Religion: Dr. Bob

One of Manhattan's most oddly located churches is Calvary Baptist, a stronghold of pure Fundamentalism in West 57th Street within denouncing distance of bars, smart shops, noisy apartment hotels, racy night clubs. Sounding board of the late loud Dr. John Roach Straton, Calvary is seldom without a guest evangelist who fills its auditorium not with the demimonde from nearby streets but with mousy Manhattanites in no need of evangelization. Last week when the news papers were still carrying dispatches from Tennessee where a nine-year-old girl had become a bride (TIME, Feb. 8, 15),...

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