For May, 1966
EDITORIAL ....................................................................................................... 2
THE GREAT PROBLEM ............................................................................................... 4
UFO SIGHTINGS ............................................................................................................ 5
MARS-SECRET TREASURE TROVE? ..................................................................... 7
FREEDOM THROUGH SPIRIT .................................................................................... 8
world report ........................................................................................................... 9
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ......................................................................................... 12
UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE NEED ................................................................................ 12
SOME UFO PUBLICATIONS ....................................................................................... 14
MAN IN SPACE-A SYMPOSIUM .................................................................................. 15
COINCIDENCES ............................................................................................................. 15
bulletin board ........................................................................................................ 16
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EDITOR .......................................................................................... Dr.
DANIEL W. FRY
asst. editor ............................................................................ kerttu
circulation manager ........................................................... edna
staff artist ................................................................................... gus
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VOLUME XI MAY, 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.
As the author of the paragraph printed in the January
issue of Understanding under the caption: "Thought for the Month," I
feel I should give a more detailed expression of what I had in mind as I wrote
the words: "What do you suppose would happen in Viet Nam if all of our
planes were dropping good things for the people. What world be the result of
food, clothing, medicine, books, toys, etc., raining down from the skies?"
Your prediction, Dr. Fry, of what would happen is, I am
sure, a correct one. "The communists bosses of North Viet Nam would
instantly set up a howl throughout the world that the vicious Yankee Imperialists
were now attempting to kill innocent Vietnamese citizens by dropping poisoned
food, inflammable clothing and infected drugs. Secondly, they would immediately
prohibit, on pain of death, any citizen from touching any of the air-dropped
parcels, and would require any civilians who came upon such a parcel to report
its location to the authorities" . . . etc.
This is probably what would happen, but there is no
law on earth that will stop everyone from doing the most natural thing, that
is, taking a chance on getting away with whatever he can of the goods which
have practically fallen into his lap. Enough of the good material,
the life-saving food, farming implements, or whatever,
would most surely be consumed or used, for them to know that the authorities
had told them one of the "Big Lies" that dictators and overlords
always use to try to hold people in slavery. This good news would be quickly
spread throughout the country and no amount of punishment could stop it.
It would take time, of course, for the people as a whole
to be fully persuaded that they had a good and reliable friend in the U.S.
Government, who could be counted upon to give them the material they lacked to
build a better way of life for themselves. It also takes considerable time to
win a war, and unbelievable expense.
There would be many martyrs, many tortured and punished,
as they were caught with the "good things" given them. It would
require months and possibly years to educate and to win the confidence of the
people of Viet Nam, or those in like situations anywhere in the world.
The law of man allows him to kill his brothers, if a state
of war exists, but the Universal Mind knows no such law. Although the Golden
Rule is unknown or disregarded by millions now living on earth, it is and
always will be, a Cosmic Law.
If the United States does not introduce it to those who do
not know it and live by it, to whom should it be applied? To do good to those
who treat us well, is not the meaning of the Golden Rule, but rather it is
practical and put to best use among those who would by habit and nature refute
and destroy it.
If those with understanding and brotherly love, who
will be working among the nations, will consistently practice the Golden Rule,
it should not take long before all people will know that here is a
"law" that works. It should be not only practical where it is
already known and accepted-But it cannot be long withheld from those who need
it most, if the world is to survive.
Those who return bombs for bombs, evil for evil, an eye
for an eye, cannot, dare not hold to such practices and still be regarded as
trustworthy leaders among the nations-nor be considered for world leadership in
the New Age. It also requires great courage and strength, and great spiritual
wealth, which America certainly has in abundance. This, land will awaken
to its God-given powers and opportunities, this we must believe.
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This approach to the world situation, where the Communists
are in control or insidiously moving into control, is such a drastic change
from all that has been in effect throughout the centuries that it would, of
course, be openly laughed to scorn by most, and stamped as idealistic and
impractical by many. Very few will see that it has always been the "impractical
idealists" who were responsible for the beginning of any decided moral
change in the thinking and practices of mankind but those few will see and
support each change for the betterment of man.
