Religion: In Halley's Bluff, Mo.

Over the pulpit in the Little Christian Union Church of Halley's Bluff, Mo. hangs this motto: CHRISTIAN UNION WITHOUT CONTROVERSY. Yet because the pastor. Rev. James Alexander Brown, 67, could not eke out a living from his 75% of the Sunday collections and was obliged to preach occasionally in a rival church, the Christian Union congregation started a controversy which ended with Mr. Brown's resignation last December.

Thereupon the elders sent to Kansas City for an evangelist of local renown, Rev. George Rider, 45. He swept down on Halley's Bluff with an oldfashioned,...

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