Religion: Confessions at Caux

During the war, Dr. Frank ("Soul Surgeon") Buchman and his bright-eyed disciples of Moral Re-Armament concentrated on the U.S. Last spring they bounced back across the Atlantic, to set about "changing" Europe (TIME, May 13) with their "ABSOLUTE HONESTY, ABSOLUTE PURITY, ABSOLUTE UNSELFISHNESS AND ABSOLUTE LOVE."

As usual, there seemed to be no worry about paying the check. From anonymous sources came $528,000 to buy London's topnotch Westminster Theater for Buchmanite theatricals. And as a continental HQ, the Group acquired (for $250,000) the sumptuous, turreted Palace Hotel in the Swiss resort town of...

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