November 1976

AREA OF MUTUAL AGREEMENT   …             2

World report   …………..             7

UFO DEPARTMENT   ………             8


Poet’s corner   ………….             11

Book reviews   ……             13

Activities calendar   ……….             14

BULLETIN BOARD   ………..             15

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Poetry EDITOR ……….  Jacqueline couts





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TONOPAH, AZ. 85354



VOLUME XXI                              NOVEMBER 1976                                    NUMBER 9

Dedicated to the propagation of a better understanding among all the peoples of the earth, and of those who are not of earth.


WHY IS IT that mankind cannot achieve true peace? In spite of the sincere and dedicated striving of thousands of learned men, and the longing for peace that is felt by all normal humans, why can we not. achieve a thing a s simple a s peace?  The answer that has emerged= from many years of careful study of the problem is simply that we have been seeking peace as though it were something that could exist by and for itself. The act is that peace is never and can never be reached by any direct approach. It is not a s gold that can be obtained by energetic digging, nor is it a treasure that can be had at once if only one knew where to look! Peace is not a prime entity, nor can it exist by itself. Mankind must, somehow, come to understand that peace is a by-product of under-standing. It is the automatically resulting product of complete and genuine understanding between man and state, between state and state, and between all men and God. When such understanding exists, there is no need to search or to work for peace, it exists automatically, but until understanding has been achieved , no amount of effort for peace will ever be

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successful, as has been proven by the constant failure of peace efforts over many centuries. Although perfect understanding, like other forms of perfection, may never be reached; it is only to the degree that it is approached that we can have peace. It is time, in fact it is centuries past the time, that we, as a world civilization, began to direct our thoughts and efforts toward the goal of complete understanding of the relationships between man and his fellowman, and of the means by which that relationship may be made more successful, more productive and more enduring. The study is usually referred to as the ” Social” Science but, unfortunately, as we pointed out in our last editorial, no such science yet exists in our society or our civilization. We have only the social arts which are not, and cannot become, a science until we have created a foundation upon which the science can stand, and which will support it in its development. There are no human obstacles except the magnitude of the task, and its great success when applied to the development of the Physical Science should prove to everyone, not only that it is possible, but how very well it works.

After more than twelve years of study and careful re-search in the area of human relationship, Understanding, Inc., through its members and directors, advances the following proposal: Some presently existing inter-national organization should be enlisted, or a new one created if necessary, for the purpose-of sponsoring a worldwide congress composed of one delegate from every major and, insofar a s possible, every minor nation , race, ideology and philosophy. In the ideal ca be, there should be a representative of every group of people whose members have any thought patterns or beliefs that are common to the group .  The delegates from each nation, race or ethnic group should be chosen only by. the group which they are to represent, and should be persons who are fully aware of the basic

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thinking of the group. The congress shall have one purpose only. To determine, through mutual discussion, and to document through the minutes of the meeting, all of those principles, postulates and rules or methods of procedure that are found by all of the delegates, to be generally accepted as valid principles of the social relationship of mankind. No attempt shall be made by any individual or group to influence the thinking or to mould the opinion of any other individual or group, since the purpose of the congress is not to determine what the people of the world should think, but only to discover what they do think ! Any suggestion or postulate which, after brief discussion, is found to be un-acceptable by any delegate, shall immediately be dropped from consideration, and the next suggestion shall be taken up. (If, however, the majority of the delegates find the item to be acceptable, and it is rejected by a minority, a note shall be made describing the discarded principle, the delegate or group which found it to be unacceptable, and the reasons given, if any, although none need be given. These notes may held for the purpose of updating or adding to the original document. In any event, they should aid in the understanding of the thought patterns of the various groups.

