Religion: Roycroft to Shine

Elbert Hubbard, flowing-haired, flowing-tied purveyor of philosophical-artistic tripe to the U. S. of a generation ago, was drowned when the Lusitania was sunk. To his son, Elbert II, he left a lucrative property—the Roycrofter Corporation in East Aurora, N. Y. Inspired by William Morris, 19th-Century British arts-&-crafter, the Roycrofters printed and bound books, made elegant whatnots of pottery, wood, metal and hand-tooled leather. After the elder Hubbard's death, however, the community slipped financially, lately was $160,000 in the red. Last week, a religious organization called the Federation of Churches of Infinite Science,...

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