IMPOSSIBLE ................................................................................................. 2
LOOKING IN .................................................................................................................... 3
THOUGHTS ON HONESTY .......................................................................................... 5
LUCKY STONES ............................................................................................................ 6
THE AREA OF MUTUAL AGREEMENT .................................................................... 7
THE NEED FOR WASTE BASKETS .......................................................................... 8
THE INTRIGUING SKY OVER PIEDMONT ............................................................... 9
People ........................................................................................................................... 11
UFOs INTERNATIONAL ............................................................................................... 11
CONSIDER THE CONCEPT ........................................................................................ 13
poet’s corner .......................................................................................................... 17
Bulletin board ........................................................................................................ 18
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EDITOR ........................................................................................... Dr.
DANIEL W. FRY
asst. editor ........................................................................... kerttu
circulation manager ................................................... clara
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During the past twelve months there has been a constantly
growing furor of political investigation, accusation and incrimination, growing
out of the badly bungled efforts of five amateur burglars to plant various
electronic surveillance devices, popularly known as 'bugs', in the office of
the Democratic National Committee.
The attempt itself should not have surprised anyone, since
surveillance and espionage of various sorts, have been standard tactics,
routinely employed by both major parties, since the beginning of their rivalry
The only truly surprising aspect of the attempt was the
very careless and amateurish manner in which it was carried out, especially in
view of the fact that three of the burglars were former C.I.A. agents, and one
had been employed by both the C.I.A. and the F.B.I. Furthermore two other men,
who were not caught in the building but were arrested later for supervising the
break-in, turned out to be ex-C.I.A. and F.B.I. men.
With all this Super-Snooper talent working together, it
would be reasonable to expect a smooth operation, moving quickly to a
successful conclusion. (As "Mission Impossible" always does.)
However, when a group of five burglars enter a building, leaving a piece of
tape in plain sight over a door lock, where the watchman would be sure to see
it, and when they do not leave even one of the five in a
position to ob-serve and report the approach of the police, it seems almost as
though the failure of the project, and the arrest of the participants, had been
a specific part of the original plan, or had crept into it somewhere along the
The leaders of the Republican party managed to keep a
fairly tight lid on the affair until well after the national elections.
Although considerable odor was leaking out, little hard evidence was available
since the accused declined to talk, and they had not yet been brought to trial.
In the meantime, those higher-ups who were involved, spent
their time stoutly proclaiming their entire innocence and ignorance of the
whole thing, and working as best they could, to cover their tracks and to
divorce themselves from those who had been caught. ("As always, if you are
apprehended or killed, we will deny all knowledge of your activities.")
Does it sound familiar? (Unfortunately, the tape did not self-destruct in five
seconds, or even in seven months.)
Still, with seven months time and all the power of
government to work on a cover-up, the involved parties should have succeeded
fairly well, and probably would have, except for three unforeseen
complications. The first was the unusual determination of the press, which had
so often been frustrated by the Administration, and especially by the White
House Staff, to uncover the facts. The second was the unusual determination of
Judge Sirica to do the same thing, by threatening the defendants with the
maximum possible sentence unless they told what they knew. The third
circumstance was the breakdown of James Mc-Cord who, after facing a possible 40
years in prison and a $40,000 fine, decided the game was not worth the candle,
and began to talk.
As the tempo and furor of the several investigations
increase, other political peccadilloes are being dredge up, and no one knows
how much of the normally undercover actions of government may be aired before
the investigations finally lose steam, or become sated with the heads of their
As a friend remarked a few days ago, "There's really
nothing surprising about the Watergate mess. Actually, everyone knows what is
inside a cesspool, but as long as the cover is on tight, we can ignore it. It
is when someone pries off the lid and begins probing around, that we are forced
to recognize its existence."
The aftermath of Watergate may bring about some temporary
improvement in the honesty of high-level government, but it is not likely that
politics, as a whole can be noticeably improved while so much importance
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is placed on the art and strategy of being elected, and so
little upon the task of serving the people.
