Religion: Babson's Revolt

"She should suit 28;* because she is blind, deaf and dumb, and a good Congregationalist."

With this rabbit punch at his foes, white-goateed Statistician Roger Ward Babson last week rudely suggested that famed Helen Keller be elected to succeed him as moderator of the general council of the Congregational and Christian Churches. Shocked bigwigs of the church council, which was holding its biennial convention in Beloit, Wis., hastily apologized to Miss Keller for "the public use which has been made by Mr. Babson of the name of Miss Helen Keller in a most unkind...

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