For October, 1966
THROUGH UNDERSTANDING .................................................................... 2
THE CONCEPT OF PEACE ......................................................................................... 3
THE PEACE ISSUE ....................................................................................................... 4
WILL YOU HELP RESTORE PEACE? ...................................................................... 5
THE RESEARCH ............................................................................................................ 5
THE GANDHI PEACE FOUNDATION ........................................................................ 5
"AUM" IN MEXICO ......................................................................................................... 7
PEOPLE TO PEOPLE ................................................................................................... 7
SYNCHRONIZED PRAYERS ....................................................................................... 9
THE UNIVERSAL ALLIANCE ...................................................................................... 9
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PEACE ............................................................. 10
THE EXPERIMENT IN INTERNATIONAL LIVING ................................................... 10
PEACE PILGRIM ............................................................................................................ 12
Poet’s corner .......................................................................................................... 13
book reviews ............................................................................................................ 15
bulletin board ........................................................................................................ 17
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EDITOR .......................................................................................... Dr.
DANIEL W. FRY
asst. editor ............................................................................ kerttu
circulation manager ........................................................... edna
staff artist ................................................................................... gus
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VOLUME XI OCTOBER, 1966 NUMBER
Dedicated to the propagation
of a better understanding among all the peoples of the earth, and of those who
are not of earth.
The great difficulties which earthmen have experienced in
their attempts to achieve a state of peace stem largely from the fact
that hardly anyone has a precise and definite understanding of the meaning of
Your editor once defined "Peace" as being
"the hectic interval between two wars, when nations are struggling to
recover from the devastation of the last, and at the same time, are frantically
working to create even more devastating weapons for use in the nest!"
This description of the term peace was, of course, given
only to illustrate the common belief that peace is simply the absence of war.
Of course this is the first definition which is found in most of our
dictionaries, but there are many other aspects of the word which are also
given: "public quiet," order, security and freedom from disturbance.
The synonyms are harmony, concord, amity, reconciliation, tranquility and
A careful consideration of the definition and the synonyms
will indicate that peace is not so much a state of the nation as it is a
condition of the mind.
Appeals to the world for peace are only as effective as
to the individual mind and conscience of man, for it is within
the mind and conscience of man that peace must be born.
Amity, tranquility and serenity can only be achieved
through successful living, and successful living requires a continuing
compromise between man and his fellowman. It must, however, be a true compromise
and not a complete surrender by either party.
Surrender implies a victor and a vanquished. The
vanquished is unlikely to feel either amity or serenity, and the victor will be
incited to even greater demands.
Successful compromise results from true understanding, and
so we see that peace through understanding is more than a mere
motto or catch phrase.
Understanding is the very foundation of peace, both in the
minds of men and in the state of the nation or of the world.
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The Honorable Mr. Justice P. B. Mukharji in a lecture
delivered at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture in Calcutta, India,
spoke of Peace and Understanding. We offer here, for your consideration and
study, Mukharji's concept of peace.
The supreme issue in every age, in every place, is always
has been, and will forever be, peace and understanding. What is peace? and what
is understanding? The two are mutually inter-connected. There can be no peace
without understanding, and there can be no understanding without peace.
Peace is not a negative state. Peace is positive. Peace
is not absence of war. A harassed and perplexed modern world has come to think
of peace in terms of absence of war. We therefore have a sterile peace, which
naturally fails to inspire the human race.
Peace is not a passive attitude, nor a passive condition. Peace
is dynamic. Peace is not rest. It is sustained and ceaseless activity,
informed by knowledge and inspired by devotion and service.
Peace is not comfort. Peace is purpose. It requires
more purposeful planning, preparation, and service than the greatest of
Peace is not death. It is not blind resignation. Peace
is life. It is
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an invitation to accept the challenge of death and
destruction and to transform them.
Peace is not victory. It is beyond victory and defeat.
There can be no peace while the sense of victor and vanquished remains. Peace
is not an interregnum between one crisis and another. It is not a temporal process.
It is the perpetual condition of existence. It is the very fabric and texture
Peace is creative and unitive. It creates and
unite-s. There can be no peace without creative self-expression. Therefore
peace is always new and never monotonous. The environment and social order
which denies self-expression destroys peace.
