National Affairs: A Bishop's Bank Books

All summer plump, round-faced Basil Maxwell Manly has been quietly investigating the political and personal bank accounts of Bishop James Cannon Jr. of the

Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Economist, researcher, newsman close to G. O. P. insurgency, Mr. Manly was doing his favorite work as the special agent of the Senate Slush Fund Committee. His job was to find out what Bishop Cannon had done with almost $100,000 contributed for Democratic use in Virginia against Alfred Emanuel Smith in the 1928 campaign. The Bishop had juggled his accounts beyond all senatorial comprehension and...

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