A number of sample postulates should be prepared in advance of the first formal meeting, to accustom the delegates to the process involved, but after these have considered and voted upon,. each delegate, in turn, shall have the right and the duty to formulate and to purpose additional items for consideration by the assembly. Each suggestion shall have a direct bearing upon the relationship of man to his fellowman and/or upon the means. by which that relationship may be made more successful, more productive or more enduring. All suggestions or postulates should be stated in the simplest possible manner and terms, so that they

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may readily be understood by all. Each suggestion shall be individually considered and accepted or rejected by a vote of the delegates. Those postulates which are accepted shall be recorded and documented as recognized factors of the Social Science. For convenience and order in making the suggestions, they should be grouped into various specific categories such as Human Needs, Human Desires, Human Relationships, Ecological Requirements, etc. They should begin, in each of these areas, or in any other area proposed for consideration, with the simplest proposal:’ or postulates that can be conceived and expressed, since a foundation must be built upon the ground and not at some distance above it, a s has too often been our habit in the past. In the area of Human Needs, for example, the following postulate might be offered. “Resolved, that it would be better for mankind if all persons had available to them a sufficient amount of nourishing food, than that most of them should suffer, as they do now, from constant hunger and malnutrition.” (Note that this is purely an academic question; its acceptance would not bind the delegates, or those whom they represent, to any course of action, but would only establish the validity and the acceptance of the principle. At first, such a proposal might seem to be so obvious as to be ridiculous, yet the fact re-mains that its general acceptance has never been tested or documented, nor has any other postulate of the social relationship of mankind ever been so tested or documented, and it should be obvious that no social science can possibly exist nor can the social arts function successfully until some specific and accepted foundation has been found for them. If the postulate concerning the desirability of sufficient food were accepted by all (and it probably would be if the proposal were made at a time when the assembly had been without food for a few hours), it would then be

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come a recognized and accepted principle, and the way would be opened for other equally simple and basic suggestions, in other later gatherings, as to possible means of implementing the admittedly desirable goal. It should always be remembered however, that the purpose of the congress is not to solve the problems of the world or of society, but only to create a tool with which the problems of society might successfully be approached. (A tool which no society on Earth has ever had, or has ever attempted to create.) At first progress would be slow as the delegates struggled with the unfamiliar task of breaking down their ideas and beliefs into the simplest possible expressions. It would soon be discovered however, that the more simply the concept was expressed, the more probable its acceptance by the assembly. (A fact which has long been forgotten by our politicians, our diplomats, and even by most of our statesmen.)

As the number of building blocks in the foundation grew, one by one, and as the delegates began to realize, most of them for the first time, the remarkable similarity in each other’s thinking, when reduced to fundamentals, the enthusiasm and the rate of progress would steadily increase. In the area of human relationship, the beginning postulate might be: “Resolved-that it would be better for man to live in peace and cooperation with his neighbor, than that his works and his goods should be destroyed and he be maimed or killed in battle with his neighbor. Such a postulate might, or might not, be accepted by the assembly; although it is difficult to see any reason why it should not be, and if it were, then other simple concepts leading to implementation could be considered and discussed in other gatherings once the basic principle had officially been accepted by society. Such an approach to the social science may seem to be childishly :  over-simplified, and indeed it is , yet socially we are

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all still children playing in the sand-box of life, with-out any recognized rules except those which we make up ourselves as we go along, and which are not only very different among various groups, but are also subject to constant change according to our whims of the moment. If we are ever to succeed in building a true social science, we must begin at the beginning, and we have never yet done so.’ It was however, the process used in the development of the physical science, and its great success in that area speaks for itself. The physical science is now progressing at a rate at least four times as fast as the so-called social science, and if we are truly the intelligent beings we like to consider ourselves, we would long since have applied the tested and proven method to the development of both the social and spiritual sciences.

When the congress has completed its deliberations, when all the principles, postulates, rules and methods of procedure that can be conceived by the delegates, have been considered and voted upon, the resulting document shall be translated into all of the principal languages of the earth, and made available in printed form, to all people, as a foundation document, and as a reference work of the social science.

