For May, 1962
OF THE STATUS QUO ..................................................................... 2
World report ........................................................................................................... 5
UFOS IN SOUTHWESTERN OREGON ..................................................................... 8
book reviews ............................................................................................................ 10
RADIO FUND DONERS ANNOUNCED ..................................................................... 12
Poet’s corner .......................................................................................................... 13
LETTER TO THE EDITOR ............................................................................................ 14
ESP TEST ANSWERS .................................................................................................. 15
TAPE DEPARTMENT .................................................................................................... 16
bulletin board ........................................................................................................ 16
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EDITOR ........................................................................................... Dr.
DANIEL W. FRY
asst. editor ............................................................................. cleve
circulation manager ........................................................... edna
staff artist ................................................................................... gus
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VOLUME VII MAY, 1962 NUMBER
Dedicated to the propagation
of a better understanding among all the peoples of the earth, and of those who
are not of earth.
A great philosopher once said that the total population of
the world can be divided into three general classes: the very few who make
things happen, the somewhat larger group who watch things happen and the
overwhelming majority who have no idea what has happened. This is true because
often times a great majority of people not only have no desire to know what has
happened but also in many cases have a distinct aversion to knowing it, especially
if the thing that has happened may threaten to change their way of life in any
significant way. We are to a great extent as a civilization, worshipers of the
status quo. We find it difficult to take even a small advanced step, and those
who take that first step are almost universally criticized by their fellow men.
It is not only true now. It has been true as far back as history has been
traced. And as far back as history goes, those who have had advanced concepts,
those who have had experiences not available to everyone, have been the subject
of. skepticism, ridicule and sometimes actual persecution.
And so it is difficult for an average person to attempt to
describe to the public something which could not possibly have happened but
which nevertheless did. The subject of the UFO is by no means new upon this
planet. It also dates back as far as written history can be
traced. There is evidence that the earth has been under
casual and passing observation by intelligent beings not of this planet as far
back as history goes. You can find it recorded in every portion of the written
history of this planet if you choose to look.
A particularly interesting example is an incident that
took place in 1902 in which a spaceship hovered over the city of Chicago for 20
minutes and was seen by tens of thousands of people. Quite a good photograph
was obtained considering the rather primitive state of photographic art at that
time. The photograph is still in existence, as are the wood cuts which were printed
on the front page of newspapers in Chicago at that time. The newspapers, with
front pages filled for three days with descriptions of the sighting, are still
in existence. Yet that incident was forgotten in three days. The usual attempts
were made to explain the sighting in earthly terms, which seems to be a
desperate necessity for some people. It was much more difficult at that time
than it would be now. For instance, we couldn't say at that time that it was a
misinterpretation of a conventional aircraft, because at. that time we had no
aircraft, conventional or otherwise. We had absolutely nothing that could go
into the air and perform the maneuvers that this object was plainly seen to
have performed by thousands of people, including the shining of some kind of
searchlight on the ground below while it was hovering over the city. It hung
motionless in one area over the center of the city of Chicago for 20 minutes.
It then took off due north and was triangulated between Chicago and a suburb.
That triangulation showed that its speed was 247 miles per hour. That one fact
did more to cause that object to be dismissed than any other thing. The
possibility of its being a solid object was dismissed because of its
"incredible" velocity. Scientists said obviously it was ridiculous to
think that any solid object could ever attain a speed of 247 miles per hour. So
it was dismissed as utterly incredible. An astronomer was finally consulted as
to his opinion of what it, had been. He hadn't been present and hadn't seen it.
His reply was that there was no point in having an opinion on it because it
just couldn't, possibly have happened at all. It was utterly impossible. He
said the best thing the people could do was to forget about it as quickly as
possible. And that's exactly what happened. From that time on there never was
any further statement about that sighting.
