For April, 1965
OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN ............................................................................... 2
UNDERSTANDING SCIENCE ..................................................................................... 4
A CHALLENGE ............................................................................................................... 6
SCIENCE AND ASTROLOGY ...................................................................................... 8
YOUR POSTCARDS NEEDED .................................................................................... 10
QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT ............................................................. 10
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING .................................................................................... 11
poet’s corner .......................................................................................................... 14
UFO DAY AT THE NEW YORK FAIR? ....................................................................... 15
bulletin board ........................................................................................................ 16
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EDITOR ........................................................................................... Dr.
DANIEL W. FRY
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Dedicated to the propagation
of a better understanding among all the peoples of the earth, and of those who
are not of earth.
(Every coin has two sides. Understanding magazine is
dedicated to examining both sides. While the Viet Nam situation
is actually a many sided coin, we feel that the following guest editorial is an
accurate presentation of the feeling of many people arid so merits
Having read within 24 hours both the editorial in the
February issue, entitled Hurry Up and Wait, and the news in the press of direct
United States air strikes on points in North Vietnam, followed by world-wide
protests against these actions, I am moved to comment on the editorial, in the
interest of presenting another aspect of the picture, believing it is important
for people of this country to try to think out and understand the reasons for
the situation in which we find ourselves today.
It has been said that the first casualty of war is reason,
and that the second is the loss of freedom to criticize. While we still have
these two faculties available to us, perhaps we could rectify some of the
tragic mistakes we have been making, and make amends for the cruelties we are
inflicting on brothers of different flags and other skin. We seem not yet to
have learned that military might
does not solve any problems, but aggravates existing ones,
and is indeed only an expression of our ignorance, a sign of the bankrupt mind
and the desolate soul-void of compassion.
Seldom in recent years has the public been told so little
truth by the government and been given so many half truths and misleading
statements as in the present case of Vietnam. However, it is possible to dig
out some interesting facts by reading dispatches, articles, and speeches in the
New York Times, Business Week, the Congressional Record, and other sources. I
am not a student of foreign policy but just an ordinary Joe who is trying to
find out what is going on and why the United States is antagonizing a large
portion of the people of the world, and as such I take issue with the editorial
in the following two principal points
(a) Rather than having "created dangerous
misunderstanding throughout the world," by a "continued display of
utter impotence," I think that through our own lack of understanding
of Asian people, their history, their pattern of life, their social and economic
problems, we have aroused a very real resentment and hatred against ourselves
because of our interference in the internal affairs of Asian countries, in our
effort to impose our own ways. (Our membership in the U.N. means that we are
pledged not to engage in this type of interference) Is it surprising that they
feel hostile to us when we burn their villages, poison their crops and condone
the brutal torture of prisoners who are their own countrymen?
(b) The editorial implies that heavy bombing of North
Vietnam would bring the war to an end in 3 days. This is ill founded fantasy,
since the "Vietcong" guerillas are in truth not North
Vietnamese but essentially South Vietnamese in revolt against their own
unpopular and dictatorial government. And although we continually brand them "
Communists" in our press, it appears that the closest they come to this is
that they receive a small portion of their support from communist northern
sources. It is estimated that about 75 to 80 per cent of their material support
comes from the South Vietnamese people themselves, in the form of food, and
captured American arms and ammunition, and that if the North Vietnamese
facilities were completely destroyed the struggle in the south would still
continue. Some of our military people have said that there is no military
solution in the north. But since it is very difficult to
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strike back at guerillas, because they are hard to find,
and in order to make a show of force (no matter whom we kill and injure), we
pick convenient targets in North Vietnam for our air strikes.
Our president has said that we are committed to
"defend freedom" is South Vietnam. The people of this country have never
had freedom. They have never elected their government, and our
presence there only serves to thwart their aspirations in this direction.
