Religion: Slight Slackening

"Perhaps I have undertaken too much in my life," the Rev. Dan Poling once said, "and perhaps that fact may shorten my days. I know that, but I have no regrets. I would choose a full life regardless." Before he was 19, Daniel Alfred Poling became a Baptist minister. He had already worked in steel mill and lumberyard, on farm and railroad. At the time of his ordination he was making honor grades at Dallas (Ore.) College, breaking in as a reporter on the Portland Oregonian, and starring at fullback on the football team....

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