Religion: Boys & Girls Together

The boys & girls who jostled into Purdue University's Music Hall last week looked like ordinary small-town kids about to see a western. They wore ankle socks and saddle shoes, sweat shirts outside their trousers, hair-ribbons, skull caps. But it was not a western they had come to see. Suddenly, some of them began to hum "Glory, Glory! Hallelujah!" In clear, young voices, the whole 5,000 took it up, and the auditorium was transformed into a meeting house.

For five days, the National Convocation of Methodist Youth was in full throat and full swing at Lafayette, Ind. "I wonder what you have...

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