Religion: Off to the Races

Arriving in Australia in 1958 to become dean of Brisbane's cathedral, the Very Rev. William Pye Baddeley,* 46, announced: "I believe the Church of England is big and broad enough for all shades of thought.'' He then proved how broad his own thought could be.

When the Queensland Turf Club Committee invited Dean Baddeley to the races, he obtained permission from Brisbane's Archbishop Reginald Halse, turned up at the track in a felt hat, suede shoes and a striped suit, puffing a cigar, and proceeded to clean up. The ungloomy dean won six 55¢ bets in eight races for a total...

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