Religion: Reverend Miss

For 15 years the Methodist Episcopal Church has admitted women to its ministry, giving them the right to preach, wed, baptize, but rarely assigning them as pastors to churches. There is an Association of Methodist Women Preachers. Last week in Chicago the Methodist female ministry received its youngest and best looking member thus far. With the approval of the Rock River Conference which was impressed with her evangelistic work, Bishop Ernest Lynn Waldorf ordained 23-year-old Uldine Utley, who carried a white-bound Bible and a red rose, wore a gold-collared blue gown.

A dozen years ago Uldine Utley was a Baptist who rose...

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