I stutter. As a result, I find torment where others speak
easily and intimidation where others feel no stress at all. I feel frustration,
fear, and rage of one fenced from society.
How can these feelings arise? When speech hesitation pulls
a listener's smile, a six-year-old child learns to dread ridicule and, hence,
his stammer. Already trembling with untamed lips, he may find an innocent
childhood stammer is reinforced by fear of its continuation. The child leaps
from experience to experience with the pain of a caged rat that hops from its
charged floor; and he learns embarrassment in situations that cry of his
weakness, his strangeness, his distance from society.
Fear disrupts fluency and, in time, the child labels
himself a stutterer. Isolation becomes as much a matter of choice as a decision
of others to avoid the strange boy. Shame throttles the desire to speak, and
the resulting personality is introverted and despairing.
Say "pillow." Feel the lips come together for
the "p" sound and tighten. The lips won't release, so concentrate
intently on them. Your face will contort but it's all right as long as the
sound comes eventually. Try to release the lips but feel them tighten more.
Finally the "p" and "i" pop out, but the "I"
continues while the tongue crushes the roof of the mouth. The lungs are emptied
and the "I" sounds hoarse but eventually "flow" spurts out.
Now look to the listener's perplexed or tittering face and hear him say,
"What was that? I couldn't understand you."
After several years of stuttering with the resulting
isolation, the child feels society scream that he is different, inferior, perhaps
not human at all. Destructive frustration twists into destructive self-hatred.
A physically handicapped man can cover himself with
friends to compensate for his deficiency, but a stutterer's tortured
personality rarely draws friends. Relationships are destroyed by the stutterer's
tattered self-image which cannot casually interact with other people. Crosby,
Stills, Nash, and Young sing of this result, as seen by others: "You
expect me to love you when you hate yourself, my friend." Repeated social
failure jerks away all confidence, leaving the stutterer in darkness.
"Open up. Open up. Baby let me in."
After a decade, he is no better. The stutterer speaks and
for snickering that doesn't come. Adrenaline stings his
skin. Anxiety twists every pore and the young man's muscles are tense but he
can't do anything with his white fists. He imagines laughter-he doesn't think
he's losing his mind, though his stuttering has intensified every day for
eleven years. Frustration spins his screaming head and throbs in his fists. His
anger seeks expression.
Then he hates. He damns the society he cannot enter, the
cheerful strangers who do not know him, the friends to whom he. cannot be close
enough, the world that will not stop in its orbit for him. He splatters the
hatred of frustration on everything and in the end, it returns to himself.
Honesty is basic to our relations with our fellowman.
People who are never tempted to acts of dishonesty have won this battle in a
former life. They do not have to waste energy deciding what is or is not honest
behavior; they know. Widespread dishonesty in our society indicates that many
of those on earth today have yet to take on this struggle with themselves.
Those who are often tempted to be dishonest will find that each one of these
temptations is a test, and until they are able to over-come all of them, these
tests will continue to come.
In personal codes of honesty, each of us has developed his
own standard. What would be improper for one man to do, who understands it is
wrong, would not be a transgression for someone else, who does not. Sometimes
acts are committed by people who do not know until after-ward that they are
wrong. It is what such a man does about it then that counts. If he makes
restitution as best he can, this shows he has made a step ahead. It is the
intention that is important, and we are held responsible for our acts when we
are able to reason sufficiently well to arrive at the truth.
Being honest with ourselves is difficult at times, because
we try to disguise the truth when it hurts. There is no way to deal with a
problem if we do not acknowledge it. So, if you suspect you are up to such
mental tricks, do your best to unmask the villainous truth and take a good look
at it. Nine times out of ten, you will think, "Why is that all it
is!" and give a sigh of relief. But the tenth time will uncover something
that is a dilemma to you because you cannot decide what to do about it. When
this happens, think the problem over every night before going to
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sleep. Ask God for a true answer to this problem that
puzzles and troubles You. The rest of the time try to dismiss it from your
An answer will come eventually, and it will be a good answer,
because you have not interposed self between your spirit and the truth. This
"good" answer may not be pleasing to the worldly you, but it comes
from the immortal you and is wisdom in action.
