Religion: Flight's End

Two battles over youngsters who crossed bitterly contested religious boundaries were ended by legal decisions last week.

¶ The six-year fight of Melvin and Frances Ellis, a Jewish couple, to keep Hildy McCoy, whom they had adopted as a baby from her unwed Roman Catholic mother (TIME, April 1), was halted by Florida's Governor LeRoy Collins. At Tallahassee, after hearing more than two hours of testimony, Collins announced that he would not allow the Ellises to be extradited to Massachusetts, where they face a charge of kidnaping Hildy. Background of the charge: a few...

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