Religion: Will

A long, courtly document, written out in longhand on glazed paper, was recently filed in a Manhattan court—the last Will and Testament of the late Cleveland H. Dodge, financier, philanthropist. During his lifetime he gave away $40,000,000, mostly to religious causes. He backed Woodrow Wilson in his last two campaigns. An official of the Y. M. C. A., asked for an estimate of his contributions, gasped: "Why, it would take weeks to get those figures together. . . ." Religious foundations had waited expectantly for the will to be filed. If alive...

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