For April, 1967
AGAIN OR YET? ........................................................................................ 2
IS YOUR CIRCUIT COMPLETE? ................................................................................ 3
BEGGAR OR FREEMAN? ............................................................................................ 5
UFO LOGIC ...................................................................................................................... 7
world report ........................................................................................................... 9
DELEGATES THROUGH THOUGHT ......................................................................... 12
EXAMINE ALL THINGS-THE FUTURIST .................................................................. 13
book reviews ............................................................................................................ 14
bulletin board ........................................................................................................ 15
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EDITOR .......................................................................................... Dr.
DANIEL W. FRY
asst. editor ............................................................................ kerttu
circulation manager ........................................................... edna
staff artist ................................................................................... gus
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VOLUME XII APRIL, 1967 NUMBER
Dedicated to the propagation
of a better understanding among all the peoples of the earth, and of those who
are not of earth.
Are those Russian made long range missiles back in Cuba?
Or have they really never been away?
On March 8th of this year, the press wire services carried
a somewhat significant article of which the following is a portion.
WASHINGTON, March 8 (CTPS)-Five Russian missile experts,
two of whom have the rank of general, arrived in Cuba last November, Senate
investigators were informed today.
The new arrivals took charge of a battery of long range ballistic
missiles (capable of sending nuclear warheads 800 to 1500 miles) which are row
poised on the island and aimed at American targets, according to testimony
given the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee.
Aldo Rosado, a farmer Cuban lawyer who now heads a Miami
organization supporting the Cuban underground, gave the subcommittee lengthy
and detailed evidence based upon regular reports smuggled out of Cuba by his
"The State and Defense Departments today disputed the
eyewitness testimony of a former high official in the Cuban government that
ballistic missiles are back in Cuba. They similarly scoffed at. the testimony
of a former foreign service officer, who gave the sub-
committee reports from more than 60 Cuban refugees who saw
the huge weapons before they left Cuba!"
Your editor's recent sojourn in Miami (New Cuba.) brought
about a constantly growing conviction that the intelligence systems of both the
State and the Defense Departments have slipped back into the smug state of
cataleptic complacency from which they were suddenly but briefly awakened
during the summer of 1962. Most of our readers will remember how loudly and
repeatedly these same departments scoffed at similar reports of long range
missiles in Cuba, and the suddenness with which the scoffing was interrupted,
in mid sentence, by the display of undeniable photographic evidence.
The Defense Dept. now insists that its periodic
reconnaissance flights have observed no evidence of large missile imports. The clear
implication that the tasks of importing missile components and assembling them
in Cuba would be beyond the ability of the Russian Technology, is an insult
which the latter does not deserve.
The Defense Dept. position also ignores the simple fact
that while its reconnaissance flights in 1962 disclosed beyond question that
there were long range missiles in Cuba, not one iota of hard evidence has ever
been released to the American public which would indicate that any of these
long range missiles were ever removed from Cuba.
A few canvas covered packages, cylindrical in shape and
about the size of a missile, were seen upon the decks of outgoing vessels, and
in our haste to reduce the level of tension between the U. S. and the Soviet
Union we accepted the totally untested and unverified statement that these
carefully covered bundles were the long range missiles on their way home!
There is a well known Proverb which points out that, while
the school of experience is the most costly of all schools, yet it is the only
one in which fools will learn. It occasionally appears, however, that there are
men whose ego prevents them from learning even through the most costly and
Are you corresponding with someone in another country? The
experience can be most satisfying.
Names and addresses are available through Merlin.
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I have always had considerable curiosity about things-a
natural desire to understand the reasons why. So when certain metaphysical
perplexities arose, I did not try to evade them or put them on a shelf out of
mental reach. This was especially true of prayer.
"Why," I wondered, "must one always ask the
Father for that which is needed? Surely He knows both need and solution without
being importuned. Why must one follow a formula?"
I did not require immediate solutions, nor did I get them.
For some years, off and on, as I read and studied, my perplexities returned. Of
course I found many answers, and there seemed general agreement on most points.
The purpose of prayer was not to tell God, but to make very clear to the person
the purpose of his prayer. Since one may reject, if desired, he must himself
initiate communication. Through expression, in thought or words, harmony is established,
between God and individual. Prayer is not necessarily to ask something; it may
be to give thanks or show love.
