For April, 1968
GHOST OF GOLD ................................................................................................. 2
THE IMPOSTER WHO PLAYS GOD ........................................................................... 3
THE NON-CONFORMIST AND THE PSEUDO ........................................................ 5
CRUCIFIXION .................................................................................................................. 6
MOON PHENOMENA .................................................................................................... 7
NOT IN THE RECORDS ................................................................................................ 8
world report ........................................................................................................... 9
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING .................................................................................... 12
Poet’s corner .......................................................................................................... 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 XIII APRIL, 1963 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 this editorial is being written, the London gold
market, the largest in the world, has just announced that it will be closed for
two weeks, "to allow conditions to stabilize." When it reopens it will
be strictly for business between private speculators only. The United States
and its six international gold pool partners will no longer feed it with metal
from their reserves.
This action, while it has been clearly foreseen as
inevitable for several years, is nevertheless au outright default of the
government's constantly repeated promise to maintain the price of at $35.00 per
ounce. While the abandonment of the $35.00 price has been thinly disguised by
the gobbledegook of financial terminology, it is plain that a completely
artificial price which can be maintained only by refusal to sell, cats have no
lasting effect upon the economy of the world or upon tile stability of it money
For years the monetary experts' have persisted in ignoring
one of the simplest and most basic of the facts concerning gold. That fact is
that gold, unlike money, is an actual physical commodity It cannot be created
by the stroke of a pen, as are international credits. It cannot be created by
any agreement between bankers, nor can it be produced by any act of
Gold is a commodity which must be wrested from the earth
through the toil and the sweat of the miner. It must be smelted and refined by
the toil and sweat of other men. These men must be paid at the rate for such
toil and sweat, or else no gold will be mined! Therefore the actual price of
gold will inevitably be determined by the cost of mining and refining it, and
very little gold can be produced today for $35.00 per oz. (In the Soviet Union,
the average cost of producing an ounce of gold is the equivalent of $105.00 U.
S. dollars. In some other countries the cost would be even higher except that
tile mines have been shut down because their governments cannot afford to
subsidize the loss, and because it was much cheaper to get their gold from
Uncle Santa Clans who was giving it away at $35.00 per oz.)
Because of the rapidly increasing population. and because
of the many need, and use, of gold totally apart from its use as money, the
world demand for gold is increasing much faster than the supply.
Mother Nature passed the law of supply and demand long
before any man made laws were created, and in the end, the laws of nature will
One simple fact that our 'monetary experts' seemed to be
incapable of comprehending is that the much maligned `gold speculators,' who
are eagerly buying all of the gold that is offered at, or near, $35.00 are not
buying it in the hope that they can later sell it back to a government or a
bank at a higher price. Most of the gold buyers have no intention of selling
the gold hack to any- government or banking institution at any price! They are
actually buying the gold for resale to the limitless number of gold hungry
private markets and individuals who are willing to pay much more than the
'bargain basement price' of $35.00.
No amount of gold which any combination of governments of
banking institutions can throw upon the market will be enough to satisfy the
world needs, and so the buyers will continue to buy eagerly, so long as anyone
has an ounce of gold which he is foolish enough to sell for $35.00.
In a final belated recognition of this simple fact, the
seven international gold pool partners have resorted to a rather ingenious
expedient. Since metallic gold is a physical and limited commodity which cannot
be increased or manipulated in accordance with usual
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banking practices, the bankers have simply killed the
metallic gold as a monetary entity, and have extracted its ghost to preside
over their monetary transaction,.
In simple words, they have declared that while the ghost
price of gold is still $35.00, if you want to attain any of the metal, we are
sorry, but you will have to pay a much higher price!!
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LOOK at what the extremists of our society have done to
the crystal image of love! They have abused it relentlessly and leaned on it as
a crutch and used it as all excuse for every affliction, whether justified or
When, at first glance, we see the poetic slogans:
"God is Love" and "Love Thy Neighbor," they seem genuine
and heartfelt. Look again. Search beneath the pretty words. God is love ... Put
where was this God so suddenly discovered? In drugs, narcotics and artificial
soul stimulation. Only when the, addict loses himself in a half-conscious
fantasy does he see and hear God. And now ask yourself this: Is this a man, a
Christian, a God-fearing child who cannot believe in Him by reading his words
and praying before him? What these lost souls have found is a crutch-an
artificial God whom they know completely and from whom they pretend to receive
their falsified "love."
