In September of 1949, my high school buddy, Ernie Sandeen, and I drove our jointly owned 1934 Ford Coupe 30 miles west from our homes in Oak Park, Illinois. In the rumble seat were the possessions we needed for studies at Wheaton College (Fig. 2). Although academically strong, students at Wheaties, as we called it, were immersed in Christian Fundamentalism. First off, to get admitted, you had to sign a pledge not to smoke, drink, dance or attend movies. Further, each day we were required to attend a chapel service. Grade points were deducted for absence. To top...

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