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Those papers have been scanned page by page, day by day
from the date of the sighting on. There were three days of tremendous furor and
a blank from then on. It was forgotten so completely that it took seven years
of the most intensive sort of investigation before the fact that the incident
had happened at all could be documented, although on one of my recent lecture
tours I did meet a man and his wife who witnessed the sighting.
I like this example particularly because it answers the
oft heard statement that if a spaceship were to hover over a major American
city for a few minutes, the reality of its existence would most certainly be
established and accepted by the earth's peoples. Here in 1902 a spaceship did
hover over a major American city for 20 minutes, and it was forgotten in three
People ask, "Why haven't we become aware of
this?" There are many reasons. It is unlikely that any ant living on this
planet has ever become aware of the existence of any human being. We've
occupied the same planet in intimate contact with each other for thousands of
years, but I doubt if any ant has ever become aware of the existence of any
human being, or would accept the fact if he did become aware of it.
When an entomologist goes about the study of ants he
usually finds a place where there is a flourishing ant hill. He will then go
out and dig a hole nearby, fill a large mouth jar with earth, bury the jar and
then place ant food over the center of the jar. The ants soon discover that
there is a constant supply of food at this location. When the colony splits in
two, as they do from time to time, the new colony will in almost every case be
built at the point where the food supply is found, and so will be built within
the jar, only of course the ants don't know it.
One day when the colony is well formed the entomologist
will come out and pull the jar out of the ground and take it into his
laboratory. He can then turn on lights, take pictures and study the life
pattern of the ants, because the ant in burrowing inside this jar sooner or
later comes up against the side of the jar, and being unable to penetrate it
just burrows his tunnels from then on paralleling the glass, so that the glass
forms one wall of the tunnel. So one side of all these tunnels is open to
complete observation by the entomologist. The entomologist can study these ants
for months, and yet I would
venture to wager that any one of those ants who had the
temerity to suggest to one of his fellow ants that perhaps they were under
observation by a superior type of intelligence would immediately become the
greatest crackpot in the colony. And if he went so far as to suggest that perhaps
their entire environment had been arranged for the specific purpose of making
that observation easier he would then probably be confined in any place of
confinement which ants have for such cases. -If the entomologist were to place
some large tool suddenly by the mouth of this ant hill, the ants would be faced
with a problem. If they were logical, they would have to explain the sudden
appearance of that tool, and it would be a difficult thing to explain. They
could not explain it as the act of a human being because that would imply
something superior to the ant. And of course to the ant there is nothing
superior, to the culture and technology of the ant. He would simply refuse to
accept the evidence.
He would find some way of avoiding the necessity of admitting
to himself that some superior creature existed.
We have succeeded in doing this too, for a long, long
time. Earthman on this little planet has been raised secure in the belief that
he is the supreme product of the universe. And when any evidence appears that
tends to disprove this we immediately seek means of escape. We employ sarcasm.
We employ ridicule. We employ earthly explanations. Usually they aren't very
good explanations, because you always have to knock off some of the data. You
have to chop it a little bit here and bend it a little bit there to force it. into
an earthly pattern. And even when you've done that, it still doesn't fit the
pattern very well. But the result is eagerly accepted by millions of people
because it enables them to avoid the only conclusion which does explain all of
the observed data. These so-called logical explanations usually aren't very
logical at all, but we accept them because it's easier to do so and it saves
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Water Witching Real, Can Do It With Coat Hanger, Says
(From Los Angeles Times, Feb. 11, 1962)
witching isn't superstitious nonsense nor even black art.
It's a science, according to, Kenith W. Templin, senior
electrical engineer of the Byron Jackson Division of the Borg Corporation.
Templin recently described the science of water witching
or dowsing before the California Society of Professional Engineers. He told the
society there are several. widespread misconceptions about this branch of human
knowledge. The first is, of course, that it's a fake. It isn't.
The second is that it takes a special gift. It doesn't.
The third is that wooden divining rods, especially those
made of witch hazel, work the best. They don't.
