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Mr. Wendell Winkle, the Republican candidate for the Presidency of the United States, who will oppose Mr. Roosevelt, is an Episcopalian.

Accordirig to an American Catholic News Agency, persons closely associated with Mr. Wilkie in his successful drive for the Republican nomination, describe him as religious, and a vigorous foe of intolerance. Ferdinand Rahter, Mr. Willkic's secretary, who is himself a Catholic, points out that the Republican candidate openly and vigorously fought the Ku Klux Klan in 1924, when Mr. Willkie was a young attorney in Akron, Ohio. The Ku Klux Klan is violently antiCatholic.

Catholic May Be Democratic Candidate

James Aloysius Farley, President of the U.S. Democratic Convention and Postmaster General, has been nominated a possible Democratic candidate for the Presidency of the United States.

If Mr. Roosevelt maintains his first refusal, in face of a certain nomination, the Democrats may then put forward thc man who has stood so faithfully beside the President in the last eight years.

Farley is the son of an Irish emigrant (from Co. Westmeath) and a staunch Catholic. He first came into the public eye in America as a baseball player. After the last war his powers of political organisation helped to put .Al Smith. another Catholic, in as Governor of New York State.

in 1928 he backed Roosevelt for the same post and again in 1930. In 1931 he became Roosevelt's chief propagandist, and the Democratic organisation is largely James Farley's work. The rumour goes that Farley and Roosevelt disagree on the Leftist tendency of some of the President's legislation.

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