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Page 7, 18th August 1939 — WAR OVER FATHER COUGHLIN Roosevelt's Son Wants to Ban His Broadcasts

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WAR OVER FATHER COUGHLIN Roosevelt's Son Wants to Ban His Broadcasts

From Our Own Correspondent NEW YORK.

A proposal made by Elliot Roosevelt, son of the President and head of a chain of radio stations in Texas, that Fr. Charles E. Coughlin, Detroit radio orator, be denied broadcasting facilities even if such action necessitated censorship of the air, was sharply denounced by the Rev. Dr. Edward Lodge Curran, President of the International Catholic Truth Society and long an ardent supporter of Fr. Coughlin.

Broadcasting over the network and at the hour regularly used by Fr. Coughlin himself, Fr. Curran, a Brooklyn priest., denied charges that. Fr. Coughlin was anti-Semitic, and after defending the radio priest went. on to criticise the Roosevelt administration.

Elliot Roosevelt's attack on Fr. Coughlin is linked by the latter's defenders with a general campaign somehow removing him from the air.

now being waged by critics of the Detroit priest with the evident hope of

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