Father Coughlin

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


25996. Father Coughlin. March 11, 1935. NBC net. Sustaining. A reply to General Hugh S. Johnson (former head of the N. R. A. and a spokesman for President Roosevelt) who had criticized Father Coughlin. A well-done, fiery rebuttal to the General's claims and statements. Coughlin says, "It's Roosevelt or ruin," and he doesn't think much of Bernard Baruch and the "Wall Streeters" either. He vows to, "Drive the money changers from the temple." Charles Coughlin. 39:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

25997. Father Coughlin. August 16, 1936. Possibly not a broadcast. An address to the convention of the "National Union For Social Justice." A rambling, vitriolic anti-Roosevelt, anti-Semitic speech. Presumably the convention was called to nominate a candidate to run against Roosevelt. Charles Coughlin. 21:02. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

2291. Father Coughlin. February 14, 1937. Father Coughlin network. Sustaining. The program originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Discussion #2 of "Communism and Christianity." A dialogue between the Father and an advocate of Communism. The Father also gives a talk on "Democracy and The Supreme Court." Charles Coughlin. 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1505. Father Coughlin. March 28, 1937. Mutual net. Sustaining. The broadcast originates from the Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. In this Easter program, Father Coughlin tells the story of Christ's death and resurrection. It is his fifth speech of the day. He announces that a book he's written is now at the printers. The book will be free to those who ask for it. Charles Coughlin. 29:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1506. Father Coughlin. April 4, 1937. Mutual net, CKLW, Windsor origination. "Twenty Years Ago". Sustaining. The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin tells how the government got us into our present mess with foreign entanglements. He says, "you made your bed" (by voting for Roosevelt), "now lie in it." The system cue has been deleted. Charles Coughlin. 29:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1507. Father Coughlin. April 11, 1937. Mutual net. "Relief That Fails To Relieve". Sustaining. The last show of the season, until October. Father Coughlin disparages "The New Deal" and the W.P.A. He tries to "drive the moneylenders from the temple." The program originates from "The Shrine Of The Little Flower," Royal Oak, Michigan. Charles Coughlin. 29:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

25998. Father Coughlin. February 13, 1938. Sustaining. The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. An attack on Roosevelt's "Quarantine" policy. "Follow Jesus, the greatest labor leader of all time." A strong plea for isolationism. Charles Coughlin, Charles Penman (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19895. Father Coughlin. March 6, 1938. Father Coughlin network. "Five Years Of The New Deal". Sustaining. The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin denounces the New Deal policies in banking and agriculture. He raises the possibility of doing away with Congress! Charles Coughlin, Charles Penman (announcer). 30:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

72356. Father Coughlin. November 20, 1938. Father Coughlin network, WMCA, New York aircheck. "Persecution: Jewish and Christian". The broadcast originates from the Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin discusses Jewish persecution in Germany. He summarizes the Nazi policies toward Jews and says, "Nazi persecution of the Jews is unchristian." "The government of the Soviet Republic is anti-Christian." The Germans have published a list of twenty-five athiestic Jews in the Soviet government. Father Coughlin quotes the British government as saying that Jewish bankers financed the Russian Revolution. "Jewish persecution only follows after Christians as persecuted." After the broadcast, a WMCA announcer says, "Father Coughlin has mis-stated facts," and issues a second disclaimer that his views are not those of WMCA. Apparently WMCA dropped the show from their schedule after this program. The following week's broadcast was heard in New York over WHBI (Newark, New Jersey), see cat. #72364. Cyril Guthro (? organist), Franklin Mitchell (announcer), Charles Coughlin, The Little Flower Choristers. 58:16. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

72364. Father Coughlin. November 27, 1938. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Let Us Consider The Record". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. A "vicious campaign of mis-representation" has begun after last week's program. Father Coughlin "answers the charges" against him. He calls his critics "outlandish and childish." He says he respects "non-Communististic, non-athiestic Jews." Father Coughlin rebuts the criticisms of WMCA (who apparently dropped his program from their schedule the week before: see cat. #72356) and others, by playing the "new invention" of an electrical transcription of last week's address. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer), Winfield Betz (WHBI announcer). 59:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

