When The Churchman, the nation's oldest religious journal, offered its annual "Good Will Award" to Secretary of State George Marshall last fall, a State Department aide readily accepted for the secretary. In previous years the award had gone to such distinguished figures as Madame Chiang Kaishek, Wendell Willkie and General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Then someone took another look at The Churchman and its editor, Guy Emery Shipler.

As most U.S. Episcopalians already knew, the unofficial Churchman had long been noted for its friendliness to the friends of Russia, its frequent blasts against...

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