Religion: Justifiably Loud

"Loud, vituperative" Dr. John Roach Straton last week demonstrated that the first of these adjectives—two terms that have come to be associated with his name from the writings of penny journalists— is not necessarily unbecoming. Dr. Straton had declared, loudly, as is his wont, that he had seen two holdups on a single morning in Chicago. When the Chicago Evening Post offered him $100 if he could support this assertion (TIME, Sept. 28) many thought that the U. S. would be entertained with one or more demonstration of this preacherman's blatancy. Instead, Dr....

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