Religion: Cloud of Witnesses

"The largest religious gathering in the United States" got under way this week when Jehovah's Witnesses swept down upon New York City for their 19th convention. There were some 125,000 of them in all.

As usual, the Witnesses were as well organized as they were numerous. For the estimated 30,000 who came by car and trailer, there was a 101-acre parking lot across the Hudson River in New Market, N.J., with reserved parking sites, food stores, a cafeteria, showers, and two big laundries equipped with washing machines. For those who came by train, bus, plane or ocean liner (the Georgic alone brought...

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