sweet-faced moth­~\i:.<· <. e:i;~ adde_d to the line; together with the ·obvious :,:::·:::· q, 7 )high standing, culture, . and good will of these /:''" ''' :armies of the King, held the people watching "'''~'""'· in enthralled interest. And throughout it is to

be recorded that they were received with almost the same spirit of kindness and benevolence in which they did the work.

In entire. co-operation with English traffic regulations they lined the thoroughfares fifteen feet apart, and in every town the friendliest treatment on the part of the police was observed. At street crossings, especi~lly in London, the officers held up traffic while the divisions passed; one section of about 100, parader~ was followed by a bobby on its entire route through the Strand in heavy London traffic and back to its point of origin at Kingsway Hall, where some. of the London convention sessions were held. He said at the conclusion that he desired to make sure that the whole party were kept safely. · ·

Perhaps the largest number that engaged in "sandwich" parades at one time was in theneigh- · borhood of one thousand, who marched. both Saturday and Sunday of the convention days. Divided in groups of about 50 each. they cov­ered tJ:ie heavy- shopping areas of the English metropolis. _Besides . the placards on front . and ba~k advertising the lecture "FACE THE· FACTS", some . carried posters with . the startling words "RELIGION rs XSN'AltE 'IN'n··.A'R.XckET". To olt-' set the efforts of the enemy who tried fo · asso-' ciate the work with an Atheistic Congress then also in session in London, others of Jehovah's

:,··witn~§§~§~ 9gi:i;r,i~qJ>.~:rwer§ . sll()wing "SERVE Gon )'" . . .. Q:HRIST. THE. KING". T~11s the people. ~aw ~~~r,;;:~f ... ~.B.JHI11Y ·of fine-faced, sm1lmg people coming ,,.;j,.r · down the streets close to the sid~walks, march-

:~.· )~Et1YB9. P,~~- th~. arre~ting banners "FAcE· TltE ·'"' '•· Fl\C~~", ''SERYE GO:p .A:N"D· CB:RIS~.THE. KING~'

and "RELIGION 'IS A1 SNARE AND'A{:E'.r'' al­terD:ating in a long Hne. Intrig1Jed by such a nqveJAisplay _th~ people of. :London and .else-

·~··· .,y '"!wliere.'.defayed their walking or shopping "long enough to request more information an.d to each receiye a leaflet invitation to hear "FACE THE FACTS".

The judge has a smile for the Jonadabs right after ''Fill the Earth" speech; ·

Interesting Incidents Reported by ~'Sandwich" Paraders

SCENE : In front of saloon in poorer section of London.' ·

A somewhatJipsy bystander cried out to any­body that might listen: "Who's gonna be at that lecture ?"

A pretty girl among the paraders answered, "I . ant." . · ....

"Then I'll be there, too,'' he vociferated. At this moment the· barkeeper stepped out to the young lady and asked for a handful of leaflets to distribute in the bar to his customers, as they needed, he said, more talks like this one;

SCENE: Pall Mall and Haymarket shopping area.

A man walked up to one publisher bearing a sign "RELIGION IS A SNARE AND A. RACKET", and, looking at the witness with genuine alJ...:,

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now I see what you

co.ming up to the parade said: of Judge Rutherford's hooks whole truth. Please give me

9an jofo with you." every case the people accepted the

........ r,tta ... ,.,r1 them with thanks in that man-that is so pleasant to

reported· that thB hands as well as the ·leaflets

and them that they wer~ coming~ Fe~ incidents of unpleasantness .occurred, and these, as was to be ex·pected, came at the instigation of. religionists. Several little boys, who were stopped from molesting paraders at whom they had been shooting with pea-shooters, admit­ted on questioning that they were told to .do tpis (probably with the enforcement of threats of ''purghtorJ(' if. they refused) by their Roman Catholic priest. In another case a "Protestant" clergyman told one of the-, marchers that he would like to take a gun and shoot every one of those advertising the Kingdom of God that he. could .. Thus the religionists showed the same spirit as their father the Devil.-John 8: '44.

In all of this publicity work the newspapers were used scarcely at all, except in a few cases where free write-ups would be given and ad­vertisements accepted for a small fee. In view of this fact the enormous turn-out for the speech Sunday is quite a commentary on the small · real usefulness. of t}iese agencies to the public, and the lack of importance that most thinking people assign to such perverters of the truth. It is also at once apparent from the tremendous audience that. actually came to hear the lecture in London and all over the world (besides the near ll,000 people' that packed Royal Albert Hall and Kingdom Hall many more, thousands were turned away in London alone) that Jeho­vah was not hampered by the lack of support of the newspapers. It· seems· appropriate at this point to furnish the copy that w·as given all

'J:'h.~~~. b11~ signs.could 'be seen an· over .. London ..

reporters who came to J ridge Rutherford for information, and which facts their papers one and all refused to publish. After reading how

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these .same papers, supposedly the people's cho­sen organ for giving them the truth, muffed this grand chance to render their subscribers a real service because they were led . into a snare by .tli.~ feal' of ma11 (the Roman Catholic HiE)rarchy,

"''lf!;'.;;;;;:f~3'~1 ·"" ifs they .practically admitted) let each reader decide as to whom these "mighty" press agencies s11pport. Is it God? Not unless you mean the god of ·this world. ( 2 Corinthians 4: 4) The ~~qts .~:ff ~red• to ~11 age!lcies who applied follow : . :"T.:B'.Ei \ ·PEMOCRAC'.I~s· of e~rth, and particularly Great Britain and America,· are in great danger of .. Totalitarian rule .. The . Roman Catholic Hier~ archy of Authority, the Fascists and Nazis, are conspiring together. to gain control and rule all the nations by dictators. Although the know this fact they ·refuse to publish the truth concer11ing the same and so far as the press is cohcerried the people are kept in ignorance. The newspapers, therefore, indirectly support the con­spiracy and are unfaithful to the people.

Centuries ago the Almighty God gave Hi:;; word that in His due time and amidst great distress and perplexity in the world, exactly what 've now


ADVERTISE was the slogan. Anything that could be moved and would attract attention was used.

see, He would set ~p His righteous government with. Christ as King, and which will rule the na- . tioi;is in righteousness. That kingdom is now at hand· and is the only hope of the nations and the people. It is of greatest importance to the people that they know about it, but the· newspapers re­fuse to publish anything about the Kingdom for fear . of shocking the religious susceptibilities· of the Roman Catholic Hierarchy and their allies. Such publication would interfere witmthe religious racket. For centuries- both Christians and i:eligion­ists have prayed as Jesus taught, for the coming of God's kingdom on earth, out only. the Chris­tians have desired that kingdom. Religionists have an ambitious desire to rule the world. in the place and stead of God and Christ. Religion is therefore a snare and a racket, and the Lord's kingdom I will do away with religion and all fraudulent schemes. The religio-political combine is against' the kingdom . of God. · · ,

· It is the business of Jehovah's witnesses to make known to the people God'~ kingdom under Christ as their only hope. Because they do so those Chris­tians are opposed and cruelly persecuted · by the Roman . Catholic Hierarchy and their Fascist and · N;tzi allies. Although the true facts have· repeat­edly .been brought to the attention of the press the

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·t~>'I .:<:.-· ~··.:.. "· : ... -·._:','. • : • . • . : •'.: :·.: _ : ne~Jp3-pers declin~ to publi~h the. t~uth . ~ii<l. thu~ pla~e themselves against God and His . kingdom. Why . should I waste time .. in giving interviews whi,ch .. woulq not be published °I The. public press has bego;rn~ ~t _ Jea,st . ~- . sil~,nt. t<.>oL q:J: JlJ.;E;l.,.rnligious combine afore-1P;entioneq . .AJl .~re against God and against Christ and His kingdom and .. therefQre

· against\ the inter.ests. 6£ .the people who desire to y live. ;Having been warned they have taken their

sta:µd. against the Lord's kingdom and must bear the ,c9:nsequences.

conve~tions a "sandwich" parade was ·'staged. and then all went .home to get to the night's sleep early in order to epgage in the house-to-house service the next _day with the new bpoldet Warning, just off the press and for the first time released to the public. The next day was a stren• uous 'O:ne. Phonographs, sound cars, witnesses iri auto.s and on foot, plied the streets and hom~s .. ancf business .ho11ses. of :L9:ggqn, giving more and more advertising and literature and. word-:-of­mouth testimtmy to this very much interested English :metropolis. In this .. area alo:rlfL)fl.QJ:g_~ ... than. 400,000 leaflets were distribute(l up to the time of the delivet-y of "FACE THE FACTS", at eight p.m. Sunday. The number 0£ publishers reached a peak on Sunday, when more than 1,200 were in the field. Jn Jhe two days more than 30,000 pieces of literature were placed \n the hands of the people. (For a detailed report of the work of this assem.bly, see the final page

. of this iSsue of The Messenger.) Then, almost before they realized it; all of

Jehovah's witnesses in .Lonqon were seated ip th&t. most Jt1m9us <9t :t~L:.E~i:ii~h-. . «

.... ·a·t~~.~~i·_bis\.~.~~J'~'\l~~ii~~£~'~):'~';;,),;~'~;l~:j,· fui~ f~\~~J(' • ·· ~\lJMi~~r:i,~a~~~t~Ffr:.fc~~eif "S'~f :.ti~~ ~ w .. · Septe:rnber _10, w]ai~hjs :rlpW:, histwy'. The mtj.sic J~~-\:;i".·f\jHc::;::+h·'•;; ;:<-.:,;.,<•_,<_<\.\;:', <· )':•,'.).\;\. was O:Vel;'~:µJl,;Judge-_J~htt~~rfifrd was.up"and_·at \..('-~~s{~e~9thei; fg~'.iris:.o~ ady~:rti~~+;ig promo.ted. t:h.e mforophone !· .·GqdbaS' granted the judge the

-~.~'.J~Jg9ve, '!:n· .. br~thre:ri .. wer.ese~t Jo,Il}~S~ fi;I1.~S.J._,spe~~i.:qg yofoe•·-in ._the". w9rJQ. ,_fQL gl~_:rity q:(J~~ population, centers. of Jhe B.i~ti.sh_li;;J~s ~Q .. ;, ~Mg g1Jiphasis~;- a11~ ·'Yas th~taudi~:Q9e gra!e:fvl ~1\S$?'.:gtag€. th~ P.ublis, to put forth . a st:r:enu ~... to J ~goya)}, #>;r;Jhi,s :proviS.ion ! 'What wov&l ge

, .;~B::~~i,,~finkJ? .. }Y+.9:ely cucmJate .the new~ J?fJh~ ... t!ie- great 1iJ:eS.s::ige·. th~t ,the :Lord wouW deli.v~r P~~TuliJ:~tstupenctous e,yent. ~here .,was ,a, 1~P.n9,!;:,r-. .JoJhe -people. this-tiirie.thr~}lgh His chosen .. se:i:v­~µr~~¥H9nse tq Jhi$. eiC{19rta,ti.on..Jo. tll:ewi,tue§~~~-- a,;rit.·?~ 1~~s .. ~~t;;,.tJ!.opg~t .·in ~fre~y -·~ind .. Th~n.:}n ~9 ,e~Nt t.hE(roseJ:Y~s toJli~ fµll, and more. det~~ls ·--~ .tJ>J'.!~.$_:.9.fjh§:.,p.t:rxrn§t,.:~;1);.wpny~a,i:ie that rn,es~Jlge

j\(- · · .. §f~Jit~)n~t~~f.(wh.", .. i.XIJ'.?iJ~kt~P . .:U~ int·hindiv1idua~t~e".'. mf· . o:rtehpobrtentfiotus-fJ4.~nh .. atny:oth~r itn modTew t~~s ,; . $.GJ.'.Lp ions 0 L .e .conven ions m ere ay ciies. or: r. eJ1e, 9.: ng, ; eous cr~a ure;S •. < Q W.t,i.Qm

l.I!J;Angon, by Septemper 9,_ on which .. date.the -.···w~s·thi·s:gr@af:nies.sag~_9hiefly -directed,?. r:[1o;,t}}e .,. · .. G~JiY~Pti~l! . opened, th~. workers. had "great multitµd~~~Jle§cti9~d «iti "th,e .BibXe.L,~$

· '''feiihli,ed·a feyel' of activity. It became those "which, no,ro~.i)..c~nl<l.~~wb'er, .. ~ .. c~ot!i'~d ~,,;·· . "plainer than ever before that the two broadcasts with_ 'Yhite. i:<;>~:~s,··and::palms':[of'pfaiSe" to'the ';'_'.b~·:~·<"~f ~.aturday and Sunday would be like nothing King Christ ·;r~.$*~l ~P. th,~!r hands" (Reve~_l;l­.{ · :·; "·else fh~ll.} eyer be~:p. Qrt ~h~ ev~ning tion 7: 9), th~§e '.((otli¢r.,slf.~ep''. that·. Jes11~>¢!e­, "" :;;;r -~frf' ~Iii -~th;· one. day before tne :ffrsrofthebroad- scribe(l . 8:.~-. ha.Y,i'.rlg · ·bef.i:ie;µqed ; Hi~. t~inple &om­.·· .>"bttits .. the London convention was opened by the pany (Matthe~ ~}? .. ::~a,,~.::~o.) anq oth~rW,f~~)b19wrt ~;IT:1t:·:~ '''.Bi:it{sh )3ranch~yrva11t with a~ atte11da)lce_Jtt as}he_ ".~911~q~b:',: P!as~ {s~e ·Yi?Yflicatiqn,.Boo.k <·:: . 't h~:·:-~rsf~e~f?1oii "of },i4o: .. The . assembly' .then . Three,. page 77 :q#;,fof B~pl~nat\qµ .• Q.f ~his .titl~~) ; :::~·-:{ _1J~J~11ed, with that rapt attenti,0n that only Eng- 'the chief mess~ge~~~$.JP,~hi~ group~ which·'~()~}-

. .. .l~§P.::litCli~:qc~s seem_ Jhe m9st .C:()}l!~~o11~j11, giv- . posed more th,}(:;i~'..~~~(.t~¢,.,_:~µqiy1p.9.~J ),Yh!}.~;~.t~.s l~_~l~~~;, .)ng, to several Americans who bnmght greetings the breath-tal~:tP~ ~e~sag~ \Vhicli theyrece1)i~Q.? ;,,,\1,.,:,; •. ','''Kp;g ~;n,qQ1gagement, discoursing on the prophetic Briefly stated, f :;i.nq th_~s .. s.;~~tem~;nt .§P9J!t&;.<be 'iz;1~~,i"':'·::·:·~:i:~fo~: .~-~tiJleSJ-. ,.'~II;!~ vy ~;r~\ . (See Watchtower taken as mer~ly, {lU.. appetizer, as there w :;no ~~:~~};/·,;;fti1t'&~z1ne issues ;Qf July f fo August 15.) space in this.:~.:~~,~-~riptioii £Or:. th~t we.~l~'fi<g.f ~~'J(~~i:; 1''ij''~~~5J!~~·:j~~y}c.~~,~]¥·q~~2~~~P!,~9u~t?;R~ry at S.criptu~a,~,,:t~,~~~~;._s~_,,~~~Y deduced hy the ·Lord's '' '• • • ' ('.;: ";' ,...,'<·· ~;.:,,<~~:~~~~;{'o

''.~'.'..~~,;_,_·.~.t\1:.,.·l"':.;·0.,:.: >:t,'"·>. >,, ,_,,,,,; _,, :,_,.. ''~·i:1i'>C:· t.: ',i,~-~,:<<.t,~~::~lif'L,"' ... -,... . 4;-lJt;, ...

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mandate the great de­

Arm2Lgedd1on, to marry rw·ntE~ouls race. What a

~:riJ:.11U,$1IlLg. ··command from This great reve..:

..... ., ...... .,...,'"''"'"' in the October 15 Watchtower, and

you .·may ·now' read arid see . the wonderful · tr11P1:date js. (lS true. and sun~ a:s the, me,.rcies . of

" y·,,. . · ~el10:Vah 1 ·' · · " ·· · · · . . · •··· .. · · . · .·· · ·.· · ... · · · · ~;~~';i:~':?;:f:ty;}'','}".'~<. The_ ~lessings of the righteous .follow· the de'." -'·\·"·············· ···siru-ction ··of all opposers, according. to the di-

vine purpose. In Saturday's· speech those bless­ings were detailed. For Sunday was reserved the great radiocast that the milHons waited for with straining attention. Probably the demons a,ncl .S(ltan, who has long known that he has but a short time, all listened in. Thus we may · have a limited .comprehension of the invisible setting.· For .one to. obtai.n a small conception of the- drama presented to the visible audience of 11,000 people jam~ing the Royal Albert Hall

is in order to witness. · For· the writer the. scene was indescribable!

Here was the culmination of weeks of lalfor and preparation. Connected to the microphone on the brilliantly lighted platform from which Judge Rutherford· would speak were wires and phones and' ether waves leading to other mil­lions of people expectant to hear, and just as ten$ely excited as those people in fro:p.t who uttered po sound, only waited! Royal Albert Hall was .honored to]:)e the. first by the fraction of a second toreceive the 'message~ :from the King of Eternity!' That vast. audience it con'" tained wa~ equaliy . lion()red, and they appre­ciated it. .A scant three feet be.lo'\\'J4e.roses <ind ferns orthe speaker's stage stretched 9.uft~~. solJ,q 'phalanx 'of. stall seats,. with. a quiet·.· a:r:my of liste:ners; while above, circling like a col()rfl;ll wall of humanity, the galleries on three succ-es~.

: I , . . . - " . -~~~-~-~-,,

'fhree views of the Ro~~al .Albert Hall. It . was packed out and several thousand had to be turned away from this thrilling meeting. ·

sive levels, and finally the uppermost corridor,_ spread befQre the an immense panorama. Along the top rail which surrounded the auditorium, topping the oval tiers like a crown, thousands thronged in the upper corridor, fortunate if they could see the arena from the guardrail.· Here, almosf­from the very eaves of the building, just below the roof, with every seat filled below, jutting heads peer~d down with fixed attentio;ri on the platform below. A packed house, with thou-sands turned away! -

Then like the waves breaki11g on the shore came a roar of applause from that multitude for. a real fighter! Then quiet. Judge R1;1.therford's voice thundered in pleasing mel­ody and no one wished to miss a syllable. What a stu-

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pendous moment in the history of ·man ! The Lord God, who is above all and over all, was telling the people through His chosen vessel that soon tbe oppressors of men would be anni­hilated by His mighty arm. Did the great J e~o­vah in this message specify who are His· enemies. and the enemies of the righteous men on earth? This was made absolutely plain. The Bible proof deduced was abundant that the chief a,mong these enemies are Satan and his invisible hordes whom God sentenced to death six thousand years ago. And who the visible enemies on earth? To learn the .answer let each reader a$k: Who 5s that adversary ·of God's faithful witnesse$ that has maltreated, persecuted, imprisoned, and killed His servants in .New Jersey, Quebec, Mexico, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Rhodesia, to mention only a few of the places where their heinous acts have violated His covenant people? What is that organization parading under the name of Christ, whose chief representative, re­sjding at Vatican City, claims to be the vice­gerent of Christ, which organizatio~, exactly contrary to God's law, traffics and plays harlot with the commerce and politics of this .world? of whom He says, "For, lo, I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by'. my name"? What is the organization, abysmal haters of liberty, which, though once clai,ming God to be supreme, have now allied themselves to the Fascist-Nazi-Tadical group of Germany, Italy, Japan, and Spain; and thus as spiritual super­government over these fotalitarian monstrosities to elevate the state above God, defaming His holy name and entrapping His witnesses who refuse to "heil" men or bow down to the . idols of. men? What political power, mas~ing its op­erations under a religious name, claims as its excuse for supporting the blood] Franco in Spain that they 'are fighting against Communism', which is but another lie to camouflage the mur­der of their innocent followers in war-ravaged Spain; while~to ride every horse at once they secretly hold·· out their hands to Communism? What double-dealing criminals, whose record through the centuries is one of such unspeak­able depravity that honest men must needs turn their eyes away from these bloody pages of torture of human creat,ures and of martyrs for Christ's sake, now at ·this very day presume to tell the world through their Nazi-Fascist n1,0nstro$ity what everyone shall say and. pub­lish, and how .they .. shall. worship? Does any­one fail to identify the only organization :under the sun capable of qualifying for such an in-

conceivable scope of vice, and which at the same time claims the name of God and Christ? There is but one contender for thi.s title Qf w.iGk~d:­ness; let the Roman Catholic HierarGhy have it all ; no lesser criminal can make the grade.

Did Judge Rutherford make it plain as to what the Lord would do to the Roman Qatho­lic Hierarchy who have blasphemed His name and. persecuted· His· people? He did. Blow by blow, proof by proof, the case against them was presented with so many Bible corrobora­\tions that. no doubt oould remain eve:µ in the mind of the pope, if he believed in God, that destruction of the whole gang was imminent. This bunch· of religionists, whom the Lord hates, are to be destroyed by their erstwhile allies, namely, the radical element represented by the N azi-Fascisf-Communist combine, because God has decreed it so, even as Mount Seir (pictur­ing the Catholic Hierarchy and other mode:rn­day religionists) . was destroyed by her former allies, Ammon and Moab. In ringing denun­ciation of such infamous hypocrisy the judge, at direction of Jehovah, who caused all Bible prophecy to be written for the comfort. a:p.d di­rection of ·His people on earth today, employed the. tW,,enty-third chapter of Matthew to iden­tify the Hierarchy of Authority. What Jesus said of the Jewish clergy was to be applied by God with greater force against the Roman Cath­olic prelates. These words came like the death warrant which they' were in fact:. 'Woe unto you, Catholic Hierarchy, hypocrites! ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but within are full of ·dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Wherefore be ye witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children o.f them which killed the prophets. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers! how can ye escape the damnation of hell?'* One could not help thinking, as these words came from the mouth of the speaker, that the Lord Jesus, who is now directing the attack against the enemy,

. was repeating .His blistering invective of 1900

*The Roman Catholic Hierarchy evidently heard this speech through their representatives, as an American Catholic paper 'Complained that the judge misquoted the 23rd chapter of Matthew in the above. We still

. think the words fit the Hierarchy as well, if not better, than the Pharisees, and that the Lord intended it .so. Also the pope must have heard the speech, as he gave the statement to an American newspaper that he is neither entirely for nor against totalitarian govern­ments. His straddling the issue and side-stepping a frank answer was for the benefit of Americans.

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~,''%dts.ago;;tip6n the !n~ra~~liy;:the moder~ 6~~n- go!I{gtoputth~ co~ventions int~ ~onf~sion ':,,J~rpart of the scribes and Pharisees. . · expose the Rutherford racket'.

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:,?;\V~ Throughout the speech was interjected by These facts were presented in writing to the ~~t;l~k:~j;:\~··,· applause and many a "Bear! Hear!'', commissioner of police, New Scotland Yard, tlf~-;:;t#~ki~;~r'. that Br,itish expression of approbation. Two res- London. The commissio_ner n~t only promised : · "!'"~lU~i~P~ •... ~~rn",1proposed .by the speake~ in de- hut actually gave very able protection which

••1 nun.cu1,t10n of the practices of the Hierarchy, can but be remarked as in outstanding contrast ~';:r:::;;~:'·'' 'a~doftpeir allies, the Nazi.:Fascist-Communist to what might be expected from Australian,

group, and exporting all lovers of righteousness American, or Canadian officers of law and or-::~•s:;i:f,t';:.~~'-'-' ~REH.Ply declare themselveson the side of the der; A facsimile of the letter in reply is here

Ki:ng Christ Jesus, whose kfogdom is the onl§ reproduced. hope of the world. To the first the , audience

. una11iniously (as far as could be determined)' shouted "Aye", and to the second went up a mighty roar of "Amen". When the judge had finished almost an hour of the greatest words of doom to the. Devil, his Hierarchy, and the Nazi gang; and of the greatest wbrds of abun-darit. comfort to God's people and to those who were seeking Him, the 1 speaker :finished, and t.he whole house rocked in applause. One coul~ almost hear the echoes from the audiences all over the earth, too. Then announcement was made by an English representative that by writ­ing in to the English or American branch of the WATCH To\VER ·a copy of. the speech could be obtained. All was not completely over, how-:­ever.

Several weeks before the. judge's departure for Europe word had· come to hiip. that the ~oman_ Catholic Hierarchy was mobilizing its forces throughout the earth to break up the entire international convention by having dis­turbances at the Royal Albert Hall and also at ~::tch of, the fifty-odd relay cities. This infor­mation was transmitted to him by an employee

~t\0;: .:; • ()f, lil:I1 ,A:h:J~ricap. CQ~poration. On the 11th of :i~~-,;~;:;] :~?'>)' .~ugust, at ,a. ~<?~fer~~ce held ~.n a department ~?~~~:~.: :;.· ? .?f . ~his ~st~Wi~hn;ient, all the conferees were :~tw!c'c:c· ·I statf,)Q. 'to. Pe C~th9lics; One' present was a Jesuit ~;.,;~}:2.~.,~: priest. He gave the others present the informa­~~~~:;~;· <} tion that th,e Qatholics were keeping-- tab on

· Rutherford. The language of the Jesuit priest :;t§. rnported' follows: '

':"K'i··,::., . _./!]1aJ'I?:-µJhe:rfor(i w::is going to have conven-i'"'<' t~()}l~.!!:U. oy~r tpg e~:rth iµ $eptember and that· ··'t:L~~~}:.~it priests were going to cover these conven­:;./fb9Jl&.J:pgether_ with·. police officers in civilian :\'i~t 2t.S.the~? that t~.~re w.8<1.:e ~o }:>e speakers each day ?:':?, .,.~()Irv,e)1ti()n ang j}iat· as soon as one of ·{tt,,!h~~~"~ii~e,_j~st one word .. ~h·~~h_ -~~~ iJ1 any ~t~ \!¥'~ ~g~~nst the. government tl)~n •. tpey would

;:'. .g~.,,.~J,:I~§t~R::.~gcl.t~t~~ ... ~P,. jl}e J~pa~ge of sedition ~£2:.±R£J~Rt~ng sedition. And_ that they were ;!•';i'c·· .'..';~';;;/:.C''; ;' '':}~ , '' , . '' <

Address any reply to T:S:E COMMISSIONER OF POLICE" OF. TE;E METROPOLIS, NEW SCOTLAND YA!tD;. s:w~l quoting:- 22/Unc/158 (A-2).




9th September, 1938 .. Sir,

In reply to your letter . of the 29th August, I am directed by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis to inform you that the necessary police arrangements will be ·made on Sunday, 11th Sep­tember, in connection with the meeting to be held by your Society in the Royal Albert Hall. ·

. I am, Sir, Your obedient Servant,

,Assistant Commissioner. The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society,

34, Craven Terrace, w. 2.

A day or two before the speech one witness had an. unusual experience. A garage attendant, while washing up one of the cars on which was a banner advertising the lecture "FACE THE FACTS", asked the witness if he were going tQ attend. When the answer was received in the affirmative the garage man volunteered:. "I'm not. I'm afraid to." He further explained: "It is being whispered about London that the Black­shirts [British Fascists led by Oswald Mosley· and now organized as British· Union] will be there._ They have got the word around by their underground system that they are going to bust up the meeting.'~ Tne witness took this informa.; tion to the office.

Scotland Yard was told of this further de­velopment. The officer in charge ·was evidently not afraid of the Hierarchy; for his reply was prompt and to tljis effect: "Don't worry. I al­ready know some of those Blackshirters.' But

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'we'll take. care' o.r thew .1:10 matfor. wnat •• ~in~ <,o§.m~iJ?er, who he'ard the judge on this occasion of . shfrtS they wear:". . " . . '•. ' ~ ....... "·~·' for the first time, is here reproduced, together'

. . With this explanation let us now. i:~tuwJo . :wJth ... tw<tparagtaphs. to the same editor by an ·the·· Albert. Han; ·where ·Judge. Rutherford h,~ · e:miµ~µt journalist. returned to the niicrophone although the hour's broadcast .is completed. As might h.ave been ex- !Atter by a New Jonadab

pected, some of the Devil's and Hiexai:Qhy's To the Editor of the "Daily Herald". Nazi element· were present, though· afraid to · make much of a stj.r op aCCQ1Ult.Q!Jb& .. Y~!:<l; Si~. our distorted acc.ount of the meeting of 10,000 and a few rather faint "Boos" came fro1ll sev,- . people at the Albert liall to hear J -udge Rutlier­eral places in the upper galleries. The judge ford last night.has filled me with disgust. l wonder asked them why they didn't get out it they did how many of the 10,000 and of the great number not. like the speech ; they hadn't rent~d the hall. in. th,e ''te.n b,alls irt c:li:ffo:rgnt parts or this country" Then the crowd cheered an,d <lrnwned put the . read the Da~ly Herald this morning? How many, radicals. Meanwhile a :wcnnan ··had"~·;a~d~;e(f .. :·lil{f myse11~-· were shocked to see thaLthe J}p,ily_ down to the end of the center aisle only th.ree, Herald ·.had 'failed"to ~eep it~ promis/~ ap.d boast feet below and perhaps. a half-dozen feet in . !o tell the truth, .seeking ~eithe.r to ~gnore what f t f th · d Th . f · h. · 1s cheerful nor to hide unpleasant," thereby ron . o . e JU ge. ose 0 · us :W .Q;.QA · keeping confidence with its readers? (Daily Herald

. the platform had observed her before, notic~ng July 14, 1938) that her eyes were blurr.ed and bloo~shc:>Ll!~e · You admit that yours is a serious responsibility, a. person drunk, drugged, or demomzed ; also that you are the eyes and ears of your readers, an usher had seen her and !;llready requested that it. is your duty to see truly and report FAITH"." her to leave. Suddenly as if by signal ·she raised . FULLY,~ . .

her hand and. sai~ somet~in~. that so·unded · l~ke Then why ~ave. you failed to· do so today ·upon "I wan.t to speak ; At this time, though a mm- a matter of vitahmportance to those readers who ute or' so after·' nine, some of the statioiis. had w.ern.n_ot a,t the AH>ert Ha,ll to see with Jhe~r .o.wg_ not cut off in America and. elsewhe:re ~!ld.rn~I1Y eyes, and hear .. with their own ear.s? · listeners heard the judge say, "Take that wom- Please prove that Judge Rutherford "proph­an out." Two ushers took the wom~n by the arm, esie~ the_ same. thing abo~~. the. Great W~r" ·as and the police at the door. assisted jn he!' ejec- you. state, and als~ that he is still f or.ecasting the tion A few "Boos" shouts andealls came frqm end of the world .. Sha~l those 10,000 who. were som~ of the pope's hireling~ as she was· removed at th~ Albert Hall, knowmg the trut~, keep silenH

d. th·. · ·· · · · . .; h. h · · · ·t·· ···· d' Not hkely !-,.-we value the truth too highly for that. an . e woman, m a manner w i<; . ~s .110 goo U t•l th· k' .. d I .·.h. d .. .·. . . .J ... d. " k t t · d t. h't. th h b t th' t n i is ,wee -en a never seen . u. ge enc e ' ne o. i ·· e, us · ers, u :a Rutherford, but I had read his books (which you all there was. to it. And out she went. '.:Cen w~t- do not appear to have done) and I know him to nesses were not !11ore than ten feet ~way from . be tlie bravest and most GoQ..,fearing man on eahh her when she tried. to speak to the Judge, but tQd[ty. . · · not 011e of us heard. what a correspondent of You have .not given an honest acc.:mnt of Jb.e the London Daily Herald next day reported her greatest conventi~n of Jehoval:i~ GoQ.'s w.itnes!3es as ,saying: "What good is it preaching about and their com.pam~ns ever held-rather. you have Christ t6 me. I haven't enough to eat" . Eut if sought . to belittle 1t. . .. ·. . . .. . , . .·. . . . she did say that. it was no doubt at the instiga- .· . Shall we _a9eept. y~ur/ rep~r.t of the w_orld s affa,irs tion of some of the Devil's ag· enci~s. There. was , m ge~eral, the true mformation of which we really

· . . . · · .. " · need m these days¥ :io pro~pect of food on the p~atform\ After hear- Daily Herald, you have betrayed your readers' mg this g~~at broadcast allthat was suggested confidence! Maybe you have done yourself serious to the density of the same reporter's skull :was: injury, as did the sna,ke in. the blac]{sip.itb's. .shop. "If I wanted-to phone America it would cost · .. Frorµ today I shall cease to be. a regular £3 for three minutes." Is · jt any wonder that <>f th.e pq,ily He.t:ald. the Lord will destroy all sb.clt ilk? · · · · [Signed] 0. s. M. BROWN

The garbled misrepresentation that appeared in the Eveµing Standard (London) manifested similar illicit relatfonship, or,, to use the ·Scrip- ' tural metaphor, "fornication," with the Hier­archy. But to return to the above report by the Daily Herald: The letter of one outraged sub:-

\ .

Since a disparaging reference is made . in .. th.e report to the financing of the Judge's broadcast, it may· interest you to know the facts. The cost of

·that great effort has been defrayed by the free-: will contributions of ~hose •. who appreciate Judge Ruth-

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erford's work in ·pointing out :'to the 'people the . found :qmch commendable in the Engllsh and only way of safety now open to them before Arma- Scottish police. .

1?:1.~in'5l~t\~'"' geddon, and who, like t,he: J"udge, count. every;_ .As has been observed above, due, no doubt, c·;..:y:~:;+"~· t.~i:t;tg, even earthly life itself,, of secondary impor- in ... part. to· .the. fine co-o.peration: o .. f . Sc. o ... tlan.d ~· " · "'''' · tanc.e to their obedience t() AlII1ighty God in giv- ·

ing warning to the peopl~ of the im~ending "Battle Yard, the big . threat . of the JesuitS failed in of the Great Day of God Almighty." the• British Isles. But this very conspiracy of

As a sample ~£ garbled· newsp'aper jourrialism, the Hierarchy's secret police was, very likely, re: theacc01mt you publish ranks high, but as a state~ sponsible for the widespread disturbances which ment of fact it is discr~ditable to straightforward occurred in the United States. When reading

. < 1 E?~lish journalism,, an,d I make. that observation. the descriptions of the fights the "old whore"

:.~ .. ·~ .. f.l.··.·~.· .. ~.' ... i.'..:· .. :.·~ .. • .. ,a~:,~, ~~~~o,~ _j~~rnal~~t of mahY,'· experien~e~ >.·~~~~)t~~~l :;iy: ~rii!~ic~~:;:fu;~~~o~~P!t;~ .. :.'· .. ·.·.· ·· :D.·~;Fxaif{~thi{'~i~~~ir~~.~iiiciide~f:·~v:as\~~~er~~a of her racket in that country, b~ar in mind the

. and reported later by one"of the' press hqreau' plot which was disclosed by a 'witness/ to the of the London· division of Jehovah's witnesses. cabal in the Amerfoan corporation plant above AJter 'recouµHng several incidents of people ·at · mentioned. . the hall ··who w~re oyerjdyed at the ·wonderful How were th<~se great broadcasts received

,lecture, whiCh items· .will be presented to the throughout the world? Space does;not permit · ~ea'der la,'ter, his story refates: "And now for .the printing of the hundreds of cables received

"'\ : , > :an )gqic1e11t of ki11d. i\ Ro~an Oath- in London. But some from all parts of the 7,~;;A{c.~::,"~c;. ~otfc""in~ei.foper' hi' the 'gallery af th~·':Royal Al- world are reproduced to show the universally

pert :IIall,. when re$traj11ed, exclaimed, 'Why splendid reception: • ! ca~'(l oppose'?' He wils .fold that he lhred in ' AMERICA.. Pittsburgh: "Engineers statepest

a . democratic country and that if he behaved. ov~rseas reception ever. Audience .. 1800 thrilled like a British citizen and stopped his ill-man- Jehovah's mandate. Keenly anticipating fomor­

,,.:;:sc .. :. : .. '):1¢1'¢d shoutshew,ould save himself being locked row. Love." ::0;·,1·:">~2• .)Ip in. a prison cell. He did .not cease. Conse- Philadelphia: "Crystal clear. Sixty-eight hun­~~:::~:;;:T:· "·quefitly, though still struggling violently even dred thundered 'Aye' and 'Amen'. r_rwelv.e huri-

,., . ... in the hands of stewards, who .took the pressu:e dred booklets." ,;·9ff <;>11~ s~l!t in. tlw. ~\l~Jt9riB:rrl' an(!, u_ttering · ·Omaha: "One thoµsand . thtHled. Reception

:: :: · :' Mths, such as only the dupes and Jools of the J~~gyll~nJ. Jehovah bless you:" . · .. , "<<!• • ' Wyr~p;chy can, he was .carried away bodily,:aiid ' ·Oakland: ((!teception excellent. '3600 heard

(leposited on the pavement oµtside. Here he £earless expose. Shouted 'Amen'. Joyfully stand :;;~};',.:·:: was', ~ev~rely cautioned by, one or the 'Albert with ~you all the way.1' ; . .

,. Hall offiCial ,stewards .. who aGt a.s police officers." Brooklyn Office: '~Magnificent servic'e all au-;{t~l;~;:''' )r;'·_,pqgipleting his impromptu :remarks the Judge. ditoriums." ·

,,.1,,sfated' simply: "My only purpose in addressing Cl~veland: '.'Jehovah's W<Hd arid naill.e,mag-ycm is to give warning.· If you choose to stand nified;· Convention : and local radio ryception wrn:l the Devil's crowd, t~en you die. !f you excellent Seyel'.l thousap4 atte11ding heard swift choose to stand on the side· of .. Jehovah and kick SQTB. · Er:nerods painfuL'' }Hs::~i]lg, you wil~ live." r_rben the' meeting CANADA. Ottawa: ''Saturday reception per-

MH}i,\'.;/' '"jy;at pyer/~'with~ut any how of .fµr~11.e~ ;trou- _fo~9t .. A,11 th!illed,'With message~ l\fany Frerich ''···· ""··~le, ,[t]ld the .Police were on du,ty at.the Judge~s J.~nad~qs present ·who. were. Catholics a year ~;t:· .. ·~·::t~at;>:1d.also a, Black Maria, or. patrol .. wagon, ago ... I11terpreter bl1sy .. translating for .. French ,,, ···'wa$"see,il'to¢ly to carr'y·a\V~y·any:di~- hr~thren'.,.We .rejoic~ at .. the .. glorio1rnprospects

turbers.. How . different fr,om ·the manner m J?! J01;1:a'd~bs~ . )\_ntiqipatirig a grand . witness which the ·American' ·police' hav.e · .~Pheldj31~~h · f?unqay:" ..... . ·.· . · . · · .· .. • : ... ·· ..•. · . . . unsavory gangsters as Al Capone ·and a cer- · : Toronto: /(J ~hoyp,h's. wif.IJ.~$se~ )u;:i.d eompan­tain Catholic mayor of Jersey City, while. at 1ions at the close ·of the international conven­the same time they set upon, beat, imprisoned,· .tio11·.:at TOronto 's;i'y ·,we are ··wH;h .you· wh~ie~ and tormented Christian men .and 'fO;men, as »heartedlf in thidight. Weexpres~ our love for witnessed in Lagrange ancl Grifiln, Geo;r;gia, and you·. To' all you have' said we say Amen." many parts ,of Florida,.New Je;rsey,, Pe,:µnsyl- : Winnipeg: "I:rrspi!ing messag~·: 'FACE .THE .vania, Illinois, Connecticut~ .and •many._., other, 'FACTS' perfectly clear ~:r:d,enthusiastiCally en­places. During the writer's staydn Eriglarid· he -dorsed. Four thousand ·present."

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Calgary: "One thousand thrilled. Good re­ception. It shall go forth. God's power mani­fested. Deadliest wallop ever delivered."

Vancouver: "Auditorium packed· reception perfect ; Jehovah buildeth. the hous~."

Cablegrams . and telegrams to London show that the, ,ap.d tovyns in nearly every part of North America heard Jehovah's. warnino­either by radio or in the many relay auditorium~~ ~ven Port-of-Spain, Trinid~d, tn Solith A.mer-1ca, .• reported hundreds . of listeners. Continuing this check-up around the earth, what do we hear from the great continent of Australia, south of the equator? At this time, when Eng­land and America were enjoying Indian sum­mer, on the other side of the earth, Australia's spring was just commencing; but neither dis- . tance. nor climate marred the crystal resonance of th~t ·message; )t was as if the judge were . speakmg to them m person as he did six months ago. Listen to this typical message from one of .the ·eight great cities that reported: "To fear less exposure Devil's. religio~ political-Roman Catholic-Totalitarian-Fascist-combine racket

, crowded ha11 say· Amen.· Perfect reception." (Melbourne)

Close to. the antipodes. of Britain lies New Zealand, named by the Dutch explorer Tas­man, who might have been homesick for the Zuider Zee. With a climate much iike Eng­land's, and a population ninety percent descend­ants of Scotch and English, this country so fa­mous for woolens, native Maoris, tree .• ,ferns South Polar expeditions, and magnificence of forests and mountain scenery, received Sunday's broadcast early Monday mor;ning in spring. Re­ports both of clarion distinctness in ~eception and· of unparalleled enthusiasm came in from large audiences at Auckland and Wellington.

What of the islands of the ·sea? Tasmania green and fertile island of the Southern Hem~ isphere, south even of Australia and separated from the smallest continent by the tempestu­ous Tasman sea, cabled through the Launceston .assembly: "Tasmanian witnesses send greeti:i;igs. Speeches heard clearly. Wholehearted· support· your exposure of enemy.'' . .

· Traveling with the sun in this survey of the earth's listeners we have next selected a cable from tl}e Orient, from Singapore, once port of call of pirates of ~ll nations, and even now a name suggestive of salty villainy and tropic adventure. ():oiy about five degrees north of the equator, the hot sun did not deflect the .radio.,. cast: ''Thrilling messa~e perfectly received."

India, whose teeming millions have long been used to the exploitation of "Christen­.dom"; whose idolatry at least does not claim to be sponsored by the Prince of Peace; land of cashmere, elephants, mountain passes, poi-. sonous jungles, and of those twin specters, pov­erty and oppression; of this vast British colony, Bo'mbay and Lahore cabled: "Perfect trans-· mission."

J eh6vah commanded and used the ether waves· to carry His great utterance. Nor could the Totalitarian monstrosities in Italy and Germany interfere one whit. So it may be said that thou-­sands heard in these wretched, despotic coun• tries; but the gag on free use. of all methods of communication makes the number difficult to calculate. As has been remarked before it is certain that Vatican .City heard Jehov~h's sentence. Other cables came from Switzerland Holland, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. Con~ tinental Europe was undoubtedly deluged with the great announcement of the purp<;>ses of the Lord. And so back to the British Isles. An ac- -. count of the. events in· the various convention cities there· will be considered separately.

Before passing from the London convention it should be remarked that there were many other interesting events on the program for the Lord's people./ There was immersion of 125, whose ages· ranged from nine to seventy. Of great interest also were the discourses by the servants of lhe Central . European, Northern European and South African branches and ·by several English brethren. One of these speakers summed up the German situation in these words: "The testimony of these faithful German breth­ren written before God in tears, sweat and blood; means more than ink."

Worthy of observation are a few more inci.:. dents that occurred at Royal Albert Hall and at other places in connection with the great witness work. It is well to remember that this great hall is situated in the center of London's fashion mart, the core of much of its tradition while it overlooks the two great lungs of Lon~ don, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens: ·It is also remarkable that superb weather contin­ued for several weeks before and after the broad­c~st. When the weather is fine in England it· is indeed exhilarating.

At the lecture: Two parsons and a colored . gentleman, who had just listened to "FACE THE FACTS"'· called an usher ~nd asked for a copy.· of the new .booklet .Warning. They contributed 6d each for the publication and said they were

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in full harmony with what the· judge had just said : "We are against this religious racket ; ·we are on the side of Christ." The usher who had been eyeing their clerical garb. responded : "You are not; the clothes you are wea:ring identify you as religionists." They then asked: . "How do we get out of it?" To which the usher quickly answered:. "You can't traffic with the Devil's organized religion and serve the Lord at the same time. You have got to clear out of this be~ore you can receive· the Lord's protection under His organization.' Serve God and"' live, or, with. Satan, and die." Their final word$ were: "':rhen we wiJl get out -of Satan's organization." . ,

An Austrian, who had Jost all his possessions as a result of the Nazi misrule in that unfor­tunate land, and had seen the wicked tortures to which the freedom-lovers there are subjected, corroborated the words in· th~ speech as he· de­parted ""!rom the hall: "Judge Rutherford is absolutely true in what he says. H is a great pity there are not more public men like him to proclaim the truth about these wicked totali-

. tarian governments. Public men today are so sel~o:rµ ~ntereste.&l in public weal." ·

·-~·'In a park outside the Albert ·Hall a police officer approached some pioneers and asked them: "Why don't you broadcast these. lec~ures over radio?" Reply: "Bec~use the British Broadcast­ing Company have cold feet." The policeman aqged, "We' chaps never get a chance to hear about these things"; wh~reupon the pioneers inforll1ed him that, on application to the WATCH TOWER office in London, arrangements wo:uld be made to play the records of these speeches on .. ~ phonograph in his own home. He. took the address and went away rejoicing that he could get the good news in this way.

