Religion: Spa to Jesuits

The zealous, well-disciplined fathers of the Society of Jesus number 4,700 in the U. S.—more than in any other nation including Catholic Italy and Catholic Spain. Most intellectual of Catholic orders, the Jesuits are famed for their colleges. Last week in their Chicago Province (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee and Illinois) there was pious rejoicing, for a rich Indianan named Edward Ballard had just given the Jesuits a sumptuous $7,000,000 hotel to turn into a new college.

Edward Ballard is a modest, retiring millionaire who likes to raise and show horses. He is...

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