Religion: Courageous Mr. Voliva

To Wilbur Glenn Voliva, frock-coated overlord of Zion, Ill. and vociferous High Priest of the Christian Catholic Apostolic Church, the world is shaped like a soup-plate. In 1931 he proved this by taking a trip around the world's periphery. When he returned he bragged to newsmen that he was "worth $10,000,000" (TIME, March 16, 1931). He owned everything in Zion, which included candy bar, cookie and lace factories, bank, department store, publishing house, cement plant, bakery. Last week Mr. Voliva was an involuntary bankrupt and his Zion industries were in receivership. Liabilities were...

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