Religion: Presbyterians

A little band of tired Presbyterians closed themselves in a San Francisco room last week. In the room were Dr. Robert E. Speer, secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions; J. Willison Smith, Philadelphia banker; Will H. Hays, cinema tsar. Each was a candidate for moderator of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, which was holding its 139th general assembly at San Francisco.

Mr. Smith had the support of Dr. Clarence E. Macartney of Pittsburgh and of other uncompromising Presbyterian Fundamentalists. Dr. Speer declared that he would not...

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