Man of letters, humanitarian, philosopher, Sherwood Eddy, who has been called “the bold and beloved knight”, was born sixty-three years ago in Kansas and received his education at Yale University and the Princeton and Union Theological Seminaries. For fifteen years he was Y.M.C.A. secretary in India where he had gone in 1896 at his own expense.
His young manhood was spent in the Orient in the service of the British Army, the United States Army and in China, where he battled the growing Communist Party at the behest of the government. At the age of 60 he retired from the Y.M.C.A, concentrating his efforts on the establishment of good will and peace among nations. He is the author of many volumes including “The World’s Danger Zone”, “The Challenge of Russia”, “The Challenge of Europe”, etc.
One of the outstanding of Mr. Eddy’s more recent activities has been to conduct annually excursions abroad of members of the clergy, literary and educational leaders. The group, which is called the American Seminar, makes intensive studies of foreign nations and conditions prevailing abroad. His personal acquaintance with Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald, George Bernard Shaw, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Kagawa of Japan, former President Chiang Kai-shek of China and other world leaders, makes the work of the Seminar of exceptional interest.
A dinner in honor of Mr. Eddy will be given October 17 at the Hotel Commodore. The committee of arrangements consists of Frank A. Weil, James Marshall, Joseph Proskauer, James N. Rosenberg, Dr. Nathan Ratnoff and Dr. Emanuel Libman.