National Affairs: 85 for Coughlin

To the White House and to President Roosevelt's desk last week went an extraordinary petition. Eighty-five Congressmen—nearly one sixth of the national legislature—asked that Detroit's Rev. Charles Edward Coughlin, spellbinding Roman Catholic radiorator, be sent as a U. S. adviser to the London Economic Conference. Circulated in all sincerity by Oklahoma's Senator Thomas and Michigan's Representative Weideman, the petition was signed by ten Senators and 75 Representatives, of whom a majority were Protestants. Said they of Father Coughlin (pronounced Cofflin) : "He is a student of world affairs, economics and finance, and...