The people who keep their God at their side and resist
escape into a dream world are those who must stance up and band together to
convince the wayward minority that they are more lost than those who cannot
accept God at all.
With their cries of universal love, they intend to remedy
all the problems of the world. With daisies in their arms, they intend to march
upon the Establishment and say-Love Everyone! Everyone is your friend! Stop
wars and revolution!
Would the Viet Cong surrender their weapons on their own
battlefield and suddenly fall to their knees and accept God, under the mere
suggestion of the disillusionists? Further, will the Communists all over the
world tear down the Iron Curtain and allow the dictated nations to once again
enter the churches that they have
converted to Socialist museums? This weak belief cannot
work for our complex world. Everything that comes is of God's will and when He
wants peace and sees that we deserve it, there will be peace. All He asks for
is our true belief-not a fake devotion to someone who only plays God-someone
whose voice is heard on acid trips. This is not God.
We, as Martin Luther, must firmly leave our torturous
afflictions and say, "Here I Stand. I cannot otherwise." And if we
believe in this, if we disregard those deafening theories that scream at us,
"God is dead," we can survive. The rebels of the society have caused
only one good thing: something must be done. But their proposals have disrupted
our firmly-planted faith.
They will continue to pass on their slogans loudly and
preach over and over again on love. They will try to convert God into an idol,
an every-day friend. Yet, is it not known that we cannot know everything about
God? But still, the addicts claim they have found the real God and are proud.
We have to cling to the truth of the matter, or we and our beliefs, by the
forgetful wind, will be blown out of existence.
- Nantta Sinka (16 years old)
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There are basically two types of non-conformists: the
truly enlightened and modern non-conformist, and the suit-modern and
reactionary non-conformist. Both are alike in that they reject the conventional
mode of life in preference for the "beat" or "hippie" life.
This rejection, necessarily, puts them on the periphery of a society they feel
to be so enslaved by mechanical and conditioned response that the people are no
longer capable of perceiving the truth of life, and are unable to exercise
their free will as individuals.
However, to the "pseudo," this advantage, on the
periphery, freed from the conditioned reflex of the masses, has no meaning, except
for the false psychological notion that makes him believe that he is something
unique and different simply because he has rejected the conventional.
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For every true non-conformist, there are hundreds of these
who haven't the vaguest idea of the philosophy the "modern" trying to
act out; yet they flock to, and shadow him like a gang of disembodied ghouls
around a corpse, and sometimes the "modern" is forced pack into
conventional society out of disgust, for personal protection, or, ironically,
for more freedom.
The essential difference between the two lies in the fact
that the "modern" is usually a creative and enlightened person. He
has usually mastered conventional society, in all economic sense, and sees it
as something, not in itself undesirable, but as an obstacle that must be
circumvented or escaped in order to preserve his own individual powers of
perception and creativity. He is awakened enough to see why the conventional is
as is, and know, that, it is not innately bad or corrupt, and knows that
without it he could never have gained the freedom and perspective in life he
now has. He know, also that to keep this freedom and perspective, he must
remain free in his responses to, and his interpretation of life, and shun the
pre-conceived ideas and formulas that stymie the masses.
The "pseudo” however, has little or no awareness of
this. He turns from the conventional mainly because he can't cope with it or
understand it. He closes off people and the past without really knowing why,
and plunges outside himself, beyond the present reality, into a future that is
to him a total abstraction. This is to me, far worse than clinging, to the past
as the conventional may demand for the "pseudo" becomes, literally, a
displaced person without anything concrete to sustain him, except his
The true non-conformist realize, the need for people and
accepts the past for what it is, and, likewise, tile future: and attempts to
anchor himself in the reality of the presenth a broader and clearer perspective
of the importance of all. He is aware of the historical significance of the
time, and of the individual advantage it offers him. Unlike the
"pseudo," who is basically reactionary, maintains the clearness of
mind to avail himself of his historical position: he views with calmness the
tragedies of life, the mistakes, the atrocities, and faces all head on and
profits from error and failure as well as from success.
The "pseudo" runs from life and shields his
pseudo existence by becoming bitter and reactionary. He is always hunting a
to blame for his frustrations and misery, until eventually
he becomes alienated from life entirely.