Templin says he has found that wire coat hangers make the
best divining rods, but that anything will work if it's light enough to be held
in a loose grasp.
As for special talent, Templin says 90 out of 100 people
can find underground water mains and hidden springs with wire coat hangers.
The other 10 percent can't learn to water witch because
they're too self-conscious to learn to hold the divining rods the right way.
Templin got interested in water dowsing when another engineer told him of his
company's experiences drilling for water in Brazil. The firm had many failures
until it hired local water witches to help decide where to drill. wells.
They reduced the failures to fewer than 5 percent.
"It was a shock to hear this technician talking about
water dowsing," Templin said. "But I suppose it shocks people to hear
me' talk seriously about it, too:"
Templin knows that water dowsing .works but he isn't sure
He has a theory that the divining rods move and thus
indicate the presence of water by exaggerating tiny, involuntary movements of
These wrist movements are caused, he theorizes, by changes
in the earth's magnetic field.
This isn't, so far fetched as it sounds, since a British
scientist has proved that abrupt changes in the magnetic field as small as a
fourth of 1 percent can be sensed by the body and recorded by
electrocardiograph and electroencephalograph.
To cause the minute wrist movements that are
"amplified" by the divining rods, a definite change in the magnetic
field is needed. For this reason, according to Templin, the water-witching
reaction is seen only where the change from dry to wet is abrupt and
Holding a divining rod over an underground pool of water
would not cause the rod to react. It is the change that does the trick.
"At first I wouldn't admit I was interested in water-witching,"
Templin said. "But it got about and even though I was a little
self-consciousness, I have been able to prove it works to a lot of men whose
word can't be doubted."
Templin has proved it works to A. H. Hollander, Caltech professor emeritus of hydraulics and now
a consultant to Byron Jackson, and to his fellow engineers at the Vernon
division of Borg-Warner.
Many scientists at the Ingersol
Research Center of the Borg-Warner Corp. at Des Plaines, Ill., have been convinced by Templin that there's something to what they
thought was nonsense.
Templin quotes A. B.
Cleaves, professor of geology at Washington University of St. Louis, who says:
"I take my
students water dowsing to teach them scientific humility. "
Novas Seen As Dwarf Sun's Death Waltz
(From the Los Angeles Times, Feb. 11, 1962)
Hot blue dwarf suns forced by gravity into a kind of
frenzied death waltz with cooler but. larger red companion suns my be the
secret of one of astronomy's oldest mysteries-exploding suns or novas."
One of the best known novas is Nova Herculis, which
exploded in 1934 and for a few days became the brightest star in the sky.
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Another interesting nova is Nova Sagittae, a repeater that
exploded in 1913 and again in 1943.
It has been suggested that the Star of Bethlehem was such
a nova or exploding star.
Robert Kraft, Caltech astronomer at Palomar Observatory,
says dwarf suns that explode into novas suddenly become about a hundred times
Ordinary, or middle-sized novas, become 100,000 times
brighter, and the biggest of all, the supernovas, become a million times
Kraft believes that the transference of one of the
universe's hottest fuels, hydrogen, may be the cause of dwarf novas, and
perhaps of novas and supernovas as well.
The dwarfs are so faint that Kraft had to study them
through the 200-in. Hale reflector on Mt. Palomar, the world's largest
telescope managed jointly by Caltech and the Carnegie Institution.
In each case the dwarf, hot, blue sun was locked by the
force of gravity into a whirling embrace with a nearby larger, cooler red
In every case Kraft studied he found the exploding sun of
such a double system was the hot, blue dwarf. The larger red suns were about
the size of our own sun.
The two stars or suns revolved round each other at great
speed. The time required for them to orbit each other ranged from 3˝ to
slightly less than 9 hours.
Because they are so close, the pull of gravity from the
blue star continuously drags hydrogen from its cooler red companion.