Much more could be said, and supported, to show that our
presence in Vietnam in the first place is a tragic mistake, and that we should
halt our military action, each day of which is a cruel imposition upon a people
who have lived for decades in want, hunger, and deprivation. When we mowed in
they had not. had a chance to recover from the miseries of the previous
fighting when they overcame the French attempt at recolonization after World
It is still possible to seek a cease-fire and a negotiated
settlement. Any other course brings the world nearer to the global wreckage and
disaster of a nuclear holocaust.
If we can muster the wisdom to withdraw from a situation
which has no future but tragedy for all concerned, it is to be hoped that we
shall learn by this mistake and withdraw from other areas where we are also
interfering in the internal affairs of the people, particularly the Congo.
The only discernible goal of our foreign policy seems to
be that of resisting communism. This is hardly a worthy aim. Can we hope
to achieve constructive ends with this sort of negative approach? Should we not
light candles instead of cursing, the darkness? To quote from Alan's Message,
"The vital need of your world today is simple understanding between the
people of your nations." With this thought in mind, I would say that every
time we engage in military activity we decrease the gains in
understanding which have already been made. Even the building and preparation
of nuclear, chemical and bacteriological weapons has this affect, resulting
from fear. Isn't it about time that we broke away from these old forms and
started, as a nation, to act like enlightened beings, setting an example of
love and understanding which we have talked about so much.
SPECIAL CASE RELATIVITY AND THE VELOCITY OF LIGHT
The theory of special case relativity advanced by Dr.
Albert Einstein in 1905 is probably one of the best known and least understood
cosmological works in the world today. The reason for the misunderstanding,
which exists almost equally between scientists and laymen, is simply that the
explanatory statement with which the work was prefaced has been ignored and omitted
from almost every subsequent presentation of the work.
Let us, therefore, consider for a moment this forgotten
preface. In it Einstein pointed out that all of the knowledge which we have
concerning the universe about us, and all of the knowledge which we can ever
obtain, must come to us through our senses, since they are our only direct
contact with reality. No matter how large or excellent the telescope, its light
must still pass through our eyes before we can perceive its meaning.
"Therefore," he said, "if we are to formulate mathematical rules
or laws concerning that universe, we must begin with the postulate that what
our senses tell us, is true." This means that if we observe, through a
large telescope, the explosion of a nova in a remote galaxy and, at the same
time observe the eruption of a volcano upon our own earth, we must, for the
purpose of our mathematics, assume that these two events are simultaneous,
because they are so observed, and we have no way of proving that they
This is a postulate which is difficult to accept, because
the faculty which we call `reason' immediately interposes the objection that a
separation in space evolves an elapse of time between the event and our
perception of it.
However, Dr. Einstein pointed out that if we allow our
reason to modify our observations before our mathematics are complete, we will
be evolving a concept whose value is based entirely upon the validity of our
reason rather than the accuracy of our observations. After our mathematics,
based entirely upon our observations, are complete, then we may allow
reason to deal with the results of the mathematics, but until the
formula is complete, we must postulate
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that events which are observed simultaneously, occur
simultaneously, insofar as that observer is concerned, and that
therefore the simultaneity of events is a condition which depends entirely upon
the position of the observer with respect to those events.
Almost any student of physics today, be he a beginner or a
graduate scientist will argue that no man can ever travel from the earth to the
star Alpha Centauri in a period of less than four years be-cause the star is
more than four light-years away, and the "laws" of relativity state
that matter can never move with a velocity greater than that of light. This is
one of the prime fallacies which has been created by misinterpretation of the
mathematics. Actually, the mathematics do not say that man cannot travel
between the earth and Alpha Centauri in less than four years. They say only
that no observer on earth can ever see. him do it. No matter how fast the trip
is made, it will always appear to the earthly observer that the trip required
more than four years.
Let us create an example by which this statement may be
more readily understood. We will assume that we have built a space ship in
which we propose to visit a planet exactly four light years. distant from
earth. We will also assume that we have available to, us air infinite supply of
energy which we can apply in any desired quantity and which can be used to
create an instantaneous velocity so high that we will reach our destination in
a single hour. We will take off from a launching pact which is situated near an
astronomical observatory, operated by a friend of ours who has just developed a
telescope of infinite power and resolution. We have informed him that we
propose to make the trip in one hour, and be has stated his belief that this is
impossible because of the `laws of relativity.' However he has agreed to
observe our progress through his telescope during the entire trip, and so see
for himself how long we will require to reach our destination.