How many people would lie or steal or cheat if they knew
every act was witnessed on the spiritual side of life? There is a world around
us, very real though invisible, filled with specific spiritual beings who are
always our companions. It is not hard to overcome daily temptations if we
remember these unseen companions who are placing those temptations before us.
They desire us to pass each test, so we may go on to something more vital to
our progress. Of course, honesty out of fear of another's knowledge is
compliance from outside pressure. The ideal is when we decide within ourselves
to be honest on a basis of what is right and just. It should be generally known
in the world that every time a man takes advantage of some one else in any way,
that act is a debt held against him until he compensates for it and thus marks
it off his record as "paid in full." This debt holds not in one life
only, but until paid. The people who think they "get away with it"
when they break spiritual laws, will have a sad awakening.
Those rare people who are channels for bringing spiritual
truth to this plane are subjected to many temptations. Unless they are strictly
honest in what they say, they build for themselves an appalling amount of
karma. It is as easy for these psychic people to fool an ordinary per-son as it
would be for one with sight to deliberately deceive a blind man. However, when
a man with psychic gifts serves God by being scrupulously honest, the value of
the service he renders mankind is be-yond calculation. His teachings will
furnish enlightenment and inspiration for unborn generations.
"HONESTY HONORS MY SOUL." As a reminder, write
these words in letters of fire across the night sky of your life.
♦ ♦ ♦
The Law is that whatever is persistently held in mind must
eventually become manifest in the realm of form. We intensify the working of
the law by every word we utter. When we think about a thing we are sending
forth the word and it is being condensed into form. We should not speak of an
idea unless we want to see it take form.
Grover C. Thornsberry-Unity
As well as their "status," gemstones are
accredited with "influences." They are said to have a cosmic value.
Most are minerals, being created in the dark interior places of the earth,
becoming charged with concentrated energies and vibrations. It is man who
discovers and reveals their beauty, fashioning them into exquisite jewels.
There have also been periods in history when gemstones were powdered and used
From out of the mists of antiquity a great gem-lore has arisen.
Is there really any basis for the occult significance of gems?
Cosmology, the concept of the universe as a whole, helps
one under-stand how seemingly inanimate objects could come to be accredited
with "influence." Man has in him, and surrounding him, many forces he
can use. Not all are tangible. Some people are more perceptive, more receptive
than others. We all have our inspired moments, great or small, when knowledge
comes to us "out of the blue," when we just KNOW.
Man is a fearful creature, ever concerned with
self-protection. In pre-historic times, less cluttered with the mechanical
paraphernalia of modern living, he was able to study and concentrate more on
the natural elements of his environment, he was more open to receive the unseen
vibratory forces in the atmosphere. He began to know what he could not see, or
was it that knowing meant re-discovering what he had lost by his separateness
from other living matter?
Stones as gems have long played a part in the life of
people. Perhaps they only began to do so when pretty pebbles were picked up
because they attracted. Perhaps just one was carried around because an affinity
with it was felt. Perhaps it was pierced and hung from a thong, then others
were collected and the first necklace made, and perhaps around the night fires,
the changes in living were noted that occurred with the acquisition or loss of
The custom of wearing jewelry has been handed down from
pre-historic people. All men are mixtures of different forces, feel drawn
fortunately or unfortunately to certain objects.
Natural stones are charged with rays and vibrations. Each
gemstone has its own frequency, its own pattern of vibrations. If we discover
one that is in harmony with our own, then we are indeed lucky. It may have the
power to re-charge and strengthen us. Among the legends it is difficult
sometimes to judge what is for us, but I always think, like primitive people,
if the gem is important for more than eye appeal, then we KNOW. If you have
acquired a gem and you notice nothing seems to go right when you are wearing
it, give it away, try another.
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This Is the third of the prize winning essays submitted
in our recent contest for proposals to be considered by an International
Congress "to determine the areas of mutual agreement in the social
sciences." It was written by Georgia Martin, of Chula Vista,
That it is more beneficial for all Mankind to enjoy
Individual freedom from suppression than to have the idealism of a few control
their physical destinies by means of economic power.
