Religion: Young Methodists

There were moments last week when downtown Cleveland looked like a high-school holiday. For four days the city played host to more than 10,000 exuberant 15-to-23-year-olds in babushkas and bob-by-sox, sharp slacks and open shirts. The Methodist Youth Fellowship was holding its first international conference.

Thirty-six hundred boys bunked in a wartime bomber plant and commuted to conference sessions in a fleet of 60 buses. The basement of Cleveland's massive Public Auditorium housed 1,600 girls (a minor crisis developed when they found only one mirror to every ten young ladies). Twenty-five Methodist...

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