Religion: A Chance for the Y

The Japs are going to let Y.M.C.A. workers from neutral countries visit U.S. captives and do "general welfare work" among them, Director Tracy Strong of the Y's war prisoner aid committee announced last week. The U.S. in turn will allow similar work to be done among its Japanese prisoners.

In World War I the Y did a good job-especially in Russia—of setting up canteens and recreation halls for war prisoners. This time every belligerent country—except Russia—is letting it do an equally good job. And under the Geneva Convention of 1929, which provides for neutral inspection of prison camps to see that they...

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