Over the Wire

"Churches Are Slipping"

DEDHAM, MASS.--Roger W. Babson, National Moderator of the Congregational Church, in a searing attack on modern religion, tonight branded all denominations, with the exception of the Roman Catholic and Episcopal Churches, as "country clubs." The noted statistician, who earlier in the day had Ied a revolt of several hundred church leaders and ministers from the state convention here, said the "country club" denominations are "slipping badly" and the "time has come for them to return to the old-fashioned principles upon which they were founded."