If we could sit down to talk over this undeclared war with
one of the Masters, or some superior Space man, or if Christ were to attend a
conference held to determine how to stop all fighting, what means do you
suppose might be suggested? Or, what might they say was the right way within
Cosmic Law? One wonders if they would not tell us that we must lay aside all
fear, and begin to return good for evil. "Feed my sheep" the Shepherd
of man has said-care for the hungry and the suffering first, then deal with the
enemy and burst their "Big Lie" bubble. I believe it can, and will be
done, before too many years, have passed-especially if we will think along
these lines and want it to come.
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(With the April editorial we commenced a series of
articles which are to review the basis of dedication for the Understanding
organization. The series is written by Dr. Daniel W. Fry and offers the essence
of his message from Alan.)
A careful analysis of the critical problem facing mankind
today will disclose, first, that the problem is one which will probably be
faced, sooner or later, by every civilization no matter where it may originate;
and second, that it is a natural problem which is not the result of any fault
of any race, creed or political ideology.
A civilization develops and progresses primarily through
the continuing increase in knowledge and understanding which results from the
successful pursuit, of "science."
The word "science" has been defined as, “the
orderly and intelligently directed search for truth." Under this
definition the whole of science may be divided into three principal parts, for
the purpose of discussion, and for achieving a greater sense of understanding.
These divisions may be defined as follows
One, the physical or material science, which deals with
the needs and desires of the physical body of man, and the nature of the
physical universe in which he dwells. In this division we find the study of
physics, mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, etc., as well as the manufacture
and distribution of the endless number of material products necessary to the
well-being, the comfort, and the pleasures of man.
Two, the social science, which deals with the relationship
which exists between man and his fellow man, and with the means by which that
relationship may he made successful, productive and progressive. In this
division are found the studies of society, government, non-material phases of economics,
Three, the spiritual science, which deals with the
relationship between man and great creative power and intelligence which
pervades and controls all nature, but which is still somewhat beyond the
analysis and the understanding of man. We usually refer to this power and
intelligence as God.
All of the science in the universe, all of the search for
truth, and the pursuit of fact, will come under one of these three headings, or
divisions, although we cannot draw a sharp dividing line between them because
they overlap and because the fundamental laws which govern all three categories
If any civilization in the universe is to develop fully
and successfully, each of the three branches of science must be pursued with
equal effort and diligence. The spiritual and social sciences, however, must
come first. There can be no development of a material science until there first
exists a foundation of spiritual and social science.
You can easily verify this if you will consider the
difference between man and the animal. It is true that some people believe that
there is no real difference, that man is just an animal that. has acquired
somewhat more intelligence than the rest and so has achieved a material
science. There are, however, several specific differences between any man and
The animal has no spiritual nor social science and,
consequently, has never developed a material science and never, will because
there is no foundation upon which a material science can be built. A few insects
such as the ant and the bee (we call them the social insects) have developed a
very rudimentary form of social science to the extent that they are able to
live together in large numbers, work together for their mutual welfare, and
have a form of discipline which is common to all.
As a result, they have also developed a very limited form
of material science, in that they do erect simple structures and store food
against a future time of need. However, the fact that they have no spiritual
science has proven to be an absolute bar to any further development. This can
be seen by the fact that they have not advanced a single step in thousands of
years, and of course, they never will because they have long since reached the
limits of the structure which can be erected upon their tiny and partial
-Dr. Daniel W. Fry
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The well publicized March sightings of UFOs in Southern
Michigan, particularly from the Ann Arbor area and Hillsdale, were followed by
reports of sightings elsewhere - Toledo and Dayton, Ohio; La Salle, Illinois;
Las Vegas, Nevada; Roseburg, Oregon; Trinidad, Colorado; four counties in
Central New York, etc.
These reports of "unidentified flying objects"
have been made by reliable citizens, police officers, airline pilots, college
students and leaders, and civil defense personnel. Yet, the responses to and
explanations for the observations are many and varied.