At a prearranged instant we will takeoff and at once
achieve a velocity that will take us to our destination in one hour. After
fifteen minutes we will have covered one quarter of the distance, but we are
now one light year away from the earth and so the light which we emit at this
point will require one year to return to earth, and so will reach the eyes of
the astronomer exactly one year and fifteen minutes after takeoff. He will
therefore note in his logbook
that we required one year and fifteen minutes to reach the
one quarter point.
After we have traveled for thirty minutes we will have
covered half of the distance, but the light which we emit at that point will
require two years to return to earth, and so will reach the eyes of the
astronomer two years and thirty minutes after takeoff.
After an hour has elapsed we will have reached our
destination but the light emitted by the craft will not reach the astronomer
until four years and one hour after our departure from earth. All of the light
which we emit at intermediate points will, of course, arrive at intermediate
times, so that the astronomer could observe us constantly from the moment of
takeoff to the moment of our arrival at our destination.
According to the primary postulate of relativity that we
must accept the evidence of our senses as being valid, the astronomer must
maintain that from his reference point we did not quite achieve the
velocity of light. The fact that we may have returned long before this, that we
may be seated at his side and may perhaps be assisting him in his work, does
not, in any way, affect the validity of his observations or the mathematics of
relativity which he applies thereto. Let us remember, however, the statement
that, "when our mathematics are complete we may allow reason to deal with
the formula which we have created. If we do this, we will not fall into the
common error of confusing relativity with a concept of absolute determinism.
-Daniel W. Fry
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Mankind has crossed the threshold in which technology
promises a new utopian world with its abundance of material wealth, fewer labor
hours and greater leisure. But these revolutionary changes and prophesied
promises bring with them also new challenges. The challenge to civilization
comes not from nuclear weapons, for surely man's moral integrity will withhold
their destructive uses, but rather from tile need to promote man's spiritual
nature in keeping with his scientific achievements.
Years ago, speaking with reference to the first atomic
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Madame Chiang-kai Shek said, in essence: May tile
spiritual maturity of man ever equal his scientific ingenuity. Though the
statement was a provocative challenge to man's use of civilization-annihilating
nuclear energy, its significance is applicable to our technological era as
well. We must pause in our rapid scientific progress to evaluate man's total
position in both areas-spiritual and scientific.
The reading of any publication today brings before us the
ingenuity of scientific creativity. We have reached a stage of intellectual
propulsion in which the knowledge of the past, so laboriously accumulated, has
been so coordinated and combined as to produce new possibilities and
extensions, seemingly limitless in scope. Alan's material environment, with its
attendant social ramifications, is changing so rapidly that our lives have but
little relationship to the past, even to the past of our own lifetime!
Automation and its promises of push-button living, in tile
factory and the home, will make necessary many social adjustments. Electronics
and tile "electric brain" not only simplify accounting practices and
statistical studies, but reduce by years the computations and calculations of
scientific studies. Electronic brains are thus further speeding the advance of
technological developments, thereby increasing the impetus of change in our
Atomic research with its years of groundwork behind closed
laboratory doors is now evident in our way of life. Contrary- to popular
belief, ninety percent of tile research is for "peacetime"
application rather than the military. As the laboratory doors are opened and
the "atomic age" is realized more fully, man hours of labor will be
considerably reduced even as the material standard of living reaches new
In other areas scientific ingenuity is undergoing similar
revolutionary advances, and many ideas have already passed test stages. Jet
propulsion, speed faster than sound, earth satellites and projected
colonization of the moon and planets are no longer fantastic day--dreams. In
today's fabulous world scientific imagination is quickly translated into
As technological change demands less of man as a producer,
it will give him more of that precious leisure for which lie has yearned all
through history. Estimates, conservatively stated, indicate that in 30-50 years
men may be needed only four hours per clay, fewer
clays per week to contribute their share to a higher
standard of living for all. Perhaps this time schedule is more accurate for the
United States than elsewhere presently, but the radical change in the
production-consumption equation will become world wide in time.