It is best for Unity of God (or Nature) when there is
freedom for Individuals to seek the spirituality of their own natures than it
is to stifle innate expression by dogmatic or out-dated modes of religion.
That it is better for all persons possessing a good mental
attitude to be freely given opportunities to obtain education in any field to
which they are best suited or desire, than it is for those persons to become
liabilities in their environment.
It is more advantageous for society-at-large to guide the
very young in the ways of Love, than it is to place penalties on them at a
later time when their thoughtlessness has produced injury.
That educating the Young in terms of World-Wide
Brotherhood is more desirable than to train them in Nationalism, therefore
creating selfish attitudes in territorial acquisitions and/or in boundaries,
thus inciting reasons for war.
That the uplifting of all Mankind is better for the survival
of Earth and all its Creatures by allowing each therein to maintain a life of
peace, prosperity and Goodwill, than to effect a cause for conditions inducing
suspicion, jealousy, hatred or fear.
It is most conducive for the practice of Goodwill if the
accumulated knowledge and new discoveries of Science are shared by all Peoples
of Earth than to have any one group be without such (if needed for survival or
happiness) thus subjecting them to rapid degradation.
That it is better for a person or a Nation to share the
"wealth" than to be ultimately destroyed, by the shear weight of it,
along with the rest of the World or worlds.
That it is more Profitable for all, in times of
over-population, to practice simplicity in modes of living than to deplete any
country's natural resources.
That it is more economical, and provides steps toward
Universal Ecology, to work out problems of pollution by International
co-operation, than to have separate groups make wasteful trials and errors,
thus causing more waste of the Earth's natural resources.
A waste basket is indispensable for all these days, as we
live in the Age of Anxiety, in a Century of Fear, when even the music we make
is based on fear.
Our waste basket should be used for our physical, mental
and spiritual rubbish. We are taller than our waste basket and we can look down
upon it, even as we look up to God. We should pack our basket full for burning
with our fears, dreads, worries, forebodings, pride, jealousies, false values,
bad habits, worn-out ideas, unworthy ambitions, and other negatives.
Our Creator expects us to be free of excess baggage to
serve Him and Humanity, to travel lightly in this school of Life. A few things
we should always remember: The person is richest whose pleasures are the
cheapest; his horizon should be beyond his elbows; he cannot kill time without
injuring Eternity; the peacock of today may be the feather duster of tomorrow;
and the head never begins to swell until the mind stops growing.
To handle our problems with help from our waste basket
first let us put into the basket our upset conditions, our tenseness and
nervous-ness, and, then, the thought that our solution must come immediately.
Time and silence can bring our answers, together with composure and
self-control. "Be still and know that I am God," says the Bible.
Divine guidance is always spoken in a still, small voice. Some say they have
never found a friend as companionable as silence, solitude, and being alone
It might help if we took a lesson from the Japanese. When
the writer was in Japan, she noted the great self-control of the Japanese. They
never seemed to be excited nor in a hurry. In fact, their word for
"immediately" is taidema, which can mean any time in the next six
months. However, their practice of quietness, means in our language, "a
taste of coolness, or a refreshing." So, when we have a problem, let us
keep cool in all ways possible. After filling our waste baskets with all
undesirables, we should relax muscles and untense the mind-drop our problem
into a pool of spiritual quietness.
Faith is stronger than fear. If we will sit quietly and
meditate prayer-fully for our solution, we will intuitively get answers to all
our difficulties through the Inner Light. At other times answers may come
during a walk in the country, in a quiet grove, in a park. Einstein used to get
answers to his problems (he told me) when he wheeled his little son out in the
open air. We can often do likewise, in effect, and get results if we
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have used our waste basket well.
Emerson has said, "Do the thing you fear and the
death of the fear is certain."
