DCCW ask delay of recognition of soviet Russia 10-8-33 pg1
COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN SEND WIRE TO PRESIDENT ASKING SUCH ACTION." Houston, Tex., Nov. 7.- -fP —The Galveston diocesan council of the National Council of Catholic Women Women today wired President Roosevelt asking that the United States delay delay recognition of soviet Russia until until religious freedom is permitted in that country. "We await loyally your conference conference with Russia, knowing that religion religion so necessary in your program to kill fear and preserve stable government government will not he overlooked,". the telegram stated. The Galveston Galveston diocese embraces much of East and South Texas. The telegram was sent after the Most Reverend Christopher E. Byrne, bishop of GaJveston, had- tbld the council-that "the,purpose of Russia in seeking recognition, from this country is to borrow more money from the United States." He spoke at the opening session of the council's annual convention. convention. 'I believe that Mr. Roosevelt will not receive the talk en recognition until there shall be freedom of religious religious worship In Russia," Bishop Byrne said. "The freedom of religion religion is dear to the hearts and traditions of this land of America." The bishop commended the legislature legislature for passing a bill to prohibit prohibit inquiries Into the religious affiliation affiliation of applicants for leaching! positions in the public schools, or employment in state departments. He criticized the Texas conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, which he said went on record record for repeal of the law at its convention convention In Tyler last week. Miss Irenp Rlckert of Galveston, first vice president, presided over the sessions. District rftportg were given by Miss Lucy Hermes of Austin Austin Mrs. P\ A. Doyle of Beaumont Miss Mattie Hanna of Bryan, Miss Rickert and Mrs. R. G. "Brady of Houston.