Peace is total and not fragmentary. The edifice of
peace is to be built brick by brick. The first brick is that the individual
must, be at peace with himself, That is the foundation of all peace. Without this
no peace is possible. If, in the individual, head and heart, instincts and
reason, faculties and feelings, nature and nurture are all at loggerheads with
one another, then he will poison life at every level with his tensions and strifes.
(Extracted from "The Religious Digest,"
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It was proposed at the Annual Meeting of Understanding,
Inc., in October, 1965, that we institute an official research project for the
year 1965-66. It was resolved that the project be a study of peace
organizations, national and international, and that the results of the study be
published in the Understanding magazine.
The task we set for ourselves we found had already been
ably done, far beyond our abilities to achieve, and the results of the study
are to be published in Pathways to Peace by Russell D. Brackett. (See
Undaunted, we now offer you this issue of Understanding,
dedicated to Peace.
We have, during the year, presented in the Understanding
magazine articles concerned with various organizations devoted to peace, as
well as various approaches to peace. The January issue offered "Good Will
Ambassadors"; March, "The United Nations"; May, "Universal
Language Need"; June, "The Story of Esperanto",
July, "The Postal Peace Corps"; and September,
"East-West Center." In addition to the serialization, beginning in
April, of Dr. Daniel W. Fry's "The Great Problem," the February issue
contained an article "How to Abolish War" and the March issue a book
review of Frank Laubach's The Amazing War of Love.
May you find the material now offered, fragmentary as it is,
both helpful and inspiring, worthy of your consideration and study. The
approaches to peace are many, all necessary, until man shall have achieved that
greater understanding of himself and his fellow man that will fuse all
endeavors under the banner of "Love thy neighbor as thyself "
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Lowell Fillmore in the weekly Unity of April 3rd, 1966, offered the following statements under the title "Will You Help to
Remember that peace and harmony were a part of God's
original creation, for He did not create war or inharmony. These conditions
exist only in the world of man ...
War on earth is the result of man's failure to realize his
unity with God ... Since war is caused only by the thoughts in the mind's of
men, war can be eliminated only by a change in men's thoughts . . . If men will
erase wrong thinking from their minds and turn their attention to God's real
universe, the universe of spirit, they can redeem the race from its bondage to
the adverse appearances of the world, and they will then be free to enjoy the
beauty of the realities of creation . . .
After thousands of years man is slowly growing up
spiritually and is gradually learning to understand that he is not merely flesh
but spirit also . . .
However, to inspire more than 2 billion people who live in
the world with the power of God's loving helpfulness will require many times
two or three working together in the name of Christ!
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Given the growing interdependence of nations, the late
Pope John XXIII said, "It is not possible to preserve lasting peace if
glaring economic and social inequality persists among them."
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As Peace is a total way of life it is natural that
approaches to the ideal are many social, legal, political, economic, cultural,
educational, religious and spiritual.
Short presentations of some of the less well-known groups
are offered here to acquaint you with the peoples the world over who seek with
you Peace Through Understanding.
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To the question "Has not the atom exploded faith in
truth and nonviolence?" Gandhi replied, "The two opposing forces are
wholly different in kind, the one moral and spiritual, the other physical and
material. The one is infinitely superior to the other, which by its very nature
has an end. The force of the spirit is very progressive and endless. Its full
expression makes it unconquerable in the world ... What is more, that force
resides in everybody, man, woman and child, irrespective of color of skin. Only
in many it lies dormant, but it is capable of being awakened by judicious
By Gandhi's unique and inspiring leadership the
effectiveness of this "force of spirit" was ably demonstrated in India's
struggle for freedom.
Kaka Kalelkar says of Mahatma Gandhi that "through his
discovery of Satyagraha, he gave hope and dignity to all those who had no arms,
no resources and no organization to fight against the organized might of the
great powers. He showed that with the development of soul-force even a single
individual could start non-violent and peaceful resistance. He restored to
mankind the dignity of the soul and the power of resistance through dignified
self-suffering on a high moral level. But he had not time to show us how to use
this soul force in case of totalitarian warfare-- We have to find out how
Gandhi's technique of Satyagraha can be applied on a mass scale even between
The Gandhi Peace Foundation was formed to further the
ideals and philosophy of Gandhi on a world wide scale. The constitution of the
foundation states its basic objective is "to promote the acceptance by all
peoples of the principles of truth and non-violence in the conduct of social,
national and international affairs."
