Letters, Sep. 30, 1935

Padre & the Boys

Sirs: In defense of the religious work in the Civilian Conservation Corps which Enrollee Mackenzie attacks so bitterly [TIME. Sept. 16], let me say that I have been a chaplain in this organization ever since its inception and, while church attendance is not compulsory, most officers use every legitimate means to guide the boys to the religious service. This they do for they know that the weekly visit of the "padre"' very decidedly helps the camp morale. We who wear the cross try...

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