Religion: Priest Picketed

Day after day, night after night last week in the small mining town of Vulcan, Mich., 50 pickets marched up & down before a small brick rectory. Every eight hours the guard was changed. Placidly in the rectory remained the picketee: Vulcan's Roman Catholic priest, Rev. Simon Borkowski. Father Simon, in charge of St. Barbara's church for 13 years, three weeks ago was ordered by his superiors to go elsewhere. Then the pickets — miners, farmers, housewives — took a hand, mewed him up in his rectory. At week's end, despite the concern it was causing to a bishop, an...

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