Religion: Pews & Pulpits

Lackadaisical U. S. church attendance, and related problems facing U. S. ministers, made news last week as follows:

¶ In Hyannis, Mass., Rev. Carl F. Schultz of the Federated Church listed six causes for empty church pews: Rest, Radio, Riding, Relatives, Roomers, Rum.

¶ In Atlantic City, N. J., Headmaster Frank Ely Gaebelein of Stony Brook (L. I.) School for Boys told a Methodist Protestant conference that little more than 25% of 49,000,000 U. S. young people have ever been in a church. Recent questionnaires, he said, showed that 16,000 of 55,000 school children had never heard of...

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