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  1. Volume 01, page 884 view | image
    of Louisiana and Mississip- pi, recently made a trip as far north as Memphis, Tennessee, speaking to high school and community audiences where she was received with much enthusiasm and made many friends for the Cause through whom good follow- up work will be possible. Mrs. Margaret Kruce of Seattle who will go to Alaska in the spring to re- I CABLEGRAM FROM SI-IOGHI EFFENDI 5 American Baha'i Community, c,/o Bahefi, New York: Clverjoyed, unspeakably grate- ful (for) American believers' sig- nal response

  2. Volume 01, page 935 view | image
    lectures are being received with increasing regularity. 'While the foregoing shows that our teaching work has gone forward with great enthusiasm this year, it is most apparent we have only laid the foun- dation and can scarcely claim to have begun the gigantic task before us. Twenty-one of forty-eight States in the United States, and six of the nine Provinces of Canada have no Baha'i Groups or Assemblies; while seven States of the United States; two Provinces of Canada, and the coun- tries of Alaska

  3. Volume 02, page 1006 view | image
    own the Guardiaifs) repeated warnings con- cerning Orientals, but also for the conduct, so often demonstrated, un- fcrtunately, by these same Orientals, and which amply justifies our atti- tude of great precaution and Wari- ness concerning receiving them in Anchorage, Alaska The Public Meetings on Wednes- day evening at the Anchorage Hotel were as follows for the month of May: May 7--Vern Huffman reviewed "This Earth, One Country" by Em- eric Sala. May 14--Capt. S. A. Pelle--"The Need

  4. Volume 02, page 1012 view | image
    - ljcations. Bahifi Addresses National Office: 536 Sheridan Road, Wilmette, Illinois- - Treasurer's Office: 110 Linden Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois. Baha'i Publishing Committee: 110 Linden Avenue, Wilmette, 'IHinDis TABLE (IF CONTENTS Page Col. Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 3 Anchorage, Alaska . 6 2-3 Anniversary of The Bab-'s Mar-' tyrdom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Braille Around the World Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Canada Prepares the Way Enrollments

  5. Volume 02, page 1017 view | image
    Mrs. Jesrna Herbert. Secretary, 5372 Templeton St., Les Alaska. . 5-ngeles. 32. CH1. Mrs. Helen Robinson. Chairman Jessie 3- Mrs. Frances 'Wells, Secretary. Box 45, Anchorage. Alaska Mr. Robert F. 'Willis Mr. 'Vern Hufiman Miss Christine Lofstedt Mrs- Janet Stout - Mrs. Adrienne Reeves Mr. Jocelyn Gordon Mrs. Nancy Phillips Mr. Arthur Gregory Mrs. Zahrah Schoeny Mr. Robbie Robinson Ml! -T411111 Capt. Salvatore Pelle IV CANADMN TEACHING COMMITTEES . National TfiB.Cl'liI1g Rggignal Tgaghjing

  6. Volume 02, page 1018 view | image
    . Wilhelm Mr. Walter Goodfellow VI LOCAL SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLIES a. United States Alabama: Birmingham: Mrs. Verna Inglis, Sec-,' 1000 S. 43rd St.. Bi-rm-ingharn, Alabama, . Alaska: . Anchorage: Mrs. Evelyn Huffman, Sec-, Box 85?, Anchor- age, Alaska. Arizona: Phoenix: Mrs. Miriam Bugbee, Sec-, H33 W, Van Buren Phoenix, Ariz. Arkansas: Little Rock: Mrs. Lucy Hawkins, Sec., 1418 Louisiana St-, Little Rock. Ark. California: Alhambra: Mrs. May:-ne Glass. Sec., 505 N. Electric Alhambra, Calif. Berkeley

  7. Volume 02, page 1028 view | image
    Assemblies for establishment of local endow- ments after Temple needs are met V. Summer Schools. Youth Activity Expand institutions of the Summer Schools and utilize them as agencies for furtherance of the Seven Year Plan VI. Service Committees 1. Expand and consolidate the ac- tivities of Publishing, Review- ing, Library, Service for the Blind, Visual Education, Pam- phlet Literature and Study Aids Committees VII. Alaska 1. Maintain and consolidate the Anchorage Assembly 2. Multiply *Bah_a'i centers 3

  8. Volume 02, page 1036 view | image
    publicity and advertising; ad- vance radio announcements and pro- srams: public display IIJ1aterial--all aimed at creating -interest in two - - (Continued orrpage Contributing to the National Fund, July, 19-*1-7 Alabama: Birmingham; Alaska: An- chorage; Arizona: Phoenlii; Arkansas: Little Rock; California: Alhambra; Ber- keley; Beverley Hills; Burbank; Burlin- garne Carmel; Glendale; Los Angeles; Monrovia; Oakland; Pasadena; Sacra- mento; San Francisco; San Diego; San- ta Barbara; San Mateo; Canada: Ed

  9. Volume 02, page 1043 view | image
    it>> 1 Anchorage, Alaska This month the Anchorage Baha'i Assembly voted to incorporate so that it could receive title to five acres of land being given to it in Homer, and to be ready to accept further responsibilities in the future. Another Alaskan "first" was re- corded this month when Lea>> and Howard J. Brown became the first Alaska couple to become Baha'is at the same time. They have two small children and have a business in An- chorage so are permanent residents. Their membership gives

  10. Volume 02, page 1048 view | image
    headquarters in New Delhi and headquarters of the various commit- tees are being moved there as rap- idly as possible. ye people of the world! The vir- tue of this Most Great Manifestation is that we have efiaced from the Book whatever was the cause of dif- ference, corruption and discord, and recorded therein that which leads to unity, harmony and accord. Joy unto those who practice! --Baha'u'1lah - TABLE 0-F CONTENTS - Page Col. .-oats First Endowment 1 3 Anchorage, Alaska 1 Assemblies Accepting

  11. Volume 02, page 1053 view | image
    , Ill.'f News 5 Where We CON VENTION Where Hay 1,1040 April 1.1948 lulur. Feb. 1.19148 Jun. Dec. 1.194? rim. 1.1941 $300,000 275,000 150,000 225.000 100.000 1 75,000 50.000 1.1941 Sept-. I. I941 Aug. July 1.1947 June 1,1947 I 125.1100 1oo,nuo 15.009 sumo . 1 FINANCIAL BUDGET Assemblies Contributing to the National Fund. Aug. 194-7 Alaska--Anchorage. Arise-na.--Phenix. Arkansas -- Little Rock. California -- Al- hambra; Berkeley; Beverly Hills; Bur- banlt; Burlingame; Carmel; Cloverdale

  12. Volume 02, page 1055 view | image
    of all those in attendance in learning how to live and work together day by day. There was a newly born eagerness to arise and serve God in this great DayNurse? If you are a graduate nurse, there is a -splendid opportunity for you to pioneer in Alaska. There is an Alaska Native Ser- I vice whose function it is to look . after the health and welfare of the Natives and who employ nurses. These nurses are re- . I quired to live among the na- tives and are furnished living i quarters and other

  13. Volume 02, page 1058 view | image
    ing to one of the officers, an inter- preter, she said that the Baha'i Faith was dear to her heart. Immediately he said, too know of the Baha'i religion." After that he greeted her with "A1lah'u'Abha." We had some wonderful hours to- gether for she had not seen or heard from any Bahifi for many years. Sig- nora Tdenturini is now a declared be- lever, firm in her faith and will d_o her utmost for our Cause. Anchorage, Alaska A special meeting of the Anchor- age Community was held for con- sultation
    on the Guardian's latest message, "The Challenging Re- quirements of the Present Hour." Special consultation was also held on how to reach the Eskimos in ac- cordance with the Guardian's in- structions. Recommendations were made to the Alaska Regional Teach- ing Committee to forward. Incorporation of the Anchorage As- sembly has been started. The weekly radio talks and news- paper advertising continue. "Read- ers," or statements about the Baha'i Faith in the news columns, are now being used, as well as news com

  14. Volume 02, page 1060 view | image
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- 5 Alaska, Nurse Wanted . . . . . . . .. '3 Albuquerque Conference . . . . .. Assemblies Sponsor Group . . . . . "Baha'i PilgrimageCalendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Daily Readings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Enrollments . - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fund Assemblies Contributing . . . . . "Where We AreGuardian, Message . . . . . . . . . . .. Latin America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louhelen, Winter Session . . . . .- Memorium

  15. Volume 02, page 1077 view | image
    250,000 225.000 200.000 115,000 150.000 I . 125.000 100.000 15.000 50.000 25.000 FINANCIAL BUDGET Assemblim Contributing to Fund, October, 1947 Alabama, Birmingham. Alaska, An- chorage. Arizona, Phoenix. Arkansas, Little Rock. California, Alhambra, Berk- eley, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Burlin- garne, Carmel, Cloverdale Twp. Glen- dale, Inglewood. Long Beach. Los An- geles, Monrovia, Oakland, Pasadena. Sacramento, San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Mateo. Canada, lfancouver, Winnipeg, Mone

  16. Volume 02, page 1083 view | image
    - Nigeria, Johannesburg 7 ALASKA Anchorage 3 Fairbanks 3 AUSTRALIA Melbourne Sydney BRITISH GUIANA Georgetown '7 '3 .8 8 CHINA Shanghai Hongkong CUBA 6 DENMARK EGYPT Cairo 3 ENGLAND London Readings Berks Norwich Kent Bristol Cambridge Huddersfield Bath Cheshire Slough Gainsborough 41 FINLAND Helsinka 1 1 Paris 4 Bordeaux 1 5 GERMANY Stuttgart 2 Muchen 1 3 uwu ~10'-ll'O@ NEWS GREECE 1 Athens 4_ HAITA Port-Au-Prince 1 HAWAII Many Visitors HOLLAND Rotterdam 1 ICELAND 1 HUNGARY Budapest INDIA

  17. Volume 02, page 1089 view | image
    Assemblies Contributing to i Fund, November 194-7 Alaska--A.n- chcrage. Arkansas- Little Rock. Caltlornis--Alhambra; Berk- eley; Beverly Hills; Burbank; Burling- ame; Carmel; Cloverdale Glen- dale; Inglewood; Los Angeles; Mun- rowia; Oakland; -Pasadena; Sacramento; San Francisco; San Diedo; Santa Bar- bara; San Mateo. - Vancouver; Winni- peg; Moncton; Haliiax; Hamilton; Tor- onto; St. Lambert; Scarboro; 'Vernon. Colorado -- Colorado Springs; Denver, Connecticut--New Haven. Delaware- Wilmington

  18. Volume 02, page 1094 view | image
    movies on Latin America, and Capt Fowler (non-Baha'i} at another meeting showed colored slides of India, China, the Near East, and the Alcan High- way to Alaska. Calendar Feasts: an. Feb. 'I'-Mulk--Dominion Meeting: Feb. 13, 14, 15. JANUARY, 1943 I Baha'i News is published by the National Spiritual Assembly cl the Bahefis of the United States and Canada as the ofiicial news-letter of the Bahifli Cornanunity. The first issue appeared in December, 1924. Baha'i News is edited for the Na- ll tlonal

  19. Volume 02, page 1096 view | image
    - [Concluded] Ruhiyyih Ighanum Highlights of the Newer Testament A Compilation from the. Bahd'i Writings Marion C. Lippitt With Our Readers The leading article for February will be "Tracie is One Thing--," by Harold Gail. - Directory Additions and Changes Local Spiritual Aessembly Secretaries Anchorage, Alaska Mrs. Frances Wells, Box 45 Augusta, Ga. Mrs- Wm. H. Rickards, 29 Broad St. (This-is Miss Betty Shook who was married at Christmas time) . Westchester, Pa. Mrs. Marian R. Lee, 312 W. Miner St. New

  20. Volume 02, page 1116 view | image
    6 Manon, 1948 Birth of the Bib celebrated in Anchorage, Alaska, Dot. 19, 1941'. Indicated by' arrows are the hosts, the - The Home Front Anchorage, Alaska: A gratifying piece of publicity on the ornamenta- tion program for the Temple was secured in the Anchorage (Weekly) News for Dec. 13. A cut of the Tem- ple exterior was used, and a news story based on the releases furnished them by the local publicity chair- man. It is believed that this was the first time a feature news story has been
    published in Alaska on the Temple. Routine paid advertise- ments giving selections from the Teachings and weekly news items on the public meetings continued in the Anchorage Daily Times. Flint, Michiga-m The "World Day of Prayer" on Feb. 13 served as a point of contact with radio stations and the response was interesting. Four different stations were con- tacted. One station used the Prayer for All Nations at 8:55 A.M. This same prayer was incorporated by another station into one of its reg- ular

  21. Volume 02, page 1127 view | image
    Local Contributing to Fund in February, 194-3 Alaska. An- chorage; A.risona--Phoenix; Arkansas- Little Rock; California -- Alhambra, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Bur- lingame, Carmel, Glendale, Inglewood, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monrovia, Qa- land, Pasadena, Sacramento (Jan.l San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Mateo; Can- ada -- Edmonton, Winnipeg, Halifax, I-Iarnilton, Toronto, Regina, Scarboro, Vernon; Springs, Denver; Haven; Dela- of Columbia- Washington; Fiorida.--Jacksonville, Mia- mi

  22. Volume 02, page 1128 view | image
    Anchor- age, Alaska, recently came just such a clipping. A newspaper feature was built around a letter from a former resident now a Baha'i pio- neer in Denmark. . . . the Temple interior release continue to cross our desk from all parts of the nation- A stafi writer of the Lan- sing (Mich-j State Journal wrote: "Tourists threading their way along Highway 42 enroute to or from Chi- cago. pause in wonder at--one of the architectural landmarks of the world."

  23. Volume 02, page 1146 view | image
    in the West. price $.25 Home Front, Cont'\'I. ANCHORAGE, ALASKA. Always of interest is the forward stride in the life of a community and of the Faith, when incorporation is attained. This time it is Anchorage which this Feb- ruary completed and filed its Ar- ticles of Incorporation and approved the By-Laws. Publicity for the Faith was gained when the Anchorage Dai- ly Times ran it as a front page ar- ticle. - A unique aspect of their Intercala- ry Party was that in place of ex- changing gifts, a special

  24. Volume 02, page 1165 view | image
    gathered to hear "a talk on the Baha'i Faith by Firuz Kazemzadeh. After his half hour ad- dress they asked questions for an hour. The important point is that this group had written Mr, Charles Krug, ASKING for a Baha'i discus- sion. Firuz also filled a speaking en- gagement on April 25, before the Young People's Felowship of the Washington St. Baptist church, as part of a program of getting better acquainted with other religious groups. Anchorage, Alaska . Public recognition was given to the Baha'i

  25. Volume 02, page 1176 view | image
    Enrollments reported by Local Spir- itual Assemblies: Boise, Idaho, 2; Columbia, S. C., 1; Maywood. 111.. 2; Berkeley, Cal., 1; Du- mont, N. 3., l; Topeka, Kan, 1; St. Louis, Mo., 1; Winnetka, 111., 1; Mont- rose, Cali.f., 1; YDUTI-I-2. Enrollments reported by Regional Teaching Committees: HORTHEASTERN STATES AREA New Jersey 2 CENTRAL STATES AREA Ohio, Ind., 4; 1 Youth. WESTERN STATES AREA Alaska, ii. National Teaching Committee The National Teaching Commit- tees for the four areas designated

  26. Volume 02, page 1181 view | image
    friends amongst the Baha'is. 'They will not be likely to forget such a week-end, and ex- pressed a desire for more and more literature. Marriages ANCHORAGE, ALASKA: Donna Mae Robinson (first declared Baha'i Youth or Alaska) to Samuel I. Kimura, June 28, 1948, in Anchorage. BERN, SWTIZERLAND: 'Wi.n.iIred Lou- ise Baker {European Pioneer) to Hu- bert L. C. Matthias, June 11, 1948 at Bem, Switzerland. OAK PARK, ILL.: Janice Ewing to Ar- temus Lamb, (Latin American Pio- neer) May 8, 1945 at Oak Park
    in Wilmette rather than at L-ouhelen as noted in June.) Oct. Louhelen Baha'i Bans 1 News Assemblies Contributing to Fund June 194-3 Alaska -- Anchorage; Alizons. -- East Phoenix, Phoenix, Tucson; Eureka Springs, Little Rock; California --All-iambra, Berkeley, Beverly Hills. Burlingame, Carmel, El Monte Twp. Escondido Twp-, Fresno, Glendale, IP1- glewood. Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monrovia Monrovia Twp, Oakland, Oceanside, Palo Alto, Pasadena, Sacra- mento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Marine, San Mateo

  27. Volume 02, page 1182 view | image
    , showing that the younger generation is being attracted. Due no doubt to this foundation interest, the Baha'is have been called on several times to give talks to student groups. ANCHORAGE, ALASKA The first baby born of par- ents in Alaska was Dorothy White- nack Stout, to 'Verne and Janet Stout, the event occurring on May ll. LANSING, MICH. Regular weekly newspaper ads have produced most interesting re- sults in this State Capitol. There have been a total of at least 25 tele- phone inquiries" about

  28. Volume 02, page 136 view | image
    to arise as a pioneer teacher had seized upon a number of iriends. These offers were received with gratitude and admiration. In addition, one believer has offered to contribute the expense of settling a teacher in Alaska for one or two years. This effect is evidence of the spirit of consecration which has been quicltened in the Baha'i com- munity. It was found possible to talte action on three unoccupied areas, and other actions will be reported after the next meeting. Miss Honor Kempton will proceed
    to Alaska, Miss N. Grace Bissell to Vermont, and Miss Helen Grifiing, to Nevada, with the loving best wishes and full cooperation of the Teaching Committee and the National Assembly. Their sacrifice and devoted efiforts to establish the Faith in those areas will no doubt be prayerfully followed by all their coworl=ters.- These facts were reported to the Guardian by cablegram, and on Febru- ary ll, Sltoghi Effendi sent the follow- ing cabled reply "Heart flooded (with) joyous grati- tude fat

  29. Volume 02, page 137 view | image
    NEWS ers (are) rising magnificently {to meet the) challenge [of this) uniitterably precious hour. Convey (to) Alaska, Nevada {and} pioneers (my) immense appreciation (of their) mar- velous, instantaneous, exemplary re- sponse. Prayers continually accom- pany them." "Tire Advent of Divine justice" This is the title of the Guardian's general communication to the Ameri- can Baha'is, in the form of the printed pamphlet which will be sent as soon as possible to all the believers. Members
    (in the) Teaching enterprise ioi'niu-- lated {in} Seven Year Plan. Final i phase (in) construction (of) I tered. Initial stage [in the) in- augurated Teaching Campaign Century rapidly approaching. i Alaska, Delaware, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah, 'v'ei-niont, West Virginia, Manitoba [and] Nova Scotia still unsettled. Universal, prolonged intensification {in} pioneer activity (is the) crying need (oi this) fateful hour. (The) establishment (of) one resident 1 believer {in} each virgin terri- tory

  30. Volume 02, page 161 view | image
    for your suc- cess and expresses gratitude your ser- vices." The teachers to whom this message was addressed are: Mr. and Mrs. Al- lah K. Kalantar, Delaware,; Mr. 'Wil- frid Barton, 'Nichita, Kansas; Miss N. Grace Bissell, Vermont; Mr. and Mrs. Hilbert Dahl, est Virginia; Mr. Rowland Estall, 'Winnipeg; Miss Hel- en Griffing, Nevada; Miss Honor Kempton, Alaska; Mr. and Mrs. Don T- MacNally, Rho-de Island; Miss Lydia I. Martin, Arkansas; Mrs. Beu- lah Proctor, Nova Scotia; Mrs. Mar- guerite Reimer Sears

  31. Volume 02, page 171 view | image
    in . areas which require assistance llr. Gerrard Sluter is pro- ceeding to Guatamala, and Mr. Antonio Roca to Honduras. Mrs. 1 Stewart is er-trending her stay in Aifcs, which the Guard- ian desired. Mr. Philip Marau- gella has gone to Cuba. Miss Nayan Hartfield is to establish herself in St. Louis, Mo. Miss . Ivan Reasoner will work among i i the Blackfoot Indians, near Cal- i has transferred her residence to Anchorage, Alaska. i from Juneau. Mr. Mathew Kazzsab has set- tled in Panama, and is now work

  32. Volume 02, page 182 view | image
    6 NEWS Miles Memorial College, and others have graciously accepted books. We are also happy to tell the be- lievers that the Department of Educa- tion for the Philippine Islands ac- cepted a set of books for the National Library at Manila. A set of books was sent to Finland recently, Books have also been requested for the Juneau, Alaska, library, and for the Canal Zone Library, Panama. Another request is for the Chinese Embassy at 'Washing- ton. This brief summary indicates the widespread

  33. Volume 02, page 190 view | image
    and impor- tant contacts, including Alaska's most famous aviator; the owner of a Banlt in Iiairbanlts; an Engineer of ll-lines who worl-:ed on the Temple in the early days; a Finnish woman to whom the Faith came as thrilling news, of inter- est not only to herself but to her brother still living in Finland. In Seward Miss Kenipton attended the marriage of a boat friend from Juneau, en route to her new home in llcliinley National Park. got up early the morning of her wedding day and went to her stateroom

  34. Volume 02, page 197 view | image
    depend upon EFFENDI, The Ad- vent of Divine Iustice, pp. 22-23. - CONSOLIDATION OF TEACHING IN SETTLED AREAS ll-Vhile news from our Bahifi "front" continues to mount in zest and achievement, including recent registra- tions of the first resident Baha'is of Delaware, Rhode Island, and Alaska, the consistent consolidation of teaching throughout the rest of the American continent cannot be neglected. Its scope has now outgrown our reports; the following items are but brief sam- ples of the splendid work

  35. Volume 02, page 200 view | image
    - nity is in reality a miniature America. a microcosm for the application of the Divine Plan. Each has its virgin areas, unexplored territories, and populations of varied custom and belief. Each is surrounded by its own Alaska, West Indies, and Latin American Republics. It is plain, then, that all may pioneer, if not by journeying to distant places, then through the application of the spirit and principles of the Divine Plan to a home region. The suggestion is that each Assem- bly, alive to its

  36. Volume 02, page 206 view | image
    , and Mr. and Mrs. Sears, who recently bought their home, have invited visiting teachers to stop to as- sist in this work. Much of their early success is due to the fine contacts made in the city by Mr. Sears, through his work in radio. In far-away Juneau, Alaska, Miss Betty Becker is seeking employment and establishing contacts, both with those whom Miss Kempton had met and with new people. She has reported an initial fireside group with five in- quirers, who have asked for weekly study. Despite
    certain unfavorable ele- ments, such as the clannishness and transiency of many residents in this capital city, Miss Becker is working with the greatest confidence in future results. Meanwhile in Anchorage Miss Honor Kempton has opened her bookshop and lending library, calling it "The Book Cache." She writes: "You know what a cache means in Alaska. They are familiar landmarks throughout the whole country. A little thatched hut built high up on stilts, to store the food away from the bears and wolves

  37. Volume 02, page 211 view | image
    gift will encourage many of the believers, particularly those who have been active as international teachers, to place a complete collection of their Baha'i papers and correspondence in the Na- tional Archives. It is particularly im- portant just now, in order that the his- tory of the achievement of the Seven Year Plan may be complete and may be preserved for posterity, that the Ba- ha'i papers or manuscripts of the pio- neer teachers in Central and South America, in Mexica, in Alaska
    , one. Huntington Park, one. Pasadena, one. Glendale, Calif., one. Boston, one. Helena, one youth. Phoenix, one youth. Binghatnton, one. Pioneer area enrollments: Rhode Island, three. Alaska, one. Manitoba, one. IN MEMOBIAM "It is clear and evident that when the veils that conceal the realities of the manifestations of the Names and At- tributes of God, nay of all created things visible or invisible, have been rent assunder, nothing except the Sign of God will remain--a sign which He, himself, hath

  38. Volume 02, page 220 view | image
    predominantly youth, have been established. Mrs. Woolson sum- marized the work as follows: "Much was accomplished and I am so very happy over the excellent follow-up work Marvin is doing. He has at- tracted rnany people by his fine presen- tation of the Teachings, and by his zeal and untiring efforts. I am sure he will remain in Cedar Rapids until a firm Baha'i group is well established." Although there is much other news of our pioneers, from Alaska, Vermont, Missoufl, Rhode Island, etc-, the hm!- tations

  39. Volume 02, page 231 view | image
    inquirers are studying the literature. The hardi- hood of our pioneers is reflected in these 'Nerds from Bahe.'u'llz'1h, sent to us by Miss I-lartfield: "It behoveth thee to consecrate thyself to the Will of God . . . Do thou beseech God to enable thee to remain steadfast in this path, and to aid thee to guide the peoples of the world to Him "Who is the manifest and sovereign Ruler. . . . Winter in Alaska is no deterrent to our three heroines. Miss Janet 'sh-rbitenack in Fairbanks has asked
    to the Government Hospital for Indians, and a nurse there has taken literature to distribute. Clther interest- ing contacts have included the Presi- dent of the Federation of 'Women's Clubs of Alaska, and the sister of Miss Green, former Ba.he.'i librarian of Jnneau. Teaching in Montana has had a re- newed impetus this year. The Spiritual Assembly of elem: has opened a Baha'i Center and sponsors weekly study classes which are well attended; a children's class is also held. Ar- rangements have been made