For the first time in the history of mankind, a document would be available to which reference could be made in the study of human problems, and in the planning of specific tests to determine the relative merits of various social theories, as was done in the development of the physical science. No longer would nations have to declare war upon each other in the attempt to kill all of those who had different beliefs, or to force them to change their thinking. No longer would social concepts and principles have to be tested by determining how much agony, destruction and death a race of people could endure in support of them. A simpler and more successful method would be available

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The years of preliminary study that have led to this proposal have indicated that the minimum number of delegates required for a congress whose findings would be acceptable to the world, would be of the order of one thousand, and that the time required for the completion of the primary document would be about one year. The overall cost of the convention would be in the range of thirty to forty millions of dollars. A sum which, to the individual, may seem very large, but is actually somewhat less than the cost of one modem bombing plane, and which, if distributed among the population of even a single country such as the United States,, would amount to less than 20 cents per person. (Not very large investment in this era of inflation, when one considers that the welfare of everyone, and the continued existence of civilization almost certainly depends upon our ability to develop some form of social format capable of easing tensions and lessening friction between nations and between the various ethnic groups.

The organization which sponsors this proposal should conduct additional studies for the purpose of formulating more specific and precise figures as to the number of delegates, the time required and the cost. The study should also include the most desirable location for the convention, the logistics of travel and maintenance of the delegates, the linguistic problems, etc. The United Nations Assembly might be an ideal source of data in this area, since it has been faced with these problems for many years.

Before any action is taken to implement the proposal, the plan should be publicized throughout the world, through the medium of newspapers, radio, television, etc. It should be discussed in the United Nations Assembly and in other international forums, so that it might be thoroughly understood. Such wide publicity would be neither difficult not costly to obtain, if the proper approach were made. There are many persons

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in key positions in the communications systems of the world who are well aware of the critical position  of this civilization, and who are willing to r o whatever may be done to ease tension s or to find solutions to the problems that cause it. Suggestions for the successful implementation of the proposal should be solicited from all parts of the world by the agency which is chosen to coordinate the preliminary phases. There should be constant emphasis upon the simple fact that the proposal is not an attempt to change the thinking or the actions of anyone in any way, but is only a mutual attempt to discover and chart the areas in which everyone’s thinking is already the same!

During the past few decades there has been so much stress placed upon the points of disagreement between the various nations, races and ethnic groups that the illusion has been created that all is disagreement and that “common grounds,” if they exist at all, must be so small as to furnish no basis for mutual understanding or agreement. Actually, of course, the opposite is more nearly true. Any person who has traveled widely throughout the world, meeting and becoming truly acquainted with the. people of all nations and races, inevitably becomes aware of the great similarity in the thought patterns, the aspirations, the needs; the hopes and fears of all the peoples of earth. It soon becomes obvious that the area of mutual agreement is actually so much greater than the points of disagreement that if the former were known and documented, the latter would become totally insignificant by comparison. This proposal would, by its very discussion and implementation, tend to bring the people of all nations and groups closer together because, for the first time in the history of man they would all be engaged in a mutual enterprise that would open the door to new avenues of understanding and eliminate conflict  but which would not pose any threat to anyone’s present thought patters or to their present way of life!

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World report


By Ken Cafarell

(UPI) – Somewhere in the universe immortal beings may hold the keys to the destiny of the human race.

“I fear we have been making a dreadful mistake by not focusing all our searches . . . on the detection of the signals of the immortals for it is the immortals we will most likely discover.”

Sounds like a line from Jules Verne or H. G. Wells, but it isn’t. It was written by Dr. Frank Drake, director of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center at Cornell University, for Technology Review, an alumni magazine published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Drake is the director of operations for the world’s largest radio telescope, the 1,000-foot dish at Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Personnel at the facility spend several hundred hours a year hunting for radio signals from intelligent beings on planets of other stars.

It has, so far, been a fruitless task. Seemingly insurmountable odds were made more difficult by time limits and inadequate equipment. But the theory that alien intelligences exist has not been challenged in scientific circles for years; Drake said.

However, the idea of searching for signals from immortal beings is new and could, if accepted, radically change scanning techniques now used, said Drake. Beings unlimited by time would send messages very differently than mortal races.

Part of the problem is immortals have a lot more to lose than ordinary people, said Drake.