It is this hydrogen that provides the fuel for the sudden
explosion of the dwarf nova, Kraft believes.
Double stars are very common, according to Kraft. About 25
per cent of all stars are parts of such a double-star system. Most of them,
however, are too far apart to allow gravity to drag hydrogen or other matter
from one to the other.
For those who worry about our own sun suddenly turning
into a nova-dwarf, middle-sited or super wouldn't make much difference to
us-Kraft has good news.
Our sun is not one of those that has a hot, blue,
aggressive dwarf companion star.
Unusual Power Of Yogis
(From San Francisco Chronicle)
Don't sell the Yogis short-they really can do at least
some of the things they claim, a psychologist said yesterday.
Dr. Marion Wenger of the University of California at Los
Angeles Psychology Department, using modern medical instruments in an
investigation of Yogi in India, found Yogis who could:
Slow the heart beat almost to a stop.
Reduce the strength of the heart beat to a point where it
could be heard only with electronic instruments.
Live in an ice-cold cave almost naked and even sweat on
command. Wenger did not find any Yogis who could walk through fire unharmed,
stick needles in themselves without bleeding, or emerge alive after being
buried in a pit. He doesn't say they can't do these things; just that none
agreed to do them under scientific conditions. UCLA released a portion of
Wenger's findings yesterday. In an interview Wenger told how he obtained them.
He and Dr. B. K. Bagchi of the University of Michigan
medical school traveled through India for five months in 1957 studying Yogis in
action. Whenever they found one who would submit, they taped electrodes on his
skin and asked him to perform while they measured heart action, breathing,
brain waves, skin temperature, etc.
"We found several who could slow the heart down to
where no beat could be detected even with a stethoscope for three to four
minutes," Wenger said, "but there was always a pulse somewhere, if
only in the finger."
How could they do this?
"Anyone can do it, with practice," said Wenger.
"You take a deep breath, hold it and contract your chest and stomach
muscles. This retards the return of blood to the heart through the veins and decreases
the heart's output. It's the result of physical action, not mental at all.
The only truly mental feat Wenger found was the ability of
one Yogi to sweat at will.
"This man had spent parts of two winters in caves in
the Himalayas," says Wenger. "During such periods, usually alone and
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unclad except for an animal skin, most of his time was
spent in meditation, seated quietly on another animal skin."
"The cold distracted him and his teacher advised him
to concentrate on warmth and to visualize himself in extremely high temperature
situations, telling him that then he would acquire bodily warmth. He reported
gradual success after about, six months of practice. Later he found that in a
moderate climate the same practices produced not only increased sensations of
warmth but perspiration."
Wenger said he was helped in finding cooperative Yogis by
Swami Kuvalayananda, a Sanskrit scholar and educator who, he said, is. about
the only Yogi in India interested in Western science."
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UFOS IN SOUTHWESTERN OREGON
(The following is the second in a series of two articles
about sightings of unidentified flying objects in the Trail Creek Shady
Cove-Prospect area of southwestern Oregon, located about twenty miles north of Medford
and some fifty-five miles east of Merlin. -The Editors.)
The UFO sightings recorded in Carroll Watson's book cover
a wide range. The list of things seen varies from white lights to star like
objects to silvery colored solid appearing vehicles. But all of the 37 sightings
Watson has recorded have one thing in common. Fairly complete data has been
compiled in each case, enough to indicate that the object viewed probably could
not have been any type of conventional craft. Almost half of the sightings in
the report occurred during 1961, principally because Watson did not actually
start compiling his record until about two years ago.