Three ladies from Singapore found tl?-e Albert Hall packed out and no seats available. Deter­mined to hear, they had someone direct them to Kingdom Hall, where an overflow audience was supplied with a loudspeaker from the Al­bert Hall ; their persistence was re"\Varded by ·the Lord, they not only heard. the great mes­sage bu.~ discovered that this location was only a few · steps from· their own hotel.

,During the lecture a representative. of the ' London Bethel felt a punch in ·,the back and an importunate whisper, "What's· a. Jonadab? I have to. go. home at . once to my haby, but what's a J onadab ?'' The witness was trying to hear every word of the· talk, and briefly advised the woman to hear on. After :fifteen minutes

of silence came the same punch and whisper, "What's a J onadab? It's feeding time for my baby and I've got to go. But I can't wait to find out what is a J onadab." She took away a partial answer that it was a person of good will, one of t:qe "sheep" described by Jesus in Matthew 25: 32-40. (For follexplanation see Vindication, Book Three, page 77 on. 'The Jona­dab class' is a term synonymous with 'the great multitude' of Revelation 7: 9.)

My First Convention; a London J~n~d~b

"My introduction to Jehovah's witnesses came about a month ago, when a. young man called at my home witlr a phonograph and an invita­tfon to a lecture entitled 'FACE THE FACTS'. I was· reooy for him. By that I mean I was in a frantic state of. perplexity. For a good many years I had been worrying about the woes and wickedness of the world. I could not find in the wisdom of men any vestige of satisfactory ex­planation of the present, or hope of the future. At times J was acutely wretched. ·

"Then a few days ago I read some of the WATCH TOWER publications. I was amazed ! How simple they made the Scriptures appear! 'Ehe witness of Jehovah who called on me was in convention mood. I caught the spirit and was in the field the next day. The peace of mind, the joy of service ;-in the streets with the bills I went, door to door with an eagerness that leaves me spellbound as I look back on it! ... "

"'FACE THE FACTS' is . my first milestone~ How many I shall travel I know not, but 1f they be greater than this, they will pass hu~ man understanding."i

Advertising the Kingdom

A keeper of a butcher shop had observed a "sandwich" parade in his neighborhood, and as it broke up he singled out one parader with her sign rolled up under her arm and asked for more information. When this was explained he cried, "Oh, I have heard of Judge RutherfQrd and I should like a share in· this work. Give me the bill," pointing to· the placard under her arm, "and I'll hang it in my shop window."

One local cinema manager,. who was ap­proached to show a slide advertising the con­vention, asked, "Are you as~ociated with this street advertising?" When he received the re­ply in th~ affirmative he $tated: "Well, I thought I was a Christian, but when I see the .zeal of

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'~i('.Yo~l pe~ple it sha~es me. I ''i, am going, .tO h~~r J~dge , Ru therfo~d>;' , he like tQ d9 soro~t}iing for Jehovah, .an'd I will said, "and if you will give me a handful of sl).<:>w a ~li4e .ev,e.rY. day until .the. leGture, free those. bills I wJU distrilmte them/:_ ......... _,,,_, 0{9harge." Hundreds of theaters in the British An ama~ing spectacle was to be seen c9mfp.g I~les -did)ikywise, and one .who acc9rd.ed, this ~long the edge of the street. ,t\bgu,,t sixty of G,C>u;r,.t~~y com.menfod: . "It js ab9ut ti:mg -~gm~:-" .. J:~h9Yt!h~~.,~W:~lJly§§~s",,§J}-]1llg out in line, inter­b9dy showed up the hypocrisy in the churches." spersed with three s01md GfJ.:rs, were exhibiting

w; e al'e glad to repeat that th~ qop:hies ill'.~ Pa!!P.e:r§ _ ~!!<L posters of "FACE\ THE F AC'rs". J10t)ike. Jl}e_ .. l~vvbreake:r~.- v1ho_ W'.ear _lm~:ss __ .p,ut:-. $uc1ggr1ly a. man detached himself .J:rom.Jhe ..

,.,,· ·_ ·:· '.~e·.,oa'",~s:,tii~.o.Jn .. ".~o"·'en_,rA9w.~a.;;s,A-apbao·~;ty otofpdio1·sntere1·brustieil"1:Ne.aoflrteh.t ... s~ crow<L of. <?!ll9Qk~t§, and, buttonholing one· of .u u .,.. thy paraders, asked in bated breath, "Is Judge

· · ~d.yeff~~T,iJ.~- "t11e. "A:lherf 1

Han· meeting, when ·a Rutherford. personally in LonP.on ?'' ·The ;reply .: { 'po!ice officer appeared on tbe . sqeng .. ~wl.Y.ctl::- p~i,ng ~'Yes", he continued, "I've. heard him

I un~~~r~.<l t~L point, out to them the, best posi.; twice i;n Ame.rica, and I'll. hear _him thfa time. · t,i,();p.~)I1Jli~ H~ighborhood in whicp Jo pass out Count op my being there."

~:lie.~I1xHat~qI1~::fte approved the· wor~ and as:- .:Nota!lQ1ltlWE~~s,)Y,~!1tJ9.J5!JL~yerybody who ' that.he inteJ;>.ded to hear.Jµdge does not agree .. with them. A discu~~ipp. _tgok RtJ.ther.~qrd: at. ~H (!Osts. ])11e}n part to his as- pla(!e in a large London business h9use between ~i'st~€ce··a:n, eiioJ:\nofi.s·'1il1~b~rof a11no11i;r~eir1¢i;it~ one of Jehovah's witnesses and the manager ·"'~~j~@vell' ;ouf.ih aliout ~ii-iiolir.' ·'.. · ·· · ···· ... ,,_:· · a"'·catflo!ic:·· r~,·~~s1V~'r~~g·'t1le"'\VHiless'"'·requ~sf

A ,S?µnd, (;~r Wit§ bus~ heralding the J~cture the µui.nager responded, "So you want to get \~;;,·; .. ~qf~(iE. ~ii}i J1'49ts.~\ 'f,.._ pedestrian approached away early tonight:, Mr: --.-." ·"Yes, we have

and questioned the driver, "What is all this a big convention ~ London. :using the Kings­a~c:rµt~''iJ.~~ ~~§Jrri~fly informed, and, like many way and the Royal Albert Hall fo.r. three days."

'·,In J,esus' d[ly, stood astonishg~ at the cloctrin.e.. 1\:J:ag[lger, ~efiectively: "We11; I am glad to hear

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:,:~,t~'Aif, lt~s," a great pity there ai:e not more' .wfth Pwtadown, Portstewart, Poyntzpass, 'and Tem­¥'!r~;;;;,';;,'7Hh~.,s,,~:rrw spir~t as you ~eople. The wo~ld. needs po, all joyously ready to advertis.e the King .. , · . ·. . these cony~nhons. Jmagme a country like Eng- The Society booked the largest and 'best-appoint­";i·~.·:;~·:;.l~,1l~ '.~Jl<;>'Ying the Godless League here.'' Wit-, ~d theater in the city for the public meeting,

· , ,··n,ess: .. ''Ie.s, that is so. They seem to get more butpermission.had_ fo be granted by the police :~;:,,::·~, :yJt11J~¥t~ foo." Manag;er, t~pughtfull;y: '~It's very to open the building on Sunday, and although G!·~#\~i~;~;;'.J?i~l~rrµmg !; Well, I wish you a happy time, Mr. the owner asked also, this "could not. be acceded

" to". Religfousopposition was likely at the back ."','.I}i~:. Lord gave .. the wo.rd; great was the of ,this, but the enemies should realize that they

~"~:~0~:~;''~Q,p)'.pa'.nJ"'of those that published it." "And the ca;1mot. successf111ly fight against the Lord; a ''i;:,:,.';.; .. :1/;pir,it and the bride say, Come. And· let him day later the SoCiety engaged the largesf audi­ifr\~;i,~ji~:'.t!wtJl~~,r.~th. say,·. Gome .. And. let . him that ·.is· tori um in North Ireland, . the . new and finely ' ~1:<·.:;')f:atliirst .come: and. whosoever will, let him take constp1~t~.d King's Hall.· ·. . · · .

~::;~J!~J:IYtJ,t,· ..•. ·,:2·,·,' .•• ,:.:•:·,'.•.',:•,:·,·,,·o,,···:· .. :,···,',',·.:,l.·~-l.~~i!.:, •. ·'.:,:,':r, •. :.~·,;~·,••.~: .• e~.,•.'1Y.•.:f·.',fl.~,,·.s:,t,~~~:~ .::,:J~, ~r.. .. b,a!~,~~e~t;~s~::k:P~~dr~s'.2Zo"~~:~:i~~~\1~ · ~Y:.. _ ,: n. _ .. . "" ,jfa~.~j~;;;bg~;r· '~'.F!cE THE. :f'~,er:i;s"; 40.0 placards fi1~;: " . • ... ~~~~'; ~~~~.iptt,eq in. shop wiridows.ol' by hoµse-

':;: i '·Be ast, chief commercial and manufacturing llpl.9,e~S';' 65; bann.ers were p~t on. ho-uses ·f;t;nd .,<,. city. of Ireland, and Irish. linen center of the , hqardmgs, mcludmg some display~ ·as large as !!~.1·.· '.·'Yprlq, t~.ough built . partly ·on the. low banks , 27 feet long; 20 cinemas~ exhibited slides; while {~~~;i~''.'><:>i:"ftJi~.,.i:~~~tJ~agan, is s~rroli!l~e~, by ?eautiful 28. "s~nd1witch"t parfadthits ~ere 'pheld through the ;~:t;;1~,'1i·);;;·1J.~.J:1~t, :w~1~h overlo()k the expansive armof the prmc1pa. s ree s o. e city.· art of this work ,;'i.~:)<·;:,~~~:~.:9~1!{(~_JhY.,,.:§¥Ji.3>~ttJ~gugh. I ts popufation :r~~.~~nth~:gi~~ ~~:ic s{Xe~~l~~. ~elsf. iJet's··. wt' ~lsn, 1;:,~?~;~;:;.:1s. :t,.qri:~W~ra:b!y more tnan .. hal£ a . million and ~:~;.·:~r:· }9inposecf 6:f' a , mixture· of Protesfants of the· advertisements were carried by the Belfast Tele-, · '{~Qr,~11gemen" order and Roman Catholics, ·vib- /

graph (with circulation of 100,000), including ,,~·· . }~it~ly. opposed to .~~ch othe.:r< ~his antipathy; many free news items. ~hey advertised the im­~*.;,•.:· :· J:iM)~~~g ,expression in throwing bombs mersion so well that many of the public at­} .. :·,..:. :~t political statues and burning . church~s, at . tended and a.sked permission to witness the ;~h5·:.:;~;p1'~sent' is rather quiet because of the activity event. At the Belfast Waterwo,rks pool 22 were ~,;(. ,, ,~Ltlie. Royal Ulster Police; to whom are often immersed, among· whom were a clergyman's :~:.'~.:'~.1 .• ~'. !,,·}~:'~legated extraordinary. power by the minister, wifFe antdh ·a fobrl:r:ierdDdublinthCa,tholic. t. 6 t. · · ~,gf"h<:rwe. .. l:l:fff!.i,:r:~. by virtue of th~ authority of or e pu ic a ress ere was .a urn- u ., ..... },he, Eniergency Powers Act. Tlie people can of nearly three ~thousand people, and the wit­".. ..Jh~§. .. lJLre,gimented at w~ll by a few men at nesses were· delighted at this indication of the

1'\;sn· , the top: . . . · . · . . . . Lord's blessing on their efforts, and they placed (;];+?;~·~·;;:;:~:·· ;·~Js gives a little, baGkground of. the. con- hundreds of Warning booklets. All went home

ii:.:1;1~} ~h·~~~flttv~~?ca~~1i~~~.8~~1{~~~s 1~el~fshRii~:;:~ strengthened ·for further service.

~i,.Qg1~;r:aj~e, C60kstown, EnniskiHen, ·Dublin, ·,;:,:'.( E~re), Fivemiletown~ Lisburn, N ewtownards,

~~:i;}\:j~f 1~,~~~:;:~i}>'~.;:' ,. _-:~~~- ;,,:?!)::._~·.,.'.; ~~'.(>.~·.:,).~J.,c.: ·~;\,·;; ~'.f.~·{~.'£~·~ \:.;~::(' :·~:<~"!;:'-/h> ,.~/,.~~:;:·;·'° ;~'.,' '~;:, ·.

•>;~."·::~_;:\·.~·;:<>):.~\'' "·k, , .. :_"'.;/.,v,,:·",<'''·~·. ' ·\' .i \• :''", :; ·.~,, .. ,.::::.~'._.:,,;..:.:

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;.< •.• • .. ·.;: "<<: ': ~fr.ltli~~~~~. '(jfa;j·~· ·g~~a(.~a~~f~~tlifing··~erif~r ·~f .more t~~:n · a :·m1lli()J:l · people had a splendid converr­~i,on7 Field . §ery,i~e, "sandwich . sign" parades and folder distribution. went forward with that ~~rJ:rn· '.:w11rc11·1.s .. ··})ecliifar· 'to' an i11e co·il~ent1011s of . .J:.~h9:vag;§ .. ~itnes§~S\ On, t,~y,Qpening night · ()ft~~' conyention ., abo.11 t ,a }lunCl!·ed. friends were

. 'given d!scoi.irses on ''His"'War'', was also ·CJ.011e }µ tJ:ie. qther conve.11tion cities; on Satur-

. ~ay morning 'came fi'eld service, the house-to­h,9us,~ S~ry~Ce \V~ th . tl,le, JV. (1,f11,~ng booklet, Which \Va~ }he .. c.<?.P:Y~J:lti.9#.i.~Je~·§.e.·eyerywhere. Satur­day nigltt came the wonderfullecture broadcast 6v~l' t}ie ear~li especially for the J onadabs, our ((9?.mpanioris'' .. Sunday morning 420 brethrert '~erei~. the field .. , Qn the same !llQrning 18 symbolized consecration by immersion, one a y'dup.g ·mah who had just spent.three _years at ~.'.V:l'.l!~~rs,ity with the object of becoming a clergyman.

>>. i\'d.ver,tis,~ng was 'accomplished by the means 60,tlined in the oth(3r relay cities; and, in addi­

> ti6n, three hundred posters were displayed . on ~o.~rdings (the American ter,m is pillg,oa:rd ),

. ~11,ile, t'YoJ1u.n( .,Garri~c1 n~tioes of. tp.e lec,ture on th~i:r -wirldo\Vs. a:n.d., :fifte~11 9iµeroa~ sho,\Ved slides, AU .. ~onventioners we~e aa~f's.~d to' w:ifte to friends .or thos~ known to be· in- .

teresfod ·and invite· them to the lectur~s; in. · Birmingham 1,000 of these letters were sent out.

With such a mass of advertising it is not sur­prising that the 2,500 seats in the Town Hall were quickly filled; then four large buses plied between this auditorium and Kingdom Hall, which was used for the overflow. Fift~en hun­dred b?oklets were placed at the meetiIJ.g. . · '

Birmingham· conventioners starting off on a parade

' 0:11E3,, while making announcements advertising the lecture and referring to Totali­tarian governmertts, fr~m a microphone on sound car, said, "A hideous monstrosity is rapidly ap­proaching ... ," when he looked out of the car . window for a moment and saw a n11n comip.g towards him, duly bedecked with wings, trap-. pings and other ecclesiastical crow's feathers. He felt greatly tempted but refrained from commenting.


Bristol, situated a few miles from the e:rotch of cha:iinel formed . by the S~vern river as .. it empties into the sea along the southern shore of Wales, has been noted for shipping since it received its first charter from Henry II, in 1172. Now a city of roughly half a million, it is a.great manufacturing center as well as port; its residential attractions include,, the charrn;ing scenery of Clifton and Durdham Downs.

This city was the rneeting place of the West country; thirty-six companies of Jehovah's wlt­nesses were invited to participate there'. They brought great enthusiasm to the work of: Jtd­vR:rJising the convention and t~e lectu,re .":f: ACE THE FAcTs':. Besides distributing 200,000 hand-.

· bills:1

an.d 800 window .cards, unusual ·display

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;r~J~f~~?'~}~.·:.:::~.~;,\!.~~,<~~:: ~:. : : :··1:~~:;,:~~-.)&·.·.~ti1-:; ~;N;:~~~·.'J'.~·-·'. :· .. /"· · · . .:·-~·~_j._· 0:> ;._·:: --._:>_, ;::. '.:···~i :·::· .. '-·:: -., ·.·, -:~:,- ,.: ;/1 · :·, .. ;_- ~-, Bris~ol sound boat ad.vertising '']),ace the .ITacts"

......... ··;:~$?~r~:~\g~t~·;i;;~_-;\::~_-r1.76~·+T'.:.y;".'·········.···-··········.,.-· .. ·· ........... ~·· .. ~···_·.···-.· . ~~t:~;\\'..E~~~(~~~opt~d.' A sal.lbOat' with large banners 1'~o1''."";''"~~1Y.~~·-·.J9,th~.· .. §ail.~~ and_ equipped ·with sound n·~:./ •.. •apparatus, plied. up and down the beautiful ;••,·" ·,>Avon which flows throuO'h the center of Bristol· ''.t ..• t•,:•< c:·v· -·· _, ·.• · . . .. ·, · · o · . · ' (;; .... ·,·, .. · ai'.(u gave announcements of"FAC:E THE }?ACTS" \~i)j, .;i_ •• ~a gracefully dispiayed tlies~· words before the ~·j~ 10:;:·people's eyes. The hoardings attached to the

· "'•.regional servant's car could not be carried qn

t:'.>"·~ '.,f;,~~~t!~~irnatsx~i1:s ~t~~:a~ffl~~~~ wko~'~ef~=:~ ' .. aii.y' extra advertising, we see (FACE THE FACTS'

-~. ~V,~tywhere." On the river bank, a 24-foot ban:­· 'Ya§ displayed by the courtesy . of the rail-

.. ,,, . >'(V:ay conipany· whose track runs alongside. These ,:feat,i;i.I'~~- o( agvert,i§~n.g were a real witness to ·the continuous strea:µi of sight-seers to the Sus­·pension Bridge which spans the 'famous Clifton Gorge, a beauty spot known nationally.

On . Sunday evening · 2,500 people o~er:flowed the :Regent Theatre and· hundreds were turned a'Yay consoled by a 'free copy of Uncovered with ·~''§lip attached which entitled them to a free_ copy of Face the Facts when printed. It is a pity there is not more space to relate the activi­

.. ,_ .}l(3~ . of. tb~ qh,~Wren,, those who will fonn a. part ~,'.;~.~~; :}1~.J,!ie};r~!9f~l1§ .. f<:>i: ... repopulating the earth with

·);r~ighteous race, both in Bristol and elsewhere. ~~·~:J;.;,;;.~~!ifo~~??;.~2.~t.Q~§.~~~i.1~1l9~ .. 0.~.~\~r,jght, young mind. ,,, !>; »4:s a Br1st9l 'sa:riqwrn.h" parade came near. a ~-'")"''~mt1;1ri·railway'terminus· a, taxi driver hailed ~t .. :. ·.;,~~~;ttl .. ~jJhjpe question : "!?Ur .two S~gl1S are •t·~;~,,:~.v· ~g~t.r~~~G.~Qry: you say 'Religion. is a racket' on ;'ff?~ ·.&n~'''~?cl . 'Serye .God 11nd .. Chri~t' •· on . th~ other · ~~'r~: · :119~· ·a0 'you ·explariil ·that?". A little tongu~

·· • ,,;9,ti~cI~Iy .·spoke u~ : . "T~e heathens practice a · ·~~}lgion by worsh1pmg idols; you wouldn't call · ·.~11~t Ch,ristianity, would . you?'' The man was ·""~lrfmpre.ssecCthat he took the Warning booklet ·:·)ffni .her ~nd w:;ts later .se.~n at :th~ Regent to

hear the broadcast.' · · · : :,''., ' \'.~)t , , ,. ·' ,

~·}~:\~ :> ?:/'"!-::.::[;\:": ~::~~~.(:);;:}'.::~ ':? ~~:, ',".,·

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Glasgow, greatest city in Scotland, and sec­ond only to London in the British Isles, ·ap­proaches one million and a half in population. Scotland ! romantic synonym for valor known to. every schoolboy; once .the begetting place of opponents. of "papists" and "popery"; now the re~iding place of emasculated "Protestants" .and a _fast-encroaching Catholic-control group. 'The writE)r . met one of the once vigorous Scotch Presbyterian clergymen. In a garb similar to that of a priest he appeared pale and listless before the warning of imminent destruction at the hands of the Hierarchy. How inco11ceivable that he was a countryman o:i: the doughty Bruce or the valiant Wallace! · ·

All Scotland joined in the great . assembly at _Glasgow; Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee,. Ayr, ~ilmalcolm and Edinburgh were some of the places represented. Never had this city received such a deluge of advertising; with great vigor and dispatch the .friends went at it, and here again· special features were used in advertising besides the means used in other convention cities. ~- n~mbe_p _()f posters were ;put together in ar!<: style which. the police prohibited from being rolled. through the streets on hired bar­rows; but not to .. Q.e outdone, the brethren put handles on 'them and carried them like the ark

. of the. covenant ! . A tremendous double. window next .·to the meeting hall was secured for' two 11'-foot square displays of ''F.Ac~ .THE FACTS" by the promise· to . keep the vacant room behind clean.· _Besides this,· 300,000 leaflets, ,SOO plac­ar~s, streamer~ . _over. _the" three main bridges, buses, billboards, a:qd cinemas did their work of informing Scotland, this being especially tr,ue since the. Qla,sgow exposition was then ex- -

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The cycle parade leaves the West unit hall at Patrick, Glasgow. The young folks 'were very enthusiastic in th el r advertising.

'°"' 'The results of the labors of the publishers. City Hall in Glasgow filled 'iven before the advertised

time. The clock shmvs 7 : 30. The lecture began at 8 p.m., Glasgow time.

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"'.the Bobby" holds up traffic for the sign parade in Glasgow.

hibiting. The talent that is found so conspicu­ously among the Scottish brethren, and their shrewd intelligence coupled with kind good \Vill, all contributed to the success of the convention.


One of the street signs in Glasgow. You can't :m.lss it

Several hours before the stirring broadcast "FACE 'l'HE FACTS" came to the City Grand Hall, which had been secured for the occasion, one -woman waiting at the door was heard to rnmark: "One has to be early when/>. coming to hear Judge Rutherford, or else it means being shut out; and I do want to hear him." Before eight o'clock 3,000 people packed this and two adjacent halls; o[ the many who were turned away 188 received Uncovered booklets; while to the audience nearly hvo thousand Waming booklets weTe given free. T:mly a great conven­tion, and it is certain that those who partici­pated were refreshed and stimulated.


Leeds, city of half a million in England·'s famous Yorkshire, was the assembly place for the units of Hull, York and other places in this vicinity. here ran :l.'iot ! If the:re was anything left undone in Leeds to attrnct attention for the talk "FAm~ THE :F1.ACTS" no doubt if it is suggested to those Yorkshiremen it \Vill be done next time. rrhey remembered that the battle is God's; they did not know just how many more ·whacks they would get at the enemy and they swarmed ·with multitudinous aITay of advertisements, advanc­ing like the mighty pikemen and long-bmvmen who fought more anciently on this field. ''In fact, it seemed almost as though this was going to be the final witness, so united were the brethren," says the :report. Double-decker buses and tmmcars carried laTge banners stretching from end to end; v.rhile hundrnds of shop ·win­do\1rs in the busiest thoroughfares displayed in­vitations to come to the :Majestic Cinema for enlightemnent on world prob1ems in "FACE THE

11..,ACTS"; all the twenty-four cinernas showed slides inviting the public. It must have been hard for the to hide in their holes, which they did, oblivious to such a tTiumphant fanfare! ignored the nat-mal interest of their readers, and, true to their agreement with the Hierarchy, they were as si­lent as the tomb; they appear not even to know that they are already as good as dead ! The police, too, seemed to have lined up with the Roman power and made an ineffectual effort to stotJ the sound cars.

Everything worked together for a splendid public meeting. Audiences approac;hing four thousand crowded two buildings and many were turned of ' \vith a]1 Uncovered message, especially the "·ords, in "The Kingdom is not a thing to be contem­plated; IT rn HERE/' and the denunciation of the Hierarchy, Intemational :M:urderern, Lim­ited.

The conventioners had enjoyed great privi­leges and blessings from Jehovah,

Liverpool Third in size in England, Liverpool has long

been an outstanding port; it is situated three miles from the sea and extends for several miles along the river -:.\ferscy, in the north­west sector of the country. Easily accessible

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House-car and sound car in Liverpool. You could hear it and see it.

to Ireland, it has become the residing place of manv Irish who, kept in igno-rance a~d bv the avarice of Rome, occupy vast areas ~clos~ in to the city; here relio-ious riots are not mfrequent. How­ever no disturbance came from these quarters dur1~g the convention, and it must he suTmised that many of these Catholics eitheT heard the lecture or' received literature during the inten­sive two-day campaign. During the le~ture alope 2,181 pieces of literature ·were contributed for and 561 people left their names calls from .Jehovah's 'vitnesses.

To advertise this talk the "sandwich" parade was used here as elsewhere. The ple stared. and not that, hut had their comments to make as '''ell," gener­ally quite friendly. one choleric a?d probably Catholic clout shouted some abmnve language at the paraders; another noting this unmannerliness, the matte-r with that ?" A with large-~ize did good work of ad-vertising, the crmvds after football

The lecture '\Vas received at both the St. George's Hall and the Coneert Hall, whose joint capaeity) was out. Perhaps were turned avvay; vention tributed

as was the custom all the con-U nco,vered booklets \Vere dis­

i:hose ·who could not be accom-and number reached with these

exceeded 1,000. 'fhis was a for England, to hear a message

and is a credit to the energy and activ­of the Liverpool witnesses.

Manchester The size and close prnximity of English

cities iR noteworthy to an American. Man­cu•t~Dl\;!_." whose popi:1lation, including Salford,

1,000.,000, is located only 30 miles from Liverpool, 30 miles from Lee~s, 50-odd miles from Sheffield, and 80 from Bu­rningham. It is a manufacturing center and the 'lmb of the cotton trade. Another conven­tion was held in this densely populated area. rrhe witnesses from Sheffield, and some from near-by suburbs, swelled the ranks of the res­idents.

At least one unusual feature of advertising was utilized in Manchester that has not been previously discussed. It is customary in Eng­land for· to display three-foot square

with ·what ':re in America call "scare­headlines of the day's ne·ws.

In convention especially Manches-ter Leeds, these news agencies placed the notices of "FACE THE FACTS" among these news · advertisements; which proved a very effecti~~ means of presenting the invitation .t~ the public. ':l1hese various methods of ad vertismg are de­scribed in such detail that the reader may ap­preciate the ingenuity .and tireless ene~gy that 'vent into the preparations for the public mee~,­ino- in each p]acc to show that the vast aud1-en~es were not ' but the blessing of the Lord bestowed upon hard work in His name, and also as a record for future use.

Jehovah's rich fayor vrns upon the Manches­ter convention. 1'he Gaurflont Theatre, capacity

,, 2, ()00, which had been the 24 cinemas that had slides of was selected for epochal "F AC!'3 THE PACTS".

of GOO six the the broad-overflow was repeated here

__ .._,~~--" .. ,~, ~ item: It \Vas found that a dismal­before which a sound car had

.. ,.,,,.,,..,.,_."" announcements VfllS a church, and related as he came out

carried quite clearly even to

Newcastle '~~

the great coal-mining from unemployment ,~·oes,

more so than in the south of Eng-land; and many instances the cruel Means 'rest has workers of an their belong-ings. The convention, bringing with it enlight-

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:r'.A11:f!l'; An :!;t1,l!i~'"f;r1!L~i,:'~",, H!!gbit .i1ii.!i:v~th~1·T ;:~il:iili~l:~.~ ~ .... 1~~;ijUn!.iITv~;jf:}g ·!:; i: ,A.h¥::~1·i~··~~~r ::· _t!:.,. {~l~F~:gf~ ·~~!!;!';ililil!' ...

enment on Go(rs Kingdorn, \\'as welcome io the people generally. 'J1he of northeast England up to the border assernbled here. Though these 'vorkcrs \Vere beset tor-rential rains a fe-w hefore the broadcast, becauf.le the of the uni-verse had- decreed that elements should hold back until His message had been the weather turned :fine. -The ~""'"'""'"""·,.n· 0• concealed their editors in holes by conventioners with news items the speech "FACE THE F,rnTs'·'_, which would of natural interest to the people of the town. They were not even met with a frank refusal,· but with evasiYe Finally, when the Haymarket and tl~ near-by assem~ bly hall were both parked out \viih nearly i3,000 people, up to which time the aided not a bit towards the reporter from the North Jfoil was no doubt taking that could have been occupied bv less more flesh. rrhe half-inch which followed in the paper did not save of the editors in the eveR of readers who could see ":F~rnB THE FAcTs'·'

a'nd corner in but could not see, 'of which

they were ignorant.' 1l1he poli.ce here, whi(~h was almost "~"u'~""

true of the entire United -"-"-'--'-'-.:.uvu.1.. ,.,..._ ,--..-y-,,,.,..,.,.,,,,

in that manner which wards the ambassadors of the ''sandwich" rmra(iet: tributed to the :3,500 books and booklets" parades were noteworthy in that four persons, who had never

engaged in the service, came up to the line of marchers and requested posters that they too might The follow-up work is going

in great bounds.


Swansea, located on the right bank of the Ta-vve rivei:, at its ]n al:1 indentation of the Bristol channel Swansea Bay, is an important on the southern shores of Wales. The industry is the smelting of ores, for ·which coal and some of the other min­erals are mined close by. The inhabitants of this . towi:, . and most of· Wales, are largely of Celtic ongm, descendants of the early Britons, who did not intermarrv "'111-'ith the German in­vaders. Great enthusias~n for the Lord's .cause was shmvn the fine of this country.

Swansea. There doesn't seem to be an end to this parade. Splendid advertising"

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The loca] Clydach company, together with dele­gates from other W clsh cities, led the 1iyay. Those who engaged in ''sandwich" parades and in the ·work of giving personal invitations to the people had unusual experiences.

A blind witness ·was personally conducted through business houses in and about the resi­dential section by kindly people whom she met.

A skeptic, on receiving a folder from another witness, made a that "the Society was making piles of money out of this stunt''. The witness' challenge to him to prove it was ac­cepted, and. a visit arranged, which resulted in the placement of a set of 12 books. One skeptic was convinced of the truth.

A drunken man, when being arrested, shout-ed at the policeman: "Face the man! face facts."

A young man, seeing the two placards "Serve God and Christ the King" and "R.eligion is a snare and a racket", said they were contra­

His companion, pointing to the reli­replied: "Get a"\vay, mon ! this

what a rotten lot the clergy am!" An­hrc,-i-a·nr1 •• .,,, added: ''You haven't got enough

on Mister. It ought to read, 'and millions through it.' '' the onrnibus companies lined up

the and canceled their con-with the chief news pa per

gave± friendly and it shou]d be here ~dded, too, that quite a fair write-up of the lecture. Thern was a turnout of 2,800 people to hear "FACE THE FAC'rs".

United States

Birmingham, Afae

.Jehovah's ·witnesses and their returned to their homes from the ~"''n+,,..."+ con-vention greater

the Government. and at Hartford, Philadelphia did not remain and


On one of the nine routes. Birmingham.

time, but said not one vrnrd about Jehovah's ·witnesses, having evidently been "reached".

The Chamber of Commerce also slmwed it­self devoid of spine. After receiving full infor­mation regarding the convention of .Jehovah's witnesses, thev issued a list of all conventions to be held in Birmingham the remainder of the vear, but left Jehovah's witnesses off the list, 'imd,plainly stated that they did not appre­ciate having them hold their convention there ..

But this was no surprise_, nor did it inter­fere in the least with advertising "],Am~ THE FACTS" from door to door with handbills) phono­graphs, sound cars_, car placards, and by means of the "sandwich sign'' parades, carried on almost continuously throughout the entire three days.

Nine definite routes were laid out downtown, covering the entire shopping district of Bir­mingham. Thousands learned of the convention, and -were given an invitation by this means, who had no opportunity of receiving it other­·wise. Many interesting and friendly remarks were made to the paraders. Numerous small children joyfully participated in this feature, and the zeal they manifested was inspiring as when the Lord ,Jesus rode into J emsalem. The people took note of this and accepted more in­vitations from the little folks than from their older comrades in the march.

appointed, As the little folks rushed ahead and handed spacious, large cm-iv<mt101n. vidr~d free little distance a\vay.


out the announcements the businessmen '\Yere looked at them and at the "sandwich

' and said "FACE TI-'l:E FACTS". In a short the whole of Birmingham was say~


''t'ACE TH.I<:: FACTS!" until the crv was heard all over, everywhere. ~

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A witness was not privileged to play the "Relief" record in an apartment where the housewife was moving_, had everything packed and was too husv to listen. Her little bov of 8 years, hmvever; went along with the witness from door to door until final1 v he had a chance to hear the record. The lad listened, Jiked the record, and then insisted on carrying the phono­graph until he had heard it played four times. He then wanted to hear the other side, and when people did not care to listen he piped up telling them that it would take only a few minutes; but none were interested to hear more than one side. However, he continued to carry the phonograph until the work was done, an~l then the witness played the record for him and gave him a booklet. She states that she never before saw such interest manifested by a child. His face shone with delight.

Charlotte, N. C. Until Friday morning Charlotte had little

interest in the convention of ,Jehovah's wit­nesses. Not until the announcement was made that in London there had been "sandwich sign" parades for two weeks was there a real ·stir. Then the troops lined up as shown below and Charlotte had its first parade of this kind. As this joyful friendly company began handing out convention folders the people of Charlotte took a tumble. The phone began to ring, the newspapers ·wanted news, and the nei,.vspapers

wanted to know what it \VUS all about. From then on the convention was a success.

The "sandwich vrnre so effoetive that parades were on in Gastonia, l\Iunroe and Rock Hill on Saturday, and paraders from Virginia, West North Carolina, South Carolina and helped in the goo(l work. One newlv conventioner from West Virginia carried her six-month-old baby under the

one of the phoned know what had to be

faced. He was given a brief statement that there is a conspiracy between Nazis, Pas­

Communists antl the Roman Catholic to the set up a

""'-"--"-"""""'"'..., state and of their liberties· that these forces arc of God and His as shmvn by the Bible proph­ecies. Pausing for breath the spokesman said, "I cannot think of to add right " and the ans\ver \Vas, said c.u'vu1~.u. In the otherwise nice the point whole that the Ro:man Catholic Hier-archv is at bottom of the against the truth) was

rl\YQ ffiefi "~''"''u'

convention hall ·were '-'--"'""-'"'"AA·'"

Rutherford from on said: ''Did hear the h:'dure ?"

other bui: I don't under-are the only

Jehoshaphat's troops at Charlotte getting ready to go forth singing

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ones going to heaven, and now there is onlv one man. ·ltifr. Dabb, .Johnnie Dabb, I believ~ they call that is to be carried through Arrnageddon.

The nearest thing to oppoSition shown at the convention -...vas a report from the stock room that a preacher brought in six books that his wife had obtained, saying that he did not want thexn.

A witness \\Tote: wrhanks to .Jehovah that I h~we lived to be at this, the most wonderful convention ever, the outstanding features being the fulfillments of the prophecies we have so longed for and the great desire of each heart to conform obediently to the Theocracv. No wonder it fear i:i1 the heart of the e11emy."

Chicago~ Ht A committee went to the City Hall to se-

cure_, if the recreation sedion ·of the Navy Pier. In of the fact that 1nactically all the individuals connected with the citv ad-ministration are it was doubtea" very much that they could the facilities of the Pier for the convention. the commit-tee \Vas received Lynch, the harbor master. :Mr. and Oscar Hew-itt, the commissioner of works, assured the committee that ihe of 'the Pier ·would be available to our A letter was sent to l\lr. Lvnch and Mr. He,vitt outlining the f}i'cilities availahle for the "It is the policy of his honor, to invite and en-courage of your to come to Chicago."

Everything looked very farnrable. The Pier extends into Lake Jlifichigan nearly a mile. It appeared as if the Pier would be an ideal place for our convention. Mr. Lvnch assured us that we vvould have full ~ of the facilities outlined in his the day after Labor when the season offi-ciallv

A .. number of witnesses \vent to the Pier on 6 to clean the auditorium and

for convention. After they the Mr. Hyland, told them the not use the Pier for their convention. further stated that the whole matter would be explained if we called at the harbor master's office at nine o'clock the '"'itnesses noticed a Catholic around the Pier before notice was given. It is

generally understood that practically every em­ployee on the Pier is a Roman Catholic.) On the of 7 a cmnmittee of four witnesses at Mr, Lynch's office at the time, Mr. Lynch was not in the office but other · seemed to be rather nervous and and verv cuTt in their replies to any asked. \°{Te saw at once that there was ahead. Mr. Lvnch -.,vas on a vacation during the week-end, includ-

Labor Day, and uo one knew just when he would return to his office. The committee in­

:Thfr. Lynch's secretary. but received no information. Then the out of the generaJ office~ and, anyone's ask-ing questions, she began to talk about our con­vention and informed us that orders came from

to cancel the agreenient.. committee then ·went to the City Hall

to interview Mr. Hewitt. He was having0

a con­ference of heads of all eity dflpartments and

could not see him. They did notice pros-perous-looking~ heavy-jowled poli-ticians running in and of various of the Hall. Occasionally a Catholic priest would them. After waiting there several hours -....vere informed that Mr. Lynch was down at Pier to receive the commit-tee. By this time we were quite appre-

as it ·was hours before the convention T-...·ro witnesses were sent out to locate auditorium.

The committee 1-n'nt to Mr. Lvnch's office and he informed them that coi~ld not have the Pier. called to his the fact that ·we had hundreds of dollarn adver-

the that the Societv had re-a letter an invitation from

himself and ~fr. HewiHJ and hundreds of peo-ple would here for the convention. He was affected and stated he was verv sorry that for them to cancel theiT his reasons, finally he showed a copy of a Cathol{c news-paper called The J\' ew which, on page eleven, column one, in of ,June 24,

· article a Bishop O'ShmighnessyJ of Rutherford. He said. you cannot have the

of the paper, he you and I reallv

should not have shown H to you;'' One of the committee renrnrked that this. was reli-

assured ns that he would do every-

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thing within his power to'iva:rd another auditorium and me~ting the expense connected therewith. He called his secretary and had him make notes of the fact that more than $500 had been spent advertis-ing matter for the convention at the Pier and that, if he 'iYould have this amount paid to on account of can-celing the cont:rnct

Things looked very dark for the Chicago con­vention, The two witnesses out for a new auditorium located the Chicago A:rena, fou:r blocks from the Pier. rrhe manager of the Arena told them they could have the auditorium but it would cost $1700 for three After some discussion and explanation, he to accept $1000 for the three if would clean the place up after the convention. rrhe Arena is a very fine building :for a convention. It has one of the most up-to-date sys­tems in the country. rrhis auditorium \\'US a hundred percent better than the one at the PierJ and, in addition, they were invited to use three large parking lots adjacent to the auditorium free. The convention on time and dur' ing the three days the witnesses had a ful time.

Chicago Arena, interior vie\v. There were plenty of people there.

On afternoon the -.,rnnderful mes-sage from London was heard enthu-siastic anointed and after-noon the hall was A thunderstonn ing all ovrr the led us to believe

c;cc;uL,JLuu frorn London ·would be poor. Fur-thermore. we were informed that Catholic

of Belleville, had invited all an<l Protestants to join in a three-

that Judge Rutherford's message not rea('.h America from London. Evi-

dentlv Jehovah-"~""'""-..... ~,, to on an elec-tricai' stori:n from Chicago York hop-

to interfere with the to From morning Sunday of the convention it poured rain. Yet

came in dear and distinct, with what a mes~age it

that the Hierarchy have their rmJreser1ta·t1v1es in the offices of the ~public press

the experience : is 9, we tried to get the fol-

in the papers at full Friday .•

notice commercial '""'~~~· M rates :

P U B IJ.I C N 0 T I C B -.. City Officials canceled agreement for use of Navy

Pier Auditorium for ,Judge Rutherford's lecture for Sunday as result of wrongful reli­

in:flucnce. Judge Rutherford1s lecture will be heard at the CHICAGO ARENA, one block west of Outer

Drive, between Erie and Ontario streets. This lectme will be heard by mul-titudes England, Canada and America. AU of us must face

By all means hear this lecture­F ACE THE FACTS.

Rutherford will also at 2 PJvI.



three columns i.vide and six commercial rate of

visited the newspaper of­at the Chicago Trib-

cal1ed up a of the ad

bY their censor, Mr. Timev, rrhen l\Ir. Tirney ·was out of tow;i. Thev

were then referred to· :Mr. SteYens. He looked at the ad and said that it must to Mr. Hil-

:llr. at the ad said it would and they

1mrnt see Mr. ·who wa~ out of town· and there the ma Her ended. This saved and the before the through

assured us in our ef~

to secure a suitable and in-form the of the ,,_._,,,_._1.J_ . .;:;..._,o :Friday morning the witnesses went down to Pier with a sign

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announcing the changeo :Ur. Lynch assured us the sign could be placed anywhere we desired to have it placed. An officer told the ·witnesses they had orders from the harbor master's office that no sign could be put upo Evidently the priests had given their servant, the harbor mas­ter, further orders. rrhe witnesses ·who carried the sign down there said, "We will stand here and hold it" The police officers said, "That sign should be wrapped around Judge Ruther­ford)s neck."

Several "sand,vich sign" parade:s were put on, using the cards prepared by the Society; having pasted stickers on these signs announcing the change from the Pier to the Arena. Some of the friends in the "sandwich sign" parade re­ported items as follmvs :

"Two nuns accepted the fliers with a smile." "One man approached us and asked if we were

opposed to saluting the flag. I assured him ""'e ·were. He inquired why, and I called the scriptures to his attention and he seemed to be satisfied. The gentleman wanted to know if Mayor Kelly had anything to do with canceling the agreement to use the Pier."

"As we walked in front of stores, in some cases businessmen came out and asked us for :fliers to give to their customerson

"Even though there is a strict ordinance against distributing :fliers in the J.;oop section, several po­licemen told us to go ahead and distribute them, that it would be all right." ·

"I gave a flier to a schoolteacher and she said they already had them and it \vas~he talk of the school as to why the city officials canceled the agree­ment to let us use the Pier. This teacher said, 'We always thought the Catholics ran Chicago, and now we know it/ '' ' A special pioneer from Milwaukee reports the following experience :

''While witnessing in a Catholic territory I played the 'Resolution' :reeordo A woman became so angry she threatened to turn the hose on the car and me. She followed us along the street and tried to inter­fere with the worko" The ·witness told her she was out of bounds in acting as she did, and then she went into her home and called the police. The po­liceman placed the witness under arresto He miked him \Vhat he was doing, and the witness :replied that he was preaching the gospel of the Kingdom. The officer asked him a number of pertinent per­sonal questions and then took him dmvn to the police station. There were five officers in the room and the witness asked the privileg·e of playing the records, 'iResolution" and "Relief"o The desk ser­geant becanie very angry and wanted the record stopp~d, but the other policemen seemed to be in­terested and demanded that it be run through. The sergeant became very angry and used vile words

in addressing the witness, saying, "If you come to my house I'll punch you in. the nose and hrm1k your machine." 'fhe witness irifomied him that that would be against the law. All those present gave the sergeant the horse laugh. Then the witness was told he might go and that he was released.

Another \vitness reports the following: "When I ·witnessed to a lady at her door, she said, {No, I cannot let you in, because the priest broadcast last evening and told us not to let you in or have anything to do with you.'"

A lady approached a witness in the "sand'lvich sign" parade and said, "Is J udg~ Rutherford the man that is going to deliver the lecture on 'FACE THE FACTS'?" The 'vitness said he was, to '\vhich the lady replied, "Well, if that's so the Catholics are in for another helluva trim­ming." Evidently the lady 1vas a prophetess.

Cincinnati, Ohio As soon as it became known outside of J eho­

vah's witnesses that a convention was being planned, opposition began to appear. The Cham­_ber of Commerce \vas frigid. Two days before the convention two policemen rudely trespassed at the Pioneers' home, became rude and abu­sive to both men and women, saying, "\Ve must stop this work," and, "You will have to get out of this house." Pressure was brought to bear on the manager of the auditorium, and he dis­closed that it had emanated from Roman Cath­olic sources.