72715. Father Coughlin. December 4, 1938. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Not-Anti-Semitism, But Anti-Communism". The broadcast originates from the Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin seems surprised at the negative reaction generated by his comments about "Athiestic Jews." His critics are "dodging the issues" with "controlled editorials" in the "managed" press. He uses a Detroit Free Press story about an interview with Henry Ford, as an example of "a new low in editorial responsibility." Father Coughlin maintains that Mr. Ford, "does not believe Jews are suited to work in factories." The first Russian revolution was a failure due to the dominance of the "athiestic Jews." "International bankers" in general, Kuhn, Loeb and Company in particular, are exposed. A British "white paper" is quoted to prove the point. Father Coughlin also quotes U. S. documents showing that "American and Russian Jewery will stand together, backing the revolution." These Jews were aided by the U. S. Secretary of State! Sixty-five to seventy percent of the officials in the Communist government are Jewish! Father Coughlin cannot understand why the American Jewish Congress will not condemn Communism. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer), The Little Flower Choristers, Emil Cote (choir director). 60:43. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

80237. Father Coughlin. December 5, 1938. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. A Christmas message. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer), The Little Flower Choristers, Cyril Guthro (organist). 55:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

72716. Father Coughlin. December 11, 1938. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Persecution and Communism". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin has offered his radio facilities to the General Jewish Council, for a rebuttal broadcast. They have declined and have purchased their own radio time for a talk to be delivered by a Catholic named Frank Hogan, described as a "Washington D. C. attorney" (possibly the same Frank Hogan who later became District Attorney of New York City). Father Coughlin says, "he has no animosity toward the Jews." He discriminates between "good Jews and bad Jews." The B'nai Brith magazine is quoted as trying to stop "Christmas and Easter practices." This is "sowing seeds of godlessness." He urges Jews to "be kind" to us poor Catholics. The WHBI closing announcement has been partially deleted. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer), The Little Flower Choristers, Emil Cote (choir director). 57:13. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

73766. Father Coughlin. December 18, 1938. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "The Christian and The Jewish Concept Of The Messiah". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin quotes several Jewish sources as not recognizing a messiah. "Modern Judaism has ended in a moral bankruptcy." A summary of God's curses against the Jews as outlined in Deuteronomy. Charles Coughlin, Cyro Guthro (? organ), Emil Cote (choir director), The Choir Of The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

90393. Father Coughlin. December 25, 1938. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. The broadcast originates from, "The Shrine Of The Little Flower," Royal Oak, Michigan. A Christmas message, divided into 5 parts. The Father Coughlin Choristers sing a poem based on Brahm's "Lullaby." Charles Coughlin, The Little Flower Choristers, Cyril Guthro (organist), Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28704. Father Coughlin. 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. The date is approximate. The Father presents his usual anti-war, pro-isolation themes. Charles Coughlin. 14 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Excerpt.

80236. Father Coughlin. January 1, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Americanism, Not Nazism Nor Communism". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. The announcer says that this is Father Coughlin's ninth broadcast of the year (even though it's New Year's Day). Is Father Coughlin pro-Nazi or anti-Semitic? Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer), The Little Flower Choristers. 58:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80242. Father Coughlin. January 8, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "The President's Message To Congress". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 57:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

73776. Father Coughlin. January 15, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin is strongly isolationist, believing that Democracy will be destroyed if war breaks out. He refers to Franco as a "loyalist for Christ's sake." He is very much against lifting the embargo against Spain. "Keep neutral...do not lift the embargo." "America is not in the blood business." Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 44:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

80241. Father Coughlin. January 22, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Ten Million Unemployed". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 57:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80240. Father Coughlin. January 29, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Why Leave Your Own". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 58:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

73767. Father Coughlin. February 5, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin discusses, "A Cracked Up Airplane Outside Los Angeles" and "Our Foreign Relations." The pilot of the plane was actually a French agent who was in the United States to purchase $65 million dollars worth of aircraft. President Roosevelt has assumed responsibility for the affair, and said, "Our first line of defense lies in France." Henry Morganthau and "Bernard Bernstein" are behind a plan to stabilize British currency through the use of American gold. Germany is just as democratic as France (which is not really a democracy, France is an empire). Great Britain is not a democracy either (however, England is)! Father Coughlin uses the imagery of a movie trailer and a "tableaux" to comment on our foreign policy. The music, he says, is by Tosti ("Our billions of dollars...goodbye forever!"). The comparison is quite clever. Father Coughlin assures his listeners that everyone who has written to him will get "a souvenir crucifix" (that has touched "a relic of the true cross"). A good show. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:19. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

