Religion: Initial Gesture

Ten months ago, some 30 distinguished luncheon guests of Mr. Franklin D. Roosevelt puffed cigars in the Bankers' Club, Manhattan, came to the conclusion that the time had come for the U. S. to have a college of diplomacy (TIME, May 12). They agreed that it would be most appropriate to dedicate such a college to that eminent international servant, the late Walter Hines Page, U. S. War-time Ambassador to England, and to establish the college as an adjunct of his alma mater, John s Hopkins University. Plans arose, went forward.

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