WOMEN: Petition Denied

Mme. Rosika Schwimmer, 54, beetle-browned Hungarian Jewess, indefatigable publicist, onetime Hungarian Minister to Switzerland, has been trying for some time to become a U. S. citizen. Because she, in 1915, helped persuade Henry Ford to outfit and command his famed "Peace Ship," she was subjected to specially alert questioning by a Chicago naturalization board last summer (TIME, July 11). When she told the board she was an atheist and that she would not personally bear arms for the U.S. because " I understood that women are not required to bear arms...

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