Religion: New York Lottery

U. S. reform governments have no greater friends than U. S. churches. But political or economic reform is not always synonymous with moral reform. Though the churches cheered the Roosevelt New Deal into office, they were grievously disappointed when the Administration sponsored Repeal. To a lesser degree New York City's New Deal—the Fusion administration headed by fretful, fiery Fiorello LaGuardia—was backed by the clergy. Last Week this support also proved a bitter disappointment to the churches. Mayor LaGuardia was playing with the idea of a full-blown, out-in-the-open, Municipal Lottery!

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