“Immortals must have a fantastic obsession with safety,” Drake wrote, “and every device and vehicle must be so constructed as to present no lethal hazard under any circumstance.

“More importantly, the reverence they would attach to the preservation of individual lives would drive these immortals to avoid physical threat from another planet, even over the cosmic time scale,” he wrote.

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“An immortal civilization’s best assurance of safety would be to make other societies immortal like themselves, rather than risk hazardous military adventures,” said Drake.

“Thus we could expect them to actively spread the secrets of their immortality amount the young, technically developing nations,” he said. “This hypothesis suggests that the numbers of their signals may well be much greater than we imagine.”

Drake said in order to cover the entire sky, a radio telescope would have to point in 20 million directions. By being extremely selective, the number of channels monitored could be cut to about 10 million, he said, making about 100 million million reading to betaken.

That is the bare minimum, he said. Using instruments presently available, it would take an immortal to stumble upon the right channel at the right time, but Drake said “the technology is in hand” to increase the number of channels that can be scanned at once from several thousand to a million.

He predicted such a device could be completed by the 1990’s. Whatever the stumbling blocks, Drake is sure contact will eventually be made.



The Star, September 21, 1976

HOSTILE Unidentified Flying Objects are chasing and harassing an Air Force jet involved in America’s manned space program, according to Air Force men who have flown it.

Crewmen of the jet are convinced the UFOs are trying to pick a fight.

Former Air Force Sgt. Duane B. Piciani told The Star:

“We frequently had to dodge flying saucers that popped up suddenly on our tail and stalked us.

“One of the craft performed maneuvers that would only be possible for a spaceship, and its behavior was unmistakably hostile.”

Piciani’s account was verified by other crewmen with supersensitive electronics equipment and flies out of Patrick Air Force Base near Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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Cap. James B. Phillips, information officer for the Air Force Systems Command, confirmed the jet encountered “unknown aerial phenomena” on several flights.

Piciani, 27, who recently retired from the Air Force, said the UFO contacts began July 20, 1971.

On that day, the crew of the jet – called an Apollo Range Instrumentation Aircraft – had its first perfect view of one of the belligerent flying saucers.

‘The saucer-shaped craft snuggled right up next to our wing,” Piciani said.

“It was round and flat, about 40 feet in diameter, with a raised surface in its center that might have been a crew’s quarters. “We saw a tiny square indentation on the rim that might have been a window or porthole.”

On another flight, Piciani said, “We had three UFOs hanging around our wingtips and tail for 45 minutes playing aerial chicken with us.

“Another time, a single UFO paralleled our flight path for almost an hour and kept diving in front of us.

“This sort of thing happened repeatedly. We had the feeling they were trying to lure us into a fight and we were, of course, unarmed.”

Airman 1st Class Michael R. Robinson, who flew with Piciani, said the crewmen were discouraged from reporting or talking about what they saw.

“There is a kind of double-think going on,” Robinson said. “The Air Force doesn’t study UFOs, therefore we couldn’t have seen a UFO.” An Air Force captain who flies the Apollo Range Instrumentation Aircraft confirmed to The Star this week that crews now flying the aircraft have seen UFOs too.

“So far nobody’s been hurt, but it’s very disturbing,” said the captain, who asked not to be identified because of the Air Force’s policy, since 1969, of not admitting any UFO sightings or contact.

(Editor’s note – If the UFO were actually hostile, as the crew seems to think, it should be obvious that they would all have been dead before they could have made their report. Instead they are all alive and well and, as the report says, “so far nobody’s been hurt.

The UFO might have been curious and perhaps a nuisance to the jet pilot, but hardly hostile.)

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By Russell J. Fornwalt

Right now I could be getting unemployment insurance. I could be collecting a check each week for $95 for the next 15 months. That’s about $6,175, most of which my employer and I paid into the state’s unemployment insurance fund for the last 30 years.

So why, then, am I turning down my own money? First of all, let me say that I do believe in the system. It is a hard-won social advance, well-intentioned, and here to stay – although occasionally abused. I well remember the soup kitchens, breadlines, apple selling and bank failures of the 1930’s. 1 am sure no one, including the most reactionary of legislators, wants to see such things again.

