Religion: Philadelphia Snubbed

Diagonally across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania last fortnight went an insult to Philadelphia. From Erie, at the farthermost corner of the state, came the announcement that the United Lutheran Church of America would not convene in Philadelphia at the next biennial assemblage (1930). The reason for the snubbing of Philadelphia was the "graft scandals" of recent development. Milwaukee, free of graft scandals, was chosen instead.

The Lutherans learned to their dismay that although $50,000 has been spent in Africa in two years of mission work, only one convert has espoused the faith. They learned, too, that in 68 years of carrying...

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