Mr. Robert H. Wallis, of Los Angeles, Cal., for appellant.
Mr. John L. Bland, of Los Angeles, Cal., for appellees.
Mr. Justice RUTLEDGE delivered the opinion of the Court.
This is a companion case to Rescue Army v. Municipal Court of the City of Los Angeles, 331 U.S. 549 , decided today. Because we dismiss the appeal in this cause for jurisdictional reasons, the facts may be shortly stated.
The Gospel Army is an incorporated religious organization. The trial court found that it is 'engaged exclusively in the promulgation, by literature and word of mouth, of its religious beliefs, by and through its auxiliaries and in the procuring of donations in the form of money and articles of value in the prosecution and furtherance of its religious activities.' More particularly, its activities consist of conducting a mission, distributing religious books without charge, giving aid to the poor. It collects salvage which it either sells in a secondhand goods store,1 [331 U.S. 543 , 545] distributes directly to the poor, or sends to a salvage mill. 2
The Gospel Army instituted this suit to enjoin the enforcement of certain ordinances of the City of Los Angeles on the ground that they violate its religious liberty under the Constitutions of California and the United States.