Religion: Compton for Baker

A devout man, like his colleagues Robert Andrews Millikan, Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington and Albert Einstein, is Nobel Laureate Arthur Holly Compton. Irreverent University of Chicago students nickname the beetle-browed physicist "Holy." Even more than most scientists he participates in the institutional activities of religion; as deacon of Hyde Park Baptist

Church in Chicago, as chairman of the University's Board of Social Science and Religion, as a Y. M. C. A. worker. This, not merely because he was brought up in a churchly home — his father was a minister, his mother a...

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