MICHIGAN: Governor and God

Luren Dudley Dickinson, the Governor of Michigan, balanced himself on a milk stool on the lawn of his capitol at Lansing one afternoon last week, milking Miss Ormsby, a Holstein cow. The occasion: National Milk Week. Suddenly His Excellency shifted his seat, toppled off his perch. Unless Luren Dickinson, aged 80, abandoned one of his cardinal tenets as he sprawled on the grass, he prayed.

Governor Dickinson is a Republican and a Methodist. Each Sunday at the Center Eaton Methodist Church near his home town, Charlotte, he still teaches a Bible Class....

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