Cincinnati. The l,Jmery Auditorium was packed to the roof.

The convention was a great success every way, with the main auditorium packed to the roof~ hut the newspapers did nothing to accomplish this end. One boasted that it would print noth­ing about the convention, and kept the promise.

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In two other cases there is reason to believe the reporters turned in good stories and that they were blue-penciled by the city editor.

There was a perpetual "sandwich" parade. Some went to their territory and covered it that way, as well as with the W arn,ing booklet. Others patrolled the streets, in twos and fours, go­ing one way and returning another, by routes mapped out in advance. Thus Jehovah's witness­es effected their own publicity. When a street­car stopped the "sandwicher" on parade windo\Y­shopped a little, to give the passers-by a chance to Tead the notices. Three blind witnesses pa­raded in front of the auditorium.

A comical incident happened when hvo "sand­wichers" met two witnesses near where hvo priests were talking. A little Ahow was put on for their benefit. The "sandwichers" handed the witnesses handbills~ and being by them assured that they had read some of ,Judge Rutherford's books with great profit to themselves, and would surely attend the public, they then of­fered handbills to the priests, who, white to the lips with anger, refused to take them.

A sound-car operator announcing the lecture on the opposite side of the river, in Kentucky, was approached by a policeman who admitted that a priest had sent him. He listened to the speech of the operator and promised to come to the public meeting on Sunday and FACE THE

FACTS. Despite the excellent food served at the cafe­

teria, some 50 were ill for a time on Saturday because of something not ascertained. The news­papers did not forget to mention that unimpor­tant item, but not one \Yard about the message of God's kingdom and the expose of the present great monstrosity, totalitarianism.

The Emery Auditorium proved to be an al­most ideal place for holding the convention. The management was very courteous and oblig­ing, after their first scare about the HierarchyJ and assisted the conventionern in every way in their power. Acoustics were perfect and the re­ception from London superb.

From the very start it was apparent that the arrangements were being supervised by J eho­vah's organization invisible, because ·when some difficulty arose, calculated by the enemy to ob­struct, it was brushed aside by some po\ver be­yond that . of man,

Cleveland, Ohio Confidently believing that ,Jehovah had ar-

ranged for perhaps the witness of all

time, the largest and finest auditorium in Cleve­land was sought. Of the places that had been previously m;;ed none were availableo The Lord ·was evidently directing the witness to the Arena. This is a large sports arena with a seating ca­pacity of about 13,000 people, The president of the Arena Company· was approached and the whole matter of the convention explained to him. One of the directors was in the office of the president at the time two of Jehovah's witnesses called to ask about the .Arena, and in answer to their various questions a witness was given, with the result that both the p~esident and the other gentleman obtained a complete set of hound books. They were most kind and considerate and very placing the Arena at the dis-posal of witnesses at a minimum of cost.

Everything went along smoothly until the Devil got busy through his offspring, the Roman Catholic Hierarchy. The 1nesident of the OTgan­ization is a ~Iason~ presumably; his wife is a Catholic, and his children go to Catholic school. 'rhc monsignor got busy, probably through the wife., and began to disturb her husband, the president of the Arena. On the Thursday be­fore the convention opening the two J.w's were called to the office of the president; he was greatly agitated. It was noticed that he had been interfered with. For three hours a battle ensued. He desired to cancel the contract; he would per­suade; he threatened-he accused ,Jehovah's lrit­nes-ses of subterfuge.

He in turn "~as told that ,fohovah's witnesses had no intention to cancel the contract or ·with­draw from their privilege of the Arena for their convention; that they knew full well where the opposition came from and that if he insisted on interfering with the fulfillment of the contract he vrnuld have fight the matter out in the courts, and not only that, hut the "skunk" behind the scene that 'ms creating all the noxious odor would be brought right out into the broad daylight and publicized from Dan to Beersheba. The witnesses left the office, put-ting the of carrying out the con-tract shoulders, having effect-ed no n.n.T>Yn ... rn''nH•,-,.

A Square Backdown-and Why

Within an hour a telephone call was Teceived at the office of one of these witnesses to come and see the at a time convenient to them. He he had considered what tho witnesses had told him and that he

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One of Clen~land's huge billboards

had entirely changed his mind, reversing his position, and that he had no opposition \Vhat­soever to Jehovah's \vitnesses' using the Arena and carrying out every detail of their plans to the letter. He felt very much relieved in mind.

Of course, the witnesses were glad that the Lord had so directed as to a complete vic­tory in this case. At a later date it was found why the president had changed his mind. F:rom a reliable source of information it was learned that one of the high Catholic officials had stepped into the picture in the endeavor to have the own­ers of the Arena refuse its use to Jehovah's wit­nesses. The president, in fear, had gone to the monsignor in question, and laid the whole mat­ter before him. This visit \Vas after his conver­sation with Jehovah's witnesses.

After the monsignor heard all the details the president asked him what he should do. rrhe Catholic official s.aid, "Well, if you accept my ad vice,. you will not try to interfere with ,J eho-vah's witnesses. out contract to the letter, because if you they will advertise you to the whole world and tell truthfully why they cannot obtain and use the Arena and you i.vould be ten thousand times worse off than if you allow them to use it.'-' This 'vas the reason .

for the president's ease of mind. And so the Arena was used-a :fine new spacious building, and the message of the two speeches from the Imd was thrilling beyond measureo A goodly number of of literature were placed \vith the Arena officials, and an seemed to be that Jehovah's witnesses had been given the victory. It seemed so manifes( that .Jehovah purposed that this should be done in the city so priest-ridden as Cleveland.

Whetted Appetites

This opposition eame at an opportune time; for it served to 'lvhet the appetites of Jehovah''s little army in the Cleveland area until were ready to face a firing squad if it were necessary. Such is echoed in the declaration

bj, one witness, which is just a sample the spirit of the convention.

Over 7,000 at this assembly. Cleveland

rrhis was her declaration: "I want to say, friends, that I can appreciate the witness Steinlc's great privilege of serving Jehovah be­hind prison bars in Hoboken, as in August, 1936, I was one. of those who 'were arrested in that same manner the same man and was sen-tenced to davso I cannot tell you the pleasure and joy I '.Vas afforded in serving J eho­vah in It has made me more determined

Cleveland. Some of the "sand\vich" paraders

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to serve Him, as I love Him, a11d I would like to be remembered in your prayers. Not even the firing squad will keep me from giving my all to Jehovah and His Son Christ ,Jesus."

The lecture on "FACET.HE FAoTsJ' \Yas adver-tised more completely than any witness given before. Two large \Vere used on two of the main arteries at points where practically all the downtmvn traffic moving out to the suburbs had to pass. This gave oppor­tunity for hundreds of thousands of people to be notified of the meeting.

Tvro men stopping the traffic and looking at the sign were heard to say, "Bill, :just look at that sign. Did ever see the likes of it? Where on earth do their money?" His questioner you know ? These than any other group on this earth; I understand they have just put through some further organization, and that shows what can be done 1.:rhen people work "

In connection 'With the matter of organiza-tion an incident took in the town of Orrville, Ohio. A witness been ar-rested for using the sound caT. It was clearly a case of malicious prosecution. A large number of witnesses went to this small tmvn in support of the witness who had been to at­tend the trial. It was such an for this small town to witness such a large group of people that a n1an was heard question­ing the marshal: ''What does all this mean? Wl1o are these ? Where does all this come from?" The said : "Don't know?

say, you better not bump up them: if one of their group gets into trouble all of the others come and help them; I understand they are organizing into some kind of grnups or companies or zones, and if anyone gets into trouble in one company all the others pile in on you. If you don't believe me, look at this. gang." rrhis all serves to show attitude of those who are carrying out their obligations and privileges at this time.

Of course. there were house-to-house calls made· thou;ands of individuals v,"ere peTson­aHv to attend the Arena. Hundred8 of thousands of handbills were distributed; signs on automobiles; invitations and declarations by sound cars ; banners acro;;;s the street ; large signs on private · small on the bumpers of the ;-everywhere you 'Went nm eould see "1''ACE THE JT.4.J)Tff'·' "FACE

TIIE ii1..acTs)" until it almost began to a

woTd in the Cleveland area. Never before was such an effort forth to advertise the King­dom as on the occasion of September 9. All this ·was climaxed bv a continuous stream of "sand-wich" ·' at the busiest point in Cleveland, Square. There were thousands of in the Square.; many of them \Vere repeating the words ":FACE

THE FACTS". Police held tTaffic while the parade \vent by.

\Vitness Miller: It is interesting to know that there are still people in Cleveland vicinity that will listen to the phonograph. I called on a home todav ·where nobody was home but a .; : so I told h{m that was fine and he would probably have a few minutes to listen. I played the "Enemies" :rec­ord for him and he said: "I do not know what you believe~ but I think is a racket. I ahvays had to go to church I was young-er, and I do not think nmch of it, What do you think of religion?" I said: "You told me about the same thing that I came here to tell you." He said he would be at the convention tomor­row if he could.

Witness Berkets: I was operating the sound car from the Akron company this morning and I was assigned to a Catholic hotbed. W c had just about finished the record "Relief" when I noticed a man approaching the ca:r ·with a ham­mer in his hand. I thought he would use the hammer either on the Tecord or on me, as I saw that the man was coming closer to the car. I said "Good morning'' to him and he came up to the car and rested his arms on the car \Vin­dow and I said : "\Vhat do you think of that?" He said: "I believe that the judge knovrn 'What he is talking about." So we found out that this man was interested in the truth. I gave the nian a as he had no to con~

and this time a sisters who were 1vith the sound car came np. A neighbor of man thought he was finding fault with the sound car; so he approached us., and one of the sisters wanted him to take one of the booklets. This man proved to really be one of the , as he thought that if the other man wanted to start something, he would him out. We found several in this

that were interested and it \Vas a Catholic neighborhood. I have been to back to Akron in the morning

"'""'LUA4•0 ,, the lecture :from the sound car.

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Witness Wo: Just before leaYiug for the con­vention, one of my fellow \VOrkmen in the rail­road yards spoke· about the movement on foot in some of the convention cities by the Hier­archy to try L.nd stop the friends from coming into the cities. I told him that we could call thousands of workern to come into any city and work and he said if anything of the kind turrn; up to let him know and he vvould be right there with us. This morning, vvhile witnessing here in the city, I found a man working in his when we came up. He said, "Yes., I am interested in those things; and ·when the trouble breaks, these people who have looked to and such things will have nowhere to go. I told him that was true, but that the Lorcfs people would have a place to go; and he agreed with me. He was out to the this afternoon and will be out to­mmTOVY.

A volunteer orchestra of a dozen pieces 'made a joyful noise unto the Lord' during the song periods. A touching circumstance was the pres­ence of a blind brother-who needed no music, as the melodies of praise were already in his heart. And, of all the musicians, he played the best!

Dallas, Texas The majority at Dallas were Jonadabs; 26

were of four Rogers brothers families in a small Texas town where three years ago none were interested. '

Sorry there is no :rnom to publish smiling faces of El Paso "sandvrich" paraders. ·others paraded, too. three days.

Despite a heavy downpour, there \Yere 1,860 at the public meeting and 1,()46 the day before.

On Saturday, fifteen minutes before the speech came through from London the transformer on the amplifier burned out, but the trouble was corrected and wonderful reception of the pro­gram followed.

f.~apHsm in Danas

A man, his wife and two children "couldn't possibly come to the convention"; so a pioneer brnught them. They ·on the ground and ate in her trailer and greatly enjoyed the con­vention.

A preacher marveled that .Jehovah's witnesses should have "found some of those J onadab de­scendants of .Jonah and put them to vrnrk".

Several truckloads of conventioners came from yarious cities, far and near. All worked enthu­siastically to make it what it was, a great success.

On Monday the Dallas News con-tained a splendid write-np of the convention, featuring particularly the baptism in the Park PooL The pictures of the baptisms were four columns wide, were taken at closer range than the one reproduced herewith, and were really excellent in design and execution.

Besides the photographs of the immersion, there vrns a racy, readable story, written in friendly vein, of which only a few sentences may be selected :

G:ray skies frm.vned upon the proceedings, threat­ening at any minute to baptize the crowd of several hundred spectators as well as actors in the· service with a deluge of rain.

A sharp wind, whipping out of the east, set many teeth chattering as candidates emerged from the chill watero 1 .

Several had come unequipped for the ce:remony, were forced to •vait until a friend had been bap­tized1 borrowed his or her wet clothing and climbed into the pool in a seeond shift.

Still, baptizing of the entire 110 took only twenty minutes,

Denver, Colo. A wide-a:wake convention servant obtained

publication of excellent news items in 28 news­papers, \vith two million circulation, calling attention to the lecture "~~ACE THE FACTS",

coming to Denver from Judge Rutherford in London.

The Roman Catholic Hierarchy's jackass de­partment admit that they fried frantically to prevent the convention. Their effort was a com­plete failureo The manager of Elitch's Gardens, one of the finest auditoriums in the stood by his bargain like a man.

One editor, a Catholic, at first refused to take the convention write-up because he thought it was too religious. When told that it was not religious, but that religion is a racket, he ad­mitted that is true and gladly published the write-up.

Fifty thousand convention announcements

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were six spot-announcements, "sandwich sound car announcements and cars \Vere used to the Sunday cast. 'I1he Denver sound car, made announcements to over a period of two 'weeks. Officers break up the ''sandwichn parade, but succeed.

A Jew told the cafeteria chef to name his own price for baked A crockery concern expressed astonishrnent ihat not a spoon \Vas missing or a dish broken.

A few paraders. Denver

"'.,,,,,...,,,-i-,,.,," worked a racket on the and caused to break off the lecture in the middle. A thousand calls were in fifteen minutes :men trained in as trained Al Capone and Dutch and the radio sta-tions could not

A man of worth to 'em', so he put in the Another man contributed $20 'The this

lecture 'was romp on

box. for a copy of

The Denver Chamber of Commerce had cold feet, neurnsthenia and sfck stomach.

,i\n old nmn drove fortv miles to hear the and said it w~s the thrill

A man who to the lecture radio in his own home \Vas so he

est and

into his car and drove the auditorium ram in order to obtain the books.

Catholic, with the yellowness Catholic Hierarchy's department,

Catholic organization is the that anyone could imagine,

your organization ·will tear it all to hell."

A keeper of Elitch's Gardens said he had never \vorked with such fine The assist­ant manager profound amazement that Jehovah's witnesses do not s~moke. A policeman

mrhis is best bunch of I have ever seen here ; the grounds clean."

While the sound equipment was in-sta l1ed someone telephoned to the try-ing to make and they. came and wanted to know if the witness installing it had

to do so, and if the voltage. The, ·witness his and

did not a permit to his own equip-ment. At length the chief of police backed him

in this position. trouble was anticipated; but

everything carefully, and started.

Detroit, Mich.

cars a so all could eat without delav. Pioneers

\Vere served meals free. The chefs \vere unex­celled and knew better than to cook in alu­.minum.

The J onadabs vvere elated with the Saturday talk from London as that instead of being an overflow of the the Lord has a definite function for them to nection with the vindication of ~rhev with a will in the tion" radio and handbills and carried on in the "sandwich" in of rainv weather. It was not unusual to see rain-drenche2i

handing out folders on the sidewalks dow~1tmvn Detroit, quite oblivious of the fall­


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34 :the "MESSENGER

Detroit. An attmctire of advertising "Paee the Faets"

made in aclrance to rebroadcast lecture from

rrhe real

Crowd Cheers

rrhese '1VOrds at snch a crucial time sounded the Tetreat for the oflircrs. back to their cars defeated in

to carry the Devil's purpose.

reheat was marked at every step crowd of interested listeners """""'A"~,_,,u lawn of the Eastern Star Temple,

The of the lecture was fine, and the

the knowledge that Lord and His heavenly host

\ 1;ere n1E>,et1llH! the savage attacks of the enemy unafraid.

Hartford, Cm:mG easy to describe the electrifying

Hutherford's addresses from 10 and lL Hartford cable-

attention to force­Local religion­

arrcsts. Decisive victory

The self-advertised service of the Hartford chamber of commerce turned out to be of the

rl'he is a Roman Catholic. The of the resigned \vhen the Bushnell Memorial Hall management rebuffed .Jehovah's witnesses. Every director of the chamber ·was mailed a copy ol Consola,tion No. the Bushnell·

rrhe mother the man at the of the Bushnell lfemorial Hall is a fine Christian interested in Judge Hutherford's her soll' vielded to Catholic Action she was hca,rd to ask him over the if he is now working for membeT of the board of of the Bushnell Memorial Hall ,was inailed a copy of Consolation X o. 495, so that might see thejr treachery to Bushnell's memorv.

,, citizen of Hartford had a copy of No. 495 in his hands. Now let the chamber of commerce, the Bushnell Board and Bishop Mc~ A uliff e that off.

Among the Ou~casts

.Jehovah's \vitnesses run-dovvn amusement

1,vere crnwded out to a

roller roller The and floor

the overflow must tin ; the coaster no of the rink was filled ·with

The '\Yi tnesses cleaned the

sublet for :fighting, dancing and bath­the boxing arena .•

a re pa tehed with 0 the basement

Tink from top to

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bottom, basement and alL Hundreds of yards of white paper made an incredible transforma­tion. Carpenters and electricians 1vorkecl night and day. Cooks served food that \vould be a credit anywhere. Ushers, sign painters, musi­cia.ns, physiciansi \\'atehmen, clerks, were of the New Government.

Catholic Action Malice

No prize fights had been booked for Satur­day or Sunday, but the arena sublessors actually tried, dog-in-the-manger style, to pTevent the convention altogether. They telephoned the own­er in New Haven. He came and said to the Catholic Action crowd, "These people have given this place the most thorough cleaning it has had in years; if you are not willing to treat them right, pick up your mvn traps and get off the premises."

Then a person alleging in an evasive man­ner that he represented the fire department came in and stated .Jehovah's witnesses n1ight not use the rink as an auditorium (though thou­sands of others had done so), because the seats are not screwed to the floor ; but the seats had never been so fastened at any time.

An hom before the first London broadcast a voice over the said peremptorily that .Jehovah's \Yitnesses positively could not hold their convention in the rink. The person was invited to come, identify U.U.U.•.0'~.LLq his reasons to the 1,900 persrn1s ao~,co.1.1uJ.L'-'U, receive his ans-wer. He came not.

The Hartford the city's best paperi gave good reports at first but the city editor worked a deliberate lie into the final that the lecture did not come from London all. He preferred to rather than call up telephone company learn the truth.

Catholic Action Police

At Columbusi ·where Judge Hutherford addressed 30,000, was anested; but in Hartford and its environs 48 ·were taken in, nearly all by police with Catholic names, yet with 3,500 visitors in their midst not a Hart­ford cop had enough interest in his ostensible work o:f preserving order to visit the convention in three days.

In Meriden a ness if he might When his

asked a wit­of Consolcttion. he 'ms told he

for WHAT? Such a community would be a thousand times better off, and safer, if like many orderly cornmunities

"\Yhere a hlnecoat is never seen from one ~'ear's end to another.

A witness called on a know if the ·witness \Vas not. This out

arrested her door. "X ow I know woman \Vas ar-rested. I intend to find about God and Hi8

and about the Devil and his and will be

was a tire \vlwn he was at the the desk him an the he could him that had called at his door have "knocked his G----d-- head off'. And thus the Holy Name section of Catholic Action comes to :Meriden. by Police

One witness vrns threatened with arrest an officer ·who later admitted he was had the and knmvs this is a ·work

A witness the ~~~,~·-,·····~· them other "All now."'

A witness made his first call as a Jonadab at the second and '\Vas arrested "Officer

house. The witness asked the Court decision ·in

Warned not to do m1v 1nore to his TeSll~ned his KelJ v smne more. the · rfdused to act.

at head­to read the Lovell case. he returned

and Ur. Next """""'Vn .,.., ,,,.

at the honie of a court are before

and some even

New Government 0B"de:r

On Fridav night a crowd of the grounds: c. off

ca1ne to ",foho~

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Several of the many sound cars in use at Hartford

A portion of the Hartford trailer campo These were filled during the broadcast.

vah" and threatening return" Forty gi.iards ·were then placed by the witnesses, covering every opening and entrance for people and for elec­tric current. When such groups were spotted (as by smoking cigarettes, throwing away pro­grams or using unbecoming language) a patrol joined each such group, walked where they

:Main entrance to Capitol park skating rink

Hartford. Gem~rul view of Capitol park~ showing bleacher seats

.Building used for cafeteria after being cleaned up'by .Jehovah's witnesses

walked, stood ·where thev stood, and sat where they sat, at every occasioii wheeling and looking them kindly but firmly in the face. Five groups, of up to ten persons eac11, were thus spotted and accompanied. ·

A witness heard one in such a group say to another, "How are we going to pull the G--­d-- thing down?"

Under the Totalitarian Flag A witness 1,vas conversing with a lady in New

Britain when her little boy came in, asked if she was one of Jehovah's ·witnesses, and, when answered in the affirmative, said to his mother: "\Yhy don't you kick her out? '!'he priest said to kick out anv of Jehovah's witnesses when thev come to the door."

The same witness called on a familv that con-fessed to the that they have a1

Bible; he advised them throw it awav.

A witness in N ev,,r Britain ":as graciously re­ceived by a gentleman who wondered why the

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witnesses are so hated. His own own admission, had kicked the last one order of the priest) "

her .(by

In the same a witness was invited into the house by a well-dressed man w~th. a ?ig ciaar in his mouth, who extended the rnntahon m~v as an excuse to abuse the "\Yitness,, kick him and push him out of his house.

A out in the vrnrk for the first out of tvrn houses in a single morning.

A witness ·was in a barber had played two records to listeners5 and placed literature with when the proprietor shout-ed in "Here comes the priest," and or-dered the terminated.

A 'iYitness ·who 'ms called a vile name the head of a and ·was then arrested, '"as taken back to territorv after he had ex-plained the work. .,

A witness in l\Ieriden was accosted a fe-male car-driver ·who threatened arrest unless she got out of imvn.

Another vvitness vrns followed ing, "Get the after them.

literature listened

and when her to know if the

person record had a permit to do so she "I don't knmv and I don't ca~e.'' \Vhen the Tecord was :finished this noble-minded wonrnn "\Vhat a vrnnderful lecture that is! God kill all opposers; for are " She asked for meetings be at her home. On leaving the. home the witness was arrested"

Wonderful Bleuings ~rom on High

A a ·week before the convention, pray-find someone 'v ho lo yes God,

found a who obtained an entire set of .Judge Rutherford's hooks on the first inter-

attended the subRcrihed for The H7 a.tchiower and for herself and for The Watchtower for her mother in Eng­land, and \vent home her intention to identily herself "\vith the witnesses. All in a ·week.

Tho electrician and pressed by the fact from I.,ondon came .,,.....,,,.,,, ,,..n

tember 10, but at the close of the most aJter Judge 1-'"'"h"~1''""

finished his the power transformer

was in as as ventioners heard the marvelous THE PACTS5

' as as if had been in the roomo

Houston, Texas Despite terrific heat and constant rain the

huge auditorium was filled and the convention '\vas a tremendous success. What a thrilling ex-

to see JehoYah's organization, within !

On the ner i.36 long, with "The battle is God's; be of the auditorium was a

of the city were 10 feet sign" parader, asked what

strike was about, quickly "Against the Devil and all his works.'·' At Saturday

HH,'-'L•"L.Un of Jehovah's ·witnesses two a behind the taking down No Jesuit can ever mind his own business.

On August 15~ 1938, the lfusic Hall of the Sam Houston Coliseum was leased to J ehornh's witnesses free of as is the custom of the eivic authorities in such As such expense is counted

nrh•r..,..·h'""'"' the city its lines are unkno-\~cn in

such The witnesses made tremendous n,.,-,.,..,,..,.n 1

incuued for vitations to London to es, and cafeteria and tliey were notified suit threatened the

council unless for the use of the

hands and No other

would had to face violation of a bona fide .... \JJLH, ...... "·'~' tion of uniform convention's at the last AU~•~H~,AA~,

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I have been informed that because of pressure brought to bear you took this course. m·a.dc about us, \vhich were

in touch with several of You were told one such nn:mster

Pastor Knovdes1 of: Cen traI Christian that we are all

Frankly, \Ye do not understand enlightened age, and in a country

and freedom of ,_,,,_"''~".-

shouhl have

The way in the \vorld in which done us can be undone is to

exacted from us in violation of: can assure vou that in return-

no lmi·m or ~ -vvill be done and will no cause for of the and nu-American pressure the enemies

.Jehovah's because the convention is

nmv over. Tlwse persons do not the ment of the money. \Vhat uroelarrratwn of th~ truth

If all others \n•re to use of the then we \Vonld lrn W' the same without hnt since others do not

for its use for eon Yen hon pnrposes1 ·we there­demand the return of the money so for

sneh eonw•ntion nse of this hall. ·

Jacksonville, l~la.

"Wonderful 1;rords !" rrhis the 500 Scottish Rite ·wide convention. ut leeture.

\Y c were unable to obtain any

of commerce 01· its tourist bmeau. first tried to get

there \vas no hall in the desired. \\'"hen asked

said they had have been ex-

some Tegret or apol-

JaeksonvillP. "Santlwiell sign" paraders ready for the march

There has never been any active opposition to our work in ,JaeksonYille; no arrests or per-secution .. The to have adopted an attitude of ; and this atti-tude is of the newspapers~

UUll.lHl.C-'L'-"• public of-the

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city administration, to which it is politically opposed. This is proved by the fact that this paper 'vould give us not a single line of public­ity before the convention, and only one short paragraph afterward.

The only exception to this hands-off rule is in the case of a few of the more radical preach­ers. One of these is reported to have held up the Warning booklet at his Sunday evening meet­ing and demanded that if any present had ob­tained the booklet dest:rov it at once" This information was given us by'' a lady who \Vas there and \Vho had the booklet. She said that hereafter she will be at our and will never darken his doors

J: was a pleasant on Saturday morn-ing when word was that Station WFOY in the Hierarchy-ruled town of SL Augustine had been engaged to broadcast the speech "FACE THE 'FACTS". Immediatelv a witness was sent to St Augustine to intervie~v the station manager, and in a few hours he reported back that: every­thing was in readiness for the hrnadcast. The manager told this witne~s that he had fea:rcd the Catholics in the past but had made up his mind that he would broadcast ,Judge R1ither­ford's speech, and if the Catholics desired to reply the station would be available to them if they were willing to

A witness handing radio slips in St. Au-gustine met a Catholic priest who was very and declared he see that the lecture was not broadcast there" A few minutes after the lecture started we re­ceived a call from the station manager saying the ·wires had been cut bchveen the studio and the transmitter and could not be repaired in time for any of the speech.

Kansas City, Mo® Kansas the "hard heart of America",

·welcomed .lehovah~s \Vitm:s8es with open arms, until it was that this was not just another commercial religious ,..,.., .... ,n~"""-i-'"'" to enrich the commercial ization assembled to become Lord and interested equipped to serve in The convention was a

Jehovah's witnesses were far from in Kansas City. Although the people of good ·will were happy to have so of Jehovah's witnesses here, the rest of the was not in-terested-not even curious to know what \Vas going on.

Kansas City lined up ready to move into the business sections of the city.

Oldest witness in Kansas City (age 101) and a ne-vrcomer

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every day, both in the morning and in the after­noon and evening; a wonderful witness to the great name of Jehovah God. These paraders, who operated in groups of two and three be­cause of restrictions by city officials; could not be ignored; they could not help but be noticed in all sections of the city. Signs were prepared for 300 to engage in each parade, and each time practically every sign was in use, not to men­tion the great number of automobiles, sound cars, etc., which carried both large and small signs.

1l1he Kansas City company has been operat­ing a sound car throughout Kansas City for a year, and \vhen we began this operation the cap­tain of police informed us that (despite an ordi­nance) the police were not picking up operators of sound cars unless special complaints were received regarding the individua! cars, and that we need not be afraid of being molested. This information was given sound-car operato:r;-s that came to the Kansas City territory.

rrwenty-five sound cars arrived for the con­vention, and these sound cars were operated in such a manner that each one of them went throughout the principal sections of Kansas City, Mo.~ Kansas City, Kans., North Kansas City, and Independence, Mo. It was so arranged that no two cars would be in danger of oper­ating together throughout any section. All cars were busy pretty much of the day Friday and about two hours and a half on Saturday, when \Ve received a telephone call from two witnesses who were operating the Kansas City sound car, stating that they had been taken into police headquarters and booked for the breaking of the ordinance.

The chairman of the convention and the Kan­sas City company servant immediately went to police headquarters to interview the chief. He was most indignant, wanting to know where we ever received any authority for the violation of a city ordinance-, and. that he would certainly show us whether or not we could break the ordi­nances of the city and get away with it. rrhis statement was made in the face of the fact that dozens of sound cars advertising tobacco and cigars, baseball games, picture show bank nights, beer signs, and the like, are operating constantly throughout the city streets and are played con­siderably louder than any of the cars that at­tended the convention.

Chief Coffey iI1formed us that the men were put in jail under $100 bond and the case was to come up Monday morning, Under no con-

sideration ·would he receive a property bond. He was most indignant and said that if we didn't get all our sound cars off the street at once he would order them all picked up. We assured him that in the face of the ordinance and his attitude, we would send out notice to the cars and have them repOTt back to the con­vention headquartern at once, and he -replied to the statement, "Well, you had better hurry up."

Upon leaving the chief's office_, we ·went at once to the telephone, and while we were calling convention headquarters 'iYe overheard the chief giving instruction that all police cars on the

· str.eets should be notified to pick up and bring in everv one of the sound cars of Jehovah's witness~s. This resulted in their picking up eight cars and nine \Vitnesses. Every one of them was put under a $100 bond. A local busi­nessman \Vas notified of the action of the police department, and shortly after talking to him a trip was made to the police headquarters by two witnesses who found the chief of police in a very amiable mood. He had reduced the bonds to $25 each and was hoping to get the cash because he didn't like to have to hold them over Sunday.

In checking up on the cars that had been picked up, we found that not only were there six cars picked up following the picking up of the Kansas City caF, but one of the cars that was sent out with a of witnesses to no-tify the rest of the cars to come in 'vas itself picked up and taken in. The police came out to the convention hall and ordered that the sound cars parked around the hall should be taken down to the station at once. This, of course, would be a direct violation of the law, because they were not operating. Of the eight cars picked up, only hvo were actually operat­ing their sound equipment at the time the police took them in.

In order to release the arrested \vitnesses for the convention, cash bond was posted for them and on Sundav the sound cars were directed to drive with their signs throughout the city. The Kansas City 8tar of Monday morning re­ported that one of the cars passed by the home of Mr. McElroy, the city manager, who imme­diately called police headquarters and gave inm structions that these cars should be spotted and if they let out a sound they should be taken into police headquartcn; at once. As a result of this order, a number of the sound cars enjoyed a police escort about the city.

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Monday morning, the nine witnesses came to trial and five were fined $10 each.

They tried practically everything on the dock­et before they took up the sound car cases, About 9: 00 o'clock a photographer came in; about 9 : 30 a second photographer walked in; and close to 11: 00 o'clock a third photographer walked in. All of these three men seemed to know ·what they were waiting for, and as soon as the case of the Kansas City company of J eho­vah's 1vitnesses was called, these men were right on their toes 1;1nd shortly began taking pictures.

Strange to say, for several hours since ·the fining of the witnesses for pperating the sound cars there has not been heard on the streets of Kansas City any kind of sound car; and usually there are a great many.

Little Rock, Arko Catholic Action put Jehovah's 'vitnesses out

of the noisy Agricultural Building into the ideal Community Building, The American Legion refused to join the Knights of Columbus in their dirty work \vith the city council, and the Knights had to be their own chambermaids for the harlot of Isaiah 23,

At the last minute the "Church of Christ" picked out one of their number who could write (after a fashion), and he signed the brotherly letter referred to below. There is Rome reason to believe that the letter was written by the minister, and that Brewer was selected to sign it because he could do so without merelv mak­ing an "X". The intelligence of the niinister is disclosed in the manner in which the letter is typed }.lerely a little off in his spelling of "bap-

Little Rock's baptismal location. Beautiful, isn't it?

tising", "notis" and "arangements", he is alto"." gether askew in punctuation, but Brewer and the rest of the :flock like it that way best.

Little Rock. ls this one of the dogs that ate Jezebel?

Ejected from the church, the convention held its baptisms in a paradise. But ao or 40 immer­sions had been anticipated. Opposition raised. the number to 7·0, and finally to 73. At the park where the immersions were actually held a large truck was draped with comforts and blankets and served as a dressing room for the sisters. The brothers went out to the "brush" and dressed. Baptismal robes were of every sort, bathing suits, nighties, pajamas, and in some instances brothers vvere baptized in the only shirt and pants they had. None were embar­rassed, not even the timid, in the doing of God's will.

The six "sandwich" parades, including the parade of Tilli the dog (guided by her little mistress) attracted much attention. The news­papers were far above the general level. The result was a great witness to God's name. It is estimated that not less than 2,000 heard the greatest witness to God's kingdom, and the most fearless denunciation of His enemies ever given in the earth.

One sound-car operator was taken in, and on the way to the station heard the message com­ing in on radios and filling stations all the way to town. Little Rock was not one of the greatest conventions in numbers, but in blessings from on high it was near the top.

Los Angeles, Calif~ For three weeks prior to the convention two

sound trailers, equipped with large panels ad­vertising the lecture "F ACB TllE FACTS'\ com bed the city. Special invitations were sent to 3,338 people of goo,l will, the Chamber of Commerce rnailing 750 of these to points outside of Los AngeleR; and 375,000 handbills were distributed,

"Sandwich sign" paraders stormed the city,.

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and ·were in progress r.Alni-l,-,,,,,-,·n

ing -ers 'ivere the business sectjon, .An in a section stopped one and esrortcd them haH a block to a caH There he asked his officer what he should cannot do is uneonsti-

officer 'iYaved his hand to a "God bless you alL"

'!'he Trinity Auditorium, Los Angeles, It was packed.

One irate woman shook her finger at a pa-rader and "Don3t know .Judge Ruth-erford was in jail years for murder?'' 'rhe poor vrnman confused with the old that blessed }[ussolini's murders

and Franco's murders in Spain. newspapers throughout California ·were

with news of the and many of them carried the readerso

attention was paid to the will to attend the lec-auditoriurn vrns filled to ove:r-

The was clear and distinct, and as the audience listened to the rnessage dealing with the .J onadahs and their

in the Kingdom,. tears of The common ~'-''"""'m

the to be was, 'I surely know nmv .. where I ,. ::M:anv ;vere lward to say, 'I I have been ., be-cause I have, not in thf>. but from now on my devoted to Jehovah in the ·· of the messageo'

Vatican vent the

Min:neapolis9 Mi:n:n~

anarchists did their best to p:re­convention held in the Lyceum

Minneapolis used streetcar advertising, insidt~ and outside

Theatre, Minneapolis, September 9-11; but all to no avail. T\venty-two "sandwich" parades, 1,500 personal letters to the interested, hun­dreds of automobile streamers tens of thou­sands of handbil1s, street-car a'avertising, bill­boards and placards made the lecture "FACE THE P~4..CTS" the talk of the Twin Cities. Stom­ach trouble of the nursemaids of the Hierarchv (the newspapers) made it impossible for thern to do anything to assist in the good work. Most people realize that the nffiNspapers have had their day. Anyway1 they have.

A woman called a.t the Iris caf e prior to the convention stating that she represented 25,000 Catholic women (Hmv they do love to strut that silly line ! ) and that if the Iris ca.fe did not take .Judge Hutherford's sign out of the ;vindow thev would bovcott the cafe. The Iris

the ~ in the ,;indow and Sunday was one of its

A :man up Lyceum management to tell them ,Judge Rutherford had been kicked off of every radio station in the country, and was told that over 100 radio stations would carry the Sunday broadcast He gulped a gulp,

A woman called and said her Arch Bish Hop had done his best to keep ;Tudge Rutherford from saying anything by radio or otherwise in the 1\vin Cities, and, besides, she represented 50,000 Catholic women. (Every time this lie is told the figures double automatically.) She was told it was just too bad but there was no way out of it. Then she suggested force .• but was saddened that this was not possible, as the speaker would he some 5.000 miles away, She thought it 'just too bad that Catholics had to

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put up advertising signs in the streetcars and theaters and bring in the talk by telephone. They should get together and do something, law or no lavv'. She was commiserated, and heaved ·with the heaYes.

A man called up and advised that the audi­torium be overheated so as to make it unusable. He sorrowed ·with a sorrow and moaned aloud.

These telephone calls 1mt ,Jehovah's witnesses on their mettle and a thorough system of guards and patrols was installed which the Arch Bish Hop's anarchists at bay.

Two friendly cops at the Lyceum stated that if anybody started he would the works.

Every available seat was taken, 'vith manv standhig in the overflow · and in Hie first-floor lobbv. The music All is quiet! The main auditorium is lighted. En-tirely ,across the stage the ..__,beautiful curtains of royal color form a magnificent backg1·ound for the silver letters, in-visibly suspended: not afraid: the battle is God's:' The aimouncemcnt from London! Hearts trip ! The facts are ! Near­ly 3,000 are facing thern 'vith . The Hier­archy hypocrites arc made to their death warrant! Their hearts for a moment-the earnest of their portion.

New Orleans, La. It was apparent from the beginning of the

convention two months ago that "Official New that lar pa.rt of the Roman rules over New having a convention Templen, one of the buildings in the arrnngements did not for very the influence of a certain ''foreign known to .Jehovah's 1,vitnesses against the rrhen Scottish .Masonic Temple was but the same was repeated. Remy the tarv o:f Masonic Lodi:res in ...... vu.ucnu,,,i.,,,

instrumental in both of these tract.

The search for and the wrestling appeared that hut when. on lin, of Peter ~fodlin,

Coliseum. was check in final n•.>>'>YlOY"I

seu1n, )fr. refu::-:ed to that he had to confer

before he cou] d mission to use the asslued us that he any tllTeats rnade hut that he wanted to hear all before he accepted final It now <HJ1.1c1:u.o that he was serv-

as a faithful tool his "church", but at the time evidence of being inter-ested i~!1 our Coliseum.

So confident 'irere·fhe i.Yitnesses that we ·would have the use of the Coliseum that worked from about UAAUAAA,..,>•u


·witnesses were and the v ~u .. u~u . .v;o..

stated that he orders that no one -vrns to enter the ,,u.1u..u .. c ... """'

ther notice ·was Nine o'clock came and still

we were unable to .J udlin · so the i,yo.rkers ·were sent into the :field from meet-·

hall of the local of Jehovah's wit-and instructed back to the

hall one o'clock for further .Judlin in "conference" fathers') until about and then his attor-nev notified ouT on this

~ Mr. J udlin had received a letter architect's office the

him not to rent cou] d he made.

stated that Mr . .Jndlin if wouldn't

was to meet us at the Coli.seurn and it np us.

:N'jcc "\n1rk ! took then1 all morning to fig-ure m1t bow to free :I\f r . .J udlin of liability, and dose tlw hall to us, but really

of it Of course, the 'vere

as it YrnR men to go

and took even to

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were sent to look for another ha1l, and suc­ceeded in the W.O.W. hall for :Friday afternoon and evening, and tentative arrange­ments \Vere made to use this hall for Saturday .and but these anangements later foll through. the first session of the convention was - somewhat late. but 'lvas attended hy about 150. ·

---~·~~~~,.,_, ... the didn't find out where cur meeting place was in time to there for the afternoon but came in all their

to the even brought truck for towing when he learned

of the asked for an­

because "This is his crowd·''. Apparently

-was .--.. .... ,,.,-111"' for the officers came in large numbers. was the fact that one of the officers to talk to Judge Hutherford in person.

One McK amara, a police lieutenant who seemed to be more or less in charge of the

told one of the witnesses that made any statement which he

construed as an on ~•+~,~--~·- to incite others

he the arrest of the

is known to him, 1\Ic-mn st ashamed as he sat

through the exposition of Isaiah GO: 17, which had been for the conyentioncrs for that session.

It became that we hall for the sessions of

witnesses were again to hunt for an Jehovah

blesRed their efforts ; for found of the Order of Druids sitting


'1''"n'+ with thenl

,,,.,..,,,,.,....,," and Sun-

lines. So a wave radio was instalied in tbe

Hutherford's talk: way. very

of the talk coming in so that it could be under­stood perfectly.

The chairman of the convention, and the as-sistant \Yere called into the confer-ence vvith · the and the representative of the Druids' organization and -informed by l\lc­N amara~ of the department, that they didn't vrnnt .Jehovah's witnesses to have a con­vention in ~ ew Orleans and that thev would cause cancellation of the lease on any building that we could obtain. When asked for a reason for their that refused to

·were not there Thus the lease

home \Vas canceled. arrangements the city, and

"'.,.,'"""·1 •M•rl for about was out­


out TWO

ete. 'rhev out and tried to he~ and

make her lm·ak her contract with us. but she re1use<l to do so, and insiste<l that we be ted to hold our. there.

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Then :McNamara appeared on the scene, and announced that as soon as the program started the police would cut the wires, and he gave orders to his men to shoot anyone who attempted to do anything about it. Then addressing the assembled crowd, he said, "I sincerely hope that we don't have any bloodshed here this after­noon," As soon as ·the first sound came through the speakers :NicN amara cut the main telephone line, and his men rnached for their guns, and perhaps were disappointed that they did not get to use them; but, after all, this \Vas an assembly of Christian people and, since it was pouring rain and the shelter ·was very meager, the meet­ing \Vas dismissed.

Oakland, Califs Perfect obedience to instructions made per­

fect co-ordination of all departments at Oak­land, and the greatest witness. On Saturday and Sunday 115 cars brought 430 people to the auditorium, including aged, blind and poor who expressed utmost appreciation of this service to the Lord. In one instance a party of five called up 45 minutes before the lecture, ex­pressing their disappointment that the car driver assigned to pick .. them up had not appeared. Another driver vvas there in jig time, and their

of appreciation were really touching.

Oakland. Main entranee to the eafeteria: only a block avrny from the l\fonidpal Auditorium. Here ,Jehovah's \Vitnesses served three meals a day to the publishers.

A young priest, who had read and enjoyed Light One and Two was present at the public lecture on "FACE THE FACTS". 1\fonday morn­ing he came to the witness who had helped him

Oakland "sandwich sign" parade a mile long

to get a start in .present truth, and said: "I have come to say goodbye. My heavenly ]father knows my heart. I never wanted to be a priest. :My parents insisted that I be one. I am going away,. leaving a letter of resignation for the bishop. You know the church, ·what it means if they find me. So I will disappear~somewhere."

Omaha, Nebrs

At Omaha Jehovah's witnesses have the back­ing of the wealthiest livestock owner (Psalm 50: 10) and are privileged to draw on his ac­count at any time; so they borrowed $325 to finance the convention and, when an bills were paid, had $100 left over toward defraying line expenses.

'fhev had to use an auditorium that was built while acoustics was in its infancy, but got the best results out of it ever obtained beneath its roof.

The chamber of commerce, after a prelim­inary cordial welcome. suddenlv recalled their llfoa.bite ancestry and expresRed~ a desire to see Watch ':rower literature, so that they could sub­mit it to the inhabitants of Mount Scir for cen­sorship. Told where they could go, they 'I.vent. Before going they feebly said that they just could not get the Omaha papers to give the convention any publicity, but they would try, which meant that they would tip the papers off to be quiet. For the most part the papers meekly submitted to the hobnailed shoes rest­ing upon their windpipes. They hardly cheeped.

Arrangements were made to advertise "F AdE

THE FACTS" on front and rear of 210 streetcars and buses, but when the general manager of the streetcar system found some wholesome truths might be told about the Roman Hier­archy, he folded up like a punctured accordeon.

The Ron:um Catholic mayor of have been oh so glad to grant a te1np,orilt.rV mit for operation of sound cars, but 1us't C<)u!id1t't

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and little discriminating that no

be made rn•r\"1-.n01-

for immersion .... u''"·'-' ... l·<&U.LD of Mount

served them-

pu.U.JV.llvU men-i:mrnoneJ['S and would

romns to witnesses. A Cath-olic lumber dealer vrns so eager to be mean that he wanted more 1ent for a of lumber than it could be bought for else·where.

Five minutes before came in from London the announced that static was so could not be made; but in the next five minutes conditi011s so that the entire lecture came.,.,."""'"'~"' c1Par as a bell. Auditorium officials said had never, in all their born move so as the

Police ·were and efficient. The peo-from "'ivhom and sil vcrware. were

rented stated that had never before received their stock back so and undamaged.

