Last week the Christian Front was again to the fore. G-Man John Edgar Hoover put the Front in the headlines last fortnight by seizing 17 obscure members in New York City, announcing that they had plotted to overrun the East, bomb Reds, exterminate Jews, set up a dictatorship (TIME, Jan. 22). Detroit's radiorating Father Charles E. Coughlin loudly and specifically disavowed the Christian Front to which the captives belonged. The press dug up additional detail, indicating that the captive Christian Fronters were "awful" shots and mere blustering braggarts. Michigan's squat, swart...

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