Practicing these techniques and using our waste baskets
properly, usually, rather soon, we are given the answer to our problem, and our
personal walls of Jericho fall down as they did in the Bible. We can not fail
with faith, prayer, gratitude, the virtues, clean living, and putting on the
whole armor of God. The Great Spirit of the Universe says, "Fear not, for
I Am with thee."
Rev. Dr. Enid S.
(This personal report was sent to us by Marvin A.
Hilton, who on April 4th wrote: "Last week-end I personally visited Piedmont,
Missouri where there is currently a great deal of excitement
about UFOs. This article is a result of that trip.")
Come all ye curious to Piedmont and let us gaze into the
sky together. The mystery over Piedmont, Missouri, an aptly named village in a
re-mote section of the Ozark hills has been beckoning hundreds of people in recent
weeks. One motel has erected a sign, "Welcome UFO People." Two
notables among the throng have been Dr. J. Allen Hynek of Project Blue Book
fame from Northwestern University in Evanston, III. and Hayden Hewes director
of the International UFO Bureau.
The excitement began when Piedmont High basketball coach Reg
Bone and five players, returning from a game, spotted a brightly lit object
about fifty feet above the ground. Bone stopped the car on the shoulder of the
highway and everyone jumped out to gape at the silently hovering object. They
saw four lights, red, green, amber and white coming from what may have been
Since this first sighting on February 21 the UFOs have
been seen hovering and flying about the area by several people. Police chief
Gene Beardon saw it from his yard and described it as flying silently with red,
green and white lights. Appliance dealer Leonard Adams saw a light blinking
behind a railroad embankment and stopped his car to get a better look. It rose
from behind the railroad bank blinking an intense white light. "With each
blink it rose another five or ten feet," he said. At about five hundred
feet a red and green light began flashing and then it left the scene without a
Mrs. Edith Boatwright, a religious woman living in a quite
rural area south of Piedmont, noticed a red light pulsing on her curtains and
rose from bed to look. She saw an object passing over the power lines in her
yard. "It had flashing red, green, and amber lights
with portholes glowing white. It made a wooshing sound and rose up and passed
over a nearby neighbor's house and circled around behind some trees."
Joe King and Ron Miller, college students commuting
together from Piedmont saw a mysterious object in daylight hours. Ron Miller
de-scribed it as, "a round silvery disc that flew silently and rapidly
away." Miller says he doesn't have any idea what the object was. "It
flew too fast for a jet, but I know one thing for sure, it was real."
At last report, April 4, the objects were still being seen
and a myriad of descriptions have been compiled. Some of the reports are
authentic but no doubt many are merely car lights and etc. observed by people
looking intensely for UFOs.
Piedmont's mystery has also been Piedmont's blessing.
Besides the obvious boost to the sleepy little town's economy the phenomena has
wrenched people away from TV sets and thrust them into the open with no walls
between. You can stand behind a man at the super-market and not say a word to
him. But for some reason you can't stand beside the same man and stare into the
sky and not say something. Leonard Adams noted that while UFO watching he has
spent more time with his family in just the last few weeks than he has in
years. "I've seen people talking that had nothing to say to each other
before," he said.
A Piedmont service station operator, Charles Montgomery,
said, "I hope they (the UFOs) stay all summer. No doubt the UFOs flying
about Piedmont's friendly summer skies would be a financial and social boom to
the town, but if only one would land on Piedmont's main drag and say
"hello, Earth people!" That would be one small thump for a space
creature and an incredible and enlightening giant leap for Earthlings.
♦ ♦ ♦
Youth is not a time of life-it is a state of mind. It is a
temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions. It
is a fresh-ness of the deep springs of life. Youth means a predominance of
courage over timidity, of the appetite of adventure over love of ease. This
often exists in a man of 50 more than in a boy of 20. Nobody grows old by
merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals.
Even a perfect egg must break for a new life to be born.
