Religion: War in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, which is used to fighting words, had a new one: Melish. The battleground was the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity, in fashionable Brooklyn Heights.

Holy Trinity's vestrymen have long looked askance at the sayings & doings of their ministers, Rector John Howard Melish, 74, and his son and associate rector, the Rev. William Howard Melish, 38 (TIME, May 3). Son William, a confirmed Communist-liner, is chairman of the Red-fronting National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, and has been associated with at least six other organizations listed as subversive by the Attorney General's office. His father not only tolerates his...

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