  40. Volume 02, page 235 view | image
    illustrated. These depict, with sympathetic knowl- edge, the racial spirit, national cultures, and religious faiths, not as antagonis- tic, but as essentially human and funda- mentally similar. This is indeed a sign of the times." 81 Johnson, Rare R.rfa.t1i-on-3, PD 45-II, 455. Coosrnv Aur HCIR AFRICA ALASKA, It-Iallette (Alaska) *Singer Stevens and points FARTH EST NORTH *Sperry {North} and SOUTH *Carroll (South) ARABIA French AUSTRALIA Ross AUSTRIA BALKANS CANADA CHINA CZECI--IO- SLOVAKIA ENGLAND

  41. Volume 02, page 255 view | image
    ), Bahfi Pioneer at Anchorage, Alaska, with Miss Jane Whitenaclt, first Alaska believer. Helen (Michigan) is closely related and with cooperation the entire year. The Sunday meetings at Louhelen make contacts for study classes in Flint . . . and have also made contacts in two new towns near here . . . Mrs. Furbush has been doing good work at La_:5eer_. a number of people definitely interested and studying - . . After Marzieh Gail's teaching and speaking, doors were open everywhere for good speakers

  42. Volume 02, page 273 view | image
    , an incentive to new effort and strug- gle. Forty-four pioneers are now work- ing in the vast area comprising Alaska, Canada, and the States, with a forward march on every front, a powerful enthu- siasm and the noblest of purposes. Spiritual tributes were paid the Re- gional Teaching Committees, through which many new centers have come into being. There has been a large circulation of literature and many visits made by traveling teachers with much follow-up work. The Temple models and book ex- hibits have

  43. Volume 02, page 309 view | image
    , Chairman, 654 Suflern Road, Teaneclt, N. Mrs. Bishop Lewis. Carl Krug. Norman Smith. Miss Ophelia B. Crum. Bernard Gottlieb. Miss Jean Silver. Andrew Jochim. Sz'2:dj' Outline Mrs. L. C. Cox, 1109 West Gift Avenue. Peoria, Illinois. Harrv Jay. Miss Zoe Meyer. Tea chin Lerov Ioas, Chairman. Miss C. M. Linfoot, Secretary, 156 Nova Drive, Piedmont, California. George O. Latimer. Mrs. Thomas Collins. N. F. 'Ward. Miss Marion Hollev. Mrs. Valeria Thornton. Mrs. Lena Lee. Regional Teaching Alaska Miss Honor

  44. Volume 02, page 317 view | image
    of the Caribbean . . Fine contacts were made-on shipboard. Great strides marlt progress in Alaska, where Betty Becker and Dodge of San Francisco have lately found em- ployment, thus bringing the number of our pioneers to five. Appreciative words come from Fairbanks and Anchorage of the work and influence of Joy Allen. A Regional Committee has been appointed. In Fairbanks Betty Becker and Janet Whitenack "are now studying with two prospects regularly {with} quite a few others lined up. In addition, we have

  45. Volume 02, page 338 view | image
    , Texas, North Da- kota, South Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada, Alaska, Porto Rico, Canal Zone. Newfoundland, Labrador,.Nova S-cotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon. TEMPLE MODELS In view of the many demands upon' the Budget for Temple construction and teaching work, the National Assembly advises the friends that there are several Temple models available for exhibits, but that any local Assembly, Regional Teach- ing Committee or other Committee

  46. Volume 02, page 340 view | image
    earner NEWS 9 RADIO TALKS AVAILABLE The following new talks have been mimeographed and are ready for distribu- tion to the friends desiring radio material: America's Place in a New World Order The Future We Face Search for Truth Progressive Revelation The Wisdom of Tests Faith is Fellowship Fellow-Feeling in Wartime Requests for radio material have re- cently been received from such widely divergent places as: New Zealand; Alaska; Atlanta, Ga.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Ierome

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    of the glorious Convention, also illustrating their far-flung Bahafi activities. Messages reached us from: Butte, Montana; Miami, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; Washington, D. San Francisco, California; Monroe, Washington; Alaska; Denver, Colorado; Honolulu, H. New York, New York; Port au Prince, Haiti; Les Cales, Haiti; Tihran, Persia; Santo Domingo; Ha- worth, New Jersey; Muskegon, Michigan; Muskegon Heights, Michi- gan; Fruitport, Michigan; East Fruitport, Michigan; Lake Harbor, Michigan; State of- Washington

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    News 5 1 ing a Spiritual Assembly. These are: New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Ala- bama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Ark- ansas, Texas, Kansas, North Dako- ta, South Dakota, Colorado, Wyom- ing, Idaho, Utah, Nevada. To these States should be added the three territories of Alaska, Porto Rico and the Canal Zone. The nine Canadian Provinces to be enlisted for Baha'u'11ah are: Newfoundland, Labrador, a Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New

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    - wood, Cincinnati- Cleveland--Mrs. Beatrice Ashton, 1566 Mistletoe Drive. Columbus-Mrs. Margaret Acebo, 658 Oak Street. Dayton--Mrs. Hazel Vols, 259 Louie Street. East Wm. Sandor, 1770 Delmont Avenue. Find1ay--Loring K. Ebersole, 92*! No. Main Street. Li1na--Mrs. Marie 436 Kenilworth Avenue. Oklahoma: Oklahoma City--Mrs. A. P. 423 N.E. 10th St. B. LOCAL NAME CORRESPONDENT Tuskegee, F. L. Drye, Tusl-zegee Institute. Anchorage. Alaska--Miss Honor Kempton, The Book Cache. Glendale, Ariz.-Mrs. Helen

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    friend, "to stimulate Canada to an enlarged service." Aft-er September he will concentrate especially in the Prairie Provinces which have re- cently gained a new pioneer in Lulu Barr, now living in Saskatoon. Plans are also under way to send another pioneer to Saskatchewan, while in Alberta Doris Skinner is pushing the work in Calgary and Edmonton, and looking eagerly to British Columbia for increasing aid. The vitality of the Faith in far- off Alaska was tangibly displayed at the Geyserville School
    in the per- son of .Janet Whitenack of Fair- banks, who has now returned to the North with her first experience of Baha'i community life, and im- measurable afiectionate greetings to warmour three pioneers _of Anchor- age. We have learned oftwo study groups in that outpost spot, with at least sis students very close to ac- tive membership. "The spiritual conquest of Alaska is a much great- er undertaking than I ever real- ized," Honor Kempton writes, "but it will be done." On that point we are none of us

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    releases the power for the launching of a concentrated teaching effort throughout North America for the achievement of the tasks given us in the Seven Year Plan for accom- plishment by Convention time, 1944. These tasks are: To establish a local Spiritual Assembly in each American State and Canadian Prov- ince, and also in Alaska; To restore every local Assembly once existing but dissolved because the commu- nity fell below the requisite number of nine recognized adult Bahefis. As of January 1, 1942
    , the unset- tled States and Provinces are: Ver- mont, New Hampshire, Rhoda Is- land, Delaware, Virginia, West Vir- ginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kansas, Texas, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Da- kota, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, Wy- oming, Idaho, and Alaska; Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia. With Alaska, a total of thirty States and Provinces. As of the same date, the dissolved Assemblies are: Mavwood and Oak

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    Bsujfli News null: fa '9 ii -.-., . II A 4 is""155 . -I If . if-5 5:I-Elia 1' Inqupfi in-u - 11."F-'hm . . . 1 '"35 'ii .- . ii" i CLEARTYPE 1 . - .. . a om" u-par - - . -- canto.-\ 11auralGr-Muir flmilhmuhm I - an 17 North Anrerica Teaching Map: Six Unseltletl Canadian Provinces, and Territory of Alaska, January 1, 1942. bia; Moncton, New Brunswick; St, Lambert, Quebec; Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado; Hampden, Connecticut; Wilmington, Deleware; Pine Castle, Florida

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    the members of that self-sacrificing community. . -Nsrrornlu. Tsacr-rmo The Twenty-Seven Month Teaching Program for North America When. the most important work is before our sight, we must let go the important ones . . . Effendi has set as the goal for teaching in North America un- der the Seven-Year Plan the estab- lishment of a Spiritual Assembly in each State of the United States and each Province of Canada, and in the - Territory of Alaska, as well as the re-establishment of the disbanded

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    , it is encouraging to report Spiritual Assembly Br the Balui'is of Waukegan, Illinois, newly established April 21,. I94-0 the ready acceptance of our books by the various types of army libraries, inc1udins.some.S.e1tvice C.l_11bs- Came Stronach, established for Conscien- tious Objectors, is the second im- portant camp of this type to accept an ample supply of books. In Alaska, five libraries accepted books: Fort Richardson, 2 Naval Bases and 2 Army Defense Projects. The Cali- fornia and Nevada Regional Teach

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    . Address Business Manager, World Order Magazine, 110 Linden Avenue, 'Wilmette, Ill. National Press Book The American press is responding to the increased activities of the American Baha'i Community in their Seven Year Plan. The Press Books of 1941-1942 as of February 15th this year carry clippings from 30 states and_ provinces of the United States and Canada as well as from Alaska, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Cuba, Nicaragua, Argentina, China and India. The English, Spanish, German and Finnish languages

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    B.-infi News 9. . i fig- Alaska Pioneer Receives Eskimo Teaching Post The National Teaching Committee has received a letter from the Secre- tary of the Alaska Regional Teaching Committee which reports a most interesting situation, and the news is shared with the friends. "Janet Whitenack has actually re- ceived a temporary probational ap- pointment with the Oflice of Indian Affairs to teach at Tulaksak on the Kuskokwim River, about 30 miles east of Bethel. It is near Akiak and is a 100% Eskimo
    whites.' . . . Janet was very frank with the Su- pervisors and spoke of the Cause. They had heard of the Baha'i Faith but knew nothing about it. "Janet will write and tell you more particulars. We talked over long distance today and she said it was e:-rtraordinary, the interview with the Supervisors of the Office of Indian Affairs. (The Office of Indian Affairs covers the whole Territory of Alaska both Indian and Eskimos.) A month or so ago I had an interest- ing talk with Mr. Hirst, who is the chief
    supervisor of the whole of Alas- ka. Doctor Ruth Gruber arranged for us to meet. We talked of Janet and of her splendid qualities and of her desire to serve with the Eskimos. He was impressed and said he would do what he could. doubt he approved the appointment. Dr. Gruber is in Alaska for one year --appointed by Mr. Hamid Ickes, Secretary of the Department of the Interior. She is presumably" writing a book on Alaska and possibly work- ing on the possibility of evacuees colonizing 'in Alaska later

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    America. Upon (the) crucial year ahead hinge (the) fortunes (of this) historic cru- sade. From Alaska to Chile, (the) Americas (are) astir (With the) leavening influences (of the} rising Order (of the) newborn Revelation. (The) great Republic (of the) West (is) inescapably swept (into the) swelling tide (of the) world tribula- tions, presaging (the) assumption (of a) preponderating share (in the) es- tablishment (of the) anticipated Lesser Peace. Invisible hosts (are) mar- shalled, eager (to) rush

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    ourselves [with] intense concentration (on the) ac-' complishment (of the] goal. Suppli- cating your prayers." The world currents and influence of the convention may be illustrated in part by inspiring and beautiful greetings received by wire or cable from Allentown, Pa.; La Paz, Boli- via; Rutland, Vt.; San Francisco, Caliti; San Jose, Costa Rica; Lara- mie, Wyoming; Anchorage, Alaska; Pentwater, Mich; Beverly, Mass; East Orange, N. J.: Birmingham, Ala.; Honolulu, H. Denver, Co1o.; Seattle, Wash

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    in this his- toric undertaking is to meet the con- struction e:-rpense set forth in the budget. For details, consult the arti- cle in Bahd'i News for February, 1942. North America Teaching Last January the friends were giv- en in Bah.d'i News two maps show- ing the unsettled States and Prov- inces of North America. Twenty- three States, six Provinces, and the Territory of Alaska were listed. Now, from reports of local elec- tions held April 21, it becomes possi- ble to remove from that list the fol
    - lowing areas: Louisiana, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia. But New Mexico has since been placed on the unoccupied list. This leaves twenty States, three Provinces and Alaska to settle with a Spiritual Assembly by 1944. In January there were twenty-four dissolved Assemblies to be restored. The recent elections restored the As- semblies of Moncton and St. Lam- bert, Canada, Lansing, Michigan, and Salt Lake City, Utah, but trans- ferred Brookline, Massachusetts, to the number

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    8 News 1 7' "rt teen pioneers and the participation of the entire American community. REMAINING VIRGIN STATES AND PRUVINCES Alberta Mississippi Prince Edward Island Arkansas Saskatchewan Iowa Alaska North Dakota New Hampshire South Dakota Rhode Island Kansas Vermont Nebraska Delaware Colorado West Virginia Wyoming North Carolina Idaho Kentucky Nevada Alabama New Mexico An immediate attack upon these pioneer fields was made by the Re- gional Teaching Committees, meet- ing jointly for a half

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    activities including the dona- tion of books to the Public Library, The Fairbanks, Alaska, News-Miner carried several articles on the School at Geyserville and Janet Whitenack's trip to the States. Their articles included many details of the Faith. From 'Washington state we have a long article in the Chelcm Volley Mirror reporting the successful Northwest Regional Teaching Con- ference. The Spokanesman-Review of Spokane carried a very good sur- vey of the four Baha'i schools. The California friends have

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    Eleanor Adler will stay for three months. In California the disbanded Santa Rosa Assembly has attracted four resident teachers, Mr. and Mrs. William Sears, and Roan Carter and Ella Duffield of Los Angeles. Although Alaska is surrounded by difficulty, Honor Kempton reports that the Faith is forging ahead and two friends have recently enrolled. Miss Kempt-on, who had to come "Outside" for medical aid, hopes to return to Anchorage in the Fall. Dear friends, confronted by these exemplars of devotion

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    will conduct a series of 13 radio broadcasts beginning in November. The five members of the group in Reno, Nevada, have had the assist- ance of Mrs. Eleanor Adler since the middle of July. Several fine inter-racial meetings have resulted in fine publicity for the Faith. After four months of medical care and rest in California, Honor Kemp- ton has returned to Anchorage, Alaska, being one of only two wom- en who were able to secure passage. By an odd coincidence her compan- ion was found

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    of the weather. From January through .l' this year there has been an increase in the number of visitors each month over like months of 1941, the de- crease setting in since June. Visi- tors have come this year from all the States, as well as from Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Alaska, six provinces of Canada; Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Bul- garia, Germany, England, Turkey, Iraq, India, Afghanistan, Korea and China. - The Guides Committee again ap- peals to communities in the Temple area

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    . . . . . . ..Birrningharn, 8; Tuskegee, - Alaska . . . . . . . . ..Anchorage, 4 Alberta . . . . . . . "Calgary. 5; Saskatchewan 1; Saskatoon, 1 Prince Ed. Is. ..Charlottetown, 1' Arkansas . . . . . ..Little Rock, 6; Hot Springs, 4 Colorado . . . . . Springs, 12; Denver, 13

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    : Edmonton, Alberta. This Assembly removes one of the Provinces of Canada from the unoc- cupied list. A year ago we reported that twenty States, three Provinces and the Territory of Alaska had to be settled by 1944. Now of these, six- teen States and one Province have unfurled the banner of the Most Great Peace. The continent of North America, dear friends, is swiftly being pre- pared for its magnificent destiny. A Baha'i community has been arising in -these thirty-five years marked by the Annual

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    that plans for" settlement, in such a difficult period, often require much time to complete, especially for Alaska and the two Canadian Provinces. As "standard-bearers of Baha'u'- l'lleh's ever-advancing army," we :American Baha'is cannot afford the least delay in discharging our "one remaining responsibility." Our object is total victory; we can insure it only through an immedi- 1 ate and wide-spread response to the Guardian's call. The Teaching Committee urges all those whose hope is to uphold
    that "The one remaining task. . demands one last, supreme efiort to harness all available resources to achieve total. victory." The first and imperative demand is to complete the settlement of seven virgin areas. The following list shows these remaining areas and the number of settlers needed in each: Virgin Area. Settlers Needed Anchorage, Alaska . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 5 Regina, Saskatchewan . . . . . . . . .. Charlottetown, P.E. Island . . . . .. Omaha, Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Fargo

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    . Louis Speno, Mrs. Clara Rai-nboth, Mrs. Hilda Wil-ks, Mrs. Lavina Sprau Walter, Levi Munson, Mrs. Margot Stange. Alaska Honor Kempton, Secretary, The Book Cache, Anchorage. Alaska- Janet Whitenack, Betty Becker, Nina Lundquist, Mrs. Frances Wells. Bah:i'i Publications Fundamentals of Member- ship-- a teaching and study outline based on The Dispensation of Baha- 'u'llah,_ by Shoghi Effendi. The out- line was prepared by the Study Out- line Committee in 1939-1940 and the present edition has been

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    and the forma- tion of a nucleus of the Faith in every Republic of Latin America, have boen triumphantly gathered. The pivotal year marking the turning point of its fortunes has been immor- talized by the unparalleled exploit of the formation of twenty-eight Assem- blies in the States and Provinces of the North American continent. The range of its unfinished tasks is swift- ly diminishing. Total victory is with- in sight but the six remaining virgin areas of Alaska, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, South

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    Banifii News J-I Plan are now clear before us. By permitting the election of Spiritual Assemblies, as soon as nine believ- ers can be found in a community, he has thrown open the doors. It is anticipated that the believers of Far- go, N. D. and Anchorage, Alaska, will soon have availed themselves of this thrilling opportunity, and that the friends in the six remaining vir- gin Provinces and States will quick- ly follow in their path. Which of these six shall be the first to organize? 'Which

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    to the Baha'i House of Worship to hear the Sun- day afternoon speakers and to have the privilege of the guided tours through the Temple. This joyous oc- casion has always been followed by tea and informal lessons by a va- riety of Baha'i speakers at her home. A11 increasing number of young Indian women are showing interest in the Faith through these sustained efforts. Miss Janet Whitenack, who spent a year at Tulaksak, Alaska, an all- Eskimo community, was invited, upon her departure, to address the little

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    Japanese secretary is the first of his nationality to be elected to an Assembly. Fireside meetings in Reno are thrilling ex- periences, foreshadowing as they do the future 'World Order of Baha'u- llah! From Alaska comes word that Janet Whitenack has resigned her teaching position in Tuluksak to in- sure the victory of the Seven Year Plan at Anchorage. The occasion of leaving the Eskimo village gave Miss 'Whitenack a remarkable chance to present the -Message to eighty-five Eskimos, who invited her

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    Assemblies 'The National Spiritual Assembly is happy to report that four Assemblies have been formed in recent weeks, two in virgin areas, and two being the restoration of Assemblies that were dissolved for lack of numbers. The new Assemblies are: Anchorage, Alaska; Fargo, North Dakota; Pitts- burgh, and Omaha, Nebraska. Thanks to the Guardian's recent direction, these Assemblies could be formed without awaiting until April 21, 1944. All newly formed Assemblies "are requested to report their establish

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    four Spiritual As- semblies have been formed, three in i i territories Anchorage, Alaska; Fargo, N. and Omaha, Nebraska--and the fourth in Pitts- burgh, Pa., which was formerly dis- banded. In this same period more than twenty-five teachers have under- taken circuits or special assignments to pioneer areas and newly-orgare ized communities. Everywhere their reports reflect a universal readiness to investigate the Plan of Baha- 'u'llah. Perhaps the following notes on a few of these circuits

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    , Alaska . . . . . . . . .. Geneva, New York Miss Janet Whitenack . . . . ..Anchorage, Alaska . . . . . . . . . .'I'uluksak, Alaska Miss Dagmar Dole . . . . . . . ..A.ncl1orage, Alaska . . . . . . . . -.Glendale, California Mrs. Zara Phanco . . . . . . . ..Regina, . . . . ..Seattle, Washington Miss Gertrude Barr . . . . . ., Sask., Canada .. . - Catharine's, Ont. Miss Theresa Mrs. Grace 0. Peterson .- . . Regina, Sask., .. . . Regina, Sask., Mrs. Doris McKay . . . . . . . . Charlottetown

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    News 5 -- mm 7 777 was "in sight." Only seven States and Provinces stood between us and the final goal. Since the Convention five of these assignments have been thrill_ing1y consummated, with the election of Spiritual Assemblies in Fargo, N. on September 2nd; Anchorage, Alaska, on September Bth; Omaha, Nebraska, on October 11th; Sioux Falls, S. D., and Green- Ville, S. C., on November 5th,- bringing within the orbit of. the Faith these far-flung territories. Now, in mid-November, with Nova

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    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of 1941 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of 1040 . . . . . .. B44 of 1939 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Total from the time guiding started, July 1, 1932, through October 31, 1943 . . . . . . . . . . . 164,360 More visited in August than in any other month of 1943, namely, 2,918. The visitors this year came from all the states and the District of Co- lumbia, Hawaii, Alaska, seven prov- inces of Canada, and the countries of England, Australia, Bahamas, Wales, Cuba, Belgium, Finland, Ger

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    of undying fame has marked the culmination of the fifty year long labors of the American Baha'i community in the service of Baha'u'llah and has shed imperishable lustre on the immortal records of His Faith during the first hundred years of its existence. The exploits that have marked the prog- ress of this prodigious, this three- fold enterprise, covering a field stretching from Alaska in the North to the extremity of Chile in the South, affecting the destinies of so great a variety of peoples. and na

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    augmented by honor- ary delegates chosen by twenty-one South and Central American coun- tries, thirteen of whom overcame unusual obstacles to come. The area of the earth, officially or unofficially represented, included the five" con- tinents. The vastness that is China, the great expanse of the British Em- pire, Persia, of the Faith, the Holy Land, world center of the Faith, Egypt, the Land of Mystery, Alaska, the Land of the Midnight Sun, the Land of the Rising Sun -- through a Nipponese youth

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    . "In every state and province of North America Baha'i Assemblies are functioning. In thirteen hundred localities of the United States and Canada Baha'is reside. Baha'i Cen- ters have been established in every republic of Latin America, fifteen of which possess Spiritual Assem- blies. The Faith in the Western Hem- isphere now stretches from Anchor- age, Alaska, to Magellanes, the world's southernmost city. Sixty-two Centers have been established in In- dia, twenty-seven with Spiritual As- semblies. "Among
    . Mo-y 25, 1944. Convention Message to the Guardian "Baha'is of all the Americas rep- resented by largest number of dele- gates in person from United States, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto ml"?