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GENESIS 1:31 ... And God saw everything that He had made,
and, behold, it was very good-People : . . God breathed Life into Man and each
Man has a share in that breath ... Each Man is a vital organ in the body of
humanity and each needs one another . . . Man is a social being who finds it
difficult to live alone ... Men seem separate and apart but by the power of a
common purpose, they are united ... Teamwork is never spelled with an
"I" . . . Mar: does not grow and prosper by himself but only through
interrelationships with People . . . Man most easily satisfies his own needs
when he associates with People ... The spark we call Genius in Man is the total
result generated by a multitude of People imbued with the fundamental
attitude-Love of People . . . bringing to every, task spiritual values-Living a
life of Value to others . . . Man can preach a better sermon when he lives it .
. . People are like finely cut diamonds, reflecting a variety of colors, each
playing on each other's personality ... Through the warm glow of brotherly
love, one can draw from others the delicate rays of kindness and understanding
... Only that which comes from the heart can reach the heart . . . It is a
beautiful experience to see life in People as It really is and respond to its
beauty and abundance.
La Razon, Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 10, 1972, Bahia Blanca. The subject of flying saucers has again become actual,
when several people saw these aerial objects over Bahia Blanca and
surroundings. Even from the naval air-base Commandante Espora the passage of
the UFOs was confirmed. A guard in this military section said that the luminous
object flew at great speed from south-east towards north-east. He added later
that from this object two other objects detached them-selves and flew in a
straight line and in the same direction, showing a very bright light.
But the more interesting narrative comes from Alberto
Vazquez, who was traveling in a pick-up along route 3. He was accompanied by
Mad-arietta and Navarrete. At about 11:00 p.m. while driving along kilometer
840 near Pedro Luro, they noticed that the motor began to vibrate and the radio
showed strong interference. They stopped the car and looked for the cause of
the trouble, when there appeared a bright object, shaped like a plate with a
dome from which shone a strong reddish light. The object was about 2000 m. high
and moved parallel to the ground in a steady way. Then it began to ascend and
descend rapidly at a 900 angle. Then they saw a second object which some
thought had detached itself from the first, while the others thought that it
came from another place. This latter object was smaller. The objects could be
seen for 6 to 7 minutes and then disappeared over Stroeder, district of Patagones.
Cronica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 19, 1972, Santiago de Chile. An unidentified flying object has been observed on two
occasions in the Antarctic by officers of the Chilean Air Force and the Army,
it was officially announced here.
According to the bulletin released by the Air Force the
UFO had been seen on Saturday in the Antarctic for about fifteen minutes
towards the South-West, in a stationary position with a 150 inclination. Its
luminosity was three times greater than that of a star and varied from red to
green to a grayish blue. The report states that no noticeable alterations were
observed in the radio system, but that in the 3.200 kilocycles the signals were
weaker during the presence of the UFO. However the communication with the
continent was not interrupted.
The sighting took place on a clear moonlit night without
wind, but the officers could not take a photograph of the object. This sighting
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with another which took place on May 8 at the Military
Base of the Antarctic, where seven members of the Chilean Army watched the
passing of a UFO in the direction North-West. The reports dispatched to Santiago
declared that while the object remained stationary there were noticeable
alterations in the radio communications.
♦ ♦ ♦
We rarely fear what we clearly understand.
Has it ever
occurred to you:
That other people may find it difficult to get on with you?
That you were young yourself once?
That others have a right to their own opinions?
That home is where you are to be at your best, not your worst?
That you can begin again?
That you might have tried harder?
H. L. Gee
Though a chip-on-the-shoulder co-worker may be making your
life difficult, a touchy co-worker is not really out to "get" you or
anyone else. Instead, his anxious, aggressive behavior-"You can't tell Joe
any-thing . . . he's got that chip on his shoulder . . . simplest thing starts
him going"-is brought on by his being afraid and insecure. It's not
power he's after. Just the opposite. He's using his unpleasant attitude towards
others to protect himself and his job. Because he's so unsure of himself, the
chip-on-the-shoulder worker has trouble taking any suggestion or criticism
about his work, even if you deliver it gently and constructively.
He's the fellow who, even when it's plain he has made a
mistake, goes right on insisting that it just isn't so. Because he's so
anxious, he's also the worker who frequently exaggerates and misinterprets
action and remarks that weren't even directed at him.