Inasmuch as Gandhi was a man of action rather than a
philosopher with a systematized thesis of thought it is the purpose of the
Gandhi Foundation to systematize these ideas and methods of work and unfold
their rhythm by a careful study of Gandhi's life and a large volume of writings
that he produced and the speeches he delivered in English, Hindi and Gujarati.
It should also be its effort to understand the significance of the changing
techniques he employed ... and to examine the practical schemes of constructive
work that were organized and pioneered by Gandhi to discover their application
to present world situations.
The Journal of the Gandhi Peace Foundation-Gandhi Marg 37
-- is published quarterly at $2.50 per year. The issue on hand contains such titles
as: Gandhi and the Bomb; Gandhi Between Two Worlds; War and Peace Lovers; and Gandhian
Truth or Christian Love.
The Foundation in 1962 sponsored the Anti-Nuclear Arms
Convention in New Delhi to apprise humanity of the gravity of the present
perilous situation and "to rouse the conscience of humanity to try to
avert the dangers by building up in the minds of men a peace potential which
alone can counteract and subdue the war potential with which the atmosphere is
Pamphlets are available on the subject discussed at, the
Convention and include such titles as: Breakdown of Civilization; Physics and
Politics; and Problems of the Clandestine Nuclear Stock.
Additional information and literature may be had by
writing to The Gandhi Peace Foundation, 221-223 Rouse Avenue, New Delhi 1, India.
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Founder-President J. A. Bautista Orozco issues a call to
all individuals, organizations, brotherhoods and educational institutions to
participate in the activities of "AUM"-Assembla Unica Mundial-which
seeks Peace based upon a respect for the rights of others.
Mr. Orozco promises to distribute, with pleasure, all
classes of literature which do not attack any religion, church or sect, but
which promote Peace, Union and Good Will.
"My objective," says Mr. Orozco, "is the enlightment
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of humanity. All human beings of good-will must unite now
to realize a better world . . . Knowing that, scattered throughout the world,
there is a Spiritual World Family of people who, like ourselves, are working
for the enlightenment of humanity, we have initiated and are organizing a
Universal Movement and campaign, led by widely-spread advance groups consisting
of people studying to practice and spread the True Brotherhood of Man."
He continues, "Our aim is to hasten the People's
World Assembly, to be established as an International Civil Association of
Associations for the furthering of True Universal Brotherhood and Peace-the
establishment of Divine Truth upon Earth."
A bi-monthly Spanish-English publication, "Yoga-or Union"
offers many articles of merit for cultural understanding. Many of the articles
are printed in parallel columns of Spanish/English. Subscription is $5.00 for
We refer you to "AUM," Apartado Postal M-7756, Mexico
1, D. F., Mexico, for further details and explanatory literature.
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It is the belief of those allied with Understanding, Inc.,
that, basically, all wars are caused by misunderstanding in some form, and if
that misunderstanding can be eliminated, wars will cease.
To eliminate such misunderstandings at the grass roots
level, Dwight D. Eisenhower, then President of the United States, in 1956,
founded the People to People Program. The purpose of this program, said
Eisenhower, ''is to take full advantage of all the new and greatly improved
methods of communication and travel to make millions of individual contacts on
a friendly basis . . .among the citizens of all nations. Thus will be promoted
the knowledge and understanding that are necessary ingredients in establishing
a lasting, universal peace with justice."
Originally the People to People program was under the
guidance of the United States Information Agency. However, in 1961, under the
influence and direction of Eisenhower, it was moved to Kansas City as a
private, non-profit corporation. Being divorced from government associations
and acting as a private enterprise the program
has secured the cooperation of individuals in many new
areas, even in the Soviet Union.
While it is governments that declare war and make the
peace, the People to People concept involves "personal diplomacy" in
the service of world understanding. It is the dream of the People to People
program to establish in all countries similar national organizations, these
groups to communicate and cooperate each with the others, ultimately creating a
world federation. Such a federation could be as effective at the
people-to-people level as the United Nations aims to be at the governmental
To effect the ideal of world peace based upon friendship
and human understanding, several specific programs have been established.
