Religion: Anti-Mothballers

"People do not attend church in the summer months," deplored the Protestant Episcopal Chronicle last week, echoing many another earnest denominational organ. "This seasonal lull seems for the present, at least, to defy solution." To the problem of hot weather shirking, two ministers last week reported two original solutions.

In Philadelphia, Rev. John Robbins Hart of midcity St. Stephen's Episcopal Church heard his secretary observe that a number of local churches were being "put in mothballs." In no time lively, curly-headed Dr. Hart, longtime unofficial chaplain of the University of Pennsylvania, was propagandizing...

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