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'JUNE BRIDES AND GROOMS! THIS PREACHER
Witt, marry vnn fob NnrHTNct
The Rey...Almei: Pennewell, pastor
of EucUd aYep.iie Slefhbfilst church of
Oak Park,7;jtfill frerjeajfter accepno
marriage fees. Weddings will' be as
Park to get married. For the Rev.
Mr. Pennewell will marry no elopers
and no couples that he know$ noth
ing about Moreover, he is likely to
ask such embarrassing questions as
"How is your moral and physical
"Hare you. a doctor's certificate
guaranteeing -your physical fitness
for wedlock?" ''
And if you can't satisfy the pastor
on that score the wedding bells of his
church won't ring f oh you.
The Rev. Pennewell is very much'
in earnest about these matters.
.HRf $tii4i'i $ijm
i- '" .' '' ,- -, ' i
Rev.- Aimer Pennewell.
fre'e,as-alr, so far as;he:;is' con.cerhe.d.
And'heis tie pioneer 'Xn-amovement
But don't 'rusVaU-at-onc'e to -Oak
"The purity and dignity of the in
stitution of marriage are threatened
by the presenf; system," he says.
HThe pastor who accepts a wedding.
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