Community Chapters are chartered to host foreign
visitors; promote international festivals and cultural exchange programs, and
to arrange for group tours to other lands, either on general itineraries or for
specific interest visits as to schools, farms, industries.
Over 300 American cities and towns have affiliated with
counterparts abroad in the Sister City Program of People to People. The
exchange between cities is of ideas, information and people-to build bridges of
University Chapters exist on a hundred or more
campuses to acquaint the "foreign" students with our ways of life
through home visits, trips, discussions and recreational' opportunities.
Through the program of Classroom Affiliation, more than
two million young Americans have already become acquainted with children in 85
countries. From the kindergarten level through high school, the school groups
exchange ideas and information, scrapbooks, pictures, etc.
For those who cannot travel the Letter Exchange, which
has already matched 120,000 people in 120 countries, offers opportunities for
new friendships and new insights.
Other activities include the donation of technical books
and journals to libraries, and the promotion of sports competitions which build
global goodwill among competitors and spectators alike.
If, as a member of Understanding, Inc., dedicated to the
ideal of "promoting a better understanding among all peoples of
earth," you wish to participate in any of the activities of the People to
People program, write for details to: General Dwight D, Eisenhower, Chairman,
People to People, Inc., Kansas City, Mo. 64141.
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The "World-Wide Divine Love Radiation" leaflet,
printed in Penang, Malaya, and distributed free through the generosity of Dr.
C. H. Yeang, opens with the statement that "Millions all over the world
are daily Praying for Peace and Good Will, in churches,
temples, monasteries and mosques. This is the most effective means the common
man has of fighting fear, hatred and all negative emotions and
You are then invited to spend five minutes a day in
prayer, concentrating on Divine Love, visualizing in turn each country and its
people. That your prayers may be more effective you are enjoined to time your
prayer thoughts with thousands of others, similarly motivated by Divine Love,
according to a Synchronized Time Table. This table gives times and places, all
over the world, where others too are praying with you for Peace in the World.
These "pink prayer sheets" are available through
Understanding, Inc., P. 0. Box 76, Merlin, Oregon, 97532, or in quantity from
Dr. C. H. Yeang, 88 China Street, Penang, Malaya.
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The Universal, Cultural, Humanist, Religious and Spiritual
Alliance for Modern Man was originally conceived in London in 1824, has
undergone several reorganizations, and was restyled to its present status in
Amsterdam in 1962.
Its objective "is fundamentally and solely Cultural
and Humanitarian" and it does not enhance nor favor any single religion,
nation, race or group of people. "All deserve our respect equally. .. Our
spirit. of service and our universality are based on the Golden Rule and the
Brotherhood of Man." The goal is stated as "One God, One Truth, One
Humanity and One Golden Rule of Life. Let us be friends and brothers. No more
wars, frontiers, discrimination, strife or ruthless animosity."
One of the unique features of the Universal Alliance is
its proposal to create a World Museum of the Living History of Man, which seeks
to gather together either the originals or copies of "precious historical
documents" concerning the religious, cultural, humanistic, scientific and
spiritual activities of man all over the world, since the
beginnings of recorded history. It is envisioned that this
museum will be housed in a specially designed ocean liner-a Floating
Island-which will continuously visit the main ports of every country.
Assistance is solicited from individuals and groups.
"You surely can help us if you will look through your trunks, bundles of
papers in your attic, in your garage, or in the garden barn." Such items
as illustrated travel books, encyclopedias of mythology, books of art, charts
of religious, scientific and philosophic activities are mentioned.
If you have a contribution or merely wish additional
information please write to: 13 rue Maurice Arnoux, Montrouge (Seine), France,
or to: Mlle Blanche Ledran, 9953 Westwanda Drive, Beverly Hills, Calif.
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The International Institute for Peace, with headquarters
in Austria, was founded in 1957. Its functions include the publication of two
series of brochures.
One series, "Active Coexistence, or Documents and
Reflections on Political, Economic and Cultural Aspects of International
Cooperation" reflects the wide range of study of the Institute.