If you can help your touchy co-worker to feel surer of his
position and his capabilities, he may be able to relax and be easier to work
with . . . Or is it possible that your co-workers may regard you as having a
chip on your shoulder?
S. R. Redford
(In "Family Weekly," Ogden
Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah, Oct. 22, 1972)
No Doctor Needed
(Daily Courier, Grants Pass, Ore., April 21,
City, Nev. (AP)-Nevada has become the first state to allow acupuncture
without supervision by doctors. Gov. Mike O'CaIlaghan termed the bill he signed
Friday "landmark legislation." The bill creates a board of Chinese
medicine to oversee acupuncture-use of need-les to relieve various ailments-but
no doctors are required as board members.
Dust Over Ocean
(Daily Courier, Grants Pass, Ore., April 17,
Washington (AP)-Man-made dust is polluting the air over
vast expanses of ocean east of the United States and eastward from Japan and
the Asian mainland, a government scientist reported Monday. William E. Cobb, a
research meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, said pollution higher in the atmosphere could be even more
significant and should be investigated.
New Sightings in Russell County
(Hays Daily News, Dorrance, Kansas, February
A sighting of an unidentified flying object has been
reported in Russell County by a group of five Girl Scouts and their adult
leader. The girls said they watched the blinking green light move west and then
The sighting is the first reported in Russell County since
the rash of sightings last August.
Smile a Little
(Daily-Courier-Democrat, Russellville, Ark.,
March 28, 1973.)
Little Rock (AP)-To reports from the Piedmont, Mo., area
that un-identified flying objects have been seen on recent nights, after
surfacing from Lake Clearwater in southeast Missouri, the Corps of Engineers
announced today: "Visitors from outer space using Corps of Engineers'
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campgrounds at Clearwater Lake after May 24 will have to
pay camping fees just like any other camper."
May 25 is the date fees go into effect at lakes in the
A Huge Light
(Enterprise, Berwick, Pa., January 23, 1973.)
An unidentified flying object was seen Sunday night in the
Muhlenberg area by Mrs. Daniel Jenkins, her eight-year-old son, and a number of
motorists who stopped their cars near the Jenkins home.
The description was given as "A huge light that
circled the area, then remained motionless for an estimated three minutes,
after which it slowly ascended and disappeared." A similar object was
reported in that area, about two months ago, by a Trumbower youth.
A Sighting at Burney, California
(Record Searchlight, Redding, Calif., December
Marlene McCullar, 27, of Burney, reported the sighting of
an unidentified flying object in the skies above Burney at 7:30 P.M. Monday. According to the report, Miss McCullar filed with the Shasta County Sheriff's
Office, a reddish-yellow glow streaked across the sky, remaining visible for
about 10 minutes. Miss McCullar said her father spotted the glow first.
"He called my mother and me and we watched the glow descent in the
vicinity of Hatchet Mountain."
The Oakland Federal Aviation Administration Center
reported a similar sighting by a U.S. Navy aircraft in the Burney area, but no identification
Big Comet Heads for Sun
(Los Angeles (Calif.) Times, April 8,
A big comet, according to the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory,
Cambridge, Mass., is now inbound toward the sun, and will provide a
spectacular Christmas time show. It may prove to be one of the most striking
astronomical sights of this century.
Named after its discoverer, Dr. Lubos Kohoutek,
Czechoslovakian astronomer, the comet was found, accidentally, in March. It is
a really big comet, notes Dr. Brian Marsden of the Smithsonian. Most comets are
only a mile or so across (in their nucleus) but this could be any-
where from 10 to 100 miles across, probably near 10.
Comet Kohoutek will zip to within approximately 13 million
miles of the sun on December 27th, then head out to the far corners of the
solar system. The closest it will come to earth will be 75-80 million miles, in
According to Marsden it should be visible some six weeks
before and after its closest approach to the sun. It should become visible to
the naked eye sometime in mid-November and gradually increase in bright-ness
until mid-December, when it should shine as luminously as the star Sirius.