So much then for the scientific ingenuity, which will
undoubtedly seek new tangents as present possibilities are confirmed and become
But what of man's spiritual maturity? Has it kept, pace,
relatively, with his intellectual achievements? Is it sufficient that we
acquire the utopian ideal of material comfort and adequate leisure if we are
unable to live more fully and richly on a higher level than as mere consumers?
Civilizations do not long survive on a diet of "bread and circuses."
Is not now the time to consider how we may prepare men to
live lives more significant-more spiritually rewarding in this era of
technological abundance? Must we not educate ourselves to a state of inner
self-sufficiency in order that we need not. spend our new found leisure merely
as consumers of the entertainment productivity of others? How boring will be
endless hours of television, or of constant speeding from place to place, even
though it be to the moon, merely to kill time!
Because change in the future will be ever more rapid, it
will be impossible to merely gradually adapt ourselves to the new environment
change creates. We must anticipate the modifications necessary in personal and
social living and prepare ourselves so that the impact of the new will find us
ready. The children of today will live in this future. Should not our present
educational insights be so directed that the years ahead may bring spiritual
enlightenment and growth along with physical plenty and comfort? Our lack of
foresight, or inadequate preparation now, for the full measure of life's change
in an advanced Technological Era can and may lead to inestimable damage and
decadence for future generations. If we are but "children in the morning
of time," as someone has so beautifully expressed it, our spiritual
capacities are there, needing but the proper stimulation and guidance to reach
a full flowering. Man may reach heights, inaccessible even to our thoughts as
yet, even as were the present scientific achievements but fifty years ago.
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We must somehow educate all men, despite differences in
their innate capacities, to an awareness of their own worth and dignity, to a
realization of their own potential, vary as it does with individuals. We must
make men conscious of the fact that mere vegetative existence, no matter how
pleasurable physically and mentally, is not the end-not the goal of the
travails experienced by all life forms since the first amoeba announced the
miracle of life itself. For some higher destiny was man and his soul created!
Man must become as acutely aware of his spiritual possibilities as he is
presently of his intellectual abilities. Leisure should provide for him the
stepping stones to future spiritual growth, for the development. of those finer
sensibilities which have been so long dormant, as he struggled merely to keep
body and soul together.
The challenge confronts us: How is man to greet his
changing world with a spiritual enlargement commensurate with his scientific
achievements? We must foresee and plan for a future which will avoid spiritual
poverty in the midst of technological abundance!
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(This is the first installment of a two part. article
concerned with unknown forces in our environment Here are given the results of
scientific researches. The concluding article will present the relationship of
the wisdom of ancient astrologers to modern findings. It is suggested that Part
One be retained and reread in conjunction with Part Two.)
Think back over the past few days. Can you recall
something you did on the spur of the moment for which there seemed to be no
rhyme or reason-something impulsive-something which if you'd stopped to think
about you might have done differently? It's only natural on occasion to act
impulsively. But why? What triggers these sudden inclinations to act? Call it
instinct, intuition, insight-or you might flippantly explain your action by
saying, "Oh, I just had a way-out brain wave." And, believe it or
not, you might be right! Scientific experiments during the past two decades
have disclosed evidence that brain cells may be impelled by electromagnetic
charges or rays from outer space. Could it be that astrologers' learned this
many centuries ago?
Since the beginning of time men have looked to the heavens
for guidance and wisdom. Philosophers and theologians of all religions have
long believed that humanity depends for its existence and welfare on ethereal
energy. Until about a century ago scientists were reluctant to accept the
possibility of unknown forces in our environment. But during the nineteenth
century, mounting evidence to prove that such energy exists has stimulated more
and more re-search and investigation of such phenomena. Physicists and scientists
have discovered that the universe is interlaced with an intricate network of
electromagnetic waves and rays-radio waves, Hertzian waves, microwaves,
infrared, ultra-violet, X rays, cosmic rays, and other unidentified radiation
emanating from outer space.
