Extracts from Reports of Christian Science Committees on Publication

During the year, nothing derogatory to Christian Science appeared in the newspapers, but four periodicals carried articles which seemed to call for some comment. In three of the four cases, satisfactory responses were obtained from the papers.

Without exception, governmental officials who have been interviewed have been patient and courteous and have shown every indication of a desire to be helpful.

Respect for our organization and its activities has also been frequently expressed. Repeatedly, officials have spoken approvingly of the influence for good which Christian Science is exerting. A naval commander told how, when he was on the Yangtze in China, he looked forward especially to delivery of The Christian Science Monitor, for it gave him, he said, news about world affairs upon which he could rely. Another naval officer said that the copies of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy to be found in all the ships' libraries of the navy were much used, and that, indeed, officers of the navy were very glad to make it as easy as possible for the enlisted men who desired to do so to attend Christian Science services. A member of the State Department staff reported that while on duty at a foreign port he had read Science and Health, and that he had derived much benefit from it.

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