I could agree with almost everything I read about the
topic, yet there remained those things that were not clear to me. What was meant
by the writer who mentioned that when we pray the Inner God is reaching to the
Universal God? Was that a figure of speech? And another writer stated that it
seemed God did not act directly but through others. These matters were over my
head. So, too, was I bothered by another thing, the declaration that most
prayers were answered in one way or another, but some apparently were not
answered, at least in ways that we could understand.
Why? I was back to my questioning again. Why did one
person earnestly pray for help in an emergency, or for health, for self or for
another, and be ignored?
One day I set up my photographic equipment to make a
difficult copy job. I was using lights colored balanced to my specific film.
Finally I added one more light to get a particular effect; when I turned the
switch on, the whole works went out. My knowledge of electricity has always
been precisely zero. I called an electrician. I had blown a fuse. "Why?
" I demanded.
"You overloaded your capacity," he said, and
gave me a brief technical description that sailed right by me. "What are
ohms?" I asked. "And this thing you call `resistance' is"
He laughed. "The details would mean mighty little to
you, since you haven't learned the principles of electricity."
I ventured out on another limb. "Well, what is
electricity?" He shook his head and departed. But he left behind more than
another fuse. For before he went out the door he paused a moment. "Nobody
knows just what electricity is," he said. "But if it is handled
properly, it works."
Electricity works, if it is handled properly! I must know
my individual photographic requirements, then make sure that my little studio
was properly wired to handle them.
Prayer works. I had overlooked that. In all the years I
had been questioning, prayer itself had always worked for me. Except, that is,
for a few times-when I had not know that for which I sought!
The thought startled me. I recalled something I had
recently reread in the Bible, and looked it up.
For we know in part, and we
prophesy in part; but when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part
shall be done away.
Prayer is a personal, individual communion. We may only
pray, and understand prayer, in accordance with our spiritual development.
When I was a child, I spike
as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child.
But now I was beginning to understand. I had become
enmeshed in detail questioning not at all pertinent. Each of us must find his
own comprehension of spiritual matters. And as we are promised, the answer is
always there to those who seek. I finally understood what the old high school
teacher had meant. Sometimes there seems no answer whatever to a question-yet,
we may understand it completely, when we have reached that stage of growth.
Prayer works. Prayer always works. Even should the wish,
the apparent need, be denied, prayer works. For though there be no answer, that
in itself is the reply we need, though we may not know why. We still know only
in part-as we continue to grow toward completeness.
-B. Coursin Black
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Long before Franklin Roosevelt opened the door to social
welfare with his New Deal programs, American poetess Ella Wheeler Wilcox wrote
this inspiring poem:
I gave a beggar of my little store
Of well-earned gold. He spent the shining ore
And came again, and yet again, still cold
hungry as before.
I gave a drought, and through that thought of mine
He found himself, the man, supreme, divine!
Fed, clothed, and crowned with blessings manifold
he begs no more.
What a neat illustration of the difference between the
welfare state and free enterprise!
We, the tax-payers, give of our "well-earned
gold," which support the government's welfare programs. And the result?
The give-away practices have made beggars of a majority of those who have
received the so-called benefits.
Does anyone still believe that these programs-relief,
anti-poverty, etc. (there are so many I am not sure I could list them all) do
anything but breed more poverty? In many cities there are three generations in
families on relief; welfare has become a way of life for them. Can their lot be
improved by giving them more!A recent newspaper story dated November 20, 1966, mentions a group of social workers calling for "guaranteed pay for
the poor." Pay for What? For being poor, we presume.
Does anyone still believe that these programs are advanced
for any other than political purposes? Our social welfare politicians are not
concerned with the souls of men-only with their stomachs and their votes.
Oh, yes, I know there are some persons who do need help to
climb out of a lowly station in life. But those individuals who want out will
accept help only temporarily, and with reluctance, determined to rise to the
place where they can stand on their own feet. They have too much self-respect
to become permanent welfare beggars. Long before the government began to offer
aid, such persons found a
helping hand along the way, and they always will, for
Americans have always encouraged ambition and industry.
Can this constant nourishing of beggary by government be
halted? Some of it can through legislation; the waste can be stopped; many
unnecessary bureaus discontinued; no new ones planned. The habit of the
socialistic; government to inaugurate new programs similar to the old ones
which have obviously failed, must be wearisome to the astute observer of the
Do they help people through training or education? Only a
few will respond as, for example, programs for drop-outs have proved; you
cannot force training or education upon those who find living on social welfare
an agreeable way to avoid solving their problems.
