Extracts from Reports of Christian Science Committees on Publication

The continued friendliness of editors toward Christian Science is evidenced in the willingness of seventy-six newspapers in our state to print the Lesson-Sermon excerpts. Many publishers have taken advantage of the exchange-for-advertising offer of the Monitor, whereby a subscription to it is sent in exchange for advertising the Monitor in their columns. This offer is made to newspapers in communities where there are no branches of The Mother Church.

The high place our international daily newspaper holds in the field of journalism is shown by the many reprints of editorials, poems, and various items of interest, as well as by friendly comments and opinions expressed by Colorado editors. One states: "Let me say that I am very enthusiastic over the Monitor and I file all the copies away for future use. The news matter is so well written and so authoritative that it would almost amount to criminal negligence to destroy copies of this paper. I loan them to friends—and expect them returned. I clip articles quite extensively and, in short, use the Monitor for a textbook for everyday life." Another writes: "The above [list of crimes] is the information the newspapers must dish out to their readers at the demand of the readers. No newspaper, with the exception of The Christian Science Monitor, would dare go to press without stories concerning the above." Another states that he likes the Monitor "for its cosmopolitanism and its playing down of crime news," while another writes that "the Monitor is an admirable example of conscientious journalism and of the best in typography. For this reason it is an inspiration even to one who does not fully share its religious opinions."

During the past year your Committee, by invitation, has spoken to eighteen branches of The Mother Church in Colorado. These meetings were well attended and it is gratifying to observe the interest in the activities and duties of the Committee on Publication.

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"Upon the housetops"
January 11, 1936

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