Religion: Chassis Church

Nine years ago when trailers were a rarity, residents of the six New England States began observing on their highways an odd vehicle, no trailer but a house car, its sides as neatly clapboarded as a village church. It was a church, complete with folding pulpit and collapsible organ, built by a New Hampshire toy manufacturer for a Baptist minister named Herbert R. Whitelock. With his motherly wife Edith Sisson Whitelock, this man of God had spent many a summer preaching in parks, factories, on street corners and village greens.

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