John V. Dittemore, who passed on May 10, in New York City, was from 1909 until 1919 a member of The Christian Science Board of Directors. Dismissed from this position in 1919, he contested the removal and withdrew from The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, when the removal was upheld by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Afterward Mr. Dittemore became identified with a concerted opposition to The Mother Church. Recently he expressed an appreciative attitude toward Mary Baker Eddy and her work, and on March 23, 1937, he sent to The Christian Science Board of Directors the following letter, to which the Board made a cordial response:

The Parkside
18 Gramercy Park, New York City
March 23, 1937

Directors of The Mother Church,
Boston, Massachusetts

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