Publication of this series was commenced in 1964 and appears in English,
German, French and Spanish. It is designed to "be of service to its readers
by translating articles and documents into four languages, and to bring to the
attention of the public material which is often difficult to find." The
distribution reaches fifty countries.
The other series, "Peace and the Sciences,"
considers the impact of all the sciences on peace and the promotion of peace.
The brochures are issued quarterly in mimeographed form,
at 30 cents a copy. Subjects covered are as varied as the following Practical
Problems of Starting Scientific Research in Newly Developing Countries; Reports
from the Conference on the Economic Necessity of Disarmament; Scientific
Progress and the Future of Mankind; the Palomeres Bomb; Science and Peace, and
many other equally interesting studies.
The foreword to the "Peace and Science" brochure
states, "By its articles of Association the Institute for International
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authorized, among other activities, to transmit, receive
and exchange, documents, to distribute and to publish documentary materials, to
make surveys of opinion, as a service to all who, in one form or another,
promote the cause of peace." However, it is noted, publication does not
necessarily imply endorsement of the views given by the Institute.
To share the thoughts of learned men who have presented papers
on Peace, please write to: International Institute for Peace, Mollwaldplatz 5, Vienna
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"If we are ever to achieve permanent peace in the
world, it will be through understanding, through the exchange of knowledge,
skills, ideas and ideals, and through learning the motivations of others and
how to respond to them." So wrote Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker to Gordon
Boyce, President of the Experiment in International Living. Mr. Bunker further
stated, "I can think of no organization which has made a greater
contribution toward these purposes than the Experiment.."
The Experiment in International Living was founded in 1932
as a non-profit educational organization by Dr. Donald B. Watts and his wife,
at Putney, Vermont. Its primary purpose is to provide an intensive
cross-cultural experience for each participant..
In 1965 it sent 2,214 Americans to live with families in
42 countries, and welcomed 2,403 Experimenters from 103 countries to the United
Regular Experimenters are screened for maturity, range in
age from 16 to 30 and travel in groups of about ten under the guidance of a
trained leader. One month is spent living as a son or daughter of a host family
in another land, a second month in informal travel with the family, or upon a
cooperative work project, and the remaining four or five days in a major city.
Sergeant Shriver in recounting his experiences as an
Experimenter had this to say: "The Experiment taught us some very
fundamental things that, are of importance, I think, to all of us today. First
of all, it taught us that the way to find out about your own world is to
discover somebody else's world .. . The Experiment taught
us to look for the inner spirit of the people and to respect it in every
culture ... The Experiment has been teaching. .. how to get on the side of the
poor and the side of people in another culture. And it's the humble way, it's
the quiet way, but it's the effective way in the long run . . . "
In addition to its regular program for Outgoing and
Incoming Experimenters the organization sponsors other allied activities. The
Experiment encourages community organizations to provide scholarships for
International Ambassadors who, on their return home, share with their community
the summer's experiences with public talks, slides and movies.
The Experiment assists with arrangements and expenses for
incoming Ambassador, as well as for home stays for special business and
professional groups, visiting in connection with academic and field study
The Experiment assists educational and other institutions
in the administration of there overseas programs.
The experiment provides homes for incoming students at U.
S. Colleges and Universities, to afford the students opportunities for
adjustment to our way of life.
The Experiment, since 1961, has trained more Peace Corp
Volunteers than any other private voluntary organization - 185 in 1965. The
Experiment through its School for International Training provides intensive
programs of English language instruction for students, teachers and
Each Experimenter, whether traveler or host, has
"proved that through this demanding but rewarding experience the
individual may make a significant contribution to the cause of international
For detailed information on Experiment, programs, costs,
scholarships, and financial aid, write to: Experiment in International Living, Putney,
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Peace has to be made by positive action, not just negative
abstention. If we would make peace with another there is one sure way to
begin-by- making peace within ourself.
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You may see her walking through your town or along the
highway -- a silver-haired woman dressed in navy blue slacks and shirt, and a
short tunic with pockets all around the bottom in which she carries her only
worldly possessions. It says Peace Pilgrim in white letters on the front
of the tunic and "35,000 Miles on Foot For World Peace"
on the back. She has finished walking those miles, but she continues to walk,
for her vow is: "I shall remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the
way of peace, walking until I am given shelter and fasting until I am given
She walks without a penny in her pockets and she is not
affiliated with any organization. She walks as a prayer and as a chance to
inspire others to pray and work with her for peace. She speaks to individuals
along the way, to groups in cities, through the medium of the news services.
