Religion: Pastoral Parson

Genial, white-haired Rev. George B. Gilbert has lived near Middletown, Conn, for 42 years, never moving his residence more than a mile and a half. An Episcopalian, he calls himself a circuit rider. First with a buggy, then with a Model T Ford, now with a big, seven-passenger Nash, he has cared for an area 100 miles square. Three churches claim him in turn every Sunday, one of them giving him hot coffee to go with his picnic lunch: Emmanuel in Killingworth, Epiphany in Durham, St. James in Haddam.

Mr. Gilbert has been chaplain...

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