PhHadelpbfa, Pa. 'The and Municipal Audi-

torium was used to the Philadelphia


even here Catholic Action showed AA.'"'''-"''''""'"'''i" face when tvrn cops came

"y"'""""TI"" and ·wahtetl to knmv if a v•.1cuJ. . .!.JlLU. fo:r this "affair". They

itself had leased .UULHi ...... p, of this Christian

asked if they had

arm and ''°'''"''''""rl While the

cop at the corner of streets used 'vhich is against the la·w in the Staie of and wanted to know of

A citizen was so in using pro-

fanity, and subsequently arresting the witness, that he voluntarilv offered his name and address in case the need~ arose. But it did not arise: at the the witness was not

One cop detailed for duty at the convention "'\Ye had reports about you people, but

yom~ actions belie those reports." Another one said, "I don't kno1-v what it is all about, but I do know that is a racket."

Philadelphia. The. Municipal Auditorium. Nearly 7,000 were in here to hear "Face the .l!~acts",

'I1he Philadelphia papers showed their meek submission to Cardinal Dougherty by remaining silent as the tomb about one of the most widely advertised conventions ever held in the "City of Brotherly Love". "Sandwich" paraders were in such profusion everywhern that they could not be overlooked, but the newspapers with the Hierarchy's hook in their jaws dared not speak; and nobody cared whether did or not. A dog that cannot bark is not worth its feed.

''Everything went oYer swell. You would have thought it was a local station. They cer­tainly got the breaks on the radio!" Tony, con­

. hol-hoard man back-stage_, was telephoning a on reception of "FACE THE FACTS". He

There in the operator's protective through the loudspeaker of the control one heard word of Judge Ruther-

a couple of periods of , .... u_,,_.,,,.._,.,,,, ...... u. of volume occasionally.

stage depth behind the curtains

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was filled with sound. Out in front 24 loud­speakers flooded the tremendous 6,839 sat by the words Several times broke out applause, even \vhen the London audience ·was not heard to They roared out their endorsement of Resolut1on, and unabashed rose and amenned their of what Judge Rutherford said of Hierarchy and allies. So moved, so irnJJressed, were that on departing the public took 1,150 of the ne'\v booklet 1Varnin,q as offered ers. besides additional 11·0 ·,,,...-hn· 0

book-display in the offerings dropped while boxes, and, totaling appreciation.

At a : 58 p.m., while the London chafrrnan was making his closing sudden-ly, without warning the went out in the operator's cage. A snap on the system told the that the public-address system was now opera ting on an emergency circuit. A circuit breaker or renevvab]e fuse had come loose, broke the extinguished the lights, and threw on an emergency -circuit,

This was the first time such a failure ever some occurred on the Convention Hall sound ment since its bv the ocratic Party, when l.ise of the Hall for their convention and re-nominated Deficit. that pos-sibly the Republicans work'J and cut the politi-cal

witnesses er, the first ones to the vision of the New

During the speech one Catholic lady inside held up a crucifix on the whole hour, apparenUy in or as a charm against the effect of Hutherford's words.

Shortly before a p.m. a group of about 150 . Catholics massed across the street before Con­vention Hall. Observers did not knmv their identity or what form of Catholic Action planned. Some Catholics entered the ,+,.,.-•• ,,, . ..,,,

pockets with "Father" Felix's litera-ture. After THE .FACTS" they came out and distributed it outdoors to the

Some o:f Jehovah's w11messes, torium improperly overlooked the Bible : al will take to my ·ways, that I sin not with my

·who hrarrl ''Relief' to know Rutherfonl did not come out in the

He heard

Pittsburgh? Pa. to this convention

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The last heard was that they were still looking for Hessler. Saturday afternoon the American Legion took the law ~ini.Ktheir own hands and pulled down this sign themselves. Anarchists I

The convention was advertised very thoroughly -:300,000 leaflets distributed, 25 liig'hlvay signs, 300 in "sanchvich sign" parndes Friday, Satur-

and Sunday, and an automobile of

l'ittsbul'gh. 225 automobiles doing ad.n~rtising

22£5 cars on a ten-:mile route under police es­cort. careful numeuvering the witnesses were ._,,_,_(!,,.,.._..__'-'- to a for this but ap-parently desired a more extensive pa-rade. To have the whole parade pass a given

took about ao to 3.5 minutes" In the busv section of the city this interfered ·with traffi~ considerablv. ,,,iis a result officials took it upon th~mselves to. the parade while going the business to let traffic thrnugh. each break the parade got lost, could ·not find the ones that had gone on ahead, and the result \Vas four varying in size from 25 to 100 cars through different sections of the on these cars were uniform and made a splendid witness.

The custodian of the said, "These peop1e are clean inside and out."

An observer of the downtmvn automobile pa-rade vrns heard to "This is the greatest advertising in Pitts-burgh."

rrhe attendance at the .Ult:;t:;L,JlU<:'.i'.:l

r:rhere \Vere 1,800 out fOT talk and Of these 500 of whom ·were

hack and automobiles. This arrangement.

A very effective display of. the literature was set up in. the lobby, and a large sign containing the year's text was made to go across the front of the stage. ·

Sound. The auditorium's sound equipmen~ excellent. It was for the audience,

of to hear clearly rh,,,+,~'""''Y• was uttered. rrhe

reception excellent


but this in no wise interfered which vrns clear and nr.·nu,-.. -F,,

for the first six line that ·were a little These were eliminated. At both ui'~'"'''-'-'"''~ Rutherford could be heard as as he had been from the platform of the local

Quite a ne:rcent~ure of the public in attend­ance


All of them. without ex­,J udge Hutherford's addTess

.._,.._,,__'"', u ....... '·'--'"- in everything of col-


At the condusion of lie talk the away free to anv who wanted it, and contribution boxes were' distributed ov~r· the for anv who wanted to contribute. The confrihution:s amounted to book­let; 1,200

~!'here were GS this convention. A for the use of the trailer camp in

one exclusive was<t The was ideal and witnesses there \Vere ·well satisfied.

Ro,_.cheste:r, N. Y. Rochester's "'"'''"t-""t-

about the See the next "'"'J'"'"-'H" out

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and made it tlie talk of the whole city. floa.t, the· silk screen signs on autos, tlie "sandwich sign" paraders, and six sound

cars helped the Roman Hierarchy to make a huge success of the convention.

1n the effort to make it appear that the Hier­the American Legion and the D.A.R

- and for that reason Rochester not have a convention of .Jelmn1Hs 'lvitnesses anywhere in the , the across h1s must have

than else in his career.

Rooms were all auditoriums \Vere .u:·;i.u::i1eu, the witnesses to meet in three

and were to inconven-eourt order the best audi-

to them all citv knc1v about and ·was

it. and. in western ~cw York ihe Hierarchy got ~ black eye that will never be


ministers offered their churches their best wishes. World "\Y ar

their indignation at by the drafted

within miles of the A long in

because of the direct favor to His had received more in the three of the convention than in all the rest of life together.

As ""E'ACE THE FACTS" came to the conven-tioncrs and to the assernbled in the Con-vention Hall many were moved to tears of joy.

In the back of Convention on the next to the car was

across the and inci­

of St.

"~~~,,-1-~.-I ·with its four horns rh,v,~·!-"r-1

and ihe on the other the Catholic

most of the \Vas on of "FACE THE FACTS".

in uniform to "FACE THE

seated in an automobile

most of the FACTS" while

underneath the horns of the sound car. An

him to the sound car lecture he that he

is in harmonv with the literature. ,;

the come of the across the

. way. rrhey were in their shirt sleeves and struck

Close up of un actual immersion. Hochester convention

out toward the sound earJ 'Yhen


their sleeves

to Commissioner the Hierarchy in

and himself a most rabid anrf un­opposer of Jehovah's ·witnesses and

THE F ~4..C'l'S".

an earful as he sat on the acrosR the street from the

to the lecture "FACE

A witness parked his car near· a Catholic as \Yas his right. The telephoned

wlwreu1Jon the stated witness was within his and did

not have to move. This backbone of the ehief was so nmch by the witness that he moved anyvrnv.

On · an.accordeon band of entertained the entire c•u.un,Ln,,,

without to the lecture. of ·was the best

service eyer received in Rochester, though the test prograrn, two minutes before the talk started, \Yas n~ry poor .

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Bishop Regrets Publicity Over Cult Meeting

Early this week, ]ehova.'s Wit~ :nesses leased Convention Hall for a conv·ention. Protest was made by the l.?,ev. John Randall. director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, who claimed the gr.oup fosters re~ ligious strife. Commerce Com~ missioner MacFa:rlin ordered thi! lease can.celled on the ground the group plarmed to use the

.ball for purposes other than those stated when the lease was


Supreme C o u rt Justice J o h n Van Voorhis today crdered the eity to permit the 'Vatch Tower Bible & Tract Sof iety to use Convention Han for meetings today .arrd tomorrow.

Justice . Van Voorhis ruled the city's contention, that the lease provided for a "Ch:ristian conven~ Uon" and that the society's adver~ Using was for a mass meeting, had :not been sustained. He said. Urn

Th e ]:[ESSEN a ER

word ···convention" wa~ :broad In their attempts to suppress the en'o.ugh to cover such a ns truth, certain .selfish interests (!l~ tlm society 'Planned. sort to un-American deeds and

practices. Such was recently marii-Bishop James E, Kearney regrets f.ested in our cornn:mnity.

th~ "unfortunate pulilicity" Which Jehovah's Witnesses do not. followed efforts of the Rev, John "preach, a. gospel_ or religious Randall, director of the Catholic hatred," as a spokesman of the

Catholic Diocese ·of Rochester re-Society for the Propagation of cently s'tated, Faith, to prevent Jehovah'.s Wit,.. Thus he seeks to belie Jehovah's nesse2 from .me-CtiU¥ in CH;1-owned Witnesses and the work they are Convention Halt commanded to perform. (See Matt,.

The leader of the Rochester 24 :14, and Isa. 43: 10-12.) '!'hose who seek truth today ap~

Catholic I;>iocese voiced his regret preciate this work, for they desire yesterday at the dedication of the to know what .Jehovah God is new St, Charles Borromeo School, going to do about thi's crisis on 3003 Dewey, repladng the structure earth at the present time, the like. destroyed by flre last April of which has never be~n· encount-

In his address Bishop Kearney ered by humanki.nd, <Isa, 61:1, !U· deplored the "unfortunate publicity about those who have come into "Jehovah's w i t·n es se s" went our city to preach a gospel of re~ their .several ways fiap!UlY today, ligious hatred." ,

EADERS FORUM Letters to The Times-Union

C 0 • • B i Many of us only know Judge nt1c1zes an I Rutherford 118 a. :radio sp~aker, and

Eaitur, Tll~ Tlm11s~Vido112 not particularly interested in ROCHESTER seems to be goin~ I him and his Jehovah's Witnesses;

Jersey City and Mayor Haig but I believe they are a sh:u:ierely one better, when it refuses an hon- religious group and have a right .to orable citizen and a former judge be heard. The attitude of the city the right to speak at Convention government wm be re~~mted by Hall, If this is any criterion, the thou.sands ~f Rochestena.ns who country seems to be going fascist have a keener sense of freedom. much faster than most of us even Rochester, PLEBEIAN, dare to think of.

Bishop No Lika di.a Light

It is said that the doers of evil hate the light and come not to it ''lest their evil deeds be dis­covered. ( .T ohn a : 20) When Bishop Kearney and the self-designated "Reverend" .John Ran­dall butted in ,dth their un-American tactics on the Rochester convention they had much light turned on them. Ko wonder the bishop regrets the "unfortunate . It was so very un­fortunate for them, dragging them out in the open, exposing their inward corruption to vimv, taking off the veil of hypocritical and showing them up to all as rrig:ntertea ra1~Ke~te1~rs

deplore the "unfortunate connected with it. Ii would have better for the bishop if the had been done in the woodshed, where wails would have been muffied, and no one vvould have been the wiser. But handing it to them out in the open is not in accordance with their code of spiritual progress and their wails have grown louder and louder the "unfortunate pub-licity" deplored with

Next time, Bishop, had better stav in yom· in after vou ... And be assured that even there Jehovah'~ Executioner will locate you: "Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take

trying to dictate what can Rochester. No one likes to he spanked, and it is especially embarrassing to be spanked where all may see and hear. The and the rev-erend received spanking from the saw and heard about and therefore they do so deeply

them; though climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them and though they hide

·themselves in the I \Vil l search and take them out "-Amos 9: 2, a.

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Tacomaj Wash. Badly frightened the Hierarchy, the Ta-

coma chamber of commerce and newspapers washed their hands of .Jehovah's ·witnesses as Pilate did. rracorna is ;35 miles from Shaughnessy of Seattle. the Tacoma Ma-sons and Y.M.C.A. and Odd showed themscl ves real Americans and not do enough to make .Jehovah's witnesseR feel at home in their magnificent Pellowship HaH, which was packed to to hear two of the most remarkable ever in the world. rrhe chamber of commerce missed a blessing; the l\Iasons and Odd Fellows listened to the lectmes, and liked thenL

Starting out on one of Tacoma's "sandwich" parades

When fifty "sandwich trolled the business section one chant thought he was ious countenance beamed he read "FACE THE FAC'l'S".

man asked one of the get a bunch of in this manner

streets of rracoma ?" He \Vas ans\vered that it iR earth's honor to get a chance to do something honor the name of the Most High God in a ·world ,vhere it has been so dishonored bv the racket commonly known as How strange the strange work !

Automobile signs advertising Tacoma convention

Friday morning each car driver had an am-bition to locate one person of 'Will that he bring to hear Rutherford's lectures Saturdav and Sundav. On these ears brought in over " and on Sunday over 200 fine of will. The Seattle convention so interest in that citv that a bus was chartered to bring 42 such pei-sons to Tacoma, where thev stayed all Sun-

many participati;ng i~ all· the of day.

In o~ne load taken out in the \vork \rere three that had never been out in the service previously.

:uasonic Temple filled to its capaci.ty. Tacoma

U,UUA,.,,,HA. as a age were shocked at the tlling, so came out, in a drinking

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muttering prayers to Dagon, the god of the Philistines.

rrhere was no opposition in Tacoma.

Washington, D. Co At Alexandria, Va. 1 two nuns were overtaken

by a "sand,,·ich" parade, andi unknmvn to them­selves, led it for several blocks. When they tum~ bled to what was behind them they darted off do-wn a side street. But something· worse than that is after them.

H.irehie Coliseum, m;;ell tJ;r \Vashington, D. C., conn•nriorwrs

Near the Catholic University was a parade of cars with the idea imported from London, spread all over the rear., that "Religion is a snare and a racket". You should have seen the faces of the young priests when they saw this truth blazoned in front of them.

On the next to the last night of the great feast a witness was driving home with this sign on her car. She was forced to the side of the road, compelled to stop, and told she must remove the sign or be arrested. She talked the cop to a standstill and he promised to listen to the lecture, ":F_l\CE THE FACTS."

Application was made to the police inspector to have a parade in the District of Columbia. When the Tequest was refused it was taken over his head to the Corporntion counsel, who stated there is no law against such a parade to adver-tise a lecture. The then gave the per-mit and a police Three car parades ·were held in Washington on and one on Sunday morning, one in Baltimore SaturdayJ and one in Annapolis Sunday. The police es-cort, in front of the statement that "Religion is a snare and a , was a burly red-haired Irishman, who seemed re­lieved when the parade was over.

Newspapers played dead. Despite the fact that the audiforium was in ~faryland, 1,400

persons attended the public lecture. The deaf and those needing transportation were specially cared for. A pioneer lost her husband and the Lost and Found department located him, but it fell dO\vn badly on an appeal for a safety pin. \Vashington people were glad to have Jehovah's witnesses as guests, often at no cost. The con­ventioners went home greatly refreshed and their hearts filled with gratitude to Jehovah for the feast He provided for them, and with renewed determination to put forth even greater efforts to proclaim .Jehovah's kingdom.

A fe\v ot the 1,818 immersed in the United Stutes on September 11

Canada Toronto

Toronto, meaning in the Huron Indian tongue "place of meeting'', great port on the northwest shore of Lake Ontario, witnessed an amazing assembly of Jehovah's witnesses. They came from GOO miles north out of the wilder sections of Ontario, from the priest-ridden province of Quebec, and from the Maritime Provinces a thousand miles away on the Atlantic. Grateful that the Lord had brought them together from such distances to the honor of His name, in­tensive effort was forth to torment the ene­my and afford opportunity to the righteous to find the Lord's for their safety. Al­though hundreds engaged in such details as cafe­teria operation, wherein meals were pro­vided9 and in the printing and manufacture of signs, and the unnumbered duties of taking care of the needs of several thousand delegates and more thousands of the interested public, besides these activities witnesses report-ed field service. Great was required to achieve the hours the door-to-door offer of as most bf the time \ms re~

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Toronto introduces a nevr method of advertising

quired in advertising "FACE TJ-Ig FACTS", for which the Leaf Gardens, with a capacity of 16,000, been secured. rl1his event \YaS

scheduled.for a time when the National Exhibi~ tion vvas at the fair grounds, which ·was an reason for · audience of upvrnrd of ten thousand heard the voice from across the sea speaking words from the Bverlasting :Father.

But the greater reason for this enormous was the Lord's on a deter-

voluminous advertising states: "Newspapers were

for the advertising witnesses." Let the

take note of how their 'L.'u.uu•u..La .. u ·cousins attacked this : Two thousand placards \Vere of which were

in the business district : as large as rn feet ' announcements; signs in the · of "Co3rn To", "MAPI ... E LEAF SeNDAY, SEPT. 11, 3 P.::n.," "'YHY ?" ''HEAR ,JUDGE RUTHERFORD," and "FACE 'l'H .. E " with the backs in the reverse order, to catch eye of the peo-

hath ways · were rigged with "FACE THE


Toronto bab~· carriages put to another good use

Besides the ten thousand to eleven thousand people ~vho listened to tl1e great exposure, ;'_FACE THE :FACTS," the witnesses learned that stations \VGR, Buffalo, and W.JR, Detroit, would carry the talk, both of which stations can be heard all over Ontario, and these stations v,·cre given wide publicity. In rro­ronto did a whacking-good job of of the particular job at hand, and henceforth God's people take the m this ·warfare.

Ottawa Ottawa. of the Dominion of Canada,

was a scene a fierce scrap ·with the Wlii]e in the of Ontario, it Catholic strongho1d of in Spain, the Hierarchy guise of Cornrnunisni. No zation on has on the of the British, and American ernments to nourish a snake that will the host \Vhich money, protection, tolerance, in the manner in which the Homan Catholic Hierarchv has done this. In lands where there was once freedom for all have been

to rear a cobra that a-\vaits sufficient strength to kill its benefactors. Some who ask, ''\Yh~t can do if are in con-trol?" have official in-

who to are different, torture are found useful H"m'c'.<V.LU.U

where the

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control the use of organized mobs .to break up peaceful meetings is a procedure ; of ·which latter praetice Ottawa "\Vas recently treat­ed to a disgraceful example.

For marry years the friends in Ottawa have made progreS's under much difficulty because the pope's hirelings have ensconced themselves about the seat of the government with a vie\V to getting in their death-gTip. Consequently ten­sion was high when a small ne·wspaper account :informed the capital that .Jehovah's witnesses were coming. "Undoubtedly, that notice stirred the Hierarchy here to quick sayR the However, the brnadcast of -vvas received ;:lU\.Ax'""lu.u

even though effort been rnade to cancel lease of the Coliseum. Uegarding this and as an example of attention to dom interests, the is noted: An ex-ceedi:ngl y alert witness took the afternoon lecture in shorthandJ transcribed it and trans·­lated it into French, to be delivered that eve­n}ng to 1nany who had formerly been Catholics and understood only French.

Although the Hierarchy iri'tcrfe:red with the of the sound truck and hood-

lums to tear up and thev seemed to mass their chief attack on the pul)lic meeting Sunday. This was their scheme throughout the ·whole world, but it was more

more arrogantly bragged and found more ·willing tools in the

· N cw Orlea1~-s, than ~,."'·'v'·"'"'"' the air brooded

pened ten minutes of ''FACE Tfffl FACTS",

o'clock. At this the account senger reporter quoted:

"Rumor had it that the St Patrick's College boys \Vere primed to wreck the meeting ; others, that an Eastview French gang were involved.

Ottawa. All l'yes were turned to,vard the Coliseum door and sound car when rioters \Vere acting.

'If that permitted to go on, thel'.e iS ' said a radio preacher. Another later from a boy in the gang, was to the effect that the Roman Catholic church* knew o~ the ?~oadcast and \~as ~aking ~teps in the varrnus cities for it \W

Ottawa. Three signs out of a dozen destroyed by rioters

''About 2: 50 an some 25 from deter-

bu t not back of the Coli:;eum for a few then. in response to a moved to the nearest plat-form. The advised an usher to tele-phone for six officers. Another convention servant wa.s to send as manv huskv

to the troublesome section as })ossible. done ancl. the bovs

done. friends to take photos

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"When the hroadeast Cath-olic-Fascists their feet, moved around, and it a mass attack on the platform and sound equipment was imminent. A detachment of conventioners \Vas sent from underneath the platform, the chairman, and the realized they were out-

and passed the

hventv sticks cut for sif,111s, outside. Evi­dently they retreated a block away, held fur­ther conference, and returned. Memnvhile dele­gates outside formed a wall in front of the sound car which ~was broadcasting the speech at the street entrance, and headed off an in­tended attack on it. Hard green tomatoes were thrmvn by the rioters, hitting two and another ·witness had his scalp cut open, while one was beaten over the head \vith a stick. A woman, a stranger to the had a stick brandished within a foot of her and al-most -fainted."

In the meantime, where were the police? If the call had been to arrest a poor drunk trying futilely to forget his ::;orrows they would have already pounced; but ·when it came to exhibiting some :real manhood preserving law and order in the face of such a strong vio­lator as the Catholic-Fascists they preferred to break their oath to the people. "\Vhy? It might prove dangerous to act like men. rrhe account continues to the disgrace of the coun­hy of the Royal Northwest Mounted !

"The police seemed only to come finally in response to several callso We are ·wondering whether the Catholic desk sergeant purposely neglected his . rrhe calls were put in be-fore three o'clock, and one policeman had arrived almost an hour ; then, before the other police who straggled in had restrained the mobsters, the meeting \Vas over. The chair­man asked for the arrest of the ringleaders, but two policemen refused! Thereupon we asked the police at least to secure their names for identification purposes.

"After the gang had returned three times to the Coliseum in ever-increasing numbers, some fourteen of them ~were taken to the police station; their names and addresses were taken and they 1vere then liberatedo Some of the radi-cals \Vere heard to say: won't arrnst uso rl1l1ey wiH protect us.;' old Quebec. The police are for us." felt confi-dent and as, no doubt,

a conspiracy arranged, and the One stranger from his pocket. the face of a nothing!

been themo

booklets taken the thief in

the officer did

"Throughout the ·whole afternoon we ' menaced by a gang 'vhich finally, late in the night, reached the· proportions of 300. Small groups frequently entered the hallJ but were firmly told to leave. About five o'clock no ar-rests "had been made. An extra of merely held them oft ·we had supper, gang, reinforced in retm:ned.

"While the evening Tower was in prog-ress, Aldermen J\fcMilla:n and Sloan,. in reponse to calls from citizens, came to the Coliseum, and, after introducing themselves to the chair~ man and others, sized up the situation and acted quickly. Alderman Md.iillan the first policeman he sa,v, asked for senior patrolman, and said: 'I am Alderman Mdlil­lano I command you to clear this ground im­mediately o Arrest any man who resists you or refuses fo go. And f don't care how ma'ny ar­rests you have to make to do it'

"The left the but congregated on the street Rough-house methods and some of the were clubbed bv the Indignant citizens were hea:rd to "' of the treatment ac-corded Jehovah's while in peaceable assembly. Newspaper reports o.f it appeared­all fair. The Montreal Gazette reportc.d it. :Thfayor Lewis, of Ottawa, is asking for an investiga­tion; and freedom-loving people, whether Cath­olic or otherwise, are asked to protest ui.:aHu:'"

such befouling methods by gangsters and police in combine at the Canadian capital."

An honest citizen may do little but protest, ' but he may readily underntand why .lchova h

will shortly sweep from the face of the earth an organization which would employ such mur­derous tactics ·while claiming to be representa­tives of His Son, ChTist Jesus. The honor of the name of the Lord is involved, and thefr destruction draweth nigh!

It is noteworthy that on October 2, three weeks later, a line \ms nm to ail audi-torium in Otta1va and many heard the second exposure of the Ronum invasion, "F ASCIS.U OR FREEDff:U /' Rutherford's broadcast from Nc-w York, this was heard \Vithout interference l

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Sir1-"0ttawa's mayor aroused by riot; will stand for no pad­lock on religious meetings," was the heading on a Canadian Press despatch which appeared on Sep­tember 13th in The Montreal Star.

The story had to do with a mob of two hundred Ottawa hoodlums, who broke up a meet­ing in the Coliseum last Sun­day of the Witnesses of Jehovah, other>vise known as the Inter­national Bible Students' Asso­ciation.

hate, with an abiding hatred, persecutiono These unfortunate people are subjected to enough of that in this Province of Que­bec, where even parsons who preach about a personal inter­pretation of the Bible raise not a voice in defence of the Wit­nesses of Jehovah for their. in­terpretation of the Holy Book according to their lights.


0TT4nvA, Sept. 14--(C.P.)­At a meeting yesterday ·the Ot­tawa Presbytery of the United Church recorded "regret and shamen at disturbances which in~ terfered with the convention of the Ottawa Company of the Wit­nesses of Jehovah at the Coli­seum here last Sundayo

"It is deeply regretful that a thing could happen/' said Rev. Russell l\foGillivray, pastor of the Southminister Church here, who moved the disapproval be recordedo The disturbances oc­curred when some 200 youths attempted to break up the meet­ing, which 'vas concluding its three-dav convention.

1-'o these Christian , mobsters, the name of "Coliseum" sug­gested nothing that would act as a deterrent to their savage attack upon these inoffensive cit­izens. I hold no brief for the \Vitnesses of ,Jehovah, of whom I know next to nothing, but I

When, I ask, will this Prov­ince of Quebec cease its inquisi­torial hounding of the · Interna­tional Bible Students' Associa­tion? It is time that it began to follmv the most praiseworthy example of Mayor Stanley Lewis, of Otta,va, whom your paper quotes as follows: "I have al­ways stood for free speech and tolerance in religion as well as in other things, and I will stand no padlock in the city of Ottawa/' w. E. COLLIER.

Policew are serving summonses on 14 of the youths who were taken to the police station for questioning, They will appear in court on charges of disorderly conduct.

Winnipeg No appreciable opposition vrns manifested in

Winnipeg, great city of the Canadian plains and ·wheat belt. As the witnesses assembled at this point evidenced especial ability at conven­tion organization, their arrangements arc de­scribed. In explanation for those who have never attended one, it should be explained that a con­vention of Jehovah's witnesses is a perfectly appointed machine. The responsibilities and duties are divided and as~iigned with branch captains, and all function h~ unity under the convention chairman. Besides the regular \Yit­ness work with sound car, and literature, in which all e11gage, assignments were given for such duties as tabulat1on and counting_, registration~ ushering, room accom­modations, territory and literature apportion­

traffic ofl1cers to assist police, in which all participated, cafeteria,

check hospital and nurseTy, OY••n111t-nrn office. These depart-

ments worked : for example, the hospital treated more than 200 for minor com-plaints, and the served more than 3,000 meak

'rhis city had a wonderful audience to hear

the lecture aF ACE THE F-AcTs" and the tran­scription speech following, entitled "Violence". A motorcyc1f~ section of the police at the head of manv ears and several hundred brethren in parade whad been a feature of the advertising of the lecture, A tremendous crowd \vhich did not quite fill the Amphitheatre, capacity 7',000, was a result. This convention had been a joy­ful occasion, and all went home stimulated for the war of Goct

Calgary Calgary, thriving railway, ·farming and cattle

center, in southern Alberta, lies. in a natural bow 1 over three thousand feet a hove sea level, and in sight of the Canadian Rockies but eighty miles distant. A climate which would otherwise be rigorous, is by the warm Chinook winds whicl1 tha1v many a blizzardo Judge Rutb:­erford once addressed a large ·and re·pn~se:ntatilve audience in Calgary.

400 miles around the ·witnesses gath­ered in Calgary for the convention. The Mes­

reporter states: "All the multitude of and for this most success-

fu] on the main events, the two great messages from London. rrhe Al Azhar

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Calg1u·y. The crowd assembled for the public rneeting, and outside vie\v of the Temple

Temple_, with a capacity of 1,400, had been se­cured both for the broadcasts and for assembly headquarters. Even under the strenuous ·work of advertising, the query 'Will the reception be good?' never left the minds of the witnesses. Then, at twelve noon the first great broadcast reached this Canadian metropolis, eight hours behind Greenwich time. The remnant, the 'stran­gers', and those vvho thirsted for righteousness listened with bated breath. Afterward, while still aglow from this revelation of Jehovah's purposes, the assembly went forth to give fur­ther announcement of ']?ACE THI<~ FACTS'. Again the history of these conventions was repeated and the rremple was packed_, and the message came with great clarity. All felt that they were participating in the forceful declarations of the 'judgments written' then going forth through­out all the earth."

Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia, is important

as a port for passenger travel and freight ship­rnents both from England and from Canada to the South Seas, Australia and N mv Zealand.

Vancouver. This auditorium was crowded to the doors ; large overflow outside, all as a result of the unique advertising by .J 'v's,

It is also within striking distance of Alaska and the Klondike. Incidentally, one of the old~ est members of a "sandwich" parade staged by Jehovah's witnesses assembled in this one of their convention cities was an eighty-year-old veteran of the Klondike gold rush of '98. In the same parade was a little boy of nine. Ad~ vertising went forth in the usual enthusiastic "\yay and an auditorium seating 2,500 people with exceptional acoustical qualltics was adver­tised for the lecture "FACE THE :FACTS". Free transportation was offered to all requiring it. rrhousands of handbills, large window cards, and other means, hereinbefore described, were used to inform the people. As the Canadian Pacific Exhibition was then in progress, even greater crmvds learned of the lecture "FACE THE FACTS", to be given by ,Judge R.utherford.

In one of the parades a little boy was stopped bv a bvstander who looked on both his front and his' back, saw the words "FACE THE FACTS"

and remarked: "If knew what you were doing you would not in this." The little wit-ness for ... T ehovah replied: "If you knew ·what you were doing you \vould be doing \vhat I am."

The Vancouver "sandwich" parade, A few of the 200 that swarmed along the streets, into the stores,

market places, streetcars, everywhere

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The Society's 'lvitnessing boat "The King­don.1.", with its crew, took part in the adver­tising. Her customary work, operating in some of the roughest waters of the world, visiting lighthouses, isolated settlements, Indian villages, canneries, logging and mining camps, \Vas sus­pended for the convention season in order to advertise. The crew Telated to the conventioners that sometimes Indians would come aboard and speak the message of the Kingdom through the microphone in their own tongue for the benefit of others of the tribe on shore.

At 11 a.m. on Sunday, exactly nine hours behind I.iondon came the opening an­nouncement. An audience a little short of 3,000 heard as clearly as if had been in London. Rapt attention was After the lec-ture \vas over several thousand Wa,rning book­lets were taken the people. One of these con­

a judge, ·was heard to say as he left : truth, every ·word of it."

Vancouver. You can't miss this one.

Australasia Under this somewhat rough geographic term

is included the South Sea continent of Aus­tralia together with New Zealand and ri'asmania.

'I1ogether these countries have an area con­siderably larger than the United States; how-ever, the is less than that in the For the broadcast from Rutherford's discourse "FAm~ THE FACTS'', radio and tele­

rnade for auditoriums Perth and

Tasmania; and :N°e\V

Zealand. tion of these cities. At the time when the broadcast came in the season was the equivalent of early :March

in the northern hemisphere; it was also quite early in the morning, the times varying, in a range from about 3 a.m. to 6: 30 a.m. Complete :reports have not been received from all the cities above named, but cables from every one of these towns ·show that the reception of the

was clear and resonant. ADELAIDE. The \Vitnesses of Adelaide were

very enthusiastic over the prospect of the con­vention and great broadcast. In addition to other means used for advertising, 27,000 hand­bills ·were distributed, and in this and other cities of Australia, besides the local auditorium, the kilocycle short~wave-length of the broadcast was announced. Reports indicate that thousands of radio listeners throughout these three coun­tries picked up the radiocast. Another interest­ing method of advertising vrns used particularly in Adelaide. The back call or return call on an interested was made the occasion to tell the one of the coming broadcast. In the few before the convention these people took a tremendous amount of literature. As an example, one couple made 46 back calls which netted the in but 36 families of booklets, 50 books, 22 subscriptions for and 10 Bibles. Among these people will five Model Study series were and are now going splendidly. Radio station 5KA performs excel-lent serviec in Kingdom. In view of these facts it is not surprising that manv hundreds for the overseas lec-tures and could join with other ,,·itncsses world in learn-ing of a ehovah's purpose.

:\fELBOURNE. This great of more than a rnillion in the southern province of Victoria was to an excellent conven-tion. i\fanv from thi8 heard the judge " when he spoke the Sports about six months ago. quently enthusiasm ran high at the prospect of another In order for the wit-nesses and friends hear the great broad-cast it was necess1uv that rise earlv in the morning. ·· that

·weather and that the

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down the streets to the convention hall. 'rruly this is a 'strange work' ! The joyful occupants of theBe vehicles were not, however, on their 'vay to 'holy mass', but to hear the nightshirt wearers, the buck-nuns, smitten hip and thigh" And ·weren't smitten in 'FACE THE FACTS' !" The· great audience that heard this talk was, no doubt, due in part to the 100,000 leaflets dis­tributed. It was a breakfast of celebration and rejoicing that those people ate afterwards.

PERrrH. This of Western Aus-tralia, received the broadcasts earlier than the other relav in the Common-wealth. At two-thirt}' in the morning the wit-nesses \Vere Kingdom Hall, an .... k"'"uun..

place owned local company. Due to early hour building 'Was found ade-quate for the and transrnission of the speech was effected connecting the com-pany-owned machine" Although the speaker was thousand miles avrny by land and sea the report states his voice was as clear as if :fifteen miles intervened. Af-ter this first of the friends renmved their efforts to advertise "FACE Tirn

FACTS". For this leaflets were distrib­uted. As ·well as the regular service work the account of activities includes: "As efficiency

is the keynote of acceptable ser~ice in God's organization a good proportion of the time in the convention sessions was devoted to the con­sideration of various aspects of the witness work" Finally came the clarion notes of that shatter­ing blow to the enemy_, "FA.CE THE :FACTS." Had space allowed we should have published a picture of those eager-faced hundreds who had stayed up all night to hea:r Jehovah's message come in from London at 3: 00 aomo

LAUNCESTON. This was the assembly place of the witnesses of Tasmania, "Apple Island" of Australia. Describing conditions there our reporter states: "Like the rest of Australia it is dominated by the agents of the Roman Cath­olic Hierarchy, and this despite the fact that its population is less than 20 percent Roman Catholic" But since Judge Rutherford's recent visit to Australia many have had their

"!J''-'U'~·U.o 'I1he booklet or Romanismy him for Australia, and

are a 1,vonderful means to this end" The 1,vitnesses are vei·y active on this is­land; during the last seven years the 60,000 families residing there have received an average of four of literature each. At the con-vention a number of persons of good ·will availed of the opportunity of par-

:Melbourne. 'Thii,; crmvd came out to face the facts. It was winter, early morning the next day, in Australia"

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ticipating in active Kingdom service for the first time."

While the lectures came in perfect stvle, but very in the morning, many b1:ight-eyed people and were enthralled by the revelation and they im-parted. The of the 'l1asmanian conven-tion also another significant statement which might be broadly appllcd to all Australia and New Zealand, and ,\·hich is quoted: wrhe distribution of the leaflets advertising (FACE

TH.E J:i~ACTs' gave a 'vitness against the ruling class in because the people could see from them Rutherford was rendered the facilities of Albert Hall in London, while we1l remember that the Australian authorities refused him the use of the Tmvn Hall a few months ago." At all sessions it is that the J onadab class \Vere in attendance the rcm-nm1t in the of six to one! Another division of armv had His season of refreshment. ~

officers ~were accorded good people of Judge Rutherford

Had they not betteT heed

\Vere sent two of which gave good

cast came through scmbled au were tion the the was so g-ood that the who handled the Lconnections were that they had in the

, some of these will take their the I...1ord's side as a Tcsnlt and remember the occasion for their life. Bnt hmrnver this may the of Jehovah's witnesses

secured and a ered to hear states: encc that them which would them for fmther service. the was received mere worrls could not

thankfuhH~;..;s of both the


the for the words· of life to vvhich they listened. On the day, when an-

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nouncement had been made of suitable arrange­ments for immersion, only 15 names had been handed in, but after hearing the position and responsibility of the J onadabs so clearly ex­pounded the number continued to mount until eventually 61 were immersed."

The le~ture "FACE THE FACTS" came through with clarity equal to its reception in other parts of this diBtant empire. It is well to keep in mind that the thousands who heard the great messages from .Jehovah in Australasia were not casually interested people, but hard-working wit­nesses and others ·who had such great zest for the food of .Jehovah's table that they either stayed up all night or rose at hours ranging from 1: 30 to 5 : 00 a.m,, depending on the loca­tion, in order to listen,

:M:any interesting stories were related by the pioneers who had come from the more distant regions, One witness told an incident 'vhich at once illustrates the contemptible meanness of the Hierarchy and also their evident despera­tion when faced with the truth, As she was passing by, narrates the witness, a boy from a convent school threw water upon her, Other children at the school said thev had been told to be ready to throw \Vater over the little woman who came around \Vith books. But, as usual, this shabby trick reacted against the perpetrator. At almost every house in that street took literature because were incensed at this evidence of Catholic action. But it 'will take .A.Tmageddon to teach that gangster organization that fighting against God results in destruction,

The convention was brought to a successful close in Brisbane and the work of the Catholic obstructionists simply gave the Lord's message greater publicity there.

AUCKLAND, CHRIS'rCHURCH, WEI..­LINGTON, N. Z. Incomplete reports indi-cate that the in these was as splendid and as received as in other parts of the world. Pictures of the audi­ences show many of the wrapped in the famous New Zealand steamer rugs and would seem to indicate that the weather was chiHy. However, this did not dim the ardor of any fighter in .Jehovah's army, and the photo­graph bears out the report of zestful attention to every word of that great historic London speech.

Auckland went about the \York of advertis­ing the convention and the broadcasts even though leaflets did not become available until a few days before the lectures. Besides the leaf-

Wellington. The photographer snapped a few after hearing the lecture "Face the Facts".

lets, fifty advertising boards were exhibited on all tramcars going to all suburbs. Besides this the Star of Auckland was used to advertise the broadcast. As similar newspaper announcements were used throughout Kew Zealand and Aus­tralia, this cut is reproduced herein, Tl.le Gen­eral Post Office technicians classified the recep­tion as "Very good" 0 Hundreds rejoiced in the cheering news,











AT 6.30 A.ll:L


India Reports have been received m the Bombay

office of the Watch Tower, ·where manv of the brethren assembled to hear the two br.oadcasts which came in at 12: 30 on Sunday and .Mon-

mornings, that the were also picked

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up at Calcutta, Lahon~, Ajmer, Kottayam crrav­ancorc State) and ·Wellington (Nilgiri Hills),

Singapore, Straits Settlements Besides a large audience in this tropical city,

·which has been referred to, the Messenger re­porter relates: "Reports from Burma show that there vvere ~therings of the Lord's peo­ple at Rangoon_, l\lartaban and Mandalay. , , . The lectures as a whole came through splen­didly.

''In Malaya (including Straits Settlements) the lectures 'vere also well received in Singa­pore, Seremban and K':ua1a Lmnpur, A gro'Up of the Lord's people at Batavia, Java, enjoyed good Besides these places there is evidence many of the public tuned in and enjoyed 'FAC1'~ ':l'HE FACTS'."

Convention Aftermath at Mecca Temple In view of tho local reactions in

North America, Hutherford, while yet in arranged a transcontinental ra-dio in America to broadcast a speech on "FASCIS:.\I OR FREED01I : .. Which Shall We Have?" on October 2. A few days after landing in Kew he ·was urged to rnake a public on said subject, and to he yielded.

Barely seYen days before the public address, :Mecca Temple in Manhattan, New York city, was engaged, the managers thereof finally back­:ing down from the point that no criticism should be made of any religion of the commu­nity. Immediately the prnsses at the Society's Brooklyn factory were started turning out the needed advertising matter-700,000 handbills I Signs ·were made, and "sanrhvich sign" parades were promptly arranged by all units of the de­lighted and surprised New York company. Every evening they marched. There 'vas no newspaper advertising. Mecca Temple managers said it would not be filled : it had never been filled. Yet~ Mecca 'Temple and its Casino dQwn­

stairs coimected by electric wires were this time obliged to accommodate approximately 7,000 people. Two hours before the lecture there was a great milling throng on sidewalks and street in front of the rremple. It was interfering with traffic, so the police ordered the doors open to admit the public and clear the street. Quickly the auditorium and its two balconies filled up, all seats being occupied by 2: 15 p,m, So the steadily arriving people overflowed into

the Casino, ecating In half an hour it was filled and all standing room taken. Then the police permitted further new arrivals to stand round about in the main auditorium and sit on the stairs~ Yet many hundreds had to be turned away in disappointment, many such accepting free booklets and giving in their names and addresses to have the speech mailed to them when printed,

Simultaneously the public was thronging into auditoriums in Pittsburgh, Columbus_, Ne'"' Or­leans and Seattle, in the United States, and Toronto and Otta,rn_, in Canada, in which cities, "hot spots," said auditoriums 'vere tied in by telephone line with :Mecca Temple to deliver the speech by public-address system. Multitudes were seating themselves before their radio tuning in on the radio stations engaged to broadcast the speech.

It was an unmmal audience for New York city that came (many from \Vashington, D. C.~ and other equally distant points) to Mecca Temple on that beautiful Sunday afternoon when all out-of-doors beckoned, With deep seri­ousness they listened to the great exposure . by Judge Hutherford, repeatedly applauding. In the audience were recognized a Catholic priest. a Catholic newspaper editor, and a me1nber of the Department of J ustire, all sitting to­gether and taking notes. At the conclusion the public took home with them thousands of free booklets and l,300 handed hi their names with request for visits \Vatch Tower representa­tives. How fitting on this occasion ·was it that the corner stone of the Mecca Temple beaTs the inscription "Laid to the glory of Jehovah". Of the 65 stations originally engaged to broad­cast ''FASCISM OR ~1 RF~EDO:l'l'I", one backed down right before the speech, and four others yielded to fear and did not finish the radiocast.

The delivery of "FASCISM: OR FREEDOM" was a masterly and adroit summing up of the proof that the Hierarchy are aligned with all radical elements in the world, namely, Fascism, Na­zism, and Communism, Since the first broadcast in London the Hierard1y has kindlv furnished more proof by their subversive tactics. There is no reasonable man in the world, be he Cath­olic or otherwise, who can successfully refute or even object to the amazing evidence subrnit-

'"ted, from which excerpts are herein quoted: "Shortlv after Mttssolini became dictator he

entered in'.to an agreement with the pope, the leading religionist on the earth." Besides the "rape of Abyssinia", "for more than a year .a

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bloody and unrighteous war has been prose­cuted in Spain by rebels against the gove:rn-

. ment, and that war of rebenion, which has brought cruel death to many innocents both Mussolini and the pope have· fully sup11~rted." ~'J.apan has the of the pope and at his mstance ,Japan has excluded or denied J eho~ vah's ·witnesses the privilege of bearing testi­mony to His kingdom." "Fascism, Nazism, and Communism all mean the same thing, because all are for totalitarian rule and all are against God and Christ His King and all persecute the faith:ful followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. This evidence is cited to show the deadly con­flict between ].,ascisrn and Freedom."

"In Germany the common people are peace­loving. The Devil has put his representative Hitler in control, a man who is of unsound mind, cruel, malicious and ruthless, and 'Who acts in utter disregard of the liberties of the people." "Hitler has imprisoned thousands of Jehovah's witnesses . . . Manv of those wit­nesses have been foully murdered in Hitler prisons. In the persecution of Jews and Chris­tians, and in his arbitrarv rule. Hitler has the unqu-alified of the, Cath~lic Hierarchy." In proof a quotation from The German of ~fay 29, 19a8, was read into the record: "Hit­ler said: 'These so-called Earnest Bible Stu­dents [ J ehovah"s witnesses] are trouble-makers; I do not tolerate that the German Catholics shall be bem1irched in such a manner . . . ; I will have all their literature confiscated.'''

"The Vatican betraved the Austrians and fully supported Hitler., in his ruthless act."

