Page 7, 30th June 1939

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Page 7, 30th June 1939 — Gene Tunney Joins Up

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Gene Tunney Joins Up

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Gene Tunney, former world's heavyweight champion, has joined the new U.S. Catholic Committee to combat antiSemitism.

The other most prominent people on this Committee are Mgr. John Ryan, of the Catholic University of America, and well-known sociologist, Philip Burnham, editor of Commonweal, Professor E. Chapman, of Fordham, the Catholic University in New York, William M. Callahan, dynamic young managing editor of the Catholic Worker, and the Worker's editor, Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement.

TABLOID JOURNAL The Committee intends to publish a tabloid journal now and then to set forth Catholic teachings against racialism and anti-Semitism. A speakers' bureau has been organised, and radio broadcasts and public meetings will be arranged.

How urgent the formation of such a committee was can be judged by the hearty reception accorded it by Catholics. The committee has been snowed under by inquiries as to how enthusiastic supporters might aid the campaign.

The National Conference of Christians and Jews has issued a statement signed by 550 leading Catholics, Protestants and Jews urging all Americans to " join in the common task of building a society based on good will, justice and peace." The statement warns against the dangers of any type of racial or religious discrimination.

" SONS OF ITALY" The Sons of Italy, a patriotic Italian organisation, announced the establishment of a " Bureau for Good Will between Italians and Jews in America." This organisation announced that its resolution condemning anti-Semitism had been praised by prominent Catholics, Protestants and Jews.

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