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which it is entitled. No comments
are necessary as the entire document
speaks for itself. Publicity Commit
tee, Vigilant Court No. 4, C. of L.,
T. D. Potter, chairman.
Editor's Note. The enclosure is a
circular issued by Vigilant Court No.
4, Guardians "ot Liberty, headed "The
Roman Catholic Church in Politics"
and printing a fac-simile of letter
head of the Catholic Union of Illinois,
on which is a letter dated Springfield,
Aug. 7. The letter submits questions
to legislative candidates and asks
them to state their position. Follow
ing are the questions put to the can
didates: 1. The Catholic Union of Illinois
realizing the importance of vocation
al training favors vocational educa
tion, but does not favor the inclusion
of such education in the curriculum
of the Public Schools. What Is your
attitude on this question?
2. Realizing the essential differ
ence between the Catholic and Pro
testant version of the bible and be
lieving reading must be supplement
ed by bible teaching, the Catholic
Union of Illinois is opposed to bible
reading in the schools to pupils of
different denominations. What is
your position on this question?
3. The Catholic Union of Illinois
favors more strict divorce legislation,
which shall also meet the conscien
tious convictions of the parties' sepa
rating. What is your attitude on- this
4. The Catholic Union of Illinois
believes that if free textbooks are to
be supplied to the school children of
the state, the privilege should be ex
tended to all children, regardless of
whether they attend a public, private
or parochial school. Would you favor
a free textbook system that would
restrict the issuance of school books
to pupils of the public schools only?
5. What is your attitude toward
the present exemption features con
tained in the taxation laws of this
state whereby church, school and
property used for charitable purposes 1
T are exempt, and do you favor the
continuance of this policy7
6. The Catholic Union of Illinois
favors the pensioning of Civil Service
Enjployes. Would you support such
7. The Catholic Union of Illinois
favors minimum wage for women
and children. Would you support
such a measure?
8. The Catholic Union of Illinois
believes that in case of necessity
only, should free transportation and
lunches be furnished the people, and
where done, the pupils of all schools,
public private and parochial, should
be given the same treatment. What
is your position in this matter?
9. The Catholic Union of Illinois
while believing that children should
be enlightened on the question of sex
hygiene, believes that its teaching
should be confined, wherever pos
sible, to the parents and it is opposed
to the teaching of this subject in the
schools. Do you think it should be
taught or omitted from the curricu
lum of our public schools?
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