Religion: Saintly Picnic

In appearance, Jonesport, Maine is like any Yankee village. But tourists are aware of Jonesport long before they arrive there. As far away as 250 mi. signs advertise it as "The Home of Seth Parker." Throughout the land, a great mass of radio-listeners—devout, folksy, home-loving— know Seth Parker and his neighbors as well as if they were real people and not radio-performers employed by National Broadcasting Co. From the comparative obscurity of a provincial broadcasting station three years ago, Seth Parker has become—by means of a weekly nation-wide hookup, a published hymnal, many...

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