The article "A Great Missionary Movement," which appeared in the Christian Science Sentinel of Dec. 3, 1910, together with reports of "Clean Journalism" meetings held in New England and in Chicago, aroused a desire on the part of some of the members of the distribution committee of a western city to awaken a greater interest in The Christian Science Monitor among the students of Christian Science in that place.

The first step taken was to secure the interest and support of the entire committee, and then the official boards and readers of the two churches were enlisted. Several evenings were devoted to this purpose, which resulted in a joint meeting of all students, also members of any Christian Science church, at which each officer of both churches and each member of the distribution committee chose a special page or department of the paper and read selections therefrom to show the high character and interesting treatment of the subjects dealt with. Political and social affairs, industrial and financial conditions, and the business situation, the progress of modern methods and inventions, advertising methods, art, literature, music, the peace movement, travel, household, and children's pages, famous people, etc., were among the subjects briefly touched upon; also the general character of the editorials, and a comparison was made between head-lines that appeared in the daily press and in The Christian Science Monitor of the same date. The latter were noticeably practical and encouraging.

The benefical results of the meeting were manifold. Those taking part were aroused to a keener interest in extending the good influence of the Monitor with an ever widening circle of readers. The listeners were impressed with the broad outlook on the world's affairs contained in this brave advocate of clean news, and that the Monitor supplies daily, in condensed form, information which would require the reading of many magazines to obtain. An enlarged understanding was gained as to how the Monitor is daily spreading a helpful, corrective, and healing influence throughout the world; that it is accepted and read by many whose thought is not yet prepared to accept other Christian Science literature, and thus all Christian Scientists may become missionaries and have a part in the greatest reform movement of modern times.

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December 9, 1911

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