28679. Father Coughlin. February 12, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Fides Intrepidae" (Faith...Fearlessness). The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. A program in memoriam for the recently deceased Pope Pius XI, Father Coughlin delivers a moving eulogy. The program features a chorus of Franciscan friars. Franklin Mitchell (announcer), Charles Coughlin. 60:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28680. Father Coughlin. February 19, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Capitalism and Communism...What Are They?". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin reads an article from "American Hebrew" magazine titled, "Jews In World Reconstruction." It's about Jewish plans to control the world. He assures listeners he is not anti-Semitic and describes the scenario of a possible musical about Europe trying to entangle the United States in war. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 60:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28681. Father Coughlin. February 26, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "An American Christian Program". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin comments unfavorably about the recent Washington's Birthday Nazi Bund meeting in New York, he present his own fourteen point program to eliminate the evils of both Nazism and Communism. "The Christian Doctrine Of The Living Wage." Charles Coughlin, The Little Flower Choristers, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28682. Father Coughlin. March 5, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. A tribute to Pope Pius XII and a history of the Papacy. Charles Coughlin, The Little Flower Choristers, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 60:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80235. Father Coughlin. March 12, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Bonds and Neutrality". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin is against municipal bonds and for the Neutrality Act. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer), Cyril Guthro (organ), The Little Flower Choristers. 61:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80239. Father Coughlin. March 19, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 61:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

80244. Father Coughlin. March 26, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Our Problem Is In America". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer), The Little Flower Choristers, Cyril Guthro (organist, choir director). 62:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80238. Father Coughlin. April 2, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "The History Of Holy Week". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer), Cyril Guthro (organist, choir director), The Little Flower Choristers. 61:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28683. Father Coughlin. April 9, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin urges listeners to avoid European entanglements, and to write to their senators. An Easter program; Father Coughlin tells the stories of the Resurrection and other stories of Jesus. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 61:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28684. Father Coughlin. April 16, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Unjust Aggression". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin asks "Who can attack the United States, three miles from Japan?" This is a long plea for American neutrality, with no foreign entanglements. "Next week we may be on the highway to war." Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 60:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28685. Father Coughlin. April 23, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin warns against European war entanglements. The Treaty of Versailles was unjust, President Wilson had no right to sign it, and it was repudiated in the senate. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28686. Father Coughlin. April 30, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "So This Is Democracy". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. A commentary on world affairs. "Quo Vadis...Whither Goest Thou?" A selection by the Little Flower Choristers under the direction of Emil Cote. Charles Coughlin, Emil Cote (choir director), The Little Flower Choristers, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 60:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28687. Father Coughlin. May 7, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Propaganda At Work". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. The program is announced as being on a "special forty-eight station network." "Propaganda At Work," and "The Meaning Of The Resignation of Maxim Litvinoff." Father Coughlin reveals the existence of a secret British book about how to involve America in the next war. He reads a chapter from the book. "Stalin and Hitler have been brought closer together." Also, the program features a touching Mother's Day tribute. Charles Coughlin, Emil Cote (choral director), The Little Flower Choristers, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 60:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28688. Father Coughlin. May 14, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "The Mother's Challenge To Warmongers". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. A Mother's Day address. A series of shocking war stories about French soldiers assassinated by their own officers. Strong anti-war material. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 60:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28689. Father Coughlin. May 21, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Where Do We Stand, For The Reformers Or The Reactionaries?". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin also discusses "Social Justice and Democracy." Parts one and three only, the first parts of each address. Charles Coughlin. 29:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

28690. Father Coughlin. May 28, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Memorial Day and Pentecost". The broadcast roginates from The Shrine Of The Little Flowerr, Royal Oak, Michigan. The program begins with the announcement that WINS, New York has summarily stopped carrying the program. Father Coughlin tells about the secret war between Hitler and Baron Rothschild. There is also a dramatic and moving Memorial Day sermon in memory of our dead soldiers. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 58:34. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