Dr. Allen J. Hynek, scientific consultant for the Air
Force, reported that the Southern Michigan sightings probably were the result,
of swamp gas caused by peculiar weather conditions. (This led to a remark by an
observer that she knew what she had seen and it was not lighted swamp gas.)
Later sightings were considered by the Air Force to be a
"aftermath pattern" of the first publicized
reports. The moon and Venus have once again been considered responsible for
erroneous reports. Dr. Paul A. Campbell, pioneer in space medicine, attributes
the sightings to the minds of the observers, to wishful thinking, to an
"escape mechanism." Dr. John S. Hall, of Lowell Observatory, Arizona,
feels that tourists from other planets, with such advanced technology, would
scarcely waste their time hovering over swamps and crossroads.
The Air Force claims that it maintains an open mind with
regard to the UFO and answers thousands of queries yearly, some by form letter,
others with specific explanations for particular sightings. It hold's that
available evidence indicates that UFOs are not extraterrestrial. Yet, in the
records of Project Blue Book are 646 incidents which cannot be correlated to
any known object or phenomena.
Major Donald E. Keyhoe, Director of NICAP, Washington, D.C.,
is asking, once again, that the government release all information it has on
unidentified flying objects.
Representative Gerald Ford, R-Mich., has requested a
Congressional investigation of the situation as many Michigan residents feel
the incidents "sufficient to justify some action by our government."
In a radio-television program Rep. Ford said, "Bring out these witnesses
from the Air Force and NASA, have them interrogated by members of House or
Senate committee, let them put their records on the line. Let these people who
have allegedly seen these objects come and testify."
An encouraging change in the public's attitude toward the
UFOs is given in an editorial of the Grants Pass Courier, March 23, and we
Scoff if you will-and some will scoff until their dying
breaths, despite all else, but there would seem to be a valid reason nowadays
to believe in the existence of flying saucers ...
There have been too many reliable people seeing these
things since the first report 19 years ago for them to all be weather balloons,
drunken imaginings or out-and-out lies. Airline pilots have flown beside them.
A growing number of sober, on-duty law enforcement officers have seen these
These things whatever they may be, could be man-made,
right here on our own insignificant speck of dirt, although if they are,
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they're a pretty well kept secret, except for the
sightings and hearings.
On the other hand, if we assume that God wouldn't be so
wasteful as to create an entire universe just for the insignificant likes of
us, they could be visitors from elsewhere.
And in the latter case, we'd better hope that 10 years of
visits without trouble prove that "somebody (or something) up there likes
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The sifting sands of Mars may conceal the key to man's
fate on this earth.
At first this assertion may seem the wildest of
speculations. But before passing judgment, let us consider the facts upon which
it is based.
Mariner-4, the first functioning Mars probe, has circled
the red planet. Photographs relayed electronically to earth reveal what appears
to be a sandy waste. Mars' atmosphere is thin and poor in water vapor and
oxygen, without which earth life cannot exist Hence President Johnson's recent
remark to the effect that life on earth may be more unique than people have
thought it to be.
When our space explorers land on the red planet, bringing
their own food and water, they will in all likelihood find no higher forms of
life than primitive plants of some kind. Does this imply that exploration of
Mars will prove, for practical purposes, useless? Not at all!
Such a pessimistic view would make the mistake of
over-emphasizing the present condition of Mars. Its past may prove of
far greater importance.
Mars, it must be remembered, is a far older planet than
earth. Its atmosphere has been, like our own, slowly escaping the pull of
gravity and entering outer space. That is why it is now so thin. Ages past,
however, oxygen and hydrogen, hence water, were far more plentiful there than
they are today. At some time, then, Mars may well have been the abode of
life-perhaps life 'as we know it:' There are certain general considerations
which make the existence
of life on Mars, past or present, seem likely. Consider,
for example, the degree of uniformity which science has found in our
universe. Everywhere, the same ninety-six or so chemical elements make up the
stars, as they do our solar system. Everywhere, so far as has been discovered
after centuries of observation, the same laws of physics hold true.
