Religion: Congregational Editor

To its 8,000 subscribers this week went the first issue of the newly streamlined Congregational Christian Churches monthly, Advance. It was put to bed by its new editor, Dr. John R. Scotford. He succeeds the veteran religious editor, 67-year-old Dr. William E. Gilroy, who guided the 127-year-old magazine through a sixth of its existence.

Chicago-born Scotford went to Dartmouth and Manhattan's Union Theological Seminary, then put in 15 years' work in four pastorates. After half a year spent roaming South America on "a literary debauch," he traveled far & wide in the U.S. lecturing...

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