Non-Radical Protest (Cox's Army)

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Non-Radical Protest (Cox's Army) - 'SHANTYTOWN'S' PRIEST PLANS 'JOBS J1 ARCH'...
'SHANTYTOWN'S' PRIEST PLANS 'JOBS J1 ARCH' .Rev. Cox Will Lead Unem-; Unem-; Unem-; ployed in Plea to Congress NON-RADICAL NON-RADICAL NON-RADICAL PROTEST Men Oppose Charity, Want Honest Work, He : . Declares A non-radical non-radical non-radical march of the unemployed unemployed upon Washington was announced announced today by Rev. James R. Cox, pastor or old St. Patrick's Church, founder of '"Shantytown," and noted for his work among jobless. jobless. ; The purpose of the march, which will be undertaken as soon as an impressive number of men can be enrolled, will be to demonstrate to Congress the need for immediate action in the unemployment situation, situation, Rev. Cox said. The pastor declared he will lead the march himself, in order that the movement be not branded as "Communistic," "Communistic," "Red" or "Bolshevist." Will riead for Jobs The appeal at Washington, he said, will not be for food, clothing, or fuel, or for unemployment insurance, insurance, but for jobs by which food, clothing and fuel may be honestly won. "The country has everything but the heart to relieve the situation," Father Cox said. "It is like boys playing marbles and one boy winning winning all the marbles. He refuses to stake the others to a few in order that they may make a new start." "Similarly, the bankers and financiers financiers have won all the gold," he declared. declared. ; The marchers will not demand any changes in the economic order, Rev. Cox pointed out. There is enough wealth, he said, to provide all with jobs and a comfortable living, living, but the administration, from top to bottom, is bad, he asserted. "The President seems willing to listen only to the wealthy," Rev. Cox charged. "His ears are not open to the cries of the poor and distressed, distressed, so we shall not try to gain an audience with him." Under present plans 150 jobless in the South Side have declared their willingness to join the march, and about 100 men in "Shantytown," the little city of shacks near the church, are eager to start, it is reported. Friend to Provide Food . . Reverend Cox gave assurance that his friends in various towns between here and Washington will see to it that the marchers are fed and "housed. It is expected that , the start of the march, for which a date has not yet been, fixed, will find about 1,000 men in line. "My whole interest is anti-communistic," anti-communistic," anti-communistic," anti-communistic," the pastor said. "I want to prevent anything of a serious nature nature which might disrupt this great system of government."

Clipped from The Pittsburgh Press11 Dec 1931, FriPage 28

The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)11 Dec 1931, FriPage 28
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