Business: Boosters

Since Sinclair Lewis mentions. Rotary and Kiwanis by name in Babbitt, the "Boosters' Club," to which George F. Babbitt belonged, was apparently meant to be a local chapter of Lions International. The "Boosters" might also be taken for Civitans, another, though much smaller, businessmen's organization devoted to songs, luncheons, community service and mutual backscratching. General belief is that the Civitans take in those who cannot make the Lions; the Lions those who do not make Kiwanis; and Kiwanis those who fail to make Rotary, which is the spiritual father of them all. Last...

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