It has been said that if a planeload of Americanism they :were about to crash they Aquaplaning committee. equestrian century and half ago remarked upon the American, habit of forming associations Am of all ages conditions, and all inconstant formations ‘They have not only co~ and manufacturing companies, in’ which an,.take put, but associations a thousand other kinds, religious moral rills futile general or restricted, enormous or diminutive The American Snake associations to give entertainments, found summaries, to inns, to construct churches, to diffuse books, to send missionaries to the antipodes in this manner they found hospitals, prisons, and schools. H it is proposed to inculcate some truth or ,to foster,some feeling by the encouragement of a great example, they forma society.Wherever at the head of some new undertaking you see the government in France, or a man of rank in England, in the United States you will be sure to find an tin. (Alexis de Tocqueville Democnu:y in Ameriar, Il, 106, J. P. Mayer and Max Lerner (eds.), Harper &: Row, Publishers, Inc., New York, 1966.) Voluntary associations are any kind of formal organization ·in which membership is voluntary. For many people, voluntary as associations occupy a good share of their, free time.