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June 15, 1943

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., June 15, 1943 

* West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette
* United States Supreme Court decision
* Pledge of Allegiance - flag salute unconstitutional
* Johovah's Witnesses & public schools

The front page has a two column heading: "High Court Rules Against Compulsory Flag Salute" with subhead. (see) This historic ruling stated that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance was not mandatory in schools, driven by a challenge by the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 20 pages, light toning at the margins, generally nice.

Category: The 20th Century

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