Among the Churches

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Oregon.—The Christian Science churches and societies of Oregon united this fall in maintaining reading-rooms at our state fair in Salem, Sept. 29 to Oct. 4, and at the annual round-up in Pendleton, Sept. 11-13. At the latter place the reading-room of the local church was kept open all day and during the evening, cards announcing this fact being placed in leading hotels and business houses. At the reading-room, literature was provided for free distribution. Monitors were also distributed each day to the hotels and lodging-houses and placed where guests could help themselves to copies, while a rack in the railroad station was kept filled with papers.

During fair week at Salem, our reading-room was visited by seven hundred persons, including the Governor and the chaplain of our state penitentiary. Several doctors and nurses in attendance at the eugenics exhibit, located near us, also called to express their interest in Christian Science and to secure literature. Monitors were distributed every morning to a large number of campers just outside of the grounds, accompanied on one morning by cards announcing our reading-room; while small tables, on which were placed papers and a card inviting the public to take copies, were put in the lobbies of Salem's leading hotels with the managers' consent. A similar arrangement was made with one of the exhibitors in the exhibition hall, and a Monitor table in his booth gave many passers-by an opportunity to secure copies of our clean daily messenger.

More than five thousand two hundred pieces of Christian Science literature were given out during the state fair and the round-up. Besides the Monitors, Sentinels, Journals, and Herolds, which were distributed in goodly numbers, there were also many pamphlets, including those in German, Swedish, French, and Norwegian.—Correspondence.

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The Lectures
January 10, 1914

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