Religion: Lord's Acres

To aid debt-ridden churches in his locality, a devout Methodist last week put forward a bit of oldtime religion. John O. Mullins, of Wesley, Iowa offered 100 bushels of seed corn free to farmers who would undertake to plant it on "God's acres," give the crop to God's uses. Worth $700, the seed corn would be distributed in 7-pound packages, each of which would plant one acre, produce 50 bushels—at 75¢ per bushel, a total of some $30,000.

From the earliest times, not only Jewish but pagan husbandmen tithed (gave a tenth of) their...

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