Religion: Love Feast

Two Sundays ago Rev. Dr. John Hess McComb, broad-shouldered 36-year-old bachelor, mounted the pulpit of Manhattan's Broadway Presbyterian Church to preach on "Christ and Him Crucified." He was well aware that this and subsequent sermons would be worth exactly $77,296 to his new church, which had called him from Forest Park Presbyterian in Baltimore. That sum was bequeathed to Broadway Church by its longtime Fundamentalist pastor, Rev. Dr. Walter Duncan Buchanan, who died last year, aged 74, worth $1,086,576 which he had largely acquired by marrying into R. G. Dun & Co. (now...

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