Religion: Two Birthdays

The Young Men's Christian Association, world's biggest international religious society for laymen, this week celebrates its 100th birthday. A fortnight earlier, the Y.M.C.A.'s grand old man had celebrated his 79th. John Raleigh Mott, during 56 years of intensive Y.M.C.A. activity, has become almost as much a symbol as the Y's red triangle.

The Y, one of humanitarianism's most heartening success stories, got started because high-strung, pint-sized George Williams was no help to his stern English farmer-father. When he upset aj load of hay, his disgusted family apprenticed him to a small-town draper (drygoods...

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