The Nation: Cape Mcintire

Despite the astronauts' success. Cape Kennedy is economically depressed. Now the Rev. Carl Mclntire, the right-wing Fundamentalist, plans a dual revival—fiscal and spiritual—for the ailing area. He will construct his version of heaven at the space center. His real estate purchases in recent weeks amount to an estimated $25 million and include the Cape Kennedy Hilton, a convention hall, office buildings, apartments and undeveloped land.

Mclntire wants to turn the Cape into a combination retirement village, college and convention center for supporters of his anti-Communist gospel. He has closed the bar in the Hilton and plans to impress the lessons of...

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