MICHIGAN: The Preacher & Rose City

In Rose City, Mich. (pop. 350), neighbor was set against neighbor. There were secret meetings, plots and stratagems. Mayor Norton King plastered the town with placards: "Keep calm and collected for a few days until we can settle this among ourselves." Old Mrs. Jennie Lazenby said she hadn't seen so much excitement since the lumbering days. The cause of all the rumpus was the Rev. Cecil Scott.

Scott had come to the little crossroads farming town, a year ago as a lay preacher for the new Methodist Church. He had a nose for...

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