"The Catholic press of America tries to in­duce the people to believe that the Vatican is against Communism. But the facts show that the Hierarchy is willing to make an agreement with any dictatorial or totalitarian power that will permit the Vatican to act as a kind of super-spiritual government and have the polit­ical element do its bidding." In support a quo­tation from the New York 'l.'imes, July 26, 1938, vrns given as follmvs: "Mr. Forbes, ex~c­utive secretary of. the Communistic party, pro­posed mutual co-operation between Communism and the Roman Catholic Hierarchy in state affa:irs. In answer thereto the pope ... made reply ... : 'If this gesture of the outstretched hand from your side expresses the wish to become better acquainted with your Catholic brothers o • • then the church will not re-fuse '. .. " "To such generous offer from the pope the Communistic party responded in these

Judge Rutherford .in good form for "~..,uscism or Freedom", He loves a fight.

words : 'The outstretched hand of the Commu­nist party to the Catholic people remains out­stretched.' "

"That it is the purpose of the religious or~ ganization named to destroy .A.merican freedom, I shall now prove, and in support thereof! quote from a letter of a Catholic priest;. 0'Br$n, of Syracuse, N cw Y ol'k, published in L' Aurora, as :foHows : 'This land belongs to us by every right. ... Now ... we arc going to have it; ... peace~ fully, honestly, if we may; if necessary we are ready to fight and die for it. ... ·. From now on the Protestant heresies will receive the treat­ment ascribed . o • We are ready prepared for 1940. , .. All o •• institutions must he wiped out or placed under the protection of our Hier~

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archy · ... "All loyal children of the [Catholic] church [are] to assi::;t our \Vorthy President with all om strength to see that the individuals com­prising thf3 United States Supreme Court shall 'Obey the President's injunctions and if neces­sary we will change, an1end, or blot out the present Constitution ... '"' w:rhat traitorous statement has never been repudiated by the

·Hierarchy, and therefore has· the Hierarchy's approval." · ''No one has ever tried to interfere with Cath­olics' practicing their 1·eligion. . . . Many hon­est and enlightened Catholics, seeing that the \T atican is bent on political com1uest of ica, have forsaken that religious oT1:ra111zatllOn

and have taken their stand on the of the Lord and Tighteommess." In proof of this ag­gressive activity the book of Dr. E. Boyd Bar­rett, ex--J e~mit priest, is quoted from; and es-1wefaUy regarding their greed, note the follo\v.._ ing: "Amend the Constitution so as to allow State Legislatures to apportion public moneys to the suppmt of eatholic schools and insti­tutions. rlihe Church vrnuld grudgingly admit that a long-delayed obligation was being met

.·by the country. , . o Go further ... But still she would demand more and more of us.')

In view of the efforts to interfere with Amer­right o:f assembly and obstmct the radio

<stiltHms which were giving the people this pro­gram. of interest and necessity, the judge asked thn stations bToadcasting to carry the speeeh 'fhro1lgh to the finish, and the listeners to ;,vrite them ~letters of approval of the course of these

people want to bring to pass peace and Jm'.1Sl}et1tv choose, the freedom

With a roa1· the DeclaraJion mitted to them

A Tabulated Report of Those Wh(} Asfi;embled at the Convention 'fhe results below show only the hours spent in dod~.;to,.,door ·''ritnessi11g, not

in ((sandwich sigff'' parades and taking care of the many other duties which go to n,!~W:.r;>.nn organized convention. 'fhe report is astonishing, and the work accomplished under the direction of .Jehovah's l'stheocratic government.

Conven~ Public Hours · Total Listeners to Persons tioners Meeting in the Literature Phonos. and. BaptiZed

Attending Attendance Field Placed Sound Equip. U.S .. lL 34,3~.5 65,068 625556 15Q,043 326,463 Canada 3,7 50 17 ,900 4,686 15,246 4,329 't)reat JMtain ·6,439 35,400 ·n;693 · 81,466 15,738 Total. 44,544 118,3fi8 78,98i5 255)755 346,530

N'oTE: A u·"'''":"'.J"'u report from A ustmlia is ...not in, and other countTies where asi;e111b11eliL wetEl .llelcF << are not included in the above tabulation.

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18,000 order1y people entering and ten"nng £\ladl:ron Squa,r~ Garden on: the ()c<-~fii()n of Jur!ge Rutherford's address on ·'Government and Peace", $1.1uday, .luu~ 2..5, J!).~


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-~ • Cablegrams and Telegrams

BRAzn .. $10 P;,u1.0: "H;-arq m~,J:agc.'' thous~n<t Lond(in convention warr(qr~ thrill<•rl ;· DE~)l~Jf: Cor}o>l ILAl>P.' : "~••'l'ption splen· erlgincers satl•fied.'' "Despi~e, lhrent, elghlren

<Ud and Mw~ entl)u,~ipg. Mighty menifoeling 110- h11nd1·cd., thtilled "ith 'Vj.etilry' . . \Yild wlt)l joy c0n1foxtal)le. Jiall~lujuli." . for .'!fil:alion. t'9n,·entio'n 8et for 'l;real loeu•t

$1";LAND. Brnmi<OILDI : "Jebo1·ah'« me."age nltnck~'. "Tri•h llcpub!ican Arm~ threaten Lon­'\'ictor)' to lfi# gro.U army of los,usts hear;! per- don-B~fast e1tcu1t . . Soot.lnntl 't nrd on '1'\tcli. Ie~tly wi1h great thrill•. rxultaf'ron; all lllanks Kothinir happened. ll•»t ovcr,cM rccc!)_lion yeL. to- Jehovah.'' "Magnifi((('nt rc<~ptili'TI of .Jcho· En'1incc1·s ,::rwtly >alislied. K~nly abt(citiafo vah's theocratic mr~~age.; audif'D(°C thrilled.'' torilirrow." r,fAKQllES.')'t~R ; "E·xcefl:eut reOO]>liQ~,. B1usT01,; "• Locusts t htjlled aml j,hrill~!f.; greatly re- unanimously send j()i('e \viih you in vir- , keenest apprecintion fo'ry song." '"l'hrillcd of wonderful surprise by you r fcnrl""' anti l:ial'valion an.d pllAy bo)Jl decla ra lion for all power tomorrow's the Kingdom; rccep· speech." "l;plcndid rc-tion perfect." G1t.1.1"'· crption; 2.:lOO entirQI)' RAll (Kllwr): "Hoard with you; no oppo<i, )~ture i.lisliucllv Sun- tiou." NE\rC . .\STLR-o~-dav." HULL: ''Ext'<!I· TYNE : "Fightin!( lo· lent reception; attend- custs heard '\"id<fl·v' anc<• 1.200; rcjoi<'c; perfectly; all praif;e Catholic op)>osition to J ehovah for Salva-failccl; standjnw iirip li-011." "Reception ex· for Theoeracr." "Re- i(I cellent : I.GOO enthu<eil ecptfon gran;I; cai::er bv opposition's self) to use hOok Salvatipn exposure. Pra.isc J eh<>· in ~oundiog <L-ebrn @: P ~ rnh.11 ) ' Eov11 .. : "J{c-of rclil(iou.' ' (,£EM: '· ccptian thrilling. clear, .;Two. thousand Jle'Urtl; strong." excellent reception of HA w A J t. Ho 1<0-l h rfl ling adrlre>S." t.UJX : ' ·I<ej~lti!jl hear-"Exci)llenl'reception of ing 'Victory'; •houwd your P.nilling 'Wd"'·"· '.:\ye'; received Sah-w-~onv"n tion sends .\ 1'ingt101u sn111e tion:~ ''PerfPct rece-J)• grertiltl(s nnrl declare, t ion; thd'lliug, i n· unilcd deler1niaation to march on 'rith YOU to ~piring nH•:-;:-;agc; pledge our8clYeti for tbeocrat.ic victory." ~TOD>ON·'l'REN'l': 6''fhrilled !)y vi<:- Kingdon1." f.ory ~hont; bet:t yet." LrYEnrooL: .. •\1'ictory' Ix DIA. Bo}rB.AY : •·1 .. ~ai r reception." reception mogui.lilcnt; Jocu,t-< 1·cady lo devour litEL.\ND. Bh'l.FAsr : '·Reception •plendid; en· all varnish." ··Lrt all forces come: vieto~· co- tir« au<lienti! 11ith 1on. Jehovah continue with operotion a:;;14urC'd." •· H<'<'C'ption p~rf('ct; ntlf'nd- J"Oll .• , .; 1-'uhli::.her~ e;ithus.iastic; rejoice ,,·iUt you anc~ 2.410; no cli'...,turhanc:C'; nuclic1H'P thrill<•rl .'' in ·\~ictorY-'.'' WAl\Hll'GTOl' : "Loyal gre<•lings. Brondca•t per- LAT\ rA:· R tOA: "Saturday, Sunday, reception feet." ELLI:SMEIU<ronr : "Ueady for all co-opera- perfect." ti.on; reception thrilling.'' Brniu:i<HEAD: ·'Lo- LITHUANIA. KAUN,AS; "Heard hoth; en-custs will conliuuc to the complete vindication." thu,cc\." LONDON : "l.i0ndon ronYrntion $.£'nd:-. greetings .\ 1-:\V RouT1t \r A r.F.s. N F.\\'O,\STLE; "li'arnily fo 1\ew York t'On\·cntion. \\'ith you in sounding of locusts r;iclio 2HD N'e\vrnstlc r<.'ceivect speech i·eli~iou>s doorn and rn;tking- tJH• old la<l_y ho\vl." \'er\' c-lca rh· .. A.Ht'Ul1) you of our ollr·hundred­"Grand, ~tip:gin~. iightiu~ :<pcec.:h ~ every "•'Ord per{·eut. su 1)port. ., ST&\THFJBLL> : ·· t; pwa rds t\\•o pe1·fect. 'fho11sand religionists could not hike it; tho11<and heard giant-<laymg speech: repeated walked out. 7,.iOO hea r<l c11tire .• \pprove 11ar appl11u'e high pQints; throng joined in tumul­i1ll'itatio.n to rcligioubt<. foli.ce heavily guard tuo11s 'Aye' us it resounded through the earth. ~a.lace ; bombs; no 1.+'a.s~m: interference. 'J'hrec

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Printed 1n the Utilted States or A merica, Auaust, 1939. 5c .

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JE:HOYAH'S KI~GDO:ll is functioning in the earth today. '£he King Christ J~sus is

p1·esent, ruling in the midst of His cnemie>. He i• using the WA·rcHTOWER BIBLE AND TRACT

over the planet where the voice of the speaker is heard.

Those who N"ad this Report "ill have the evidence presented to then1 of vnst a~8<'


Soc1~-rY. a company of Christians whose live• are de,·oted to pro­claiming the honor of God's name, and who arc God"s "·itoe...-.....--e6-Jebovah's wime..<oes.

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m<•eti~ in such far­sepa rated points as Lo ndon . ;:\~w York. Chicago and Los An­gelPs to lil'ten to the trulbs of God'o Word and of His kingdom, a< the_);; went forth by radio beam. and by "ire c-onnections to all the earth. They "ill take note that in lauds "h<'te Engli~h is not s.pokcn therl" '""~ pro· vision that swift re­porters tran,lated si­mnltanrouslv or took in shorthand and re­produced the lectures for the benefit o( the

The conwntions of J ebo\·ah's 'vitne!!se-i; are not like an v others in the world,· either in purpo!lc or in scope. 'fheir purpose is to do God'• will. and His will at this time is that the Day of \'euge­ance shall be declared throughout the earth, tile proclam11tion that Armageddon is at the doors.


E"cry convention of 0 Jehovah's witnesses pposition to has this in view: that God's Kingdom the Mrth is about to h it podsible that be cleansed by remov- any human creatures ing !rom it e\'ery dis- Arri\'al of Judge nutherford nt the auditorium C'ould he fallen so 10"f turbmg clement, root as to oppo,e the estab-and branch, and that following its cleansing lishment in the earth of the perfect conditions there will be on this earth the reign of jusllce, which are foretold hy nil the holy prophets since peace, truth and love for which told His the "orld bc·"·ill? It <L'<'m.< incrrd.ihle, does it followers to pray. not? But d0::s it not oloo ..e..m incrediblr that

Theocrac)·, God's government, is in operation the Son of God was crucified as a malefactor in the earth and is mo;t notic•ahle at the..<e in .Tnn>alom in A.D. :l:l. and that it "·as done conventions of Jehovah's witne..<ses. ~one of the at the instance of tho;c who claimed to be God's proceeding>< u ·e secret. All who love God are own speeial representatives• welcome at thr l!<>int at which the speaking L~ It will be seen in this Report that Catholic done, and at. all the scores or hundreds of places Action today is as active ag:ain•t Jehovah's wit-


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nr«r~ as the Jewish bierarchs of Jesus' day was a~nit1"1: Him. To be sure. it is not only in this Jav that Catholic Action has been opposed to !)el fer tondiJ:ions for bumaniiy. It bas always "!we'll •O OP!JOSei}.

1t fa an established policy of the Roman Cath· olic Church to claim ultra-patrioti•m in every l~d in which it is established. Jn America today this takos the form. not ot regard for J.merican institution•, but of ostentatious ftag· waving, to c-over a hatred of Jib.rty and free spceeh •o d<'<!p that it would gladly put to death those who cbcri•h the heritaize· passed do""' to them by their forcfathrrs, if only it had the power. Admissions to I hat. effect have b•en made.

The spur of neces-ity has compelled Spain, Germany in r,,ither's da_r. }'ranee in the Rev­olution, England, Ru>sia, 1le:rico and many other countries lo unhors.c the clericals and give the people a chance to breathe. What of America?

The whole world knows that the Roman Gath· olic Hierarchv backed and still bacb Hitler, llussolini and Frnnco in .;heir destruction of the liberties of many people, and that these men stand for exactly the opposite of Ameri· can ideas and idenl•. Who is so foolish as io believe that thr men who tire their arms wav· ing the flags of thrso dktators, and lire their mouths •bouting "Heil Hitler", "Yiva il Duce" or •.fVi,•a Franco", are sintere when they pre­wnd to accord honor to the American flag? The Ilierarchy makes much of Jehovah's wit· nr.•ses' ,.efusal lo ••lute any flag of any nation, as a.<.erihing salvation to a man-made object, but one glance into the history of America will prove that flaunting hand-service of the Ameri· can flag is merely a bit of hypocritical muscle­wastiug.

The American flag was intended by the fore· fathers of Ibis land to be a symbol of liberty. lt was the srmbol of a nation that had eman· cipntcd from oppression by all foreign power•, especially that of the Vatican. Of the 1i6 signers of thr Declaration of Independence only one was a Catholic, and he did not favor Americans' yielding to the \" atiean.

What of that great liberty- loving empiie called the "Lone Star State"? Were the Cath­olic Hierarchv the leaders in this break from 1'fexico? Reacl the 'fexas Declaration of Inde­pendence, which appoars in full on pages 25-29 of tl)is i&ine. Note the words that have been underlined.

Ali!o, take note of the fact that a.t this mo-

ment the Cougblinites. definitely committed to the o\-erthrow of American institutions, are ad· ,;sed hy their leaders to carry flag~ of the S!ara and Stripes when doing their hoodlum work of breaking up law!ul as.emblies. Such men are not patriots; they are the worst of traitors.

Of what avail is all the talk of the Pre;s about patriotism when it is notorious that it is under the control of the Roman Catholic Hier· archy? It merely ~rves as a ~moke- screen -to co<er up the Hierarch)Js treacherous course.

The Catholic Pre;s it.;;elf is still more repre­hensible. It claims to be ultra-patriotic, yet it knows that Judge Rutherford, an innocent man, WO$ denied baii by Judge Manton, and was de· prived of his libe,.ty nine months because of that fact, while Manton himself, tenth in line of American judiciary, is one of the mo-5t rep­rehensible criminals that ever lived. And it knows that it never hesitates to refer to Judge Rutherford as an "ex-convict", well knowing that he never was a comic!, while it is entirely silent about the man who sold justice as a farmer would sell potatoes or pigs. Meantime ~tanton. on bail, lives in luxury in his Long Island palace, and of his crookedness the Catb· olic Press is silent.

World-wide Convention Centering in New York

The most important feature of the World· wide Conveniion of ,Jehovah's witnesses oc11ter· ing in New York, .June 23-25, 1939, were the addresses of Judge Rutherford on "VICTORY", June 24, and on "GovERN31ENT AND PEACE", Juno 25, with the rolea$e of the book Salvation, a guide to truth and life for the .)one.dabs who would eseape Armageddon. This book can now be obtained on a contribution of 25 cents.

Both of J udgc Rutherford's addresses were broadcast over the world by radio stations. Nci· ther of these addresses is available for Tlte Mes· senger, though obtainable otherwise. A conclud­ing announcement respecting "GOVERNlLENT .um f'EA<'E"' was: '"You will de.ire to study the points made in the speech. For that purpose it ,..;ll be prinred, and you may have a copy upon request made to WATCHTOWER, Brooklyn.''

The address on "VICTORY" will be obtainable in due time, and announcement to that effect will be made in due course by the WATCHTOWER BrntE AXD TRAcr Roc1e:-rv. However, it is pos· Sible to "purloin" for The M es.~enger one little taste out of this address, which will surely reach

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some before they have opportunity to r~ad the whole discourse. Surely this is enough to $fir the interest of auy person who loves God's Word:

Jeho,•ah is ilO\v 1,1~ing b i:1t \vitn~:;, to cftr1·y on bis slrnnge \\IOrk in the e~lrlh. and he not ooly lil•erH; thl".m unto IO<·u~Ci<", l)ut he (':1 IJ~ thf'ltn "m~· grl•at ar.rny''. ( .Joel 2: ~.5) 'I'hUt anny Ood n()\v ~ndi; o\lt ~gnlnst cbe rcllgtou:-; Pil('ultl'nt 1)f ''Chr i i;te11C1011i"', anti tbefr fnithtu1 sc•·vlc0 if;; a tQnue:ut lO rfl'liglou:-; l(%>\d· ers. Locusts do not kill hurun.n <-rcatures, but U\ey do destroy the tood suppl.f .• Jehovah·:; wi tn('.ssru; do not prosecute -a ~\·o.r n.galnst wcu with carna l w~a1r ons.. buL the..v do destroy cbe pro,·e:nclc:r '''l\iC'h reli­

the following Warning, whieh i> enough to mak<1 any per.on stop and think of hi. " J:. ipn to God.

'fo THE VATICAN< IltKRAftCHY :\:\D Jt"'' ·l(H <;! o::r'f'­PORTERS I address these \vord~: o_µ· uch1:1.~.:' 1. dge yourscl\"cs as part or the 01c-r41µlt ~ove11:ui11.:c:. 1 "' \\'hich cruelly pergecnte Jc"·s nod Christians.: hence sou OflJXl$C Tnx. Tf-1 1(,()('t:.A<'Y.

fi'or fif111en t.·(>ul urh•i-; )'011 ha n.• hl~,:.;pht\u1E'tl .J(>h(J.. vah C'...od's name, disturbed the peace of the l\'o-rkl. £0111ented and prooeculcd wnrs of conquesti cn11~(l the unUtn(>Jy dE?.a 1 h of t•ouOUt>sS hu1o<'<>nt~. t~lothPd

lh{>ir ('11it:>f kilJt)r in rubes of glory ftuit l1Clfl him op 1.0 the 'vorld ns an cxan11>lc of ''lrtt)C; being amon~ you\' more r{'<:ent :-:tent'~ of \'i.Ol(>HE.~. 'l'hercf4.ln" G~~r tle<:lar(>S to you : · Opou so11r :5kitt;.; ls tountl Lhe blood ot lhe $0uls. or the 11oor Lnno~ cents.'-Jere1u iah 2: 84.

gionists hav& dished up !or the people and "'hle:h ls poisonous ; [hcrei'ore tl1e people or good 'viii flee !rom religion. be­cause Jt is a deadb• thing. )lark now Cod's de~riptioo iu !irwbol of bi$ \Vi I n~~~.::.P.$. his ··gl'Mt Bl'lUY". whtcb he sends among '·Cbrlstendon1''. He describes his 'vit· nesses as a "holy na· tioq", beca.l•~e "·hoity d~ voted to Gc>1l'H k ingdom. (1 Peter 2 : 9) As it is w:rltten. locusts have oo earthly kins. yet they go forth by bands. (Proverll« 00: 27) J. i ~e· '" .leho\'nh'$ ·witnes1:1· es havo Jh) ~flrl.hly king or leader. Christ .Tesu::\ ts their King oud Lead· er. Of them God's proph· ~t saya: "\Vhose teeth

DeH\•ering "GO\'ER.NMENT A:"\D PEACH"

By pttttine; the J)t'(IJ)lf) in f( )t)\I IHI.\'(" kt"tU, man~· Ln tgnotn.oce. and DO\\' yuu toctt...- che igno· l'ttRt tu como1lt for you :lHRnultg upon Chriro:ti~n& \'vu h:1\'e dei;trQved tree· do111 or sf*f'<:h • and of \V()1'1'ihJp, ;.1ud DOW ;i.·ou '''OU1d take a\\·ny n.11 libel'llCl'I ot the 1)001)1(:'. neretoft'>rP you 11:1 \'e c-rui-<h~d C\'~ry mo,·ement for troth ond ri:zhteon.'!.­

&l'C the te<!th of :l Uo'u, ~u1d . . . [jn"' l teeth of a. great lion." (Joel 1 : 6) Tbelt Lender. Chri•t J~s. is the great .. Lion ot the tl'ibe of Juell\", and they tollo'v h1s lead and utter big wes.'5a.~~. '"hich bites and stings oppooeot:;. Locu:;ts f>ncer into 'thE.' housea and evE;>n ('Qt Ute vRrl'llSb olT the furiiiture. Je!H)\·ab·::; "·aoc:;s~ enter into tbe houses of th~ J)oople and tnke away tb(lo \'Cnf."Cr ot religion that hoi'. been smenred O\'er the people [0 kef'P thr1n to· darkness Their Leader. Cltrist J~u!i, the grta l Lion, reduee8 religion to s11red1;, com11 1eu~ly che\\'· Ing 1t· up. · While, therefore, neithet of the above ad­di-esses appears in this issue of 1'/le 3les-•e11.ger, the ooncluding" words· of the lecture "G01' eRN· ll:ENT A."ND PEACE" are quoted, so that all may have ,1 taste of the thrill that went rouucl the world when 18,000 persons at ~fodioou Square Garden shouted "AYE". One of the shouters was a ·catholic woman in tho bal('Ouy who had come tO be one of the disturbers ot' the m<w.t­ing. At fil'$t she hacl booed "'hen \he others booed. Warned to desist, .be remain~d quiet till. the .clOHe, when •he apologized to the usher l!.(ld remarked that she bad been helped. As ~.concluding words of that lecture she beard

n~"'; nt:T ll(' Jnfor1ucd th111 you <.-;1on<•l au<"<:eed ln ~:our 1.1r•1~ition to Tt1E TUEOCf(,,('Y. ,f1•h<n·a11·~ '':it~ n~~f.I <lo tiot !ear you. be<1tU~t· <:orJ i!( "·ifh us. (JtH'\'ll'Jinh J: 19) Yoi:u 1;Nr> ha:; c:<JO.l<.'. 'l'hr dh·ine Ju<lgn1...,J1t i~ wrjtlen againf:t you. th¥hn·tng f(}ur d<'structtou. :lnd rou ~n·t> J;oing to die-, and,, that the n1cnhn·:.V Qf roll shall J>erlsll tor ever.­Psahn 1.J5: ~o; ProvPrl)~ 1(1: 7.

'l'o :\LI. OltJ>ta=E·LO\'lNG CATliOLJCS, .J l>:\l' :S .\NI'> J>R()'l"­EST.\~Ts I il<ldr("R"- tbPro:e \l'Ol'dS of hopt•: He-1""totore you hn\'e J'ullo,.,·c"4.t the l~ad of norl,::::bteou~ U\CJ\, pern\lttlng tht1111 to thiok for you. It you \VOnld l'SCal>e dls:1stet nnd lind ~=- h·:ttion 1 o life you U)U!-tt

for~nltt• rcHgiou uocl choo,se aort :o;<•r\·e J<'hn\'ah God and Christ his Kln1!. A 11 \\'ho •l~ l\(•l .stand for God and H il'! kiogdou1 by Christ 1-eouliu 111 011r•o~ition ''1'1d \t•ill be dei-troyed. Those- ot good will tn,\·a1·d God " 'ill choose I-lifl. .;:ovcron1ooc undPt CIH·i~L. 1 L'hl)5't- no'" he~1riog and "·ho ci.~~trc thac righteous g<n·errunPnt ao<I pente, R:'lY A YK.

.Awakening of the Jews A r<?markable thing aoon~ lhe World-wide

ConYention. C('ntering iJ1 Xew York. h; the- awak­ening of the .Jews to 1 he fact that Goel'• King­don\ is thE>il' ·only hupL~. ln an early isFU<' of Co11solc1tiQ11 mag-azme will be published a letter from a pi-oinin~nc Jewish oculist a[!pealing to

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Judge Rutherford to strike a blow for liberty at the ·M~iliwn Square Garden which would h('lp tht"-.:c- p~~oplc now in ~nrh dire distress over the world as a resvlt of lhe per:iecution• with whitl1 Etn:Op<' i~ now a(!ame. That letter was reaa at the con;rnntion, and ercat~d a stir. And sinoo the convention the friendliness of many bf the Jewish Jl(:ople in New York city is note­worthy. The following ate certain selected para­graphs from Der Tog (The Day) , leading Yid­dish ne,-.spaper of the world, published in New York July 2:

There '\\•ere nun1e1-ous cases In Danzig ,.,..he-re mcmbci-a or the- 8au1e- or~'1\nlza.tton (Jchovo.l\°s ,vlt· nesses] defended .Jc"·s 1\itatnst assnnlts by or 'vhen those upl'IJ?ht \V01ncn of lh~ con1nlou people Intentionally pnt1·ooized .Je,vish stores .1ust ,,·hen Hit1erites piclteted those .Jc,vl~h sbop$. Only a hnlf year ago \\'hen lt~c an cpldc-1uil: all klnds of food st.ores JJe~an to Lhc ";e-H·kno\\·o slgus ··Judeo uner,viinS<.'.ht" (Je';\'R not \vantt.'d), th() S<HUC Gel"· man "'omen bare regarded it as n sacred duty to pro\'ide their Jewir-:b neighbors or n>f'l'C' :t('<1Ut1int• ~nces with food or milk \VJtbout llsklug any l"C\\'ard for it.

'l'O us, Je, .. ·l$. tbe wemf.M>rs of thnt or;u1nizatioo :ire true "tellllw ~\1ff(!1'(.)r!'I", brethren ln <lharefls. \Vben one uteet~ :ouch a Jnun or "'ornao they arc U1e on"S "'ho comfort the Jew·~ They (fllOtC? '\'u1·1ons Sible textt;. und (-'ll<.h.'a\'01' to J)r<>\'e to the .Te\\'S that i• tlnle or IHtt)pinc:;:-; is imfu~nding. ID a tlwt' of 1noral d~pressiou uud 1.<JIOI abs~n<"f' of l'i ghti:c~ of hopeleS$· ncs$ >lll(J <h~pcrutiou, \ Vll!-!U t•n(): does not l\now "'hat the morro,.,. \Ylll bring. thf> it<'i i v<.~ , .. ·orl\ of th<' \\'lr!c­$Prcad roUgious socl<'tY ot Lhc "futt!rtrn tion:JI Blble Si:udents Association'' and ''.TC>h<J\'nt(~ \\'itnc~~e-s" ls evidence thtH we still bnve a \'~l'Y g1·t>&t l'lt11nber of triends among~t the Gerr.01\n COln1uon people "'bo

literally 'veeo O\~er the great disaster whleh has be.fall~u the German peoJ)le.

Ther(}f()re 've ought utso here. up6n A.meriea.n soH. <'rrul[~ a <'loser (.'()Dtfl<'t ,,·ith the:;e very 1mpor­tant non-Jc,vt~b groups, wl\O$e members nre o.ur sincere f1·1cnds. Let us tnnnt!e..'i'.t towilrd them t~e '"·en dcsl>r,·ed sy1npathy : and '"h~n they organlze m~u;s meetlDJ?S to flg:bt against Nnz1sm and nntt· S~mithnu. the American Je'\'S ought to sho\v them open friendship in order to fight, jointly "''lth them, tlle co1nmoo fQe.

Convention Music The music at the

convention \vas excel· lent. Artists from all OYet the country assist­ed the regular Watch­tower orchestra of WBBR. One of the sweetest sights at the Sunday morning ses­sion in the Madison Square Garden wa& to see a little girl, not over 11 yeal"s of age, Wilma zee Whitener, of Kansas, two braids hanging down her

""''"-"''-"'""" b a c k , m o d es t I y b u t skillfu lly playing a piano-accordion, and very evidently inaking S\•.:cet music t\YO \vays, one with her instrument. and the other 1.-ith her heart to the Lord. God grant that she may pass unsrathcd through Armageddon.

Resurrection of Kingdom News

I N THE early pa.rt of 1918 the \VA1'Ct!­TOWBR BtnLE & TRAOT SOCIETY published

three issues of Kingdom N eu:s and circulated them widely. The circulation of these papers exposed the duplioity of the clergy so completely that one intelligent person said of J udgc Ruth­erford, "That is the last tlii11g he will eYer write." .)Yhat he meant was that the hypocrites would he "" infuriated that they 1rould cau•e him to be put to death. They did indeed attrmpt il, but f~.iled, and since lhen almost thrre Aun­drea mfll'ion copies of his book> ha\'e been plac.Jd in the han<ls of the people.

It is extremely interesting that lhe mi,d<!<!ds of the ~Jergy and their followel"S !eel to the pnh­lkation of Kingdqrn News ~umbers 1, 2 an<l 3; and it is also extremely interesting, and •ignili-

cant too, !hat, after a. lapse of 21 years, cond i­tions in connection with .Judge Rutherford's address at Uadison Square Garden made it manifestly God's will to pnhlish Kingdoffl Nems No. 4, which is •hown on the next four pages in slightly reduc-ed facsimile.

In Ki11 .. gdom Ne1<s Ko. 4 appears the best statement of whr1t look place at Madison Square Garden. July 25, 1939. You will find it in Judge Rutherford's "Open Letter to Mayor La Gthlrd ia'', and, ju;st so that thc'"1uayor '''ould not oo left in 'UJY doubt lhat the matters therein brought to his notice de;er,e his allentien, Jeho­vah·s witnesses placed a million copies in the hands of the eiti?-"ll< of Greater New York be­tween .July 15 and lhe 25th. Not another organ­ization on earth c-ould do it.

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' INFORMATION tor all Pt,..M of t<>Ocl win to• wafd Almlg'hty Ood. Jte..LIOION It 1 ..,,,.. al\d a "cJltt. GOO'& TRUTH tfll•lde, aM tt.r•"0-11" .. "f tha UPflgM.

KINGDOM NEWS DEVOTED to t~ prt11. clp&p of Juftl(;1, tn;rth, equl&y .J.nd tcln$fne-u .u IJrtmpltl'titcl In ll'.. •ct." and '"'>''"Ill' of \h• C~to-r <trf tfl• Unl¥UM • . • tbe ~'WDDM?Ot &baU be upoo &boulder; and lllS DflIOO 6ball

~called ~·ooder~l 001lnsellor, ..• of th<i In~ ot bl$ 1;<11'l:f'n• U)eOt aod J)('ate tl;lere !ball be oo end , •. The teal '<IC JE·llO\' AH

~":.: ~la KfNI CMl1t

Of boEru! Wlll 1)trlOr11'1 UiJt.-Isalab &: 6, 1.

Voll New York City • July 1939 No. 4


TO WRECK Assembly

THE FACTS On Sunday 25, at Madison Square Garden, New York, a great multitude of persons of good will met to hear the principal address of a three. day convention.. The Garden asstmbly \fas UnJ,ed by wire and witeless to dozens of slmilar a.ssem· blles throughout North America and other con· "nents. At the same also 1;cores of stations broadcast that address. For a fevr minutes dur­ing that one-hour meeting some misguided. fa· naUcs. directed by the Hierarchy of the Roman Catholic ChQrc.h. tried to drown out the $peak­er's voice and break up t.he assembly by a:tarting a chorus ot boos, howls and shouts of ''Viva Franco" and "Heil Hitler", in t.he top balcony. That shoi;t bat unlawful disturbance the press of New York and the entire nation snatched up as "news fit to print", falsely cha.racterizing it as a "riot" that "broke up the meeting" "in dark-

ne1;5" in a "bloody free-for·all fight". All- present at the Garden and the thousands or milliOf:\S who heard the whole speech on the radio know what occ·urr~d. Falsehood$ printed ag "news" are unan• swerably contradicted by THE FACTS searched C)Ut by Con8Qlation mai;:az-ine and its atforney&. people who love honesty know that they cannot rely upon the associated press and new~ paper publishers who prefer to print what helps to sell papen;. In the public interest, therefore, Kingdom News presents THE FACTS a.. found and sent to the l\Jayor of Nt.w York. who also was misled by the false press reports. 6lore facts, in another open letter sent to the Roman Cath· olic urc.hbishop of New York by·a member of the New York Bar, are also publii;hed here, to;rether with other information for the cartful consider. ation of every order-loving person in this world's greatest city.

·ope n Let t e r t o Mayor La Guardia tDated Brooklyn, N. Y., July ll, 1939)

Honor<d Sir: This letter is not to ask a favor. The purpose

is to place before you some pertinent facts and to respectfully request a ste.tement of your position regarding the same. As tl\e ehiet public servant of the people of Gr<ater New York your attitude not only affects the people of this city but its influence reaches throughout the land.

FACTS: June 23·2'~ wAs the oecasion of• peace­able ..,,sembly or thousands of Christian people in C6nvention within the City of Xe\t' York for the study of God's Word, the Bible. On the 25th Madison Squ(u·e Gtl•rden was the key assembly for 1nany other like public a...qenlblies of Christians in A.1neriea,



Canada, Great Britain and Australia, all of which assemblies "·ere tied togetiter by wire and wireless equipment, thus n1alting it one tre1nendous Ja,vful Christian assembly. The people were there at that time to listen 'to ·an address on OOVERNl\IENT AND PEAC~; deliyered from 4 to 5 o'clock P.M. In addition thereto seventy-five radio stations broad­cast t he sp~ech. More than eighteen tllous.and per­son$ were orderJy and la,vfuUy assembled at t4e Garden to worship Almighty God.

The Catholic clergyman Charl03 El. Coughlin had his followers picketing a ce.rtaitl ra.dio station i:n the eity. 'l'ho"e and other Catholics ho.d repeatedly on previous occasions threatened to break

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8 • u·p the Madbon Square Garden mcet­i.ri,@:. and (lther meet.in8$ tied togethf>r with i~. Out. n9tice or this thrc.nt.c.ncd unh:iw(ul ac.tiOI). ·was gi\·en to the 1)0• Ji¢e offi:ci:i.h, of lb~ City of New York. as \¥~1 ~ oth¢:t; Ciljes. About <J P.ll. tbree-OathoJic Dti<'{lts took i;eat.'I in the gallery of the Oardtn and <'bout Che &au\e time 200 or more Coughlin Cat.h­o1ic pickets, led by an a,ghatol· weU known to the pol ioe, m:rrched into the $tltl)6 sallery immediately bac.k of the ep_tak:cr-'a pJa&form. They came there for the ~xpl'('$$ed purpc:xse of breaking up that mooting, •nd thi! is sh<>wn by an abundance of evidence. About twenty minutes afte;: the .speech be­gan, and at a gh•en s.i,gnal from some one of t11em in the gallery, tl1at com­pany or fanatical persons t>eg:in a loud dii>turbanco of yelling. shouting and$:. Us.hen e.alled upon tlle police to quell the disturbance, to which de­mand &he police ~ter in charge re­plied: "That i.<J your job." This state.­Wltnt wrus in the taoe of tbe facts that the policemen at the time bearing tllld :seeing the unlawfnl action of the di$turberB.

Uishcn lawfully in charge of the meeting hurriedly r ushed 10 the point of disturbance and demanded ef the distutbtns t4t .th~1 oem intetl'UJ)· tlon or else leave the meeting place. Instead of obeying, the Cfltholie £anat. ica1 disturbers violently assaulted a number of the ushers., and some of lhe tUJhers in turn defended them. sclvcs. TJ1c police did not CV\'D at,... tempt to ar"' anyone for unJawtuUy disturbing that lawful as.<rembly, but they d id arrest $everal of the ushel'9 who were aeting lawfully in the per· formanec of their duty. Two woeks have passed and no one of the dis· turberts has been arrl'!SLed tor an at­tempt to break up a Lawful tl$$embly. Low-abiding citizens have been a.r· res~d for doing what the police are gworn to do but whieh they failed to do.

PRESS: The public press and a few "'dio statio~ 11nnounced that the meeting at :&ladison Square Oarden was broken up by rioten llnd that the riot. spread to every part of th~ Garden and that usht"rs had been arrested.

The mooting was not broken up. The entire pt'O¢tledings were tsirnul­taneowtly recorded by electrical means and that tl'anscription clearly pro\'es the untruthful statements made by the public p~ and certaio radio st.a­tionl't. l<'or one hour every word of the spiakc-r was tran:s:mittcd to the Englis:b·'SJ>Caki11g world abo,·e men· tioned, was clearly heard, and was transmit\ed by wire to lhc re«irding $tudfo, all of which is unquestionably

Tiu MESSENGER proven by the recorded apcech and by the many eablegram.s received and publicly r~d that same njgbt at the ~t:idison Square Garden.

YOUR STATEMENT: On June 29t.h the New York H tr old Tribunt quotes yon, the ?tlayor, as follows: "I eall your 3ttention, goentlemen, to an incident of a few days ago, when another group, seemingly and osten· sibty pretended to be for the good thinga of life, openly att~eloted people of your faith." The paper then adds: "The remar« was taken~to be a rtf· erenoe to the ~oo.,,.crnment and Peaee' meetini; of the J ntermtional Bible Stu­dents Associat.ion at. Aladison Square Garden on Su:nday, at which a riot started chargeis by Joseph F. Rutl1erford that the Rom;in Catholic Church backed Chaneeltor Bitler in Oermnny."

In complete contradiction ot thb statement. to you, that.« An.· other group openly attaeked the peo­ple ot your (Catholic) faith", l sub­mit the complete text of the speech, ' 'be iranscrlption reoord thereof, which will be furnished tit your re­quest. At the point of the speech where the di$iurbanee bega.n had bcC1'l said against the Catholic faith and no reference to Catholics, except a quotation from Tht Catlt<>lit E"" t';tJCloptdi(l.

The name of Hitler wu not men­tioned once. There was no occasion at that time to mention bis name. In view of thC$C (act.3 t.he public is, miJJ.o led by the press and by quotations of high oOicial~ who wert not present, all of which the thousand$ of orderly people who were present well know oontral'y to tbe facts.

QUESTIONS: In behalf of a greal number of honest, &incere Catholics and oon-Ca.&holies or t.he City of New York, as weH as elsewhere, J respect.· fully propound to yOli, ~11". Mayor, the foUowiJ)g questiorui whic.b the peo· p)e have a right to demand uf 'heir :&layor shall be answered:

(1) Section 1 .. 'fO ol Utie Pena) JA.w ot New York i;c": .. A pcr$0n 'Who, without aullwrity of Law wilf\Jll)' dJatu.rbs any flMembly or mec:tin,1, not unlawful in i~is character, ia guilty ot a misdemeanor." Are you in fa,-or of enforcing lhllt law!

(2) The aasimtbly at Madiso-n Square Cardell was a l•W'ful one. A crowd <if ganvleni. ope1)]y claiming to- be· elie Cougblinitel!, w)Ufu.lly diJturtie<.f th11t meeting, having come th~l'e delibe111.tely for that purpo$e. oft\cer$ th$T$ p~nt saw auc:h ftagranl violation of the b. .... ·• Why did not ~ police arrest And pl'09~Ute tbosie ••iutul la«'~b~aken! Do you approve of th• ution of the p~ Uee in ~ruaJng to arrest the rloteu and at the $A!Tle tin:.e arre:cting u:shers who there by right and aeung in the performance of their lllwful <hay!

Your copy free Tbe 8POOCh "OottnU.nfflt aod Pesce'', ~hea on Juoe 2t'i at M11.dl!!On & Gardtn b1 .Jod~e Rutherford:. It sbows l\l'hat JJ$ll0\.AH, the Pro­tector or all uprl,gbt persoo3,, pur" po!le!I to ao very sooo t1ptD1Jt ori;a.o­llt.'d rdlgloo, Oi!J eoe-m.1 aod the ~tru.c~th'e roe or au ~t people. Il Sho'll.'8 bow JEHOVAH. ttie Al· m1stit1 GOO ·or ltle H<'brtws. Mil @\'t'"f'O the ('n1i~ worid forever th"-11).gh n111 Kloc. Christ Jt$'US. tbe .MeM1ah. who lt tM PT.lnoe r>f f'CitCC. wheo ef'ff'J relii;!Oa" ln-11t11ut100 aDd $J$lem Is N't'Pt tron:i t~ (;D..l'th b,. ll'mh1tl~~ power. \Ytlte ror yoor toPJ ot tbe .el)('«b to

\VATCHTO\VBR tlT Adams St .. Brooklf1l, N. Y.

(3) Is the atatement publlshed in th afortmend.ontd ~•sJMtpu, to wit: •A»~ <>ther grovp (meaning thOM: Cbri.slWU lawfully a&"!le:Mbled at the Gank-n for won.hip of Almi.ght'J God) openly a.t.­tacked the peopk! '>f 7our [Catbolk:J fs.ith." 1u1Jy approved by you aa 14AJOt or not, and if yes. upon whtt.t. do JOU ba.e:ie that statement!

(4) AS Mayor do you favor and ap.. prove the action .of the Ca tho lie CoaJb· linile$ In w1Ufully attempt:lng to break up a ptaces.ble Md lawful auem.bly even though those disUl.rber# did not agroe with the statemeni. mAde by the s~er?

(S) You ha'te publldydenow:>eed B.iUer ol\ many occtL&:ions, and properly to. I 'Clld not mc1"1tion Hitler. But fNffl it I bad._ waa t.hat any UC'QM for Catholic Cough­linites to att<:rnpt to break up a lawful U3ie:mb1y?

(6) TheN is a vo.$t d.iffe.rtaoe bet.-eea the'tl people of the CasboUc faitb. who honest!)• and iinoerely follow Utat fo.itll, and tboi$e who compose "The Cath­olic Hierarchy of Authority". Do )'Ol;l

fAV'Ot the lliertircby, wb.ldi is ~tpen.te-Jy at.ttmpdng t.o m•kie Amerk• fA$Ci•t.. $1" do 7Qu favor and support &.be COM.Mon J>M>pli! of the Catholic and au other fa.itha who dc$int to h<me$tl)' And p~abl1 aa.­aembli', and' wbo a ro•emnu?.nt where men mo.y wo,.sbip· Cod accordi.ntr to the Constit.ut.ioul giuatar1tf;G?

(7) In tflo; ligoht of more than ft(~ centuries ot bis.tory, showing n1as tht­IlitU1rchy hu con11tantly p$rS$cuted Jewa, do you now Utln.k tor one momm.t th.At t.M Hierarchy '>f Acithority is hon· estly and a:inetrtl1 in ta.vor ot perm.It.­ting Je•3 to live pe~abl)' in America like other J>t!Ople, as the prut· hai, 9\>d?

