Religion: Strip Polygamy

Isolated in the "Arizona Strip," a barren district near the Utah border, live a people called the Brethren of the United Order, expelled years ago from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints. Quietly and religiously certain Brethren have been practicing polygamy. Bothering no one, they might have continued to do so had not U. S. relief agents found it out last month. Families of Brethren, reported agents, run from nine to 15 children. Specifically, one 18-year-old had three wives. On this information County Attorney Elmo Bellinger charged into the "Strip,"...

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