Religion: Marathons

In Washington, D. C. six years ago, Rev. Gose Zelder Brown of Mount Zion Baptist Church (Negro) mounted his pulpit, preached for three hours on Gambling, took a little nourishment, continued preaching on Dancing, Famine, Pestilence, Drought. He did not stop until he had preached 88,794 words in 12 hr., 10 min. Robert L. ("Believe It or Not") Ripley publicized Preacher Brown's achievement as an ecclesiastical record. It stood until last fortnight, when in the Negro Monumental Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, Dr. David Buyabuve Mdodana preached in celebration of the 25th anniversary...