She points out. that this is a crisis period in human history, and that we who
live in the world today must, choose between a nuclear war of annihilation and
a golden age of peace.
"Ultimate peace begins within-when we find peace
within there will be no more conflict, no more occasion for war," says
Peace Pilgrim. She continues, "If this is the peace you seek, purify your
body by sensible living habits, purify your mind by expelling all negative
thoughts, purify your motives by casting out any ideas of greed or
self-striving and by seeking to serve your fellow human beings, purify your
desires by eliminating all wishes for material possessions or
self-gratification and by desiring to know and do God's will for you. Inspire
others to do likewise."
"Some will prefer to work on an interim peace-a
setting up of mechanisms to resolve conflicts in a world where conflicts still
exist-so that although there will still be psychological violence there will no
longer be physical violence. If this is the peace you seek, work on a world
scale for world disarmament and reconstruction, for a world government which
will include all people, for world thinking-placing the welfare of the human
family above the welfare of any nation. Work on a national scale for a Peace
Department to do research on peaceful ways of resolving conflicts, for changing
the function of the so-called Defense Department from destruction to
construction-so much constructive work is needed among the less
fortunate peoples in the world, for the adjustment of our
economy to a peacetime situation-lots of problems to solve here. Get others to
work with you. Of course it is possible to work on both kinds of peace at the
Peace Pilgrim's magic formula for resolving conflicts is
this: Have as your objective the resolving of the conflict-not the gaining of
Her magic formula for avoiding conflicts is this: Be
concerned that you do not offend-not, that you are offended.
“The way of peace," says Peace Pilgrim, "is to
overcome evil with good, and falsehood with truth and hatred with love. The
Golden Rule would do as well. Please don't say lightly that these are just
religious concepts and not practical. These are the laws governing human
conduct, which apply as rigidly as the law of gravity. When we disregard these
laws this frightened, war-weary world of ours could enter into a period of
peace and richness of life-beyond our fondest dreams."
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I helped hard
I watched others help harder
I wish I didn't.
I wish I didn't have to help this way
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I hope I believe I did right
So many people have...
Let me have done the right thing
Let me have done right.
So many people...
I helped hard
Let me have done right..
The Brotherhood of Man
Down through the endless ages,
Man's soul has yearned for peace
And dreamed of bright tomorrows
When strife and war would cease.
But as nation battled nation,
And as empires rose and fell,
Then the dream of peace would vanish
In a firey, man-made hell.
Yes, man's history is written
With a pen of gory red,
And the price of war is counted
In the numbers of its dead.
Have we really learned the lesson
That no war is ever won,
That the gain is far too costly
To each mother's fallen son?
Surely, we must, solve the problem
Facing earth since time began.
We must guarantee the future
And the brotherhood of man.
We must give ourselves for others;
Freely share our time and wealth.
As the Prince of Peace has taught us,
"Love thy neighbor as thyself."
While one comrade still is shackled
By the chains of the oppressed,
We must heed his cry and help him
If we would be truly blest..
What a triumph, what a conquest,
What a victory it would be,
Were all men, in love, united
Working for world harmony!
For when all men love their brothers,
Strife and war will surely cease.
We will find our bright tomorrow
In a world at last at peace.
-Stella MacDonald Colebank
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Pathways to Peace
(Russell D. Brackett, T. S. Denison & Co., Inc. Minn.
If you have ever asked yourself "what can I, as a
single individual, do to contribute to world peace ?" here then is a book
with the answer. Actually there are many answers given, for over 200 names and
addresses of individuals and organizations, dedicated to promoting world
good-will and peace, are provided. You need only make a choice as to whether
you prefer to serve with a group or to work individually-projects are given in
In the words of the author, Russell D. Brackett, "Pathways
to Peace seeks to point out the avenues by which every motivated citizen at
home and abroad can assume a tiny but significant role in creating peace in our
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Mr. Brackett outlines his purpose thus: Two broad avenues
of participation presented in the text open before us. First, the avenue marked
understanding beckons us. This understanding begins logically with
understanding oneself. Then it reaches outward to encompass neighbors in
nations on every continent.. . after this our understanding must seek to
comprehend the full significance of the United Nations organization. .. in
addition... a number of groups and organizations are available if we will but
make use of them... The second avenue emphasizes action based upon
understanding, exploring first the People to People Program, then considering
such areas as world travel, private international assistance programs, personal
diplomacy, youth programs, organized religions, and many others.
