National Affairs: Jefferson Invoked

God-fearing citizens were indignant, agnostics surprised, atheists delighted, at a letter mailed and made public last week by one Freeman Hopwood of Manhattan who signed himself "General Secretary of the American Association for the Advancement of Atheism, Inc." The letter:

President Herbert Hoover, The White House, Washington, D. C.

Dear Sir:

"The American Association for the Advancement of Atheism, Inc., with members in every state and territory of the Union, and on behalf of millions of unorganized Atheists, respectfully requests that you refrain this year from issuing the Thanksgiving Proclamation.

"Should it be your intention,...

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