Religion: Better & Better

Crowding the domed Mother Church of the Christian Scientists in Boston's Back Bay and overflowing into the square-towered "Original Mother Church" next door, the cavernous Sunday School room and a rented movie theater, 7,500 cheerful Christian Scientists from all over the world gathered this week for three days of meetings. They were observing their annual get-together and the 75th anniversary of Founder Mary Baker Eddy's key work, Science and Health.

Elected by the permanent five-man board of directors as president for the next year was Walter S. Cross, 69, of Fitchburg, Mass., who became a Christian Science Dractitioner two years after he...

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