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Selective Immigration or Alien Rule—Which? A First-hand Graphic Description of Conditions in Europe Honorable James B. Aswell in a Stirring Address Calls America to Action Figure A Moving-Picture Transmitted by Voice From an Editorial in the News Leader, Richmond, Va. The personality of such a man as Representative James B. Aswell, for six terms representative from Louisiana, is evidence that there is still a good deal of color and force in Congress. With his white mane and his exceptionally clear, direct and appealing delivery, Mr. Aswell held spellbound his audience while he poured out his story of what he recently saw in Europe in company with the Secretary of Labor. It was like a moving-picture transmitted by voice, if one can imagine such a thing. Landing at Cherbourg, France, Mr. Aswell visited the chief embarkation points of Europe, saw the actual conditions, talked with the President of Austria and many other high Government officials who told him frankly that they send to America only their rubbish—that they keep their good citizens at home. Shall the alien in America be assimilated and Americanized, or will the alien be permitted to alienize America? This is a vital question, and it should not be decided by special interests or for sentimental reasons. Drastic provisions to preserve America for Americans are imperative. To colleges, universities, normal schools, churches, Chambers of Commerce, Rotary, Lions, and Kiwanis Clubs, posts of the American Legion, State Legislatures—to thinking America—Congressman Aswell makes clear our problem and presents a remedy. Brief Comments by the Press and Prominent People Congressman Aswell's address was eloquent, pathetic, and witty throughout and kept his audience on the qui vive of expectancy for what was coming next. He would tell some pathetic story, which would almost move his hearers to tears, and this would be followed by the relation of some humorous incident which would bring forth an uproar of laughter. Salina Daily Union, Salina, Kansas. A valuable contribution to the literature of this political problem and issue. Herald, Syracuse, New York. Mr. Aswell was introduced by President F. M. Bralley as one who has studied United States government as few in this day and time have studied it. Record-Chronicle, Denton, Texas. A complete master of his subject. Daily Squibs, Hattiesburg, Miss. The most interesting college hour of the year was held last Tuesday morning when Congressman James B. Aswell spoke to the combined student bodies on the extremely entertaining subject of 'Selective Immigration'. University of Delaware Review. A recognized authority on the topic. Jackson Daily News, Jackson, Miss. Eloquent, forceful, and deeply impressive address. Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, N. C. Cuts the heart out of delusive vagaries and reveals America's overshadowing and impending doom in clarion notes. Daily Alva Review-Courier, Texas. One of the best informed men in America on agricultural problems. News Leader, Richmond, Virginia. An eloquent and forceful speaker. The Post, Newark, Delaware. The Club was held spellbound. Johnson City Daily Staff. Gave his audience a graphic picture of conditions abroad. Dallas Morning News. The two branches of the legislature met together informally last evening to hear an interesting discussion by Representative James B. Aswell, of the Eighth District, Louisiana, of a subject of which he has made a deep study. Daily Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss. Your picture of conditions in Europe, based on your first-hand observation, and the relation of those conditions to our immigration problem, impressed the matter on the minds of our students and faculty in a lasting way. A. F. WOODS, President, University of Maryland. The most timely message to the American people I have had the pleasure of hearing for a long time. J. C. MUERMAN, Department of Rural Education, Durant, Oklahoma. We hope that you will meet with success in your efforts to protect the standards of American citizenship through your proposals for the new immigration law, which, as we understand it, is exactly in line with the aims of the American Legion. PARRAMORE POST No. 57, Jos. B. Perry, Adjutant, Abilene, Texas. I doubt seriously that we have ever had any one visit the college who gave to us as much food for thought as you did. ROBERT H. WRIGHT, President, East Carolina Teachers College. The students and faculty alike pronounce your address the most interesting and entertaining they have heard this year. WALTER HULLIHEN, President, University of Delaware. Newspapers Which Have Devoted Editorials or News Columns to Mr. Aswell's Message Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia. News-Gazette, Champaign Illinois. The Daily Illini, Champaign and Urbana, Illinois. Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana. Post-Standard, Syracuse, New York. Telegram, Syracuse, New York. Journal, Syracuse, New York. News and Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina. Reflector, Greenville, North Carolina. Observer, Charlotte, North Carolina. Review-Courier, Alva, Oklahoma. The Lass-O, Denton, Texas. Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia. People of Prominence Endorse Mr. Aswell's Address B. S. Barker, Secretary, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. L. W. Mayberry, Superintendent of Schools, Wichita, Kansas. J. H. Shepherd, University of Maryland. Robert H. Wright, President, East Carolina Teachers College. S. B. Underwood, Lyceum Committee, East Carolina Teachers College. L. R. Meadows, East Carolina Teachers College. R. M. Hughes, President, Miami University. Eleanor H. Adams, President, The Oxford College for Women. John G. Mitchell, President, Central State Teachers College, Edmond, Oklahoma. C. A. Willard, Alva Daily Review-Courier, Alva, Oklahoma. H. G. Bennett, President, State Teachers College, Durant, Oklahoma. T. N. Carswell, General Chairman Armistice Program, Abilene, Texas. F. T. Guenther, West Texas State Teachers College. Dr. M. I. Martin, Denton, Texas. W. B. Bizzell, President, Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. J. A. Hill, President, West Texas State Teachers College. F. M. Bralley, President, College of Industrial Arts, Denton, Texas. For further information in regard to Congressman Aswell's lecture and available dates, address: K. D. Padgett, Room 204, House Office Building WASHINGTON, D. C.
|Title||Selective Immigration: alien rule - which?|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||Lecturers|
|Personal Name Subject||Aswell, James B. (Rep)|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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