Religion: Battle of Columbus

Population centre of the homely, zealous, intensely personal religion founded by John Wesley is, according to Methodist statistics, Columbus, Ohio. Last week in the Columbus Public Auditorium gathered 616 delegates to the 32nd Quadrennial Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. These bishops, ministers and laymen were to be in session for at least three weeks, threshing the accumulated problems of four years. Aware of the deep eco nomic differences among Methodists, the church press had been anxiously predicting a "Battle of Columbus." Battle was joined last week with a few popping squibs....

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