If life has developed on Mars, the fact would, after all,
be no more remarkable than its development on earth! The planet has, by our
standards, great extremes of hot and cold. Still, life has shown a great
ability to adapt itself to extremes of temperature. Then again, Martian life
could have developed on much different physiological lines than ours.
Is there any real reason to believe the evolution of life
on earth to be such an anomaly in the cosmos? Such a belief is contrary to the
central assumption of science, which is that law, order and consistency
If Mars has supported life, any surmises as to its nature
would, of course, have to be based more or less on analogy with our own. And if
the universe is indeed a consistent whole, why should it not be analogous to
Granted this premise, we may fairly assume that life on
Mars would, like our own, emerge in moist, warm areas and subsequently evolve
steadily to higher and higher forms, climaxing in-reason! But Mars being older
than earth, a dying planet, its evolution has, perhaps, run its course. The
primitive forms of plants mentioned above would spell not the beginning, but
the end. Yet, if higher species have lived there, they will have left
traces-traces which our intrepid explorers can find.
The remnants of long-extinct species of animals are still
being found in different geological strata on our earth; similar remnants may
well he discovered on Mars. And if a reasoning, intelligent species evolved on
the planet, such intelligent Martians would have eventually formed
societies-perhaps civilizations so much higher than our own as to put the
dreams of H. G. Wells to shame! Our terrestrial egotism may make us resist this
notion, but we should not assume this universe incapable of producing anything
superior to ourselves.
The civilizations of Mars, if they existed, will have left
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traces on their dying planet. Preserved by the thin, dry
Martian atmosphere, and buried by winds beneath the ever moving sands, may lie
fabulous records of scientific discovery, unimagined treasures of art and
Long dead thinkers may have unearthed truths which,
revealed to us, might solve our most painful problems-even those which now
threaten to rend our planet apart. Perhaps they have solved, if it is solvable,
the very mystery of life itself.
Highly developed societies would have developed written
languages, and hence have left behind written records. Records which, if found
by earthmen, would eventually, like the sacred hieroglyphs of Egypt, encounter
a Champollion to decipher and translate them for the good of all mankind.
If this is speculation, it is certainly not, without a
measure of sublimity. Indeed, it may not remain speculation for long. For, in
the not too distant future, men of earth will journey through space to the red
planet. These our brothers will stand and gaze on the shifting sands of Mars.
What they will find there no one knows.
-R. Eugene Hitchcock
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What is freedom? Where is it found? What meaning does it
have for mankind today? These are some of the questions being asked by the
multitude which sees no prospect for immediate and lasting peace. In his search
for freedom, man has fought many wars, has entered into many pacts, has drawn
up countless resolutions. The idea of brotherhood has been stressed and the
plan for one world discussed as groups and nations have tried to bring about
such peace through outer means. Opinions and ideals differ, and mankind
struggles bravely on.
The union of groups or nations does not necessarily
constitute a formula for peace. It can be brought about only through the unity
of spirit. The consciousness of unity does not require sameness of thought or ideals,
neither does it come through togetherness as opposed to apartness. It is born
only through the spirit of the integrated whole. It is through unity in
diversity that all things are
brought together as they belong together. That unity does
exist Wherein "all are baptized into one body, whether it be Jews or
Gentiles, whether we be bond or free." No two men are alike in stature or
condition of being. The same is true of every creature or living thing, yet the
uniqueness of anything is not contrary to the principle of equality. All are
made to drink of that ONE SPIRIT.
It is only through unity of spirit that man can come to
live spontaneously and joyously the truth of his own being, and in perfect
relationship with all men and life. When all phases of life become integrated
through spirit, man is free, and in the spontaneity of life he lives, moves
.and has his being. Now he enters into the spirit of life in all his
relationships as readily as he once entered into the spirit of the game on the
football field, or the spirit of Christmas, or the spirit of some fine musical
composition. Now he understands the need for all peoples to unite as ONE in the
universal spirit of truth. This is the hope and the glory of all mankind-with
BROTHERHOOD as its eternal livingness.
