Religion: Babson on Cobwebs

The Moderator of the National Council of Christian & Congregational Churches, spry, bearded old Statistician Roger Ward Babson, two months ago received a troubled letter from Rev. Theodore C. Hume of Chicago and 14 other Congregational ministers. Mr. Hume and his colleagues wanted to know if Mr. Babson had told his businessmen subscribers, in a special letter of his Babson's Reports, that U. S. churches have accumulated "useless customs and cobwebs"? Had he further remarked that the German Government in emphasizing a creed based on "four simple but vital foundations" (Faith,...

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