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Prescott Journal Miner

May 1, 1918

Wobblyism Is Doomed By This Act

ORGANIZATION IS PUT UNDER THE BAN AND ACVOCACY OF ITS DOCTRINES MEANS A LONG TERM IN JAIL.

By Associated Press

WASHINGTON, April 30 - A bill designed to crush out the I. W. W. has been approved by a senate judiciary sub-committee, as a substitute for a similar measure proposed by Senator King of Utah, and will be considered next Thursday by the entire committee.

The substitute bill by Senator Walsh of Montana, democrat, would make such organizations unlawful, providing 10 years' imprisonment and $5,000 fine for membership, management, circulation of their literature, advocacy of their doctrine or rental of rooms for meetings.

Part of the bill reads:

"Any association, one of whose purposes or professed purposes is to bring about any governmental, social, industrial or economic change within the United States by the use, without authority by law, of force, violence or physical injury to person or property or by their threats of such injury, or which teaches, advocates, advises or defends the use, without authority of law, of force, violence or physical injury to person or property, or for any other purpose, and which, during any war in which the United States is engaged shall, by any means, prosecute or pursue such purposes or professed purposes, or shall teach, advocate, advise or defend, is hereby declared to be an unlawful association."