(From Understanding, May, 1956)
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(Buffalo Evening News, March 23, 1966)
March 23 - Probably there once were two moons. The second one presumably broke
up and its fragments scattered over the earth.
This has just been reported by a group of Columbia University
geologists following discovery in northern Argentina of a rim of craters
apparently caused by the impact of very heavy objects. Radio-carbon dating
indicates they are about 6000 years old.
The craters lie in a flat semi-desert region called Campo
Del Cielo, or, "field of the sky." Here, according to Indian legends,
a big block of iron once fell from the sky.
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"A high altitude breakup in a very flat trajectory is
indicated," says the Columbia report. It is speculated that this meteorite
may have been a natural satellite of earth, like the moon. Meteorites found
earlier in Chile may be fragments of the same satellite which cascaded down
after one more orbit.
More than 500 meteorites, ranging in weight from a few
ounces to about 80 pounds, were found in the Argentine area. Later, an
Argentine farmer ran his plough into what proved to be a 6800 pound meteorite.
X-Rays From Deepest Space
(By Frank Carey, The Associated Press, 3/3/66)
WASHINGTON-Navy scientists yesterday reported discovery of
X-rays coming from space far beyond the Milky Way.
And they said the discovery suggests that certain peculiar
galaxies may pack vastly more energy than previously thought-----and may be
sparked by something in addition to hydrogen-bomb-type energy that fuels the
rest of the cosmos.
The discovery is so important, they told a news
conference, that it would be fruitful eventually to try to erect a huge
"fence" of 1,000 Geiger counters as X-ray detectors on the
moon-assuming man gets there-to study the strange emissions from deep in space.
The X-rays, detected by sensitive Geiger counters in an Aerobee
rocket, were found to come from two different galaxies-one of them 700 million
light-years from the earth, the other one 35 million light-years away.
The total X-ray energy generated in each source is
estimated to be equivalent to the energy of tens of thousands of stars like our
sun. Yet the X-rays reaching the earth's atmosphere are so "soft"
that a thin piece of paper could stop them.
Dr. Herbert Friedman of the U. S. Naval Research
Laboratory, who summarized the findings in behalf of two other colleagues, Said
another possibility arising from the research is this
There may be a whole new family of celestial objects that
are detectable only by X-ray emissions, and which are born of titanic
explosions that may be going on periodically within distant galaxies.
Record Bible Translations
(Grants Pass Courier, 3/25/66)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (UPI)-Bible translations are going on at a
record rate, according to the Rev. Dr. Eugene A. Nida, of New
York, secretary for translations of the American Bible Society.
The Rev. Dr. Nida said at a luncheon of the Christian
education division of the National Council of Churches that the Society now is
engaged in Bible translation projects in about 600 languages, employing more
than 3,000 persons in this work.
Among these projects are the revision and translation of
the entire Bible in 100 major or languages which, combined, are spoken by 80
per cent of the world population. A major language is generally defined as one
spoken by at least 1 million persons.
Two major world trends-emphasis on nationalism and growing
literacy-have greatly changed the patterns and needs of Bible translation, the
Rev. Dr. Nida said.
This translations no longer are being done principally by missionaries
and others who are strangers to the language into which the Bible has been
In Africa, he reported, more than half the translation
committees are made up entirely of nationals who use the particular language of
the translation as their mother tongue. Consequently, he pointed out,
translations tend to be far more understandable.
(CBA Internation Report, Jan. 17, 1966,
There has recently been a series of unbelievable blackouts
which first hit the Northeast of the United States and lately Italy. According
to an urgent report from Mr. Paolo di Girolama of Italy, on the night of the
8th of January, many people in Naples said they had seen a big fire-ball over the
city and then all the electricity was gone in Southern Italy. At the time of
the blackout in Northeastern U. S. an American pilot, Weldon Ross, declared he
had seen a fire-ball moments after the blackout started.
