Religion: Strong Chests

Newton D. Baker, onetime Secretary of War, addressed the closing session of a Washington conference of the Association of Community Chests and Councils. He said: "Private philanthropy should not undertake anything which the State can do as well. . . ."

Other speakers pointed out that corporations should contribute to solve the social problems which they create in local communities. Said Colonel William Cooper Procter, President of Procter & Gamble, Ivory Soap makers, chairman of the conference: "Corporate gifts to community chests should be . . . among the legitimate expenditures of the...

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