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The mystery of Alvin Lee King

To dramatize his sermon against Communism last year, Minister Jim Powell had several uniformed men rush into the First Baptist Church in Daingerfield, Texas, and fire blank cartridges. Thus most of the 350 worshipers in the church last week thought it was just another example of play-acting when Alvin Lee King III, 46, burst in as the congregation was singing More About Jesus. King was wearing Army fatigues, a flak jacket and helmet, and carrying an arsenal: an AR-15 rifle with a bayonet, an M-1 rifle, a pearl-handled .22-cal. pistol and a .38-cal. pistol. Slung over...

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