28691. Father Coughlin. June 4, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin denies he's an anti-Semite. In a separate lecture, he outlines the tenets of "Social Justice." Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28692. Father Coughlin. June 11, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin answers questions from listeners read by announcer Franklin Mitchell. The first question is "What do you think of the King and Queen (of England) and their current visit?" Then, "Is there danger of the United States going bankrupt?" (The reply is "Yes"). Is birth control causing widespread poverty?" (The answer is "Yes! I believe that if labor were paid a decent annual wage...90% of this birth control would disappear overnight!"). Father Coughlin claims that "Roosevelt's Neutrality Bill is a substitute for the League Of Nations." Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell. 60:08. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

28693. Father Coughlin. June 18, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Neutrality Bill", "Today's Road". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. A speech against the "Neutrality Bill." Father Coughlin delivers a "meditation" about Christ and reads a poem (that he helped to write) about a dying child. It is titled "Today's Road." There is background noise for the first thirteen minutes of this recording. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 60:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

28694. Father Coughlin. June 25, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Government By Man, Or Government By Law". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin delivers a polemic against the "Neutrality Bill." He also speaks on "Who Wants War?" a reply to a steel worker who thinks a European war will bring prosperity to the United States. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28695. Father Coughlin. July 2, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin reads excerpts from the Declaration Of Independence and George Washington's Farewell Address. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 60:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28696. Father Coughlin. July 9, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Let's Have An Armed Guard". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. An anti-communist polemic. Father Coughlin reads a letter from the Communists very critical of his policies. Father Couglin also makes a speech against the "Neutrality Bill" ("The Bloom Bill") which he feels does not ensure neutrality. Also, a sample broadcast of "The Voice Of Social Justice" is heard. News of the week from Father Coughlin's point of view (i.e. criticism of the new "crazy sect," called "Jehovah's Witnesses"). Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 60:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28697. Father Coughlin. July 16, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "An Appeal To The Laboring Man," "The Voice Of Social Justice". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin explains that his criticisms of Communist labor leaders does not mean that he's anti-labor. He says that there's little difference between Communists and Nazis. There is also a news commentary by "The Voice Of Social Justice" implying Elliot Roosevelt is a "Fellow Traveler." The commentator (who sounds like Fred Foy!) demands equal time from the Mutual net to answer Roosevelt. Charles Coughlin, Fred Foy (?), Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 61:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28698. Father Coughlin. July 23, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "An Answer To Elliot Roosevelt". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin introduces the Reverend Dr. Edward Curran, the President of the Catholic International Truth Society. Curran presents, "An Answer To Elliot Roosevelt." The son of the President had recently accused Father Coughlin of anti-Semitism. Dr. Curran says, "Father Coughlin is the friend of all real Jews." "The voice of Father Coughlin is like the voice of John the Baptist." The entire broadcast is a rebuttal of Roosevelt's attack. Charles Coughlin, Edward Curran. 1 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

2290. Father Coughlin. July 30, 1939. Father Coughlin network. "The Popular Front vs. The Christian Front". The program originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. The Father takes on John L. Lewis and The Popular Front Organization. He calls them communists, atheists, and anti-Semitic. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:37. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

28699. Father Coughlin. August 6, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "God Help The American Farmer". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin says "the national farm debt is being reduced...through the foreclosure of mortgaged farms! The New Deal Farm Program is unfair and corrupt, the Administration is helping the banks and not the farmers." Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 57:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

28700. Father Coughlin. August 13, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "To The Laboring Man". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin pleads for a guaranteed annual wage, in stirring oratorical style. He analyzes the evils of the system from the point of view of the automotive industry. "If You have dedicated your life to a given industry, that industry has a moral obligation to support you." "The Voice Of Social Justice" attacks the Jewish Examiner Weekly and denies that Father Coughlin is a Nazi. A $50,000 reward is offered to the Jewish Examiner if they can prove their claims. Charles Coughlin. 59:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28701. Father Coughlin. August 20, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "The Voice Of Social Justice". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin reads from an article accusing the American League for Peace and Democracy of being a Communist front. Also, "The Voice Of Social Justice" complains that the streets of New York belong to the Communists. This recording is half of a one hour broadcast. Charles Coughlin. 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

28702. Father Coughlin. August 27, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "The Challenge Of The Past and The Challenge Of Social Justice". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Edward Curran recounts Father Coughlin's victorious Cincinnati appearance, and gloats over the Nazi/U.S. S. R. nonaggression treaty. Father Coughlin's topic is, "What Of The Future?" Charles Coughlin, Edward Curran. 59:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28703. Father Coughlin. September 3, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "The Good Samaritan". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin comments on the newly declared war in Europe. Charles Coughlin, The Little Flower Choristers, Emil Cote (choral director), Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 57:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

