Religion: A bishops business

A Bishop's Business

The turmoil which preceded the Civil War gave birth to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Born of politics it has remained aware of politics today when its most conspicuous spokesman, Bishop James Cannon Jr., is known throughout the land less as a man of God than as the bitter friend of Prohibition, the sweet foe of Alfred Emanuel Smith.

Last week Churchman Cannon was revealed in a new secular role. Investigators into the. affairs of Kable & Co., a bankrupt Manhattan bucketshop,* discovered that, like so many of his fellow...

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