Religion: Down-to-Earth Project

From a dock at Mobile last week a score of bellowing Guernsey, Jersey and Hoistein heifers were swung aboard a ship, Puerto Rico-bound. They were the first tangible results of the most down-to-earth postwar plan devised by a U.S. church. The church was the Brethren (Dunkers*), most of whose 185,000 members are farmers. The project: raising heifers to send to postwar Europe to replace depleted stock, help feed hungry Europeans.

The Brethren Service Committee, which supervises the program from its Elgin, Ill. headquarters, had been in touch with four European governments (Spain, Holland, Belgium, Yugoslavia) which want or will want heifer...

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