78465. Father Coughlin. September 10, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey. "Cash and Carry". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. President Roosevelt is being pressured by Sol Bloom to modify the "Cash and Carry" bill. "I consider it a dangerous proposal" that will "wed our destinies to England and France and will force us, within one or two years, to become active allies." Several other predictions made by Father Coughlin during this program proved to be accurate. "The peace treaty of Versailles was never intended with Christian morality, and is the cause of Nazism today." "Chamberlain is a greater aggressor than Hitler." Father Coughlin uses fiery oratory to keep the Neutrality Act intact. At the end of the program, Franklin Mitchell announces a performance of "Ave Maria" and then decides "the time is short" and ends the program. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:22. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

78600. Father Coughlin. September 17, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Cash and Carry". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. A second talk against the proposed repeal of the arms embargo act. Father Coughlin predicts "Cash and Carry" will soon become a "Credit and Carry" policy, with American soldiers used to protect our investment. "Will we erase from our memories the international banker's carnival of corpses?" He predicts women and children will be put to work in war factories, while the men become "cannon fodder." He says that rents will be fixed by the government, transportation will become regulated. Many of Father Coughlin's predictions would be proved accurate. He quotes extensively from a book by Leo Cherne. Father Coughlin cries, "Onward, Christian Soldiers" and uses the imagery of Christ on the cross as being against the idea of "Cash and Carry." "The dripping, menacing hand of war draws ever nearer to our heart." He calls for a "march on Washington" to "demonstrate for peace." Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:16. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

78601. Father Coughlin. September 24, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey. "Cash and Carry". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. The third address against repeal of the Neutrality Act. An address to the "honorable Congressman" and against the "fictions of International Law." President Roosevelt's statements of 1936 are quoted at length, which are against his current position for repeal of the Neutrality Act. Father Coughlin asks for ten million letters to Senators and Representatives this week, and the week after that as well. A ringing call for "no foreign entanglements." Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

79430. Father Coughlin. October 1, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Lifting The Embargo: A Victory For The Vultures". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. The Little Flower choristers sing, "Come Holy Ghost." Sure enough, the proponents of "Cash and Carry" now want to grant credit to purchasers of war supplies. "The House of J. Pierrepont Morgan and Company" is congratulated on their coming victory in the repeal of the "Neutrality Bill." Father Coughlin predicts war with a year! A revelation of the shocking actions of France after the last war (and they are shocking)! A fiery speech. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer), The Little Flower Choristers. 60:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

79429. Father Coughlin. October 8, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Cash and Carry". Sponsored by: Thomas' Hair Care (local). The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. The fifth program on the topic of lifting the arms embargo (he's very much against lifting the embargo). A discussion of the "Neutrality Bill." "Stalin is the only one winning this war." He quotes "The Lion Of Idaho" (Senator William Borah) extensively. The author of the "Cash and Carry Plan" was Bernard Baruch. "You cannot be a national benefactor and a shylock at the same time." Father Coughlin discusses the first American soldier killed during World War I. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

79431. Father Coughlin. October 15, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "The Cash and Carry Bill: First Steps Towards Communism". The broadcast originates from The Shrine of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Yet another plea to repeal the "Embargo Act." "The workmen of America may expect to be 'Hitlerized'." "This will be a total war!" Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80103. Father Coughlin. October 22, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. A message from the Archbishop of Dubuque is read. Boake Carter is identified as "a friend of Father Couglin." "Lifting the embargo begets an emergency, an emergency begets dictatorships." Father Couglin maintains that the Neutrality bill and lifting the embargo is not the same as "Cash and Carry." He says, "It's not a matter of keeping America out of war, but rather keeping war out of America." "Stalin will be the ultimate victor" (if the embargo is repealed). Father Couglin asks, "Are you willing to sacrifice your liberty for blood profits?" If the president declares an emergency, "this government will become a dictatorship!" Fiery oratory against the lifting of the embargo on arms to beligerants. It will lead to dictatorship and the end of Democracy. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 60:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