Helping the poor is not a new problem for civilized
society. In fact, it is a very old one. No matter what is done to encourage and
help the poor, whether by private charities or by government, there are always
But many can be redeemed from a life of beggary by
arousing in them hope, and consciousness of their spiritual heritage as
children of God.
How, then, to awaken the spark of individualism in a man
and urge him to "find himself" and realize that he does have
potentials for earning blessings which can mean infinitely more to him than the
meager and shallow living he can obtain as a beggar on social welfare?
This is the challenge of today.
We can teach the meaning of freedom to all those who will listen
not only to the poor, but to those who, through unrealistic, impractical
idealism, have embraced the social gospel.
These people want to retain their freedom of choice and
action - you can be sure of that.
But unless we are all free, and willing to meet the
challenges that freedom brings with it, there is no complete freedom in the
-Lois H. Sargent
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(In Part II, Dr. Daniel W. Fry answered some of the
most frequently asked questions concerning UFOs. "'UFO Logic" was
originally published in "Source Unlimited.")
Instead of attempting to answer all of these questions
separately, we can create a simple analogy to illustrate the position in which
the visitor would find himself. The analogy is easy to understand and should
enable every reader to answer all of the above questions without further
We will begin by recalling the fact that there are upon
this planet at least two areas, one in South America and one in central
Australia, where there are still races of human beings who have not yet
achieved the bow and arrow. These tribes are actually still living in the stone
age and, from the standpoint of scientific development, are from fifteen to
twenty thousand years behind us, even though they live in areas which are only
a few hours by air from our centers of civilization.
We know a little about, these tribes because a few of our
explorers and missionaries have penetrated briefly into the periphery of their
domain and the reports which they have written have been made available to
anyone who is interested. The most primitive races, on the other hand, have no
written language, no means of rapid or mass communication and no means of
perpetuating information. Consequently, as a race, they know nothing whatever
about us, and would be unable to understand, even if they were told.
We do, however, have jet aircraft which can and do fly
over the areas in which these people live and must occasionally be seen by
Let us picture a tribal village nestling in a jungle which
is bordered on one side by a large rolling plain or pampa.
We will imagine that one of the village hunters has
wounded an antelope and has then pursued his wounded quarry for several miles
on the rolling plain. While he is there alone, a multi-engine jet aircraft
roars overhead at a fairly low level. After a few minutes, when the hunter's
knees begin to work again, he will go racing back to the village with the
totally incredible story of his experience.
"Friends-when I was out there on the pampa today, a
tremendous bird flew overhead. A bird like nobody oversaw before. Why it must
have had a wingspread of nearly a hundred feet! Its wings and all of the huge
body gleamed in the sunlight as though they were made of silver! The wings were
held rigidly outstretched at all times! As it, flew, it made a thunderous roar
that seemed to shake the ground as it passed overhead, and a long stream of
black smoke was coming from its tail!!!"
At about this point in his story his friends would shake
their heads sadly and his best pal would say softly, "Look, Joe, why don't
you go back to your but and sleep it off? We knew that fermented juice would
get to you sooner or later, but you are insulting our intelligence. We know all
about the birds in this area. We have watched and hunted them for years. The
biggest bird is the condor and it has a wingspread of eight or nine feet, but,
no bird ever had a wingspread of one hundred foot! Birds have many different
colors in their plumage but no bird was ever all silver in color. All birds,
even when they are soaring, move their wings occasionally, for directional
control. Different birds make different kinds of noises but no bird ever made a
continuous roar that shook the ground; even the lion can't do that! Everything
you have said is contrary to the things we know to be true and yet you have to
make your story even more ridiculous by saying that smoke was coming from the
bird's tail! Go back to your but until you have regained some semblance of
sanity and then we'll talk about things."
The result would be that no serious consideration whatever
would be given to the hunter's story. It would be dismissed as pure fantasy.
Suppose, however, that a few days later another hunter should come breathlessly
into the village saying, "Well, boys, it looks like I've joined the
crackpot crew because I think I just saw one of those big birds too!"
If these sightings occurred often enough, eventually it
would come to be accepted that perhaps there really was something strange
flying overhead and for the first time there would be public speculation as to
what it might be.
At this point one of the more thoughtful natives might
venture to suggest that instead of being a bird, it might be a machine. This
would be a difficult idea even to express. The tribe has no word for
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machine in their language because they have no machines.
