Religion: Citizenship

Last January British-born Rev. Thomas Frederick Rutledge Beale of St. Paul, Minn, went to court seeking U. S. citizenship. He had refused to promise to bear arms for the U. S.—prime requisite—because he believes that the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact has effectively outlawed war (TIME, Jan. 16). Last week Alien Beale's application was finally refused. He was doubtless aware that in Lima, Ohio last month, Russian-born Professor John Klassen of Bluffton College was granted citizenship upon his promise to serve the U. S. as a noncombatant; that the judge who granted it did...

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