Religion: One Less Chaplain

The Christian Beacon, fundamentalist weekly of the Bible Presbyterian Church,* had a big story last week and spread it over four of its eight pages. The story: a U.S. Navy chaplain had resigned rather than approve liquor for sailors or give talks on venereal disease.

The Beacon's story came from the ex-chaplain himself: Dr. Norbett G. Talbott, pastor of the Methodist Church at Huntingburg, Ind. Last spring, Pastor Talbott entered the Naval Training School for Chaplains at Williamsburg, Va. He got along fine until course's end, when he was interviewed by three...

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