Here are some more of the more spectacular of the
In 1950 (the exact day is not known) two young men were
driving on a logging road in the Big Butte creek area when they saw a large
reddish lighted object. which was very close to the ground, if not on it, about
a quarter of a mile away. It seemed to be a solid object, although the
brilliance of the light made it hard to distinguish. Two hounds who were with
the men acted very scared, and they kept
shaking their heads as if their ears hurt. Almost
immediately after they saw it, the object rose straight up to 150 to 200 feet
and as it did the color changed to an are welder's blue, then back to a fire
red again as it stopped. From this point it started moving in a northeasterly
direction retaining its fire red color and proceeding in a forwards, backwards
motion similar to a lantern light held by someone while walking. When it was a
half mile away it changed to blue again and made a great circle to the east,
eventually disappearing in the vicinity of Mount McLoughlin. When the object
returned after making the great circle, the men felt uneasy, thinking that
perhaps they were being watched by someone in the object and were about to
leave in a hurry when the UFO disappeared. They found that the two frightened
hounds had already left in a hurry, and the dogs weren't found until two days
On Oct. 4, 1961, about 5 p. m., two women from Prospect
were driving on highway 62 when they saw two objects floating from southeast to
northwest barely clearing the tree tops. The objects were identical in shape,
size and color. They appeared to be about 50 feet in length and were cigar shaped
with no wings or propellers, no evidence of openings and no smoke or vapor
trails. Both appeared to be made of a material resembling milk glass. They
crossed an area of sky estimated at two to three miles in about four minutes
and then both disappeared behind a cloud. Moments later, one of the objects emerged
from the cloud and continued on until it disappeared beyond the horizon. The
other object never came out from behind the cloud. The large number of
sightings in the Trail Creek-Shady Cove Prospect area raises speculation as to
whether there is something there which attracts extra-terrestrial craft. While
no definite information on that subject is available, there are a number of
possible factors. One of the residents of the Trail Creek area says there is
quite a bit of uranium there. Not far north of Shady Cove is an area at Tiller,
Ore., where numerous landslides have occurred. And of course the entire area
is only about 40 miles from famous Crater Lake National Park, a lake in the
crater of an old volcano. Mount McLoughlin, some 30 miles east of Shady Cove,
also was volcanic at one time. Perhaps there are some sort of magnetic force
lines in the area.
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Carroll Watson of Shady Cove, Ore., looks over his volume
which records information on 37 sightings of unidentified flying objects in the
Trail Creek-Shady Cove-Prospect area of southwestern Oregon.
Japhalein; Mother-Ship of This Galaxy
This Blanche Pritchett has written herself a book! Some
years ago Tiffany Thayer opened a book with something like this "This
isn't the best book you've ever read, not the worst book, but it's the
damnedest." One is inclined to start the review with a comparable
expression. In the first place she is admittedly an amateur writer; she allows
you to regard her book as fiction if you like, but she assures me it is nothing
of the sort she reaches heights of expression which makes an old-time
professional envious. Also effectively naive is her statement, when out of
words, that she doesn't have them. This glossing over is weirdly dramatic in
Dr. Blanche had known for years that she was
"influenced" by the Archangel Michael. This purpose became known to
her when she was taken aboard Japhalein from an island off the southwest coast
of Florida about two years ago, in some kind of a body that differed not very
greatly from the one she wears around in her day to day work, where Paul (one
Saul of Tarsus?) began to help her recall past times and past lives when she
had visited this ship before, during the thousands of years experts in the
galaxy were building it. It's a self-sustaining interplanetary city, whose
rooms are occupied by "couples," a situation which she doesn't
discuss quite enough for the appetites of the general public. Every man and
woman aboard is an expert in matters quite clearly beyond the abilities of
known Earthian scientists.
As an old science fiction writer I am awed by Dr. Blanche's
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for staying in her body on the Earth and being aboard
Japhalein at the same time. And I am not hinting that the work is fiction.