On December 26th, 1965, a blackout left some eight million
people in greater Buenos Aires without electric power, starting at 3 p.m. The main blackout lasted exactly half an hour. On the other hand all of south and
central Finland, including the four largest Finnish cities, Helsinki, Turku, Tampere
and Lahti, were darkened for nine minutes, leaving nearly 800,000 people
without electric power.
The second giant power failure, which blacked out a 100
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of the Southwest, from El Paso to Central New Mexico, for more
than an hour on the evening of December 2nd, left an estimated 700,000 persons
The causes of these blackouts should be seriously
considered since so many giant failures have occurred successively in a short
period of time recently.
Early Man in Borneo
(Science Digest, Sept. 1965)
Scientists are now searching a huge cave on the island of Borneo
for traces of early man. A skull dated at 38,000 B. C. has already been found
and there are indications that man may have inhabited the cave as early as
100,000, B. C. Civilization of a sort seems to have been thriving around 50,000
B.C. This is clear evidence that early man traveled farther and more swiftly
from what are considered the areas of his origin than had been previously
(By J. Francyl Howard, Greater Oregonian, March
Recent discoveries of mound circular huts in Wyoming by
the National Geographic Society show that this part of America was populated by
a race of people some 10,000 years ago.
Instead of Indians these were the Mound Builders who came
from Egypt. Historians claim they were the last two tribes of Israel.
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I have just finished reading your "Handbook on
Understanding,'' and I wish to express my sincere blessing to the bard task you
folks have undertaken.
As one comes to understand his most inner self, he or she
cannot but help understand his neighbor, and thus peace will reign, thus the
brotherhood of man will prevail over the Earth.
My blessings to your organization and its members as they
strive to fill their lives with love and joy in their work toward the Brotherhood
of Man that will come to exist throughout the universe. Peace be unto all.
Professor Jose Martel, President of the New York Language
Teachers Association, has remarked: "Speech, which sets man apart from the
rest of creation and is his greatest social asset, serves paradoxically to
separate him from most of his fellow humans."
This remark is substantiated by the statistics offered by
the French Academy which indicate that there are some 2,796 separate languages
in the world, plus innumerable dialects. Most of these languages are used by
less than one million people; over one hundred by large civilized groups; and
thirteen languages have over 50 million users. Chinese is used by 600 million;
English by 250 million; Hindustani by 200 million; Russian by 150 million;
Spanish by 120 million, and German and Japanese by 100 million each. It should
be noted, also, that in the Soviet Union there are 150 language groups, and
that in India there are 225 languages (plus 3000 dialects), 24 of which are
used by 96 per cent of the people.
In a world so closely knit now by transportation and
transportation and communication, and where all nations are now mutually
concerned with the common welfare, the need for direct understanding of
another's speech is a pressing one. It is time to replace the translator, human
and mechanical by means of universal personal communication.
How much closer would be the ties of human kinship for the
traveler to other lands if he could share, quickly, easily and directly, his
thoughts, desires, experiences, etc., with peoples of other cultures! Language
barriers are far more formidable than the customs barriers! How much surer
would be understanding at social, economic and political councils where,
presently, complicated simultaneous translations can be both clumsy and
Global intercourse is both desired and needed by
scientists, technicians, educators, merchants, advertisers, journalists, and
many other groups whose areas of concern are now international.
The concept of an universal language supplementary to the
national "mother tongue," is not a new one, for some 600
"constructed" languages have been invented. The first synthetic
language put to practical use was Volapuk (1880). Its vocabulary was
based upon English, German and Latin. Esperanto was created by Dr. L. L.
Zamenhof in 1887, and Ido was invented about 1900.
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Consideration has been given to the use of a currently
widespread language, as English, Russian or German. However, in defense of
cultural nationalism such proposals have met with opposition. A language based
upon Western language roots would prove difficult to master in the East, and
vice versa. Thus, it has been conceded that the world language should be neutral,
easy to learn, simple in grammatical construction, lacking the irregularities
peculiar to existing tongues. That such a world language would at first seem
artificial is admitted but we are reminded that languages are subject to change
and growth, and this would apply to a synthetic one as it has to natural ones.