Each interesting chapter first details the concept
inherent in the title; then lists the name and addresses of persons and groups
dedicated to promoting the ideal; offers titles of suggested reading materials;
and finally, makes specific recommendations under the caption: What You Can Do.
The text, with its many pathways to peace, thus offers a challenge to each of
us depending upon our individual abilities, interests and resources.
Russell Brackett challenges us to: Remember that peace is
more than a prayer. It must be a policy with each of us. Work and sacrifice are
demanded. Are you willing?
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record, a two language dictionary and two test wheels loaned FREE for 6C days. Your
only cost 5 cents to return the kit to the Esperanto Library, Dept. USI, Middleton,
Dr. Fry Rides Again-But not in a Spaceship
A lecture tour on a hitherto unprecedented scale will be
undertaken by Dr. Daniel W. Fry during the months of October and November. The
tour will begin in San Francisco, where lectures, slides and movies will be
presented in the Crystal Ballroom at 609 Sutter Street, during the afternoon
and evening of October 12 and 13. A number of radio and TV appearances will
precede the lectures.
On the 18th and 19th of October Dr. Fry will be speaking
at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beverly Blvd, Hollywood.
These lectures will also be preceded by radio and television appearances.
After the Convention at Giant Rock, Dr. Fry will lecture
in the Montgomery Theatre, located in the San Jose Civic Center Building, on
October 26 and 27. Following this, of course, will be the Understanding
Convention at Berkeley, October 29 and 30.
About the first of November the Frys will fly (it has not
yet been decided whether they will fly high or low) to the East coast where a
series of large scale lectures are being planned for Dr. Fry by R. C. Allen,
publisher of Best Books Inc. and of Dr. Fry's new book which will be available
All Units, members, and interested persons are urgently
requested to do whatever they may to bring these coming lectures to the
attention of the general public, so that the attendance may justify
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the tremendous effort, time and expense which these lectures
Full details will be forwarded to all who request them.
The Voice of Understanding
Our Founder-President, Dr. Daniel W. Fry, continues to be
"The Voice of Understanding." His latest appearances on TV include a
program on KCBS, San Francisco, Calif., on August 12th; on KTTV, Los Angeles, Calif.,
August 21st., on the Louis Lomax Show; and on KCBN, Roseburg, Oregon, August
Welcome to Unit 73
We are pleased to announce that a new Unit has been added
to the Understanding family, Unit 73 of Springville, New York. The officers of
the Unit, which includes 18 charter members, are President, Robert W. Fiedler (Buffalo
Street, Spring-ville, N. Y.) ; Vice President, Marilyn L. Murphy; Secretary,
Joan F. Fiedler; Treasurer, Thomas A. Czaster; and Sergeant-at-arms, Richard D.
Because of saucer sightings in their area, the Fiedlers
called upon Paul R. Weast, of our Buffalo Unit 37, for some information. Paul
Weast gave the group a slide lecture and a talk on the ideals of Understanding.
Now the group is one with us in our efforts to promote a greater understanding
among all peoples of earth and of those not of earth.
Colonel Arthur J. Burks Lectures
Col. Arthur J. Burks, Director of Understanding, will be
lecturing in Southern California during October. Dates and places are here
given; please contact the sponsor for additional details.
October 8, home of Esther Ellsworth, 10762 Jacinto St., Morongo
Valley, at 2 P.M. Sponsor: Mrs. E. Ellsworth.
October 9, Home of Mr. and Mrs. Lien, Old Castle Ranch,
Old Castle Road, Escondido, 2 P. M. Sponsor: Universal Temple of Divine Wisdom.
October 15, East-West. Cultural Center, 2865 W. 9th St., Los
Angeles, 8 P. M. Sponsor: New Age Questors, Florence Verrico.
