Religion: Tennessee Trial

Lawrence County, in the high hills of southern Tennessee, is short on doctors but long on religion. At Lawrenceburg, the county seat, Farmer Joe Brady went on trial last week for religion's sake. Reason: he had fetched no medical aid for his wife Unice when she lay ill of pneumonia last fall. "I told her I'd sell the mule, get a doctor and some medicine if she wanted it," said deep-voiced Joe Brady. "But Unice wouldn't hear to it and she died with the Lord's praises on her lips."

The Bradys belong to the Church of God, a hill sect that relies...

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