Religion: 55 Years at the Y

In Dr. Adolph G. Studer's time, Detroit has swelled from a dozing Midwestern town of less than 200,000 to the fourth city in the U.S., a brawling industrial center of nearly 2,000,000. The Young Men's Christian Association has grown with it. The chief reason: aged (79), devout Dr. Studer, the world's oldest active Y secretary, and one of the shrewdest Christian gentlemen who ever wore the triangle. Says he:

"Our fundamental purpose is the building of Christian character, and all the departments of our organization—physical, educational and social—are important as they contribute to this central objective. We must never lose sight of...

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