They have not even achieved the bow and arrow! Nevertheless, the thinker might
be able to express the idea that somewhere in the world there might be a race
of human beings like ourselves who have developed so far beyond us that they
can actually build things in which they can fly! It would be a tremendous idea
and very hard to grasp. His friends would scratch their heads and mutter,
"I don't know, Joe, it's a real far out, idea; you're talking about people
making things to fly in and we can't even make a bow and arrow. Even if what
you say were true, it wouldn't be a logical explanation for the things have
been seen in the sky.
"It is obvious that if these things were machines and
there were people in them, the people would look down and they would see our
village. They would, of course, immediately land their machines in the middle
of the village and leap out shouting, 'take me to your witch and to your chief!
We want to establish commercial relations so that we can enter into trade with
your people! We want to get some of those lovely bones which your people wear
in their noses, some of that copper you wear around your neck and some of those
luscious grub worms your people have for lunch!
"None of the big birds has ever landed in the village
so it is illogical to suggest that there might be intelligent beings within
them." Here another of the thinkers among the villagers would interrupt to
point out that any race of human beings which could build machines in which
they could fly, would certainly possess weapons far more sophisticated and
deadly than the spears and stone knives of the village hunters.
"Why should they trade with us?" he would ask.
"They would simply land, conquer us, make us slaves, and take anything
they wanted. But they haven't done this either so you are right, it is
illogical to suppose that there might be intelligent beings within the big
-Dr. Daniel W. Fry
(To be Continued)
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Everyone has played the fairy wish game. Maybe we never
stop playing it. If I could be granted a magic wish, it would be for
understanding because there is so very much I don't.
Aztec Plant Book
(Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Calif., Jan
FRANCISCO (Harry Nelsin)-A treatise on plants, which lay unused on a dusty
shelf in the Vatican library for 400 years, may be the basis for future cures
of arthritis, cancer or mental illness.
Written by an Aztec physician only 31 years after the
conquest of Mexico by Cortes, the book is a list of 251 native plants used by
Ancient Mexicans to cure their sick and to work magical powers. According to
Dr. Efren C. del Pozo, a pharmacologist at the National University of Mexico,
the identity of many of the plants used by the Aztecs is unknown today in spite
of their extensive use before the Spanish conquest.
Although the Aztec book contains beautiful color drawings
of many of the plants, botanists are having difficulty identifying them because
only the native names are listed. The profusion of plants in Mexico is making
it difficult for modern scientists to be sure they have the same ones described
in the book.
Dr. del Pozo told a conference on drugs used by native
peoples that the book was written by Martin de la Cruz in 1552. Dr. del Pozo
said the Aztecs had a well-developed science of treatment with plants. They had
special gardens for medicinal plants and had a system for testing their effects
But today a handful of botanists, anthropologists and drug
experts are pushing hard to rediscover the identity of these plants and others
that don't affect the brain-in hopes their chemistry will serve as
spring-boards for new drugs.
"Living Things" in Space
(Portland Journal, Portland Ore., Feb. 2S,
WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP)-The director of the Cape Kennedy Space
Center predicts that man will meet "Other living things" in outer
"This prospect cannot be dismissed as metaphysical
speculation," said Dr. Kurt H. Debus in an address at Rollins College.
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"It's much more a mathematical certainty than were
the early theories expounded by scientists and philosophers whose observations
and discoveries made possible many of our activities today."
Contacting Other Planets
(Philadelphia Bulletin, Philadelphia, Pa.,
December 10, 1966. Karl Abraham of The Bulletin Staff)
A scheme for telling a civilization somewhere among the
stars about the people on earth was unveiled here by Dr: Harrison S. Brown, of
California Institute of Technology. He spoke at a joint meeting of the Franklin
Institute and Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society.
What he proposed as a form for the message to be beamed
space-ward had very much the appearance of a crossword puzzle, in which the
black squares formed the patterns that conveyed the information. The message
which could be transmitted as a long series of dots & dashes would consist
of 1651 such impulses, repeated many times. Presumably an intelligent civilization
would question the number of impulses, finally determine that the "0"
represented an empty or white space, and the "I" a filled or back
space. Filling in the squares the first section would indicate a pictorial
meaning-a representation of a star-burst, our sun, with squares of varying
sizes lined up beside it to represent the number and relative sizes of our
planets, telling that we are in a planetary system.
