Religion: Rev. Reds

When the "locomotive of history" (Lenin's phrase) took its latest "sharp turn" and thundered dizzily onto that marvel of engineering, the Soviet-Nazi trestle, many a U. S. liberal got train-sick, made ready to leap. But not all. Last week some churchmen still sat in the Pullman, even while the locomotive of history rattled past the unlovely view of bombs raining on Finland (see p. 23),

A lean and hungry-looking, magnetic Stalinist (but no party member) is Rev.

William Benjamin ("Bill") Spofford, Episcopalian, longtime editor of The Witness, longtime secretary of the Church League for Industrial Democracy. With three bishops among its executives, the...

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