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The citizens of Hungarian birth and
those who wish to become citizens—these include practically all the Hungarians living now in the United States—are always for concerted action. Due to this the citi zens' clubs are playing a larger role every day. The freedom oi the* vote is the great est privilege of the American citizen. No body has the right to make a plaything of this right. Citizens' clubs have no such right. Magyar born American citizens here is food for thought. We advise all Hun garian American citizens' clubs not to over step their clear purposes. During the last decade and especially since the war American Hungarians are taking more and more interest in America than it would seem to the casual observer. As long- as there was a steady influx of Hungarians from Hungary our thoughts had been turned to the native country. Psychologically this situation is easy to ex plain but now nobody doubts the fact, be ,he American or Hungarian, that the Ameri canizations of the Magyars in the later y^ars was mainly due to our isolation from Hungary. It is characteristic of our race that this Americanization did not diminish the love for the native land. The nearer we got to America, the more we loved Hungary. But this 'belongs to another page. The fact is that the American Hungarians are beginning to grasp the true American spirit. The American Hun^ garian now finds great interest in the futurfe of America, the United States, and is pay ing more attention to the political and ad ministrative side of the government than he has ever done before. Today the Amer ican citizen of Hungarian birth is not fol lowing any more the "professional politi cian." He wants to stand on his own feet and decide his political belief according to his own conviction. There exists, therefore, a great need for organizations which would advance Amer icanization and through which the citizens of Magyar birth find a medium to exchange ttieir ideas. Most citizens' clubs, however, are on the wrong track. Instead óf .being medium for the exchange of view they are trying to influence the Magyar-born citi ssens. Most of them become adjuncts to one or the other political party and try to de liver votes for them in the belief that this is their duty. Citizens' clubs m««t follow axi entirely different principle. Their first duty is to help prospective citizens. Their second is to hold sacred the individual political belief of its citizen Members. A citizens' club should serve party purposes only in such cases when they were founded for this specific pur pose and as political clubs. Hungarian citizens' clubs are and should be open for all citizens, of any political faith. They should never become political clubs. DIAMOND BUILDING (A SQUAREN), YOUNGSTOWIT. OHIO BOOM 6. Automatic telelem: 78^98 Béli telefon: 431 31 North Phelpt Street Szemben a Salow-szállodávai Dollar Savings & Trust Co. L. B. BURGER, Mgr.