Religion: Norris Free

Again Evangelist J. Frank Norris of Fort Worth, Tex., has been found not guilty of a criminal charge. Fourteen years ago he overcame prosecution for arson and then for perjury, after his Fort Worth Baptist church and parsonage had been burned. This time the charge was murder.

Last summer (TIME, July 26) one Dexter E. Chipps went to Evangelist Norris' study in the First Baptist Church of Fort Worth, to remonstrate against the evangelist's utterances upon Chipps' close friend, Mayor H. C. Meacham of Fort Worth. Politics, the Ku Klux Klan, Roman Catholicism¶all...

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