80104. Father Coughlin. October 29, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Peace and Neutrality and Americanism". The broadcast starts with a "guest address" by Archbishop Francis Beckman (of Dubuque, Iowa). Archbishop Beckman is not speaking from The Shrine Of The Little Flower. He warns us to "look for the Communist motive." "The Embargo Act offers an unprecedented threat to representative government." "If war comes, all is lost!" Father Coughlin (from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan) introduces Judge John Matthews of the Chancery Court, New Jersey. He urges, "Keep America out of war, do not lift the embargo." There's no indication from where Judge Matthews is speaking, or if either Judge Matthews or Archbishop Beckman were transcribed. Several of President Roosevelt's "isolationist" statements of the past are quoted. The Neutrality Act of 1935 was "excellent" when the president signed it. Judge Matthews rebuts the statements of Monsigneur Ryan, who is for the repeal of the Embargo Act. Fifty-one minutes into the program, Father Coughlin calls for a march on Washington...with telegrams! Part of the program closing has been deleted. Charles Coughlin, Francis Beckman, John Matthews. 59:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

80243. Father Coughlin. November 5, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin speaks about the "fool's gold" policy of lifting the embargo. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 64:11. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

80105. Father Coughlin. November 12, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newrk, New Jersey aircheck. "The Chrysler-C. I. O. Industrial Strike". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. David Braun, a member of the U. A. W. and an employee of Chrysler, speaks to deny reports of a union slowdown. He blames the labor unrest on Earl Browder and the Communist Party. Father Coughlin is sympathetic to Christian workers caught between the union and Chrysler. He asks how far unions may proceed in demanding an equal voice in matters of production and a total voice in the matter of the discipline of union members. Father Coughlin advocates government intervention to end the strike. Charles Coughlin, David Braun, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:42. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

79720. Father Coughlin. November 19, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "The Reasonableness Of Strikes". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Announcer Franklin Mitchell reads a message commenting on the current strike against Chrysler. The message comments upon a letter written by Bishop Francis Beckman of Dubuque, Iowa. The pope is quoted on the subject of unionism. Father Coughlin considers the N. L. R. B. corrupt and the C. I. O. un-American. He recommends the repeal of the Wagner Act. Father Coughlin spoke last Sunday "under difficulties you do not comprehend." He does not appear on this broadcast until twenty-seven minutes into the show. Father Coughlin deplores certain policies of the C. I. O. and rejects criticisms of his commentary of last week about the Chrysler strike. "I have been a friend of labor who does not hesitate to call a spade a spade." He quotes C. I. O. officials as referring to certain labor leaders as "Communists." Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell. 59:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

79724. Father Coughlin. November 26, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "America Awake"/"Strikes and The National Labor Relations Board". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. The broadcast starts with news and commentary about a "complication" in the strike at Chrysler. Franciscan Father Aubert (Obert?), of St. Louis, is heard in an obviously pre-recorded talk. He quotes Jefferson, Lincoln and the pope in a non-specific, muffled and somewhat boring talk. He urges that the government be purged of radicals and Bolsheviks, and the revamping of the banking laws. Father Aubert is not nearly the orator that Father Coughlin is. Father Coughlin then speaks on the topic, "Strikes and The National Labor Relations Board." Because there are so many more strikes and man-days lost this year, the government must be doing something wrong. He says, "Firebrand labor leaders must be liquidated." Charles Coughlin, Father Aubert, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:22. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

79725. Father Coughlin. December 3, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "The Wagner Labor Relations Act". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin quotes extensively his own statements made in 1935. He speaks against "uncontrolled unionism" in an intellectual speech with little appeal to the emotions. It's not in the usual Father Coughlin style. Father Coughlin advocates a guaranteed annual wage. There is some adjacent channel interference. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:34. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

79718. Father Coughlin. December 10, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "The National Income and Your Pay Envelope". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin delivers two separate addresses. "Production is the first problem that must be solved to end the problem of want in the midst of plenty." He advocates public works to deliver a living wage to labor. After forty minutes, Father Coughlin begins a discussion of original sin and praise for the Holy Mother. He urges a gift to the poor for Christmas, in honor of Mary. Charles Coughlin. 59:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