Nor is it a matter of pride, dignity, stigma, status or any of that jazz. In fact for years, as a job placement counselor, I encouraged and urged young people to file for unemployment benefits as soon as they lost their jobs. Of course, I also encouraged and urged them to look for work and not to be too particular, especially when jobs were scarce.

One young man, a talented commercial artist, said he was ashamed to be seen in the unemployment office. He didn’t relish sitting with a “bunch of idlers and loafers,” as he called them. His was really a case of false pride. Finally I convinced him that he was only getting back money which the government had first taken from him and his employer. I suggested he regard his weekly unemployment checks as withdrawals from a “rainy day” account in a savings bank.

In any event, because of his youth, talent in art, experience and willingness to work, I knew that the young man would be “collecting” for only a few works. He quickly found a job on his own.

In my own case, however, age does made a big difference, and the job market is not that wide open in a youth-oriented world. Thus, those unemployment checks would seem to be the logical answer, if only in terms of paying the grocery bills and the rent.

However, I saw those checks as creating a long period of en-forced idleness. I saw them as stopping or stifling my creative efforts and interest in writing.

For, as you know, when you are receiving jobless benefits you are not supposed to be earning money. And whatever you do earn is to be reported and then deducted from your next unemployment check. That’s fair enough and is as it should be.

The rules, too, require that you report to the State Labor Office (in person) to pick up your check and discuss with a counselor

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what efforts, if any, you have made to obtain work. They might offer you jobs which you feel are inappropriate or distasteful.

While the procedure is as it should be, the inevitable hassles, accusations and arguments can be very time consuming. I find that such time can be better spent in doing research for an article.

From the standpoint of morale (and money) it’s much more profitable for me to attend public auctions and garage sales, visit museums and flea markets and interview hobbyists who collect antiques, book matches or bricks from famous buildings slated for the bulldozer. Such activity provides me with the necessary grist for the magazine article mill. Regularly I write about collectibles of all types for journals devoted to antiques and hobbies.

While my work as a job counselor gave me a high degree of self-fulfillment, the need and the urge to continue to be creative were ever present. That’s why I turned down unemployment benefits, attractive and tempting as they were.

A period of enforced idleness, although financially profitable, could well have destroyed my initiative, ambition and creativity. It could well have deprived me of the endless pleasure that comes from seeing my work published in Barbed Wire Collector’s Journal or the Quilting Bee Monthly.

Some day you may be out of a job, and you may be eligible to “collect.” It’s well that we have such a system. However, if you have an avocation or a hobby that can be converted into cash, consider it seriously as the alternative to unemployment checks. That’s what I did, and I have no regrets.


There is a modern, 3-bedroom, bath and a half, furnished mobile unit on the Understanding property for a very reasonable donation per month. It would be a beautiful, quiet spot with clean air and excellent water for one or even two (not too large) families for a winter vacation spot. Write to Mrs. Peggy Kelton, Administrative Assistant about it. Or call her at 602-386-3907. (she’s not home on Thursdays and Saturdays, but flying the blue skies of Arizona.)

Absolute freedom is being able to do what you please without considering anyone except the wife and, kids, the company and the boss, neighbors and friends, the police and the government, the doctor and the church.

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Poet’s corner


Out of the depths of The infinite void,

Through eons of time

Descending, a concept

Pure met receptive minds

Of Earthmen, merging and


The concept grew and

Became a Plan.

Unfolding and expanding

The Life and Lone and Wealth

Of mart. We call it


D. W. Fry


There is a new poetry editor. She is Mrs. Jacqueline Couts, president of Tonopah Unit of Understanding #86. Jackie, as she is known to most of this desert community is a talented and busy housewife and mother. She is the coordinator for the senior citizens programs here in this seemingly isolated spot of the

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Arizona desert, has a troup of cub scouts, finds time for counseling and guidance for the youth of the area and with Peggy Kelton stirs up all kinds of activity that benefits Understanding headquarters in a big way.

