Applicant, a minister's daughter, and a nurse during the world war, refused to take the oath prescribed by the Commissioner of Naturalization, since her religious scruples forbade her personally bearing arms. Another applicant, a professor of divinity at Yale University, and a chaplain in the Canadian army during the war, stated that, in view of religious convictions he was not willing to bear arms, unless in his own opinion war was ,necessary and in the best interests of humanity. The district courts denied both applications. On appeal, the circuit court of appeals for the second circuit reversed both decisions. Held, that refusal to bear arms because of religious scruples was not a bar to naturalization. Bland v. United States, 42 F.(2d) 842; Macintosh v. United States, 42 F.(2d) 845. (Writs of certiorari granted by U. S. Supreme Court. See U. S. Daily, Nov. 25, 1930.)