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    the at- traction of hearts, this has been the -i - -7 banner year. Fifty-seven sent reports of race unity meetings in response to the appeal of the Na- tional Spiritual Assembly. Work was reported in the colleges, among the American Indians, in the minority press, and in contacts with the Eski- mos both in Alaska and Seattle. In the latter, a young Eskimo has re- cently received a letter from Sho- ghi Etfendi. . Miss Janet Whitenack gave an in- teresting report of contact with the Eskimos in Alaska. The work
    stated that the British Baha'is were the only ones in Europe openly cele- brating these joyous days. Costa Rica, San Salvador, Guate- mala, Peru, Brazil, Chile, British Co- lumbia, Seattle, Santa Rosa, Cali- fornia; Boise, Idaho; Honolulu, T. Anchorage, Alaska; Carmel, California; San Francisco, Califor- nia; Miami, Florida, joined the chorus. The message from Africa, to wit, Cairo, Egypt, which wonderfully conveys the spirit and even in part the letter of all these happy mes- sages, follows

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    , and the announcer was saying: "Ball- room of the Stevens Hotel . . . Ba- ha'i I-louse of Worship, acclaimed the world's most beautiful building . . . delegates from all over the United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Cen- tral and South America . . . The Baha'i opera star, Mr. 'Walter Olitzki, baritone of the Metropolitan Opera Co., sang "Where'e'r You Walk", after which Mr. Osborne of Panama, who is a University of Chi- cago graduate and supervisor of

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    step_ in the "world -mission entrusted . . to the American Baha'i Community." This step signalized the erection of _{l1_1IlB framework of the Baha'i Administra- tive Order in every State of the United States, every Province of Canada, Hawaii, District of Colum- bia, and Alaska; and the establish- ment of the Faith in every Republic of Central and South America. As we stand upon the threshold of this Secon_d_Century, we feel it incumbent -to call upon the collective devotion and united

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    when the number was 11,267. This period in 1944 exceeded by 1,201' the number taken through the Tem- ple in the same period in 1942, and by 172 in 1943. During May, visitors numbered 1,414. They came from forty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Panama, Alaska, the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Edmonton, and the countries of Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa, Rica and Jamaica. During June, visitors numbered 1,907. They came from forty states

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    ) An Informal Fireside Gathering at 8: 15 p.m. Centenary Radio Activities April 1 - June -1, 1944- These two months marked the greatest progress that the Faith has ever made in this particular method of teaching. It was a triumph for the entire community of the Most Great Name. Eighty-four broadcasts describing the Centennial and its purpose were given from May 12 to May 28. These broadcasts covered Forty-five States and Eight Prov- inces of Canada; Alaska; Hawaii and Cuba. No report has been received from

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    Faith," or either "Wisdom of or "Baha'i Scriptures." The purpose of this outline is to afford a group approach to Teachings which inten- sify the believer's awareness of the spiritual life. Sold in lots of five copies for $0.25. . Temple Guiding . The number of visitors to the Tem- ple for the first ten months of this year totaled 16,477, an increase of 1,992 over 1943 for the same period. During September visitors num- bered They came from.. 43 states, the District of Columbia, Alaska, Puerto Rico

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    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May 22 Manitoba . . . . . . . . . . . . . 'Winnepeg . . . . . . . . . . . . . CKRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May 25 Alaska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . KFQD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May 23 Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Honolulu . . . . . . . . . . . . .KGU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May 22 Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Mexico City . . . . . . . . . . if ti as to Call letters, date

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    Shurclifle, Chairman, 720 Custer St., Clair Gilles- pie, Secretary; Solvig Corbit. District of Columbia: Rex Parmelee, Chairman, 4700 47th St., H. Lydia Martin, Secretary; Maud S. Taylor. Alaska: Janet Whitenacl-:, Chairman, Bo: 2334 Anchorage; Betty Becker, Sec- retary; lierne Stout. Hawaii: J. D. Marques, Chairman, 3312 Liloa Rise, Honolulu, Henriette From, Secretary; Katherine Baldwin. Puerto Rico: Marcelino Castro, Chair- man, McComb, Box 2130, San Juan; Ayned McComb, Secretary; Margaret Lents

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    with that of Alaska, may be likened to the ex- tremity of the Baha'i arms stretched out and waiting to embrace the whole world in the order of peace and- love which Baha"u'llah has established for the children of men in this day. In closing the beloved Guardian wishes me to assure you and your fellow-members of his most loving prayers on your behalf and for the success of the many tasks of im- portance whichyou are, in collabora- tion with the mass of the believers, seeking to carry to a, successful con- clusion

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    with that of Alaska, may be likened to the ex- tremity of the Baha'i arms streched out and waiting to embrace the whole world in the order of peace and love which Baha'u'1lah has es- tablished for the children of men in this day." (Feb. Bohci'i News.) 'Miss Juliet Thompson and Mrs.' Daisy after an excellent so- journ assisting the friends in Mexico City, are returning to New York to do inter-racial work. Jeanne Bolles was with them tor several weeks in Mex- ico City, where she gave a number of talks on Baha'i

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    . Kahn's study group meets Sundays from 7:30 to 3:30 at the Center. The following is quoted from New York Baha"i News for June, 1944: "The New York community cele- brated the Centennial over the air (together with 33 other Assemblies throughout the United States Can- ada, Alaska, Cuba and Hawaii) with a talk by Ivan Benson over WNIAC. The booklet "Faith for Freedom" was offered to the listening audience on this program and there have been a great many requests for it. Some also, inquired about

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    blooms in the mountains of South America! CHILE: On April 17 a message was received from Artemus Lamb an- nouncing eight new believers in Pun- ta Arenas [three had been reported formerly) and assurance of an As- sembly. This historic achievement completiug the wing-span of the All- America Baha'i community from Ma-gallanes to Alaska was consum- mated this year by the aid of a series of nine radio broadcasts under the title, "The City of Certiirude." This series was publicized as being under

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    ., Seattle 3, 'Wash. Mrs. Clara Rainboth Mrs. Harry Taylor Mrs. Chas. W. Campbell Mrs. Ernest Walter Mr. John Clifford Mrs. Rachel Porter Mr. Levi Munson Miss Gale Marsolais Alaska Miss Honor Kempton, Chairman Mrs. Verne Stout, Ssc'y., Box 2334, Anchorage, Alaska Miss Dagmar Dole Miss Betty Becker Mr. Verne Stout Reviewing Functions: To pass upon the accuracy of manuscripts submitted through the National Spiritual Assembly; to examine manuscripts for literary quality and effective- ness

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    1945-1:-no 7 LOCAL SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLIES A. United States Alabama: Birmingham: Mrs. Verna Inglis, 3431 Clifi Road, Birming- ham, 5. Alaska: Anchorage: Miss Honor Kempton, The Book Cache {Box 1156)- Arizona: East Phoenix: Mrs. Car] Deppe, 3438 N. 12th St. Phoenix: Mrs. Nancy (Mrs, Robert T.) Phillips, 521 West Holly St- Arkansas: Little Rock: Mrs. Lucy Hawkins, 1023 Louisiana St. California: Alhambra: Miss Annadore von Muenchhausen, 220 Win- chester Ave. Berkeley: Mrs. Helen B. Rutledge, 2828

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    supremacy of Jesus Christ, in order to confute B'haism." Local Assemblies Local Annual Reports The year ending April 21, 1945, was one of increased Baha'i activity according to the annual reports that have been received by the National Spiritual Assembly. The highlights of each community's activities are summarized here. ANCHORAGE, ALASKA The northermost of our Baha'i as- semblies in the second year of its existence has been able to make the name of Baha'u'lleh more widely known throughout Alaska

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    Whitefield. E. G. Lippett. Wisconsin: Mr. Clarence Suhm, Chair- man; Mr. Robert Lewis. M11 Lueberger. Wyoming: Mrs. Solvig Corbit, Chair- man; Mr. Jos. Homolas, Mrs. Theresa L. Dlsen. District of Columbia: Mr. Wm. Dae Gaboriault. Chairman; Miss Elsie Aus- tin, Mrs. Chas. Niemann. Alaska: Miss Dagmar Dole, Chairman; Miss Honor Kempton, Mrs. Frances Wells. - Hawaii: Mr. J. B. Freitas, Chairman; Mrs. Annie V. Crockett, Mrs. E. I- Adolphson. I-'nerto Rico: Mr. Lucien McComb, Chairman; Mrs. Marie Theresa

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    libraries and the Library of Parliament; Com- plimentary copies of Baha'i 'World, Volume 9, have been sent to the fol- lowing libraries: 1. University of Puerto Rico. 2. University of Alaska. 3. Library of Parliament (Ottawa. Ontario). University of California. 5. Univeristy of Southern California. 6. University of Wisconsin. University of Illinois. 8. University of Michigan. 9. University of Indiana. 10. University of Iowa. owin-

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    - ber 5th program but no report has as yet been received. Anchorage, Alaska, reports they BAH.ll'f aws - 3 1 Book display for Public Meeting Campaign in Boston, November 1945. are having a weekly radio program. They report that they now have six- teen Baha'is in Anchorage and are hoping through increased radio and publicity to add to their numbers. Sioux Falls, So. Dakota, also re- ports a regular weekly radio pro- gram composed of music and quo- tation from writings and ma- terial published

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    Johnson Hollywood and Radio Choir, Philippa Schurler, 14-year-old piano prodigy and composer, and Tom Scott, radio troubadour, furnished the music. To insure future benefits from the meet- ing, copies of the Center program and of "Faith and Freedom" were distributed to the audience with cards to be signed by those wishing notices of future events. The Baha'i message is given on the radio every week in Honolulu, Hawaii. Each week there is a broadcast over station KFQD in An- chorage, Alaska. Anchorage

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    are springing up .and several groups are ready for Assembly status this April. The ETC for Alaska reports a ten-day teaching trip made by Mrs. Verne Stout to Fairbanks, where two fireside meetings were arranged, and many contacts were made. The Ohio and Ky. ETC reports that "Miss Clara Edge was asked to go into Media County for a week's teach- ing program, and her work was very successful." It is reported that Oak Park, Ill. and Santa Barbara, Calif. have sufficient members through transfer, to secure

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    , "It seems to me personally that the No- vember, 1945 issue of Bo.Jui'i News was unusually helpful because of material contained in the Guardian's letters to believers, and because of sections on consultation, study aids, etc. However, my husband and I would like to point out an error on page 13, where you refer to our mar- riage. This is under the Anchorage, Alaska, report. My husband's name is Mr- Verne Stout, not Green!" Other Local News When the city was almost para- lyzed with strikes, the FLINT

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    established since the inception of the Faith, established Assemblies in fourteen republics of Latin America, consti- tuted active groups in remaining republics, swelled to sixty the sover- eign states within the pale of the Faith. The two-year respite, well-earned after the expenditure of such .a colossal efiort, covering such a tre- period, is now ended. The prose- cutors of the Plan who in the course of six war-ridden years achieved such prodigies of service in the West- ern Hemisphere from Alaska

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    as Punta Arenas, southernmost city of the world, to the frontier community of Alaska came Baha'is in this hemisphere numbering about To add to this joyous occasion was the appearance of James Barrett and his wife from Chile, Alvin Blum, who spent many months in the Philippines, Sgt. John Eichenauer who arrived during the Convention from his post in Ger- many, Duncan M-cAlear who re- turned recenth-' from France, Mrs. JUNE, 1946 pamphlets issued by the Publishing Committee are accurate sources

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    . Then followed an- nouncements of some new confer- ences: one in Banfi, Alberta, Canada, from August 11-17, reservations to be made through Miss Elizabeth Brooks, Box 1.21, Winnipeg, Canada, a five-day conference at the end of June in Halifax, N.S., and a Summer school i.t1 Homer, Alaska, to be held on the five acres given by Marjorie McCormack of Alaska. Mrs. Mildred Mottahedeh an- nounced a plan to have Dr. George Townsend, author of "Heart of the Gospel," and "Promise of All Ages," come from Dublin
    . Consequently, people lis- tened to the radios a great deal, and incidentally, to the Baha'i broad- casts. He spoke of the bond between Punta Arenas and Alaska since the Guardian had mentioned these two especially when speaking of the teaching work in this hemisphere. Louise.Baker told of some of the interesting teaching work in South America, stating that it was the work of many Baha'is, coming from time to time, that established the Ass_emblies; that there is a great bond between the pioneers

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    of Anchorage, Alaska, is spending_May and June on a circuit in Montana--her former home--and in Idaho, where she has many friends. Mrs. Robinson writes that she has "had grand firesides in 'Winnett, Billings, Helena, Butte, and Great Falls, Montana . .- . Will leave for Boise ina few days, Port- land, Tacoma and then Seattle." She comments: 'fThe timing, the assist- ance, since leaving Alaska has been the greatest experience of my life. Somehow since being in the Temple I'm not afraid or timid any longer
    ." Mrs. Frances Wells also of Anchor- age, Alaska, is spending a month vacationing at Big Bear, Calif., and helping with teaching work. Miss Honor Kempton also plans to visit along the Pacific Coast before re- turning to Anchorage. The RTC for Alaska requests teachers to visit that region, and it is hoped that if any believers plan a vacation to Alaska, they will advise the NTC, so that suggestions can be made in working out an itinerary. Mrs. Mamie Seto of San Francis- co, C-alif., is visiting Salt

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    Rachel Porter Clara Rainboth Alaska Dagmar Dole, Chairman Frances Wells, 45, Anchorage, Alaska Honor Kempton Janet Stout . Helen Robinson Blanche Sturt Vern I-Iuilman Margery McCormick Canadian National Teaching Functions: To prepare teaching material; to provide settlers and pioneer teachers; to plan and supervise inter-regional activities; to supervise the Regional Teaching Committees. John Roberts, Chairman Laura Davis, Secretar1|r--44 Chestnut Park Rd., Toronto, Dnt., Can. Doris
    . 43rd St., Birming- ham Alaska: Anchorage: Mrs. Evelyn Huffman, Box 85?, Anchorage Arizona: East Phoenix: Mrs. Louise Deppe, 3438 N. 12th St.. Phoenix Phoenix: 'Mrs. Nancy Phillips, 521 W. Holley St., Phoenix Arkansas: Little Rock: Mrs. Lucy Hawkins, 1023 Louisiana St., Little Rock . California: Alhambra: Mrs. Mayme Glass, B05 N. Bushnell Ave., Alhambra Berkeley: Mrs. Helen B. Rutledge, 2811 Regent St, Berkeley Beverly Hills: Mrs. Marion E. Gordon, Spiritual Assembly of Beverly Hills, Box 794

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    Burmese troubles, 173-2 Covenant breakers, 174-2, 175-1, 177- 1, AR Divine plan, 175-1, 177-1, AR II-7 European peace, 175-3 - Faith spared, I73-1, 175-2 'Abdu'l-Baha, Memorial, 176-8, D-1 'Abdu'l-Baha, Messages, 176-6, 177-20 Alaska, 173-2, 177-13 Albuquerque, N. MI, 176-12 Anchorage, Ala slra, -177-13 archives, AR I-23, D-1 Argentina, 174-7, 176-B Arlington, Va., 173-3 assembly development, 173-5, 174-4, 17'7- 11, AR 1'-23, D-1 Atlanta, Ga., 173-8, 174-6, 177-13 Auckland, Z., 173-10, 174-4,5
    oi' plan, AR II-4 vigilance, 174-1, AR II-6 Youth on committees, 174-1, AR II-7 To NSA through secretary: continued labors, AR II-B European teaching, 173-2. AR II-3 importance of Magalanes, Alaska, 173-2 prayers, changing, AR NSA by-laws, 173-2 Persians, AR II-9 . San Francisco Conference, 177-2 shrine of Bab, 173-2 Summer schools, 173-3, AR II-3 tu}1Ie?for assembly formation, youth on committees, AR 11-0 13' . . - . 111731-24, o-1 G"a1"a'i1"fl- 1757- 1"-9 3222-' SW11;-igfiigil. 11-s amen

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    Sustaining the Seven Year Plan During August 194-6 Alabama.-Birmingham Alaska-Anchorage Phoenix Rural, Phoenix A1-k_ansas--Little Rook Berkeley, Bev- erly Hills, Burbank, Burlingame, Clover- dale Twp-., Glendale, Long Beach, 1,9; 51136168, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Barbara Canada.--Ed.monton, Vancouver, Mone- ton, Halifax, Hamilton, Toronto Colorado--Colorado Sprs., Denver Connectic|tt--Hamden Dist. Florida-Jacksonville, Miami Georgia--Atlanta, Augusta Maui Idaho-Boise

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    1U Sixteen New Settlers in Goal Cities A review of the activities in the twenty-one regions of the United States and Alaska during the first six months of the new Plan indicates a movement toward the accomplish- ment of the goals which have been given us by the Guardian. To aid in the establishment of the first objec- tive of the new Plan, a total of six- teen" believers have moved to goal cities, and the National Teaching Committee has arranged twelve inter-regional circuits to give teach- ing

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    " ending September 30, 1945, the number was 25,293. Some of the increase may he due to the fact that in 1946 the Temple was kept open until 8 p.m. each day during July and August. News Groups visited the House of Wor- ship from every state in the Union and from the District of Columbia. The numbers of groups irom coun- tries outside the United States will show how far-reaching the influence of the Temple is: From Hawaii there were 9 groups, from Alaska 1, Puerto Rico 2, Ontario 43, Manitoba 5, Bri

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    The Pan- is Sr. Gabriel Silva S. from Mogotes, shortly before leaving Anchorage, Alaska. (flontinueci on pace ll

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    6 Public Relations Committee for the Public Meetings Campaign; a state- ment on use of the Hotel Church Directory; and full text of five re- cent national press articles as sent to newspapers since September. The committee is sending out lit- erature as rapidly as possible to the names and addresses sent in by local Assemblies. Among the cities covered in this way are: Davi- son, Mich.; Sioux Falls; Alaska; New Orleans; a special California list; New Haven; Fargo; South Bend; Lima; Springfield

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    am!-n 3 State and Province Elections Election Committees Alabama Mr. John Inflis. Chairmen Mr. Robert Durr, Sec'y., 12th l'Io., Birmingham Mr. Homer Dyer Alaska Mrs. Helen Robinson, Chairman Miss Margery McCormick, Box 1158, Anchorage Mr. Verne Stout Arisons Mr. Owen Trohriclge, Chairman Mrs. Isabella Dodge, Sec'3'., 2833 E. 2nd St., Tucson Mrs. Nina Seibert Arkansas. Mr. Vemey B. Thompson,-Chairman Mrs. ,Pauline Hansen, Sec'3r., Scott St., Little Rock Mrs. Jessie Underwood Northern

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    a Binfi News Local Assemblies Sustaining the Seven Year Plan During September, 1946 The following are the Assemblies which contributed to the National Fund during September: . Alaska Anchorage Arizona E. RUI31 Phoenix Arkansas Little Rock Ga1i1'ornia_ Alhambra Berkeley Beverly I-Iills Burbank Burlingame Glendale - Long Beach Los Angeles Oakland Pasadena Sacramento San Diego Santa Barbara San Francisco Canada Halitax Toronto Regina Colorado Denver Conneolloltl mden Ha New Haven Delaware

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    -:= on the was a th-ree--day exhibit of the Temple Model in Willard Straight -Hall lobby, and it is estimated that 3000 people saw it. Several hundred leaflets were distributed, good publicity in three pa- pers was obtained, and the faculty has mvited Mr. McDaniel to return next year. A report from the Regional Tea_ch- ing Committee of 'Washington, Ure- gon, Idaho, British Columbia, and Alaska demonstrates a splendid coop- eration between this -Committee and the individual friends, in carrying the Faith to new

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    America, into Alaska, down to Panama, all over Central and South America, across the Andes, and into the "West Indies. And wherever his voice called, the Baha'is followed. This first Seven-Year Plan is a very won- derful thing to contemplate. It was the first joint activity on a large scale, nationally organized and flow- ing into an international field, that the followers of Bal1a'u'llah had ever undertaken anywhere in the world, Truly formidable obstacles were overcome--obstacles of relatively small

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    to start distributing them as they are proving invaluable for teaching con- tacts. Signed cards have been re- ceived from a total of 366 different cities, towns and villages as well as from Alaska, Phillipine Islands, Ha- waii, Canada, Haiti, and South Amer- ica. 'We wish we could list every city heard from. Three cards, numbers 2, 3 and 5 are now available for inter-changeable use. They can be ordered in "a com- bination package containing 100 each for $3.00 postpaid. Also available now is a new

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    10 Local Assemblies Sustaining Financially The Seven Year Plan During December, 1946 Alaska-Anchorage, Arizo1m--_-E. Phoe- nix; Phoenix. Rock. Cali- Berkeley; Beverley Hills; Burbank; Burlingame; Cloverdale Tw-p.; Glendale; Long Beach; Los Ange- les; Sacramento; San Francisco; San Diego. Hamilton; Toronto; Charlottetown. 1-ado Springs; Denver. Co1mecticut--Ham- den; New Haven. acksonville; Miami. await--Honolulu; Maui. Geordie -Atlanta; Augusta. I Itlifwis --Chicago; Dsnville; Elmhurst; Evans

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    States and Canada as of February 20, 1947. 1. Adult voting Bahefis of the United States 5,174 2. Adult voting Baha'is of Alaska, Hawaii, Canal Zone and Puerto Rico 9? 3. American pioneers in Latin America 21 4. American pioneers in Europe 12 5. Adult voting Baha'is of Canada 270 Baha'i youth 141 Total Bal1a'i Community 5,720 Of the voting believers of the United States, 3,239 are members of communities; 843 are in groups; 871 are isolated; 221 are in transit (pres- ent address unknown). Of the voting

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    appointed Mr. M. IJ. Roach appointed Balnifii Service for the Blind Mrs. Clyde S. Longyear appointed Public Relations Mr. Paul E. Haney appointed Regional Teaching Committees Michigan: Mr. Gordon A, Frazer appointed. Mrs. Helen Thompson appointed Alaska: Mr. Jocelyn Gordon appointed Tennessee and Alabama: Mrs. Homer Dyer, Secretary, Rt. 5, Box 443, Birmingham. 6 Alabama. Mrs. Rose Brown retired. Ohio and Western Penna.: Mrs. Florence M.. Reeb, Chairman Mrs. Gladys Lemmon, Secretary, 2583 Wextord Road

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    the Office after -Tanuary 31st. Contributions are credited to the month in which .receiv_ed. February Alabama Birmingham. Alaska - An- chorage. Arizona--E. Phoenix Rural; Phoenix. Arlcansas--Little Rock. Califor- Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Burlingame, Cloverdale Tw-p-, Glendale, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oak- land, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Barbara. Coaad.a--Vancou- ver, Winnipeg, -I-Ialialax, T06 APRIL, 1911-7 ronto, Charlottetown. Springs, Denver. Come.ecticat--I-Iamden, New

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    I 9 uo.1o5 First European Believer Under the Seven Year Plan On April 18, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Marangella sailed for Italy where they _will go to Rome to join Mr. and Mrs. Ugo Giachery, to further the work in that city. On April 25, Miss Dagmar Dole, who has been serving as pioneer in Alaska, sailed with Mrs. Elinor Gregory of the San Diego Community, on the holm. Miss Dole goes to Denmark to work with Mr. and Mrs. Anders Nielsen in Copenhagen and Mrs. Gregory goes to Oslo, Norway

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    representatives of the following minority groups: Negro, American-Japanese, Alaskan Native, Mexican; natives of Ireland, Scot- land and England were also present. Mrs. Frances Wells served as chair- man. Short talks were given by Mrs. Eloise Hirt and Loyd Cleaves of the USO stafi; Father Warren Fenn of the local Episcopal Church; Major David Hamilton, who is in charge of a Negro squadron in Alaska; Corp. Arnold Simmel, refugee from Ger- many; Mr. Zelmar Lawrence, Negro representative; and Miss Dagmar Dole

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    Edith Slack, Secretary, P. O. Box 264. Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Mrs. Ayned Mcflomb, Secretary, PJIJ. Box 524. Committees Regional Teaching Committee for Alaska. Miss Dagmar Dole resigned. List of Assemblies Contributing 'to National Fund for March, 1947 Ala.ska.--Anchorage. Arizona-- E-. Phoe- nix Rural, Phoenix. Arka.nsa.s--Litt1e Rock. Berkeley. Burbank, Burlingame, Cloverdale Twp., Glendale, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pasadena, Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Barbara. monton

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    November 12, was the occasion for public meetings in some centers. Anchorage, Alaska; Berkeley, Cal- ifornia; Butte, Montana; and Reno, Nevada report organized meetings with speakers presenting the signif- icance of Baha'u'llah's life. In Reno, the meeting received much favor- able publicity on both of the city's newspapers. STILLWATER INDIAN RESERVATION RECEIVES GIFT Baha'is of Reno and Fallen, Neva- da, continuing their worl-: with the Indians of the Stillwater Reserva- tion, voted to present
    , Illinois Baha'i Community, a presentation of the Faith was given before the student body and faculty of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. Cornmunty has initiated a bulletin of The Berkeley, California, Baha'i local and Bay Area news. The Anchorage assembly has un- dertaken extension teaching in the Palmer Area, Alaska. Baha'i Acquaintance Day, Septem- ber 23, was observed by the Cleve- land Uhio, Baha'i community, aided

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    IAH HEW5. by the greater Cleveland commu- nity, with a highly successful public discussion panel meeting- Weekly classes for youth and chil- dren are held every Sunday morning in Berkeley, California. An 11-minute talk on "The United Nations and the Baha'i Faith" was given October 24 over station KOLO, Reno, Nevada. On November 10 a regular pro- gram on Station KBYR, Anchorage, Alaska, entitled Around the World, featured an interview with Betty Becker, who reported on her trip to the States
    for the Second tinental Conference. Verne Stout, of Anchorage, Alaska, has been elected to the Executive Board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peo- ple, the first white man in Anchor- age to be so named. Through the efforts of Newark, New Jersey Baha'is a United Na- tions Chapter has been formed. The Board of Directors meets in the Newark Baha'i Center and, through this organization, knowledge of the Faith is growing in that city. The Reno, Nevada Spiritual As- embly has ordered

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    A. Fraser arrived in Caracas, Venezuela, De- cember 4. [South America} Mrs. Lorol O. Jackson arrived in Hilo, Territory of Hawaii, Decem- ber 11. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hope arrived in Luanda, Angola, December 11. (British Isles) ALASKA ESTABLISHES FUND FOR The Baha'i Alaskan Convention, held December 6, 1953, initiated ac- tion unifying the believers of that area in terms of two of their spe- cific World Crusade goals: the es- tablishment of a National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Alaska
    and the building of a national IjIa;i- ratu'l-Quds_ Consultation led to the establishing of "The Alaska I'_Iasira- tu'l-Quds Fund," to be kept in trust by the Incorporated Spiritual Assem- bly of the Baha'is of Anchorage, Alaska. AUSTRALIAN PIONEER AT POST National News Items, published by The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Australia and New Zealand, gives the date of arrival for a pioneer cited in the Guardian's cable of November 11. Bertha Dobbins arrived in Porto Vila, New Hebrides

