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. . i MUST FIGHT Against Native Land In Case of War, if They Become . Citizens, of United States. Aliens Mpst Now Swear To Do This To Be Admitted. Number of Applicants For Natnraliza-. tion "Stomped" By Questions of Federal Jndge. " f Jndre HolMster in the United States District Court yesterday again demon strated to aliens seeking citlsenshlp in thlm country that to obtain citizenship they must be In all ways deserving and at the same time be willing and ready to renounce all, allegiance to their native land, even to the extent of assuming; arms against It should there ever be war between the two countries. Every suc cessful applicant yesterday answered In favor of the United- States when asked with whom he would take up arm should this country, and the country of his na tivity go to war. . . v While the question as to which side they would take in event of war has been asked of applicants for citizenship at prior naturalization hearings in the local United States District Court, the Question yesterday was in reality a final test as to the fitness of the applicants for citizenship. It is said that trie Court now makes a test of the question for the reason that a European country has a law which en able natives who have secured natural! ration in other countries to retain citizenship in their native country by appearing before a Consul and making application. Of 85 applicants appearing yesterday for admission to citizenship 61 were sworn in. Moat of those who failed were given a further opportunity to qualify by hav ing their oases continued until next nat uralization day. Two Were Rejected. Only two, had their petitions dismissed. They were" Anton Rymkus, Russian, of 1185 Clark .street, and Paul George, Hungarian, of 1915 Central avenue. The petition of the former was dismissed when it was discovered that he had been in the saloon business, in violation of the Dean law. which prohibits an alien from operating a saloon. George's petition was dismissed because he knew absolutely nothing about the fundamental principles of the Government of the United States. Questions propounded by Judge Ho lister concerning! the flag of the United States had some of the applicants guessing. Joseph Wackesser, a Hungarian brewery worker, gl 113 Flndlay street. Iras asked why "the flag has only 13 stripes. He replied that there was not room for more. Another applicant, after he had answered that the 13 stripes represented the 13 original states, and that there were -48 stars representing the 48 states of the Union, was asked what state the fourteenth star represented. Unable to answer, the Court Informed him. that the fourteenth star represented Ohio. Thomas Ward, an Irish plasterer, of 3014 I Freeland avenue, got along swim mingly until he was asked to name Ohio's present Governor. He replied "Governor Cox." Asked who made the laws for Ohio he repeated "Governor Cox." Asked if he knew there had been a state election re cently be replied that be did not. He was then informed that the election bad taken place in November; that Frank B. Willis had been elected Governor to succeed Mr. Cox. and that the laws of Ohio are made by the Legislature. He said it was all news to him. v Doesn't Know Why. John Schenk, a Hungarian brewery worker,, of 115 Flndlay street, qualified fairly well so far as his knowledge of governmental principles was concerned, but he fell down absolutely when asked by Judge Holllster to give his reasons for wanting citlsenshlp In this country. Schenk could think of none and be was told to ge home and study over the matter until next naturalization day. The following were admitted: Giovanni Mercurio, Italy; . James J. Koeruer, Germany; Ike Horvltx, Russia; Morris Kraus, Russia; averio Cornelia, Italy; Jacob Levinsohn. Turkey; Ladis-laus Rltter. Hungary; Max F. Starlck, Germany; Adolpb Feige. Germany; Hy-man Schuler, Russia; Jacob Tushinsky. Russia; Robert J. Hanran. Great Britain; Herman Gerschler, Germany; Max Pu-lasky, Russia; Albert Kubtk. Hungary; Ernest Thevenot, Germany; Johann Bat-sold. Germany; Otto Marquardt, Ger many; Serdla Mikolin. Hungary; Salva-tore Paolerclo, Italy; Jacob - Cohen. Russia; Frank Lind, Hungary; Jose ReU, Portugal;-' Carl -Labermeler, Germany; Bernard Leuvellnk, Holland; Louis Perry. Russia; Abraham Goldberg. Russia; Louis Marksteln. Germany; John Klefter, Luxembourg; Peter Kirchner. Hungary; TToTiynr ahmli1t fl.mii..- Ct... Austrit Abraham Becker, Russia; Paul Renmch, Hungary: Charles Kanter, Russia; James M. Cooper, Scotland; John Byrne, Ireland; John Henry August Meyer, Germany; Johann Schmidt. Germany; Leon Steinberg. Russia; (Stefan Stakenauer. Hungary; Nikolaus Lelter- mann. Hungary Harold W. Smith. Can ada: William J. Bradbury, England; Michael Gutekunst, Hungary; , George reuerholz, Hungary; Henry A Berens, Germany; Thomas . Ward. . Ireland; Abe Katz. Austria; Gyorgy Ceanyl, Hungary, ana isaaor Bernstein, Russia.

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 20 Jan 1915, Wed,
  3. Page 8

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