National Affairs: Here's Why

Baptist Harry Truman was all set to receive an honorary LL.D. degree from Baptist Baylor University, of Waco, Tex. But from the Texas Baptist General Convention in Forth Worth last week came 4,500 "nays." Said the chairman of the convention's Civic Righteousness Committee in explanation: "No Baptist school should confer a degree on a man who likes his poker and drinks his bourbon. I know that we all agree that no man—even the President of the United States—could be a good Baptist and drink his liquor."

Baylor bethought itself, decided to give Harry Truman his degree anyhow.


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