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NOT-I CHURCHMAN ILL AT
Archbishop John Ireland, who re
cently completed a million dollar
cathedral in St. Paul, Minn., is seri
ously ill. He is 77 years of age.
A FACE FROM THE FATHERLAND
Gen. Von Einem, conspicuous
among the commanders in the Ger
man army for bravery under. fire. ,
CLAIM THERE IS sNO "UNITED
CATHOLIC LEAGUES OF U. S."
The Day Book today received the
following letter commenting on the
publication of a letter purported to
have been sent to members of a so
called "United Catholic Leagues of
the United States," urging them to
vote for Sweitzer:
Editor The Day Book: In your is
sue of April 3 1 noticed a letter which
was alleged to have been sent out
just prior to the recent primaries.
This letter was signed by the United
Catholia Leagues of the United
I have made a careful investiga
tion and can find no record of any
such organization. It appears to me
as though this letter was sent out to
stir up an Anti-Catholic feeling
among the people. .
If you have any information con
cerning the existence of this so-called
United Catholic Leagues of the
United .States I shall appreciate if
you will publish it or if you will in
vestigate into the existence of such
If possible for you to do so please
enlighten me prior to the election
next Tuesday. Edward Grill.
The Day Book in an investigation
found no such, organization.
Chancellor Hoban of the Catholic
church stated that he had investi
gated the letter and that there was
neither a United Catholic Societies of
America nor a M. J. Scanlon, who
was supposed to hasre received the
"The name of the organization in
dicates that it would be a large one
if it existed. In my position as chan
cellor of the Catholic church I would
know if the society were not a fake.
Other Catholic authorities were,
visited. The existence of the United
Catholic Societies was denied by
Father O'Callaghan of the Paulist
Fathers, the Catholic Extension So--cieties
of the U. S, and the Catholic
World, a religious publication.- . ?
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