Religion: Episcopal Plattsburg

"There are more competent men wishing to go into the ministry than ever before in the history of the American church. ... It is a buyer's market that the bishops face. ..." So, in last week's Churchman (Episcopal), wrote Dr. Bernard Iddings Bell, warden of St. Stephen's College (Columbia University's up-the-Hud-son offspring). Dr. Bell had what he called "a modest proposal" to make. Let the bishops, said he, get all candidates for holy orders to sign a pledge to "live a life of self-sacrifice," putting themselves at the bishop's disposal for five...

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