Religion: Methodist President

A tiger hunter is the new President of the Methodist Church's Council of Bishops. This week some 40 members of the Council, who met at Princeton, N.J., put finishing touches on the forthcoming Bishops' Crusade (TIME, Nov. 22), mapped the Episcopal Visitation Plan (assigning Bishops to preside over the Church's 114 annual conferences in 1944), discussed how many millions of dollars to raise for Methodism's postwar reconstruction program, and chose their new President, highest honor in U.S. Methodism. Because the presidency alternates annually between a Southerner and a Northerner (a courtesy dating from 1939, when the Southern and Northern Churches were...

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