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    of the National Spiritual Assembly of the of the United States. 'The interview included a report of the four Intercontinental Teaching Con- ferences and their significance, com- mentary on Mr. I-Iolley's recent teaching tour through India and Cey- lon and his pilgrimage to the World Center, and a broad presentation of the principles of the Baha'i Faith. NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS In accordance with the new Land Registration Act of the Territory of Alaska, the Anchorage, Alaska, as- sembly has registered 20 acres

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    Gen. South Africa Mr- and Mrs. Promzms Dsrr: GOAL 1953 i Tanganyika Harry E. Ford August 10 Japan Costa Rica Turkey Mr. and Mrs. Shawl-tat Kamal Atilghaner and family Algeria Mavadatt Libya Iqrari Colombia Puerto Rico Miss Margot J. Miessler Puerto Rico Alaska Libya - Mr. Mohsen Enayat Libya Mr. Rooho'l1ah Miss Rizvaniyyih Mr. Elton M. Smith Mrs. Meredith W. Smith Miss Ruth Yancey September 25 Mr. Elmer Guffey September 25 Mr. and Mrs. Ne'mat Mrs. Valeria Nichols i Ethiopia I-long Kong

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    through excerpts, because it is from the total letters themselves, though they are practical reports on conditions and activities, that the breath of complete and sincere de- votion emanates. Elaine and Jenabe Caldwell, Aleu- tian Islands. Unoloska, Alaska, August 21, I953: "We chose Unalaska -(population about 125) as it is the only incor- porated city on the chain. There is absolutely no Work in any field; the natives subsist by summer fishing and cannery work. However, with the help of God we plan
    afraid that I mean very literally our all as Baha'u'llah and the Guardian both say, over and over again." Mrs. Helen Robinson, Baranof Island Sitkd, Alaska, October 6, I953: . . . To explain about the spiritual beauty, the breathtaking loveliness of the islands is impossible. To see is to believe. It is heavenly. The people must be very fine living in such surroundings! Because of the many large institutions here for Indians--especially is a priceless opportunity . . . . . . Sitka is an Indian
    Village and We are the outsiders. They are very friendly and a joy to work with, . . . The native and Eskimo come here from 12-=1 villages in Alaska. What a privilege. They come to you from all over the territory and will return remembering you were a Baha'i if nothing more . . . . . . It might be interesting at this point to tell you that my first 'contact' was a young man dying from leukemia . . . at least that is what he was told and was given two years to live . . . The friendship with this young

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    and their friends who heard readings on the reality of the spirit- ual springtime, taken from the writ- ings of Baha'u'l1ah and 'Abdu'l-Baha and a short explanation of some of the significances of the Baha'i New Year. After this introduction, the entire gathering, quietly and with deep reverence, went up to the audi- torium for a service of worship. The Anchorage Recording District and Anchorage- Alaska, Baha'i Com- munities joined in giving a dinner for Baha'is and guests, followed by a Naw-Eu: program. Bahe

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    of fellowship in a dis- Bahifi atmosphere, to afford the necessary training for Baha'i teachers, and to provide facilities for the study of the history and teaching of the Faith, and under- standing of its relation to other re- ligions and to human society in gen. erald' NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS The Anchorage, Alaska, Spiritual Assembly, acting as Trustees for the Alaska Fund, re- ports the recent receipt of a five hundred dollar donation from the Guardian toward the establishment of the of Alaska, one
    of the goals of the Ten Year Cru- sade. The Assembly was informed Of l2l'llS generous gift by 3, letter from the Secretary-General of the I.nter- national Baha'i Council, in which he also wrote that the Guardian is fol- lowing very closely the progress of the Faith in Alaska. Interest in the Baha'i House of Worship was stimulated in Anchor- age by a Baha'i Youth who offered to show slides to her high school his- tory class during a study of archi- tecture. So much interest was aroused that the slides

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    National in East and West, already reaching an estimated value of over a million and a half dollars, have been enhanced through the pur- chase and formal opening of the IjIaairatu"l-Quds of the Baha'is of Paris, destined to evolve into the national administrative headquar- ters of the French Baha'i Commu- nity, and through the inauguration of National Funds in Anchorage, Alaska, as well as in the capital cities of Italy and of Switzerland. The initial landscaping of the area surrounding the Mother
    of the West. The Lo- cal Spiritual Assemblies of San Diego, Sacramento and Fresno in California, of Tucson in Arizona, and of Oak Park in Illinois have been legally incorporated, raising the number of national and local Baha'i incorporated Assemblies in the United States of America and in the entire Baha'i world to sixty-three and one hundred and twenty, respec- tively. National Baha'i endowments have been established in Anchorage, Alaska. The Bahefi Assemblies of Tucson, Arizona and of Sacramento

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    Phoenix, Arm>> 1; Helena, Mont, 1. YOUTH B. ii,- . .. I-loo: Enrollments reported by Regional Teaching Committees: NGHTI-IEASTERN STATES . 11.1. Vt.--4 Mass . Me., N.H.--1 W. N.Y.--2 E. Conn.-2 NJ.-1 - SOUTHERN STATES Fla.--4 La., Miss.-2 CENTRAL STATES - Mich.--3 Ind.-1 'Wis., Minn, N. and S. Dakota--2 Ill., Iowa-1 WESTERN STATES Alaska--1 . So. Calit._, are-4 and 1 Youth Washington-1 Youth -- Idaho, Utah, Mont.--1

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    first. Per- sonal differences may arise, but there must by unity within the com- munity. -- Anchorage, A_.laska "In "the March issue of Glamour magazine, there was an article about Mrs. Frances Wells and her Arctic Trails Shopping Service," entitled, "A1aska's Proxy Shopper". To date, Mrs. Wells has received nearly 75 letters of inquiry about Alaska and . Calendar. FEASTS: June -June NSA Meeting: . Jtme 17answering them by mimeo- graphed letter telling her reason for coming to Alaska

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    of April, 1949 Alaska -- Anchorage. Arizona -- North Phoenix, Phoenix, Tucson. Arkansas" Eureka Springs, Little Rock. California- Alhamhra, Arcadia, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Carmel, 'Geyservi]le, El Monte Twp, Escondido Twp., Fresno, Glendale, Glendale Twp., Inglewood, Long'Beach, Los Angeles, Monrovia, Monrovia Twp-., Oakland, Palo Alto, Pasadena, Sacra- mento, San Diego, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, South Gate. Springs, Denver. Haven, Green- wich

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    , 1; Springfield, Mass., Penn Yan, N.Y., South Bend, Ind, 1; Marysville, Wash., 1; Lima, Ohio, 1; Duluth, Mim1., 2; Dallas, Texas 1; Wliitefish Bay, Wis, 1; Roches- ter, N.Y., 1; Evanston, 111-, 1; Wim1ct- ka, Ill., 1; Greensboro. N. C., 1; Alexan- -Elrifl. Va, 3; E. Cleveland, Clhio, 3; An- chorage, Alaska, 2; YOUTH 5. Enrollments reported by Regional Teaching Committees: NORTHEASTERN STATES New Jersey 3 and 1 youth E. N. Y., Conn. 2 Pa. 1 West. N. Y. 1 SOUTHERN STATES Tenn. 1 CENTRAL STATES Ind_

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    of universal peace. Sincerely, SPIRITUAL 3 Contributions from Assemblies for the Month of May, 194-9 Alaska. -- Anchorage- Ari.-so-na--North Phoenix, Phoenix, Tucson. Eureka Springs, Little Rock. California.- Alharnbra, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Bur- bank, Carmel, El Monte Escondido Twp, Fresno, Glendale, Inglewood, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monrovia, Mon- rovia Twp-, Oakland, Oceanside, Pasa- dena, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco. Santa Barbara, Santa Mon- ica, South Gate. Colorado-Colorado

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    , of devotion to God and serv- ice to His Cause is found in the simple and sincere accounts of their deeds, their hopes and aspira- tions during the past year. Behind the mere statistical'num- bers of people, meetings and things, there is a universal spirit working for the Kingdom of God among all humanity. Inadequate to express that spirit, here nevertheless are a few high lights from each of the reports received: ANCHORAGE, ALASKA This community engaged in exten- sion teaching by participating
    in the Matanuska Valley Fair at Palmer, where a booth was set up for dis- tributing Baha'i literature. During the three days oi the Fair, an esti- ated 200 souls were given the message. . .sou1s who came from a great many different towns and localities in Alaska. The Anchorage group sponsored weekly 15-minute programs over radio station FLENI, using transcrip- tions sent bythe National Program- ming Committee. In November, 1943, station KBYR was so impressed with the educational aspect of the Baha'i teachings

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    B.iH.i'i News The Home Front BUTTE, MONTANA The glorious challenge to finish the Temple before the allotted time and the austerity in living it entails is already reflected in plans laid down by the Assembly for a Summer Study Session in Butte. One of the believers has generously offered" the use of her lovely tree-shaded cottage for this purpose. The enthusiasm generated by this resolve is remark- able. ANCHORAGE, ALASKA Word comes that Captain S. A. Pelle is being transferred from Fort
    Richardson here, to Fort Dix, NJ. Long an active force in local civic affairs as well as in work for the Baha'i Faith, his departure will leave everyone with a sense of loss. In seeking to establish the legal authority of the Anchorage Assem- bly to perform valid marriage cere- monies, a letter was written to the Territory Attorney General. The Alaska Territorial Laws state in part (Chapter 24 of the session laws): "All marriages to which there are no legal impediments solemnized fore or in any

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    Assemblies: Alaska, Anchorage, 2; Glendale, Twp., 1; Santa Monica, 1; District of Col- umbia, Wash, 1; F1a., St. Augustine, 1; Hawaii, Maui, 2; Ill., Champaign, 2; Inci., Indianapolis, 1; La., New Orleans, 1; New Jersey, Red Bank, 1; New York', Geneva, 1; Yonkers, 1; Ohio, Lima, 1; Portland, 1; Texas, San Antonio, 1; Wash., Seattle, 1; Wis, Milwaukee, 1; Wye, Laramie, 1; YOUTH 5. Enrollments reported by Regional Teaching' Gommittees: NORTHEASTERN STATES E. Mass, 11.1., 3 N. ., 1 E. New York, 1 CENTRAL
    STATES Mich-, 5 and 1 Youth Ohio, 2 STATES So- Calii., 1 Alaska, 1 Calendar FEASTS: July 13--I

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    Mailing - In addition to each individual believer receiving his copy of 5 Boluihl News by direct mail, 7 each Assembly Secretary will receive a copy to file for the As- embly . Enrollments Enrollments reported by Local Spiritual' Assemblies: ALASKA, Anchorage, 1; CALIF., Glen- dale, 1, Los Angeles 1; St. Aug- ustine. 1; Chicago, 11, Urbana, 1; MASS., Boston, 1; MICH., Detroit, 4, Flint, 1; N. .I., W. Englewood, 1 PUEB- TU RICO, San Juan, 1. Enrollments reported by Regional Teaching Committee

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    in Luxembourg to assist the pion- eers there. Dr. Busey's report of the European Conference appears in this issue. Anchorage, Alaska Another new believer was admit- ted to the Anchorage community in June, Miss Agnes Parent. This was an especially significant occasion because it marked the first time an Alaskan native had become a Baha'i in Alaska. (Melba Call, Alask- an Eskimo, hecame a Baha'i in the Southwestern States some time ago.) Agnes' home is on the Yukon and she is residing in Anchorage when

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    ? SEPTEMBER, 1949 In Mcmoriam Mrs. Anna Bell Fitch, Gillham, Ark. 'i'-21-49 Mr. Robert Schilaty, Monroe, Wash. B-13--19 Miss Marie Fingerlin, Quincy, Ill B-6-49 Mr. Walter Olitzki, Beverly Hills, Cal. 3-2-4-9 Enrollments Enrollments reported by Local Spiritual Assemblies: Ca1i.f., Glendale 2; San Francisco 2; Mich., Lansing, 1 Enrollments reported by Regional Teaching Committees: NORTHEASTERN STATES W. New York, 1 New Jersey, 2 SOUTHERN STATES Va., W. Va., 1 WESTERN STATES Alaska, 2 Directory Additions

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    . Ruth Price Silva 24 Salter St. REGIONAL TEACHING GOEPHHITTEES: West. New York Mrs. P. H- Meinhard Zone IE instead of 10 Central New York Address mail to: Mr. Wm. Hart R.D. 3 Waterloo, N.Y. New Jersey Mrs. Amy B. Dwelly 300 Park St. Hackensack, N.J. La., Miss- Mrs- Evelyn Bivins. Chairman Miss H'Eloise Hullinghorst, Secretary l?-38 Gentilly Rd., New Orleans 19, La. Ore- Mr- John Clifiord, Chairman Mrs. Zara B. Dunne, Secretary Naval Housing'. Unit 35', Rt. 1, Box 915, Astoria, Ore. Alaska Mrs
    .-Frances Wells, Chairman Mrs. Helen Robinson, Secretary - Box 1835, Anchorage, Alaska North 8: South Carolina Mrs. Louise Sawyer, Chairman Mrs. I. N. Simmons, Secretary 501 Banks St. Greensboro, No. Carolina 7 7 What well-known English Baha'i gave a reception for delegates to the Conference of Some Living Religions within the British Empire? See Bo.h4i.'i World, Vol. II, p. 226

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    have mimeo- graphed this course. It can be pur- chased from the Baha'i Publishing Committee, and the price is $315 per copy. Hut Springs, Arh, holds Regional Teaching Gonferenoo in Its center, with 1-1 bB1ifiV?1'5 and visiting friends, from Ark. and 0kla., July 2-3. The Home Front ANCHORAGE, ALASKA Three new believers, all soldiers of Ft. Richardson, have been wel- comed into the Alaskan Baha'i fam- ily. The first Baha'i marriage cere- mony in Alaska since it was legal- ized was performed
    : telling of the major figures of the Faith and their teach- ings; animating puppets while giv- ing glimpses of the Baha'i Faith; dramatizing some of our universal principles; explaining the meaning and history of the House of Worship with placards of the symbols and design; discussion by six member panel of "The Distinguishing Charac- teristics of a Baha'i". The children gave convincing evidence. of their serious interest in the Faith and parents and friends were gratified. BRIEFS ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

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    ,1 'on Response to the Temple Fund .116 . . . . . . 515 . . . . . . . - . . - . . . . . . - . . . . . . . . 25,750.205Received against above resolves . - . - . . . . . - . - - - - . $214,455.56 'All resolves not falling in other three categories. friends have asked if they could send in their next year's resolve now. This would be very helpfulyea-$112,000.00 r" - 'n-vl_ '1 I bill Contributions from Assemblies for the Month of July, 194-9 Alaska -- Anchorage. Arizona North Phoenix, Phoenix
    , Somers Twp., Wauwatosa, Whitefish Bay. Wy. Number Assemblies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assemblies contributing . . . . - - . . - - . . H154 Not Contributing . - . . . . . - - . - . - - - . . - - -- 20 Groups contributing . - . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- 50 Individuals contributing EB Special contributions Irom Ba-ha'is of Australia New Zealand. Contributions irom Assemblies for the Month oi August, 1949 Alaska-~Anchorage. Arizona-l'Iorth Phoenix, Phoenix, Tucson. Arkansa- Eureka Springs

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    report-ed 'bl' Regional Teaching Committees: NORTHEASTERN STATES So. N.Y., Conn. 1 CENTRAL STATES Ind. 1 Ill.. Iowa 1 Mich. 2 Wis. 1 WESTERN STATES Ariz. 1 So. Calit. 1 Alaska 1 No. Cali1., Nev. 2 TOTALS -- Adults 29 Youth 1 In Memoriam Mr. Walter Bowman, Washington, D.C. 8-7-?9 Miss Mabel Anita Craig, 'NewarkFoster, Scranton, Pa. (reported 8-39-49} 1 Dr. A. Lawrence Morris, Albuquerque, N.M. 9-6-19 Correction Mr. Ben Jackson, Downer, Calif. passed away on May 31, 1949 and not Jackson as published

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    nation. A publicity map of the U.S. is being prepared for the Guardian. Will your community be included? We need -your help. Alaska Is. I1.Ne?w State Gold, dog-teams, Eskimos, and timber may be your picture of this noI'thern land, but our Baha'is are bringing forth a new gold, that of human hearts, and a new state, that of an actively lived Faith out among the people. Inquirers are so numer- ous that. . . '-'Believe me . . when I say there are not enough of us Baha'is up here to take care
    and as far north as Anchorage, Alaska. The Committee has no budget from the National Fund so that orders received constitute a revolving fund for the continuance and expansion of its service. Most in demand are the following Braille Pamphlets:-- World Order Through World Faith and The "World Faith of Baha'u'1lah (The set of these two pamphlets is ordered as THE . . . . "$1.25 Faith For Freedom $1.25 The price quoted, which should ac- company orders, includes postage. SERVICE FOR THE BLIND BIB N. Oxford

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    - Many friends have asked if they could send in their next year's resolve now. This would be very helpful. Estimated or 2 years I Contributions from Assemblies for the Mouth of September Alaska -- Anchorage, A-rizona North Phoenix, Phoenix, Tucson. Eureka Springs; Little Rock. California- Alhambra, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Bur- bank, Burlingame, Carmel, Geyserville, E1 Monte Tw-p., Escondido Twp., Fresno, Glendale, Inglewood, Long Beach, Lo: Angeles, Monrovia, Monrovia Oak- land, Oceanside, Palo

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    6 the interior decoration of the Temple. Work will begin very shortly on the interior and once the work is started our quarterly committments, believe me, will be sizeable. Faithfully, Parmr G. Seamus, Treasurer Assemblies Contributing to Fund August, 194-3 Alaska-Anchorage. Arizona North Phoenix; Phoenix; Tucson. Arkansas? Eureka Springs; Little Rock. California --A1hambra; Arcadia; Berkeley; Bever- ly Hills; Burbank; Burlingame; Carmel; Geyser-ville; E1 Monte Twp.; Efiwrldidfl Fresno

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    Assemblies: ARIZ., Tucson 1; CALIF., Escondido 1; Los Angeles 3; San Bernardino 1; Santa Monica 1; CONN, Greenwich 1; HAWAII. Honolulu 1; Chicago 1; Evanston 1; MICH., Detroit 1; Flint 1; Duluth 2; NEW JERSEY, Newark 2; NEW Y0-RE, New York City 2; VA.. Alexandria 1: Spokane 2; Ta- coma l. YOUTH 4 Enrollments reported by Regional Teaching Commit-tool: NORTHEASTERN STATES East. H.Y. 1 West. 1 E. Mass. R.I. 1 WESTERN STATES So. Calif. 2 "Alaska 1 . Idaho, Utah 2 Ore. 1 New Mexico 1 TOTALS: Adults, 33 Youth

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    Teaching Gommittem: No-, So, Dakota, Minn. Mrs. Marie Tetu. Chairman Mrs, Helen F1-ink, Secretary - 2-1 Grant Minneapolis. Minn. - Tenn., Ky. -- Mrs. Ethel Gabbard, Chairman Miss Mary R. Watkins, Secretary 913 Grove Ave. Nashville 4, Tenn. In Memoriam Mr. Arthur J. Page. Roseville. Mich. Mr. Chester Evans, Milwaukee, Wis. Mrs. Nellie Winters, Milwaukee, Wis, 9-9-49 Dr. Harriet Gillespie, San Francisco. Calif., 9-19-49 Youth Committee of Alaska holds conference, attended by 19 in Anchorage
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alaska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annual Reports, Co-nt'd . . . . . Around the Baha'i World . . . . . . . . Baha"i News Deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . -. -5 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Enrollments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 European News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eyes to the Blind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Forwarding Mail
    is Important . . . . . . . . .. 1 "Old Chinrches and the i-New World FaithOutdoor Teaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Pictures Alaska Youth 12 Bahia, Brazil Esslingen. Germany . . . . . . . . . . . .. 10 Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Townshend, George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Wood, Clara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Publishing Announcements . . . . . . .. Public Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regional -Visiting Meetings

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    could not possibly afford to support a whole pioneer a year. But suppose they were asked to do this: "Can you support a quarter of a pio- neer?" Then they could feel that a quarter of that precious pioneering believer who is labouring in Chile, or Alaska or Nebraska, or Luxem- bourg, is kept at that historic task by the contribution they are making. Or why could not a little group decide: "we six (or we eight) will send out a deputy teacher; we will agree to- gether to give a hundred dollars a month

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    12 spond much quicker to a thought like this: "Do you see that twenty-foot pipe? Do you think you can manage to lay it down for the system?" than to "Now friends, we will not get our harvest in if we do not get more water." (To he Continued) Contributions from Asseniblies For the Month of October, 194-9 Alaska -- Anchorage. Arizona.-North Phoenix, Phoenix, Tucson. Arkansas- Eureka Springs, Little Rock. California -Alhambra, Berkeley, Beverley I-Ijjls, Burbank, Burlingarne, Carmel, E1 Monte Twp

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    Committee of UN, United World Federalists, In- terfaith and Inter-racial Committee of Christians, ews, and Negroes, and Miss Dorothy 'I'hompson's WOMAN, Inc. (World Order Mothers of All Nations). ANCHORAGE, ALASKA The first land to be owned by the Anchorage Assembly was 20 acres presented in November by two local Bahefis from their hard-won home- steads. The two 10 acre rural tracts adjoin, with the Seward to Anchorage road separating them. Mrs. Frances Wells and Mrs. Eve- Huffman, in preparation
    for the coming visit of Charles Mason Remey, on world tour, made ex- cellent contacts among faculty of University of Fairbanks, while they were there attending a special short course for homemakers. Following the Alaska RTC re- commendation, the Anchorage As- sembly is undertaking the re- sponsibility of selecting passages from the Teachings for translation into Eskimo language by Simeon Oliver, native Eskimo. 'I'his is in accord with the Guardian's goal mentioned in his "Challenging Re- quirements
    . George Miller, pioneer to Butte, Mont. broke into print here through the effort of his sister, a non-Baha'i. She thought his color slide showings of the Temple would be of interest since he is a native of Reading, so the Sunday paper ran a spread of George's work with a Temple pic- ture. . . . ANCHORAGE, Alaska. In- teresting contact work carried on with Miles Brandon, Eskimo tenor from Bristol Bay and George Aghe- puk, original artist working on rein- deer skins. They were guests of Sim- eon Oliver

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    . . . . . . . .- "Our PrivilegeMr5_ Ajlgne v_ Fletcher . . . - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16*" 511- Around the Baha'i World .. Regiulml Teaching Cummings: Attitude of Ba.he"is Toward ALASKA Mrs. Dorothy Anne Frey, Non-Baha'i Relatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Box 992 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alaska Child Education Commlillgiiji-izlis, Sec'y. Directory 120 E. Elm St. Fu Independence, Mo. NEW JERSEY 'Mrs. Amy Dwelly, Sec'y. 119 Passalc Hackensack

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    now. This would be very helpful. Estimated i for 2 years 1 Contributions From Assemblies for the Month of Dem, 1949 Alaska--Anthorage. Arizona-North Phoenix. Phoenix, Tucson. Arkansas-- Eureka Springs, Little Rock. Alhambra, Berkeley. Beverly Hills, Bur- bank, Burlingaine, Carmel, El Monte Twp., Escondido Fresno, Glen- dale, Glendale Twp., Inglewood, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monrovia, Monrovia Oakland, Palo Alto, Pasadena, San Bernardino, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco. San Mateo, Santa

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    at the First Baptist Church, Mrs. Donna Diehl addressed 27 young people, Jan. 8. Several had seen the Temple and it appeared from their questions 1111311 fl195"g1'fl5PBd the idea of_ pro- gressive revelation as presented in Mrs. Diehl' talk. The assistant. pas- tor took an active part in the discus- sion. ANCI-IORAGE, ALASKA Miss Agnes Parent and Sgt. Wallace Har- rison were married, Dec. 19 in the first Baha'i' wedding for Baha'is, without an additional ceremony. It was also the first marriage
    . New York 2 W. New York Me., N.H. 1 8: 1 Youth E. Mass., R.I. 1 New Jersey 1 CENTRAL STATES Wise. 5 Mich. 1 WESTERN STATES Ore. 2 Idriho, Utah 2 New Mexico 2 Alaska 1 Aria. 1 . SOUTHERN STATES E. Division Fla. 1 Division Tenn, Ky. 1 TOTALS: Adults--51 Youth--B Memorial Gifts (October 1943 thru January 1956) Memorial gifts" have been made in the names of the iollowingr Carol Smiley Rich. James Wilcox Mary J. Revell Dayna Farrand Fred Wendler The Mandells . George C. Worthington Bennie Bonowitz Mrs

