Religion: Planting Churches

Through the sparse wasteland south of the Grand Coulee Dam last week crawled a motorcade with 59 ranking Protestant churchmen and churchwomen. They were studying "planting" 22 new churches in an area where even houses are now few & far between.

Ten years from now, the churchmen believe. the sparse clusters of houses and lonely filling stations will be thriving communities. Irrigation in the Columbia River basin is expected to raise the population of some sites from nearly zero to as much as 15,000 by 1960. With the help of the National Council of...

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