Religion: Pentecostal Hike

A bad heart and a twisted foot kept husky Ernest Elmer Baker out of the War, but he got to Germany after it was over. There, according to his mother, "he fell from grace." Back in Menard, Tex., where he worked occasionally at bricklaying, Ernest Elmer Baker made up for his lapse by the zeal with which he took up Pentecostalism in 1933. Pentecostalists roll on the floor and believe that prayer will cure anything, even a sliced artery (TIME, July 23) or a rattlesnake bite (TIME, Aug. 20). Last year Ernest Elmer Baker,...

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