For dour Wilbur Glenn Voliva, overseer of the Christian Catholic (Apostolic) Church, longtime political boss of outlandish Zion, Ill., believer in a flat World and often prophet of its imminent end. the world which he had spent 25 years in building last week crumbled. Zion's voters defeated all but one of his candidates for local office. Creditors of Zion Industries and Institutions Inc., bent on a receivership reorganization which would exclude Voliva from all share in its management, had him haled into Federal court.

Zion's new Mayor, a 47-year-old grandfather named William M....

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