(8) The "'Cti.tholic Action" operated b)­the Hie.rtn·chy '>l Authority hu repfliat­tdly at.ttmpted to break up lawful astem­blles of Chrbt.fikn people in A~rica. Tbe same Hier•reh.1 and ita ~nlll tried to do lbe same. thing at .our convention on. June 2Sth at. London and other Brili;sb c1tie11. but $cioth1.nd Yard pre"en\.ed &.be: same because they did thtb- dul)'. Do YoU approve of !luch ••CnthoJic Action'• or do you f•vor froodom ot llpeech a:nd fr.o­dom of wor.sbfp in Ameriea by aad for-

eRo .. oeASTi Tu114 '" W88A (1.SCO kc.) S<11', .. t• & PM, July u. 30, ,)f!(I A.u~n '· to.- bl'O•lkaft of FtleOAo•o Sl'llCtt '"'O ......... me"' ""d PH~'', whlo:l'I ~•vu th• llN.•• did not p11bllflt th• tJolil'tl'I •

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(t) y .. - .... ,..., .......... fed tut l'&ldam or- Nulua k npidly ·~ .... Mot Amtrica. and tlle ftt.rtber rut U..t •c.thotk An:kln• b not ciMt IJ9~ Wt optal.J nipponinc that Teitalitatl&A _..._.... A• N&J'O:r of Utl.e ritJ w'Wda 9'dt ot that qoatiaa • JM \ak4iT

(JO) Ref .... i. a&lute !..p. bD a:nd Nw dow"ai W mt11 I• Nbed upon u u Utv:te or Jutifleatloa to p11ni.s.l1 om ... tlan1. That fanetKlllm had itf birt.h it1 Nati C..nna.nJ and It tm_,1oyod by TotaJJ.. t.arian r..-ltn u • method or eoereinr and t'f!Jlwntlnr the people. That rtU­sio1J1 f11Mtkftm ha• been brought Into Amtrka tflOC!ntly, 11.llliovah Americana tor 1$0 )'O":r• havo N1tpe11\ed tht Bag and obeyed the law for which I\ 1t•nd1 without bti111 oomptlled to wonbJp It. Chrl•tiain do not 1aluto the flag ot any ciountl'Y nor !!!II nor bow down to any

The MESSENGER ~ for the tole l'tMon U\al Alre1-"t1 God ba:9 commanded that t~ ah&JJ not de> 10 ancf liT.._ Tll'7 df> '"1 C(ld rt.tii.r thaa l!!M!'ll. bttaat Goel'• law la "''""""• and tbq .,. altO' dilipat .. ., ... ..,. ... of .. lud. tha.t .. aot la '9mt,.. ftJrtion of ~ law. SlMIU CMl•lau 'be cceipelled '° Yiola\4! Cod'• la• i...,... lO plea9e miea! ls ft Wt.r t. obt7 tM law oi w-hQ tM lac la a .,,.w, and ded1be to won.hip tbe ftaa, or b it '*"4T to ind11lp. ha th• ~1"n>Of\7 of •h1una the ftag and Uien nra.t,ptway •U.h ,,,,.. punity and ap11roval of ~lal1, wrtltullJ violate ~ Jaw ot lbe land?

Jeho,·ah';t witnC81U do not oslt fa. \'ors of you aa ma1·or, but thoy do d&o mand that thrir Con.llitutk>nal richta be respected. Jehovah's ,.,hnestet 11ro not tisking for a dofctlllO, bcc1u11c they• need none. They trual in Ood and in Chri!st, who de.fend them. Jchovab'1

, witnesses do have the rlaht, howtvcr,

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l'I demand tbat pnblic oll!ci.&b tttp«t and i.rn'D&l"tiall1' &dmi.D.ilUr the i.w of tM fa.nd bi seeing to It that tb• ~ poopl<9 of all faiths and all,.­ha"e the right to exettise withou1 biD• c1nn .. the tr..daa of .-mb!T. '­dom of gpoe<b, and freedoll of ..-onlllp of God wbm such lttOdom .i.. not endan&"• tho pobHe ...iw..

Mr. llayor, b afiida! ttpre.enta· tive of millions of people in lbis greet c:ity, you owe to them and to the pub­lic generally throughout the te.rth a plain statement o{ what exactly la your mnd and what it you.t answer to tl1e foregoing questiom.

Very rt&peetfully 1ubmitU:d1

~President WATCH Towu BmLs k T°RAOT Socmv

[N~w._Y_o_r_k·-,s--A-r_c_h bi~-h op Notified

oly 7, 1939, th• followi~ let••• ...... nt to tho rtttn!.1¥ ual"'1 bta4 of the C.tholie ru .. azcliy'• p,.,.; ... of New York. by Jmepll WheJ~ Attornq and Coonttlor It Law, 10 £Mt 40lb St., Xew York.

deDt. J~ J~ F. Bal~ WU ·~ to .. , .. ud IMdt. • pabllie ICkl:l'f!n. bl"09dc!nl CO I tarp pl.rt •t Chi wortd. 011 U•• tltor!J' .ubJt'<'C cif •· l'Ut'll lDd Goteromen.t~: hl1 aoa.rn1 Mcu a1 roar o·~oct t.nd ('Oallnlllld tor OO• tl .. r. dt­&pite tbe lncldeots I a.hall rtdt•. An "'filt"" trice.I LraaterlJ)l.10111 or 1ht •allrt •ddl'\'1111 waa rosde. aoct-n ls •"•lla\IM In cooOrma· tiM or tlU' slat.eU1eota.

For •omo month• pullt • l•r8' pn1 of Roman Catbolle aod o.llle<I'1ot1 have • 1ckmt1r1str11tc.od" be(.,,.. Radle> 6t11t1011 \VHCA In "prOteM 11.pluet 1.1..a.lal (If frt>e • 1ieech" to u nh .. Qvougl1t1n, Oo U*" 8un· <1•1 11tteroooo menuoootl:, "tbt t.od,. OOM· 0011mt!Ot'I Une ino'td over t'to11 \\'MOA to tbe O•rdm." eome GOO atrOIU'. orrlvlor mere after Ult acJJrt11 blLd ~ u1Mttr wey for .... t"·uau- mtrn.ic• Tllt1 IDO.ttbed dawn tbe bt.kOn.y C'Ol'tldott God i::i.~ lato an. U.lliOct\lpif.d ll(ll("lli"ft ot •ti behind the tOMktra plaUor•: tbbi I ••· A BoolU C..lhOlie prl..t, wbOM t dtdl .oc M!e. sat Jn lM lrvat F\)llr, Vpoe a ~ko laalli Cll t.4ttttk llPtt. tM nHN ... brob 0Gt latG bo'sb .... wl'IJ 0Mo~ u6 llllCapd •Mt tlttolt •ltM9all t~ • "'doe .. wfddl •M I M•. aM ...,...... ....... aod ~ Clt'C'Vn(L

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'?111• Cl.tie PN!!lf!fll• &och • UblQU(' r('C()N1 of perJur1 <10 lbl' pert or tl1e a:ei.101.11 Catb· 011(' <vmplalnants that. with tbe 11(too-1raphLc rt00r111 before me. I ~It" lta moni al(."11111 meodactt.t to you. Ooe of U11 plc•k• l!(tlf mob Which '4g]of'ed OW'ef from W)tCA to lb~ 01trdeo .. aad who m11de lltWI ,,..o,.. to tbe eomptalat •AB ooe, Pblllp M"7: hi. .-->clau, cor:np1atout ,,,...,. • 10001 C.tlio Ollt' Jtfrl, AaxlM \Va.UoQ. Botb Of tlwm _.. ... ''TIOfloa"' voclf(lfOUl1. Both IW'O,._ •llll mlk'b ~lrn:~tlal detan uiJ I~ ree1nidlit<klelt\. the Oto:ftadant Ullfot Jowplil Rot ... altf'.r f.nt snU:'-lf .... _: bowa ..........,... •ltlD Ml caw. ~ ~ ~ wlOt tlile ft:C'Tllle tell Of Ids rue-. t1wD "'n.19ed ld:I ca. Ud .C1'11Ct: 1W oe ta. Med Apes wu ~ .,.,...... ~ f,.. die 1'0rft of Ulie lllc'W. 8omt ot ACDM' bteudi lltm eeco~.,. btt rroc. the Gardfa q 900D: a. She bad ,...,~ tbe bliow lbat .....,-'". ~CIOf' Of Ulilt lqJ!llfDlld. ~ "W'U DOt loocbed. U \M ~I wUI

A .. ltbMJ tor tbe &f1:1ndaot t8tl&ed tbal be ottrbC.f"\i Ma;v ttll Atoetl lo lk d6wt1 an the Aoor et Jf lwockOO OOwo, o.00 then make a Char84 t<> th& J»lk'e- Uu1t •°h9 IMld "bt!il;n •tnH:t bf an U:'l.ber 111)(1 lo(l('kl'CI uoco011Cloue. 'l'o '':rcbc•t" thll aa,n11sf&11J te.thooo,v. tbe oompLtlnanb 1lr111.11ht In ll 111t1w wltoeas wbo lutd not bl.'tlrO ttie "''""' \tfOWI t~ttmonr aboot Rotb'• attl)(lt; oo Ag!Xl9: tbl• Wltoe$ff "r~bl.11100 .. too WU<il. tie &'lli·o~ tlia~ be bad eecorted AfP• h'l'r tJ11ttr 1u1d other women 10 tbe 111eetl01C au<1 ant with tbeu1 l.n t11(1 l!Ectloo referred t1>; Ape11 llAd lf1"on> tbat Ille llad not beeo lD ttlat lli!('t\OCl; bet friend tbeo IWOl't Ullt wtlff lbt riot bf'OU oar. lie and bll ~

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10 ~l'tl '1nrl"'<I to 1 .. f~ tJ1f' Cardell, be f\l!Ohll A)tl>tt 1tod be,. 919ttt bJ 1be arm; thn1 °'' til4'.'J pa11111•J bt• 11uw au usber {lh1s~dl Kur.teo. •·ho wa.9 ilfltlon("C) ~V· c:r 111 ""·llt>ri>0 11wsiy frqm R-0tl1'11 '113111.lll, w11ere ti~ other wlrn~ sworo thi In. ~ldcul Q«Urrt'<l I J1trlk1• lht" "tmkno••D woman" 11.'lth hi.ii <"fltie: ib:it no one Hrt.)el AglMJt. bul thut ;\;n1~ 1117 doYrn on tbe ftoor 11 hi• Ct-el, and 111n• c:i.rrk>d wt by frll't;ldl. 11nd thnt 1•e hud t11k1•n .. movlt11 J>IC1Uret" uC lllt' e:irrJlllJ 0\11 111ttr.e. 111!3 rtb111C.ol whu~ th1,111 rth111t('e,I ti•~ ~llrl! •tory ot nllt-1,'f!d as!luul• oo Al:OP$ bf Uotb «1r by an)'Ofl(> and oro,·•·d that M11~" Agr••"!ll t.11J u.elrotbtr Cut11olk\>IW~ badU111e 1u'11(11('11 reun:I tor ·'{"~the>!!(' 'J'ru1h.'" 1't.o tit'(l"O.d~ttl • Y.11ll ll.\'llUIUed, aJlid the ((Ill~ pla101u:it• were t.dmoD\blW<I •C!!lruit 1n;1k· i.nJ; u Curtl!&r rotl'lplafot for "aHnull .. u a >Katte ot Coort time,

Thf':.(• art' 11uri11nory OOtal11 of 1111~ OUI· roae aicclnst dvll rights oo the ron of fli(ltlJ~ of JOur F'ltltliful trnd of lhdr .i:ullty enort t-0 tNike eurltal aod N'edll out ot lbdr owu c• ll1"1in11t 1>11Wlc order 1uu.J rl.l:bt or Crk sl)K'cta. 1.'belr dar or rectoo· Ing for lt 11 )'N 10 ('(ltl)('.

Tbb; latt<St C:atl10U~ outras;\' aploat tbe pitNiOfl:t and rl;ht.t ()r "Jt'bo\'•h"• vdll'l•'M• es" (1 aiu •t'llt oae) is a.iUi,i>ll' tbe 'llllt one .o £11r oc • 1011.g •ud dh1.gr1u.-etu1 tl4:rlfl of R0«1U1ll ("'al~li(' -OUINltt,'IJ 11~h'l3t tbeae r11~Pt"etabk! 11nd 111w-abldlo1 C".'01)1~ ht law• lest a11emp1s to auf•S:Or~• tlllod deillOY them l.Od l11~lr >esal fllMi OOOl!tUuU011111 rl&hl ..

Your E:n'f'llf'ncy m~I lus4w that hU.O· dtt<la,, tJ1ouw.ods of t hel r Q"mb.?rt bti '-e bNol'I !lub)l•..::tro to lnmtt, al'Tdt. tlnf' llDd hrl1.frl60Clll\('IH lo maoy dtih •IMS towna ot Ud$ ~miry, In n.uu11n Oltho1h' mm.11:tul'll• t1('8. by JlOOlMI C..'a1b011C 1tMIOt8, f(W n-O )l:g11I off4:n.c. H )'4>11 di> oot lmow, I 11•11 you tbtH lb ()\'tr v1w huhdred ln,stu1M.'t8 Uom110 Olt1>11Uc ntu:u1v1• lttl\'(' lx!o!·n n1110Jl' toH!f t\O 1111w11 .611«'<'6!C\lllJ) 1-0 torw JtAdto Br()90C$1Ung 81.illr>PJ 11.avinc ~1.1tr1u:t• with ti.ii• orpub:alion, to btftldl 11ldr C'Otl\1'911• •nd (1("1111h~ nght Qr Cn-e ¥1)(('t:b 10 Its •INkeAAiell: one audl attt-lllPl \\:ti m:ult' by Cl•e pious 1al>trt ot UrOQll:l)'O,

1 but t:iilled: • a.u~u! oDe was tu;ttel~ .. by the hends of your Ou.iN.>h lo. l111lladelphltt. tor wl1lcl1 a dtlltlfli.<· t..t:H I.ti nvw 1*n1llllj: ttgnli»t J'O<lll' ~rdhu1l ArC'hhl~op allod 01Jwrs t11t'l'4!. A blj; bill of pt1rd<-ul11n of «htr meotkltlns <'"¥ bqt rtnd('l't'(l: tblt •ulllt'fll 10 1iutnt tbt• morttl. LJml tht>~ i. too moet1 "C.1b<>Uc AetlQo'· 11broeo 111 thle ltncl, and IL1,tt ~un:h•n·•llloit Au:itrlNn Actloo 1• bt«mllug 1o-cr~11a11y rea(J~ ll> Otts& tbb tTil trentL

H doe!i nor become m~. oot ba v1nr t.he Cure- Of CflUWlito toul,f, to ~1j;1,"(>$l rl'fn('(11t'4 throu;b )'-Our hip Jurl&dlctlOO: 1 •lmttlJ' eull to )'011r 11t1C'ntlon th._ obrioias 111>\!se•. aod 1~ lhat. u-0 ... 1iv: 01~111. the tH<mtnc un~lrllh)l'(t lfal of )'0\11' F1111lhf\ll In lhll ).letropoli1tn. SH •,alD8' thC' dvll rls;lllJ of An:if'r1C"Q.nt ru:11.v be rctesooo.bly abotel.I bJ • .tKture (t(llll )'OU.

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City l\1agistrate Finds Usher "Not Guilty" The Luw of the p,fo,t High C<id p~

\'ldN that '1H the llH>\Jtb or lWO OJ' th!'ff wH11t·.vcJ1 :d11ll th~ mllltt-r ~ ~labllilhed'. CDeuh•r•.'OOJnT 1u: 15) 1'he 11P'rh ot ou11 1111'' he tullllled by thf- lt'llth"OU) "'hltb Col· Jowo; ('111 M11J:.151ra1e Pet('r Abtlct. S"°"'mth Disnkt, Boroutb or }11nba11an. llti~Dtd for two da)·t co lht ('SISf' of •n u"1itr. J0&epb Roth. r111.w11 attVllf'dof tiavl.Dr.-Jt In tl1• Madhon $quirt Curd.ea "r101" -011 Jun@ 25. 'l'bl• ls tb~ uttter 01itnt1ooed lD tl1e l!C'U('r If> !bot C1Hl1<1ll~· t1 rd1bbllop, l'6' pr~tu.<."'d lo tblt paper, The JU$t Judi;e, l'ru:r AbC!lti1, upoo henrln; the tt'1thooo1 hi ti~ cut OjO.IMt Rotb. eald:

"h would '-em rcnmnoblC' t.hat the de­tecioJ•Ol ••• ao ue.IM>r. Tbtl"e' I• no dealal ot tllaL T~CY w11s ottd for 90mebods to k~IJ OTdtT, AJ)lltlreotly lbe ~kt I~ It h> tbC' peuJ)le lbllt rfl.ll the ·1111ow' 10 k~ or1~r thl'tl'. Wltb 1u m•ny tlKlusnod• of JM'(lflle In II (l}U('(! llke tbUt 1'01'l'l~bod1 lla• H> kV<'P orller. 11ocJ 11114.' 1he fortt JI~ san· to preten·e oroet. 'l-Wy may have to

u.. rl'lltOnaUe fO"-'t· No one! b.a1 o rl,cbt ti> IX' th~~ oDd cre.ote a dl11turbaQ~ T't(at Is llOW ' uodl'nltllud II. Th~ J'leOj)le r\10· ulo; lht m4'oertng bn.d 11 right to t'jtt'I 111.1 "Wbo v.ere 111.wtna. So rar ail tlte dleorderlJ t"Oadu(1 ('hurg(' lJ ('(IDCf'l'llf'd I wlll !.w;I Rotb 0-01 1u.Ut)'. :>ow oo t~e •tter ot a$Wnlt ~ I think th11l oo 11.111 d1&r-tt la Spe('tal St>uk>D6 th-e deteod.11.01 R0th, WUJt 1111 t~ tTl\knre lbllt ha1 eowe bt<C.:>r·~ mt. would ~t the b'lo~nt or 1t1e d<l\1\11. 1 Cbfnk It would ll4l o wa'l'1e of lftne or the Oou1'1 of Spectd Se-Wont to P"'•cot tb1' m111u r th~·re: You l1ai·e l111d •a full aDd OOIZ'.lttlece bearltlJ bere u aorbod.v <-'Ot.lld h•fll ID • ca:st" lit• thll. I bnff oo PtlltlK't With ao)'bo<I)' •·ho disturb& 11n1 publl~ ~IA(. wb!ther of t'u.tbf'r t"OU&blto ot iinyboclJ el•. AJDH (\>;'altoo) •••t no( hurt. 'l'b•t *lkkl lC UIY mlrid. So I <IJfD)I• 01• f.'Olll· plalo1 11gninwt Ro-th."

Mactsc,.te AboelM It hereb1 publklJ ('()mwes1d«I for bl.I o.bUJt)I to Jlld41t be­tweeo Caci• •11d Octlon,

Jesuits and Catholic Moguls Disagree on Methods Embarrassment. confUsl<in and dU­

unity, tll)' F! Pncolli'• Jc1t1it1, re-11\llt ,trom unauthoriied "*" of the term "CaUiolie': b)' J'l'OU~ of Cutholic:a who actually oppoae the reneral aen11e and inlcnt. of Co.tholieitm in thi• country. Jn A.~ (Ju.n.e 24, 1939), their Gtft. eial mt.i"AZ:i.l)o, Juuita appeal for l'CI•

atrkted U3e of lbe Urm. Biah<ip& Ol.lg:ht to t:Ol'l"rol most •trialy tM u.;e of the name "C11.thohc'", s11.y the Jesuits.

J. Noll. a biiho'P wh06e diooeae ctnten at Port \\'ayne, Ind., llllowcd his oftidaJ newspaper, 01t1' S10"4y Vi.tit~ (June 25, 1939), to pl'lrU boldly on its ft(lnt .. RulMrford ahou\d be H<futed. \\'e'd be much wiser to devote out time to •n~r­lng the aYj'\H1'41Jlt8, Dtprive )'0\11' •nen:UM of free spocch, a.nd )'OUr Cllt.m~cs will aomt day deprive you. ot your right&. Cerll1inly Rutherford i& mo.king c;apltaJ

"of Catholic attempts to have him ailenctd. Fortunately wc !\«ml lo ha\'C jp\'l!n up our mbguided etr<im along thoM llM:1, Wt tlltr .. ii •till • bit~r after t.llrle from the pre'rlou.s mlstallts. We can nrove our cloim• a:i tb• &\JPPl>rl('rt of liberty onl1 by helping- protect the llberty even of tlw1!e with •·hom w4'Clt.''

Ul1:1agrteiog, Pactltl'a "hot .. l"adlo priest, Charles Coughlin ot SO(it.d Jw11tic.: •rtd its ';purgatory" r:tcktt. prefers the JWW broradea.ittn' code under wbkh "h• says "'•nti-Oiithol!c nnd anti~rdigioua broMI· usts, ot Che RuthC'rlord iypc. would bt barred". ln the prittt"s brwdcut July II he ls said to have induded tht falsehood that 'Jeh<>vah's witnC'.&Mt arc api11$t e't• erything and eve.r)'body' and that 'if pa· trfotk Amcrku.ns would rise up •n<I stnnd on U1eir hind ),gs and tomt out of their boles, Ji-h-0,·ab•s witnCNJC& e<>!lld be de-1tr07cd 1n one dsy'. Coo~ 1urgestion, Pf:l'NPt, i• John

Barney's. lie, u hea4 of Pattlli's ·~ elcty of r.Hulon.ary Jtt.uiw' (alJO c.Utd "Paulis\ Fath.en") •t. New York. k~dt thnt 'heretic• may riahtly be killed' by Catbolles wbenevu Catholle11 111'C $t~ng enoutth. '

So also at Philadetphia, Po.cclll'• em.i· JK'flt aid1t, Dcnnls Dougherty, tardl:nn.l arcbbl!bop. ln&iau .toutly thflt he and hit aooc- .. will ~ fuitb(.r and more dzu..


Ue action if iM brotidCNting of Judp RutMrlord is permitted to continue". Likcr~:i" Pactlli'• ard'cbishops a.od bi1h·

op• wlio at \Y1uhlngton dirtiel hit Na• ttonal C•th.,,Ue Welt•r• Confef' ~au .. HS newt bureau to g ive r~•der1 ct• olk-controUed newspaPtr• throUogho-ut 'ti. United States the Ad\•ke of their mon• aipor P. W)'flhovtm, of New Orleans. in whose 11)-nclic.atecl &rt.ide they l'Ud: 'Flrit ol all ch~ Jehova)1't .,..ltne•au strong 11r1umcJtl!t whe.n they eall al )'our doors: and if that proves lnetfeelJve, call tM poliet tlotioo or thcl lhtrHf, not th• priest·l1ouse:.•

Pacelli personally end<>rMt th• C'lm­'P•lp now belnr pushed MUon -wtde •eain£t Jehov11h'• witneNN by the Ben.­ priest R1chard FtHx, of MISJIOurl, and his 'Dcfcndcl'$ of Cath1>lic Faith'• ••Ith alil ot the Knights of CohJmb\a.s, for the iW-Ol'D PU.l'l>OM that Judge Ruih­• rford. "shn.11 <inee more, Cod w-illins. wf';flr the mit>e• of a c:on"iet''. .-ven thou~ the pope'• Knigtit of St. 0'1'1tr­ors. liartio TbO'lllu Manton (who dv.r­irl& the World War wronafu.11)' denied them bail and htld Jud~ R<J.tMrlord 1ind hill companiont io tht Pftlj• tentlary tor nine month!), now vainly tri~ to uvc him.Mil the nco4 t1> dor1 tbe zebra garb and take up his re!ldence Jn tbe Federal penitentiary for "aellinc justice"' (Mt J.utttt) whllc arY· iJ\.&' u U- .,tenth old man" ()f tbe Unittd $t1tte1 judiciary. Catholic pr$ howls ~tlnuov.5ly 1.bout •hat •u done '* Rut.Mrford roo" U1.11n lweoty )'4t.n •JO• o.hd remains entlrt1y tilent about Ca~ lie ~em•l" Mal'.lton and his &rt•t crime. Cathohe HWratth)'--<'Oflthtmt.-beyf

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Experiences with the Police

UNEXPECTED prai.e C-QntC• somrlimc•. an<l and protrctc<l. He was infonnecl lhat he need from quarter. un<•xpected. One hi'h ~ew uot wo1·1-v about lhnl.

,l' ork policeman. on reading the $ign ·'Reli~ion is i\ Jilt\ ·of infor111ation mareher~ wa:-: mot'ing a snare nnd n racket". inade the rcn1ark. '·Yc'r<' no1·thwt1rd on Eighth :\vf'nUP, Xeu· 1-ork . .c-\ domned right; you man. approaching, people have the right •·ushed over to a po· slant on it." liee1nan in the ::treet,

When a Brooklyn <nying loudly: "\\'hat \\1itncss \-ras nssan ltCd, ........ m ~1oi."' th<' h-- does this the patrohn<1n on the J ~:;:~\;:'::~~::"~. 1nrnn nnr"·ay! E'·ery-beat used his nighl where you go you meet stick on the a»ailant 'cm 1•· The poli<'<'man and offered to prefer 11 as heard lo .:n: "It's charges again~t thr ng- n Mn:.:.pirnc·y .... ,. But grei:sor. Lhc information n1arch

111 N e'v Yotk. iu inovf'cl on. front of Manhattnn Aflrr Jwd.~c Huthcr· Center, a reporter for . font's >tieech. one po· The Messenger said to Inforw!lt1ou m.arch~rs nt llouolulu, 1Iuw11U lic-eman at the :.\Iu<li.son a policeman. ".Ho" do vou fmd this bunch?" Square Garden wa< lieartl to »<1y. "From now He replied, "They are the easiest collection of on I'm going lo tell tho,e priest. >Ontething !" p<:ople to b.ifndle we've e1•er liad here. There is In CJ1icago. while adwrti>ing the !:;unday no argu1neut 'vith the1n. 'fhry do "·hatcver you speech and giving H ";itnPs~ to a '"01nan. one ask them to do. You oft.he publishers heard can oee thnt they are >Ollleone come up be· a God-fearing lot.' Look hind him. After pine· at their faces. 'l'hat ing a booklet with the spea.ksplainlyenough." "·omau. he turned. and

In front of Manhal· found a policeman tan Center on anoth- standing there. "What er occasion a boy of do YOU get for those ~ twelve, with one of hi• books?" the officer ~ hands grippin~ one po·<l. "These books !iceman and the other are not •Old. but peo-another, was giv· pie of good "ill (and I ing them a witness effi· I hope· you ore one) cientlv and o.lertlv. and like tu oontributc a lit. in \he presence of their A 'l'hcocratic sound·cnr tic so that more can ~ sergeant. Presently he said, "Well, boy•, 'I're be printed and cli.slributed," he wns told. He got to go and get another earful, but I'll lie remarked. "You people have something. l am back to see you in about an hour. So Jong!" a Catholic. but J'm 'atbCe<l the whole thing is As he left. the grny-hail·rd. kindly-faeed ser- a racket. I hope you work all \hei;e buildings; geant and the two officers said in one brenth. "If for I know a lot of good Catholics living here that kid hasn't got some head on bis shoulders!" that think and feel :1; I do. Al av I have some

lnfecte<l by the evidences of brotherly Jove, of that literature?" He look Fwcism or Fl'ee· all ai-ound Manhattan Cei1ter, one policeman dom., I:'nce the Facts, and E11emie."J. "Good luck

lo you !" he •ai<l as he wnl kcd away with his walked up to l1is colleague, put his arm around litemture. his shoulder, and was heard to my. "Well, Denver ·polke were temporarily embarrassed brother, how are you today?" The captain of Friday. June 23, when the chief gangiiter o£ police in this precinct. nume unknown. mani- the city, "Righl Rernrend Father" Hugh L. fested considerable concern over the large mm1· ~lcMenamin, temporarily took charge. Whereas ber of information marches going out, for fea1· for SC\'cral dni-. previou. information marches the mu.rchers would not be properly escorted had been in progress, on that day the police


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SLx thou~od H:;1cni11g In Af~xnn11t'rl Pulnee. Lon<lon

brorely arr<>stod one •ix-yr•r-old child und sev­enty-two oth<·r pcr><on•. "'me of them befol'e they had 1 ime to g<•t out of their automo~ilc•, on ihe ground that t11e signs '"hich they bore were likely to frighten quietly enjoying lh•ir feed bags on lhe g1'a.<>-lined streets. Whot they 1·ea1Jy meant wa• that the jnekosscs were already frightened, so that rvcn their colJurs \~·rre t\vh~tcd aronntl lu1ek,rnl'd~.

The Demer chief. after a bvstandcr hnd re­mol'kcd to him that he hn<l token to an·esting Fchool chi ldr(>n ( n \Vhct'lchair pionec r \Vas in the huul). shouh•d to the witne8'es that if they would lake otf their sign> they could go. No· body took off any sii:us. One polic-cman said he kue,.,.. the ;_\rJ·e~l~ ~hou1d not hnve h(IC'n mnclo. '1.,he llC'"k ~ergennt said it. 'rns n good µuh1icily stunt. After two hom·. the witne"'-:e~·ere re­l<'asccl find th<' n("xt n1ornin,!! over t\ro hundred mardwrs thoroughl)· cove1ed the tity without moleslntit)u. Tiu• chief "'a' probably sleeping off ilte drinks ::olnc>· nolit~<l he nppearcd to have hbd the day previou•.

After lldleuamh1 took charge of Ocnver the polke revoked a sound-car p<.'rmit gnmtC<l •ight <lay• prcl'iou,ly. on the ground lhnt they had 1·eeeived c<>mplnints about its operation. ll'hereas tho fads were thal the sound-car had not yet oporafod antl would not be operating !or yet n11othc1· hour.

One D<•nver poli~man . ''ho l\l'restc<l some wilnf's~8 for n1at\:hing in such a \\'ay 'as to S'< Den,·E>r's hor~('~· , ~id thPv had l>ecn ar­reslc'<l beem1se the~ had been 1iaratlin:;. \\'hen ask~d ho11· rlo,.,, tog<'thor poopl~ urnst he to make a pnrndo. ho ,;1id he <liJ not know. ll seems thot for sewcral hours the bmins of most of the Dc11·


\'Cr polit'<' wei·e under the control of the pontifl; opera.till!( Jrom Vulican City.

At ·1lobilc, where l,GOO people were assem­bled at one time. there wa• not one police officer p1'es;ent, and none \ras nee<le<l.

At Portland, Q,.egou, prusure from some source (guess the source) was brought to beat on the Portland police department ngainat in· formation marches. Police officials were noti{i~d of lhe Supreme Court decision and the num­ber of mnrohcrs was increased from 200 to 950. One polieeman smiled on a group and said, "!low do yon do?" Another said, "The time is <·crt,linly short for the damned olcl pope, isn1t it?:; A.!:lke-d how· he knfl:\V \Vhnt \vns com­ing. he 1·eplied, "Ry the grapevine method."

Lenrning in advance of pious for Calholic ac!ion by thirty yo11tl10 from a Jesuit College at Winnipeg, Inc police of the city posted fot\r oftioers with 11 <·rnii><!r cal' outside of the theater. A few signs we!'e tom off and one car windo'r was bro.ken, for whieh the parents of the young· ster.i paid, but, all togethc1-, t he gangsters ac· complished nothinJt.

The Londo1i police showc<l a •plendid spirit. \\'henever ~ J•1ascist or ~nspicious pe1·:;on enter.eel the great ;\lcxandro. Palace a man 1<as sent to sit nr.a r him and to watch him. 'rbc police of Scotland Yard take 110 chonccs.

At Los Angeles press111·e on the poli~ cnu;;ed a demand that no intormnlion mui·cl1c$ be hcl<l, but a friendly officer adYised the mnrchers to keep fifty fod apart. '!'his was done with nine hundr~d mnrchcrs, rep!'esenting app.roximately nine n1ilc•, \\'ilh IJ1e l'esult that at certain .times' every bloek in downtown Los Angeles ho<ffrom five to ten marchers in i t ..

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... From the Convention Address of J.\lartin Harbeck

MUCH of the material in ?if. C. Harbeck's mlrnuon by •l'eryon• who stands for liberty o! k · faith und 1..'011.!ioCienl-e.''

address 'vas taken from 1Fatc tower art1- Fron1 t he propbeti<· pi<'h1re or tl1P. <'onque.."it of cles on the "Drama of \:indication", published in the city Al '"e have leo1·ncd Lhnt the Lordi.s army issues of February 1 to l:Iay 1, 1939. and much on eflt'th ts apparently a1 n disac.h·anulge ror n time of i t will be in Consolation magazine, whlch will and bnr<l pr...00 by the enemy. umll tlie lnvtslble

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""BR B t army 1o ambush eot('r th<' <'t>n.OJct. contain a 'gest o is a ress.oYer '' 0 • U some to their own hurt have crttlclzed the ex­a few addltional paragraphs are ne,v, and ap- plaoatlons of 1'he n«1tchto1cer on lhese thrN! polot:s:: pear herewith: evidence of the consptraey bet"een the r11crorchy

t,;nder t he direction or the president ot the So· and tl1e Fascist and Nazi ond Coromu0Ls1 L'le111ent: ctet-y. the t>ooklet The Kingdo»r the H<>P<> of the e,·idence that the Lord ls beginnlnic to 1>uL lt lnto lS'orld- wRi; translntENJ into many European lun· the mlnd.s ot the&- ratllcal elt"ments and rulers co guoge:s, tncludlng the Italian l&Djt\lagc. One tutlr ·hate the \\·bore and burn htir flesh "·Ith 61•e': evl· inllJlon ooptes were printed at :\lilnn sud then den<.-e wnceming the grE.'ttt multitude nod God's dtstrlbuted untll tbe Hlernr<;hy inlPrfel"E'd. mnnlHite. At Rome r ,,·as told bs tbe chief in ~lussolinrs Rii:ht after the \Yorld \\"ar a nun1ber ur new cabinet that they (the Fa8Cl~t go,·erninent) ,,·ere republics "·ere created. All or the.;,(' repulJ11cs stood married to the Hier-nrehy and had to (~nsider her for freedom of ~peech und freedom ot th(' press. \\'lshes, thou.~h the inarrlQge ,,·as nierely for (.•<nl~ 'l'hls '''US ne,,t in the Interest of the Il1erut.:!h.Y. veoleoce. From 1930 to J933 a ntunl)Pr or Euro. Gerrnany, whi<·h i~ J:-11"f,,'(>iy popolated by Prot· pean radio stations ~b'tllar ly broadc0st the message. est.ants, ,.,a~ ~Lru)-ed hy C-~thollc Italy, her ally The most thorough \\-itn~ \V3S gi~cn in Germany at lht' J;teglnnhl~ of !ht> "·ar. <>nc·p before Germnuy and $\\·itzerhl.nd. was dO\\"D und out. \\"ht>n the Catholic thirty-year

Theo 1n the January 1, 1..933, n•atchto1Cer appeared war \\"OS lost by th~ (':J1 hollt rort"t's.. the emphatic statement. "'The tight iS on, and \~UI Therefore, ag the poJK>~ had don~ iu Ute past. cootin\le until the Lord deiitroya hh~ enerules llt (.'utholic priests aod \\'rlters in 19~·19:!:; ptP:l('tled A'rtnageddon." ~ crus:lde aguini.:t Jew~, l•'reeuh\$00~. Comniuni.sts

ln Jnnunry, 1~, Hitler bec11.n1e (•hnn('ellor ·with J}od Bible Studtonts tlnd pa<"ll1"5tS. the help ot the Hierarchy. On 1'"ebn1nry 27 H itler's \\"e hn,·e tbe e\·h.lPUt"fl 1hat Hitl('r hlnlS<'lf hnd O\\'D pu.rty set Ore to the Be-ichi;rug l)uili)lng, and contact \Vlth soeli pri~Li; iu litt\';.1ria and ._\.ostrla, then t he next duy n ltt\\' \\"ttl:l J)(ti'iSed ~'iYing to Bitler \\'hleb are £he most Catholi(" 8t?c:ti01t!:i of the present aod the police dicta.toriul l)O\\"er$. ·111at law Germany. "'as lhl"D upplled 9gtt.inl'<t .J"hu\·9h'~ '''itnesses, aJ. •r11ei;e. <:ru~ldPr.; preoehed the resurr0C'1ion of thP tbou;h on the- fa<'f' of it it "·ns. directed ago.lost ·Roly l<om:tn J+:1npire' or the Geriunu nation nnd act~ of YioJen<-e iilHI Communists. stressed the- ~upt>riorlty of the Aryon nlt>t>. 'l'ht"Y

On Aprll se<.'Ond of the same year Uu~ pope J)l"O- "'rote tlu1t Hiller·~ J:rf\alnei;s \\'t\S sllO\vU by the-elnhned .hls "holy yeu r". Cact 1.bnt hP 10ll the na1 ion al n10Ye1ucnt Into the

Apl"ll 4 an O'rder was Issued forbidding lh<! opera· Prusslun, mililtlrlslic l'htll~ue-1, "·hlch 1~ f>Xt>r{"S.~d tlon of lh t-> \\"fllehtower :$octety In Germany: later by th{' torn1ntlon or 1ht' Storm 1.'roopers. Tbei;~ ure the- property \\&S seized t\ number ot tlm~s, but mostly very young men 1uki:n <:ltiettr from <-"atbOlil' tioally released. taruJUes. They wear bliit•k uniforiu~. nod, on their

In July ot thnt year the \"otican. acting by Car· hideous helmets ns tns.ignia, skull and croS-"booes. dlnal Pn(!('11J, the pre~nt pope, <..'ODthH.led a ("<>nc..'Or· The Catho1ie bl~bops in G~rmnD)'. in Au!'ltria, in dat "·Ith Germany for the l)i?netlt Of tl1e Catholi~ Cz.«>hoslo,·akiu nnd lo S\\'Jtx.erland hu\·t' thne and jo G-er1n;luy. ugilin i-eq_ue.istt"d lht> go,·ernrueots 10 SlllJJ)l"f>ss the

In August thousands or books. Bibles nnd plc· aeti,'lty ot lhP SO<:ie-ty. t u.res "'ere publlcl.y burned by the )lnz:ls oo the Hitler and bis lJagbohler~ unlloubtedl)· read Cnth· outskirts ot thE" city or Ma;deburg. Photos of this oli<" books and papeN. filled "·ith ,·ne lies about bonfire " ·ere &1\'en to the .:\ruerlco.n ambassador at Jthovah's \\•hne&s4.·~. BitJt:r perl)()nall:r trlell to break Berlin. up a me-eUng of JehoraJrs w1u1esws io "\"ienoo sears The~after the persecution, the arrests of thou· before he came to ))O\\'er tn Gennnny.

sands of brethl'(>n and 1he murder of n number or Recently one ot the mo~t Important U{'\\.iiJla~rs them, bet:ao. tHld It ha~ <-'<Hltiuuec.I to thl~ day. In Oer,nany, on 1he fJ•ont pnge, carried n numbe-r

A detailed report or th~ perM!C'UUou~ of oor brcth· <lf photos., prolinbly taken troiu th<· rogues' gallery, re.u Jn Germany \\'BS recently publlsbed 10 the an .fe\-.;'iSh·Jooklng, an(! thPo stated : Th~ ur~ tht> Oeru1an language by nu~ •·Europa PubHshers" at lenders ot Jehovah's '''itne"'iK'~ lo GerJnnoy. N<iL oue ZUriCh. s,,·itzerland. The same book 1$ DO\\' also single picture \\'1Jfi lruv; t>\·ery ooe n fraud ot tilt" pUbll~lted iD the French tangu~ by tlie .. Unh·er- ~nzls. $lty Press·• at Parts., France. The uue or this book Re<>ently · a number or lhf' ue"· OOoklet J' is "Crusade agninst Christlanicy··. The foreword or Freedom "-'<'re taken Into Cermuny and att l>E-lng <.'Ontninl'-1 tono,vlng: ''The fact that about six distributed rl~ht DO\\'. Mon.>o,·1·r the bl"(" tn thou-sund or lllese Christians are "'1thstandlng cou· these countries are lntonuetl rt>gardini;: Brother regeously the Na.zt terror ln the prtsons, ~ntten. Rutht'rtord's lecture on Suntluy, und some ot them thtries and eoncentratlon comps, and conunu~ to \Vill be able to tune tn on<.l re<;eh·e great romfort tnulntaln lhetr Chr fa.1th, ls \\'Orthy ot a<I· thereby.


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DY the Lord's grnre '""e "·ere able to prott.>C·t and s._qfegu:rrd Lhe SocicL~ .. ii pl'opcrtr ond 1>tber l'ing­dom iDl<'f<".St~ in Gcru1any, Austria nnd C7.('<'hoii10-TOkhL Sowl' oC tbt• prlut1ng mnchloe~ front Gt•r­many "'ere ~nt co &roe. Swtc:i::erh1nd. The SO<'lety·a: prol)('rty in Ylcnun. l\.tlt-it rla. "·us sold and the mol\Py taken out ot the country n short tlnle before Hitler rnarC'hcd In. 'the printing 111a<-"hinc8 at Pr:tb"lU-' " ·ere ulso q u ickly dl!irn:.tntlM and ever:vt h ing ,,.~11:1 <:l(>:lnPd <>Ut th<> dny bel'ol'e the !>f>('lii't Gern1nn J)l)li<"e (>u­tered our oflires ;1nd found no1hing lo <:onfisc:ate. ex<."t'(lt n fc•w Gernrnn Blblt8. The branch ~r•naut thQrt>, "·horn th•·r "·anh."<1 tr> :1rr~t. h;1d lt.'ft Pr11gue Se<'l'etly the n ight J.x•f()rE.", tl!i dit~'.\(>11. 'fhe IU!u•hillf&s al'e UC)\\' i::er up ill :HlOtlu•r t0\1nLry unJ ti re J)rinring F'asc(~1)'i> or l1' re<;do11i. 'l'ht• 1-.' t r e11t wni; '"ell 01·g-J.u­i7A>d. IAtPri1lute WH~ i:'t()rerl iH)(l i ):; llow ))elug dis­u·ibULrtl.

Four brethren In ('zech~lo\'akla. tor refusing to tnke the unlt'orru nnd beur arnl~. 'vere sente nc:ed by inilitary court LO ht~ shot. Their Jtu~t re<1uest \V:t$ that th•: \\·hole reglo1rnt 8hould br prc~cnt at t.hPir ext.'cuth:in nn<J that they :<hotrld ha\·c un op­l>Ol'tunit~· to tell "·hy they '"ere to lX' ~hot. 'l'hl1t, or <.'OUrS(>. cltrl not fit tht·lr pro;:ram. 'fhe vro<.'('e41·$ \Yi'rf!> "fOJ){>{"(I, jUSt h(>{Ql'(' th(' ('Xf'<'QtiOll ; {lncJ later, when Hn ofti<'(>r again •ll'kt>d one of th<> l11·eth· ren 10 hlke :inns, 111 ... .r rE;•p11t•d : "\\\• :i.rt> fiUflllO!>(>tl to litlYfl> l'l<!ell fihOt, und wt;> c·:u ulOt obP~· ;ro nr o rdP1':'l DO\\'." Thertoupon all bn~thr~11 were n>1t·tti;()\1 and st?l\ t home.

Se\•erul or Lh.e brothers \\·ho \YOrkeQ in thP So­ciety's: foctory st Prngut', nfl{'r Kune very interest· in g ex1)etlt:ll<:(\..s, pussing tlordcrs fit nl:;ht ill $t(lr1n lllld rnin, ~\ ft•lr a rrivL•tl :;11 fll(.>ir tlE>st lnation :.nJ are tiuek on their o ld Johs, ftrin t ing l"dSCiJon or Frced1Jui.

'Vhile ltf'r.._. l receh·t'd i11ror1ua1ivn f ronl our own secret cl11u:i.oe1 or c1>1uu1uui(·:.riou, tllo.r th~ bnuu.:h ser\' tlDt in Ger1nun)' , after four yeun. of iluprisotl· menl , bus bt•en r\!IC-'ftSftd, 01.w a uou1l1er or other bretlu-cu ,o;·er~ rel!.!n"'c<J Cro1u LhP <'<) camp B ucl1CJl\\'llld. In SwiLzerlaud, llulluu<I and Belgiuul some of tbe go~·ern1nenc ofliclol~ hu ,.e l.eeo \'ery k in(! to our rctugcc-plon<"Cr brethren und ha,·e freipJy ex­pressed thnc our brethren arc \\ eh.>o1ue iu th~ countries. 11nd the 1unror of n $\\'lss to,vn even wrote an ontdal lnvlhHloo aod said he- hoped th:lt o ur brethr~u in h h:1 con1nn1olty u1ny find the aud peace "·bich they ha'rC" need ot.

'l'ht>l'E'forP. as inr.:truc.·tC'd by the Prt"'Siden t of tlae So<.:i•·l-y, fnr1ns WC'rt' bougln In 5' \"ltz~rlond, '"Ile~ tth•Jut th irty rt-fugee-ploneers ate tempora r ily pro­vided for und \Yh••1·e they OO\Y prepare tbemseh·ei> for o,·ersE"a htods. 0-rer lhircy of sueh brethren expe.lled frorn to1n11u1.rian st.utes have nlready SO· Jonrnect on 1he$iE' fnr1n~ and ha\•e bef>n JJe-n t to A uf\· trn,lio (1 1111 to South Amer lcan ('Qllntrif"!:I at the ~:t· t">en:-;e of tht> SoelPty 11nd "'Ith t he hel11 of the bretll­r~u l u B 11 1·01)e.

