Religion: A Bishop's Business (Cont.)

James Cannon Jr., militant dry, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was lately revealed to have had extensive stock transactions with a bankrupt Manhattan bucketshop (TIME, July 1). Cannon critics questioned whether such dealings were worthy of a Churchman.

Last week Bishop Cannon fired back. He sent a telegram to ecclesiastical journals, widely reprinted. Excerpts: "I DESIRE THE CHURCH TO KNOW THAT I SHALL AT THE PROPER TIME ASK FOR FULL INVESTIGATION OF ALL CHARGES BROUGHT AGAINST ME, EVEN THOUGH INSTIGATED BY ENEMIES, AND DISTORTED, AND MISREPRESENTED BY HOSTILE WET PRESS. FRIENDS CONFERRED WITH THINK IT UNWISE TO ASK FOR SUCH...

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