During this same era, chemists, physicians, psychologists
and biologists have also been busy, and have observed that laws governing plant
and animal life seem to be as regular and automatic as those governing the
movement of planets.
Ten years ago Bruce Bliven, a student of modern science,
stated in Popular Science magazine: "The human nervous
system--brain, spinal cord, and nerves-contains what is substantially a
wet-cell electric battery, generating a direct current of about a tenth of a
volt ... As each section of nerve fiber receives an electrical impulse it
triggers a reaction in the neat section, so that impulses travel instantly to
and from the marvelously intricate message centers of the brain."
Dr. Harold S. Burr, professor emeritus of anatomy at Yale
School of Medicine, agrees that the nervous system is an extremely efficient
receptor of electromagnetic energies.
Additional evidence comes from Dr. Charles H. Bachman of
General Electric Research Laboratories who designed a device with which he
detected and measured hitherto unknown direct electric currents deep in the
nerve systems of the brain and in the neuron cables of the backbone and limbs.
From his research, be identifies the inputs which maintain these currents as
electromagnetic. forces in our environment.
All this tends to support findings of Dr. Wilhelm Fliess,
German physician, who more than a half century ago charted data on thou-sands
of people over a period of twenty years. Dr. Fliess identified two basic cycles
in human nature: a 23-day- physical cycle of vitality,
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strength, resistance; and a 28-day sensitive cycle of
mood, sensitivity and Feelings. These were later corroborated by Dr. Alfred
Telscher, a professor at Innsbruck University in Austria, who charted data on
several thousand students to determine whether there might be a rhythm of clear
thinking and alertness. As a result of his research, Telscher identified a
third cycle-a 33-day intellectual cycle of memory-, alertness and reasoning
Studies in Switzerland and Germany- suggest that these
cycles are merely a gentle ebb and flow, and are easily overridden by will
power, habit and learned skills. Other studies have determined that people are
not ordinarily aware of cyclic rhythm within themselves; they think of their
good days as normal, and blame their dismal periods on the \weather, illness or
unpleasant and unfortunate social incidents.
There is also evidence to suggest that weather and
earthquakes may be influenced by the axes of planetary magnetic fields.
We know that there are clocklike cycles in the habits of
plants, animals, fish and birds. And children-before reason steps in to
complicate their lives-react simply- to the world about them. And what about
the coincidence of similarity in behavior and thinking of twins? Here is
evidence that people born with identical aspects of time, place and hereditary
physical and mental tendencies, react much the same to identical cycles and
This raises the question of whether ancient astrology may
have based its findings on the discovery-or awareness of ethereal forces
without having identified or isolated them. As to the credibility of
astrological theories, there are many arguments pro and con.
-Albert W. Bailey
(To be continued)
Have you mailed in your post card to Radio KSJO, Aborn
Road, San Jose, Calif., indicating your interest in the proposed half hour
program by Dr. Daniel W. Fry "on the subject of space with full coverage
of the UFO field?" Indication of public interest is needed to launch this
valuable educational series.
Write, wherever you may live, for this initial offering,
well received, could and should encourage other stations to offer similar
coverage. Thank you for your cooperation.
The following two questions have been received from Junior
High School students.
1. Is there life on Mars and Venus?
The question undoubtedly refers to life -- human -- as we
know it on earth. My. answer is Yes, there is life, similar to earth life on
these planets. Our information indicates that though the internal structure of
the Martians and Venusians differs from ours, they are very similar to us in
Their personality traits are much like ours also, but in
their more advanced intellectual state, they no longer express the negative
qualities of earth man.
Because of the differing internal structure of their
physical bodies, the Martians and Venusians need a three day adaptation period
in their space drips before attempting any prolonged stay on our planet. This
period is required to adjust their bodies to our magnetic field, temperature,
atmospheric structure and pressure, humidity, etc.
