Religion: $5,000,000 Tithe

In 1913 Clyde Harris, a carpenter, set up a small lumber plant near Pendleton, Ore. The following year Harris was baptized a Seventh Day Adventist, after having been attracted by the "clean life" led by Adventists of his acquaintance. From then on, his church and his factory were his two big interests in life. A nonsmoker and a nondrinker, Harris taught Sabbath school and rigidly shut down his small plant on Saturdays (the Adventist Sabbath), despite the protests of customers who wanted their lumber deliveries. But he prospered nonetheless. Harris Pine Mills, Inc. became a $5,000,000 business, with three subplants in...

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