On the surface both lead similar lives, but underneath
there is this radical difference in motivation: the true non-conformist is
seeking greater understanding of himself and life, whereas the
"pseudo" is seeking escape.
- W. Allen Parker
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We are aware that the crucifixion of Christ was all
inevitable occurrence if the Gospels were to be fulfilled. Despite this fact,
most of us are very grateful that destiny did not force us to be a participant
in this' horrible incident. Just reading the account of the trial and
crucifixion given by the Biblical Writers evokes a deep feeling of humiliation.
Viewing this ordeal retrospectively, as individuals, we
find it almost impossible to believe that we could have been personally involved
in this event. Because this particular act is buried in history and a similar
situation seems unlikely to occur in our life time we feel quite secure in our
However, it should be remembered, before we become too
presumptuous, that the crucifixion recorded in the Bible dealt only with the
physical body of Christ. The spiritual body remained alive in the hearts of his
followers. Therefore, everyone who proclaims to be a Christian must maintain a
relationship with the Spirit of Christ. The fact that this relationship must
exist offers modern-day Christians as great an opportunity to crucify the
spiritual body of Christ as the Pharisees and Jews had to crucify the physical
body of Christ.
Remember that day downtown when we were hurrying to an
appointment? How did we treat the stranger who wanted directions? What about
the blind man who was standing on the curb holding his cane up asking for
assistance in crossing the street? Did we help him, or did we hurry on our way?
It requires little effort and time to smile and speak a friendly greeting to
people, and yet we allow the opportunity to do this slip by us countless times
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Impatience is a sign of the times. We want what we want
now, regardless of how it affects other people. Remember how irritated we
became with that slow clerk who waited on us at the store the other day? What
about the driver who pulled out in front of us in traffic? When the children
came running into the house fussing and crying and asking us to settle the dispute,
what was our reaction? Did we shout, "Be quiet, can't you see I and
busy," or did we sit down to help them solve their problem,
How many times in a day do we accept the little
extraordinary things that people do for us without expressing any sign of appreciation?
When was the last time we did something especially nice for our mate? Do we
allow the beauty of a blooming flower in the spring, or the magnificence in the
color of the leaves of the mighty oak in the fall to go unnoticed.
Love is a natural feeling when everything is going
smoothly, but what happens when there is an argument? Do we allow a
disagreement to make us so emotionally enraged that we forget all about being
tolerant and understanding?
See how easy it is to crucify the spiritual body of
Christ. Perhaps we should all spend a portion of this Easter season evaluating
our own attitudes and actions so that we will not be guilty of committing the
same crime for which we condemn the Jews and Pharisees. Who knows, if enough
people do this, the whole world might be a better place to live.
-Cecil M. Wright
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With photographs of the moon's visible surface already
available and with a manned moon probe only a year or two in the future, man
may soon determine whether or not the various strange phenomena -- lights,
objects, bridges and the like-reported by astronomers since 1869 have a basis
Jay Schilling in the June, 1967, "Signature,"
publication of the Diner's Club, reported these interesting historical facts.
A member of the Royal Astronomical Society of England in
1869 reported he had observed countless points of bright light on the
moon's surface, arranged in a number of geometric
patterns. During the following two years 40 members of the Society reported
over 100 similar sightings of lights. By 1871 reports of such sightings ceased.
An American astronomer, F. B. Harris, in 1912, observed
"a huge object of some kind, moving above the moon's surface." Harris
said the object was opaque, black, and approximately 50 miles wide, and close
enough to the surface to cast a shadow on the moon. No corroborative evidence
occurred and the sighting was dismissed.
During the next forty years mysterious white circular
objects, so-called "domes," were periodically reported, and on July 29th, 1953, still another curious sighting occurred. This was reported by John J.
O'Neill. As he was studying the moon's Mare Crisum, where earlier he had seen
only "the clear sweep of the great sea," he saw something which
spanned an estimated 12 mile distance, something that could only be called a
This observation was confirmed a month later, by Britain's
leading astronomer, Dr. H. Perey Wilkins, and still later by Britain's foremost
lunar authority, Dr. Patrick Moore.
Then, in 1958, within the crater of Alphonsus, the
prominent Russian astronomer, Dr. Nikolai A. Krozyen, sighted in oval-shaped
object which hovered near the moon's surface and radiated a weird glow. This
report was quickly confirmed by two American astronomers-H. F. Poppendick and
W. H. Bond.
Astronomers at the Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Ariz.,
in 1963, observed red glows on the rim of Aristarchus.
