Religion: Lent

Girls of Emory University at Atlanta, Ga., cringed. "... Simple hell cats with muddy minds." The Methodist revivalist was roaring at them. Outside it was full spring. Gay flowers beckoned to be plucked for coat lapels; breezes would blow at hair loosed in vernal gayety. But the girls, and boys, of Emory, sat awed as Dr. Clovis Chapel of Memphis continued to castigate: "The average girl of 17 would not greatly object to appearing nude if she had any excuse to do so. ... Modesty has already burst; it is dead. The...

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