• Created Date
  • 1913
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  • Springfield College
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  • This photograph shows two alumni of the International YMCA Training School, now Springfield College: George E. Rice (left; class of 1911) George E. Goss (right; class of 1913). They are standing outside of the Manila YMCA in the Philippines. George Ernest Rice was born in Belton, South Carolina. After graduating Springfield College, he served as physical director at the Manila YMCA until 1913. George E. Goss was born in 1886 in Fall River, Mas... more
    This photograph shows two alumni of the International YMCA Training School, now Springfield College: George E. Rice (left; class of 1911) George E. Goss (right; class of 1913). They are standing outside of the Manila YMCA in the Philippines. George Ernest Rice was born in Belton, South Carolina. After graduating Springfield College, he served as physical director at the Manila YMCA until 1913. George E. Goss was born in 1886 in Fall River, Massachusetts. From 1910 to 1911, he served as physical director at the Presido Army YMCA in San Francisco. After graduating from Springfield College, he was hired as physical director of the Manila YMCA, where he remained until 1915. Goss was instrumental in the research and development of life-saving techniques for the victims of drowning while at Springfield College. He published these techniques in a book titled “Life Saving” (1916). He died on January 13, 1936. The work of the YMCA in the Philippines began in 1898 with the arrival of the United States army during the Spanish-American War. William A. Tener, the first secretary sent to the Philippines by the International Committee, arrived in 1907. Early in 1910, Elwood S. Brown arrived in Manila as physical director, and he advocated for the construction of a student building, athletic field, a wing for the American-European Association, and a building for the Association of Filipinos. With the help of Tener and John R. Mott, funds were obtained for the construction and furnishing of the Manila YMCA. Partly as an outcome of the successful financial campaign, the YMCA of the Philippine Islands was organized and incorporated in Manila in 1911. A permanent National Board was created in 1925, and by 1926, the Association had over 6000 members and nearly fifty Filipino secretaries. The first Filipino national secretary, Domingo C. Bascara, was appointed in 1940. The Filipino movement is notable for having been the first major YMCA in Asia to become completely indigenous in active full-time staff. A lantern slide duplicate exists - http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/3662. less
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