Thf' :->IOJn1n <•f C':1tlt()li(' A(·tJon in J·: uropfl' is to rnaki' F.ur()1•e (':utu1l!t hr 1!)40. I f'rH1ld 1-.iola te a nun1lJ1Pr or most M'Y(>re ntht<·k!t flb'Tlin~t th<> SGeif't )' and h.s i·el)~SPOhlt.h·e~ 10:1<1e- hr Ca\JH>lie Action . b u t \\"hleh t::1ilvd and wl\h:h only ~er,·eci to briu.g the l rutb '''ill1 gr~nll:r rorc:e to lhe f\UCl\tlou ot t he peopl.;i: of #'QOd \\'il l. ln 1wo <'ftst>:s 1he ~upremt Court or S'\' ltt.1:rl.uud co1h-eted tlle dc'<!r<-es of Cao­tonnl ('achollc outborltlf'~ Corbicldln~ our actl r lty. Agntnst n1uch oppo~h1ou also. lhe booklet Faacistn or f 'rredon1 hnd o " '1th" dtstrlbutlon in LUC('l:'D~. g,yfcierJnnd. \Vhc-re they t r letl to Interfere with Brother Huthcrfo1·c.1·~ s:•ubHc roecllnJZ'S lo 1936. ' "P <'OD~htnUs hrt \·e o lar~e nun1h('r of ca~ peodlng In the C(llll't~. p1\rfleuln1'1Y to Poland and S\\·tt.zer · }11J}lj, hUt \\I• llJlOk nOthlJl;: Of thh~ iUff't'(Crell<'e nod tJir• nu111r nrrc•sts ot our brethren, "·htch ar<" ln,·n r lubly Ct•Used by the f'ntboltl?' Hl~rnrehs.

\\'C' con~ C'!t'ftrty thnl t hP IMrtl ifi holding back the c1u!rny uuLil I ht• "g-rcnt u111ll lLUd('o" ts gathered out ane1 ftsSf'1nhled before n1e th rone of our l{iug. Xow· :it e\·er~: large. SPr\·lee convention \\'e hfttP irno1~n:;ion prh·ilt>~s for thE> Jon:ld:\b$. In F'rance. Re-lgiuru n1ld Honnnd the nu rutwr of p ub ll1'hers lg coni-.tautly itl<•1"">1s ing ::i ruJ It ))P("(lml?- n f'<!e$$:try to p ro \·l de lfi1·g('r !lu·PtinJ! 1 >ht<·~ \Ve note 1ll$0 thllt a lnrge nurnhfl>r Of <'hlld reu a 1ld ;rouoz peoJ)Je are htking their ~1 :.1nd on t hE." LOr d'1:1 s idP. I n Ho lland '"~ hs,·e vubliS.bers at t11e of H,·e "'ho tak e part in th~ houfif'-lo-bouse ser\' l<'e an(I \Vllo ha\·e a clear k111,nvleJ ge of tll~ tr uth. The lVotcJato-u:er hO.S sho\\·n Ulj l'1'01n the Serl1n ures, un(I n ow w e huve t he e,·er· incl"'t'tu;.ing e,·ic.11?01..-P tha t the "g reat n1ultilude" is cQ1ning fo r th in Europe OA well as O\·er h e re. Both t he faitlttul o f the retnunnt nnd tlle ftlitbful Jooa­dubS :r re detnonstt-:lting tbat cl.tey Jo\•e the Lol"C.I and the truth more than a nyt hing else iu the " •orld. In Cermony. breth ren. at the risk or t heir lives or huprtsonwcnt , obtnin 7'1te lVatchtOl<."Cr. Do you appreciate The lJfatchto1oer as mucb as that?

Tl1e "Great Multitude" Speaks-Revelation 7 : 9, 10

ABOU'l' ten o'clock in the e1'en ing of the first day of ihe Convention a very intelligent­

looking lady came into the Manhattan Center, New York, and asked ii she <'Ould ob!aiu some information about the organization, She was told to come back in the morning and she would be welcome to attend all the •essions, When she J:eplied with anxiety. "Uust I wn(t until the rooming? Can you not give me something to

read tonight ?" the witness on duty ga<e her some liwrature, even though he had to take it from an unidentified publisher's bug.

On the same day, Friday, a refined gentleman approached a group of marchers and said, "1 hin·e been watching you people. You are true Americans, and I want to have a part in this work!' He was banded a package of literature and took the lead in one of the processions, dis-


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rs. At tlw cue\ of tJ,. march he ••keel if he couldn"t join with th• 111Archers on Saturda\' also.

At the ronclu>ion of Jud~e R,1therford's sptl'<.:h on " <:iovern1nent and Pt•JH''~'· a .Je'"'i1'h man OJ)<'net! his pocketbook and took out some bill•, ll'hic·h he held in lli• hant! 11 hill' the au­nounctr 1nodr his state1nent. 'l'hl'.'u, \\'h1·n the judge agnin rose nnd told how the lh blical rec­ord .showA lhat when the Jew• had $tl'OVNI nwav !rom God and l'eturned and u,:uin kept .JehO­vah':!- comtnandments. He al\\a\'&e ahun~luutl,· ble,•«l tht•m, a big >mile >pn•nti 0\0r th•! fa,:e or this natural d"""-endant or .\hrah2m, nnd he took wme more bill> out of hi• pur.... .\t the C."Onelu~ion of the lU'-.'(''. 1 n;.!. h1• ''"t·:1t;1i.:.!ht to Ute '<>ntribution box and .tt1lfe•I 111 :h•• lulls.

On i_Tu11e 25, the day .Judit,.'l' H111h1•rfol'11 :,!nre his lccturl· on .(Qo,·e·rn1ncnl ancl J'~'at·l··'. on offi. t-er in thr United Statc•s Anuv. •tnl ione<I in Brooklyn, wrot<• thot his d11tir;. l111d nrnde it impo.,lblc for him to nttrnd lht• h·t tll"<' at MaJ i•on Square Garden. but that hr hod lis­ten<d o•-.r the radio. He "'i<l. " I tak" lhi• op­portunity to uprr<S my appM'tation for the wonderful opportunity olf~n-d me throu~h the <"OUrleti\' of ,·our :i;.tatiou. lu 111,· time I M'·"' listrnrd to "iiriou• speaker;; of d"rrs •hndes of opinion. hut ha.-e yet to boar anything the like of which ! had the pleasure to list.•11 lo from 4 to 5 p.m. lodny. Judge Hutheriord'• m nnrks were• • O timely and well plac-ed 1111<l -pokrn with on ea rnestness and honesty unpamllclcd iu lhis day and n~c nnd. in connection with lhi•, I in­tend to g~t all your litcrahuc in lhe f11 turr nnd g<>t bt·tter atquainted with thi< n•11wr~allle man. who is"' yet loo little apprcciafrd hi the puLlit."

A Catholic Ind\', with trars in her c1·t'I;. '<lid that 11hf? had n~' fir ~n such courogt' ii\ nil h9r life as was manife,ted al th• liadi'°n :0:.1uare (:ardcn. and now is determined to the 'l'ruth. She was partiC'ulnr1~· iinpr1"'"'"(.ld by the fooli>h attempt and failure of Catholic Fa<­dsls to p1-el'ent honest pe<>ple from hearing the lecture.

'l'he dnv a llc1· the lecture one of lhr witno,.os called nt n home in Brooklyn. The hclld of the hon1c in\·ited him in anJ. Said. " I a111 a n1ein­ber of the ,\ mericao L-gion and wa• at Madi­son l'quare Garden last ~undoy to hear Judge Ruthn!ord. and I agree 11·ith e.-erv word he ... id. l'urtlwnnore, l londay the .\nicrican Le­giou hod a ineeting and our \"Onnnontlt>r told me that be wo• also at :'.itudi..<-011 "•1t10M> Gorden. He wa> •O impressed with the nte•••!(• b)' .J udge Ruthcr!ord that he said, 'I pray lo God the1"

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.:.\t I;1r1niu;;hn1n. J~ng:1and. a Ro1nan t"atholic COnfidtd to Olll' or . lt•hOYah'it•.•-t.::o- Ul \he puhlie m•dill;< thnt he hacl rend .Jud!(e Huth· erfonl's hoold<'t Cr11·•· ancl he had debunked reli­gion for h iln.

At Well ingrn (ilnrgnu ). Switzerland, a ,(I'. no;;rapl11'r wrotr do\\·11 .I nrlg<- Ruther ford'• tnlk in •horr huutl uud tll<'n tran•lated it to the con­, .<'otio111•rs. !'irnilur a!l'l'\"it:e 'Wai;; fC'ndt'red, ap­parently. at l.u:r.:"'1nbur~. ·where the add~ \\'1$

he-anl "·ell . . \t Honolulu. llow•ii. the j!reat multitude

\tt'f{' indc·PJ t'OUHHg- frotn e\'<'I} n- tion. kin· dred. ·on_c.ll•' 11111l pc·ople ~ for in tht> inforina• tiou Ul11rt·h1• ... 1hl'JYI " .•• ,.., .~pnni~h. Korttau, .lap· &lll'l-'I'. 11'tl i pi 110. !-oif·oii•h and ,..\n1rr icau.

()n(' g1•1ll l<:1u.u1 ai 1hC' J.on<lon, J~ngl nnl.1 . re. f'<lption ol' I ho 1Hldr<.•.,;i;; ' ·Oovl!rn1nent and P(lnr~,, was i-;O i111pn·.i~·~I th11t ht• contrihulecl fivt• gold SO\erd,w• ( !j<2.;) to an U>her. to be UH'tl in the Ki.n~<lo1n wurk.

.\t H11ll, l-:11glund. n gentleman had eagnly &<'quirrd o l'OJIY or ~a/ration. _.\uthor'.PJ t·:chtion, at the rontribution of two ,hilling<. Will'n h• beard anotlwr mnn o,k if he <<>uld have one for a ont·--..lullntg t.'On1ribntion. nnd the reply that 1hc tontrihntiou wa~ t'Yo :.:h illing~. and 1hen the ro,pon"' thul he could uot a fford mol"t' thnn one ~hillinj!, th1• JiJ'sl gc·ntlenHtn inte1·\·ened. ,;Oh, but you m1i.I 11111 •• it. J will give the other •hil­ling; for t\·<·1)'01u• ih·rtls this infol1nalion."

.-\t th" {'nlu1nl1i1t t.·on\·cntion two witn1·~~~ spent mueh hnie making back-calls telling tho people or ;:oo•I "ill that cars were \.,fog pro­vid<'<I to hrin~ tllt'm to the mrdinl?'. One place repaid nll rtlortio. ll-Oth man and ..-oman w.,,, cripph"(I and pc>\1•rt~··l-tfi(·ken. 'fears ol joy <'8m<': into their e)L'll "h•·n th<•)' were told they would be taken lo tho ,rnJitorium.

Aho at f'oltun!Jin a man in • parked car he<:k· Qned to ~01n1J witn(·tt~er; in an lni"or1nntion 1nnrch and Mkcd ... ,rh .. 11 clid )'OU say the nu•<"ii ng '''AS going to he t' 11 iH nttrntion , called to the place and linw " ' ,Ji01rn on the folder. He com­mented.. '"I •wlit'''' ill tht! ,,·ork yon pf'Qplc are doin~. I barn u otoc·k of your book, thi< big" (holdingiii• hnn•I> about two feet apart). E"°'Y tinie a1. n-pn~.5euhatl\·c com6 by I get tomt of tl10,e Look;, I nl.-ava >aid if then' are an)· or .. ~ God\ i"'<>Pk· on <•art!., JOU are the people. You',rc tho happiP>t-lonking people. 'l'lltenewr oor of you come• tu Ill)' door I can just see Chti•t iu~ you."

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In U1e same pince two marcher« wete ap­proac·hrd on r.h(' :-:tl'f'ct by t\\-o young! say­ing. "Could \\·c bny those signs? \Ve'd love to gllt in this/' 'fhe auswer can be imngined.

A man and woman, at IIouston, evidently Catholic-s. in bitter profonity, denounced lhe judge to •ach othN a' hr poured it on thut sys­tem. They de<·i<led to go. but the woman said, ''l onn't !("t up"-after u ,eooud attempt to ri>e. And she <'OUhl nol leave. 'l'hey stayed and quieted down to !'eal and apparently sympathetic interest.

_.\ 1-louston "'itnes~ handing out circulars from door to door wa< called back by a lady, where she had ju't left one. She said, '· Plea'e

come in and talk to me for a minute. I feel like PauL I have fought you people for years, but lasl week I read that little booklet Wam ing, and now I see the light. No mQl'e going to church for me or my ch ildren, and you good workers "·ill ah,·a.vs recciYe a. wurm \\'elcorne and a cup of cold waier at tny hou;e.''

At Lo; Ani:eles, on June 24, a lady, known to be n Seventh-Day Adventist, was brought to the meeting, and, after the "Yictory'' addres.s, she >aid. ·'I do not want to be selfioh. I love the Lord . J want to do something for J ehovah. May I march with you?" And •Ile did.

At Oklal10ma City one elderly man that at­tended the public lecture rematked to some wit-

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neqe;; at the door that be ,.. .... a memher of thr Chul"<'h of Cbrut drnnmmation but had t-omr to hear the J~tnl't' \x<1111•• "you people are the only ones that are uot nfrnid to tell the truth no1'"· He added ful'\hcr that he belirvc• lhat mnny of the clergy know these things us well us .lrhovah.'• wilnes•e• but that they love pop· ularity too much lo -µ•·uk concerning them.

,1\ poor tramp in 1~urtlaud \\"&S counting on his fwgors trying to figure out wbeth.!r b¥ <'Ollld mana1,-e to >laY \n l'ort~md until be "<11uld he•r another "good 'lecture b) this man of God" ..

Af!Rr the lecture "Government and Pell1'<'' a wo1nan said, "l ha\-p bt'en in San Diego fiftC<'n years and thi• i• the be •I ln lk I have e\·er hennl."

Another ,.,.id. "I am not one of you, but I am 100 peiwnt U.·himl )Ou.'' Another ,trpped over to one of the rontribution boxeo, ·hook the llloney out of hi~ tJO<•krt into the box, • nd said, 4'This vrork llN.'dlf n\y money."

A young womnn who atlendcd a Watchtower •tucly fo1· the fir<t limr, in llfarch, in Sa$katoon, was one of the infonnation marcher• ru that city advertisini;: th•• New York hookup or June 25. .\notber ~a..Jcatoon "itne.s walked in a vc>uring rnin to take part m the information morch. Her onll' sh.,., literallv fell apart. She t-oul~ not afford to hmc tlll'ni repaired, but thr 110xt morn­ing a neighbor brought her a gilt of a pair of shoes of the •lllll~ •iw.

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CabJevam• and Telerrams (Co11lh1tJi'(l frou1po.gt2)

P~nise Jehovah. Splendid rerepliou many points, sbortwa\'c." Sru1rny: "Two thousand nonloafcrs foll of sting heard speech extraordinarily cleur; l'b.ip fiY<' thou~and author's. hundrf'd thousand regular: orden; pouring in." ··xe,er heard you bette1·. Spceeh 11orl<l'> be>I. Another \iclory for Jehovah."

NOR\VA"\'. C J1lUSTIAN$.\NO: "Norwnr hPard your lecl ur<'::.; vc>ry j n~pirin,~.'' O·:n.o : :. l{ecep­tion ve1·fect Snl urday and Sunday.'' l..1JLLF.SAND: '"Loving g1'('etings fro1n Norw~giau friends. '1

ScO'l'J.A!o.;n. (lLA • ..;c:o\v: ''Rl'l1'ption PXC'P11flnt

both 1ulks. 1.o('ust•. public thrilled: ttnafrcctcd but in1prt'K'f'cl hy Alarlison Square Ga rden dL<1.­tu rlnltlc(c). Bnn·o ! \rarnH·~-t g['('<-'li"~""·" 1·I•acked hall: over two thou-am! h•~rcl clear!" ewrv "·ord, inC'luding flffort ... of the rn<'n\y." .:Locui;f$ thrillrd \rlth ntf'~ _.:ngr: l'l .. nlorkahl<' rcC<'ption; Salvalion C'o1uplrtc•:; J_!l'~"'nt OC'<'U!-<ion."

SocTlT t\ Fn1 cA. ('AT'I~ 'l'O\\'N: "~on t h Afri<'an frient.11' !-1•11d _!!l'PL'1 ing~; J erc.•nihLh 011e, vcr:scti: sevrn lo ten Sund av ...

S1'RA11·s Sr.-11"tM,(P.,·rs.. ~rN"nA.PORH: (;Sinj!n­pore <•onv('ntion !-.rn<l~ g-Tf'f•tin~.~; rnthu~iastic •"'*'mbly hearcl lecturr. With you in lhr fil(ht.''

SWEDEN. ~TOCKHor,u: "B,uuJ of loc·ll~fs lis­tened with gi·ea l jo.r ho1h dt1v': pnwt•rful mes· sagt"' much npprL'Ciutrtl ~ .~olrntion.glnll ~urpri~."

8\VITZ.t:JtLAXD. Bs:H~E; .. Overjoyl•d hrar your encou1"agin~ mt\.::~Jtg<' .. \\\·nit .-..:a/ration \rith en­thu.sias1n. Kcrnly anli«ipa1f' ~n1ncl \Vitnes.-. to­morl·ow. ,Jf'hov<1h'l' riche~t hlc"!<itiillg." .. \\"e rc•joice ju lhe only hope for the world. and ,i,1alralion ])('~." '·1:rom the first to lhP la~t \\'Ord verv el<'ar. Jfril 'rhPOc:'l'aty !" "HP(~·ption ,.l'f)" .~ood·; ottrmptcd intrrfrri..'n('•'"' un ... ucc'<'~ .... ful. 'l'hrillP'U." ST. GALLE~ : ''.Hndiouch<'rln)1(Hngt'n .A"ul g-ch()(lrl. I Radio hroadta'I" 11011 r('coi,ed.]" II' ALZE~­ltAt:S~K: u''"orlrng ~an1stag und ~onnlag !:!-<'ht' gut cmp!nn~cn, l,'l'o"e l'rou<le.-Ort>gi·uppen Davos, lluoh<. H h ri n eo k. llor,ehneh, A rbou. [Lecture Saturclav and ~uncluy fl'l'<'ivcd ex· (..<e-Uenlly. (; reat Jo.\·. (1on1panit• . .:.~ l)nvo~, Bucl1f!, Rheiueck, Ror'<!hnch. Arbou.]"

BRl'J'.UI<: Othrr points in lhe llrifoh J<les 1'C'po1·Uug rercption of lec·tnrP~: l.ydnC"y. Glos. ; Bletchiugley, Surr<>y: Bt>xhill·on-~t•a. Ru~~<'X; Kintyre, 8cotlaud: Bounyri~;!. ~t'Otland: \\'e~t Wickham. Kent : Bem1ond•e)· : Hertford. IIerls.; Kettering. Northan I<.; llowluis. Glam•.: Pelcr­IJoro.;:;.; Fnrnl1nn1, :-\u11'<')'; HrndJ'orcl, Yorks.; 1\l::ag(•r. (~he·~.: Cr<'"'· f~hC'~. ~ Sheffield, York•.; Behe<lere. Kent: Cuildford, Suney; Watford, Herls. : :<cumhoq,.,. Lines.; Brown­bills, Staffs. ; Maidstone, Krnt.

Tat~'TDAD. PORT OF SP,\JJ>": "Grand lecture; reception splPndid."

WeST81lN AUSTRALIA . PERTH: ''Lect ures elrar; .fudge coumgeous; fighting with you."

CASAD.!. ALni:n·rA. lo1f;tJcB1uooP.: "Excellent rrcrption your thrilling lecture 'Victory'. Re­joicr to know of new book Salvation." "'Oov­crmnrnt and Peare· came through perfectly; splPndid nttention. Albe1·la. and ):fonlana send \\·atmest love to a11. Join tt•arniug to pope."

BRITISH COLl')tBIA. c . .\MPBCT ... L RI\'P:R: "Re­"'ption perfect de;pilc unruly clement."

lfAN)'rOBA. l\'rN~JPF.<i: "l-<'cture came in wonderfully. Six hundred ,Jtohov~h's witnesses assc•n1bl<.>d here iu couYeotiou. 'J'alk. '\rictory/ r<'"r<'iYcd ,,·ith ~"l'<'nt enlhusiasm. Convention en· dor;ed rc;;olution and ,eud lore and greetings to wu and ;Ill the bn>thrcn at Xew York. Re­cc1ilion perfect." "Reception pcr(ect. Full audi­torium. 'I'wo thou'l.rnd rc;pondocl 'Aye'. What a \"ietory !''

ONTARIO. CH ATHA 1r: "Thrilling." Foa·r E1uE: "Co111pany heard thrilling lecture. With you lmndred percent. !':plendid =cption sta­tion V E:l XX." ''Heurd ·Covern1ncnt and l'<'nce'. Expr<,.s warm love and full co-opc1·ation." L<rn­ooN: ''Enjoyed h·clmes. Sunday reception good. War it is!" OTTAWA : "Hope the locusts make good picking iu :Nett' )rork.'' TORONTO: "Thrill­ing message much appreciated. f!eecption fair 'ho1-twavc." "Although deprived of hearing Jc­ho"nh'• message ·nctory' and 'Covernment and l'r:m", unbounded joy expl'essed for .Jehovah's gift Sa/ration. Praying .Tcbovah's rich blessing us )"OU gi\"c forth his mel'\sagr ·Gov('rnment and l'eac-e'." ''Oppo>ition by Fascist Cathol ie action denying ll> the l'igbt o( informing the people of J c110,oh's gorernmcut and pcatoe by telephone conue-etion hrondcast increasPs our determina· tion to hr loyal and faithful to yress on in the battle wi1h mu lo the end." " II c were thrilled to l"ceire the lotc;t treat, Salvation. We are with you one hundred percent for the bi~ wit­ne.'s Suudoy. Ma)· it go out with p-0wer. '

QUEl!Bc. J.J Oh~rn'-'~ 1. : "Jehovah's witnes•es and their co1npanions assembled in convention at )lontreal send greeting' to our brethren as­sembled al Ma<lison Square Garden. Forty of the fifty to be bnplized l1ere Sundey have picked up •takes and left the Roman Catholic Chul'ch."

~ASKATCBE\\.AN. SASKATOON: "Hcccption clra r. You might have been iu the hall hel'c. )lay Jehovah richly bless you tomortow." "Re­<~·ption perfect ;Govcmment and Peace'. Rapt attention."

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U"1TJ:D STATT.S •• \LABA>I.<. )!muu:. ··.Jrho­vah•• ,..ihw••"" o,><>mhled at )lobilr fl.'<1'ln"<I

me·-a~~. •\'irtory.' with gn>at fAdion. 8nl-1·atiotl. brought great. shout." "'(,o\·(1r11tnr11t anU Peorc' perfect. 'l'wo hund rrcl •1wllhound, >hont 'Aye'." ' 'Another Viclol'y. )iuv .J<•hovuh su<tn in volt as 'He \U~e.s vou to· Uh,, 'ho1101'. 1Hnlvnho11 belon~th unto J eho•ah.' llc<"f'liou 111•rf1d; no di~turbonC'f'.n "~i xte<>u hundr\·U ti;lV ""\vt•'. 'rt> art' with vou .. Enthu!o=.ini-n1 hij:h." ~ ~

CALlf'OitNTA. Ol,n:O.AI.t:: '"Prni~· ~to .TC'ho­''Oh and J[i~ Kinj?'. for th(' in"pirin;: rn~.ia~ delivered hv Jli• bnmhle """'ont, .I. ~·. Huthcr­ford.'' I..o~ • ,;\ ~ur.1.E~: ''Thrt'P thou..a.ntl join in 11Aying ',\y<>'. Ht'('('ption 1hw. ·'alt11fiun n·c,·i\l·<I enlhu•iMticallv." ··Forty-fiw lmndn•l pad««I all t1\1 tulobl<.' c•onvc~ntion hnJ°l~. HN•l•pl 1011 fillt>. ,\u<li­eoce tCO!lt.\ with ex<:ilen1eut at n•h;.tionl~t:\' oppo­•ition. All joined io shout." SA~ lln:oo: ''Hrnd love. l«locption wonderful. 'l'hrow 'rl' down >Omo more I" ·•wonderful reception: nG thrill~d ut :Savoy 'l'hentrc." "Nice work, .J udg• !'" Sas FBANCJEIOO: "Reception goojl. Hrjnil'll." SJ.x JOt!.E: ••lle~~ag-e coura~u ... and hrne-1.\·. Ht•et>p­tion 1><rf,..,t; all pre><>nl desire tlu'Ol.·ratir go<­l'rJ.Ul\l'llt~" STOC'KTOS": ''Company cxpttU avpre­ciahon of int11piring 1'·itD~to.:. Our tnotto, '<)n. ward!'··

COLO HA DO. 1).oN\'.&8: "Safoatiu11 11 pp1wialr<l; G32 th1illed by Jehovull's r;!1clutJou ol '\'it-

tor~·. Jl1:'1'f'Jltion p11•1·frc:·t. llana~t>nu·nt )lamrnoth <-:ardent-. uudt>r 11111rh pw~q1J'l'. faithfullf fta1HI· m~ 11~ conlr111t." "Fiftl'f'11 hnndrf'J.•rt>tl '.:\.yt>' for c;o\·,•1,111h·nt and Pt•:J1"l', ,\rnasts of infornH1tio11 llUHTlw1.-;. j:rt•atl)• ndYt•rlii-1·d tnt·~­~llj?(' . !.Iay ,Jt·hon1h <·c1ntinunlly rilrcnglh\·ll yon in 1hr fi~hl rur llu• ' l'hC'Otf;'.1('\'."

~·1.01u n.\, l)l(l.:\\110: "For 0

lfi~ (:on·r11u11•11t and l't'.H'l': Iii~ po\'.t·I irrt"..:i_..,tihli•: llis 1uu11t• t:hnll l'ol'l'\1•r f., prauct•U. \\'ith ~·011.''

tiEoROI.\. Hu\u ~ ··Tht~ l.ord·~ propl1• n~11(un~ bled at Horn<• h•tcrn'<I e11rapture1l to the tunel_r mc.~:--a~ ·oo,·prnment and P('at:c'. }(C("{"ption good."

J Lt.t \ul1'4. < 'Jlll '.\t,(> · •• ~11~:-;1~· thril1in;..:. 'l'hroo thou.,.11nd ltn u~t-s r1·•11)\' fur ilC'tic.n. l~nok 1"\'1tfL1fl ..

lion J\.'l •'l\Td \\ •• h I r~·11.ij•11dou~ t•u1 h u iu 11n. \ u1t·o nncl l'l't.:~·pl1011c·l1'ur11~ li<'ll. .IC'ho\·ah hl· pr111-j•cl.'' "NC\'('f ) 1a~ l llUrt• pow<·1·1'nl \\'illl<.'Hli ht•1•11 µiYl'll

to Jcbo\'ah'I" 110111l'. Jl is l.\in~ aud kit1Kdu1u. S ix thousJTid p•1d\c•d t'hit<t',.{O :\n.•nu. Un,·1· l'ttpt attention. Hi·<'l·ptinn 111 .\rPna Jll•rft·tt. .\lil4:, liuP. rrt..-ption \\ 1l11'. \\ l11t·h l1roadt'i11'l 1·nti re.· ~"1·<:h. L:>c:ushi:. rei1IJ to 1 !u•\r all \&rllillh Jn 1ght." llor \ 1,, "(--.01npau\· as...;qomblcd heard •(;o,·ern~P: m('nt unJ l,1·ot'l'•. 'i'hrWin}! ! <_; rcct1nJ,."l5 I"

lo'~·'· l>11it'1J1'J-:: ··\\oullerful INiurc c1une in tinr- \\"e arc for .ltlho\ah·~ tht"O<·rac·\·:·

l\.A~·"""'· 111 ·1c111'.\F.o!\: "Your ft•dri1•ic:t od· Jre•• hr•nl 11 ilh jos ! \\'o huil ,Jd1urnh a llwo-


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('ta-tic gofi'rnn:~:nt !'. P ..!R:--0'.'\S: .. f.Jt>t•tu r~ 'Gov­t~rnniflnt antl Pt•ac{:· rt"lvhrd Pnthrui21,tiea1Jr. Jkll1Wt'ss 11L..apirin~ to (-onlpany." •

Kr.:'iTPCK\. ll.\lll .. \~: ··t~njoJrcJ h-c.•ture; came ju fltlt'", ..

\lAU\' l_'\.!'\JI. 0AKL.:\!'D: "l~Yt'IY "·ord Jeho­\' •• 1i·I'( lllL'l"l"R,:.;L' t·h·ar <ls a ._.J,.n·ion ·uoh•."

f\[Atti<IACUUHF.1'TS. Beunun,-: " I l <'lll'd xpeech 'Vif'lury' \'t•ry good by !-1hu1·1 \\ll\l' ~ti T-Cingdo1n Fu.r111. \\'t·lc·orue IU''\\ IJOOk. 8af1·nlhni. 1\11 t-hout '.\yt•' t ~r\u·h 10\·1· to nil gJthi•r1•'11&t t·on\·<'ntiou.'-'

M1>00l "I. KA'<ti_.\l; C1n; "\'il-tOl'J I r~rfect J't•ffJlhoa ~ l,~'."I~ re"'l")1U.ll~1t t·nthn"ia-.til·ally." '" Ht'4"'1'1 IOll '(io\ e-rnn1ent 111111 P~a<'l'' IK'rf1'<1, in­t'h11h11g lh<' riot. (),·er t.200 liith•ned nttcutiYely. lfo1"· took 1:ia/rnlio11. Killllla• City ecml• i,'l'eel­iug..1'

NJ\\ ,~ORh.. lTJIA<'~\: "J{1•c·l'l>lion good. 'l'htillt·cl 0\1•1· 1 1 u·~:.:·~~t! HJHI llt'W hook I'' ~YRA­c·t~~O·:: .. \' 011 1' thrillli1g lt><:l 111't1 ('lUIU' in \'el'y eh•url)' ""'" \\"JBS." 1Jn~.\: " 1 i<'•ll'<l lnonc1CT1st J,y .el101:\\0n"' rC'c:<'ption. \\'<>ncf<'rl'u l rrH~~~j.!;e. 'J'hl'illt·cl nt 111•\f" hook." "J•uhlit• di.-tt•ou~~ n1ak­i11g liuld tlt•c•laration for GoJ'11 lht·ocntti<: goi,·­l'rrtm«•nt was bt!<.lrd o,·er !'latiou \\'IBX Utica. 1 tf' r fr'<: t. · •

~OllTJI f'.\ltOLn;.l. \\"JLMJ~t:TO:S: hCongrat­ulat1011. \l'ouderful m<»"ll~. ll<'<.-Cpllon t""rfc.ct.'" \\r1u.os: "lleard eyer~· )\Ottl. n·g11rtlh·""i o{ op­]"1:nt1on. R1•joitt•d at. in~pirin14 1111•:-. .... ngr.''

()11 rn .. \~nos: "llt!t·cptiun li111•. S1otlon cnr­rit'(I 1·1tl 1t'(I Jll'Og'l'atn. ~p1~·t·h ht•l'll (\\'f'l'.'' AN· •oNJ,l: •· f[eard lectu r<' on'r ll'MM.)I. H<><'Cp-1inn liu1-. l >cH)HI of lrif'ra rchy n•l i~iouri C'o1nbioe plniul,\ s:-i\'t'n_ .\ll ·of .JC'hOYuh'" "il11t·-""{• . .i. ,.:.tancl­u1g- Jinn l'ot· tlH• Kin.~1.lotn. •· l -.\\I rut 1 no•. · "'rhrill­ing i;pi•('(·lt l1t·,;.irJ. }>t._'rft·tt1~ Cro1n Falrn1ont. lloo-­ra) ror 1•llr .. tdc ~ .. Ct.'("l~~.\TI :' "l.t-cture re­("i'l\'Nl; t'Ol'C idrrabl~· aid1•<l .• \n.XlOU!l for ..... alra ... lton:· <0 1.t.\EL...\SD: "lla,· thl' I.uril l'Clllttnue to l1tc-11S ,·uur 1•fTort, to ;"('r\I' lli111. \rr al"(' ";th \OU out• htu1clr1-11 ]"-'rc"<'nt." "'l'hnnk .fc·hoYnh God for a;th·li n 1n1·shng<" of hop" in llh'M' h•rrible fi1111•.:," "Entin• )r<:tur(~ I't't'l'ivc·d 0\'4-'t' \VG~\R. H1·<.-.·ptio 1 ~ p(•rfcc:tF' GHtF.N\'•!: 11JTL11l rd l<'C­lut·1· o\'1 ·r J'i .h 1niUhr:<'tc>r:-:.. 'l'hn nks 1o ,J rhovah [" \I \ltn:'l'T·\: "Rr.:Pi,·rd IC'c·tu rc• '<'O\'t•1·nnu•ut iln<l 1''',lt'• • 1·xi·t·llt•nt hv the Lord':c ~ni<,•." Nrv.-. LF:X-1suros: "tlnr h;a.rt. ... al\! joJhtl on ht\aring to-

4111 •d:l, 's n1 '"'"D~t>. Re .. »eption ~plt.•111htl." 'fo1.t:uo: '"llar\l'lothl expo .. ition of truth. 'l'h<- c-nemy w I ft'('J "'" hoat_•· W.uta&~; "'ll<"«"J>lion clear. 1'hr 1n~._. frcan ,Jehovah ha." hrou~ht in:'pira­tion and joy tu the witut.-1'>~~ ...

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thoJJsand enthu•iastic witnesses heard thrilling and i1i.,piring l<'<·tun>. 'Yictory.' Audience crowd­ing around u•htr. for Salootion. E,·e• or whole audienee reutcr..'<I on louwpeaker. $ome looked a' if they e\j)('ded JOO to appear in person."

Om:oo~. PoRTI .. om: "Lecture dear. Great enthu~iu•m. Alleudanee 200. 8a111ation re~-eived with thundoro11~ applause." "Lecture 'Gove1·n­ment '""' Prnl'<'' heard by four thousand. Ai opening h!'f !(lites. Praise J ehovah for your fi rm ~tunU und touro~." l'EN~M 1.vAN •A. PtTTSBU&GH : "Heard lec­

ture in Piti>l>uri:h through Fairmont. R-p­tion good. IA'<·ture best yet!" UNIOXTO\n:; "Heard 'l"""'h o\·~r .Jiortwave. Yo.t wonderful."

Sot.TH C'AllOJ.T"-'· C'o1.C1JBU: "We, .Jehovah'• locu.:;t ar1uy. 1J..;:01r1ublc-d in conYention at Co1um· bin, Soulli Carolina, give thanks to Jehovah for surh ti hOJl(>·ins1>iring, heul-cl1eering and foilh·sl n•ni,<l hcni ng message, 'Victory,' and by the Loni'• i:•'ll<'r are detcrminccl to continue to fight lho Tl<•vi I uncl hi, organization until the Lord •mite• them to the dust and thus vindi­ratc> Hi< holv name before all cfl!ation. Until then we •lu1li l"<>ntinne to spoil the 'food &up­plie,;' of tll<' rdigioni>-i;;. and shall put forth the gn!ale•l o•tfort to publish far and wide the mc""..agc in tlw hook Salralion and •ball con­tinue lo dimb ol'er their walls aud steal our way into thrir homes with onr phonographs, aud we •hllll <;;ntin11c to meet the ~nemy, par­ticularly in tho valley of Jehoshaphat. Mai· Je· hovah'i. rieh bleM~ing be upon you. uud n1ay your c>up continur to run over \Vith joy as you Cenr. lr"'l.I" muµnH.i thr name of Jehovah aud His Son Chri.o1t ,Je.~n~.,, ''lleception perfect y<"ster­dav and todn 1-. We n~ much refre•hed and rhi>en!<l. W1· .• i.110,ah'> IOClllot'. shall eat up all thr \'lrni•h doulx>d by the religioW.t.. and ghe to the 'other •http' the um·arnished truth> of Salralio11. Pra;..,. ve Jehornh.-'l'welvr hundred olinging l0<:u•I•."'"

TEx•s. l lou•·roN: ·' Rite Cathedral and overflow ml'<'tin7 fi lled, with many st.ond­iul:(. neceplion good .' P ECOS : " Mr••agc wonder­fully in>pirillg. We'1·e one hundred percent for the<>crntic l(Ovel"llment." "Recehed your timely ntC'S~agr, 'Gov<'rnn1ent and Peace.' It Wb good. \\'e giw thnnk• to Jehovah for th~• bles•lng.''

Yrno1s1A. Non1·ou;:; ''Your marvelous lec­tufl!. 'Gowmment and Peace.' recei•·w clear, through ~tot ion \\'SAL." PAl~THtt; "'Go•·ern-1nent and l)•1ac(·' came in fine. \\"e giYt prai:;e to Jeho,•h. 'l'hl'illed. Determined to >"land •houl­der to ,houlder in pres.sing battle lo g•le."

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Experiences with Religionists

AT New York convention an information marcher WIL< riding to his appointment ,·ia

subway. A clergyman accompanied by a friend entered, and as he took his s<?at his eyes fell full upon the sign "Religion is a ;;nure and a racket". His face red with fury, he •tartPd to speak to his compnnioo, saying. so as to be beard dearly, '·I ll'Onder if that b--- woul<l like a plllich in the uo.e." A• he started to speak. the witnes< deftly turned the sign, so that the cler1:yman's friend oaw only the word•, "Sene God and Christ." Tl1e friend then ac­cused U1e clergyman of ha,·ini: lingered too long with tl1e fio" ing bowl. Thereupon the clcrgpnnn tO•C and left the car. •aying. "Damn it all; 1 am not drw1k: I don't want to ride on the same train with that pack of b--!'

An item ~ho,ring thJ-tt ~on1r \\·ere unea..~y after their failure to interrupt the eon\'ontion seems indicated b~· the remnrk o( a prie.t at the Granu Centrnl station at 9: 45 p.m ... June 25. Asked by his mother ( app" r<'ntly) whNe he wn• go­il)g, he replied. "No. l will not tell )'On whore I am going until this thing has quieted down. and then 1 will write a long letter." "11.v did not this pric,;t want e\'en his mother to know where he went?

In Chicago a female clorgrman "·ith a huge cross on her brPa~t and dre:--sed in the c·u~to1n· ary block Mother llubbard rnuteruity p;own ,aid to a gray-haired old witne;s: "Yon and your message are just a• dirt)' as the •idewalk where you a.1·e ,i;nlking," ond her foc'fl "·a" '\'hite with rtlg_e as i;;he hiR:;:ed hini. 'rhc "·itnPss rP~ponclrd, "\\'on1an, the Lord Ultu.le rne out o! the dust of tlie ground. I am not claiming to be much

myself, and you yourself ore nothing but a pile of mud." The womau waddled oft lo finu a po­liceman. but never came back.

At Columbia, ~outh Carolina, convention a C'atholic woman who had promised to rent rooms lo the oom·ontioncr:< eancclcd the assii,'llment lhrough fear of lho pri'"t. \\'hon n•ked if she did not lhiuk the priest< should come out in the opCt> ru1u dear lhemseh-es if they could, she N'plird, "{ will hnve to 11$k Father Murphy befol'<" l ~in an~wrr that."

A <.:hurch men•ber in Coh1111hia sai<l he heard one of the prominent mini.-;!ers of the city •ay, ",T udge Rutherford •hould be bung and no mercy ~hown hi1n.''

At Dom-or, Colorodo, lhc gangster clergyman, ·'!light llc\'on>nd" Hugh I,, .l.lcMcnumin, de­manded tha~ tllE! Huinbow Hardens contract with Jehovah's be abrogated. When thr timid Rainbow manager, Orlof K. Farr, tried to stand him oft and proU!d bis own rights and tho>e of Jehovah's witnesse., the gnng.t.i· ohiof ,.,nt him tlte following telegram:

l \\'Hli 1u1xlOo!ol to c.'Onfer a ft\\'Or upon you be<..'tluse 1 belle,·ed you clld not knO\\' the nature ot the group to 'vhon1 you rented th~ llainbo\\'. You '''<'re ill· suiting in your t'.'ler1hon(' tnoonel'S. I \VOU1d ndvlse tbut you t'(lnhtct rue and discuss the matter.

'l'ho ·'r•\'rn'nd" thereupon took charge of the cil.l' of Denver, inC'lnding its police department, Fnrr ,rield1'<1 lo th<' i:ang"ters and Jehovah's wit­nc,...;es routed the Mammoth Gardens instead. No •Ooner bad they cleaned the huge struc­ture than the gang>;ier orga11ization undertook to break that contract also. but lhe manager "'"" an American, and a man, and they did not ::-ucceed.

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1'he "rC'vrrc•nd" 1nadr a hacl tnove. The l{ain­bow r::·nrdcns. 'reJ'C' ~t>Yerfll n1iles fro1n his rnihe­drnl; the Mannnolh Gardens were only , ix blocks away from hi• church, and al•o only a few blocks from lhe headquortrr• of tho Knights of Colum­bus. Aft('r lhc convc•ntion the n1at1agcr or 1'r on1· moth (Jardc·n~ fallecl .Jeho,·tlh~:; wiinl'H!"('Fi thr iin. e•t people he ever do.111 with •nd "'id thry loll the Gardens in lwttrr tondition lh;1n auy other group that lu•d rv1•1· renlc•cl il. !Ie invile1l them to come bock U!(ain. and s•1itl he woo Id he pleaFcd to rent thrm tile Gar­dens at any I ime.

and that i• proof to me that they are not after our rnouey.'' The first answered, ''I guess you n1-e right." 'l'hc1 ~cond said, ''You don't nn.v religious orgalliiatiou nli~sing au oppor~ hmity to 1'ot n ll the money they could from a CfO\Vd like tl1at."

At Mobik. Alabama, one liskncr to "Govern­nwut antl Peace", who S«'mcd still under the infiuC'ncc of the clergy, ~aid to his f1;cnd, "He't tnkc our rel igion frorn ns." 'ro \\·hich his

con1 pauion replied, "But didn't he bring it out plain?''

One .Mobile clergy­man hoostod the con­\'cntion by publishing a chu l'c:h bulletin la­menting the prOllperity oI Jehovah's witnw;es and weeping because his own parishioners a re indifferent to his "church11

At JlO\ltilOn. 'l'<>xas, wl1eu thr hratl J!llO~­ster of thr Dioce>e or Gah·c~ton iush:tc-d thnt the 1nnnager of t.hc Scotfoh Hite Cathe­dral cancel their <:011-tracl with .lrhov.1h's 'vitue~ises, thC' 11111ung<'r stood hi• i;round. and said nftrrwinds 11tat thev h>Ml never had a gathering in the build· ing that \\'i:t." ns or­derly, or thnt g111·e "" little trouhi<', a.; !hat of JchoYah's wilnci;l'C~. 'rhe t1si;L~tt1nt manager •aitl:

\(lun~ .Toundal> being huwersed at llol>He. Alu.

At Oklahoma City, W. A. Quinn and ten other persons sympa· thetic with his church, and calling themselves a ;;truth co1nmittee", issued a mimeographed bulletin entitled (sic)

I \voke up {1t ::i i :< o'clock thi~ 1uornln~ Wl)t'l'Ylng \Vherc I \VI\$ goiog 1.0 gc-l <l bnn<'h of lUt'H lo t'le.on up thl" 75-foot hy JU()-toot 1"0(l1n, on.J here "'() 01~n the dool" ttnd n l11111t.•h of YIJUI own pt•t>ple, u1en and \V01ncn, huve alr("n<l)' cl('aru,,.J il flH though ii be· Jon~t"ll lo them, nnd done u 1JE•1ic•r job lhno \\'e 'vonld have douE> !

At Kansas Cily '1.fl unknown clergyman pre· vailed upon the fire dcpartmont to remove a baWJer fhirtv Jed Jong, plal'ecl by }leM\lission over one of. th~ main highwiiJ« leading into the city. 1'he sign was n•-c.•n-1«led, ho\'tcver. in a con~j1icuous place on nciu·-hy property, after a friendly firemnn "had >pillocl the beaus".

At the same city two •ti-angers had listened to "Government nnd Peace". The one had snid, "I can't help but think iL fa a money-making scheme like everythinl( 0Jse." The other replied. "I don't agrer with you." A~ked why. she ex­pla ine<l, "Because if th ii:: \\'ere n mon<'.''-rnuking scheme, why didn't they takr up n collection this afternoon? They could have gotten hnu­dreds of dollai·• from the crowd that was there. But you see they didn't take up a collection,

"Catholics. P rot•stants, Jews and Americans, - - - Protest I ! ! ! ! .I::x-convict 'Judge' Rutherfotd get~ use of l?ree municipal Audito-1·i11m". They called upon all persons receiving il to cn ll up the city officials Lo try to break the contrllCt for the use of the municipal audi­torium arid olso to call radio stations KOMA and KTOK to persuade these to break their contracts for broadcasting Judge Rutherford's address. 1'his woTkecl as a boomerang as far as 1he aud itorittm \\'OS concel'ned, but tl1e n1a11~ airer of radio •tation KOMA got excited and shut off the lecture 28 minutes after it started, because .Judge Hutherford quoted something from 7'he Catholic Encyclopedia.

As an information march in Portland, Ore­gon. was passing a high-class restaurant out <fUIHl two priests and for about a block walked directly behind a beautifu l seventeen-year-old gil'l ca1'1·ying "t11e banner of Jove", the banner of Jehovah's Kingdom. 'l'he priests fell the em­barrassment of their p<>sition so much that while following the young lady they turned up the


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collars of their coats to hide their i•H:lrnss <'01-lars. On one occasion these Portland marchers went by a Salvation Army gtoup and attracted so much int•rrst that when they had pa,secl the tambourine->hakers had to find anolher ph1"c.

