charge during the absence of Mr. McGann and Mr. Laine. He was in Springfield while the terrible scourge of influenza was raging. Many speak, often, of his sympathy and kindness during those awful days. When news of the Armistice reached Springfield all the city celebrated the joyful news, with every noise-making device human ingenuity could contrive. While pandemonium reigned supreme on all the principal streets, Dr. Lay conducted a simple, uplifting service of Thanksgiving in Christ Church. The press commented on the beauty and appropriateness of the reverent attitude of this little band of worshippers and their leader.--S. H. F.


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