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    Spiritual Asseunhly Secretaries: ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. ilrs. May Verhoeven, 87 Evergreen ve. JAMESTOWN, N.Y. Miss May E, Lawson, 640 E. 6th St. KANSAS CITY, MO. airs. Madelon Becktel, 4222 Olive St.. . 4 - RIDGEWOOD, N.J. Mr. Joseph Galvin, 25 S. Monroe St. Contributions From Assemblies for the Month of January, 1950 Alaska. -- Anchorage. Arizona -- North Phoenix, Phoenix. Tucson. Eureka Springs, Little Rock. California.- Alhambra, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Bur- bank, Burlingame, Carmel. El Monte Twp

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    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27,450.00 *Special 1122Totals. 2340 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Received against above resolves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $328,736.24 resolves not falling in other three categories. Many friends have asked if they could send in their next year's resolve now. This would be very helpful. 1 I Score to Date - March 15, 1950 on Response to the Temple Fund 1* Estinmted for 2 years 5 Contributions from Assemblies for the Month of February, 1950 Alaska -- Anchorage. Arizona North

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    meet newspaper editors and reporters. Some were direct Baha'i talks, others just on world horizon principles, and simply discussion- at luncheon, banquet, high-school assemblies . . . . ANCHORAGE, ALASKA. The annual Anchorage Fur Rendezvous falling during the Intercalary Days gave opportunity to Mrs. I-Ielen Robinson as head of the women's club to host the group of Eskimo dancers from King I5131-id, brought to entertain during the fes- tivities. They were thrilled by all the sights and one
    to Christian Unrest Today", a happy coincidence for World Religion Day. Five men wanted to come-to a fire- side for more information . . . HART- FORD, CONN. The Unitarian min- ister invited Mrs. Howard Drew to teach the Baha'i Faith to a church and she reports students enthus- iastic. ANCHORAGE, ALASKA Taking statistics during Jr. High School chest examinations, in Jan- uary, the nurse asked Robbie Robin- son his religion. "Baha'i" he said. With a puzzled look she asked again, getting the same reply

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    of the ETC repre- sentative in Europe, Paris Talks in Esperanto Braille was sent to Gen- eva, pamphlets in English Braille were also provided. The NSA of Ger- many rejoiced when a visiting friend brought them literature for the blind. Urders were filled for as far as Bra- zil, South Africa and Alaska. Our "radius of contacts" has also been extended in this country not only through the work of committee members but also through the splen- did cooperation and initiative of the friends. All expenses have

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    - ington State, is planning teaching assistance to Montana, en route east. Mr. Robert Powers of this Com- mittee assisted in Arizona, New Mexico, and Northern California. World Religion Day was 'seized upon by every Region and by practi- cally every community as a high point of focus for their teaching act- ivity, and from Alaska to New Mex- ico reports pour in which evidence the far-reaching influence this move on the part of the National Spiritual Assembly is to have. In two regions a constructive

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    ; OHIO, Cleveland 1; PA., West Chester 1; UTAH, Salt Lake City 1; WISC., Milwaukee 2; YOUTH E. Enrollments reported by Regional Teaching Committees: NORTHEASTERN STATES E. New York 1 Youth W. Mass, Vt. 1 E. Mass., 2 E. Pa. 1 So. N.Y., Conn. 2 Long Island 1 East N.Y. 1 CENTRAL STATES No. So. Dakota, Minn. 1 Ind- 1 Youth Ohio 4 Mich- 1 SOUTHERN STATES E. Division No. So. Carolina 1 WESTERN STATES Alaska 1 Co1o., Wyo. 1 So. Calif. 1 TOTALS: Adults-64 Youth--8 Guardian Apocalyptic Upheaval

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    . . . ANCHORAGE, ALASKA. Commenting on the March 7 public meeting at which a Chris- tian, a Buddhist, a Moslem, and a Baha'i held a round table on "The Aim of Religion Is World Unity," be- fore an audience of 33, a visitor ex- pressed admiration for willingness of Bahefis to have public discussion on various religions . - - SYRACUSE, Observing a notice of a new book on religions on a Utica College bulletin board, Lowell Johnson found the Baha'i part to be inadequate and unauthorized and called

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    to live, love, worship and work on the basis of total equality. These people seem to know where they are going--what the world to- morrow must be like if we are to live, grow and be happy." Editorialized Editor Jessen in Jessen's Weekly, a a i a s, Alaska, paper, "The Baht'-1'i teach- ings are so sound and so simple that it is astonishing that leaders have been imprisoned for their expres- sion." Smith College Alumnae Quarterly (August, 194.8} carried this interest- ing item about artist Mark Tobey's

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    and Iosephine Kruka flew to Cuba to help open up new goal cities. In the first mouth there, February, Mrs. Mo-ffett gave lectures in many Masonic Lodges, the University oi Havana, Rotary Club, Havana Club, Cultural Circles in 'Havana. Miblli-ill!" 19.5, Santiago do Cuba, Santa Clara-, Gienfuegos, and also the Theosophical Society. ll Contributions from Assemblies for the Month of March, 1950 Alaska -- Anchorage. Arizona North Phoenix, Phoenix, Tucson. Arkansas- Eureka Springs, Little Rock. Califor- Berkeley

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    1; Glendale 1; L05 Angeles 4: Monrovia l; Monrovia Twp. 2; P310 Alto 1; COLCL, C010. Sp-gs. ILL., Chicago 4; Oak Park 1; Boston 1; MCL, St. Louis 1; NEW YURK. Jamestown 1; New York City 1; 50- CAROLINA, Greenville 1; WIS., Wauwa- tosa 1; YOUTH T. Enrollments Reported by. Regional Teaching Committees: STATES E. Mass-, R.I. 2 E- New York CENTRAL STATES Mich. 3 n1., Iowa 1 ESTE-RN STATES N0. Calif-. Ne" 3 Alaska 1 So. Calif. New Mexico 1 Ore. 1 TOTALS: Adults, 42 Youth, 7 Addresses National

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    (of the) emancipation (of the) Oriental followers (of the) Faith (from the) fetters (of) religious orthodoxy. Certificate authorizing (the) cele- bration (of) Baha'i marriages issued (by the) District of Columbia court. Eight islands (of) Hawaii granted authority (to) recognize Baha'i mar- riages. Ba.ha'i marriage contract legalized (by) attorney general throughout (the) territory (of) Alaska. Baha'i Holy Days recognized (by) Educational Department (of the) State (of) Victoria, Australia. Second European Teaching
    (of) Baha'i endowments accelerated th1'ough (the) donation (of) twenty acre property (near) Anchorage, Alaska; purchase (of) twenty-two acres (in) neighborhool (of) Auck- land, site (of) projected New Zealand summer school; grant (of) burial ground by Egyptian authorities (to) Port Said Baha'i Community. Ties binding (the) Baha'i Interna- tional Commimity (to the) United Nations reinforced through participa- tion (in) European Regional Confer- ence (of) nongovernmental organize. tions (in) Geneva

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    begin- ning "He was born . . should read: He was born, in 181?, into the family of an official, serving in a high position the Governor of the captial city, Teheran. Page 158. 5th line for 29 read 27." I In Honolulu four of the believers are servicemen. Shown at the Center, I. to Capt. John B. Cornell (army), petty officer L. W. Thomson [navy], Sgt. Hollis H. Estill {air force), Pic. Walter R. Wool-ten, (marines). Eskimo dancers from King Island, Alaska, entertained at dinner by Bn.hA'is during

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    ; VA., Alexandria 1; WASH, Seattle 2; Whitefish Bay 1; YOUTH 1- Enrollments reported by Regional Teaching Committees: NCIRTHEASTERN STATES West N.Y. 1 So; N.Y., Conn. 1 New Jersey 1- CENTRAL STATES Kan., Mo., Nebr. 1 I11-, Iowa 1 Youth New Mexico 1 No. Ca1ii., Nev. 4 TOTALS: 42 Adults Youth JUNE, 1950 Contributions from Assemblies for the Month of April, 1950 Alaska -- Anchorage. Arizona. -- North Phoenix, Phoenix, Tucson. Arkansas- Eurcka Springs, Little Rock. Al-harnbra, Berkeley, Beverly

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    and at least 10,000 visitors to the Fair saw the name Baha'i. PALMER, ALASKA The Mantanuska Valley Fair was the focus of cooperation between the Alaska ETC and the Anchorage As- sembly in the maintenance of a booth, Sept. 4-ti. A display of the global theme, '-'One World" was attractively enhanced by_ green leaves beneath words, "The earth is one country and mankind its citizens." A minimum of 200 per- sons were . given personal attention and showed sincere interest. .A_news- paperman from Juneau asked
    the friends to write an article for his paper telling of the Baha'i move- ment in Alaska from the beginning. I I Suggested Daily Readings 101- December, 1943 Pattern for Future Society- 32B, 329 Pattern for Future Society- 330, 331 Pattern for Future 332, 333 Pattern for Future 334. 335 Pattern for Future 336, 331' God's Unerring Balance -- 46 Point of El representatives -- B.W.F.--57, 58 Tablet to the 64, 65 Tablet to the B6, 6'7 Tablet to the 68 Society- Society- Society- "Feast of oi L. 101

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    . . . . CHI- CAGO, ILL. Dr. Hushang avid and Rouhollah Zargapur are conducting a six-week deepening course on "The Dawn Breakers", which began June 5 at the center. . . . ANCHORAGE, ALASKA. Excellent opportlmity to spread the Faith comes through Betty Becker being named official "Housing Hostess" by Anchorage Chamber of Commerce to find rooms for newcomers this summer. Also the Baha'i Children's Workshop will enter the -lth of July parade with a float, "This Earth Is One Country" with children dressed
    in costumes of other lands. . . . MT. VIEW, ALASKA. The first public meeting here, in April, used film strip and commentary "Man One Bans 1 News amily", with four brief talks. Newspaper, radio, and poster sup- plemented 500 mail invitations to boxholders besides personal invita- tion to public school faculty. . LOS ANGELES, CALIF. About 500 guests came to the commemoration of the Bah's Declaration, with the theme, "Bah_a'i World Faith: The Great Annol.lncement." With back- ground music fading

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    16 Contributions from Assemblies for the Month of May, 1950 Alaska -- Anchorage; Arizona -- North Phoenix, Phoenix, Tucson. Eureka Springs, Little Rock. Ga.l.ifor- nia--Alhambra, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, El Monte Twp., Escondido Fresno, Glendale, Glendale Twp., Inglewood, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monrovia, Monrovia Twp., Oakland, Oceanside, Pale Alto, Pasadena, Sacramento. San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco. San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica. Springs, Denver. Gonnectio1rt--Gr

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    Spiritual Assemblies: CA-LIF-, El Monte Twp. 2; Fresno 1; Los Angeles 1; CONN., New Haven 1; DISTRICT COLUMBIA 1; ILL., Chicago 5; Maywood 1; MIL, Baltimore 1; Boston 1; Lansing 1; NEW YORK, New York City 1; Seattle 1; WTS., Milwaukee 1; YOUTH 3. Enrollments reported by Regional 'I' Committees: NORTHEASTERN STATES Conn. So. New York 2 CENTRAL STATES Kan., Mo., Nebr. 1 Wis. 1 Mich., 1 and 1 Youth WESTERN STATES . Ore, 2 and 1 Youth So. Calif. 3 Alaska 1 A1-iz. 1 Youth No. Cali.f., Nev. 1

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    Rodgers. Alice; Rowland, Ezra Augustine. S. Sawyer, Joseph Jefferson; Schott, Mary Lois; Seiner, Mrs. Helene; Simp- son, Euclid Stearns, John; Stern, Sydney. T. Thrum, Thomas G. U. Ullrich, Mrs. E. V. 'de Vere, Adrienne. W. "Tatson, Evelyn; Westerrnan, Mrs. Corinne; Wigfall family; Wittenbaugh, Charles; Wright, Henry Otto- CORRECTION Mrs. Kaiser Sarosh Irani [previously listed as Mrs. Xaisar Sarosh Irani.) June, 1950 1950 Contributions from Assemblies for the Month of June, 1,951] Alaska -- Anchorage

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    are condensations of Annual Reports made by Local Spir- itual Asserublies to the NBA. The condensations have been made by the Bohd'? News Committee. Up to the deadline for publication of this issue, reports had been received from the following assemblies: In- dependence, Mo.; Lansing, Columbia, Charleston, Astoria, Ore.; Anchorage, Alaska; San Francisco, Ca1.; Jamestown, Butte, Mont; Little Rock, Glendale Twp., Cal.; Colum- bus, Ohio; Glendale, Ca1.; Omaha, Springfield, Mass; Wauwa- tosa, Wis; New Haven, Conn

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    of the feast in rotation each time. Also, individual letters were sent to all the friends telling the meaning and function of the feasts and the respon- sibilities oi the believer- ANCHORAGE, ALASKA Holding weekly public meetings throughout the year in the attrac- tive lounge of the Doctors' Clinic, offered at no expense, this commu- nity used three of the meetings each month for audience participation, using the 36 lesson study outline of the New Era as a guide. Attend- ance of interested seekers

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    12 Contributions from Assemblies for the Month of July, 1950 Alaska -- Anchorage. Arizona -- North Phoenix, Phoenix, Tucson. Eureka Springs (June nit-Jilly), Little Rock. Berkeley, Beverly I-Iiils, Burbank, Monte Two. Escondido Twp-, Fresno, Glendale, Glen- dale Twp, Inglewood, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monrovia, Monrovia Twp., Oak- land. Palo Alto, Pasadena. Sacramento. San Bernardino, San Diego, San Fran- cisco, San Mateo, Santa Monica, South Gate. Colorado --Colorado Springs, Denver
    Spiritual Assemblies: CALIF., Long Beach 3; Los Angeles 2; San Bernardino 3; San Diego 1; IDAHO, Boise 1; ILL., Peoria l; Ft. Wayng 1; 3'9'-ll-h Bend 1; LA., New Orleans 1; Baltimore 1; MICH., Flint 1; N, Teaneck 2; N. Y., New York City 3; YOUTH 6. Enrollments reported by Regional Teaching Committees: NORTHEASTERN STATES Mass, R. 1., Vt. 1 Youth Western N- Y. 1 SOUTI-BERN STATES Eastern Division No. Fla. 2 Western Division Ark., Okla- 2 WESTERN STATES Alaska 3 Idaho. Utah 1 Youth TOTALS: Adu1t--29

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    to-177, representing 22 nationalities. Letters and telegraph- ic greetings came from all directions --Alaska, Indonesia, fur- ther enliven and internationalize our gathering. Tuesday afternoon brought us to consultation of the root-theme of all Bahefi thinking -- the Covenant of God. Prefacing our discussion, Elsa Steinmetz, in her talk on "God's Eternal Legacy," carried us step by stepthrough the dramatic L111- foldment of the Ancient and Lesser Covenant in this Day. Point- ing out

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    14 Ucroasn, 1950 The float reprwenting "This Earth One Country" was entered in the annual parade at Anchorage, Alaska, by the Bshifi Workshop. The 15 children and 2 adults wore costumes or 14 -different countries. Another picture showed onlookers crowding the rooftops. - Annual Reports from Local Spiritual Assemblies LANSING, MICH. Seven public meetings were held with various outside speakers, including Emeric Sala from Canada. Several fireside meet- ings were conducted using visiting speakers

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    16 Contributions from Assemblies for the Month of August, I950 Alaska Anchorage. Arizona -- North Phoenix, Phoenix, Tucson. Arkansas -- Eureka Springs, Little Rock, California --Alhambra, Berkeley. Beverly Hills, Burlingame, El Monte Twp-., Escondido Tw'p., Fresno. Glendale, Glen- dale Twp., Inglewood, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monrovia, Monrovia Twp., Dak- land, Oceanside, Palo Alto, Pasadena. Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, South Gate
    ., Philadelphia 1; TENN., Nashville 1; WASH., Seattle 2; Milwaukee 3; Wauwatosa 1; YDUTI-I 1. Enrollments reported by Regional Teaching Committees: NCIRTHEASTERN STATES Central New York 1 Mass, R. 1., Vt., 1 So. N. Y., Conn. 1 CENTRAL STATES Ill., Iowa Wis- 4 Mich. 6 Ohio 1 WESTERN STATES So. Calif. 1 Ore. 1 Youth Alaska 1 Wash. 2 No. Calif., Nev. 3 SOUTHERN STATES E. Division Del., Md., Dist. of Columbia 1 . TOTALS: Adult--39 Youth--2 Second Annual . World Religion Day The third Sunday in January, 1951

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    Progress in Temple Construction to September 29, 1950 Contributions from Assemblies for the Month of - September, 1950 Alabama --Bir:mingham. Alaska -- An- chorage. Arizoua -- North Phoenix, Phoe- nix, Tucson. Arkansas - Eureka Springs, Little Rock. California Alharnbra, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Burbank, E1 Monte Twp., Escondido Twp., Fresno, Glendale, Glendale Inglewood, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monrovia, Monrovia Twp., Oakland, Palo Alto, Pasadena, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateo

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    10 Directory Additions and Changes Area. National Teaching Committees: WESTERN AREA Mrs. Jesma Herbert South Alvarado .St- Los Angeles 5, California Regional Teaching Committees: OREGON Mrs. Virginia Martig, Sec'y. 2960 Sunnyview Ave. Salem, Ore. COLORADO, WYCIDIING Mr. Clarence Schneider, Sec'y. S. Galapago Englewood, Colo. ALASKA Mr. County Harvey, Chairman Mrs. Dorothy Frey, Sec'y. Box 1337 Anchorage, Alaska Mrs. Annamaria Honnold, Sec'y 524 Rutgers Ave. Pa. FLORIDA Mrs. Frances
    of thanks have been received. Encouragement and sheets for an ill child have been given to another needy family. Radio station has requested a prayer record with a number of recorded prayers for use (with other denominations} in opening the sta- tion at 5:30 a.m. The prayers were recorded by Morris Freedman of the Honolulu Assembly and have been used many times. It is over this same station that the Maui Assem- bly sponsors a weekly 15 minute pro- gram. Anchorage, Alaska Aware of the possibility
    of an in- vasion through Alaska, an Inter- Community Conference was held to consult on instructions and guidance to be found in the Teachings. Every- one participated in bringing quota- tions from Bahefi literature perti- nent to three phases of the world

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    - ported the event for a total of over 30 insertions containing more than 200 column inches. As a news item, it was announced for three days on WHAM and WGVA. The latter sta- tion interviewed Nancy Gates about the Faith and some of its aims and principles. The same program may be repeated in other regions. Juneau, Alaska Boxholders re- ceived 2,000 circulars telling them the Baha'i principles and emphasiz- ing the "message for today." Fort Wayne, Indiana Two hours of tape-recorded music and conversa

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    Mr. William Carlile, Denver, Colo. 10-4-I3 194-8 Assemblies Contributing to Fond, 1948 Alaska --Anchorage. Arizona. -- North Phoenix; 'Tucson. Arkansas -- Eureka Springs; Little Rock- 0a1ifornia--A1ham- bra; Berkeley; Beverly Hills; Burbank; Burlingame; Carmel; Geyserville; E1 Monte Escondido Twp.; Fresno; Glendale; Glendale Twp.; Inglewood; Long Beach; Los Angeles; Monrovia; Monrovia Twp.; Oakland; Oceanside; Palo Alto; Pasadena; San Diego; San Francisco; San Marina; San Mateo; San- ta Barbara

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    ; Miami, Flori- da; Anchorage, Alaska; Boston, Massachusetts; and Boise, Idaho. We also receive a number of regional bulletins. Even though we can't al- ways use the material we receive, we like to have all of the news so that we can share with the Bahe'is activities while they are still news. There are 167 assemblies in the United States. We received local an- nual reports and reports of cente- nary activities and conference insti- tutes on the Covenant from only a fraction of these. Soon

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    12 Is One Country and Mankind Its Cit- izens'." A wide variety of Baha'i books is available for lending to interested persons of Alaska, Colorado, Wyo- ming, Idaho and Utah from the Re- gional Teaching Committee librar- ies. The Idaho State Traveling Li- brary, also, has some in circulation. Here, There and Everywhere Manchester, Iowo.'s one lone Baha'i, Mrs. Hester Rod', finds time from her dry goods store and house- keeping to conduct weekly firesides for three steady contacts. Believers
    in Alaska find that an Inter-Community Feast including a potluck supper and study-discussion of some particular :book can be very successful. Prescription for Living gave the Quincy, Illinois group inspiration for a series on the chapter "Road to Happiness." Sub-titles such as "Character," "Tests and Sorrows" and "Dare to Live Differently" were chosen. When a friend or relative of an acquaintance is mentioned in the death notices of a newspaper, they send The Open Door as solace. Muttocm, Illinois

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    could take such a trip, the Gardners feel sure there would be more pioneers. JANUARY, 1951 Scaffolding was in place by December lat to allow work on the Temple dome it-sell'. Contributions from Assemblies Month of November, 1950 Alabama. Birmingham. Alaska. -- An- chorage. North Phoenix, Phoe- nix, Tucson. Arkansas -- Eureka Springs, Little Rock. California -- Alhambra, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Bur- lingame, El Monte Twp., Fresno, Glen- dale, Glendale Twp., Inglewood, Long Beach, Los

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    4 . Assemblies Contributing to Fund, July, 19-<13 Alaska--AI1chorage; Arizona.--N. Phoe- nix, Phoenix, Tucson; Arkansas--Eureka Little Rock; Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Bur- lingame, Carmel, Geyserville, El Monte Twp-, Fresno, Glendale, Glendale Twp, Inglewood, Los Angeles, Monrovia, Mon- rovia Twp., Oakland, Palo Alto, Pasa- dena, Sacramento, San Diego, San Fran- cisco, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, South- gate. Colorado Springs, Denver; Connecticut -- New Haven; Delaware - Wilrnington

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    High School in Philadelphia to a class of 80 pupils and 5 teachers and also to the Auditorium Session of 1300 stu- dents and 40 teachers. I-Iis tall: was directly on the Baha'i World Faith. The response of the friends has led the Regional Teach- ing Committee to plan a two weeks summer institute for July. Classes, recreation, and public meetings will accompany the institute. Contributions from Assemblies for the Month of January, 1951 Alaska Anchorage. Arizona - North Phoenix, Phoenix, Tucson

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    New Jersey 1 Mass, R.I., Vt. 5 CENTRAL STATES Mich. 1 ILL, Iowa 2 WESTERN STATES Alaska 5 No. Calif" Nev. 2 YOUTH 5 . TOTALS: Adults 35; Youth 12 Radio Committee In the radio script, "The Martyr- Prophet of a World Faith," there is an error in the first paragraph. It States that the eyes of the Bab were blue. This paragraph should be cor- rected to read as follows: "He seemed so young to die, barely thirty. "His eyes were confident. He was handsome, gentle. Could He possi- bly he guilty

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    which averages 12-14 in mem- bership. During the annual Fur Rendez- vous of Anchorage, Alaska, two out of a group of 15 Eskimos were the guests of Janet and Verne Stout, Baha'is, During their visit, the Stouts' home was the scene of a children's party for the lntercalary Days.' The room and table decora- tions were green, lavendar and yel- low. Eighteen children attended and exchanged gifts. Games with" prizes and sound movies entertained them before dinner. Each was given a souvenir Temple postal

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    was conducted by the Youth. Time was spent in discussion on the Faith, sports, and making friends. Another weekend is planned for Rhode Island. Fairbanks, Alaska has employment and housing facili- ties for Baha'i interested in living in Alaska. The Ladd Air Fo-rce Base, a 20-minute bus trip from Fairbanks, has openings for Civilian Office Personnel. Secretarial positions, for instance, pay annually from $2450-2650 plus 25% living allowance. Housing can be obtained on the base for $6 per two weeks. Meals can
    be purchased at reasonable prices in the Base cafeteria. For further de- tails, contact the Alaska RTC Secretary, Evelyn G. Huff- man, Box 857, Anchorage, Alaska. Subjects for public meetings throughout the country included "God's Plan", "Spiritual Solutions for _Today's Problems", "Don't Fret, Fraternizel", "Nineteenth Cen- tury Renaissance", "Evolution of the Soul", "Have You Religious "The Big Scheme", Biography of a World Prophet", "The Coming of the Beloved", "The Need for Global Planning". East

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    to greet the seven newly formed As- semblies: Altadena Township, San Gabriel Township and Beverly Hills Township, C.'alif., Anchorage Recording District, Alaska, Highland Park, Mich., Mamaroneck, N.Y., and Brookfield, Wis. Greet also the three Assemblies restored after dis- solution: Butte, Mont, Mansfield, Ohio, Penn Yan, N. Y. In these ten localities, nine or more adult Baha'is have become trustees of a divinely endowed institution. So vast 1S its potentialities that for all of us in the early stage

