preaches from an airplane
PREACHES FROM AN AIRPLANE Minister With Many Parishes to Cover Puts Modern Mode of Travel to Good Use. No tolling church bells announce to the little communities scattered through one section of America's great Northwest the periodic Sunday morning arrival of the region's most enterprising itinerant evangelist. Instead, they hear the coughing exhaust of an engine, as his airplane spirals down upon the village. Drawn irresistibly by the novelty of the visit, they flock to the airplane, now at rest in a tiearby field or meadow. They find the preacher on his feet In the pilot's cockpit of the plane "Sky Pilot," ready to begin his discourse. Explanation of this strangest of all the airplane's uses is found in the evangelist's decision, some months ago, fhat the time and energy required for constant travel among distant parishes was seriously curtailing his effectiveness. He decided to defy all precedent by allying aeronautics and religion. He first subjected himself to a rigorous course of training, and became an accomplished airman. He then purchased his plane, selecting a threeseater of sporting type. The rear cockpit seats the pilot, and serves as his pulpit when the meetings are held In the open the forward cockpit accommodating his two assistants, one of them a song leader.Omaha Bee.