79533. Father Coughlin. December 17, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "India's Financial Revolt". The broadcast originates from The Shrine of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin announces that he's contributed $1000 to Finland's government. He quotes himself from a 1933 broadcast, protesting the demonetization of silver. During the Napoleonic wars, Britain's policies were determined by the "international Rothschilds." Britain inflicted "the cruelist deflation in history" on India. "India is on the loincloth standard of living." The government does not own the Federal Reserve Bank. "All these Depressions were man-made." The start of the following program (on WHBI) is heard. Judge John Matthews of Newark starts a talk titled, "Keep America Out Of War annd Keep War Out Of America." Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer), John Matthews. 59:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81103. Father Coughlin. December 24, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "The Feast Of Christmas". The program originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. A series of Christmas messages. Charles Coughlin, The Little Flower Choristers, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

81107. Father Coughlin. December 31, 1939. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "A Review Of The Past Ten Years". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. American "Rooseveltism" is compared to Russian "Stalinism," German "Hitlerism" and Italian "Fascism." "The new Moses began wandering in the wilderness of legislative experimentation." "The problem today, as it was ten years ago, is 'driving the money changers from the Temple.'" The program opening has been deleted. Charles Coughlin. 57:55. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

79733. Father Coughlin. January 7, 1940. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Pres. Roosevelt's Message To Congress"/"The Christian Family". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. A godless people will chose a godless leader. A democratic people gets the kind of government it deserves! The "Yellow Peril" is not the asiatics, but gold! Father Coughlin praises the fiscal policies of Andrew Jackson. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer), The Little Flower Choristers, Emil Cote (choir director). 62:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

79732. Father Coughlin. January 14, 1940. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Can Man Master The Machine?"/"The Marriage Feast Of Kanah". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. A station playing swing records on an adjacent frequency makes Father Coughlin almost impossible to understand until seventeen minutes into the program, when the source of the signal is retuned. Father Coughlin speaks about modern and government housing. He envisions a "New Frontier" and a "New West." Our problem is not "production," it's "distribution." Father Coughlin urges, "Go west, young man, go west!" Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer), The Little Flower Choristers, Emil Cote (choir director). 61:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

79723. Father Coughlin. January 21, 1940. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "I Take My Stand". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin speaks about, "The Christian Front." A moment of silence is observed for Senator William Borah (Idaho), "A friend and a patriot." Did Father Coughlin plot to take over the government? He clains that he does not belong to "The Christian Front," which has been accused of anti-Semitism. Father Coughlin ridicules the FBI's arrest of seventeen members of gun clubs. Coughlin maintains that either the FBI didn't know what it was talking about, or the FBI was misquoted. Seventeen Springfield rifles were seized, as reported. He mocks the FBI by suggesting that the affair be named, "The March Of The Wooden Soldiers, written by Gilbert and Sullivan" (the music was actually written by Victor Herbert). The seventeen youths were actually members of various gun clubs and The National Rifle Association. Part of the closing has been deleted. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 58:59. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

81108. Father Coughlin. January 28, 1940. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey. "Discussing A Christian Front". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. "Christ's church is more importaqnt than Democracy." Father Coughlin's thoughts are complex, and it's hard to follow the point he's trying to make. Charles Coughlin. 59:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81104. Father Coughlin. February 4, 1940. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. An unusual program from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Announcer Franklin Mitchell starts the program by saying that he has an important twenty-five word announcement. But instead of reading the announcement, five minutes of music by The Little Flower Choristers follows. Mr. Mitchell then says that, "Father Coughlin will not address you personally today over this microphone. I am not authorized to give any explanation." After another interlude of music, Mr. Mitchell cautions, "Pay no heed to idle rumors which will be circulated this week. Father Coughlin knows what he is doing. He knows why neither he nor any other person is speaking over this microphone today. Probably events transpiring this week will enlighten you." A third announcement follows another interlude of sacred music. Mr. Mitchell says, "A warning! Be advised that Father Coughlin will not enlarge upon the announcements made today. He will not give out any information disclosing the contents of next Sunday's broadcast." During the following broadcast, no mention is made of these announcements. Apparently Father Coughlin had been preparing a sermon considered anti-Semitic by Detroit Archibishop Mooney, who caused the speech to be canceled. Charles Coughlin (not actually heard), Franklin Mitchell, The Little Flower Choristers, Cyril Guthro (organist). 59:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81105. Father Coughlin. February 11, 1940. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Mr. Mitchell discusses the arrest of seventeen youths for trying to overthrow the government. "The Jewish People's Committee" has complained about Father Coughlin. In response, Father Coughlin offers a book entitled, "An Answer To Father Coughlin's Critics." No mention is made as to the reason Father Coughlin did not speak the previous week. Father Coughlin discusses ownership of private property, its use, its distribution and the abuses of both labor and management. "The Jewish People's Committee" has made a criminal complaint to the Department of Justice. Who is this committee and do they have clean hands? Part of the program closing has been deleted. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer), The Little Flower Choristers, Emil Cote (choir director). 59:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

