Sport: Gas and Full Pews

Nobody knows yet exactly what gas rationing and the rubber shortage are going to do to churches and churchgoers. Nearly everybody agrees that these short ages have already caused changes in U.S. churchgoing habits, are due to cause more and bigger changes in the near future. Hardest hit are the rural areas, where countryfolk often have to drive miles to get to church. In cities, however, gas rationing is proving a blessing in disguise: more people, unable to use their cars, are now going to church for diversion. Some other changes...

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