Through the years skeptics have ridiculed these sighting
reports, even though made by scientists (experts in astronomy), as illusions.
Others, with more imagination, have postulated that perhaps there is activity
on the unobserved dark side of the moon, and/or under the surface. The near
future should provide answers relative to the observed phenomena, as well as to
man's other questions concerning life possibilities on the moon.
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Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by
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Mr. Gibbs, a fried of mine with whom l work and
occasionally discuss flying saucers, told me of his sighting on Christmas Eve,
1967. This was substantiated by his wife and his eleven-year old son. They had
purchased a telescope for a gift and were looking at the stars when the
following sighting was made.
"We were looking for a star to look at with our son's
telescope. Looking north we saw one that looked like it was moving. We took it
as being a satellite. Its path of travel west north west to east south east,
and at all angle of approximately 35 degrees from earth plane. The time
duration was three to four minutes. While watching the satellite we noticed
four other luminations appear traveling from east to west. They suddenly
changed their direction and followed the same path of the satellite for an arc
of about 45 degrees across the sky. The changed their position a time or two,
relative to the satellite while following. Their size, judging by the lights,
was smaller than that of the satellite. After following the satellite awhile
they reversed direction and resumed their original path of travel. Up to this
time, Mrs. Gibbs was a skeptic, but is not anymore. My son was very excited
over the sighting."
Mr. Gibbs has had experience a operator in an air traffic
control center, using radar, and has seen flying objects showing a speed 4000
miles per hour, and in his 6-1/2 years of military duty and 12 years in the
Reserve. had never seed anything which could be taken for a UFO (flying
"My son rated 9th in the Long Beach Aquarium Society,
which has a roster of 360 members", mostly adults. My wife is a house wife
and an artist, designer, and draftsman. This sighting was from Garden Grove
near Beach Blvd. and the Garden Grove Freeway."
The foregoing account is one of the many that can be
related by people every day but is never put on record. We would like to extend
our appreciation to Dr. Gibb for furnishing this information. We would be glad
to hear of to hear of other sightings.
- Harry F. Woodward
Pres. Unit #9, Orange,
New Island Rising
(Mercury News, San Jose, Calif., Feb. .11,
New Zealand (CNS) - In the normally calm waters of the South Pacific, strange
sights are still to be seen.
One of the strangest has been under the watchful eyes of
geologists, meteorologists and vulcanologists since early December -- the birth
of a new island.
Fifteen hundred miles north-east of New Zealand a young
volcano is rearing itself up from an unstable seabed.
From a fiery cone barely protruding above the surrounding,
rolling sea a continuous blast of rock and steam is being spewed upwards; the
labor pains are severe, and the new island is taking form with a kind of savage
The island is in the Metis Shoal of the Tongan Group, and
is right on the circum-Pacific Mobile Belt, as is the volcanic and
earthquake-prone North Island of New Zealand.
The crew of the royal New Zealand air force Orion who flew
over the area to observe the island's birth reported that from as far off as 60
miles a 5,000 foot column of smoke, billowing out of the sea and marking the
new island's cradle, could easily be seen.
"It was impossible to estimate the size of the
island," one of the crew said, "because the whole area was obscured
by thick clouds of steam."
But it is likely that the island, building itself up and
outward by the tons of material being flung out from its central crater every
hour, is still growing. Geologists believe that it may continue its growth
period for many months to come, gradually slowing down its activity as the
volcano cools clown.
It is not often that the birth of a new piece of land can
be observed at firsthand.
To geologists, the new steamy baby of the Pacific offers a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness in miniature something that
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may be akin to the genesis of many of thousands of
volcanic islands that now dot the blue waters of he Pacific.
Earth Jobs for Space Machines
By Al Rositer Jr. - from Daily Courier,
Grants Pass, Ore., 2/28/68
CAPE KENNEDY(UPI) -The space program has broken the
At least that's a major finding of a group of some of the
nation's foremost scientists given the task of looking for down-to-earth jobs
for machine in space.
The scientists said that practical space applications that
were only vague and speculative a few years ago now appear plausible and even
"Useful applications of space are unquestionably
real, substantial and potentially close at hand."
The conclusion was reached by a committee of the National
Academy of Sciences which was asked by the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) to look into proposed space applications and report on
their worth and potential.
