Religion: World Baptists

More than 20,000 men & women from every one of the United States and 48 other nations swarmed through Cleveland last week. They were all Baptists—Chinese Baptists, Irish Baptists, Italian Baptists, African Baptists and U.S. Baptists —representing the largest (16 million) group of Protestants in the U.S. To the annoyance of taxi drivers, they seemed to enjoy walking; to the regret of storekeepers, they mostly window-shopped. But Clevelanders were impressed to find their downtown streets crowded at 7 a.m., and delighted by the easygoing Baptist friendliness.

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