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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:
18 Gramercy Park, New York City
March 23, 1937
Directors of The Mother Church,
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Christian Conduct and Christian Healing
EMMA EASTON NEWMAN
JOHN H. COURTNEY
"Seek ye first the kingdom of God"
MARGARET Y. LULL
The Power of Praise
JOSEPH HENRY ADAMS
HARRIET LEITH COLLIE
"Hold that line"
ROWENA MC DANIEL
"Church of the Air"
E. Howard Hooper
JEANIE F. GIBB
The Rule of Christian Healing
Violet Ker Seymer
with contributions from John V. Dittemore
with contributions from Leigh E. Burdick, Charles Harold Hicken, Edna Mellus Storts, Arthur A. K. Smith
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John V. Selvidge
Sometimes one's consciousness is flooded with light, so...
Christiana B. K. May
I wish to express my gratitude to God for two wonderful...
Dorothy Schreck with contributions from Frederick Schreck, Sr.
I should like to express my gratitude to God and to our...
Vera Eileen Cranny
When Christian Science was first presented to me I knew...
C. Warren Phelps with contributions from Sophie Howell Phelps
Last year, as I was returning with friends from a Christian Science...
M. Elizabeth Wright
Although Christian Science had been brought to my...
Elsie L. Smith
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Esther Izelah Tullis
ELIZABETH BEMIS DUNN
Signs of the Times
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