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What Prominent Congressmen Think

Senator A. J. Gronna, of North Dakota:

I have been a reader of your paper Young India for nearly a year, and I am very much interested in the questions discussed in it, which I find to be not only interesting but inspiring.

The world war has left us in a bewildering condition, and we must face the situation calmly and with deliberation, but to one whose sympathy is extended to people in the ordinary walks of life the question of Young India is one which merits the consideration of all liberty-loving people.

I trust that your little paper will continue to increase so that the great mission you have undertaken will spread the gospel of truth to the peoples of the civilized world.

Senator G. W. Norris, of Nebraska:

For some months I have been a reader of your magazine Young India. I most sincerely wish that every citizen of the United States would read this magazine. Our people do not realize the conditions of millions of people of India, and do not appreciate the effort that is being made through the instrumentality of this magazine, to bring liberty to such a vast number of people, who are striving now, and have been for years, for enlightenment and education. The magazine throws great light into the dark places of civilization. You are doing a great work, and I most earnestly hope that success may crown your efforts.

Senator Joseph I. France, of Maryland:

I am deeply interested in the future of India, and I believe that the aspirations of the people of India for self-determination are proper and legitimate ones, and therefore the work of your organization toward the realization of these aspirations cannot but be of benefit. I have read with much interest and profit your publication Young India, and I feel that you are rendering a valuable service in acquainting the people of America with the grave problems which confront the people of India.

Congressman William E. Mason, of Illinois:

I certainly wish success to your magazine Young India. I despise any nation that seeks to govern any other nation without its consent.… We spend four dollars per capita a year for the education of the Filipinos, while England spends one cent and a half per capita in India. I wish the people of America could know the injustice and hypocrisy of British Rule in India. Young India can help to inform us and I wish you success.

Congressman John M. Baer, of North Dakota:

If the world is to be rid of Imperialism and militarism, the British Imperialist policy should be exposed with increasing vigilance everywhere. The American public is most in need of education in the fact that British domination of India is most unjustified and cruel. The facts you give in Young India tell this story in a manner at once simple and forcible.