Religion: Parable Proved

Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. John 12:24.

When Perry Hayden, Quaker and Tecumseh, Mich., miller, heard a sermon on this text (that life evolves out of death), he wanted to prove it literally. So he planted 360 kernels of high-yielding Bald Rock wheat. Then Quaker Hayden had another idea: he would dramatize the Biblical injunction of tithing (giving a tenth of one's income to God), so he pledged a tenth of his harvest to his meeting.

Fortnight ago,...

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