At Portland the Knight> of Colun1bus. with John R. :Murphy a> spoke<man, undcnook to exclude Jcho,·ah"s witnesses 1rom the )Junicipal Auditorium. Murphy c•xph1inc•d thnt hr 1rus for free speech for the lri>h and the Bomnn Calh­olics and the Knighls of Columbus and the Italian Ca111orra that operate' ont of Yutic·an City, but was not in fo\'Or or fr•'P 'J'e<?d1 for

i~ ph\t't"\l upon rour h1·i11J~ ( .. ~r.c•kh•I a:-t: "I) nnil ~~,u arc> a<•t•ouutubh• lei lht:> i,.:r~·:1t ,Jt•hovah (.io(I l'or y,1111" at•lion.

Tho Rell 'fdepboue Compau_r al>-0 Jll"el"<•nfod th1• use of th .. ir liuc• .. to lht• 'l'oronto ('1)Jl\-1•11tion, hut. "~·rvll'l~ \\·as ol1taiJu•cl to tin· <'f>llYPntion at J~~thhrjdge. Al1~1·rla. aud other \\'c:0tet·n Cnnuda ]1-0inb.

i\t th(• Ll•thhri1l;..'1' <·Olll<'ntion ihr Catholic pril•:•t. loc·al rt>fH'(h•1•rltatirf' of thf' ,.atic·an.•I· i11~ on tlv~ o;:iJewi1lk as .rehovah'~ kin!,!dorn pub· li~ht·r~ utar<.·ht'(1 bv, '""" l't'<-'n hv Htanv to turn up hi~ tnat l·oJJnr" to hidt' hi..: lwrh.~1· ~f i-.:hrnn1~.

Tlw Catholic cliurc-h huiltliu~ wa .. dirtttlv :1rro1's ~Iv• ~tn:•-c-·t fro1U the ron,·rntion h<':td­c1u;1 rters. and the priet".t~. "·a 1kin:,r in nnd out of 1 heir houi-.:e 0 r Hnal. 8C'('ll1"cl greatly c ·n1 ha rrn ~:-:f'1l. '

J udge Rutherford : \mt he lost his case whcll he a•ked the question, "\\'ho is this mau Rutherford?" If the Mm-phys don·t know by now who .Tudp:c Rutherford is. it is too late to tell them. In the exciting colloquy on this .ubjed in the ma¥or's office. Ed. Betier had to defend even thnt innocent and truthful nncl gentle mag:'.17Jne ('onsolafion.

Rn11ti~rn nt Coluu1hiu, ~. C.

.l1·hn\11h·~ r~ll/,!dom

puhlii"her~. mar<'hing in \\ i11niprg, sa\\· a <:11.'t.~.' 1Hnu turn up his roat "olla1· to hid\• hi~ i1h·ntitY .. \J,.n. n -:-:oun<l-1·.ar J>'1"'·S(·il a 1·lrr:?.\'n111n

It just :_;:ho"'s "·hat .A1nerica h:t~ cODlC to! Com­ml.$ioner Bennett showed lhal be wn< n real .Americnn when he dispo:;ed of ~n1e eamooth1,!!od patriotism by saying, .. Some of the biggest trai­tors we have han, been the boys with lhc Ameri­can flag ,,·rapped around tht;m; the bisr~er lite traitor. the n1ore it tuke:- to CO\'t•r hiw, the Jowe.:-:t refuge of a coward."

Denied the u"" of the Bell Tolcphone Com­pany'• lines w their conv~ntion al ~fontrenl. the there n•setnbleu adopted a unani­mous protest iu which \hey •aid. in part:

The Il<'11 Telephone Cornpuny bafl n i:tr11nd oppor· tunl[y (0 U!SC 01elr facilities to brlDJt u Bil1k~ h'<:­ture co this cttr. One of tbc officials s11y~. "flur hands url' tied." It ts 1rcll kno1••n irho li<·d lht-i'r l1'111d8. It Is history rcpf'atln~ ltsett: In the enrly days, Chrlstlans fled from Spain and South AmPricu and other plnces "·heJ'c- that ~nnH~ <'ii'm"nt "·a<i: operatlnJ:, to e~1lf>C' SU('h Inquisition. ~lnnr JJ1t:OJ1le tn this city. Catholics uod Prot<"Stant~, ,,·ere hln· dert>d from bearinJ: this "'orld h'<'tUl"<' a.s a r~ult or your delern1lnotloo 10 <."O-OpPrute In tht' Ron1nn Cuthollc Ilterurchr lnethods. lu8tend or s<.•ndln; to you as \\'C' hnd holX'd, n n1cssui:e ot chonk!' n111.l apprcctatlon for rour co·operatlon, ""~ nre obllgell to do otherwise. This Asscmbl~· onnnirnou~Jy en· dorses tbls prot~l to .)·ou. tlenount·ing your action. Tbe Lord is c:'u~ing all people to be ldentitted. I'ou have identified 11out·•clve•. The responslbHlty

thfl"I' tinH'-"· an•1 ou thP third trip hl~ sa,,· what it \ra:-; 11nrl hf'lc1 a box it1 front o[ hi:-: collar; thus in clfe('t tht•:-.C' nu•n hn\c l'>ai<.l. "l anl uo prophet, I anl an h11~lmndn111n: for n1a11 t1111i.:ht InP lO k('IPP t'<lii1P fru1n 1ur youth." z,·1·h. 13: ."i,

Jn H1•lfn,.t, lrt•land, .J1•ho'"uh'"' lGu_:,:durn 1n1b~ Hslittr:-. Juul 11i1Jf·l<.;•n infor1n:ition 111nr,·hf' ... , 1-c­~i<lt• ... l.1Ulo1uol1iit• . ..;, t'on ... tantlv r11nni11~ to and tro, wc~ll <l1·c.:k1·U Ut .adrc:>rti);iug- appar<'L \\'hC'n the Orangen1rn 1nnrr·h iu J{elfast tht•\• haYc to ha\«' H \'rry :-.trung police guard. lint .Teh°'"" ,·ah':- witnc~:-:<·:-; 1u;u«·hl•d with no police t·~1...'0l'l whatc\"L'f.

.. \t llri . ..;tol. En,1:dnn1l. the usual attt_~rnpt \ra~ uu1<lc to 1Jfl'l('n1 .h.-hoYnh ',:.;. \\'i111('~~:- fro1n the n::ic of lhcir audiloriuu1, whirh thl'Y hs.U en­goj!eu. but the inatlllger rcplircl by· rctul1l of po~t. ·'[ he~ to inforn1 )"OU that Uirr(• arr r;till two eountrh•s. l\ritail\ .-ind A1u«ric1L wlt<'re free •pt·•'ch . i' tolcrakd... ·

.:\t Ilic Leech;, l·;n.~lnn'l. COH\'(•ntion. nbout nn hour hcfon• 1hl• lcc.·tu1·c was due to t'Olrllnen(•e, ~ix young men npp.i•arcd at thl• main C'nfrnnce to the cinema. tlish·ibttliug the llellartninc leaf­let to thP public ns they 'rere eutt>rin~ the build­ing. 'fhcreupou arraug:en1ents \rcrc n1ade !or



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WS'J.,.j1"d U.•hOI'> lo surround the entrance Upd tti tribute program:-. 'l'ht• lnunrclintf' ~-ult r ll \\8S tlmt the oppooing purl)· u•re crowded

ofi t and retreated into tlw·ki:ruund some v. nl. n'' ll.\ ;1nil "·('r(' 'i.('>t·n t.1!1,111;.: it o\:rr. Jc­l1oi,a11 '.. \\ ltul' ... 'l":-1. a_f..:o obh1il11·1l u number of tlw'"· ltallct.' from the pul1lw nl'lc1· lhe.1· had c•nt(•1i·d 1hl' <:>incnHt. by a .. kin~ thc1111 to exchange for 11\•liel' ~trl'atu tY'. fn 1h i~ n111nu<"r i;:cvernl of 1 lw '"'"'" t·olleded fK>lkt•llul• of ovJ>Osi!ion h • r111 un· and a•JYi--eJ thl' ~·ouug 1u1·" what \ras hc111g •lon1. 'J'hi:: , ppa!"('ntl, ~ ctii-heart('n<'d th• 111 that the)· -oon di•appo'.·aMI oltoi:t>ther. b~ry .\merit11n cbil<l kno,,.1 that it'' illegal.

i11 this <'Ountr). to pre,C'nt or 1li~turb or break up a •1nblir ... s:athen·d for puqlQ!lo.4•..: of "·or:-hip, ,r..t ( 'uthohr. have dom• tin- "'l"'nledly in the I nilt•d :-.tale<. thereby J•ult111;: .l,·ho,ah'• wit­lh ~"1' to ~l"f'Ut inroni.·f'nif"n~1· nnd rx1x'nl"C. 'fhc ('ulholh?t. ndnlit that tltc>y h1l\'f' dolll' lhh1, and flii•\' ndndi thnL suc:h illeg-;11 il('fivitit•s have uot l•1'l'~1 u 1"-\ll'4'tl--I', Jcho,ah':-: "jh"'"'""' 'I" 111·p not t.ak­iug tu·h frc·11ttnC"nt qui<'fly fru11l n11yl>od~r an~·· wh1•tv, and that is wby tht• gilllJ!"l1•rl<I grie,·e.

011r S11nl/ny li&ilor, Huntington, Indiana. i• the officiul mouthpi- of the "ll0><t Reverend" .Tohn Fruncis !'.oil. O.D .. J.L.D., bi•hop o! the Fort \l'a1nr. In<liallil. diooo<;e of the Roman ('atholit- l'hurch. In its i .. ue of June 2;,. 19$9, lite very <ln,v when the "8me organization con­spil'NI t-0 h1"nk up the meeting in .MadiHo,n Hq1111re G111·tle11, the editorial writer, A1·L Kuhl, said:

\Vt"d tt .. 111uc·h \\'liser to de\'OtP o ur t hne lO an· i:.w4'rini;: th1• ur,n.1ul{'ut ... t han \\'e would be lo scurry ahoul ntt1·11111cln1r to hal'e hlm shul up. Deprive )·our t--r*'mlt .. of free -ql(!(.'('h. and your ('flf.'mlee "'lll j,.()Jn~ chty th11riYP you ot your rights. The J)OlDt ~ms ''''II tnk.-n. c ... nalnly Rutberton.l 1~ maklDJt C."'tlplhd or ( .. lhollf' •tlt-mpts to ha,·e him allto<"ed. )~ortuuith·I.>· "~ ~-.·n' to have J:"ll'eo up our mis· guillt>1I ••trort:oe nloug tho~ 1ia(><;I:, but thl"re 1¥ still u hitt~r 11ft1•rtu:-1.1t• fn.iw the previo us mh,tnkc.. \Ve «au 1n·oH• 11111· •·h1hJ1" ":, t he support('" ot 11berty onlJ' b,r l1t•l pln1it 1u·ot~1 the li1*rty ..... ·eo or th060 \\ H it \\'horn \\'l l cl isui;ree. N ot, qf <"(lllr8(', thnt tt la f.las~ lo 1u·~•H· wHh J udgt? HutJu~rford. He ~pend!i u1os1 o r ltli.1 Chu~ In atJ.,·ttncing arg u1n1•u tA thut ure busc-d c·nllrt•l;i.- oo the Dlbte, and WI:' C111hollt1 hnve nh\lly .. di·nl('d tbut the Bible \\10.s the iOl~ rule or !a Ith.

Corn·ention Brevities

Court ExJ1eriencc11 01w o( llw wilne8'es •I llw 1\1•11 York ron­

"'f"(•nt1011 Wll:-l. 1\tto1·ncy Cirn\'c.•1· C. Po\\'c•IJ, \vho hacl tlw plc·a.-urc of al'rc,ti11i: tll<' chief or police of OJJl'liku. Alabama. for \'iohuiui: lht• laws of 1h1• '"!~~ iu in1pr1S0uin~ <lll n11101·11nt soung boy 111 u t.,rD cl and holtc'<i room full of whites and hlac. ke. men and "-on1rn. Jetain~"ll th1•fl" in r~'"'f'.s.

\1110 ' Ruiiner. o! Yir_iurn. fincJ the dol­lRl'll for I ng a Chri.tian m SulYolk. and $1.75 1whs, &."-ked the.~ jucl~t· to nuik1- thi• total teu dol­lori<, "' thnl the ""• ..aulcl I•· np1imlt•d. \\"hen ll11• judge !'( fu:-14~<.l. RutTw•r ~Prvc.•d ~1·u clay!'!. and w1•11t 1lll ovf!r tow·n r:-.:plaining thnt the- Lord hud ~•i<l to H iN poople thc•y •lu111lrl Ill' hotod of nil nu•n fo1· l lis uan1t's rutk1•, UIHI that this luid fok1•11 11hl<'<' right iu Suffolk. 'l'hi• re.ulted in 111nn) 11o1•(•on1ing in1rrrl't<'d nntl obtaining lit­t rt\tur,•.


,U Xew York it"'lf til •1e·ro b:1ptizeJ. They ruutlt an unpn ....... i\·e picturt> i.;t1tn1H1t,i.r on the side· \IUll a"aiting their opportunity to b• itnnu~rsed in I Ii•· pool pro¥idet.l, in lokcu o( lhttir COU...'"'{.'Cru­

tiou tu do the will of Jeho\'11h Ood.,

At IA• Ani:rlrs one Jonadab was immersed who 11ib ho1·u whilr J ames K. Polk wns prel!i ­dent ol' !ho United States. $ hr. wns retently ma rried, nnd here's hoping that nftc•r Arma­goddon <hn inny have the privilege of helping lo ful llll ttw divinr mandate. Age now, 93.

A Real Soldier of the Lord A l'l'•id .. nt of the Sawtelle California $ol­

die"'' Home !Pd an information march through the terrilor) or the above Home. The oe:ct day, taken by thr guard,• before the resident offioor in cha1·g<•. for u.n hour of questionin~, he was asked by wh11L au lhority he eng~d Ill ~uch a di'{'lay withoul per111ission from headquarters, nnc hr 1·epliNI elfect.ively, "Jehovah God nsks no n1iln'r; p<'rulis.siou to carry on Hif1 ·work."

A Dallas Jonadab A Dalla.s Jonadab, who attended tbe Ilousto11

convention, ..auJ: I attt>tuJ.._-tl 1111 ftM't ron\"entton and r cannot t i:·

fl1"P"., my •fl'PN'C'fnlioo and enjoyment In l\·ordaa. M.7 sister nnd l hitchhiked nearly cwo hundn.~l mll~ to uttt:-nd. I\ly 1o1f''r, who ls ~nntng to be<'Ome lnt.-r-..•sted 1,ftl•r dndfug reUcioo a l'nek:e[, 1flld It ehe ht•d known t hul it " ' filf thut "ood she "'Obld ba;,·e gone l'lfiar l o Ne\v York.


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PROVIDENTIALLY. 8Jl T/ltt Jlt'l'lff,JIJtr' \\RS bf-­

log mad<' up, tht>rf' r,•11 lnro lh! hand111 lhf Tt'taft t:>ee­laratlon of Jndf'Pf'Dc:lence reprodU<°'."<I In fa<'Simlle bett~·lth. It '" a good tblns: tor A1nf'rlc>ruu1 .- 10 read at thli. ltmt>. E"""D~ chdly the part• 1 hat are underl!cored. lt 11u-1y make them 1nof'\? OJlJU'C'CIRtlve of the lll>ertl~ they nro fast losing, an<l muy n1ake tben1 mo1·e wldC'~nwu k~ co the fnct thnt l hf\ Ro11111n Catholic U l'•ru l'<'hY Is in deed and In trut h An1cr­lcu's Public Jo;ntn1y .'.°'lum­ber One.

Toke note ot th~ nnnM"S ~lgned to thl• de<·ltitatlon. and th~ kiNd (If nnm~. and you wttl know "'h)' tti•re "''" not a Homan Catbolle ln tht lot: and yet. "'Ith nlm<W'l lnftnlle gall, "·hen th~ hundredth ann.l'·'·rttitr-y or 1he "'tgn­lng of rhlK ~·Jamtion of Iud('pl·ndt•nw "'"" Ct'le­bratNI, lhP Homnn f'.nth­ollc Hl(!rurtby Mloh• the Wow· und 11f)1Jro11rltttt"d to Itself tlh' <'rc<llt fo1· th~ \'<:l t"Y thing nitntnRr, \Vhich IL fought. ' l'h lft Is <'har· acterl11tlc- of nn ln!:illtn· Uon bullL nn11 HUl'llalned cotlrely on 11€'1"..

It Is "Orth ('()n{(ldf'ring that ID thl• Ito< or 61 nflml'fl thf're arr JO whose names "ere l:hf'n to f"it· i8 or thf' Lonf' ~tnr Slot«-. namtl). Ut# cltl~ or Brill:· eoe. C"blJdn"M.. C'h1r1r. c-01~ man. era" rord, Goodrleh. Ilamlltoo. llardlu, 1-tons­tfln. KenrH?)'. 'l"'~rl<-"k, }if en a rd. PennlnK1on. n ul'lk, Tnylor, Tho1U111', \\ 'Miier, '\'f)l!l, 11nd \\lhnrton, nnd Texn!!I lti 1Jtg an(I h1111or­uu1t l'l•e>ugh thnt It could buve nnmt•I eltl~ nfl<>r the rClilldOID" 4:.! \Vlth g(H)(I g11u-e. 1 ( 'fexns \Ver~ to stnrL o. nobllll y rn~k~t 8UC'h o.s pre,•nl1~ In Eng· land, these 61 men l\o'Ollld

Provid cnlially

CLqe Unanimous i'eclaration of ~n~epen~ence

made by the

Delegates of the People of Texas in General Con1:-enlion

al the Tou.n of \X'a•hington on the 2nd day of March I 836

~ o gove.mme,,.t has OMl«I to protf!'ct t+ie lives. lberty and prcpe.-ty of '"-o people, froin whom ih legitimot1 power1 o,. derivod, ti~d few f"'e odvo"Cement of whose happiness i-t was insti-tuted: orid, so {~r from being • guoro-.fee fo1 the el\• joymenf of those inesfim.eb .. o"4 inelienablo rights. becomes an inshu'""'Ont in tfote hond.s of evil n.ilon for their oppreHion: When the Fedcrol Rcpubl'con Cori>tilut'ol"I of their country, wh;(:h thoy h.ovo lWOM to aupport, no longer hos o i.ub,tontiol o~· idence., ond the whole notu,.. of thtir govflrnmont hos been fotcibly diongod, witfi out th~ir con$Cnt, from o re1tric.ted f&derative republic, composed of Sovereign State$, to o ~solidotod, C.ntrol. militor des l\sm in which cvory in!!~~I

otd ut that o f the orm o tho tiodhood-both -the otornol enem'es of . --..-- -- ------civit libe • the ever-ready minions o .~ o the.,,..u~~~jn!t~~r'!.~ ~f tyrol\h: o er t e spirit o the Con\tituti~ departed. moderelion is. ot

le~. so f.,r lost, by thowi in powt'' thot ovon tho semblance oF freedo<'t'I ii removed. .,nc1 the forms themso"'9s. of tft-t Consftufon discol'lt' r11.ied: orid so 1JJr ff()(f1 the r petitions a.rid remonstro~ belt'aQ regorded tne &gents "Who bear them ore throwrt

into du:"19eons; e!Kt mercenery ttmiet aont forth to Wee a new government upon them at the point o{ the beyoMI: ~Mt cont.eq\l•"Ce of wch octs oi mtlf0(.14:"1C• ood obd<otion, on tho porl of !"9 pem...,,t, h..0., pnsv .. ~ •nd c;.,1 Soc;oty f$ di.s.solved into its originol •lemtnh: In. sod. 1 cris4. t+ie firrl r.ow of natvto. tM right of te-.lf-p-ew:rvotion-tho it1hcront ond ina1ieNbl& right of ft-.& people to op• peal to fir1t ptinciples and tale tkeir politic.el offoirs into the-ir own hands i" ••tr~ coses - e11joins it o.s o right towords thomwl.,.s al'ld o soered ob igotion to the>r pos· tcrity to obolis.h such go.,ommont ond creote another, in if$ sleod, co'cu!oted to ros· cue them from impendi~ dongon, oDCI to •ocure thoir future welfare ol)(j ~oppinou.

Notions. os well os lndi11iduelt, oro omenoble for their acts to tho public opinion of mankind. A stotement of o port of our grievot\ces is, therefore, s.ubm1Hod to on importial WOJlcf, in iultificofion of tht hozordous but uno.,oidoblo step now toktn f


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be- enliOed to first pince Qn tbe list. .i\nrl e,·er~· one or t hf>tn t\atr1l lh<' Jlon1an CUtholic Tti1•1-.,rchr; for ch~y knc'Y \Vhnt n JyJn:t, p r~d a tor y. uuJ)riu<·t11led gtlQ.:Z- of thieves they ~u·e.

An<! uO\V ror n I<~''' klnc:l \VOrd.s nhout l't':(:ent doiu~i;

or t h<• Jlie>ror!'hy nnJ its tools.

Do uot tor~e[ that Hit­ter, )lu~solini 111\<J. l•'runro nrc all Roinun Catholics, and as sud\ lhcll' high · est aTnblti<ul is to n•<<f•iv~ tlle plaudits frcquenUy ~ho,,·et·1.·d tipon lh1·1n frOnl th~ ncsl of cthnlnalf<t ""Ith jt,.s ht:"l:Hll t,1t:1rh•r:-; nl \'at­lcnn CH:i.'. If th(' JlOfM'.' \\'i101<•cl l(l f•XC'<1lnnn1nic·ac1>

Uu:~' ltloo<lthlri:;ty I hh•\'t.'!" nnd UHINIC"rt'l':S ht' ('(IU)d

do It hef<>•'t' the :-;un wt•uf dow-n. The l ll<'J'arc:hy ls LIH?l't' f o n• •li r(>i:l ly r f'SJl(•fl· f:iblc, in 1 h i:; very gt~nera· lion, fllld \\' ith ill lhC l •H!'.L f('\,. n)onl hft. fo r the fo1· lO\\'ln;:::

()~privin,!t \\.OJU~TI lH'i~· on<'rs jn 1nidwinter of both hca[ nn<l c>h)lhln~: h<':ll­in~ wouu~n prii-IOOl'l'l'<' \\'i(h

rubber clubs nntl :.1u·a)·· ing th('111 "'ilh i<'e "·:tter in u1id\\'illtf'r tor refus­al to viulutt• t ll t• ir <:ou­S<.:ienc·E·s hy h<'i1lng Til tlt•r: hltnrtlnJ?: won1en pri~1111~r.s b:r· p11tling t h<>rn in th(' glare of 11uJ:C :~a·a1·<·J1-

Jlghts : I•ttllin.:4' \\·on11•n pri:->onerl'l on one Jllc'a l n llfly fo r f lln-4• da:;l'<' at tt l'ttretr·b : r-ontinlnc- wom<.'n prtsouP1·x in tluo geou:-;. $:h11t off f1·on1 <tH li~ht for tbrf'C da)·s al t\ l'<'ln•ltil; benfil)g W<•lfl('U pl'il'<'Ollf'l'l'<'

uolil t hC'il' crk•s rill~ ror n101Hhs Hu,rC':i fi<·r i n {he ~u·s of H1o~c· '''ho heard thL•JU; Jrlviug- \\'on1Pn J>ris· one1·1'<' iln)lure \\'alcr 1.u11l n11lde\rL-.l l11~ttd: dt•ing all or i h~ lhin~s to 'vonH~n '\rho~ on lv oll't• i." ( haL U1~y l•1ve °<;,,,) :11Hl rt'fU&..'

tQ bo'Y dO\\'D to Ol' do



seveting ()(.Ir political connection with the Mexicon people. and assuming an inde­pendent attitude among the notions of the eorth.

The Mexican govemmcnt. by its coloniz.ation laws.. invited ond indveed the Anglo-Ametican popu~tion of Te:xos to colonize its wilderne.$$ under the pledged faith of a written Con$tifution -that they should continue to enjoy thot eonsHtutional liberty and republi~fl government to which they had been hobifuoted in the land of their birth, the United States of America. In this expectotion they h.ove been cruolty diS4ppointed, inasmuch os the Moxicon notion has .ocquiesced in the lote changes m.:ide in the govemment by Generol Antonio Lopoe1 de S,,nto Anno, who. having overturned the Constitution of his Country. !:f!N offers us tn.e cruel alternatjre either fOJ~ndon our homes, o~~rod !>Y...!?~!?l:Erivat~, gr_submltfo the ~t inlolerabJe o{ oll tyr,t.any. the ~~~-bined deJpC?ti~!P_ef)liO. sw~£! .. ~nd the P.!:iesthood.

It has sacrificed our welfare to the stote of Coahuiki. by which our intor&sk hov$ been eontinuolly depressed thrwgh a jealous and partial eourse of legislotion <:.orriod on et o for distont s.eaf of government, by o hostile maiority, in on unknown tongue; aod this too, notwithsta'Kling we have petitioned in the humbl1»t terms. for the es~ t.:iblishment of o separate Stote Government, and hove, in accordonco with -the prO· visions of the notional Constitution, prc~ntcd to the general Congress o republicon Constrtution whic:h wos. without just COU$C contemptuous>y rejected.

It incarcerated in o dungeon. for a long time, one of our citizens, for no other couse but o 2ealOU$ endcovor to procure the acceptance of our Constitution and the ostoblishment of a State Government.

It has faifed ond rafusod to secure on a firm basis, tho right of trial by jury: thot palladium of civil liberty, ond only safe guorantee ror tho fife, liberty, and prop­erty of the Citizen.

It has 1c)ifed to establ'ish any public syricm of education: although po$S0$$0d of olmost bouocJtess resources (the public domain} ond. although. it is an axiom, in po­liticol science, that unless a people are educated and enlightened it is idte fo ext>eci the <:ontinuanco of civil liberty, or the cepa<:ity for ~If government.

It hM suffered the military commondonts stationed among U$ to exorcise arbi­frory acts of oppression ond tyrrony: -thus trampling upon the most soe:rcd rights of tho citiz.en and rendering th.& militory superior to the civil power.

It ha.s dissolved by foree of ornu. tho Stoto Congress of ~huila and Tel(OS. e.nd obliged our representatives to fly for their lives. from -the se4t of government: thus depriving us of the fundomental political right of reproscntotion.

It hc)s demanded tho surrender of ti: number of our citizens, otKI ordet6d mili· tory detachments to $0ltC ond ~arry th°'m into -tho lntorior fo,. tric)I, in CC1t1tempt of the civil outhorit~es. and in defianco of the loW'$ and the ConstitvJion.

It hos m~o pirotieal ottads upon our commerce, by commissioning foreign desparodoos, ond outhorizing them to seize our vessels, ond convey the property of oor citizens io for distant ports for confiscation.

It denies us tho right of worS:hieping_~ Allmighty_~~ording to -the didotes of our own consciGnce; by ihe support or:-~ol ~ligion calculo ted to promote the

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homage to the Devil or bis representatJ'"es. rhe poDe and RUier.

Command.Ing pe:Qple to surrender all ,~·ea.pons or sclf·dcfcnse so that they n;.oy be the more effec­tively attacktd l>Y mobs; eompelUog them to inark theJr resit.leilces so that they can be immediately and effecti,·ety attacked when the mobs start " 'Ork; compelliog people to surrender keys ot tbeh; propertles to the police so thut the mobs ml~bt de­stroy e'•erything in the ()lace; a rresting people for corup1nioini; about the dc.­structton of property: preventing (lcecnt peopl~ troru purchasing t he nc­<...-essities or life; eoml)CI· Ung people to pus the Insurance com(IQUHes tor the damage done to th~ir O"'D properties; clrlving tuberculosis patients out of a bo..,;J)ital to the- ni~ht and "'hen the tP..mpera­ture "·as do,vn to zPro nnd there \vus no phlt"e tor them to go; COLnpeJ. ling fl \\'ODHUJ O\·er 80 years Of age lo open her b(une anJ submit to hav· ing evert article of f ur· ntture or clo1t1lug cow· pletely derooli~hed und her poeketbook to b~ robbed of t he last coin i t 1~outnined.

Co1npelllog people 10 band O\'er all their ''ill· u:ibles \Vtthln n specitied time or be itaprlsoned; eompelll~ ne'\'Spnp.ers to Ile~ incredibly that those \VbO \Vitnt>~ired the (:\'eDts

narrated can see ln th1;;>1n hardly 1 he folntcst rese1n­bh1oce to "·hnt 1ook I)ln.CC': cxnnpe:Jllog chUdren to np­plnud all t his l>e<1evlln1ent or be dcprh·ed of an edo· cation; crainlng police to l)eo.t up aod imprH;on those \\'ho appeal to th~1» for protection; rt1 n0Jni; <'ities into bnnkruptcy ro



~poraf of it$ humon functio~ties rather tha!?.-!h.ulory of the true and livi~GOd.

It hos demo!lnded us to deliver up our orms. wh~h oro euentio&I to our defence. the rightful property of freemen, ond formido!lblo only fo +yrranic.I governments.

It hos invaded our country, both by see ond by land. with intent to lay waste 01.n

territory ond drive us from our homes: and ho$ nO'N " large mercenary ormy o!ldvanc~ ing to '4"Y Ol'I &gointt us a wor of eAterminatic>n.

It hos. through ih emiSo!lrics, incited the merciless sevogc, with the tomoho!lwk ond scalping knife. to mossocre the inhobit.:ints of our defenceless frontiCf'$.

It hath been. during the whole timo of our connection with it, the contemptiblo sport end victim of succe~ive military revolutions: t1nd h.,th continually exhibitod every chotacteristic of.& weak, CON'Upf. and tyl"tonical govemment.

These, ond other griovonces. were poticntfy borne by the people of Texos untiD they reached thot point of which forbeoronce cel!sed to be ., virtue. We then took up arms in defence of the notionol Constitution. We appealed to .our Mexieo!ln brethren for assistance. Our appeal has been made in vain. Though months hove elapsed. no sympathetic response has yet been heard from the fntetior. We ore, therefore. forced fo the meloncholy conclusion thot the Mexican people ho!lve ac­q uiesced in the destruction of their li~rty, and, 1he tub>titution therefor of ~ mifi~ tory government- that they are unfit to be freo ~u·td incapable of selF government.

The necessity of self·preservotion, therefore, now decrees our etornol politico! S('lporotion.

We, the1efore. the delegates, with plenary powers. of the people of Texo!ls, in solemn c:onvention assomb&ed, appeoling to o condid world for the necessittes of our conditioo, do hereby resolve ond declore thot our political connection with the Mex· icon neition hos forever ended: and thot the pcoplo of Tc.xa$ do now eonstitute o free $0Verefgn ond independent republic. ond era fy!ly inves.ted with ei!t the rights o!lnd 4ftributci which properly belOf'tg to indopendcnt notio:is; and, consciout of tho tee· titudo of our intention$, we foat!essly and confidently commit the iuue to the deci· sion of the Supreme Arbiter or the destinies of notions.

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-------------...... ... .. -28 1>rovld• JOils tor thl .. t!I aOd looters who d~lee the law: padlocklol' ll(tmf'!' or other bulldlnp becnuse the Bible Js tstutl· !('d th('reln; preYeotlog rudlo stations fro1n broad· <'ft~tlng Lhc truth of Co<fe Word: pre,-enting o\vncra oC hn llA from letting th~n1 for ti><> t•nebln& oC Blble truths; eorouraging Ho· man Catholic Lhtel'es b)' Jtttlog- Protes.tantHs1n tako thf' blB1nc for thelr m1"· def'dA: threntenlog to mur<ler peop le if t hoy teiaeh dltr~rently from the Hlernreby; de1~yiog Hie rl.&ht to teach the tn1th: matln.1 lt tiecUUon to say anything np.lrurt the It.,. man CIO•olie Church; op. t•ratlng rackets in th(' nHrnP. ot chartt:Y: cau~lnJ: 100,000,000 poople to I..., n c.tny (\fl.Ch \vhen tbe hentl of 1 he Hlf'rarchy dies; fix· loit things so that !\the world'• biggest republic l'OUld and did stll munl· tlon.~ and eYerrtbing el!llle to Ellt1er and Mu.nolln.I i-o Chat Germany aod It.­al)• could b1o~· Uu~· SJ)OD 111.h flC'public to ~1nHl1t"r·

et·ns., hut nothtog ('ouhl bn ROid to Sp~dn lti«:\U' i und (>1\oou1'ilglng studt'oh1 to brpak u1~ st.ud)' <'IU.~l'A lo thf" unlve~ities or ror· tlgo '-,,unrrtes.. ~ that tbe fltt'!llt"nt deTillsh Ho1nfl'oln­¥Plrcd mo~4tles could mor'f :o;~lly 6.nL~ the de111ructlon ot e\·ery dt"· t'('nt tlllog ln U1e: ()1\flh 11J1d prepure the "'ttY (Or Armngf'ddon, \Vb\cb will c:ll'iln house fo r e\•(•r.

It might be inter.,.tln~ to> c1uroal reader to ltftr'D thMt all L~ fo,... g<1lng f aem are drav .. o tron1 the i;.ingte iflBue ot Con.1olotion. mag a zl oe, Hrooklyn, N. 1' .• Noruher 618, <lntcd J oly 26, 1U30. 'You cno falotly imttf:1Dt' "'bill t he ex~• ruinatloo C'I(

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. -fhow. but no human brain nan lmadnt wbat a Cf'D·

' tury or four C'l"llluri~ or ftttM-o t'eoturles ~ould 11:how. It l!!l too awful ro f'vfo tmaglne.

Sln<'fl tht' toregolng w&" wrltlt'n Con.1olation No. :no hos appeared sh<i,,._ Jng th18 maeterpiece ot the Devll a1 hlghly honoring tht lnttunou" :\Janton that llOld Ju!!Uce; remaining .itl­Jtol ••hen hew-h exposed : ahuslnat the C'bri~lan.s hf' """""' to be lmpri...,..S; bo"~tlOIC of their ftag-wa\·· Inc potrlotlsm rigbt whll• IM man of gtttte!l't bonor

• •moor them Wfl5 flayed n~ a brlhP-tnkPr and perjur .. tr, on oppre11sor of thP ooor, a blackmailer, gang­ftter and conteroJ)tlble ,·H­laln.

to that same numbf>r th~ Bleran:hy i$"~n a• re!llponslble for t~

df'fllnactlon· or food for • , whlrb the hungry had

made request: deny"fnc burial to chlld"'n of th_. who lo.-e God: caoslnat ehtldrto to be frozen to dtalh; cau@iog 27 of them to IOfJf! tb('lir lhnbs lrou1 frMt·blte: causing 2,000 to bl' cro"·<Jed tnto on old 1tablt lo su~ztro u·earb. f't; ('9.tUdDK GOO to U\'"e In an. old win in bltlt~t <Old without &DJ' heating facllltlH.

• It I• ohown u respoo­olble for employers' being ftned for rnl"1ng the wag•• ot thtlr employees; ton.. .. Int 1. young ,Srl to work wheo ~he voas to be mar­rlf'd In ouJy three \Veek.s; ootopelltng men to run U('I· hill \\'ltb burdens so gre-at It ttQul~ se,·era.1 men to place them on their shoul· d•l'll; kllllng 4 perce1n or Dt•· prl11;ooers lo tour ·~kw: ..... Ing the entl~ prof)frty or Innocent men. !<pore forbids the pobll­tatlon or many more diit-­clo.utto.


I, M. E. S.n<il"n, M:stont S.Cretory of Stoto. of tho Stole ol To•.., do hat by c.trtify tfoiot th• foregoing j, o true o~ corroct copy of #ie un.,n·mo"'t. dk!orttiOft of >ftC!opo.danc:o ... ci. by ti.. dologotel of the ~lo of r .... r gonoral ~ ot ff>t '-of Woshcog!cft on the 2.d day~ M•'<h 1836.

04foc;:11 S..I StoteofT­f\p<R, 1936

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E :s' 0 La ~D put forth th• gr.-~1 .. 1 effort. DL'1'<hrr., pla) in=: martial m11--i<. <'8u•ing murh ~nd in evet)· direction. to 1flake a complete exe1te1m·nl thronf,h the bu-: r nters. (',ir and­

>11('('\"<• of the Kingdom intere l'lltru,tea to CJ,,.,. tlrhc·• ohd their part in chspln\lll)l the them nt the time of the comrntion, ond the' 1,•• 1ti1ul '"''"'''· nnd thr hor-r nnol i nrt was 111ucefl~d<'d b<>)·oncl all praiM'. l\ot fl c li ~triC't o'f qnitr- u 110\1·11.'. c_-u1upJctc• \\'ith 1rau~·ripho1\ mn .. l JOndon w11:: overlookPcl. ()11 i-on1<> o<·<·n:.iious .there c·hinf1 nnd nnuu11n<.·L~n1eut~. \\'iudo\V c•n rds wrre '''C' re A8 n1nny o.s 1,500 tnarthcn1 in Hnc al one t•xhihil{•rl. Un .tun,:? ~ig:ns at houu:!( u1Hl on cnr~, time. h:wdhi I< h> tlw 1hon>nnd. and dnr1111i >li<le•,

Oor ndvrrti>ing stunt wa• "flv po<ting". nil dll'<Tf<'<f th<' pnhlic ·to tho Empi1'' ' l'hl'ntrc Rt·or(•• of )Otmg~nd ?l'almt> .Jonadnh, or\tered anil 1'1rl1111 !lull to lt•a rn of .J,.liov•h\ kingclom thia part of thr ~rviee with all thr thrill~ of nn1~ l u:ifi llu• t}l. !leu,! to :-iat.1n' 1rgani1.a·

Ill n>ol ad' enture. 'J'he idt·a "nlJ to llO.'t lht•ir ou-n tiod..~'.· I he P1t'r llt·a'.l lar;.."l"' -.1x·1httt ~lera ,ign•, 1n.t.-ad of payini: [or ha\111!( them P''·ted "•~Ill' 11lell<'t'; ;lllff,,~, .wn, 1~a<'<'<l l11 tram-on hillh<>•ftl, or hoar<lin~·. llu11<ln•b of loca- ra1'>-tht• mot JM>fHtlnr monn. of ln111•1Wlrt in tion" \\·tre found all ov(>r thr <'It\. '"l'hP ronra· ~I\ crpo61: rail\\ n~- 1 raint' and .. taliOJ "t•n• alir.o,_.... __

f g('()u• lit lle band wont 011\ with IHicket• of pal te 11tili>A1L ,\t the J..inpire 'Theatre, •ilu 1 • in the e and hrni-he<;t a\}:d literall) dl't'Sl"l'cl up 1 hP old <'t1nt1•r of th,, t 11). thrl'1: large i:-pt•(•i,lUy 11n·111\rL-d

tnwn. ~orne of this w~ wn~ 1Jon t• '\ul\ on in t'tn·u 111('fl' 17 ft·Pt h~· 4 fr'C't. \\l~I\.' uH'l\t·d 1(\..the I th<' 11 ight ; and in one C8bC ~1·tA•c:th c)'I. g1l\l' 1wo n1nin door~ l hiK 11-1~ing thr rir :-.t 1in1t• tho l ~1cfi I of thfl hov~ a n1Prrv rb11 ~c- 111 th· ('ill'I \' hfn1rl". n1ethodr1 of d1l\'1>rti in!! "'""H' u~11rt nt thi~ l h~n t<'r. l.... of Oh• JllO-rning, oad' wht'n t1tc 1)' f~1Jn1I O~lt \rhnt . 11 ('011/'ililut~·~ a .11pl1."1,1ijcl wilnt'""' to uu~ thou-,,,. thr bo}·~ ,~·ere doing a ulild \\ frnin~ wa:-i ;h-en ~aniJ .. Or 1•·opl1 «on tit ~al1j· pID-8in~ thil'I point,

th('m dl~ the bo,·s shoved o1t to th1·1r next "t"OOp. and v.:a.~ \C'r) "ff' ,.11,._. s \ Pn tlv rars a14t1.111urch-

,. • N> g~at v.·al the suctt ..... <i_ ttu~ Lont!oo ad- •er< po !CCtl r1 h• in lrfunt. 'l'he ihMmation

•rrtlsing campaign that d•·p1te the lnle l\nur marchr • t' ' ry orderly ancl ""'" 111111".uht· a (9 p.m.) th•te wete 6.0QO p<'<lf'll' thron;:ing . etfly th• .ma.I n tlpres.41. e ad,·.rh mg m ·drnDL

- " lh• auditorium, vith t,~00 o01l'r• outside )!nth- It 1 .-'ear th811 ~he p r:;011al w1t11 .. h~ tfhe • en·d around four loud~peaker1;. ' l')u• .\lrxanclra \\·orkt..•rM nM n Jit.•uta()(' to rnen i" th1• 1nn!il po·

Palac;l~ Alldicnee app1audL·t1 M.'\t•ra1 1 iun~!-t where tcu1 !01111 tl 111h~·rthdnf!. the /i morican andienoo faiktl to, thu, ,]\owing At 1.,. An;.:<'i<'• lhe editor o[ tlw ll<•flt~l-th('iJ' l~f·c• 1l intf' in follow i n~ th<' Hnh,ic>rt ownC"d J.o" \n,!..\l·h·~ b'.ra1Hinrr l'aj<l '' ith t n..>ln-n111 lt<•r fH'r.irntPd. hh11J.! hiuul A t hn I hf' hnd " ordf'rs not. to tonch

'I'hil'I il'lsue of The. ~lf.V.'lf'flf/rr c·on lu in!'I a pie· au\ lh1111i_11h1111 Hnt1u,rford" .. \ II .\ntt>rh 1111" \\1ho tun• ('.)f th(' ~$-foot 1notorhn~1t ll l'd with l!'l'e.1t ku~\\ 11\ijlr t ppr~·t·i.ah• thi:o ~ul,tl1· ro1npli11u'nt rt?N~t ()nth<' r1,er ClyrlP nntl a.long tlu.• lwantifnl to .Judg1· H crfonl. In the au· · c·ity. "h<'n "·,~t 4 oa. .. t of ~rotlancl. Th~ l10.1t t1lrr1•~11 a pre- th'" prol IM""Rn (-on1u1~ to ra1ho 1;tat1AJl pared oail, 12 by 6 feet, nud 1b broadrn·t nn- K~\"ll, th• oprrutor. wlll:> i- a Hofl1on C'ath-

.,. noun('(>111t"nt~ oould e,·en , ht- h··nrd on l11!' .f¥- olic Uut fri<nd}y to .r('?tmah's l"itni "4c, \1'8.& fd1•tAnt hill• of Rotlll'-ay. . ~t~ nmu<L'd at t!i(' proto•t . .lo o"11\1: that

• .\ t :\t•,\'Ca .... tle-?n-Tyne tl 4\ J1~1lo\ts of i-('\ en- lt \fa~ n ~r 1tf -u p: I h" ath t "t>il <.1th )u=Glt•l-.1 · .. tN"'n rmpt~· shop1' 'rrrc ('O\err<l. \llh 1rfr,.:1• 1lQnl!lc 1ht.'. KF\ I• \\llS 011 ~ oue of 1non• th1-1 t·ro"·n po...:.1f'r~. and th<' Nt•wtn1<tlr c•(H1 pnny d i ~· t-tatlon lito1uh1*linJ! h is 1.alki anrl t1 n1 tiUl(lli!ihrd it !'rl f by hirin~ n 1n11rq 11t·r on 1hr no c·ont.rol 0\1· 1· lh<' pmgr~nn. J>ro

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tnoor [or a ''•eek front which t l1c Ki u~dom rl'rtut·~~··t to h'<r' 1• I hri1; nun1C!-l, -. ti nt(.)l'it1agc " ·a.:;, heralded fol'th t•i, 1.: 1 11ny hy loud- £hc·o1 \\ l'rt' 11 "hn 111rrl lo do ~o

l l, •r"'akrr. attarhrd to. the tent. . . .\l :-;1in llir,.u ; , , itti At llanche>trr. t .n1:'ancl, lw•ule~ all thrir • "'ml t. u '"" rnnu•

' oth('r 1nf'an_.. of advrrlt:-t1n~, puhh ll('rli p;1stt>d ' fl 1 ' t;tU k1•n1 all O\f'r thti-1r 4<«l"'"' anti phono;rrtaph. .. arp a f'n 10

I ('oH&•Jlation will ]18\C lllt:ll1rt O( the-A', :-OUle. PlfTim<'llt A ..,. t1mt•. • • c o:=e u ,

.\ t Lilnpool all manner nf .11]\rr i-~i: wa~ u-•'ll, including >peeiallv prepun·d •i;.•M for ' formnt.ion ma"rcher~, a. wuud-t·or prefPdi


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