In Spokane: A Pauperish Yet Princely Churchman

Long before President Carter was asking Americans to set the thermostat at 65°, the temperature at 1908 East 14th Avenue in Spokane, Wash., had been held near 40°—not to save energy but to save money. 1908 East 14th is a drab four-room frame house in a blue-collar neighborhood. It cost $4,000 eight years ago, but at the time, as the present tenant explains, "they were having some trouble keeping the paint on it. Great strips would peel off. They were flopping all over the place."

The present tenant is the Most Rev. Bernard J. Topel,...

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