CRIME: Out of the Lion's Mouth

"Bishop," cried one Ada Piercy, "I said I'd hug you if you were acquitted!"

"Hug away!" ordered Bishop James Cannon Jr. of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

Thus last week ended the three-week trial of Bishop Cannon and Ada L. Burroughs, on charges of violating the Federal Corrupt Practices Act (TIME, April 23). The Government had claimed that, whereas Bishop Cannon and Secretary Burroughs had reported only $17,300 expenditures in the Bishop's 1928 campaign against Wet Presidential Candidate Al Smith, one contribution alone from Hooverite Edwin C. Jameson had amounted to $65,300. These...

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