Business: Harold Tahana Thomas

IN more than 10,000 towns and cities of the world a businessman's mark of success in the community is an invitation to join the local Rotary Club. This week, as they sat down to their weekly luncheons, good fellowship flowed like melted honey among the members of the world's most prestigious service club. There was a fervent prayer (nondenominational), a hearty meal (liquor is never served), an informative talk (usually described as "inspiring" by the local press), and spirited songs ("R-O-T-A-R-Y, that spells Rotary, known on land and sea") that members must sing lustily under penalty of a fine.

But most important...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!