Religion: Words & Works

— Winding up its two-week conference in Paris, the World's Alliance of the Y.M.C.A.s (TIME, Aug. 22) elected as president of its World Council Charles Dunbar Sherman, 36, of Liberia. First Negro to be elected to the post, President Sherman was educated in the U.S. (Howard University, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Finance arud Commerce), is a career diplomat for Liberia, where he is currently economic adviser to the government.

— The Rev. Robert Simon, 42, of Saone, France, was turned down cold by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago when he applied for permission to give a...

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