Actually there is no such thing as fiction. I thought I had written everything
in the line of fiction techniques, including the eternal puzzle of time travel,
or if I hadn't some of my colleagues in the field had, but Dr. Blanche comes up
with something new that sounds reasonable; so reasonable that I'm tempted,
as I know her readers will be, to try it out. Only thing is, I'm afraid it
might work. I've decided to do as Dr. Blanche did; wait for an invitation from
One shakes his head over the idea of a mimeographed
"book." Blanche, to my knowledge, knows little about publishing, but
she has duded up this "book" to the place where almost any woman, UFO
bluff or not, would buy it for the pastels she uses-a different one for each of
the seventeen chapters.
The men aboard Japhalein are handsome, including one of
the lecturers whose name, oddly, is Karl Marx! Yes, the Karl Marx, whose
lectures reveal what he intended by what has become known as Marxism, rather
than what actually happened. One of the first things one would gather about
Karl Marx is he's no Marxist.!
Blanche mentions, in the course of her text-a delicious
naiveté which advertises books she hasn't yet written in the book she is
writing (but why not?) -that one of her forthcoming books is to be EXCALIBUR
(she spells it with a ber ending, which is all right with me) generally
accredited to L. Ron Hubbard of Dianetics and Scientology fame. Ron used to
write science fiction in the days when I did, but he never wrote anything like
Japhalein, as fact or fiction, and he'll be as awed as I am at the immensity of
the conception. It beats me, will beat him, and we were among the first
inventors of this sort of thing. Only ours was always fiction, which
this just plainly isn't ("but you can call it fiction if you wish,"
Blanche wrote me).
Frankly, because I adore and respect the author of
Japhalein (she mentions me twice in the book!) I suggested I review it. I
opened the book gingerly. After forty years as a professional one opens all
first books gingerly. I began to read, wondering as a professional how she was
going to get herself out of this and that technical
dilemma, mouth agape when she managed it. I hadn't
expected to, but I was learning something.
I've been so impressed by Japhalein that I'm going, the
instant I get it, to send her $5.00 for the review copy she sent me. The fact
that she started right out, even though she knew that St. Michael was
"influencing" her, and strung 70,000 words together, borders on the
miraculous. And she thought there must be something wrong with her when she
couldn't find anything to put in her last chapter or two! She didn't even know
that most professional writers of 70,000 word books wonder continually what
they're going to put into the first chapter-and every chapter between
that and the last one!
I could rewrite Japhalein, to give you more of an idea of
its content, but as I look at just what I've written I know it isn't true. I
could neither write nor re-write nor condense it. Only "Dr. Blanche"
could do it justice. Ask questions maybe, when you order Japhalein ($5.00,
Marcap Council, Inc., Lakemont, Georgia.) More naiveté: no discount for cash or
- Arthur J. Burks
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UNDERSTANDING MAGAZINE greatly appreciates the response to
our announcement in the March issue of the launching of a fund for Radio
Understanding, the radio station soon to be erected at Merlin, Ore. As of April
6, a total of $376 had been received from 33 contributors, whose names follow:
Harriet P. Foster, Del Mar, Calf.; Marian Miracle, Ojai,
Calif.; R. D. Baumgardner, Elsinore, Calif.; Walter Gordun, Soquel, Calif.;
Pauline Parrish, West Los Angeles, Calif.; Understanding Unit #9, Santa Cruz,
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Calif.; Harry Hard Butte, Montana; Lewis Van Winkle, Seattle, Wash.; Marian
Nigl, Sayre, Pa.; Bertha Mantzurani, Cleator, Ariz. ; W. J. Panneck,
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Cleator, Ariz. ; Betty Lou Webb, Douglas, Ariz. ; Alyce M.
Alexander, San Jose, Calif.; Mary L. McAlpine, Fairfax, Calif.; Edith Swanson,
San Francisco, Calif.; Edward Grill, San Jose, Calif. Stella Olson, La Habra,
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Understanding Unit #21, Garberville, Calif.; Verna Barker, Riverside, Calif.,
and Elizabeth M. Bradley, Redwood City, Calif.
Other contributions have been received from persons
wishing to remain anonymous.
