BOLT ON THE NOSE—Lightning struck a TWA jetliner which carried among its 110 passengers 23 members of the Bethel Bible Lands Tour led by Dr. George E. Failing, editor of The Wesleyan Methodist. The plane was hit eight minutes after it left London Airport for New York. It returned to London safely despite a hole in the nose cone. Failing’s party, which included five ministers, was on the last lap of a 17-day tour of Europe and the Middle East. Also aboard were Hollywood actor Warren Beatty and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer president Robert O’Brien. No one was injured.

PROTESTANT PANORAMA—Lutheran Film Associates say the award-winning picture drama Question 7 will be available for church showings beginning September 1. Concordia Films will handle scheduling. Theme of the film is the conflict between Christianity and Communism in East Germany.

A Baptist church in Elche, Spain, closed by the government since 1955, has been reopened, according to Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board.

International Christian Broadcasters, an evangelical group, is calling for a worldwide chain of prayer on Sunday, June 9, “that Christian broadcasting may make great new advances to the glory of God.” Meanwhile, an ecumenically oriented group announced plans for a new World Association for Christian Broadcasting to replace the loosely knit World Committee for Christian Broadcasting organized in 1953.

Evangelical Free Church of America will begin missionary work among Moslems in the Philippines.

Lutheran Synodical Conference closed out work among Negroes in North America with the sale of Immanuel Lutheran College, Greensboro, North Carolina, to the state, and Alabama Lutheran Academy and College, Selma, Alabama, to the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

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