PREACHER PRANK - Okay, I will admit it. This one was a joke and a good one. The Rev. T.B. Seibenmann placed a sign out in front of Centenary Methodist Church. The notice read "Seats Free." Some joker thought it would be hilarious to remove only one letter from the invitation for worshipers and repenters to come inside. Crowds of people pushed and shoved their way into the church filling it beyond its capacity. They weren't coming for salvation. After all, this was the Great Depression. What they came for was food. You see, the solitary letter which the prankster removed was the first letter in the message, which then read "eats free." Nashville Tennessean, July 27, 1938.