2. Does the study of UFOs and related fields make for a
The answer to this question is dependent upon the nature
of the investigator. Our answer to the question is yes. Again, we can only
express our feeling, for the acquisition of information about such vast and
beautiful subjects naturally gives one much satisfaction. Such information
enables one to appreciate his own nature and his place in the universal order
As to becoming a better person: What makes you think that.
you are not all right as you are? Remember that you are a definite part of the
Divine as you always have been. For this reason we will not, say that the study
and interest in UFOs or any other subject will make you better.
(Next month: Deimos and Phobus and the Mars Probe)
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(The following article was written by Thomas H. Kuchel,
senior senator from California. It is reprinted from the C.T.A. Journal.)
Americans are keenly aware of the :;rave and evil hazards
to our freedom and our way, of life which international communism is dedicated
to destroy. We confront another evil, equally offensive to all free Americans,
in the zealots which make up the self-styled "I-am-a-better-American-than-vote"
For an extended time last year I received 60,000 letters a
month of which an estimated 10 per cent was what I choose to call "fright
mail." The fright peddlers "knew" that a military exercise in Georgia
was actually a takeover of the United States by the United Nations. They
"knew" that Chinese communist troops were massed on the Mexican
border, prepared to attack California. Hence, they "knew" that
members of the Congress were traitors to the U.S.A. because they refused to
acknowledge these alleged sinister threats.
In their frenetic, misguided zeal to fight communism, they
called General Eisenhower a communist-and they heaved their venom on the late
President Kennedy, calling him a communist agent. Indeed any decent,
self-respecting citizen who declined to swallow the mishmash principles of
radical right group automatically found himself labeled a communist.
Clutching at half-truths and downright falsehoods, the
fright peddlers fabricated hoaxes, frightened Americans and diverted our
attention from the real menace. They sowed suspicion and hated, undermined
faith in government and its institutions and leaders.
I am deeply concerned about the right wing extremists, not
because of the noise they make, but because they are Americans and not agents
of foreign powers. The letters they write betray hysteria often amounting to
paranoia. Obviously uninformed, the fright peddlers accept no explanations,
preferring to cling to their fears.
It is my earnest hope, however, that the education of our
youth in the generations ahead will make the rise of the right. extremists
simply a brief historical incident. I share with you teachers a belief that our
best. defense against extremism of either right or left rests in the
enlightenment and the faith of our citizens.
Faith in the power and integrity of our Government and
belief in the values of the American way of life are built on knowledge. A
citizen can find no better document on which to base his knowledge than the
fundamental law of the land, the Constitution of the United States of America.
A living, and dynamic thing, the Constitution cradles the Bill of Rights, our
guarantee of freedom.
I commend the teachers of California for their continuing
diligence and their intelligent dedication to teaching the principles of the
Bill of Rights. I am confident that as each American child grows up in full
understanding of his heritage he will discard extremism of all kinds.
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Recent UFO Sightings
clipping from Minnesota stated that a Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) official at
Hibbing, Minn., said he is sure an unidentified flying object (UFO) sighted on
the 12th of February was not a plane. Three reliable reports on the sighting
were received, the first by three Duluth residents - William McEwan, Chairman
of Science at the University of Minnesota, Duluth Branch, his wife, and D. A.
Jackson, a mathematics professor.
A March 5th report from Florida states that John Reeves of
Brooksville, Florida, "saw and had contact with a figure aboard a flying
object or saucer. . . He claims his visitors left parchments with mysterious
writings on them but no one has seen them."
The February 28th Medford Mail-Tribune of Oregon
reports that two Roque Valley residents saw strange lights in the sky between 3
and 4 A.M. One report was of "a number of large lights . . . some
appearing as large as truck tires." The other report was of a
"star-like object which seemed to fall and theft stay- in the same spot
for 25 minutes, at times emitting beams of light, then disappearing." From
Elmira, New York, comes a news clipping chafed March 3rd
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stating that mystery still surrounds the reports of the
UFO in the area of East Hill "The latest reports were about evenly divided
between sightings of a slowly moving object with lights at the end of so-called
wings with a revolving light in the middle, and reports of two streaking balls
of fire seen for several seconds, followed by a sonic boom."