As mentioned in the March issue, all, contributors to the
radio fund will be acknowledged in this magazine. Certificates of membership in
the Merlin Radio Guild will be issued to all donors of $5.00 or more. These certificates
represent a voice in programming policies of the station. The certificates will
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Several people have indicated that they will contribute
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PLANNING TO ATTEND SPACERAMA?
July 30 and 31 will be Understanding's Days
at the Spacerama, Wash. Space Convention
Dan Fry Will Speak--Films Will Be Shown
Try To Be There On Those Dates
Program and Further Details Will Be
Announced in the Next Issue
A Tribute To Mothers
Out of the Invisible, you have brought me into the
Out of physical inaction, you have brought me into
physical action. Out of joyous travail-even through the Valley of the Shadow of
Death-you have brought me into a new expression of life, for purposes hidden
deep within the Heart of God-the Father, to be revealed to me, when I search
for it diligently.
This Day, YOUR DAY, dedicated to You by the Children of
Mothers, I sit. awhile in meditation upon the Divinity of Motherhood; its
trials, its sorrows, the sufferings of its experience, the wealth of its
remembrances to all Mothers when these children-so dearly bought and paid for,
return unto you that which money could never buy-the joy and happiness of
Therefore, my gift to you MY MOTHER, and to all Mothers on
this Mothers' Day, is a prayer that the true Spirit. of Motherhood become
better known, better appreciated, better understood, and more sincerely
practiced; and that such knowledge, practice and understanding become an
ever-increasing Stream of Divine Illumination, world without end, even as long
as God-the Father, finds a need for Mothers in His
Plan-of-Things-Made-Manifest, both above and below.
-So may it be!
-Sue Ann Gerlach
MOTHER'S DAY, 1959
Los Gatos, California
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HOLD THE PHONE!
Unit #44 wants to take this opportunity to thank all those
wonderful people who have been trying the E.S.P. tests on the third Friday
night of each month-- We appreciate the kind letters of encouragement- We
appreciate the little sidelights you mention when you write wanting the
answers- We appreciate your mentioning the fellowship and excitement which it
is creating, but ---
Please hold the phone on those L.D. calls until after
11:00 P.M., Oklahoma time, or until after the last thirty minutes of the tests
have been run- We'll be glad to give you the information by phone-but only after
the entire series of tests are over.
Trying not to pay any attention to a ringing telephone
seems to require more effort that the sending of information- I guess we're
always afraid it might be somebody calling to tell us the house is on fire or
something like that. Incidentally we're going to be trying something new right
after the tests in the future. All of the group here is going to remain quiet
for five minutes right, after 11:00 P.M. and concentrate on any messages anyone
might be sending our way. If we get any clear cut messages will notify the
party or parties we think the message came from-so watch those thoughts you've
been thinking right after the test.
For Unit #44
Chas. O. Rhoades
2856 N. W. 18 St.
Oklahoma City 7, Okla.
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E.S.P. TEST DATA ON TEST CONDUCTED AT OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.-April 20, 1962.
10:00 to 10:05-Number: 3 (THREE)
10:05 to 10:10-Color of Disc: GREEN
10:10 to 10:15-Ball, block or hoop: BLOCK (YELLOW)
10:15 to 10:20-Card was: NINE OF HEARTS
10:20 to 10:25-Book or magazine was: BOOK, Keep a True
10:25 to 10:30-Mystery Object was: TELESCOPE & TRIPOD
10 :30 to 10:35-Number was: ____
10:35 to 10:40-Colored discs-- W to E: ______
10:40 to 10:45-Ball, block or hoop-W to E: ______
10:45 to 10:50-Five cards, W. to E: _______
10:50 to 10:55-Book or magazine: ______
10:55 to 11:00-Mystery object was: ______
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Do you have a tape recorder? If you do, would you like to
start "talking" with people around the United States and the rest of
Below is a list of individuals who have tape recorders*
and who would like to hear from you on tape. If you'd like to get into tape
"circulation" why don't. you send us your name and address and we'll
list you here too.