Next to the pictorial view of the solar system, one column
of numbers would reveal the distances of each planet from the sun, another
column the masses of the planets. Then would come basic chemical information by
the use of the binary system to indicate the numbers of elements. The remainder
of the giant square would give chemical formulae of the earth's crust, basic
amino acids common to the proteins of most life forms, and other compounds.
In total, this message would give an alien scientist a
fairly good picture of nature on earth as men know it. It would also provide a
basic dictionary with which a return message might be composed.
The idea of a square array, rather than a serial of the
kind used for telegrams, was first proposed by the astronomer Dr. Frank Drake.
Dr. Brown suggested he could beam a signal out to
distances of light years and that within such a sphere around earth, there must
be several thousand planetary systems. Large radio
telescopes could do this job at relatively small cost, compared to what is
being spent to put men on the moon.
UFO in Alaska
(From Anchorage Daily News, Thursday,
Feb. 16, 1967)
Since the recent advent of flashing red and green lights
at Barrow, the residents are not sure if they should stop or go.
A number of residents have seen the flashing lights and,
according to Billy Neakok, some of the people are frightened, others are
astonished and some simply curious.
Neakok told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner the
unidentified flying object was first seen Sunday night and reappeared Monday
night. One of the UFOs landed on the offshore ice and others hovered over
various parts of town on different occasions, he added.
A member of the village council, San Talaak, described the
strange object as bright orange on top and green on the bottom, changing from
orange to yellow.
Some people said they saw three of the soaring traffic
signals hovering over the theater simultaneously. Speculation connects the
strange objects with a mysterious power failure in the village.
The electrical generators stopped operating for about an
hour at approximately the same time the objects hovered over the theater. After
a thorough check, the plant maintenance man reported nothing wrong with the
Neakok said the UFO that landed on the ice remained down
for about 20 minutes but it was impossible to determine its shape because of
the intensity of the light it omitted.
Talaak said he first watched the UFO about 6:50 p.m. Monday. He said it moved westward across the southern sky, remaining visible for
about 15 minutes and flashing brilliantly.
It appeared again about 10 p.m., Talaak said, crossing the
sky slowly then seeming to make a sudden descent straight down.
(From San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle,
February 19th, 1967)
London Express Service
LONDON-Russian archaeologists are puzzling over a remarkable
collection of stone discs, thousands of years old, found in the mountains
bordering China and Tibet.
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So hard is it to explain them in terms of earthly
experience that the archaeologists do not rule out the possibility that the
discs may have come from outer space.
A total of 716 discs, like Stone Age "gramophone
records," have been picked up in recent years by men exploring caves in
the BayanKara-Ula mountain range, reports the Soviet Union's new English
language magazine, Sputnik.
Each disc has a central hole and irregular grooves spiraling
out to the edge, but the report says (quite seriously) that the grooves are not
Chinese archaeologists estimate that the discs are about
12,000 years old but have made no headway at all in trying to explain their
purpose or how they came to be in the caves.
The Russians, who have examined some of the discs in a Moscow
laboratory claim to have made two important discoveries. One is that the discs
contain traces of metal-particularly cobalt.
The second discovery, according to Vvacheslav Zaitsev,
author of the Sputnik report, is that the discs when scraped free of rock
particles "vibrate as if they carried an electric charge . . . "In
some of the Bayan-Kara-Ula caves," he writes, "archaeologists and speleologists
have found 12,000-year-old skeletons. The remains belong to human beings with
huge craniums and underdeveloped skeletons."
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A small flyer is being distributed by M. G. N. A. (633
Steamboat Road, Greenwich, Conn. 06830) entitled: The United Nations, We Can
Be Delegates Through Thought.
It reads: In these days, when the press and radio keep us
constantly informed of world events, and television brings us graphically face
to face with every crucial situation, we are all taking part to some degree in
the affairs of the world.
According to our thinking and our attitudes we are
automatically making either a positive and constructive or negative and
destructive contribution. But we can do more than that ... give our subjective
support to that assembly of the countries of the world-the
United Nations - which is seeking not only to preserve the
peaceful partnership of all races, but to establish a cooperation in all fields
that will truly lead to a New Age.
In the United Nations building in New York Dag Hammarskjold
built a Meditation Room.-a room of stillness-in which all who work at the United
Nations and who visit it can find a place of silence in which to attune their
thinking to the Reality behind the outer form, no matter what name may be given
to that Reality or Purpose.