October 16, American Legion Hall, 732 N. Sierra Way, San
Bernardino, 2 P.M. Sponsor: Understanding 71, Marcella Fortune, Sec.
October 17, Anderson Research Center, 437 N. Kenmore St., Los
Angeles, 8 P. M. Sponsor, Understanding 67, Dr. L. O. Anderson.
October 20, Coptic Teaching Center, 2015 Beverly Blvd., Los
Angeles, 8 P. M. Sponsor: Hamid Bey.
San Bernardino, California
Unit 71 of San Bernardino reports that they are now a
member of the local Chamber of Commerce, ready to serve on whatever committees
they may be assigned.
Other Units are encouraged to do likewise. As stated in
our History Bulletin: "Take an active interest in the area in which you
live. Make yourself known and speak out for those principles in which you
believe. Let's be silent salesmen on a personal level" as we serve with
other groups for the welfare of all.
Giant Rock Convention
George Van Tassel has announced that his Annual Spacecraft
Convention will be held at Giant Rock, Yucca Valley, California on the weekend
of October 22 and 23. Program hours are 10 to 5, both days.
Understanding Annual Meeting
Letters are being sent all Understanding Officers and
Units concerning the Annual Meeting to be held at Giant Rock, California the
weekend of October 22 and 23.
Please register at the Understanding table when you arrive
at the Convention that you may receive final details of the meeting.
Berkeley Space Craft Convention
We remind you that the Tenth Annual Northern California
Space Craft Convention will be held October 28, 29 and 30 at Hotel Claremont, Berkeley,
The bulletin states "Our Program is fact, not
fiction! Hear about recent developments in the "Saucer" and related
fields varied authentic experiences and findings of investigators and
For a detailed program of speakers please write to Mrs.
Angela Kilsbry, 1265 Monterey Blvd., San Francisco, Calif. 94127.
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WE OF THE NEW DIMENSION
and Worlds Beyond
Flying Saucers and Space People
The Study of Space
Mars-Earth Union-On the Path.
• What to
do about your God Consciousness
Application of your awareness in your Business and Home Life
• A Good
Way to Go
• A Communique
Destiny-Teaching the Children
(Limited copies First Edition $3.25)
Evelyn and the Late Will Miller
P. O. Box 98,
Morongo Valley, Calif. 92256
KNOW Thyself SUBCONSCIOUSLY
(a proven method) Price $3.00 Knowledge for
Planetary Contacts. How to use the Pendulum. (can check for truth of UFO's)
(tested and works) Price $3.00 Harmony for
Saucer attunement. Preparation for Saucer Contacts.
COSMIC WISDOM ATTUNEMENT
(astounding true information) $3 Contacted from other
A woman rescued from a Saucer. Contacts made with
All three books for $10.00
Worth many times more!
Send to author:
8674 Falmouth Aye.
Playa Del Rey, Calif. 90291
by Dr. Daniel W. Fry
Steps to the Stars (4th printing)
Curve of Development
Both softbound $1.50 each
White Sands Incident and
To Men of Earth
Atoms, Galaxies and Understanding
Merlin Publishing Company
P.O. Box 105
Merlin, Oregon 97532
Advertise Your Books,
in Understanding Magazine
$8 per quarter page per month,
Three months: $16.50
Six months: $28
One year: $48
These rates are for additional insertions of the same
copy. The charge for copy change is $3.00 per quarter page. For other
rates, please write.
If proof is desired, copy must be submitted one month in
advance of publication.
Copy Limit, 20 lines per quarter page
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Memberships in Understanding
Understanding, Inca is a non-profit corporation dedicated
to the propagation of a better understanding among all the peoples of the earth
so that they may live in harmony and be better prepared psychologically and
sociologically for the space age.
Several types of membership are available to those who
wish to support our endeavors either with dollars or with time and service, or
The Associate Membership is Two Dollars per year; the
Contributing Membership, Ten Dollars per year, including the Understanding'
magazine; Sustaining Membership, Twenty-Five Dollars per year, including
subscription; and Life Membership, Five Hundred Dollars, including subscription
to Understanding magazine.
Welcome to the Understanding family!
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