An international language is a needed and useful tool for
all peoples and would in no way infringe upon national sovereignty. It is not
intended to replace, but rather to supplement, the native speech.
Although some global languages have been learned and used
by a considerable number of people, no decision has been made yet as to which
language should be the only international media of communication.
Suggestions have been put forth that an international parliament be convened to
consider all choices, and a democratic election be held to make the selection
for all peoples. This choice should then be followed by government sponsorship,
first to educate the teachers, then to present the new world language in the
schools, beginning with the kindergarten and elementary grades. It is realized
that even if the choice were now made it would be some 30 years before the
effects and usage would be commonplace and worldwide.
Although we encourage our readers to investigate some of
the proposed synthetic languages now offered, and although we, shall in the
future print the story of Esperanto, the more significant action to be taken by
individuals is to encourage government to consider the need for an
international language, and to meet with other governments to make such a
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Every reader of this magazine should run! (not walk) to
the nearest calendar and draw a heavy red line around the dates of June 3rd,
4th and 5th.
They may, with your help, turn out to be three of the most
important days in the history of Understanding.
On these three days, Understanding, Inc., and the Mount
Shasta Ambassadors of Good Will are co-sponsoring a symposium which will
probably bring together more data, more knowledge and understanding on the
subject of space craft and space travel, than has ever before been assembled in
The convention is being backed by three newspapers and
several radio and TV stations, all of which have promised their full support.
The convention has already been announced on several radio and TV stations from
New York to Oregon, and will be announced and discussed by many more before
Present will be several speakers who have never before
spoken in public, and also, pictures and slides which have never before been
This is a gathering which you cannot afford to miss!
Motels and hotels have been reserved and if you wish, we
will make all arrangements for your comfort and convenience while attending the
symposium. Drop a post card to Understanding, P.O. Box 76, Merlin, Oregon, for
full particulars. But, please do it soon so that everything may go as
smoothly as planned.
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WASHINGTON (AP)-The coincidence was bound to come out sometime:
The spacecraft is called Gemini 4.
It was coincidences launched under the astrological sign
of Gemini, covering the period May 21-June 20. And Astronaut James A. McDivitt
himself is classed as a Gemini by astrologers.
The two-man capsule gets its name from the Constellation
Gemini, or "The Twins," which is the third zodiacal constellation.
Welcome to Unit 72
We are proud and happy to admit a. new member into our Understanding
family. Welcome to Unit 72, "Mt. Rainier Unit," of Eatonville, Washington!
Officers elected are: President, Kenneth B. Carlson (P.O.
Box 357, Eatonville, Wash. 98328); Vice-President, George L. Malay, and
Secretary-Treasurer, Marlynn Malay. Mailing address for the Unit is: P.O. Box
867, Eatonville, Wash.
The new unit will be working with the New Age Foundation,
Inc., which is sponsoring the 5th Annual Northwest Space Convention July 15, 16
and 17 at. Eatonville.
On the Air Again
On Thursday, April 7th, Daniel W. Fry, President of
Understanding, Inc., participated by telephone from Lakeview, Oregon, on the
Long John Nebel Program, which originates in New York.
On Friday, April 8th, another half hour TV program,
featuring Dr. Fry, was presented by Channel 2 of Klammath Fails, Oregon. By
popular request Dr. Fry was invited by Channel 5 of Medford, Oregon, to be a
guest again on the Women's World Program, Friday, April 15th.
World University Sponsors Lectures
In addition to the lectures announced by the various
Understanding Units, Dr. Daniel W. Fry will be speaking in Tucson, Arizona,
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Saturday, May 14, 8 P.M., under the sponsorship of the World
University. The World University is dedicated "to develop people and
ideas adequate for a new epoch."
Coordinator Howard John Zitko has arranged for the
Saturday evening lecture to be held at the Love-Truth-Union Chapel. A seminar
on Sunday or Monday will be arranged if public interest warrants it.
