Religion: In Stooping Oak

Near Stooping Oak, Tenn., on the Cumberland Plateau, newshawks last month found a tall, gaunt, 45-year-old named Jackson Whitlow who was daily growing gaunter from a fast to which he said the Lord had called him early in March. His face blotched from his "stomach trouble," Jackson Whitlow daily hoed the vegetable patch behind his cabin, seemed to have no plans beyond continuing his fast, accepting at its end some earthly bounty which the Lord had in mind for him.

Telling how he had left the Separate Baptists to deal directly with God. Jackson...

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