Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Karl R. Alden in Toronto, Canada. General Church letterhead. Carbon copy attached.
Pendleton has relpied to Mr. (Robert?) Carswell's letter about the situation of Mr. (Emil) Cronlund. The Church has recieved criticism from multiple sources about the way Cronlund's situation has been handled. Many question whether the General Church should assume responsiblity for its ministers. Pendleton argues that the Church itself would break down under the strain if this were attempted. Some aid may be appropiate when a minister has worked for the Church as long as Cronlund has, but not so much aid that the minister does not have to work. Mr. Gladish and Mr. Klein were in similar situations in the past, and they solved the problem for themselves. In those days, no one criticized the Church for this, and Pendleton wonders if perhaps now there has been "an unconscious growth amongst us of the socialistic view." Pendleton has just returned from his trip to Pittsburgh, Cininnati, Chicago, and Glenview. The meetings went well.