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    Mrs. Alice Raith, Kittery, Maine July 1. 1951 Mrs- Ella G. Cooper, San Francisco, Calif. July 12, 1951 Mrs. Fannie Lee, Beverly, Mass. July 10. 1951 Mr. Bernard Daly, Anchorage, Alaska July 9, 1951 Miss Gesena Koch, Los Angeles, Calif. July 26, 1951 Mr. Louis G. Gregory, Eliot, Maine July 30, 1951 Braille Slates Needed As the Committee, Baha'i Service for the Blind, is making plans for the training of future transcribers, in order to fill the increasing needs of blind inquirers, it would

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    , Cali?., 1; New York City, 1; Chicago, Ill-. 1; Albuquer- que, N.M., 2; Duluth, Minn., 3; St. Aug- ustine, Fla., 1; Lansing, li'l'icI1.. 3; Port- land. Me. 2; YOUTH 4. Em-ollme-um reported bl!' Regional Teaching NORTHEASTERN STATES Me. N.H., 1 New Jersey, 3 CENTRAL STATES Mich., 4 Ohio, 4 WESTERN STATES Idaho, Utah, Mont, 1 So. Calit, Aria, 2 Alaska, 2 - Latin Committees Plan . Congresses . The fourth annual Bahefi Con- gresses of South and Central America will be held simultaneously January 21

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    Plan of 'Abdu'l-Eaha, His trust addressed to the Bahefis of the United States and Canada and now a sacred charge directed by the Guardian to the Baha'i World Commimity. Referring to the Tablets addressed to all the Baha'is of the United States and Canada, we note that in the Tablet dated April 3, 1916, the Master sounds the call for teaching in Alaska and Latin America, and on April 11, 1016, He declared: "When this divine call travels from the continent of America to Europe, Asia, Africa

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    hestitate for a moment? Can we deprive ourselves of Baha'u'1lah's confirmations for a single day'? Let the answer come from Maine to California, let the answer come from Florida to Alaska, as we actively depend upon Baha'u'llah's confirmations by tell- ing the story of our Faith every week and every day. It has been said that "One is the highest number a man can count." Each one of us is precious in the sight of God. Each one of us will be strengthened and confirmed as we actively tell the story

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    to Frank F. Ganong [non-Baha'i] April 6, 1951 Directory Additions and Charges Local Spiritual Assemblies: Boise, Idaho Miss Elizabeth Adelmann, P.O. Box 2224 Boise, Idaho Portsmouth, New Hampshire Mr. Joseph P. Silva, See'y. pro tem 2-'1 Salter St. Anchorage Recording District Mrs. Evelyn Huffman, Sec'y. Box B47 Spenard, Alaska Regional Teaching Committees: Alaska Mrs. Evelyn Huffman, Sec'y. Box B47 Spenard, Alaska. NEWS is published by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Balui-'is of the United

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    - per and a meeting, the theme of which was, Mature Society Re- quires a Mature Religion", and was attended by 50 people, a third of whom were not yet Baha'is. The variety of foods was im- mensely enjoyed as was the harp music and community singing done in the light of tiny candle favors. Marvin Newport and Dr. Katherine -True gave_ short Baha'i talks related to the theme, concluding with a question and answer period_. Anchorage, Alaska - A new radio program twice a week over station K-ENI
    , sponsored by the Anchorage Assembly, consists of readings from the creative writings of Baha'u'llah against a background of organ music by Simeon Uliver, noted Eskimo artist, whose wife is a Baha'i. To reach more people, advertising is being placed in Jessen's Weekly, published in Fairbanks, but which reaches all sections of Alaska, even in the very tar north. Mattoon, Illinois - These are some things being done by a Baha'i "group" of two:_ "We are running the Baha'i dram- atized transcriptions

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    : Anchorage, Alaska Mrs. Dorothy Russell, Sec'y. 526 I St. Battle Creek, Mich Mrs. Florence Thompson, Sec'y. 361 N. Kendall St. Regional Teaching Committees: Northern Florida Mr. Hendrik Ammeraal, Sec'y. Bay-Lea Inn Port Richey, Fla. Louisiana, Mississippi Mrs. Grace Bulboaca, Chm. Indiana 1'-'Irs. Dorothy I-Iugus, Sec'y. 192-'1 Gilman Muncie, Ind. Georgia Mr. Sidney Trirnrnier, Chm. Mrs. Lillian P. Golden, Sec'y. H23 Kissingbower Rd. Augusta, Georgia

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    weeks used "Words for the World," the devotional Baha'i recordings. Clarence Suhm of Milwaukee spoke on 'World Religion" to an audience of forty-eight, twenty of whom were in- quirers. In Alaska, the Anchorage and Anchorage Recording District. secured three spot announcements from each of two radio stations, KENT and KBYR, and broad- cast the National Radio Committee script on the latter station. Both daily papers carried good stories. Hawaiian Baha'is write, "Building up public knowl- edge
    challenging expositions ot the Faith in response to their questions. After the recordings Mr. Les Vaughn spoke on the Faith at the Little Church of the Holy City in East Cleveland. Great Falls, Montana, which has only seven members now and is striving valiantly to regain Assembly status, had Mrs. Helen Robinson of Boise as their speaker at the Rainbow Hotel. Twenty-one non-Bahafis attended, and nineteen came to the follow-up meeting at which Mrs. Robinson showed slides on the Eskimos of Alaska

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    . Jere C. Hathaway August 13, 1551 Pittsburgh, Pa., Miss Timi Brant to Mr. Paul Maxwell (non-Baha'i] November, 1951 Berwyn. 111., Miss Edna Gerald to Mr. James Part- ridge (non-Baha'i} [date not reported) Santa Fe, New Mexico, Miss Barbara Ives to Mr. Allen I-I. Judson (non-Baha'i) (date not reported) Little Rock, A1'ls., Miss Marcella Adams [non-Baha'i) to Mr. Phillip White February 9, 1952. Anchorage, Alaska, Mrs. Donna Kimura to Mr. Hor- rnan Burroughs (non-Baha'i) March 4, 1951 Sheboygan, 'Wis

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    on the part of all Baha'is and Assemblies. 2. Concerted effort to carry out the injunction of 'Abdu'l-Baha that each believer "try to lead one soul to the right path" each year. Our theme and individual goal: Each one win one. 3. Extend the Faith beyond Fairbanks (Alaska) and nearer the arctic Circle--an unfinished task of the second Seven Year Plan. 4. Consolidate and extend teaching activities among the Indians of the United States--another unfinished task of the second Seven Year Plan. 5. Extend

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    in following issues of Bohdfli News. Convention for Balui'ia - Only The believers are requested any non-Bahefis, no matter how close' to the Faith they may be. Only delegates and recognized enrolled believers will be ad- . mitted to the Convention 'ses- sion. i not to bring to the Convention - Enrollments reported by Local Spiritual Monrovia Calit, 1; Seattle, Wash., 1 Anchorage, Alaska, 1: Glen- dale Calif. Batavia, 111.. 1; San Antonio, Texas, 1; Nashville, Tenn., 1; Philadelphia, Pa., 1; New York

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    the meeting at the YMCA. Calvin Steinmetz was moderator at the meeting with a panel composed of Miss Kieme Yokoi of Japan; Sham Crover of India; C. A. Vanderpuye of Gold Coast, West Africa; William Maxwell of Phoenix, Ariz- ona; Sidney Wasserman of Salem, and Barbara Stein- metz. Anchorage, Alaska, Baha'is recently held 21 fireside meetings in a single month! The friends have also bought a cemetery lot for Baha'i burials. Little Rock, Arkansas, felt their World Religion Day meeting was an outstanding

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    , and are presented here to il- lustrate the various ways in which the Faith can he publicized. Anchorage and Anchorage Record- ing District, Alaska have cooperated in the presentation of a series of classes on Comparative Religion for youth of unior High and High School age. Edgar Russell had the op- portunity of giving a talk on brother- hood at the Java Club of the YMCA in Anchorage. Long Island friends have a very full summer program. In addition to numerous Fireside Meetings, and a Conference Institute

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    , Alaska and from the sparsely settled States. Stu- dents away from home are often AUGUST. I952 May, 1952.] In your Region? If so, write at once to the Secre- tary of your Regional Teaching Committee. Outside of your Region? If so, write at once to the secre- tary of your Area Teaching Committee. as vital as previously, if not more so." {See Leroy Ioas' letter of March 25, 1952 from Haifa in Bah.ti'i News, Can You \"'oIunteer to 5eH'Ie ii' "1 I SETTLERS AND PIONEERS NEEDED IN THE UNITED STATES NOW

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    . Miss Elsie Austin spoke on "Lo! The World Redeemer Is Come." A prayer service was held in the grove where the Master stood when he addressed the friends forty years previously. In the evening slides and films were shown of the Baha'i Temple and Shrines at Haifa. GLEANED FROM BULLETINS AND REPORTS Two Bahefis of Anchorage, Alaska, helped the Anchorage United' Na- tions Association this year with a float in the annual Fourth of July Parade. The float carried a large globe of the world and depicted

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    minister's son, and two daughters of a minister were pres- ent. SHOREWOOD, WIS. This community held a bufiet din- ner, Nov. 18 with an illustrated talk afterward by Mrs. Marjorie McCor- mick. There were 130 people present and it was a very successful meet- ing. BARANOF ISLAND, ALASKA Ebony Magazine carried a 4 page story of a Baha'i, Grace Bahovec and her husband inthe October issue. The photo-story describes the inter- esting life of the Bahovecs on this island. Ebony is the national Negro photo

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    and received good newspaper coverage. For the second straight year the weather was perfect, and the program conducted in this me- morial to a -soldier killed in World War II, created much interest in the Faith. GEYSERVILLE SUMMER SCHOOL The Baha'i Summer School at Gey; serville, Calif. is growing in spite of the fact that many people must travel 800 to 1,000 miles to attend. This year students and teachers came from: Egypt, Guatemala, Per- sia, India, Israel, Switzerland, Ger- many, Alaska, Australia

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    was the first woman to give her life for the emancipation of women. In one month six believers in far off Anchorage, Alaska were able to hold 32 Firesides, 19 of them being by one member. Rochester, N. Y. and vicinity Baha'is are sponsoring a series of ten meetings at the Hotel Seneca. 'Wauwatosa, Wis. reports a public meeting held at noon in the dining room of a local hotel. This luncheon meeting was attended by about 75 people, 40 of whom were non- Baha'is. Following the talk, Tuesday afternoon Firesides

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    I6 at the Cathedral of the Pines Baha'i Service in R-indge, New Hampshire. The Baha'i speakers, Mr. William do Forge and Mrs. Dudley Blaltely are shown at the left oil' the group. ., --. -- - Mount Vernon, N. Y., Miss Janet Deats to Mr. Donald Washburn (non-Baha'i) August 30, 1952 Pontiac, Mich., Miss Jennie Koikas (non-Baha'i] to Mr. Calvin Tilman June 7, 1952 Anchorage, Alaska, Mrs. Florence Green to Robert Martin June 12, 1952 Boston, Mass, Miss Anita I-Iartwood to Mr. William Morgan (non

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    , an essential base for the coming Ten Year Crusade. The Guardian calls on us to "assiduously execute" this plan and "under no circumstances" to allow it "to deteriorate or fall into abeyance." ll 1. Complete rededication to America's Spiritual Mission. 2. Our theme and individual goal "Each One Win One." 3. Extension of the Faith beyond Fairbanks, Alaska and nearer to 4. Consolidation and extension of teaching activities among the 5. Widening the representative nature of the American Baha'i Com- Victory

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    long talks. My small knowledge about the Faith is a treasure from which they draw much." Assemblies Contributing to Fund, December, 1943 ,alaska--.Anchorage. Phoenix, Phoenix, Tucson. Eureka Springs, Little Rock. GiI-liiornia- Alhambra, Arcadia, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Burlingame, Carmel, Geyserville, E1 Monte Twp-., Escondido Twp., Fresno, Glendale, Glendale TWP-. Inglewood, Long Beach, Los Angeles. Monrovia, Monrovia Oakland, Oceanside, Palo Alto, Sacramento, San Marine, Santa Barbara

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    active in the Baha'i work in Central and South America and served as Chairman of the Inter-America Committee. Later she journeyed to Alaska, and did valuable work in consolidating the Baha'i community on that fron- tier. From Anchorage she went to the Bristol Bay area in the Bering Sea, and worked among the Eskimos and Alaskan Indians working in the fishing industry. Her service to these minority people cannot be measured. She won their friendship because she gave them her love and compassion. She
    the Cause of God" --says Baha'u'llah. From the mo- ment of her recognition of the Cause of God, Dagmar rose up and carried the Banner of Baha'u'1lah to far off Alaska, back across the American continent, over the Atlantic to the shores of Europe, where she fell in action. "She died in 'Battle Dress', said the Guardian. "It is wonderful to die in active service." Looking up at those majestic mountains one was reminded of the qualities of Dagmar--Nobility and Strength. Thinking of the starry white

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    as a continued feature or singly as fill-ins between n.ews items. The letter stated that the committee planned to send re- leases about state, national or in- ternational Baha'i activity, which they hoped the editor would find of interest. Literature about the Faith was offered upon request. The Alaska ETC reported a method of contacting which has also been used in Massachusetts. This was a letter sent to a selected list of individuals in the community, call- ing their attention to a copy of Boh:i'u'Ilcih

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    of the guests attending the first celebration of the Birthday oi' sans-mun in Euching, Sarawak. Jamshed Fosdar, pioneer, at left'6-bf . - a - as FAITH IN ACTION The Birthday of Baha'u'llah was an occasion for vigorous public pro- clamation of the Faith all over this country as well as around the World. Reports indicate a quickening of mankind to His Message, and new interest on the part of humanity wherever Baha'is arise to promul- gate it. From Anchorage, Alaska we hear of a pioneer pushing on towards

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    . Central States: Mrs. Elizabeth Pharo, 638 E. Rosa- lie St., Philadelphia 20, Pa. Western States, Alaska, Hawaii: Mrs. Dorothy Fisher, T153 Bryan St., Philadelphia Pa. Once books are placed in a li- brary it is vitally important that they be kept in circulation. Periodic checks at the library will reveal whether the books have been taken out. If they have not been-out for a while, it is advisable for Baha'is 'll to take them out, in order to keep them on the active book shelves, and to keep them before

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    on Mount Carmel is extolled. Anchorage, Alaska reports a pub-' lic meeting at which 1_nemb_ers of the 'White Negro, Oriental, and._Es_- I w. kimo races were present; "a Rel'? harmonious spirit manifested itself." Station WI-IEB at Portsmouth, New Hampshire has been using Words for the World. The Green Acre Program Com- mittee is preparing the calendar of events for the 1953 summer session and would appreciate hearing from anyone who would be interested in serving as physical education direc- tor

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    Islands, Falkland Islands, Key West and Kodiak Island. Second, the consolida- tion of the Faith in the following territories, Six in Asia: China, For- mosa, Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Philippine Islands; two in Africa: Liberia and South Africa; twelve in Europe: the ten Goal Countries, Fin- land and France; three in America: the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska and Puerto Rico. Third. the extension of assistance to the National Spiritual Assemblies of the Baha'is of Central and South America, as well
    , Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, Luxem- bourg, Spain, Portugal, France and Finland. Fifth, the establishment of a National Spiritual Assembly in Japan and one in the South Pacific Islands. Sixth, the establishment of the National Spiritual Assembly of Bahifis of Alaska. Seventh, the establishment of the National Spiri- tual Assembly of the Baha'is of South and 'West Africa. Eighth, the incorporation of each of the fourteen above-mentioned National Spiritual Assemblies. Ninth, the establishment

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    ., Oki- nawa, and Sidney, Australia. Three members of the Anchorage, Alaska Community journeyed' to Fairbanks to further the work of the ETC there. An illustrated lecture on the Temple given at the University of Alaska before the International Re- lations Club was well attended. The Journal, published by the Los Angeles Community reminds us that, "Our visit to Chicago and to the Temp1e (for Convention] can be an occasion for reminding all our friends, families, and contacts that we are Baha'is

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    that their chil- dren be excused from attendance at school on the Baha'i Holy Days. Good news from Alaska is the im- minent formation of the first Baha'i Group in Fairbanks, in the central portion of the territory. Honolulu, Hawaii reports its first all Baha'i wedding, held in the Hono- lulu Baha'i Center. CONCORDANCE ON BOOKS PLANNED National Reference Library Needs Helpers The National Reference Library Committee is making plans to com- pile anindex and concordance for all Baha'i books. This concordance

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    - - FIRST PIONEER REPORT The National Spiritual Assembly is happy to announce the first Ameri- can pioneers to arrive at their posts under the World Crusade. Mrs. Rose Perl-zal arrived on Kodiak Island, Territory of Alaska, July 8. Mr. and Mrs. William B. Sears and Michael Sears arrived in Johan- nesburg, Union of South Africa, July 13. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Gulick, Jr. and infant son, Mrs. Shawkat 'Ali Faraju'lleh and Miss Ella M. Bailey arrived in Tripoli uly 20. These first

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    I953 TEACHING COMMITTEES FOR THE WORLD CRUSADE For the information of the friends, the National Assembly lists the Teaching Committees before the Annual Directory is available. HEMISPEERE (for areas assigned to Ameri- ca outside continental United States; includes Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico) Mrs. Katherine McLaughlin, Secretary 73 College Road, West Princeton, New Jersey Euaornur Taacanso [-for areas and projects assigned to America in Europe] Mrs._Ju1ia Shows, Secretary -1-1405 Kirk
    , California Amarmcarr Mrs. Nancy Phillips, Secretary 736 Encanto Drive, S.E. Phoenix, Arizona Q5. IlaWESTERN HEMISPHERE TEACHING NEWS The four virgin goals in the Ameri- cas assigned to our NSA are being rapidly won. Mrs. Rose Perkal of New York City arrived on Kodiak Island off the coast of Alaska on July B. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Crane of Orlando, Florida, arrived on Key West on July 20. Mr. and Mrs. enabe Caldwell and their three children left Great Falls, Montana, for the Aleu- tian Islands on July 13

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    was the first woman to give her life for the emancipation of women. In one month six believers in far off Anchorage, Alaska were able to hold 32 Firesides, 19 of them being by one member. Rochester, N. Y. and vicinity Baha'is are sponsoring a series of ten meetings at the Hotel Seneca. 'Wauwatosa, Wis. reports a public meeting held at noon in the dining room of a local hotel. This luncheon meeting was attended by about 75 people, 40 of whom were non- Baha'is. Following the talk, Tuesday afternoon Firesides

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    I6 at the Cathedral of the Pines Baha'i Service in R-indge, New Hampshire. The Baha'i speakers, Mr. William do Forge and Mrs. Dudley Blaltely are shown at the left oil' the group. ., --. -- - Mount Vernon, N. Y., Miss Janet Deats to Mr. Donald Washburn (non-Baha'i) August 30, 1952 Pontiac, Mich., Miss Jennie Koikas (non-Baha'i] to Mr. Calvin Tilman June 7, 1952 Anchorage, Alaska, Mrs. Florence Green to Robert Martin June 12, 1952 Boston, Mass, Miss Anita I-Iartwood to Mr. William Morgan (non

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    , an essential base for the coming Ten Year Crusade. The Guardian calls on us to "assiduously execute" this plan and "under no circumstances" to allow it "to deteriorate or fall into abeyance." ll 1. Complete rededication to America's Spiritual Mission. 2. Our theme and individual goal "Each One Win One." 3. Extension of the Faith beyond Fairbanks, Alaska and nearer to 4. Consolidation and extension of teaching activities among the 5. Widening the representative nature of the American Baha'i Com- Victory

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    active in the Baha'i work in Central and South America and served as Chairman of the Inter-America Committee. Later she journeyed to Alaska, and did valuable work in consolidating the Baha'i community on that fron- tier. From Anchorage she went to the Bristol Bay area in the Bering Sea, and worked among the Eskimos and Alaskan Indians working in the fishing industry. Her service to these minority people cannot be measured. She won their friendship because she gave them her love and compassion. She
    the Cause of God" --says Baha'u'llah. From the mo- ment of her recognition of the Cause of God, Dagmar rose up and carried the Banner of Baha'u'1lah to far off Alaska, back across the American continent, over the Atlantic to the shores of Europe, where she fell in action. "She died in 'Battle Dress', said the Guardian. "It is wonderful to die in active service." Looking up at those majestic mountains one was reminded of the qualities of Dagmar--Nobility and Strength. Thinking of the starry white

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    as a continued feature or singly as fill-ins between n.ews items. The letter stated that the committee planned to send re- leases about state, national or in- ternational Baha'i activity, which they hoped the editor would find of interest. Literature about the Faith was offered upon request. The Alaska ETC reported a method of contacting which has also been used in Massachusetts. This was a letter sent to a selected list of individuals in the community, call- ing their attention to a copy of Boh:i'u'Ilcih

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    of the guests attending the first celebration of the Birthday oi' sans-mun in Euching, Sarawak. Jamshed Fosdar, pioneer, at left'6-bf . - a - as FAITH IN ACTION The Birthday of Baha'u'llah was an occasion for vigorous public pro- clamation of the Faith all over this country as well as around the World. Reports indicate a quickening of mankind to His Message, and new interest on the part of humanity wherever Baha'is arise to promul- gate it. From Anchorage, Alaska we hear of a pioneer pushing on towards

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    . Central States: Mrs. Elizabeth Pharo, 638 E. Rosa- lie St., Philadelphia 20, Pa. Western States, Alaska, Hawaii: Mrs. Dorothy Fisher, T153 Bryan St., Philadelphia Pa. Once books are placed in a li- brary it is vitally important that they be kept in circulation. Periodic checks at the library will reveal whether the books have been taken out. If they have not been-out for a while, it is advisable for Baha'is 'll to take them out, in order to keep them on the active book shelves, and to keep them before

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    . John . Wallner, Sheboygan. 1-21-4.9 Mrs. Carrie Gates, Tucson Twp. No. l-i, Ariz.-11-4.8 Mr. George L. Loeding, Evanston, Ill.- 2-13-49 Mrs. L. N. Ball, Los Gates, Calif--1-49 Mason, 1949 Contributions from Assemblies for the mohth of January, 194-9. Alaska -- Anchorage. Arizona - North Phoenix, Phoenix, Tucson. Arkansas- Eureka Springs, Little Rock. California -Alhambra, Arcadia, Berkeley, Beverly Hills. Burbank, Burlingame, Carmel, Geyserville, E1 Monte Twp., Escondido Twp-, Fresno, Glendale

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    on Mount Carmel is extolled. Anchorage, Alaska reports a pub-' lic meeting at which 1_nemb_ers of the 'White Negro, Oriental, and._Es_- I w. kimo races were present; "a Rel'? harmonious spirit manifested itself." Station WI-IEB at Portsmouth, New Hampshire has been using Words for the World. The Green Acre Program Com- mittee is preparing the calendar of events for the 1953 summer session and would appreciate hearing from anyone who would be interested in serving as physical education direc- tor

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    Islands, Falkland Islands, Key West and Kodiak Island. Second, the consolida- tion of the Faith in the following territories, Six in Asia: China, For- mosa, Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Philippine Islands; two in Africa: Liberia and South Africa; twelve in Europe: the ten Goal Countries, Fin- land and France; three in America: the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska and Puerto Rico. Third. the extension of assistance to the National Spiritual Assemblies of the Baha'is of Central and South America, as well
    , Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, Luxem- bourg, Spain, Portugal, France and Finland. Fifth, the establishment of a National Spiritual Assembly in Japan and one in the South Pacific Islands. Sixth, the establishment of the National Spiritual Assembly of Bahifis of Alaska. Seventh, the establishment of the National Spiri- tual Assembly of the Baha'is of South and 'West Africa. Eighth, the incorporation of each of the fourteen above-mentioned National Spiritual Assemblies. Ninth, the establishment

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    ., Oki- nawa, and Sidney, Australia. Three members of the Anchorage, Alaska Community journeyed' to Fairbanks to further the work of the ETC there. An illustrated lecture on the Temple given at the University of Alaska before the International Re- lations Club was well attended. The Journal, published by the Los Angeles Community reminds us that, "Our visit to Chicago and to the Temp1e (for Convention] can be an occasion for reminding all our friends, families, and contacts that we are Baha'is

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    that their chil- dren be excused from attendance at school on the Baha'i Holy Days. Good news from Alaska is the im- minent formation of the first Baha'i Group in Fairbanks, in the central portion of the territory. Honolulu, Hawaii reports its first all Baha'i wedding, held in the Hono- lulu Baha'i Center. CONCORDANCE ON BOOKS PLANNED National Reference Library Needs Helpers The National Reference Library Committee is making plans to com- pile anindex and concordance for all Baha'i books. This concordance

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    - - FIRST PIONEER REPORT The National Spiritual Assembly is happy to announce the first Ameri- can pioneers to arrive at their posts under the World Crusade. Mrs. Rose Perl-zal arrived on Kodiak Island, Territory of Alaska, July 8. Mr. and Mrs. William B. Sears and Michael Sears arrived in Johan- nesburg, Union of South Africa, July 13. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Gulick, Jr. and infant son, Mrs. Shawkat 'Ali Faraju'lleh and Miss Ella M. Bailey arrived in Tripoli uly 20. These first

