Senseless Sentence Stymies Students
One of the current pastimes of Summer School students is a game in which the participants try to determine or explain the meaning of a sentence in one of the textbooks used in education courses. No one has yet won.
The sentence is as follows: "The organization has strengthened by meeting strains which integrated and mutually helpful action on a broad base of representation has eased without hurt."
Those who think the context will help them can find the passage on page 12 of Harlan L. Hagman's The Administration of American Public Schools.