The Press: Coughlin Quits

When the showdown came, Father Charles Edward Coughlin folded his weekly, Social Justice, for good. Three weeks ago he blamed "Jews and Communists and New Dealers" for Attorney General Biddie's charge of sedition against the paper, and dared the Government to call him to the witness stand. But last week he did not even show up to defend his second-class mailing privileges. Instead he wired meekly to Postmaster General Frank Walker saying he "approved" the formal promise of Social Justice that it would go out of business.

But the Government did not call it...

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