STRANDED WITH THE BIBLE—“I am starting my adulthood with full knowledge or what I have to do. I wasn’t rescued until I understood, until I realized my sins and decided to make recompense for them.” So said Helen Klaben, adventuresome 21-year-old Brooklyn girl who with a 42-year-old Mormon lay preacher, Ralph Flores, survived seven weeks of sub-zero cold following the crash of their light plane in the Yukon Territory. Said Miss Klaben, who is Jewish: “It was Ralph’s Bible. I read both the Old and New Testaments. I know what I have to do, what my work is, what faith is, faith in God.”

PROTESTANT PANORAMA—A “Canadian Southern Baptist Conference” was organized at Kamloops, British Columbia, reportedly looking toward eventual formation of a Canadian Baptist Convention on a par with U. S. state conventions.

Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod will send 20 observers to the Lutheran World Federation assembly at Helsinki this summer.

Methodist Television, Radio, and Film Commission opened a Hollywood office. Shooting of two new episodes of a children’s television series is already under way. The new office is located near Hollywood and Vine.

New England Fellowship of Evangelicals is launching a program to combat juvenile delinquency. Executive Secretary Tolbert E. McNutt cites a threefold approach to counter delinquency—through social workers, a boys’ town, and parent education.

Lutherans are coming out with a contemporary English version of Martin Luther’s 430-year-old Small Catechism.

Newly released Church of Scotland Year-Book reveals a net loss of 8,663 communicants during 1961, the last year for which comprehensive statistics are available. The yearbook gives the total number of communicants as of the end of 1961 as 1,290,617. Population ...

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