The way we can contribute is to visit the Meditation Room
subjectively, on the wings of our thinking and imagination, and there make a
daily act of invocation.
In this room is a central block, some call it an altar, of
iron ore, and upon it streams a shaft of light from an unseen source. This
symbolizes the light that we can invoke upon the affairs of the world ...
This shaft of light may well be visualized as reaching
into the minds of all those in the Council Chamber, all those seeking to guide
the destiny of men and all who are in places of leadership throughout the world.
A moment or two spent in this room subjectively
visualizing, invoking and working creatively with this light needs but a small
expenditure of time and energy, yet, done in company with our fellows all over
the world, it can have an almost irresistible power for good ...
In every land they are praying for peace that we may live
in right relationship with our fellow men, that the world's leaders may bring
us into a new era. Such world-wide invocation cannot be without effect.
The full text of this small leaflet may be purchased from
M. G. N. A. at the cost. of One Dollar for 100 copies.
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As New Agers our concern for the future is directed
principally to possible relationships with extra-terrestrial life, with the
expansion of our cosmic consciousness awareness, and with directed spiritual
evolution. However, as children of earth, subject to the constant,
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and now swiftly changing conditions of our environment we
also should understand the impact of new patterns of living which are demanding
major adjustments in our lives-psychological as well as social, economic,
A new publication-The Futurist, a Newsletter for
Tomorrow's World-offers an exciting variety of articles which explore the
probabilities of future trends as well as alternative choices for long range
plans, by which mankind may become a director of coming events, new human
inter-relationships and values.
"The Futurist" is the bi-monthly journal of the
World Future Society: An Association for the Study of Alternative Futures.
In August of 1966 a group of future minded people
(educators, scientists, sociologists, industrialists, technicians, etc.)
organized as a nonprofit educational and scientific society to provide a
clearing house for all kinds of ideas and information relative to the future,
without advocating any particular point of view. The aims of the society are:
1 To contribute to a reasoned awareness of the future;
2 To advance responsible and serious investigation of the
3 To promote the development and improvement of
methodologies for the study of the future;
4 To increase public understanding of future-oriented
activities and studies; and
5 To facilitate communication and cooperation among
organizations and individuals interested in studying or planning for the
The articles in the 16 page illustrated publication are
brief and varied but point the way to major considerations. Projections are
offered on such subjects as: increased urbanization, particularly in
under-developed countries; new educational demands; automation and leisure
needs; machines to out-think man; new types of beings through genetic
manipulation; world control of oceanic resources; and work from home with
computers. Mention is made of submarine hotels, plastic domed cities with
environmental control, near light speed, and other equally fascinating
possibilities. A description of many books, already available, is also offered
which promise interesting reading indeed!
If you are vitally interested in the rapidly changing
world in which you live, write to
World Future Society
P.O. Box 19285
20th Street Station
Washington, D. C. 20036
Membership, including subscription, is Five Dollars
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Treasury of Thought
(Dagobert D. Runes, Philosophical Library, 15 East
40th St., New York, N. Y. 10016. $6.00)
This volume is truly a Treasury of Thought, and is well
described on its book jacket. "With its easy to read structure of brief
entries in alphabetical order, it is a treasure-house of observations on life
and death, civilization and savagery, the universe and Beyond-the Great Topics
which have challenged man's thought, whether in passionate public debate or in
the lonely stillness of his nights, ever since he first raised his eyes to the
stars. At the same time, this is a `personal treasury' of the intimate thoughts
of an outstanding philosopher on these Great Topics."
Dr. Dagobert D. Runes is the author of over thirty books in
the field of philosophy and social history. The late Albert Einstein said that
his ". . . expressed opinions are closely akin to those I hold . . .
" and Dagobert has been saluted by Albert Schweitzer in these words
"We both travel on the same path to bring to mankind a deeply ethical,
deeply spiritual consciousness."
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These are a few quotations from the book.
Absence: Increases fondness- and ends in
Actions: Speak loud but sometimes a whisper is more
Books: You may never find a friend, but you can
always find a book. And books as your friends, you will not go through life a
I and Thee: The greatest struggles are within you,
not without; in nations, too, the most crucial battles were fought not against
an outside enemy.
Truth: All men can savor truth, but it has to be
served differently from one to another.
The book contains much of truth, wisdom and beauty. The
treasure awaits you.
-Hope E. Hiner.
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Understanding Essay Contest
Have you mailed in your essay on "How to Promote
Understanding" The deadline is May 15, 1967. Winners will be announced in
the July issue.
