Religion: Sunday in Manhattan

Jesus, put your arms around New York. Hug her to death, Lord. . . . Is New York going to Heaven? Is she going to pray? To be sober? True? Virtuous? YES!

That was in Manhattan. It was the spring the U. S. went to War. Night after night for ten weeks Rev. William Ashley ("Billy") Sunday, No. 1 evangelist of his day, packed the 20,000-seat tabernacle John D. Rockefeller Jr. and others had provided for him. His loud acrobatics moved 100,000 sinners to "hit the trail."

Last week Billy Sunday was back in Manhattan for a two-week battle for the...

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