KANSAS: Wilderness Voice

Kansas this week approached her primary elections (August 2) as embarrassed as a family whose freak son is the only one who ever gets his picture in the newspapers. Numerous normal politicians were running for office but the only candidate whose name the rest of the country heard was Rev. Gerald Burton Winrod. He is 39, a grey-eyed, deep-voiced radio spellbinder from Wichita, with black hair like William Jennings Bryan's, an evangelist whose congregation is "the entire United States and Canada." Because it looked last week as though Mr. Winrod might win...

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