Religion: $750 for Reality

In Mineola, L. I. last year Mrs. Lucy Steele Kirk, Christian Scientist, sued George Cisler for $10,000 for damages from an automobile accident. A jury found for the defendant because Supreme Court Justice Paul Bonynge charged it solemnly to ponder whether, to a follower of Mary Baker Eddy, injuries and pains could be real (TIME, June 25). This spring a higher court ordered a new trial, holding that Justice Bonynge had erred in letting Christian Science "creep into the trial in a manner inviting, to the plaintiff's prejudice, personal issues between her and the jury." Last week in Mineola a new...

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