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USBN #136 June 1940, p3

While the National Office in Wilmette, designated by the Guardian as Haziratu'lQuds, is primarily an administrative center, its use should by no means be confined to purely administrative work, but should include such activities of a social and intellectual character, both local and national, as can best establish its character as the foremost teaching and administrative center of the Faith throughout the States.

In the conduct of any social activity at the National Office, however, great care should be taken to maintain strictly the dignity of the place, particularly in view of its proximity to the House of Worship, which makes it doubly essential for all the believers to conform to the standards of conduct, and of social intercourse set up in the Baha'i Teachings.

As a teaching center, where Baha'i lectures, conferences and meetings, whether local, regional or national, could be held, the Haziratu'l-Quds can also prove of invaluable help, and the .S.A. should indeed see to it that the necessary facilities are provided in the building for that purpose.

By thus combining these three features, namely teaching, administrative and social, the Haziratu'l-Quds can best fulfil its mission, as the visible symbol of the steadily-growing national Baha'i Community in Northern America, and as the chief rallying center for all its activities and plans throughout that Continent.

SHOGHI EFFENDI, through his secretary, February 27, 1940.

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