Religion: Poor Churchmanship

Many a Presbyterian, profoundly aware of the existence of Rev. Henry Sloane Coffin among their fellowship, waited his word. Would his silence have the effect of committing the entire church "to work, and pray and vote for . . . Hoover." Last week Dr. Coffin wrote a letter to the New York Times. Brief, compact, it follows:

"As a Presbyterian and one who in this election is supporting Mr. Hoover, I wish publicly to protest against the letter of the Moderator of the General Assembly calling on all members of the Presbyterian Church to support a particular candidate (TIME, Oct. 1). This...