"We can now describe with conviction and in some
detail," the committee will, "the many specific ways in which space
vehicle, and space technology will become important elements in our economic,
industrial and social world."
The committee, which based its report on the findings of
10 specialized panels, said the potential economic benefits to society from
space technology are enormous.
"They may amount to billions of dollars per year to
many diverse elements of our industry and commerce and thus to the
public," the committee said.
The study group said the most attractive space
applications can be divided naturally into two categories.
The first deals with earth observation for such fields as
weather, oceanography, forestry, agriculture, geography, cartography and
hydrology. The second deals with communications, including telephone,
television, broadcasting and data transmission, and also includes navigation
and sea and traffic control.
In some areas, notably communication and weather
forecasting, satellites are already being used on a daily, operational basis.
But in most other space applications, satellites and their instruments are only
in the planning or development state.
The academy committee said benefits from satellites can
result either because spacecraft provide a more economical way to supply some
service or from the ability to do things with space systems that can't be done
in other ways, such as watching the weather on a global basis.
By Joseph L. Myler - Daily Courier, Grand
Pass, Ore., 31/68
WASHINGTON, (UPI) - The earthquake which hit Sicily Jan.
15 caused great loss of life, great damage, great suffering, great sorrow.
But it was not, as seismologist measure such violent
manifestations of a "great earthquake. It was not even a "major
shock”. The fact that it was enormously destructive was due to the circumstance
that it hit a heavily populated region with few quake-resistant buildings.
As of mid-January there had been no great earthquake
anywhere on the planet since the Alaskan shock of March 27, 1964, when 131 persons were killed and millions of dollars worth of property was destroyed.
"This," says the Coast and Geodetic Survey,
"is the longest period without the occurrence of a great earthquake since
seismologists began recording the earth's tremors on their sensitive
instruments 70 years ago."
The survey also reported a sharp reduction in major
earthquakes in 1967. Statistics assembled since 1897 indicate that an average
of 16 major quakes will occur annually but only six were recorded last year.
A great earthquake is defined as one having a magnitude of
8 or greater on a mathematical scale invented by Dr. Charles Richter of the
California Institute of Technology. A major quake is of 7 to 7.9 in magnitude.
In terms of energy release the Sicily shock was,
comparatively, small. Scientists estimated its magnitude at 5.75 to 6 on the
Magnitude number; don't always tell the true story of
disaster. For example, the atomic bomb which destroyed Hiroshima was equivalent
ill energy terms to an earthquake of only 5.5 magnitude,
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target the Hiroshima bomb was far more devastating than
the higher magnitude Sicily quake.
The power of earthquakes rises by a factor of 64 for each
point on the Richter scale. For example, a magnitude 8 quake represents an
unleashing of energy 64 times that, of a magnitude 7 shock.
Magnitude 8 quakes, it has been estimated, liberate energy
equivalent to that bound up in 10,000 one megaton H-bombs. Fortunately, became
of their great focal depth, they cannot do comparable damage to the surface
works of civilization.
The longest previous pause between great earthquakes began
in May, 1900, when an 8.5 shock hit Chile, and ended in May, 1963 when an 8.25
quake struck the Kurile Islands.
What is the explanation for such pauses? Is there a yet to
be discovered cycle of great earthquake activity?
Cooperation in UFO Research
By Frank Carey-Tampa Tribune (Fla.), Feb. 24, 1968
WASHINGTON (AP)-Dr. Edward U. Condon, director of an Air
Force-financed investigation of unidentified flying objects, said yesterday
that he had appealed to scientists of the Soviet Union to cooperate in a study
of flying saucers.
The appeal, in the form of a letter from Condon, was
relayed three weeks ago by the prestigious National Academy of Sciences to the Soviet
Academy, Condon said.
"We haven't received any answer yet," he said,
"but I guess its too soon to expect one."
Fifteen months ago Condon was chosen to head an
independent. investigation by non-government scientists to determine whether
flying saucers are natural phenomena, or whether they are spaceships, possibly
from distant planets. The Air Force put up almost $500,000 for the study.
Condon said the investigation will not be completed until
sometime in June, and his report will not be made public until November or
The 65-year-old scientist refused to discuss even
preliminary findings. Nor would he speculate on whether the report will resolve
controversies surrounding reports of UFOs.