Home for Jackie is a mini-ranch with 5 peacocks, 3 St. Bernard dogs, silkie chickens and geese and goslings! The ranch is lovingly called “Couts Folley”. The family unit consists of daughter Sheri, son David Jr. and husband, David Couts Sr. Who is the engineering contract manager for Unidynamics in Goodyear, Az.

Jackie’s background includes such educational pursuits as supervision of Child Guidance development programs for schools in Akron, Ohio, Personnel development programs for Motorola Corporation and Child Guidance at Washington School District for both elementary and high school levels in Phoenix.

All poetry should be sent directly to Mrs. Couts at the head-quarters address: Understanding Magazine, Star Route Box 588F, Tonopah, Az., 85354. The same criteria for poetry will be used by Mrs. Couts as has been the policy in the past. 1. Thirty-six lines only. 2. Poetry must rhyme and scan easily and paint a picture for the mind of the reader. Ten cents a line is paid on publication.

Book reviews


By Gita Keiller

Between the pages of a small book, the authoress, Gita Keiller, has summed up the entire philosophy of successful life on this Earth planet. The work was translated from the native language of the author, Swedish, by Anthony Brooke, head of the Foundation for Peace Through Unity, Govik, Saro, Sweden.

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Mrs. Keiller begins her book with the question, “We have the feeling that through inner silent listening, there is the possibility of helping people in their development upwards from childhood, to receive important guidelines. Is this true?” She then proceeds to listen to her own inner stillness for the answer and sets all readers the example of just how profound those answers from that source will be. Again quoting, “if human beings today would listen to and understand their responsibility towards themselves and their fellows every time they incarnate on earth, then their possibilities for development would be much greater and less full of suffering and conflict, which in turn lead to still greater suffering and conflict.”

Yea, verily!

And if you who read this have anything to do with little children, young adults or contemporary peers, please read and follow to the last lovely letter, the principles laid down in this mighty little book.

A companion book, Towards Human Unity arrived at the Understanding mail box some time ago but not until the Frys visited Mu Ne Dowk, Keil, Wisconsin, did we find Let Life Live. Both books are published by the Mitre Press, London. Anthony Brooke is the author of Towards Human Unity.

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Other Books received by this department include, The Seventh Flute, Happiness Is, Lotus Buds, Miramichi, and Beloved of my Heart, all by one author, Eleanor De Guilio. The latter book is published by Vantage Press, New York, Washington and Hollywood. The four other booklets are published in India.


To Coleman E. Campbell for loyal untiring service to the Understanding magazine. For many years Kerttu and Coleman put together the magazine so many of you enjoy. But with Kay’s ill-ness last year, Coleman felt that the entire magazine operation should come to the Tonopah headquarters and personally trans-ported it from Merlin, Oregon this past August. (The changes you noticed in the September issue were due to change of printers and typists. The magazine will continue to be of smaller size for ease in mailing.)

Roses also to Wanna Walker for the same kind of loyal and faithful service to Understanding magazine and its message. Wanna

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is a contributing member of Understanding and by the time this reaches you, dear reader, Kay and Coleman will have become Life Members, a gift of the membership at the annual meeting in October.

Through the combined effort of these members of Understanding, a message has been given to the whole earth that may in due time bring the peace the population of the planet so long for.

Activities calendar



Nov. 7th Church Services                                                                                11:00 AM

Nov. 12th The Rev. Vallen Gladys Homer speaking on Philosophy            8:00 PM

Nov. 13th Desert Dinner and Theater Dinner                                                6:00 PM

Theater – “W. C. Fields Fall Fantasy”                                                            8:00 PM

Nov. 14th Exchange Church Services with the University of LifeChurch, Phoenix         11:00 AM

Pot-luck dinner                                                                                                 1:00 PM


A great blessing has come to Understanding’s headquarters operation. The blessing is Mrs. Peggy Kelton, wife of Ronald Kelton and mother of three very lively young sons.

Please address all mail concerning the magazine, membership or overnight lodging to: Mrs. Peggy Kelton, Administrative Assistant, Understanding, Inc., Star Route, Box 588F, Tonopah, Az., 85354.

