Religion: UNRRA & the Dunkers

Baltimore stockyards rang with the impatient bellows of 337 cows, the whinnies of 396 restless mares. A ship stood empty in the harbor, ready to load. And across the water, Yugoslavia, Poland, Greece, Albania and Czechoslovakia (with more than five million farm animals lost in the war) waited hungrily for replacements.

But UNRRA was stumped. The ship was ready. The animals were ready. But there were no livestock hustlers to herd the beasts overseas.

Into the breach stepped brisk, friendly Benjamin G. Bushong, dairy farmer, cemetery owner, and chief red-tape cutter of the 226-year-old pacifist Church of the Brethren ("Dunkers" — because...

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