Religion: Congregational Convention

Last week the biennial convention of the Congregational and Christian Church met in the big brick First Congregational Church of Berkeley, Calif. Firmly rooted in town-meeting tradition, the individual congregations of the C. & C. Church do their own thinking and talking. For this independence the retiring moderator, Dr. Oscar E. Maurer of New Haven, Conn., last week took his fellow churchmen to mild task. "Much of our work," said Moderator Maurer, "fails in effectiveness because we so generally prefer to do it separately, each in his own way."

Dr. Maurer's predecessor as moderator, famed Statistician Roger W. Babson, jumped on this...

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