Religion: Gambler Forgiven

"Gambler" Forgiven

At the end of its Dallas Conference the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, last week exculpated Bishop James Cannon Jr. of Virginia after quizzing him on a charge of gambling in the stock market (TIME, May 26). The scene grew emotional.

Bishop Cannon sat on the platform with the other dozen Bishops. Against his chair leaned his crutch (he was injured recently in a motor accident). Few people in the audience could see beneath his bowed grey head, his haggard face. Feelings in the audience were mixed. There were those who resented the Bishop's...

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