Religion: Lutherans

Last week the Rev. Walter Arthur Maier, the "Chrysostom of American Lutheranism," † inaugurated "the biggest religious event of the year." In Chicago's Stadium the radio pulpiteer opened the eleventh season of the Lutheran Hour ("Bringing Christ to the Nations").

The stadium was jampacked with 25,000 persons. Concessions were closed, so there were no cries of "Hot Dog!" or "Popcorn!" Neither did the milling crowds light cigarets or cigars until the service was over. They heard sacred music on the stadium organ, listened to scripture reading, recited the Apostolic Creed, pledged allegiance to the flag, roared Luther's battle hymn, A Mighty Fortress...

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