ALL IN COLOR

Life is now a four-color process. Every mail brings a gorgeous sample of another venture in color publishing. About the only black and white in our magazines is in the text of articles, which no one reads. I have been urging the editor to boost the readership of Eutychus by printing these paragraphs in color. If my purple prose had ink to match, the effect would be stunning. Other, more agitated, correspondents might be offered a hue to match their cry; leftish sentiments would be more recognizable in shocking pink.

I once invested in a home color organ company that was to bring mood color to the American living room. Unfortunately, that was before color television. The American public seems to be more responsive to animated color. It is the day, or rather the night, of the color spectacular.

It is plain that we must have religion with color added. In the church visual, the more pageantry the better. We now have color bulletins and color movies, but so many affairs remain drab. Even the local Easter sunrise service has very little color except for the sun, and the new choir robes are disappointingly charcoal. Stained glass windows help, but the pictures don’t move. Projected film techniques ought to be able to outstrip a craft of the Dark Ages. Since these windows are not functional in any case, a vista-vision screen might provide an interesting substitute.

At this point in my technicolor reverie, I put on my polychromatic sport shirt and floral tie and sought out Pastor Peterson. He was sympathetic, but a little less than enthusiastic.

Color, he suggested, was not beauty any more than sound was harmony. He even alluded with extreme tact to an unfortunate incident when I was in charge of the mixing rheostats for ...

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