San Francisco Unit 11
The San Francisco Unit recently sponsored a lecture by Mel
Noel on "My Experiences with the Air Force and the U.F.O.'s," which
was attended by a capacity crowd. Dr. Daniel W. Fry will be the guest speaker
at the Unit's April 22nd meeting.
Mrs. Frank Kilsby, President of Unit 11, also announces
that plans are already being made for the Annual Northern California Spacecraft
Convention to be held October 29 and 30, at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, California.
Eugene, Oregon, Unit 26
Mrs. J. R. Minor, Vice-President of unit 26, reports that
the membership of the Eugene Unit is writing to Mr. Gerald Ford, Republican
House Speaker (Washington, D. C.), to advocate "an all out pressure for
government leveling with the public" with reference to the UFO.
She suggests that all members and units do likewise in
keeping with our interests.
Inglewood Unit 15
On Saturday, May 28th, at S P. M., the Inglewood Unit 15
will present Col. Harry F. May, a member of the United States Air Force
Reserve, and Director of Understanding, Inc., who will speak on: Understanding
the Air Force and the UFO
The lecture will be given at the Business &
Professional Women's Clubhouse, 820 Java St., Inglewood, California. Admission
is by, donation and all are invited.
President of the Unit, Clarence Gahlbeck, writes,
"The exciting rash of UFO sightings last month, before our March 26th
meeting, was certainly responsible for our having another full house with
standing room only. This time there were many young boys
and girls from Junior High to College level."
San Bernardino Unit 71
In addition to a lecture by Dr. Sharon Starr on
"Numerology" at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fortune on April
13th, Unit 71 is sponsoring Dr. Daniel Fry in a public lecture on April 29th.
On May 6th Paul Twitchell will be the guest speaker at a
public lecture, 8 P.M., at the Saute Fe Savings and Loan Community Room, 7th
and E Streets, San Bernardino. His subject will be "Bilocation."
On June 1st the Unit will sponsor Joseph Busby in a public
lecture entitled "Soul Telepathy and The Overshadowing of the Great
Ones." The lecture will be held at the American Legion Hall, 732 N. Sierra
Way, San Bernardino, at 8 P.M.
Unit 71 is also engaged in a Special Project, that of
making scrapbooks for both the City of Hope and the School of Hope (retarded
children). President Marie L. Loust is now sponsoring the donation of books and
cards to the children of the School of Hope that they may do the work
themselves as happy therapy.
Riverside Unit 22
The Newsletter from the Riverside Unit reads: "Unit
22 so gratefully presents Dr. Daniel Fry, who is the Founder and National
President of Understanding, Inc." The lecture on "The Unpremeditated
Pilgrimage," with slides, will be given May 8th, 2.30 P.M. at the Izaak Walton Hall, Fairmount Park, Riverside, California Admission is by donation.
Joseph Busby Lectures
Joseph Busby, editor of "Voice Universal," will
present a series of lectures in the Grants Pass area in May. Dates confirmed
include Friday, May 13th, 7:30 P.M., Women's Club in Ashland, E Street, off Main
Street. Subject: "World Peace Through Spiritual Unity." Sunday, May
15th, 2:30 P.M., Women's Club, Grants Pass, 5th Street. Subject:
"Spiritual Cooperation, the Key to Survival." Pot Luck dinner
Sunday, May 15th, 7:30 P.M., Unity Center, Medford.
Subject: "Jesus Christ in the World Today."
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by Dr. Daniel W. Fry
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June 25, 2,6, 27, 1966
Plan now to attend this Convention. Bring your house
car, tent, or camping outfit. Camping out is free.
50c and $1.00 donation.
All Come -- Speakers Wanted
10th Annual Convention at
Buck's Mountain View Ranch
Rt. 1, Box 236,
Mountain View, Missouri 65548
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The BARRIERS of FIXED OPINIONS not based upon REAL FACTS,
must be BROKEN DOWN.
MIGHT does not make RIGHT.
"UNDERSTANDING" is the ONLY ROAD
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