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    in the church parlors was so friendly people were loath to break up. New friends were made and coffee and sandwiches were enjoyed. There was a literature table contributed by dif- ferent faiths. Several were interested to know about the Baha'i Faith and we learned more of theirs." Contributions from Assemblies for the Month of February, 1949 Alaska--An- chorage- Phoenix, Tuc- son. Arkansas--Eureka Springs, Little Rock. California--Alhambra, Arcadia. Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Bur- lingarne, Carrnel

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    I953 TEACHING COMMITTEES FOR THE WORLD CRUSADE For the information of the friends, the National Assembly lists the Teaching Committees before the Annual Directory is available. HEMISPEERE (for areas assigned to Ameri- ca outside continental United States; includes Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico) Mrs. Katherine McLaughlin, Secretary 73 College Road, West Princeton, New Jersey Euaornur Taacanso [-for areas and projects assigned to America in Europe] Mrs._Ju1ia Shows, Secretary -1-1405 Kirk
    , California Amarmcarr Mrs. Nancy Phillips, Secretary 736 Encanto Drive, S.E. Phoenix, Arizona Q5. IlaWESTERN HEMISPHERE TEACHING NEWS The four virgin goals in the Ameri- cas assigned to our NSA are being rapidly won. Mrs. Rose Perkal of New York City arrived on Kodiak Island off the coast of Alaska on July B. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Crane of Orlando, Florida, arrived on Key West on July 20. Mr. and Mrs. enabe Caldwell and their three children left Great Falls, Montana, for the Aleu- tian Islands on July 13

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    the work. The Baha'is of the United States have 179 local Assemblies. Of these, 51 are incorporated under statutes of their respective States or Terri- tories. Incorporations effected in the past two years are: West Chester, Pa., May 5, 1947; Anchorage, Alaska, October 15, 1947; Boise, Idaho, Feb- ruary 12; Beverley, Mass., March ll, Albuquerque, N. M., March 29; and N. July 2s,_1s4s. The 1943 Convention was blessed with a cable from the Guardian which said: "J03-'fully acclaim bril- liant achievements

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    a story on the Baha'i Faith. The third annual public meeting to be held at Cathedral of the Pines, Rindge, New Hampshire, took place on August 8. A new Baha'i Center has been es- tablished in Jackson, Mississippi. At street level, the center has a full glass front for exhibits. Forty people can be seated in the newly-decorated hall. new Baha'i Center for New Or- leans, Louisiana has been opened in the 5600 block of Magazine Street. The Anchorage, Alaska Bahd'i Community was host to pioneers who

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    status. Several people present were wait- ing to go to Africa, China, Puerto Rica, Samoa, Southern Rhodesia and Alaska. We are asked to pray that the difficulties which prevent pi- oneers from going immediately to their posts may be removed. Area Conferences Scheduled The Area Teaching Committee for the South Central States has sched- uled two Conferences, one for Octo- ber and the other in January or Feb- ruary. The East Central States Area Teaching Committee plans a Week- end Area Teaching

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    Assembly in Alaska, and the assist- ing in the formation of the twenty Latin American National Spiritual Assemblies. This consolidation work extends the opportunities for pioneering to those friends who may not have realized their heart's desire of open- ing a virgin goal. Most territories still have too few local assemblies and many new localities must be opened to the Faith. These chal- lenges require the same pioneering spirit, and the existing Local Spir- itual Assemblies to be strengthened require

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    January and February. Mr. Mc- Henry and Mrs. Herbert assisted in parts of California and Arizona. The NTC assisted in the promotion Biui.i'i News and support of the Town Meeting for Peace held in Pasadena and initiated by that Baha'i community. A thumbnail survey of the area re- veals the following as of January 30: Alaska. -- 1 goal, near attainment. They have used traveling teachers, radio, publicity, and participation in a Fair. Five groups have been formed. Colorado-Wyoming. -- 2 goals, one goal

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    , September 29. Mrs. Helen M. Robinson arrived in Baranof Island, Territory of Alaska, September 29. (Canada) Mrs. Ella Duffield and Mrs. Sara Kenny arrived in Funchal, Madeira, September 30. (British Isles) Miss Katherine Meyer arrived in Margarita Island October 7. {Cen- tral America) Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nolen, with their three children, arrived in the Azores October 8. Mr. William Danjon arrived in An- dorra October 13. Miss Gertrude Eisenberg arrived in the Canary Islands October 13. _Mr. and Mrs
    America, in September. (South America) Miss Margot J. Miessler arrived in Puerto Rico September 16, Mr. Elmer Guffcy arrived in Fair- banks, Territory of Alaska, Septem- ber 25. Miss Ruth Yancey arrived in S-an Juan, Puerto Rico, September 25. Mrs. Gladys Stewart arrived in Juneau, Territory of Alaska, Sep- tember 28. - . -Miss Alice Hathorn arrived in Puerto Rico October 14. Miss Christine McKay arrived in Puerto Rico (leper colony) October 14. HOVEHIEI. The movement of valiant pioneers

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    Ioas, Mrs. Amelia E. Collins, Misses Jessie and Ethel Revell, of Haifa; Mrs. Corinne True, Hand of the Cause, Wflmette, Illinois; the Canadian National Spiritual Assem- bly; Dr. Hermann Grossmann, Hand of the Cause, Germany; from the Assembly of Anchorage, Alaska; and from Mr. and Mrs. Jameson Bond, Arctic Bay northernmost point of the Baha'i world, a letter addressed to the Guardian and read at New Delhi at the Guardiaifs request. Greetings also arrived from the Na- tional Spiritual Assemblies

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    pamphlets were dis- tributed. From this efiort, already a few people have entered a study class. The Baha'i Faith was the only religion to have a booth at the fair. NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS The beginning of regular Baha'i classes for children has been report- ed by the communities of Anchor- age, Alaska; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Maywood, Illinois; and Brooltfielil Community, Wisconsin. The Central Atlantic States Area Teaching Committee has contacted all women's clubs in Delaware and Maryland, offering

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    cities where it has been established. 4. The steady multiplication of iso- lated believers, groups and local As- semblies in all areas where National Spiritual Assemblies are to be formed during the World Crusade. For American Baha'is this means Alaska, the republics of Central and South America, South and West Africa, Europe, Japan and the South Pacific Islands. 5. Complete arrangements for pur- chase of Temple sites. Sites have al- ready been purchased in Panama and Johannesburg, leaving sites

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    with this organiza- Grang-eville, Idaho, children's group with Mrs. Florence Mayherry, member of the Auxiliary Board. of the Hands of the Cause. tion and some hold executive posts in its branches. This has led to op- portunities to present the Baha'i principles. At the Convention, at the request of the Conference President, the first business session was opened with the reading of a Baha'i prayer. Inter-Racial Work in Alaska At the invitation of the NAACP, Mr. Rex King presented a talk, "Let's Join the I-Iurnan
    meetings, Baha'i observ- ances, and inter-group activities are reported from Birmingham, Ala- bama; Anchorage, Anchorage Re- cording District, Juneau and Una- laska, Alaska; Flagstaff, Prescott and Tucson, Arizona; Little Rock and North Little Bock, Arkansas; Ante- lope Judicial District, Glendale Ju- dicial District, Healdsburg, Healds- burg Township, Huntington Park, Martinez, Menlo Park, Monrovia, Oceanside, Pasadena, Redding, San Luis Clbispo and Stockton, California; Wilmington. Delaware; Honolulu
    gifts of candy to the Indian children. Pic- tures were taken, with the permis- sion of the adults, and the entire group was invited to return. In addition to these two reports, the Healdsburg Township, Califor- nia, Baha'i Group has organized a class for children; the Anchorage, Alaska, Assembly, in beginning its children's classes for the winter season, issued a special invitation, through the newspapers, to mem- bers of minority groups; and chil- dren's classes are being conducted by the Dallas

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    -an-u I.-. II JULY Annual Conventions Review Achievements oi Past Year, Marshal Forces to Attain Remaining Crusade Goals Alaska At 11 a.m. on the opening day of the Third Annual Convention, following the reading of the message from the Hands of the Faith in the Holy Land, the Baha'is of Alaska proceeded to the site of the future Masliriqu'l- Adhkar, eight miles out of Anchorage. for the dedica- tion ceremony. A short distance on De Armour: Road, off the Seward highway, and up a rather steep
    incline lies the hallowed spot, a setting lavishly endowed by nature and fashioned by the Hand of God throughout all eternity for the Mother Temple of Alaska. Even the elements joined in the festivities of this eventful sacred mission. After an intermittent down- pour of several weeks, the sun broke through fluffy white clouds. Snow-capped mountains smiled down from all sides, while below us the waters of Cook's Inlet, an arm of the Pacific Ocean, shimmered in the sunshine. Silence fell upon the group
    Assembly of Alaska by Evelyn and 'ilernon Huffman in 1957, and that this had the ap- proval of our beloved Guardian in a letter of August 15, 1957, along with his appreciation- The stillness was broken as Mrs. Huffman, secretary of the National Assembly, read from the Sacred Writ- ings. Other readings were then given by Betty Becker, one of the first pioneers to Alaska under the first Seven-Year Plan; by Mrs. Janet Stout, the first be- liever in Alaska under the first Seven-Year Plan; by Robert E. Moul
    , pioneer to Ketchikan and Douglas under the World Crusade, and chairman of the Na- tional Assembly; and by Edgar Russell, World Cru- sade pioneer to Seward. The "Prayer for Alaska," which is very close to the heart of all Alaskan Balia'is, was read by Arthur Gregory, one of the first believers in Alaska, who served on the first local spiritual assembly, and who is now pioneering in Homer. This was followed by readings by Mrs. Dorothy Taylor, delegate from Ketch- ikan; and by Mrs. Rose Yarno, first
    pioneer to Kodiak under the World Crusade- Wallace Harrison concluded the dedicatory service by reading "The House of Worship-" His wife, Agnes, is our first native believer in Alaska, of Eskimo, Indian. and Aleut descent- l'i-Tcitioncil Spiritual Assembly of the Bahdfis of Alaska for I959-1960, elected April. 26, 1959. Front row: Al-io, Janet Johnson, Lois K. Lee, and Evelyn Huffman- Back Row: Robert E. Moot, John Kotstoe, Richard ereness, Verne L. Stout, and Howard Brown. One of the friends stated
    : "Pilgrims who visited the Holy Land during the lifetime of the Guardian have told us of his great joy and happiness when goals and tasks were accomplished. Surely his presence was with us on this very eventful occasion, and we trust that we have gladdened his heart, at least i-n a small measure, in fulfilling this goal of the World Crusade. "Blest must be the city of Anchorage, to be the area chosen by our beloved Guardian for the first Temple of Alaska- This city is fast becoming the hub
    for intercontinental travel, the air crossroads of the world. Here people of all races, color, and ereeds will find a universal House of Worship. We are looking forward to the day when the will diffuse its beams of unity through our great land of Alaska, and will bring about the fulfillment of its destiny, the oneness of its people. During the convention sessions which followed, on April 25 and 26, the secretary of the National Spiritual Assembly enumerated the progress made to date on the World Crusade: (ll

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    Wnusm Ssans Hoaacs Hotter group at the ceremony dedicating the Temple site of Alaska, located near Anchorage. This service was reported in BnH.1'i for July in the Alaska Convention story.

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    ; and that call has been gloriously an- swered by Baha'is of East and West. Now the call is for massive achievements requiring the energy of the entire Baha'i Community; the purchase or construction of the first Temple dependency, a home for the aged; for the acquisition of Temple lands and for Ijlaairas in many parts of the world. In addition we have the challenge of the home front, and large scale consolidation settlement in Latin America, European lands, Alaska and Hawaii, South and West Africa, and Japan

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    no furniture but very neatly kept, and who was earnestly studying Gleanings and using the prayers of Baha'u'llah daily in his desire to grasp the full significance of the teachings. Driving north from Tampere, other points of con- tact were Laihia and Oulu in Finland. From there the party went to Haparanda and the university town of Uppsala, a goal city, in Sweden, arriving at the in Stockholm on May 31. Study Approach to Five Types ol People at Second Annual Alaska Summer School The Second Annual Alaska

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    Robert E. Moul, chair- man of the Alaska National Assembly, gave a com- prehensive account of "The Ten-Year Crusade and Alaska's Six-Year Plan," which provided excellent background material for new believers as well as a review for older believers. He traced the dramatic spread of the Faith since 'Ahdu'l-Baha revealed the Tablets of the Divine Plan. in 1916 and 1917. An excellent account of the history and development of the Institu- tion of the Hands of the Cause was also given by Mr. Moul- Mrs
    for the Spirit. Qther Events A public meeting was held one evening on the topic, "The Fine Art of Being Human," with Mildred Mot- tahedeh as speaker. Slides of Alaska were presented by Evelyn Huffman, secretary of the National Assem- bly of Alaska. Added to these events were periods of recreation, sightseeing to Mendenhall Glacier and other points of interest, and the happy fellowship that is so much a part of summer school activity. Bahe'i Philosophy of Education Explained by U.S. Child Education Committee

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    Tr}: i_ .- gs; "Pi: we - ELEVENTH PIONEER REPORT The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States is happy to announce the arrival of the following pioneers at their posts in World Crusade goal areas. ARRIVALS IN VIRGIN AREAS Mr. and Mrs. Maurice C. Holmes arrived in Hope Town, Abaco, Ba- hamas, October 5, 1953. Dr. and Mrs, Dean H. Fraser, with their children, Deanne and Glory, arrived in Baranof Island, Alaska, September 28, 1954. -9:

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    meeting and a fire- side. Invitations to 255 people representing a wide variety of businesses, professions, and cultural interests were I. . . . ,--ar iwgae -1- Bohtifis and friends atten-ding ?1 Picnic at Au!-ze Bay, "em" Jlmeaul Alaska' during the Second' Alaska Sum' mer school. on Jtdy 4 to IE1, 1959. The sessions were reported in BaHa'1 News

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    ar- rived in Anchorage, Alaska, Septem- ber 12, 1954. Mrs. Mary Jane Fowlie arrived in 'Valdez, Alaska, September 24, 1954. Mrs. I-Iildegarde Doty arrived in Ciudad Trujillo, Dominican Repub- lic, October 1, 1954. Mr. Rex King arrived in Anchor- age, Alaska, November B, 195-1. Mrs. E. R. Mathews arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in Decem- ber 1954. Miss Ophelia Crurn arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in December 1954. Miss Louise Nelson arrived in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, October 29, 1954. Mr

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    specifically mentioned the Yukon as a place where "the believers of God must become self-sacrific- ing and like unto the candles of guidance become ignited in the provinces of -Canada," Mrs. Susan Rice travelled all alone to the Yukon and Alaska, leaving believers and interested inquirers at Fairbanks in Alaska and at Whitehorse and Dawson in the Yukon [Star of the West, 'Fol. VII, p. 102). Three years later Mrs. Emogene Hoagg, responding to the same Tablets as well as to a cablegram of con- firmation from
    'Abdu'l-Baha, sailed from San Fran- cisco with Miss Marian Jack for Alaska and the Yukon. They reached St. Michael at the mouth of the Yukon River on July 26, 1919, and continued by riverboat to Fairbanks, Dawson, and Whitehorse, actively teaching at many places (The Bahri'i World, Vol. K, p. 522}. A fourth early pioneer Eaha'i teacher in the Yukon was Orcella Rexford, who in the summer of 1922 entered the Territory from the south along the gold rush trail of 1398, gave talks on the Faith to her
    to and from Alaska no doubt sowed further seeds in the Yukon over the years since 1922, but it was not until September 23, 1953, that the first World Crusade pioneer settlers arrived in the Yukon. At that time Ted and Joanie Anderson came from Chicago, his health being poor and employment opportunities being very limited. They prayed for many hours during those first few days, and within a week found a home and a job. After the first long, cold, and - . 5-Fr' Left; The liintario Summer Conference

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    the National City, Cali- fornia, Assembly, window displays which attracted much attention were arranged in Coronado, California. Anchorage and Anchorage Record- ing District, Alaska, report a highly successful December public meeting in the studios of station HENI. Regu- lar fireside meetings held on sev- eral nights of the week in different homes provide opportunity for inter- ested contacts to learn more of the Faith. Baha'is of Peoria, Illinois, con- cerned over the National Fund, re- solved to say

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    to the afternoon broadcast and to discuss the theme informally. The Assembly and radio stations re- ceived many favorable comments, indicating the value of this type of World Religion Day proclamation. Ten other communities - Yuma, Arizona; Arlington, Virginia; Salem, Oregon; Buffalo, New York; Mont- gomery, Alabama; Baltimore, Mary- land; Kokomo and Logansport, Indi- ana; Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska~--presented radio broadcasts from five to thirty minutes in length, some using Press Service tapes
    or scripts, others using original scripts written for the occasion. Two radio stations in Anchorage, Alaska, broadcast spot announcements for the public meeting and two stations gave fifteen-minute programs for the broadcast of tape recordings. Flint, Michigan, obtained twenty spot announcements on five local stations and one station each in Bay City, Owosso and Saginaw. Four stations in Chicago, three stations in Portland, Maine, and one sta- tion in Silver Springs, Maryland, and in Maui, Hawaii

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    IAHNI NEWS stories on the classes appeared in both the daily newspapers. Inter-Racial work in Alaska con- tinues with Baha'is functioning on the local NAACP in the positions of chairman of the executive board, chairman of the press and publicity committee, treasurer, chairman of the finance committee, and members of the community coordination com- mittee. In addition to regular fireside and deepening classes the Anchorage community has initiated public speaking classes and a group dy- namics

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    2 The building purchased as the National of the Bahefis of the British Isles, 2'7 Rntland Gate, Westminster, London, S.W.7, England. cording District, Alaska, January 19, 1955; Palo Alto, California, January 31, 1955; and Maui, Hawaii, Febru- ary 21, 1955. There are now 76 incor- porated Assemblies in the United States. INQUIRY CONCERNING MISS SHEEA HEADLAM Any believer knowing the present address of Miss Sheea Headlam, for- merly of Kingston, Jamaica, is re- quested to notify the National

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    , facing the gar- den, are being made into one larger room. Above the first floor there are six rooms. This is the second to be established in the countries of Europe which, during the Ten-Year Crusade, are working toward the erection of National Spiritual Assem- blies, the other being in Paris. IN ALASKA The Anchorage Assembly has re- ported by telegram that a was acquired on March 15, 1955. This property consists of a sin- gle story log and clapboard three- room house with a one-room studio

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    to the E5- kimos," has just been published by the Alaska Teaching Committee in the Kobuk dialect for teaching among the Eskimos. By alternate paragraphs in Kobuk and English the teachings are clearly presented and the basic principles are delightfully illustrated by simple pen and ink sketches. i CAN YOU 1 There are openings in cer- tain islands of the Pacific for male teachers for intermediate grades, and for weather bureau personnel. If you can qualify, please communicate imme- diately

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    , there are oc- casions when they are acceptable. We have heard of one library (in Alaska) which has a table where pa- per-bound books are displayed for public circulation. If your library has such a policy, of course a title like Tomorrow and Tomorrow might be put to use. The following letter from Birming- ham, Alabama, is very heartening and shows how important the library may be as a follow-up to public re- lations work: "We found out something from ex- perience that may be of interest to other

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    , North Carolina; Greater Miami area, Florida and An- chorage, Anchorage Recording Dis- trict and Seward, Alaska. ON THE CAMPUS Through a student on the campus of Ohio State University in Colum- bus, Ohio, a request was received for a Baha'i speaker to explain the Faith before a joint meeting of the Campus YWCA and YMCA groups. Response at the meeting led to many questions with students expressing the desire to attend local Baha'i meetings. A Bahefi student at Stockton Col- lege, Stockton, California
    , presented a viewing of colored slides to art students at the college and their teacher. Points of architectural and cultural interest from Alaska, Japan, Korea, Siam. India, and the Baha'i institutions in Israel and Wihnette, Illinois, were shown. Most of the views concentrated on the Baha'i House of Worship and it was pointed out that the slides from India were made- by a visitor to the Fourth In- tercontinental Bahafli Teaching Con- ference. ON THE AIR At the studios of radio station KENI, a public
    program sponsored by the two assemblies in the Anchor- age, Alaska, area featured music and a talk on the Baha'i Faith en- titled "The Rose Garden of God." KENI also used a fifteen-minute tape-recorded talk and gave spot an- nouncement time to mention of the Faith. Station KFQD also broadcast a fifteen-minute tape presenting Baha'i teachings. Butte, Montana, reports a state- wide broadcast of the Baha'i Press Service script, "The Baha'i Faith and World Brotherhood" over the Z-Bar Network which
    these stations in the following com- munities: Flint, WFDX, WKMF, WMRP. WBBC, Saginaw, Owosso, Bay City, In Ketchikan, Alaska, the Faith was referred to over station KABI during a discussion of World Calen- dars on the program, "Woman tg Woman". The speaker referred to the Baha'i Faith as "the world's new- est universal religion." A regular broadcast on the Faith and announcements of Baha'i activities are made over sta- tion KNHTI, Maui, Hawaii. KMVI, lo- cated in Wailuku, Maui, reaches the islands

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    IAHNI NEWS NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS Eskimos from Nome, King Island and Diomede Island, in Anchorage, Alaska, for the Fur Rendezvous, were entertained informally by the Baha'is. Activity furthering friend- ships with the Eskimos from the North, favored by the Northern Peo- ples Teaching Committee and the Alaska Teaching Committee, is fol- lowed up through such services as visiting patients at the Alaska Na- tive Service Hospital. Berkeley, California, evaluating its activities, reports that twenty

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    national en- dowments in no less than fifty coun- tries, situated in all five continents of the globe. A plot has, moreover, been purchased in South Africa, a property offered in the Aleutian Is- lands and a fund initiated for the same purpose in Alaska and Finland. Sixteen New National Assemblies by Ridvan, Such marvelous progress, involv- ing such diversified activities, ex- tending over so immense a field, within such a- brief space of time, and notwithstanding the small- ness of the numbers

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    will be in America: the first, combining with- in its jurisdiction the Republics of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia; the second, comprising the Republics of Brazil, Peru, Co- lombia, Ecuador and Venezuela; the third including Mexico and the Re- publics of Central America, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Hon- duras, Nicaragua and Panama; the fourth embracing the Islands of the Greater Antilles, Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, and the fifth in Alaska. And lastly, one

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    -knit, intensely alive, at the Alaska Convention, to be held in the broadellmg and 5t1'eI15fl'{EI111'lE- world-embracing Community, spur- in Anchorage; Hermann Grossmann the ?f Prolected red on by the triple impulse gener- and Adelliert at the ated through the revelation of the Scandinavian-Finnish Convention to 5?_Pr?_mment and 'iiltalfil Part 111 1151'-' Tablet of Carmel by Baha'u'll5h and be held in Stockholm; George Town- ermg the 13515 Phase In the gradual the Will and Testament as well

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    a fifteen-minute television program over station WMTV. An estimated half-million viewers of WMAR, Baltimore, Maryland's most TV station,' saw an interview in which a believer pre- sented the Bahe.'i Teachings on Peace. National Bal15'i Addresses Narronar. Bnnifi 536 Sheridan Road, 'Wilmette, Illinois. - Nsrronat Tarssumm: 112 Linden Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois. Make checks Payable to: National Baha'i Fund 110 Linden Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois. i NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS Believers of Anchorage, Alaska
    , have dispersed to Seward, Valdez and Ketchikan, Alaska. - "The Top of the World", a new publication distributed to hotels, res- taurants, travel offices and the In- ternational Airport in and around Anchorage, Alaska, has included the Baha'i World Faith in its list of churches without any solicitation on the part of Baha'is; tacit recognition that the Faith is part of the way of life in those northern lands. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which maintains a very active program of news publicity, has had

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    the arrival of the following pioneers at their posts in World Crusade goal areas. Mr. George Putney arrived in Un- alaska, Aleutian Islands, November 8, 1954, where he joined his wife and children. Mr. Matthew Bullock returned to Curacao, Dutch West Indies, Decem- ber 6, 1954. Dr. Malcolm King returned to Georgetown, British Guiana, Decem- ber 8, 1954. - Mrs. Frances Benedict Stewart ar- rived on Juan Fernandez Island, Chile (date not reported). Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hill-re, with their children Leo Curtis

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    northern California mentions public meetings that were well attended with good radio and newspaper publicity, all due to the efforts of just two or three Baha'is in the communities sponsoring them. NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS In Fairbanks, Alaska an intensive teaching campaign was conducted over a period of a few days, with a Baha'i speaker from Anchorage, Alaska giving two public lectures with an average attendance of over fifty guests. Four radio programs, one TV show, several press inter- views and news

