1934-02-19 local newsletter (SanFrancisco)
USBN #84 - June 1934 - page 13
...on February 19, 1934, the Guardian, through his secretary, in
acknowledging receipt of a copy of San Francisco BAHA'I NEWS, declared:
"On behalf of the Guardian I wish to thank you for your welcome letter of
Jan. 23d, as well as for the enclosed December and January issues of the San
Francisco news letter, all of which gave him a clear account of the progress of
the Cause in that centre.
"He would greatly appreciate if you send him regularly two copies of your
local news letter. He would also advise you to send to each of the Baha'i National
Spiritual Assemblies a copy of that circular which will, undoubtedly, prove of
great interest to them.
"However, in view of the principle that local activities should always be
subordinated to the national interests, needs and requirements of the Faith, he
feels that your Assembly should be careful not to develop their local organ to the
extent that would jeopardize the national activities of the Cause in their
country. Just as all local institutions, whether administrative or otherwise, must
under all circumstances be considered as subsidiary to national organizations, so
also local circular letters should be viewed as secondary in importance compared
to the national organ of Baha'i activities. This principle, however, should not be
interpreted as being detrimental to the local interests of the Baha'i community,
but as an essential, nay indispensable means, whereby the administrative system of
the Cause can work with efficiency and order."