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Jimmy Walker Defends Himself at Ouster Hearing

'Jobless Party' Says Session
In St. Louis Can't Be Stopped

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 15. - ( P) -
Leading a convergence of unem-
ployed to St. Louis for the convention
of the "jobless-liberal party" will be
nothing new for the militant Rev.
James R. Cox, its presidential candi-
date.
Obstacles are no strangers to this
Catholic priest who in January led
15,000 men across the snow-covered
Alleghenies to petition Congress and
the President at Washington for jobs.
"Nothing Will Stop Us"
Nor does he appear disturbed by
reports that objections to the con-
vention scheduled for Aug. 17 and
18 had been raised on the grounds of
alleged sanitation difficulties on the
site at Creve Coeur lake.
"Nothing will stop us" came the
reply from the 46-year-old pastor of
Old St. Patrick's church in Pitts-
burgh, where he has won the title-
"shepherd of the poor."
Born in a cradle of industry-
Pittsburgh is his "home town"-
Jimmy Cox lived among the people
who earned a living by the sweat of
their brow. In his early years he sold
papers on the street.
Learned Life's "Rougher Side"
Cox worked"his w ay through col-
lege. After his ordination in 1911,
he was principal of a night school
for working people and chaplain of
the county jail. By his contacts, he
grew to know the rougher side of
life.
When America entered the World
war, Father Cox joined the colors and
served overseas from September,
1917, until April, 1919.
"Mayor" of "Shantytown"
Returning, Cox took a post-grad-
uate course in economics and in 1923

was appointed pastor of Old St. Pat-
rick's.
In 1931, when unemployment af-
fected thousands, Father Cox start-
ed "Shantytown"-a community of
about 100 nondescript shacks near
the church, with 250 inhabitants.
Father Cox, their "Mayor," provides
their food.
He organized the "Father Cox
Relief Fund" and in a little more
than a year has served 853,000 meals
to jobless. Poor families got 62,000
baskets of food and 19,000 people
have been clothed.

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