Religion: Polite Convention

An unwritten dogma of the Protestant Episcopal Church commands the observance of the tenets of good taste. When the President & Mrs. Coolidge walked to the dais for the opening of the 49th triennial General Convention of the Church, they picked their way through a lane of approving smiles, nor was there handclapping, for the beating of palm upon palm, except as a signal to acolytes, is neither rubric nor good taste at a church ceremony. When it came time for the House of Deputies (lower legislative house of the convention) to elect a...

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