Religion: Reform by Committee

Twelve fighting-mad Protestant ministers of Steubenville, Ohio decided that the only way to deal with their city's sin was literally to go gunning for it. They asked for permission to turn themselves and their aides into a pistol-packing vice squad, pledged to a "dirty war" on "the indecent elements which are attacking the very citadel of city life."

Last week, after a month-long hurly-burly of tough talk and newspaper publicity, Steubenville's eager preachers were turned down. At the same time, 300 miles away in Louisville, Ky., the Committee on Institutions of the Louisville Council of Churches was applying its own method...

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