Religion: Bingo Banned

In many a U. S. Catholic diocese during the past few years the simple gambling game of bingo (or beano, or keno) has served as a prime money-raiser, just as in U. S. cinemas a similar pastime, screeno, fills houses no matter how bad the bill. Though in Grand Rapids, Mich, a woman was arrested for sponsoring beano games last year (TIME, Nov. 25, 1935), elsewhere officials have winked at the game if it violated antigambling statutes. The Catholic Bishop of Albany, N. Y., Most Reverend Edmund F. Gibbons, made news last week...

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