Life Readings by Astrological Studies
(By special permission of Barbara Donchess)
Evidence of reincarnation has been found in a person's
birth chart by Barbara Donchess, a practicing astrologer from Canton, Mass. One
of the objects of her research is to allow people to find out who they were,
and what they did, in previous lives, in order to make the present one happier,
more peaceful and more successful.
"I draw up karmic astrology charts, and this tells me
a great deal about the person's previous lives," she says. Once the chart
has been set up, she examines the positions of the various planets in the
twelve zodiacal signs.
Barbara holds that the 1st, 7th, 9th and 10th houses of
the chart indicate the influences a person should be using now to find a better
life pattern. They are concerned with the results of past good karma. The 2nd,
5th, 8th and 11th houses are the houses of future karma. They tell what a
person will be in his next life. The remaining houses contain our past bad
karma. Studying these a person understands why certain things are happening to
him, and he can take action to correct his faults.
According to Barbara, knowing your karmic path has many advantages.
"Once a problem has been met and conquered, you never have to face that
problem again in any of your lives. And, any talent learned now will be brought
over into a future life to be used to the person's benefit."
While Edgar Cayce did life readings while in a trance,
Barbara Don-chess is doing the same thing by using the science of astrology
rather than trance.
The Weird World of the Occult
At the Evening School of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville,
JULY-AUGUST 1973 17
Tenn., according to Robert W. Pelton, the instructor, a
class is being offered in "The Weird World of the Occult."
The class, lasting ten weeks, "deals with many
interesting areas of the occult world. Subject matter covered will include
discussions of palmistry, tarot, crystal ball reading, teacup reading, ESP,
dreams, phrenology, charms and spells, superstitions, etc. Each class covers
one or more areas of the occult. An entertaining and educational
Mr. Pelton was educated at Columbia University, has
written 29 books, and has lectured extensively. The fee for the course is
(La Razon, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 18,
Recently there has been discovered what has been termed
the "energy plasma body," which is another body, invisible to the eye
and which adheres to our body and seems to feed on the air we breathe. Its existence
has been proved by special photographs. It is part of every living matter,
including vegetable matter and microbes. For instance, a section of a leaf has
been cut away and then the leaf has been photo-graphed to show its invisible
body. After the slide was revealed, it showed that the leaf had not lost the
cut-away segment which looked dark as if it were dead. This energy plasma body
is perhaps the one which clairvoyants call aura or astral body.
Seat Belts Tested
(The Cincinnati Enquirer, March 25, 1973.)
Heidelberg-A research laboratory testing car seat
belts here is using corpses in an attempt to save motorists' lives, West German
At least five bodies have been used since the beginning of
this year to test the effects of deceleration.
A former employee of the Heidelberg Forensic Medicine
Institute said corpses, bandaged from head to foot and dressed in orange
coveralls, were belted to a sled. The sled was hurled a distance of 20 feet,
reaching a speed of 30 miles an hour, and suddenly stopped.
An autopsy then showed the effects of the test on the
human body. Institute director Georg Schmidt said judicial authorities provided
him with the bodies of people who had no close relatives. He added that the
automobile industry gave financial support to the institute.
to the blind
a blind child asked me
what color was up and
how many shades of down did i
and i looked at him and cried
cause i didn't see the colors
of the dew or the look of the
i didn't know the color of the
or the shade of snow before it
i didn't know the color of my
or laughter or me
a blind child asked me
and i didn't know.
Why do some people live only
and some people give unto
Why can't some realize the
good of life
and live as if all were
Why do some people take others
while some people cherish a
Why do some exploit all they may
while others give what they
JULY-AUGUST 1973 19
If everyone paused to think
for a spell
about what they could give and
If everyone gave only part of
what a better world it would
The geranium plant that was in
Was cultivated, but it did not
I set it down by the kitchen
The plant disliked the cold,
I moved it out near the lemon
Where all the other flowers
How stubborn it could be.
That geranium blossomed a
bright, bright red!!
"Now I'm not
lonely!" I think it said.
Purcell (First Rights Only)
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