The Improvement Era Volume 15

The Improvement Era Volume 15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... I want to be one with the boys, and partake of the spirit of the young men." It is that disposition, a willingness to mingle with the youth, and to take part in their activities which helped to keep men like Wilford Woodruff and John R. Winder active in body and in spirit. We partake to a certain extent of the spirits of those with whom we mingle. Vhen I was in Liverpool, -too tired to go to the theater, Brother Penrose would say, "Come on, Sister Grant, we will go and let the old man rest." The Y. M. M. I. A. gives the young men an organization which they can call their own, which young people much desire. I feel young enough to desire it. No greater calamity could befall the young men of this Church than for them to have no or ganization of their own. Our associations teach the young men to preside and conduct public assemblies, and to express themselves in public gatherings. I have met men with salaries ranging from twenty-five to one hundred thousand a year who were not as capable as some of our boys of twenty when it came to making an impromptu speech. _ "What makes a good musician? Practice. What makes a good artist? 'Practice. What makes a man a good mechanic? Practice. What makes a man a good man? Practice." This is true. We want the boys to get practice, in speaking and in conducting themselves properly. Kill our associations and the needed practice is done away with. They give opportunity for study along religious, social, scientific, intellectual and physical lines. They prevent the general organization of clubs, social and select educational societies, and meet the desires and wants of young people in such activities under Church influence and direction. If we fail to provide our young men...show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236892666
  • 9781236892669