Religion: Be a Minister

Trade-school ads urged: "Become an Expert Accountant," "Get into Radio Electronics." Dr. Henry Pitney Van Dusen, Presbyterian president of interdenominational Union Theological Seminary, thought to himself: if mechanical engineers can be recruited, why not ministers? Concluding that the best material for future ministers lay in the armed forces, Van Dusen got together with Union's Board Chairman Thatcher M. Brown and Oilman-Philanthropist Walter C. Teagle. Result: a threeyear, $30,000-a-year program, to advertise the ministry as a career and to help students toward it.

Cornerstone of Union's promotional campaign was a series of eight...

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