Religion: Best Brain in America

I have come to the conclusion that it will be next to impossible to directly pin anything to Bishop Cannon. I am sincere in saying that I consider him to have the best brain in America, no one excepted. He has without exception foreseen and prepared for every attack made upon him. —Publisher William Randolph Hearst, whom Bishop James Cannon Jr. of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, is suing for $5,000,000 for "false, scandalous, defamatory and malicious libel" (TIME, Oct. 27).

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