Has the project made him a believer or a non-believer in
“I'm now getting to be more one way than the other, but
I'm not going to tell you what that way is," Condon replied.
Condon said project scientists had spent considerable time
"answering false alarms," but he refused to answer when asked whether
he or any of his colleagues had seen any evidence of UFOs.
Discussing his appeal for a cooperative effort on UFO
research by American and Russian scientists, Condon said his letter was
prompted by news reports from Moscow quoting informed sources as saying the
Soviet government had set up a special commission to investigate reports of
"The letter said, in essence, that we are doing a job
for the American Air Force, and we have an interest in any similar research you
may be doing-and we'll be glad to exchange information with you. So, the letter
says, 'how shall we get together?' ''
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(Excerpts from article "Soviet Scientists Insist UFOs
a Serious Topic" by Neal Stanford, staff correspondent for the Christian
Science Monitor, February 19, 1968)
UFOs are no respector of curtains. Unidentified flying
objects are being reported from the Soviet Union, just as in the United States.
And Moscow apparently doesn't know what to make of them any more than does Washington.
The Kremlin this month permitted Dr. Felix Zigel, doctor
of science (technology) at the Moscow Aviation Institute, to write an article
on UFOs for Soviet Life.
Dr. Zigel seems a believer in UFOs, even though he can't
explain them. "To my mind," he says, "these are real objects and
merit the most serious examination."
"We should not attempt," he says, "to
explain the nature of UFOs in terms of familiar phenomena."
What Soviet scientist Zigel is saying is that he, and a
lot of other people in the Soviet Union, believe in UFOs and recognize that
while man has learned a lot about physical phenomena he still doesn't know
everything, and in fact may know very little.
Possibly the most startling observation made by Dr. Zigel
is his assertion that UFOs are really not recent phenomena of the last
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20 years. "The UFO phenomenon," he says,
"has been observed throughout the history of mankind. 'there are medieval
and ancient reports strikingly similar to ours."
He mentions two: "The well-documented observation of
a 'large saucer' in 1882 and 'procession of bolides' in 1913." But his
blockbuster historical claim is that the famous "Tunguska meteorite"
of 1908, that devastated a vast area in Siberia with a gapping crater. was
actually a UFO!"
"Soviet scientists," he says, "have
established that the Tunguska-explosion had every parameter of an air nuclear blast."
This year says Dr. Zigel. the Soviet Academy of Sciences
is publishing a book says "Populated Outer Space" to be written, by
distinguished Soviet and foreign scientists, including some Americans. Also the
Soviet Union has thousands of reports of UFOs in its files and many dozen of
In his article Dr. Zigel mentions in detail nine specific
sightings of UFOs over the Soviet Union, all of them by respected scientists,
military personnel, officials.
"If science considers flying saucers a hallucination,
it still must explain the cause of this global psychic illness, which could be
as difficult as establishing the true nature of UFOs... What we are dealing
with here," he adds, "is a kind of reality still unexplored."
When Dr. Zigel gets to speculating as to what UFO s are up
to, and where they come from, he is at his science-fiction best:
"Observations show that UFOs behave 'sensibly.' In a group formation
flight they maintain a pattern. They are most often spotted over airfields,
atomic stations, and other very new engineering installations.
"On encountering aircraft, they always maneuver so as
to avoid direct contact. A considerable list of these seemingly intelligent
actions gives the impression that UFOs are investigating, perhaps, even
Dr. Zigel concludes his article with a plea for
"discarding preconceived notions about. UFOs and organizing on a global
scale a calm, sensation-free, and strictly scientific study of this strange
phenomenon. The subject and aims of the investigation are so serious that they
justify any efforts. It goes without saying that international cooperation is
I stood beside the flowing
Its laughter filled my- heart.
It Seemed to whisper. "laugh
my clear . . .
Play your role with no fear...
For it's only a very small
In life's eternal flow.
"Walk with me,
come," its soothing voice pleaded
While sunlight over its
foaming crests did play.
"Walk with me, come and
you will see
I play as many parts as thee."
I heeded it,scall and hand in
We frolicked over rock, and
Sometimes swift, sometimes
I followed the river's flow.
"They say my life is
When at the end of my winding
I mingle with the eternal sea
As yours is ended when you
become part of eternity.
But remember just as each
'form' of drop
Becomes formless on its ascent
to the sky.
