Religion: Friends

Soon after General Degoutte occupied the Ruhr, there was submitted to him a report that 127 Germans were being confined in one room, indecently. He accepted the report at face value and was merciful. He did so, because the report was signed by a representative of the Society of Friends.

This incident, reported by Robert M. Lovett, of the University of Chicago, illustrates the respect which the Quakers, a tiny English and American sect, have won in the last decade.

In all the world there are about 150,000 Friends or Quakers, most of them...

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