Religion: Walkin Preacher

One evening in February 1942 Harper & Brothers' Board Chairman Henry Hoyns tuned in on We, the People, heard the easygoing drawl of a preacher recounting his experiences in the Ozark Mountains. The publishers promptly asked the parson to write his autobiography. Last week it was published. Walkin' Preacher of the Ozarks ($2.50) by the Rev. Guy Howard, crammed with colorful hillbilly tales, is a lively account of an itinerant minister's work in isolated Ozark hamlets of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.

"Furriner" in the Ozarks. A onetime farmer and teacher in his native...

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