Takes `form' again and
descends to play
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Another role in life's eternal
So also you, my clear, may
Into the depths of eternity
To descend again in many
forces to glow
In Life's eternal flow."
- Malene Englestad
To Bridge the Gap Between
To bridge the gap between
the young and the old
the meek and the bold
between color of faces
and different races
we could take a lesson
from that man above
we can bridge most any gap
with understanding and with
- Mrs. Carolyn M. Sherman
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New Unit-Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
As we go to press the staff of Understanding, Inc., is
working on the details to admit another Unit into our Understanding family.
Welcome Fart Lauderdale!
Word has been received from Mrs. Shirley H. Lewis (316
Utah Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 33312) that the initial steps for Unit
organization have been accomplished. New members are cordially invited, so if
you live in the Ft. Lauderdale area, please contact Mrs. Lewis proposed meetings
George Van Tassel announces the reprinting of his book, The
Council of Seven Lights, under new title-Religion and Science Merged.
Those who have been seeking Mr. Van Tassel's book may now
obtain it by sending $3.50 to The College of Universal Wisdom, P.O. Box 458, Yucca
Valley, Calif. 92284. Proceeds from the book sales will go into the treasury
of the Ministry "as a tithe from the author."
We thank the friends of Clara John who have sent
contributions to Understanding, Inc., in memory of a dear friend.
Clara John for veers was hostess to New Age meetings in
the Jiggs Room and editor of "The Little Listening Post" of
Washington, D. C. The paper was printed whenever "the pot boiled
over" and was concerned with both "Coming Events" and the
From the author, David Jackson Thorpe, we have received a
copy of his folio entitled: "How to Achieve Happiness." Though the
pages are few they give the inspirational account of the mysterious and
beautiful experience by which Mr. Thorpe was given the teaching he offers.
Presented concisely and lucidly are a spiritual attitude
and a meditation practice which, if followed faithfully- daily, will bring that
inner peace and happiness for which all men hunger. So it has been in Mr.
Thorpe's personal experience.
A Radio Program
Member W. T. Vandeventer of Auburn, Calif., write,
"If you can get XEG, Monterrey, Mexico, 1050 on your radio dial, listen on
Tuesday nights, 8:15 to 8:30. The program is called `New Age of
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Reason' by H.B. Dodd. You will find it enlightening. I
recommend this for all members of Understanding."
News From Buffalo, Unit 37
The year of 1968 promises to be as active and interesting
for members of Buffalo Unit 37 as was the year 1967.
On January 12th, Norman Weiss, Unit Ambassador of Public
Relations, reported on his travels from Alaska to California, which included
visits to Merlin and Giant Rock. On the same program Mr. John Hamm of the U.S.
Naval Intelligence showed a film on the 1964 Alaska earthquake. The February
9th meeting, attended by over 100 people, featured a talk on
"Concept-Therapy" by- Mr. Phil Zimmerman.
In March, Rev. E. E. Sideris spoke on "The Charkas,
or Psychic Glands" and the April meeting offers a talk on "The New Age
and the Cycles of Development," by member Mr. Paul R. Weast.
The May meeting is restricted to the membership for it
includes the Annual Banquet and Election of Officers. The June meeting is
already scheduled and will present Drs. John and Louise Aiken in a talk on
"Psychedlics and Self Realization."
Congratulations to the officers and members of Unit 37 for
so actively- promoting the goals of Understanding!
Although we have no announcements of coming lectures by
our Understanding Units we should like to report on recent Unit activities in
Mr. L.O. Anderson of Unit 67 of Los Angeles, Calif.,
reports that Mr. M. V. Krishna Murthy of Bangalore, India, while in the
Southland recently, lectured to Units 67 and 15. He spoke on etheric energy
flow, brotherhood of man, cosmic consciousness, and yoga in business.
Mr. Riley H. Crabb lectured for the Santa Cruz, Calif.,
Unit 9, on March 4th on the subject of "Mediums and Prophecy", and to
the Merlin, Ore., Unit 1 on March 6th, on "Etheric Surgery."
On March 22nd Unit, 11 of San Francisco, Calif., sponsored
The Very Reverend Harold G. Plume on the subject of "Psychic Healing"
and on the same date Unit 7 of Orange. Calif., sponsored Dr. Frank L. Stranges
in a lecture on UFOs.
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