Religion: Verdier's Visit

A jolly, rugged prelate, red-cloaked and red-hatted, was whizzed upward in Manhattan's Empire State Building one day last week.

"Nous allons à la lune, hein? Formidable!"

"He says, 'Are we going to the moon?' " explained an interpreter.

"You can light your cigar on a star up here," cried Alfred Emanuel Smith, proud because he was showing off his building to Jean Cardinal Verdier, Archbishop of Paris. Then, during luncheon with John Jacob Raskob, Editor Michael Williams of The Commonweal, Jeweler Pierre C. Cartier, President John S. Burke of B. Altman & Co., Banker...

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