No nation could ask for better citizens than the members of Rhodesia's Apostolic Sabbath Church of God. Forswearing tobacco, alcohol and profanity, they live and care for one another in close community under a religious code in which even physical uncleanliness is punishable by excommunication. In 1947 some 600 men, women and children of the Sabbath Church went to South Africa to weave baskets and make furniture in Korsten, a suburb of Port Elizabeth. Their industry and thrift led to a prosperous industry.

Last week, in line with racist Premier Strydom's new native policy, the Negro basketmakers of Korsten. now...

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