Essays may be from 400-1000 words in length on any type or
phase of understanding, but the means suggested must be specific and
First prize will be $10 in cash, the second, $5.00 in
cash; any other essays published in the Understanding magazine will receive a
one year free subscription.
Judges will be Col. A. J. Burks, Executive Vice President
of Understanding, and the editors of Understanding magazine.
Recent gifts of Books to Understanding, Inc. include:
Meaning for Man, by Rollin Chambliss ($4.50) and
Baruch Spinoza : Letters to Friend and Foe, by Dagobert
D. Runes ($3.75), courtesy of The Philosophical Library, Inc., 352 Park Avenue
South, New York, N. Y. 10010.
We Met the Space People: The Story of the Mitchell
Sisters, by Helen and Betty Mitchell ($1.00), courtesy of Saucerian Books, Box
2228, Clarksburg, W. Va. 26301.
The Solidarity of Humankind, by K. Ramachandra, (a
pamphlet on a Donation basis) courtesy of Machandra Publications, Loxwood,
Upper Carlisle Road, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Introduction To Eckaukar, by Paul Twitchell
($2.00), courtesy of Paul Twitchell, P.O. Box 5325, Las Vegas, Nev. 59102.
Flying Saucers: Hoax or Reality, by L. Jerome
Stanton (paperback, 50c), courtesy of a member.
Flying Saucer Intelligence Speak by Ted Owens
(Mimeo pamphlet 50c), courtesy of Timothy Green Beckley, 3 Courtland Street, New
Brunswick, N. J. 08901.
Myrtle Creek Reports
One of our newer Units, Myrtle Creek, Oregon, #76, reports
that its membership continues to grow, numbering 29 already. With the
resignation of Miss Mary Root, Mrs. Mernie Goodger was recently elected
Vice-President of the Unit.
The Unit will sponsor a lecture by Col. A. J. Burks on
International Unit 75
By popular request, Col. Arthur J. Burks will again
lecture at the Wilkie Memorial Building, New York City, on Sunday, April 16th.
His topic will be "UFOs." This is a sequel to Col. Burks' lecture of
January 10th, "The Human Star Body." The lecture is sponsored by the
New York City International Unit of Understanding, #75.
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Flying Saucer Convention
A Congress of Scientific: Ufologists will be held at the
hotel Commodore in New York City from June 22nd through June 25th, 1967. There will be four sessions of 2½ hours each, open to the public. Many famous
personalities in the UFO field will speak.
For further details write to: Saucer News, Dept. C, P.O. Box
163, Fort Lee, N. 1. 07024.
Calvin Girvin Lecture Tour
Calvin C. Girvin, author of The Night Has a
Thousand Saucers, is planning a lecture trip to the East Coast for May and
June. If your Unit is interested in a lecture by Mr. Girvin please contact him
before April 15th, at 6711 Yucca St., Hollywood, Calif. 90025.
Units Report on Lectures
Unit 7 of Orange, Calif., reports that on January 13th the
Unit sponsored Mark and Yolanda of Mark Age; on February 18th, Dr. Frank E. Stranges
; and on March 18th, Mr. Riley Crabb, who spoke on "Spacecraft From Beyond
Unit 11 of San Francisco, Calif., on February 24th
presented Col. A. J. Burks in a talk- "UFOs of Tomorrow." The Unit
plans to sponsor Riley Crabb in April.
Unit 1 of Merlin, Oregon, which usually holds Home
Discussion Group sessions, will on April 5th sponsor a lecture by Cola A. J.
Burks, at the Redwood Hotel in Grants Pass.
Riverside, California Lectures
Bishop H. Adrian Spruitt, Archbishop of the
Antioch-Malabar Church, oldest church in Christiandom, will speak on "What
About the Essenes?" on April 9th, 2:30 P. M. at the Izaak Walton Hall in
Fairmount Park, Riverside. The lecture is sponsored by Unit 22.
Mark-Age Sightings Report
Mark-Age Inform-Nations has published a supplement to
their booklet-"Visitors from Other Planets. The supplement I is entitled
"Many New Spacecraft Sightings from Mars and Venus." The reports and
pictures confirm predictions made by Mark and Yolanda on their recent cross
country lecture tour.
Write to 327 N. E. 20 Terrace, Miami, Fla. 33137 for your
copy. Please mention Understanding.
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