81106. Father Coughlin. February 18, 1940. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Will Politicans Be Courageous?". Father Coughlin responds to a letter he received from an unemployed youth in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He claims, "There will be no salvation through political parties. A nation gets the kind of government it deserves." Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell, The Little Flower Choristers, Emil Cote (choir director). 55:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

79729. Father Coughlin. February 25, 1940. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "A Revival Of George Washington". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Announcer Franklin Mitchell starts the program with a cryptic remark that, "Father Coughlin will content himself with a personal message, whom he asks "in a special manner" to those who write to him." Father Coughlin says, "We are the children of fugitives and rebels." He praises George Washington: "None other must take his place." President Washington is quoted extensively about "foreign entanglements." A fiery oration and a comparison of current events with the American entry into the World War in 1916. President Washington is elevated to near sainthood. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell. 59:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

79731. Father Coughlin. March 3, 1940. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Communism Accepts Religion". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin discusses the book, "The Lord Of The World," by Father Robert Hugh Benson. This book was written in 1907 and predicted events of the next fifty years. Several of the predictions were accurate. Father Coughlin pits Christianity against Communism and "the gold hoard in Kentucky." "Shall anti-Christ Felsonberg accomplish what Communism and Humanitarianism fail to do?" Part of the program closing has been deleted. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer), The Little Flower Choristers, Emil Cote (choir director). 58:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

79730. Father Coughlin. March 10, 1940. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Christ's Passion and Death". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. A narrative from the life of Jesus on Passion Sunday. "Christ was no Communist, no Nazi, no athiest." The eight condemnations of Christ against the expoiters of the temple are described. A powerful retelling of the events leading to the Crucifixion. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

79719. Father Coughlin. March 17, 1940. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "The Cross and It's Victim's Suffering". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Before the program begins, the local announcer mentions that today is WHBI's eighteenth anniversary on the air. A spiritual message, with no descriptions of international problems (Father Coughlin mentions this several times). He then comments at length as to what world programs he's not going to speak about! A graphic description of the Crucifixion. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

79721. Father Coughlin. March 24, 1940. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "The Story Of The Ressurection". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin tells the story of what happened at the tomb of Christ. How many appearances did Christ make on that Easter morning? Father Coughlin weaves descriptions of that day by the apostles into a compelling narrative. Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

79727. Father Coughlin. March 31, 1940. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Let Us Solve Our Home Problems". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin wars of the war in Europe. "Our loans will be repudiated after the war." "Are we going to war to save the capitalistic governments of England and France?" "America should begin shedding its tears...for its own agricultural population." "Where did the banks and insurance companies get the $30 billion dollars to buy the bonds and the land?" Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:15. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

79728. Father Coughlin. April 7, 1940. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "Federal Debt and Obligation Bonds". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. "How did the banks come to own $30 billion of government bonds?" Many people believe that the Federal Reserve Bank is owned by the government. it is not. Lending money to a country at war (France) is, "The worst kind of contraband." Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer), The Little Flower Choristers, Emil Cote (choir director). 60:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

79722. Father Coughlin. April 14, 1940. Father Coughlin network, WHBI, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. "The Abuse Of Bonds". The broadcast originates from The Shrine Of The Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan. The truth about the Federal Reserve Bank. A portrait of our huge national debt; it's over one billion dollars! How will it ever be repaid? "In my opinion, this has contributed to the concentration of wealth to the few." Father Coughlin concludes that these policies will lead to war. In the last one hundred and fifty years, the British Empire has fought fifty-four wars, lasting 68% of the time. The French and Germans show similar inclinations to fight. "Shall we continue to use the sterile gold in Kentucky to back bonds, or use it for prosperity?" "We must keep our money and men out of the war in Europe." Charles Coughlin, Franklin Mitchell (announcer). 59:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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