Religion: Episcopal Veto

The late Franklin D. Roosevelt was proud of being senior warden of St. James' Church at Hyde Park, N.Y. His father had been a vestryman before him. His first son, James, also served. St. James' and the Roosevelts were linked by tradi tion and sentiment. On Nov. 14, the Roosevelt-less vestry of ivy-covered St.

James' met at a Poughkeepsie hotel to fill three vacancies. For one they chose a Roosevelt, the late President's second son, Elliott.

Last week New York's thin-lipped, aging Bishop William Thomas Manning aimed an episcopal thunderbolt at un wary St. James' and its new vestryman-elect. In an action that...

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