Religion: Riverside Church

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Pinkerton detectives guarding Manhattan's practically completed Riverside Church last week straightened to attention, craftsmen made a show of their slow assiduity, as a small, stocky, energetic, bushy-haired, suntanned man—Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick—walked with authoritative curiosity through the church nave and accessory rooms. A small group attended him on this his first inspection of the church since his regular summer vacation on Mouse Island in Boothbay Harbor, Me., "where a man can put on a flannel shirt in the morning and go to bed in it at night if he...

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