Mrs. Kelton has been secretary for the Ruth Fischer School District the past two years and has two yet to serve. She’s a busy lady at home too. Besides a husband and three natural sons, there are three others who call her mother, Jana Bradley and her sister, Roseann and a little lad by the name of Bo. Mrs. Kelton lives on a mini-ranch of ten acres called the “Walking K”, where she finds time to feed and care for 5 horses, 2 cows, 8 goats (she milks 5 Of them!) 9 dogs, 8 ducks and cats unlimited.

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In her spare time (!!) she knits, crotchets, types brochures for Understanding and anything else needed by the organization and takes flying lessons twice weekly! A lady of many talents, yea verily.

Husband Ron is Equipment Superintendent for the Kelton Contracting Co., Phoenix, Az. He spans the 60 miles distance between Tonopah and Phoenix in a Cessna 150 daily. A busy family, you’ll agree. But then, when you want things done, it’s always a busy person who finds time to do them. Thanks, Peggy for seeing and meeting Understanding’s need for assistance.


Two lecture tours in June and September brought more new members to the Understanding family and magazine subscription department. Others have come in by mail through efforts of Unit leaders and others came because they round a book called To Men of Earth or a magazine called Understanding in a library somewhere.

We welcome to the International family of Understanding:

Mr. Harold Harding, Lapeer, Michigan

William and Marie Mundt, Organic Farms, Marcellus, Mich.

Mrs. Inge Weideman, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Mrs. John Ross, Sustaining member, Green Bay, Wis.

Mrs. Gretchen Swan, contributing member, Green Bay, Wis.

Lt. Lillie Prettyman, contributing member, Jacksonville, Ark.

Mrs. Joy Mitchell, Little Rock, Ark.

Mrs. Martha Cuneo, No. Little Rock, Ark.

Mrs. James Herring, Sheboygan, Wis.

Mrs. Josephine Zajkoski, Lansing, Mich.

Ms. Doris Bothwell, Mendocina, Ca.

Jacqueline Mintal, Chicago, ILL.

Mrs. John McCoy, contributing member, Doylestown, Pa.

Mrs. Carlton Coley, Stockton, N.J.

Mrs. Harvey Wilson, Glen Cove, L.I., N.Y.

Henry Pacion, Doyleston, Pa.

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Edric Rivera, Dublin, Pa.

Rev. Edwin Kelley, Miami, Fla.

F. S. Metzer, Varsonia, Mexico Rev.

Erminnette Dilger, Ruidoso, N. Mex.

Mrs. Violet Yuki, San Jose, Ca.

Mrs. Barbara Throckmorton, sustaining member, Albuquerque, N. Mex.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCusick

Mrs. M. E. Mitscher

Edward H. Pelowski, Buffalo, N.Y.

Mrs. Vera McGegee, Colony, Kan.

Susan Gomez, Las Cruces, New Mexico

David Colman, Phoenix, Az.

Orva Schrock, Wakarusa, Ind.

Jeanne Hom, Vallejo, Ca.

Mrs. Cecelia Stewart, sustaining member

Lester S. Petrie, Port Orchard, Wash.

Joseph J. O’Connell, Paterson, N.J.

Donald T. Rose, Upper Darby, Pa.

Robert Kelton, Tucson, Az.

Mrs. Ann Fairbrother, Phoenix, Az.

R. E. Beutlich, Chicago, Ill.

Nathan Price, Tucson, Az.

Pearle, Kelton, Tucson, Az.

Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Muir, Deming, N. Mex.

Robert S. Cambum, Glenside, Pa.

R. R. Pflug, Navarre, Oh.

Mary McArthur, sustaining member, Convent Station, N.J.

Patricia Phipps, Honokaa, Hawaii

Michael L. Ben Joseph, Endwell, N.Y.

Larry and Jana Bradley, Tonopah, Az.

Phillip Podhola, Tonopah, Az.

Valerie, Sagrillo, Tonopah, Az.


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