Religion: Roosevelt Flayed

Editor Lewis Oliver Hartman of Zion's Herald, 112-year-old voice of Methodism in New England, had heard no "call to prayer from the pen of the present President of the United States." He felt "impressed with the crying need of such a summons at a time like this." So Editor Hartman printed on the cover of his last week's issue a call to prayer by Abraham Lincoln and on his editorial page he sorrowfully flayed Franklin D. Roosevelt.

"To be sure," wrote Editor Hartman, "there is here and there a little lip-service to the...