Religion: Drury's Choice

Five times has the Protestant Episcopal diocese of Pennsylvania chosen a bishop coadjutor to assist and eventually succeed Pennsylvania's Bishop Thomas James Garland (TIME, May 20). Five times have the chosen refused to accept the position.

The last to do so was Dr. Samuel Smith Drury who last week said that "since . . . the nature of this appointment must be of a wholly indeterminate nature I feel no longer impelled to leave work of assured usefulness to accept the post, honorable as it is." By "indeterminate nature" Dr. Drury meant...

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