Religion: Chaplains in Chicago

Twelve years ago some 60 men of God who had gone through the World War founded the Chaplains Association of the Army of the U. S. They drew up a constitution providing for annual conventions in Washington. When the trip to the nation's capital proved too costly for inland chaplains (only eight turned up at one gathering), the chaplains nullified their constitution, met where they pleased. Last week in Chicago gathered the largest chaplains' convention to date, 226 men of 26 denominations in 40 States.

There are about 1,600 full and part-time Army chaplains,...

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