Religion: Dynamo of Good Will

When church circles were bemoaning the morals of the speakeasy generation, the Rev. Daniel Alfred Poling used to say, "Stop slandering youth!" Strapping (6 ft. 1 in.), 62-year-old Dan Poling still has a good word for the younger generation. This week, as keynote speaker, he opened the San Francisco convention of some 5,000 delegates of the Christian Endeavor Union, the flourishing, 4,000,000-member youth organization which he has headed for the past 22 years.

Fullback in the Pulpit. His leadership of Christian Endeavor and his editorship of the influential lay religious magazine, the Christian Herald (circ. 390,000), make big Baptist Dan Poling a...

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