Religion: Mennonite Farewell

A special train of ten day coaches pulled into Manhattan's Pennsylvania Station one afternoon last week. Out of it trooped 400 men, women and children. The women wore plain, straight dresses with little lace caps perched on the backs of their heads. The men wore high tightly-buttoned jackets without lapels, high starched collars mostly without cravats. Many of them peering about in timid bewilderment through gold-rimmed spectacles, the 400 left the station and boarded buses.

Few minutes later, early diners in an "Automat" restaurant at Fifth Avenue and 45th Street looked up...

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