Religion: Y. M. C. A.'s 95th

A thousand Hi-Y boys (junior members of the Y. M. C. A.) gathered round a platform in the Court of Peace at the New York World's Fair. In their centre, a torch in his hand and a pile of wood at his feet, stood Tracy Strong, general secretary of the World's Alliance of the Y. M. C. A. Cried he: "I now light this International Fire of Friendship." Mr. Strong touched his torch to the wood. As the fire sprang up, Y. M. C. A. boys from Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, South America threw...

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