Federal Agents Raid Prof. Nearing's Home

Search for Literature Used in Campaign Against Compulsory Army Service

Toledo, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- Federal authorities tonight raided the home of Professor Scott Nearing in search of literature which they said may have been used in a campaign of opposition to the compulsory army service law. Professor Nearing is a lecturer on socialistic questions. The authorities invaded the headquarters of the Industrial Workers of the World. Nearing came here two years ago from the University of Pennsylvania.

No arrests were made, though important documents were seized, the authorities announced.

Professor Nearing was among the delegation which met in Chicago on Sept. 2 under the name of the Peoples' Council of America and Terms of Peace. He was named a member of the national executive committee. Until a few months ago Professor Nearing held the chair of arts and sciences at Toledo University. He was dropped from the faculty of that institution because of alleged unpatriotic remarks. Since then he has been lecturing. Recently he was appointed pastor of a church society organized here by Socialists.

-- Article published Sept. 13, 1917, by the Dallas Morning News.

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