Religion: Jonesboro Baptists

In Jonesboro, Ark. (pop.: 10,326), home of Senator Hattie Caraway, two years ago it took National Guardsmen, armed with machine guns and tear bombs, to avert a pitched battle between two factions of Baptists (TIME, Sept. 21, 1931). Later two resolute evangelists each sought to become fulltime pastor of Jonesboro's Baptist Tabernacle. Last September Rev. Joe Jeffers and Rev. Dale S. Crowley were arrested for fistfighting. When Evangelist Jeffers installed a follower of his as Tabernacle janitor, Evangelist Crowley countered by obtaining a court order conceding the Tabernacle's pastorate to himself. Flourishing...

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