Newspapers and radio station switchboards were jammed
March 5th in Sydney, Australia, with call. of a "flying saucer" over New
South Wales. Members of the astronomical Society in New South Wales said they
saw lights almost directly overhead daring their weekly meeting at the Belfield
Observatory. These, they said, could have been "meteorites fragmenting on
contact with upper layers of the atmosphere." The Royal Australian Air
Force said no planes were in the area where the sightings were reported.
Colored Bands On the Moon
(From New Zealand Herald, Sept. 16, 1964)
WASHINGTON -- Tow scientists at the Goddard space flight center
at Greenbelt, Maryland, reported that they had sighted through a telescope two
reddish panels and one bluish band on the face of the moon.
Mr. Saul It. Genatt, astronomer and station manager for
the Goddard optical research facility, said he and an electronic technician,
Mr. Edwin Reid, saw the colored bands on August 25 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. (1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on August 26, New Zealand time).
The hands were over the crater Aristarchus, on the
north-west quadrant of the moon.
Mr. Genatt said that through a 16-inch telescope they saw
two distinct reddish bands over the southern part of the crater and a bluish
band over the northern part.
The bands were roughly parallel and the reddish bands were
of equal thickness-about four or five miles. The longest reddish band was about
35 miles in length. It was the most southerly of the three.
The other reddish band, just above it., was only two or
three miles away and about 30 miles long.
Mr. Genatt said: "Up in the northern part of the
crater, about 20 miles from the northern reddish band, was a bluish band about
15 miles long.
"All the bands ran an east-west direction, roughly
parallel to each other.
"The colors were very prominent at first-the reddish
bands were really red and the other was quite blue. As time passed the
intensity of the colors weakened."
Mr. Genatt said that he and Mr. Reid had been checking the
mechanical operation of the telescope and Mr. Reid noticed the lunar colors by
He had no basis for any speculation what the bands were.
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Path to Peace
The path to peace is strait
and narrow everywhere,
Men seeking it on earth
This onward drift. toward
peace talks few mortals share,
Not all their walks nor words
have any pith.
Let hearts look inward. Each
road starts within;
Nor love nor hate subsists
save by man's will.
To our lame natures we are
blind as sin,
Yielding to the least
strenuous way. Peril
Still must be weighed for it
threads every road,
Conscience defies it in her
passion for peace.
A stunt man on a tightrope,
mind forms her code
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Be vigilant lest friend, foe
and sun cease.
Receive with love the rancor
our days bring,
Gently-the way is love, fold
peace. Time's burning.
- Margaret Diorio
We all have a share in the
We all have a part in the plan
What does it matter what duty
Falls to the lot of man.
Someone has blended the
Someone has carried the stone
Neither the man nor the master
Ever has builded alone.
Making a roof from the weather
Building a house for the King
Only by working together
Have men accomplished a thing.
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From Timothy Green Beckley, of the Interplanetary News
Service (3 Courtland Street, New Brunswick, N. J.) comes the announcement that
he is serving as Coordinator for a proposed International UFOlogist Day in 1965
at the New York World's Fair. The UFO Day would also serve as a world Flying
This project "can become a reality with the
co-operation of all international Flying Saucer Groups ... A Global Gathering,
if possible, would capture the imagination and interest of many. .." To
implement this proposal "we must unite our enthusiasm and mutual interests
by clasping hands in friendship across oceans and continents to prove our
dedication to the awes-inspiring feats of visitations from other worlds, possibly
from unknown star systems."
For further details concerning the plans for the World
Fair UFO Day and how you may contribute to its reality and success, please
contact Mr. Beckley at the above address. Your cooperation is needed and will
Santa Cruz Reports
On February 24th the Santa Cruz #9 Unit sponsored a talk
by Sid Padrick about his contact with a spacecraft near his home at La Selva
Beach, Calif., on January 30th.