William Dyer, 30-22 Main, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
John F. Maxfield, P.O. Box 526, Ann Arbor, Mich., U.S.A.
Mrs. M. E. Nigl, 230 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., U.S.A.
Charles 0. Rhoades, 2856 N.W. 1S St., Okla. City 7, Okla.,
M. A. Saxton, 3228 N. Syracuse, Baldwin Park, Calif., U.S.A.
Mrs. Alta Simpson, R. 2, Box 194, Perris, Calif., U.S.A.
Dr. Harrieta P. Steltz, 2450 Summit Dr., Santa Rosa, Calif.,
Conny Tanasale, 3094 La Corona Ave., Altadena, Calif., U.S.A.
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Magazines For Friendship
Understanding still has magazines available for you to
send to other countries. Please write us for a list of names to which you can
send the magazines, plus a bundle of old Understanding magazines if you need'
MAY, 1962 18
New Unit Welcomed
Understanding magazine is pleased to welcome Unit #52 in
the United States. It is situated at. Fresno, Calif. Officers are Alan Collier,
2123 E. Buckingham, Fresno, president; Shirley M. Saunders, vice president; and
Trudy Mathews, secretary-treasurer.
News of Other Units
As this goes to press, Dan Fry, founder and president of
Understanding, is out on tour. Already reports have been received by the
bulletin board editor from five units which bested him during March and heard
his talk on "Understanding-the Road to Peace." Impressive appearing
newsletters have come from MILWAUKEE, Wisc., unit #50; SAN JOSE, Calif., unit
#25 and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., unit #11, announcing Dan's appearance there.
From TACOMA, Wash., unit #35 comes this account: "On March 24, 1962, Dr. Dan Fry gave a serious and very informative talk... to a small but very attentive
audience at the Odd Fellows Hall, Tacoma. At the close of the lecture a very
interesting question and answer period was held . . . " EUGENE, Ore.,
unit. #26 sent in a lengthy news clipping from the Eugene Register Guard,
reporting on Dan's lecture there in detail.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., unit. #9 has sent us a clipping
that the city's mayor proclaimed March 18-24 as
"World Understanding Week in Santa Cruz.
INGLEWOOD, Calif., unit #15 presented a lecture by Frank
E. Stranges, evangelical minister and former special agent, who spoke on
"My Pentagon Contact" during March.
SAN JOSE, Calif., unit #25 held election of officers
recently. New unit leaders are Harold Freeman, 527A Easy St.., Mountain View, Calif.,
president, Alyce M. Alexander, vice president; Sylvia C. Hopkins, secretary,
and Joy Daniel, treasurer.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., unit #44 has undertaken two projects
for Understanding, Inc., in addition to the tape rental library it has already
established for the benefit of all members. Unit members will compile and
maintain a record of its ESP test and exercises and periodically issue a report
for Understanding magazine. The unit also has begun a list of all UFO and
metaphysical groups in the world. So if you have any confirmations pertaining
to the ESP tests or if you know of a UFO organization that the unit might not
have on its list, please write to Charles Rhoades, Understanding Unit #44, P.O.
Box 5041, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Sayre, Pa., unit. #51 had its first meeting on March 11.
The charter was presented and the articles of incorporation and bylaws of
Understanding, Inc., were read. After the business meeting, Marian E. Nigl,
president, gave a demonstration of the Windsor Radiometer. Explained Mrs. Nigl,
"This little instrument proves that, we can run motors from solar energy,
directly or indirectly. A real engine, although a toy, it requires no fuel, no
lubrication and no repairs and, if handled with care, will operate forever. It
has been manufactured for many years for physics laboratories in schools
throughout the country... " At. its next meeting the unit planned to have
Marie Porter give a lesson in the operation of her, high-powered telescope.
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