Religion: Omaha Impulse

A model of democracy is the Presbyterian Church in the U. S. A. Once a year each of its 289 presbyteries elects a moderator to be its presiding officer. In Omaha last week met pastors of 10,000 Nebraska Presbyterians. When nominations for moderator were requested, no one immediately thought of a name, and to Rev. Ralph Valentine Gilbert of Fremont there came, as he said later, "an impulse." Leaping to his feet he proposed the name of Rev. John Simeon Williams. Startled, the Omaha Presbytery pondered Minister Gilbert's proposal long enough to agree that it was good. Someone moved that...

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