Mr. Padrick 45, is a TV repair man and operates an Amateur
Short Wave Station. lie is skilled along these lines but does not claim higher
learning. He has served in the Air Force.
A clear description, with illustrations, of his contact,
was given by Mr. Padrick. He mentioned that while on the Craft he was asked if
he would like to pay respects to the Supreme Deity. He was then taken into a
room that appeared to represent a chapel. He walked what seemed to be a
triangle from where he sat and knelt, giving "thanks" for his
experience. He said that something happened to him that made him feel nearer
the Presence than ever before, and he knows this has changed him.
When Mr. Padrick asked the space beings why he was
selected, as he had no formal scientific education though he was a keen
ob-server, he was told that no one could have understood anymore than he did
through an experience similar to his.
The New Age Press has contacted him to write his story.
Radio Station Donors
Gifts for Voice of Understanding have recently been
received from the following friends: Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Maupin, Los Angeles, Calif.,
Mrs. Frances Wyatt, Sonoma, Calif; Mrs. Marcella
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Fortune, Loma Linda, Calif; Mrs. M. S. Erlewine, Big Bear
Lake, Calif., and Mrs. Marian Nigl, Sayre, Pa.
New Membership Chairman
As personal circumstances made it necessary for Mrs.
Florence Twitchell to resign as Membership Chairman of Understanding, Inc., we
are happy to announce the appointment of Mrs. Elizabeth Nesbit (4585 Bandini
Blvd., Riverside, Calif. 92506) as the new Chairman. Thank you, Flo, for work
clone! Thank you, Pat, for work to be done!
Riverside Unit Active
Mrs. Caroline Knuckles writes that Unit #22 of Riverside, Calif.,
is already in the process of a very active year. Lectures to date have included
Orfeo Angelucci, Dr. Leon De Sablo, and Rev. Hamid Bey, with Riley Crabb
scheduled for the April 11th meeting. Lectures are held at 2:30 at the. Isaac Walton hall, 2900 block of Dexter Ave., in Riverside.
The Unit also has regular workshops as listed: The First
Monday of the month, Teska Study Group; Second Monday, Urantia Study Group;
Third Monday, Morse Fellowship Study Group. Business Meetings are held the last
Monday of each month.
Mr. Robert A. Crichton announces that he is planning
another Understandorama at Harmony Grove, Calif., for the weekend of May 29th
through the 31st. The panel of speakers is now being readied, and as usual will
cover studies in many areas of New Age thought.
Dr. Daniel W. Fry is scheduled to speak to Unit 21 at
Miranda, Calif., on the evening of April 8th, en route to the Director's
Meeting to be held in Fresno, Calif.
Fresno Unit 52 will sponsor a public lecture by Dr. Daniel
W. Fry on Sunday, April 11th, at 1:30 in the Oriental Room of the Towne and
Country Lodge, 3093 North Highway 99, Fresno, Calif. Please contact Claudia
Owens, 1305 North 8th Street, Fresno, for further information.
Arrangements have been completed for the lecture by Dan
Fry on April 18th at the Knickerbocker Hotel, Hollywood Room, 1714
Ivar Street, Hollywood, Calif. The lecture will be at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, under the sponsorship of Mrs. Florence Verrico and Mrs. Jessica
Lectures by Colonel Arthur J. Burks have been set for:
April 8, Yucaipa Unit 61, on "True Believers,"
at 8 P.M. at Park Cottage, Yucaipa City Park on Seventh Street
April 16, Orange Unit 7, on "Never Stop
Searching" at 8 P.M., Community Clubhouse, Center Lounge, 1104 W. 8th
Street, Santa Ana, Calif., and
April 24, Inglewood Unit 15, on "When Time Shall Be
No More," at 8 P.M. at the Women's Clubhouse, 820 Java St., Inglewood, Calif.
Lectures are open to the public and admission is by donation.
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