When I read a recent news item that L. M. Clymer, president of Holiday Inns, was resigning his position because of a corporate decision to invest $25 million in a gambling casino in Atlantic City—a decision he had protested on moral grounds—I was impressed. Here was that rare modern man who was willing to sacrifice power and money for his convictions.

So I wrote to Mr. Clymer, expressing my appreciation for his action, and for the irenic way in which he had announced it.

I have now received a reply from which I quote: “You will understand that this was not of my own strength or will, but Christ acting through me. In him all things are possible. The assurance and peace which he has brought me in this decision are the greatest testimony I can give of his love for each of us.”

God, give its more L. M. Clymers in business, in the professions, in government, in every part of American life.


Keen Disappointment

I was keenly disappointed in the treatment given to the New International Version in the October 20 issue of CHRISTIANITY TODAY. The editorial was very good, underlining the need for understandable translations and reminding us of the use of everyday language in the original texts. The positive attitude toward new translations was very healthy. However, the article by Leland Ryken, “The Literary Merit of the New International Version,” had an entirely different impact that tended to erase the good effects of the editorial.


West Oneonta, N.Y.

The October 20 issue carried an article by Leland Ryken dealing with the literary merit of the New International Version. I am somewhat concerned that CHRISTIANITY TODAY would, in my opinion, waste two pages dealing with the “literary ...

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