National Affairs: Indicted Bishop

"Is that authentic? Oh, isn't it just grand! Mr. Tinkham will be so pleased!" The female secretary of black-bearded Representative George Holden Tinkham of Massachusetts, longtime political enemy of Bishop James Cannon Jr. of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, almost jumped for joy. For Bishop Cannon had just been indicted, with Miss Ada L. Burroughs, bespectacled treasurer of the Virginia Anti-Smith Committee in 1928, both charged with violations of the Federal Corrupt Practices Act. It was the same charge that Representative Tinkham had made last year; but Bishop Cannon had defied the Caraway...

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