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    Tomb and created the "ljlaram-i-Aqdas," which is now one of the most beau- tiful spots in this part of the world. He has gone on enlarging these gar- dens so that they now form prac- tically a semi-circle around the Shrine with a radius of 110 meters. I finJUNE. _/dncdorage Haziratirl-Quids of Anchorage, Alaska, purchased March 1.5, 1955, which will become the National of Alaska. {See News, A111-ll, 1955, page Thus approximately 35,000 square meters (9 acres} of land is now de- veloped

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    -1-on-4 "'41 NEWS I5 Spiritual Assembly of the Ba.ha'is of Anchorage Dis- Spiritual Assembly of the Ba.h5.'is of Pittsburgh, trict, Alaska, incorporated January 19, 1955. incorporated March 4, 1955sembly status: an increase in As- sembly incorporations looking to- ward the goal of 100 by 1963, with 31 now incorporated, 22 of these since the start of the Crusade; of the 1T2 local Assemblies elected in April 1954, 162 had to date reported holding elections in 1955; seven had lost Assembly

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    Assemblies in the goal cities. It was pointed out that if one cannot go out to pioneer one can teach where he is and bring in new believers who may be able to do this service in our stead. JULY. 1955 ON THE AIR I11 Anchorage, Alaska, excellent publicity was given over the three radio stations KFQD and KBYR to the Baha'i National Con- vention Press Service release. This was presented as news of local in- terest, tieing it in with mention of the two Alaska delegates who at- tended the Convention. Station

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    the will is not opened in time or where non- Baha'i relatives take charge and plan a funeral according to some faith other than the Baha'i. Alaska's two delegates to the Na- tional Bahefii Convention reported on the Convention to Baha'is gathered in Spenard and in Anchorage Re- cording District. A state conference was arranged by the Baha'is of Montana at Mis- soula, attended by Baha'is from Butte, Great Falls and Helena. Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson of Tacoma, Wash- ington, and Mrs. Helen Wilks of Se- attle, reported

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    of mile from the cihr lim- its. To the southeast is a. view of beautiful Lake 'Victoria. ANCHORAGE HAZIRA DEDICATION on August" 6 the of Anchorage is to be dedicated. Mrs. Florence Mayberry, member of the American auxiliary Board]. will be the principal speaker. The dedication will climax the week-long Alaska Teaching Conference, July 31- August 6, to be held in the Quds. The Hazira property was estab- lisbed as tax exempt on May 23. (See photograph in B.uzrA'i News, June, 1955, page A telephone has

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    to speak at his College in years The New York meeting was attended by sixty-five persons, and letters of Hp. preciation were sent by prominent persons unable to attend. ON THE AIR Persecution of the Baha'is in Per- sia was deplored, and the Bahefis defended, on the popular "Woman to Woman" program of station KENT, Anchorage, Alaska. The broadcaster was not a Baha'i. Ra- (110 stations KBYR and KFQI) H150 gave free radio-time for broadcasts on the persecutions in ?1-an. AREA BULLETINS Central States Area

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    for the American believers a weighty and important project for the second year of the Ten Year Plan. We are to take steps to purchase a IjIasiratu'l-Quds in the following cit- ies: Anchorage, Alaska; Lima, Peru; Johannesburg, South Africa; Bern, Switzerland; Panama City, Panama; Tokyo, Japan; Rome, Italy; Suva, Fiji Islands. These should not be elaborate structures, but modest houses which can serve at present as local Ijla;ira- but which will be converted into National Hasiratu'l-Quds as soon as National

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    NEWS Extension teaching was undertaken by Anchorage, Alaska, Baha'is over the week-end of June 11-13 in Wasilla and Fairbanks. -15-5' 1:15. r" "er 1519;' -1;-If .1 - -1 ;'1f 3. 1; - :11 . qr; 511.; s; .2: United Nations Brochure. Propos- als for Charter Revision submitted to the United Nations by the Baha'i International Community, repre- senting the twelve established Na- tional Assemblies. In the July B.sni'i News, the National Assembly commends the use of this document
    contained in the Statistical Book, The Baha'i Faith, 1844-1952, listed on page 19 of the 1955 Baha'i Literature Catalog. World Crusade Map only, per copy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Please address all inquiries and or- ders for publishing items to: Baha'i Publishing Trust Avenue - Wilmette, Illinois Bahafis of Fairbanks, Alaska, and vicin- ity with friends gathered at the com- memoration of New-Rue. More than a third of this gathering are Eskimo. i Tl 4 National Babe'? Addresses

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    school conducted by Quakers, has given permission for a youth to be absent on Baha'i Holy Days. The School wrote: "We are happy to grant permission for Bahman Samandari to be absent from school during the Baha'i Holy Days as per your request of April 11. Sincerely yours, William W. Clark, Principal." as - sf-; 'figANCHORAGE HAZTRA DEDICATED The newly purchased Quds at 820 Eighth Avenue, Anchor- age, Alaska {see Banfifii News, June, 1955, page B), destined to become the National of Alas- ka
    , in April, 1957, was dedicated on Saturday, August 6, 1955, at 2:30 p.m. The dedication was conducted by the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Anchorage, with Mr. Rex King as chairman and Mrs. Florence Mayberry, member of the American auxiliary Board, as guest speaker. The opening prayer, 'Abdu"l- Baha's prayer for America, was read by Mrs. Kathy Rodgers of Fair- banks, Alaska. The chairman then welcomed the Baha'is and guests present and read greetings from the three American Hands of the Cause
    --Mrs. Corinne True, Mr. Paul Haney and Mr. Horace Holley; from the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Canada, the Western Hemisphere Teaching Committee, the Ketchikan (Alaska) Baha'i Group, the Baha'is of Barrow on the Alaskan Arctic Ocean, and from Honor Kempton, first pioneer to Alaska in 1939 under the first Amer- ican Seven-Year Plan. A tape re- corded message from Mr. Rafi Mot- tahedeh of New York City was also received. The Governor of Alaska, Mr. E. Frank Heintzelman, sent a mes
    - ings, from the Old and New Testa- ment and the and from 'Abdu'l-Baha were then read; a re- cording of "The Sweet-Scented Streams" was played, and the pro- SEPTEHBER. gram was concluded with Baha- 'u'llah's prayer for all nations. A copy of the Jubilee booklet "The Mission of Baha'u'llah" and of "Faith for Freedom" had been placed on each chair, and public open house was held following the Dedication to give opportunity for inquiry about the Faith. Gifts to the future of Alaska included

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    of new Na- tional and Regional Bodies in the Western Hemisphere: that oi 3 i- i Alaska, and two in Central America and two in South America to be elected in I957, the teaching work becomes of crucial importance dur- ing the coming year. The believers must be made to realize that, unless a tremendous effort is put forth be- fore April 21, 1956, they will not have succeeded in laying a broad and worthy foundation for the new National Body and Regional Bodies. Indeed the work of consolidation
    at this time has reached a crucial point. . . . If the Bahefis do not arise now and devote every effort to multiply- ing the local Assemblies in Alaska and the Latin American republics, they will find that their National Bodies when elected rest on 3 weak foundation, and have missed their

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    Teaching Committee Miss Edna M. True, Chairman 418 Forest Avenue - Wilmette, Illinois AUGUST. I954 5. Western Hemisphere Teaching Committee. 'This Committee has re- sponsibility for all pioneer areas as- signed to the United States in the Western World, including the task hf forming National Assemblies in Alaska and in the countries of Cen- tral and South America. This is the most stupendous task carried by the American Baha'is _in the consolida- tion field under the Ten Year Plan. Many workers

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    NEWS The first All-Ala.s- kan Summer Teach- ing' Conference held in the newly-dedb a Ha::iratu'l- :1 Anchorage, Alaska July 31 - August 6, 1955 13,.535-= - Hi .., - - Pmf"ii! i As a follow-up to the Conference Mr. N. Momtazi and Robert Ima- gire visited the Osaka headquarters of the Conference of World Religion- ists, and after discussion of the re- ligions of Japan and the Baha'i Faith, they were invited to prepare an article on the Baha'i teachings on the prevention of war, the causes
    which bring unrest to mankind, and the Baha'i views on the spiritual solution of the problems growing out of World War II, This is to be pub- lished in a book with articles writ- ten by other delegates to the Con- ference, including one by David Earl. --U. S. Asr.-1 ALL-ALASKA TEACHING CONFERENCE The first All-Alaska Baha'i Teach- ing Conference was held July 31 through August 6 in Anchor age, Alas- ka. A total of forty-three Baha'is at- tended all or part of the Conference, the Alaska Teaching
    Committee re- ports, representing over half the Baha'i membership in the Territory of Alaska. The opening public con- gress, at which Mrs. Florence May- berry gave the address, was attended by fifty-seven people. During the week eighteen non-Baha'is attended all or part of the Conference sessions. Three classes were conducted each morning: one on Baha'i administra- tion, led by Rex King of Anchorage; one on the Qur'an, by Ted Anderson of Whitehorse, Yukon, and a course on Spiritual Prerequisites
    for Living the Life, by Mrs. Mayberry_ Forums were held each afternoon, conducted by Janet and Verne Stout as moder- ators. In the evening sessions two public lectures were given, tape re- cordings about the early days of the Cause were heard, one by Curtis Kel- sey and the other by Juliet Thomp- son, and slides were shown by Betty Becker. The Alaska Teaching Committee reports that highlights of the Con- ference included excellent publicity, intense interest on the part of non- Baha'is who attended
    , and the pres- ence throughout the Conference of two friends of the Cause from Cana- da who were deaf mutes, with whom one of the friends was able to corn- municate with the manual alphabet. Baha'is and their friends who at- tended the Conference came from Fairbanks, Juneau, the Anchorage area, Seward, Wasilla, Ninilchik and the area outside Fairbanks, Alaska, and from Whitehorse, Yukon, from British Columbia in Canada, and from California. The Conference was one of five steps taken toward building
    the "broad basis" on which the future National Spiritual Assembly of Alas- ka must rest. The fivefold plan of the Alaska Teaching Committee in- cludes, besides this Conference, doubling the number of Assemblies, with Juneau, Ketchikan and the area outside of Fairbanks as immediate i s; multiplication and strengthening of groups; filling of goals beyond the Arctic Circle, thus bringing into the focus of teaching plans the native peoples of that re- gion; and, finally, the building up of existing

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    , concluding with the Editor's state- ment: "However, at some future time, Life's editors may well plan further articles on the worl-d's re- ligions." The first book to be printed and bound in Alaska is entitled Who's Here-1955. This reference work lists Zora Banks of Fairbanks, and notes that her religion is the Baha'i World Faith. Also the firm who bound this first book, Brown- King Enterprises, is owned and op- erated by Bahifis. A volume publish-ed in Japan has an interesting and -unusual Bahifi

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    and surrounding areas, in- cluding Bahifis from Norfolk, Bay- side, Whitehall, Wil-liamsburg and Charlottesville, Virginia, and Ta- koma Park and Prince George's County, Maryland. Several students at the university gathered at the pic- nic with interest to hear of the Teachings. Fairbanks, Alaska, reports excel- lent newspaper coverage for the week of meetings arranged during the visit of Mrs. Florence Mayberry, member of the American Auxiliary Board, held in that city July 23-30, An article concerning Mrs
    . Mayberry and announcing the meetings ap- peared in Jesse'n's Weekly on July 21, and the Fairbanks Daily News- Miner published three items and in_ cluded the series of meetings in its column the "Fairbanks Calendar." The series began with a meeting of prayer and meditation, Op-En tn the Public, 0-I1 Sunday morning, July 24. Mrs. Mayberry addressed the Fair- banks Chamber of Commerce at its regular Tuesday meeting, and gave five public lectures during the week, one of which, at the University of Alaska

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    pioneer services in Alaska and the Yukon- Friends speak of meeting her in the Maxwell home in Montreal in 1914. Later, she spent considerable time in Green Acre helping with the teaching work and painting land- scapes and portraits. Many friends remember this joyous, wholly dedi- cated soul from those days. Im- pressed by her gracious charm, her understanding, her twinkling sense of humor, everyone who recounts some acquaintance or association with her does so with a smile which seems to spring

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    . Margaret Fos- ter Austin to Mr. Freda-rick Dettling on hugust 27, 1955. "ii - -V--: 2 rec . . -cu :35; .. 94- JW win" *-Eco . . g9: @491av-2-. - 153:3; -: "Death profiereth unto every con- fident believer the cup that is life indeed. It bestoweth jog, and is the bearer of gladness. It conferreth the gift of everlasting life." Mrs. Nellie Shook San B-ernadino, Calif. August 24, 1955 Mrs. Anita Morgan Middletown, Ohio North Atlantic States ATC Mrs. Anna Mikuriya (add) Sncaomsms Alaska

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    was entirely Catholic, with the exception of the governor, a charming and popular and a family of three Jews charged with the care of the tomb of the prophet Nahum." Valdez Breeze, a mimeographed news sheet of this t/own in Alaska; lists the Faith in its Church News tor July 1, 1955. In its July 15 issue the Breeze gives a list of its Stafi mem- bers and runs a column by Rex King entitled "Ramk-lin' Round With Re: King." This issue also runs a brief reference to Baha'i History taken

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    with the nation-wide appeal by the United Nations for peace and under- standing." EDITORIAL Nora: In "The Baha'i Faith, 1344-1952" the Guardian lists the "Reinforcement of ties binding the World Bahefi Community to the United Nations" as a 'World Cru- sade objective in the Ten-Year Teach- ing Plan. Bal15'i Books at Air Force Base At the request of the librarian at Elmendorf Air Force Base the Anchorage, Alaska, Spiritual As- sembly has furnished the following books to the Base library: Hidden. Words, Bah:i't

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    . Irving Braddock Paso Robles, California Mrs. Mabel Hyde Paine Urbana, Illinois Aug, 15, 1955 Mrs. Mable Vicary Detroit, Michigan Sept. 4. 1955 Mrs. Georgia Blodgett Reedley, California Miss Caroline M. Riedle Altadena, California Sept. T. 1955 Miss Jane Ogilvie Santa Ana, California September, 1955 Mr. Charles A. Welch Kansas City. Missouri Sept. 16, 1955 Mr- Louis I-I. Keller Delmar, New York Sept. 23, 1955 Mrs- Almeda Become Lima, 01110 Sept. 27, 1955 .1 Alaska Teaching Committee Mr. Rex King
    , Secy-, Box 14, Spenard, Alaska- Assmmecv Alaska Anchorage: Mrs. Mabel Arnidon, B20 3th Ave, Anchorage. Colorado E1 Paso County: Mrs. Remple, 1616 Mesa Ave., Colorado ing S. Jefferson County: Mrs. Julie B. Hathaway. 5555 W. 16th Ave-, Denver 14. BAHXI DIRECTORY CHANGES Dist. of Columbia Washington: Miss Michigan Montana Bernice Bernardo, 1906 R. St.. NZW. Niles Township: Mrs. Lou-ise W. Love, 53 Miller St-, Niles. Helena: Mr. Robert J. Gagnon, 911 E. fith, Apt. 3, Tennessee Ave- South Dakota Main

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    Spiritual Assembly by l' 1. If you are interested in pioneering in Latin America, start to study Riqlvan 1951, the teaching campaign of Alaska went into high gear. Goal cities for this year are Juneau and Ketchikan, with work among the Es- kimos, another goal, being actively carried on in Pt. Barrow, where Frances Wells settled last summer. Spanish immediately. It is possible to borrow Linguaphone courses from public libraries. Consult with the Western Hemisphere Teaching Committee about job
    opportunities, destination, and living conditions in Latin America. The Committee has compiled a library of facts and figures on every aspect of pioneering. Each member of the Committee wishes to assist you in pioneering to the particular goal that is right for you. The new Ijlagira in Anchorage, ded- . icated August E, fulfilled a major 3. Please do not contact foreign consulates or authorities without first goal of the Alaska Baha'i Commu-- consulting with the Committee. Through consultation, you

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    IN THE NEWS Fate Magazine for July, 1955, has an article on Reincarnation and Space-Time which refers to 'Ahdu'l- Baha's "arguments against reincar- nation in 1907." Valdez Breeze, mimeographed newspaper of Valdez, Alaska, al- ready mentioned in this column, con- tinues to publish a serial on Br1hci'i World Faith, sponsored by the An- chorage Assembly. A reference to the Faith is con- tained in Religion Without Magic, by Phillips Endicott Osgood, Beacon Press, 1954. "Handicapped by a tend- ency

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    jointly with the Anchorage As- sembly, received similar wide pub- licity. The Anniversary of the Birth of Baha'u'11ah was observed by the San Francisco Community with a public meeting at their Center. Mrs. Joyce Dahl of Carmel was the guest speaker, and the program included musical selections and refreshments. Baha'is of Anchorage, Alaska played a leading role at a Civil Rights Conference, Banquet and Mass Meeting on October 14-16, ar- ranged for the visit of the Secre- tary Counsel. West Coast Region

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    1-1. NEWS NAACP. A representative of the Faith served on the welcoming com- mittee, the committee planning the Mass Meeting, and as one of the of- ficial hostesses. Zora Banks, Baha'i of Fairbanks, was honored as Presi- dent of the Fairbanks NAACP Branch, and was made Coordinator of all NAACP Branches in Alaska. CHICAGO CENTER PRESENTS HUMAN RELATIONS FORUM The "Human Relations Forum," a panel discussion program featuring speakers from many fields, has been reported by the Public Re- lations

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    . The Alaska Teaching Committee Bulletin reports on the requirements of communities in their area to reach Assembly status. Juneau ap- pears certain of reaching Assembly status when several contemplated moves are made; Ketchikan re- quires five; Outside Fairbanks needs five; and Tialdez needs seven Bahefis. These posts must be filled through new local confirmations, or by pioneers from the States whose departure will not endanger existing Assemblies. The Southwestern Boh:i'i Area. Bulletin lists
    reported were the activities of the Wilmington, Del. community. Deepening classes are held each Sunday morning, with study devoted to A Life Plan by Esselmont, and the Guar-dian's World Crusade let- ters. A series of book reviews to attract non--Baha'is will be held In January, Guy Murchie's Song of the Sky will be discussed. Star of the North, bulletin of the Anchorage, Alaska Recording Dis- trict reports that the Donnellv home was filled to overflowing for the celebration of the Birthday of NEWS

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    "! School property being sold. Committee disbanded. Assumes? Alaska Fairbanks: Mrs. Rose Ya-rno, 2-11 Polaris Bldg. California (Northern) Millbrae: Miss Margot Boesch, 999 Millbrae Ave- Maryland Prince George's County: Mrs. Flora W. Brooks. 3300 May- wood Lane, S-E., Silver Hill, Maryland, Washington, D. C. Massachusetts Beverly: Mr. Arthur W. Edwards. 63 Lovett St. New York (Eastern) Mount 'Vernon: Mrs. Catherine K. Deme, 101 Elm Ave. Lollhelen Bahd'i School Mr. Harry Jay, Chairman Miss Louheien

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    in order to guide them in fulfilling the Ten Year Plan. From Hie National Spiritual Assembly "The believers must be made to realize that, un- less a tremendous effort is put forth before April 21. 195?, they will not have succeeded in laying a broad and worthy foundation for the new National Body and Regional Bodies." the new National spiritual Assemblies in Alaska and in Central and South America.) "You have heard many times the urgent appeal of the Guardian for the American Baha'is in particular

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    11 PRESS SERWCE REPORTS STATE CONVENTION PUBLICITY Newspaper clippings received by the E-aha'i Press Service showing publicity of delegate attendance at the State Conventions on December 4, 1955 totals newspapers in 60 cities, representing 26 states, Alaska and Hawaii. The World Order of Bah:i'll'llah. By Shoghi Effendi. (New edition with new preface by Horace Holley). The seven communications from the Guardian which define the relation of the Faith to the process of social evolution

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    , Ontario. Mrs. Florence Mayberry: Pocatel- lo, Idaho; Laramie, Cheyenne, Cas- per, Wyo.; Denver, Jefferson Co., Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Colo.; Sparks, Reno, Nevada; Fresno, Ba- kersfield, Ca1if.; Fairbanks, An- chorage, Anchorage Recording Dis- trict, Seward, Sitka, Juneau, Ketchi- kan, Alaska; Queen Charlotte Island; Kamloops, New Westminster, Van- couver, __eig_ht television broadcasts; conferences at Temerity School and Geyserville School, Seattle, Anchor- age and Kamloops. Mrs. Margery McCormick

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    of July 3 over station KBOW, Butte, Montana. NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS An Anchorage, Alaska, Baha'i has assumed the costs of printing 2001) copies of an Eskimo-English teach- ing pamphlet. Publication of this teaching aid, blocked last year for lack of funds and now proceeding with the approval of the National Spiritual Assembly and the Western Hemisphere Teaching Committee, marks a big step forward in reach- ing the people native to Alaska. The Baton_- Rouge, Louisiana, Group has initiated a Chil
    - Fairbanks Alaska, Balnifis and guests at the Feast of R.idv:i.n. Among those partic- ipating in the program were two Eskimos. .. dren's Hour with the study of God and His Messengers. The Butte, Montana, Bahefi Com- munity observed the Souvenir of 'Abdu'l-Baha in one of the Forest Service parks near the city. Direc- tional signs guiding friends to the site also brought the name "Baha'i" to the attention of motorists on a much-traveled highway- Denver, Colorado, Bahefis have scheduled a series of study

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    event for proclaiming the Baha'i Faith to the public. Seventy two communities in the United States held public meetings featuring a Baha'i speaker on the reli- gious liberty theme. Seven of these, Fairbanks, Alaska, Tucson, Ariz., Berkeley and Beverly Hills, Calif., Peoria, Ill., Lafayette, Irui., and Cincinnati, Ohio, publicized their meetings with the publication of a photograph of the speaker in a local newspaper. Panel discussions or symposiums, some with repre- sentatives of other religious
    of the Lafayette community wrote 60 per- sonal letters of invitation to the World Religion Day meeting, and mailed 300 questionnaire cards to students and staff of Purdue University. Anchorage, Alaska, presented their public observance with a radio program over KENI, with readings from the Holy Scriptures of seven world religions. Station KCOL. Ft. Collins, Colo., broadcast talks by two Baha'i Youth. The Antelope Judicial District, Calif., secured radio time for a broadcast of a tape recording by William Sears
    , on KAVL. Newspaper publicity and advertising for World Reli- gion Day showed the following totals: 208 newspapers in 153 cities, representing 38 states. Alaska, and Hawaii. published a total of over l0'i'5 column inches of material, with a combined circulation of over 14,000,000 copies.

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    Youth (Ages 10 to 14}, July 1-14; General Sessions, July 15-Au- gust 13; Senior Youth (15 years and up), August 19-31; and Homecoming, September 1-3. BAHFUT IN THE NEWS Valdez Breeze of January 14, 'Val- dez, Alaska, a general local interest bulletin, carries the NSA statement on Religious Liberty. The Indianapolis Times of January 24, in its series entitled "Your Re- ligion," publishes a statement on the Faith by Horace Holley. Washington Religious Report, pub- lished by Church Information Serv

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    -Barre, and York, Pa.; El- mira, Ithaca, and Utica, N.Y. Over Eiil Baha'is attended an Area Conference in Baltimore, Md., on January 14, it is reported in the Area Bulletin for the Central Atlan- tic States. 1 NATIONAL News amass Baha'1s of Fairbanks, Alaska, re- port that a UN film was secured and offered to local organizations for the observance of United Nations Day. The offer was accepted by the Chamber of Commerce, the Civilian Club at Ladd Air Force Base, the USO, and the University of Alaska

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    to public display boxes in the rail- road station, bus depots, and hotels by the Anchorage, Alaska, commu- nity. mi - The Memphis, Tem1., community, which opened a Baha'i Center last October, reports the joy of having a home of their own has stimulated attendance at meetings, and has brought the community closer to- gether. They now hold regular open meetings that include a Sunday De- votional Hour, a study class, and a Children's Hour, beside the usual Baha'i meetings. Albuquerque, N. Mean, Chil
    - dren"'s Class teacher, Mrs. Vada A1- len, has been chosen "Teacher of the Year" in the New Mexico public school system. A Braille edition of The Hidden Words, offered to the library of the San Francisco Blind Center, has been gratefully accepted. This book was donated by the San Francisco com- munity. Anchorage, Alaska, sponsored a party for a group of Eskimo dancers from Nome, King Island, and Little Diomede Island, who presented their native dances at the annual Anchor- age Fur Rendezvous

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    as delegates in the National Baha'i Convention; of the purchase, in an island near Muara Siberut, Mentawei Islands, of a plot supple- menting the Baha'i endowment es- tablished in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital; of the pushing of the north- ern outpost of the Faith in Alaska to Point Barrow beyond the Arctic Circle; of the initiation of auxiliary plans for the promotion of the Faith in the Seychelles Islands and in the Sudan; and of the arrival of a pio- neer in Praslin Island forming a part

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    , South-East Asia, Pakistan, Alaska, Japan, New Zealand, Scandi- navia and Finland, the Benelux coun- tries. the Iberian Peninsula and France, as well as those territories in which national assemblies are to be established at a later stage in the course of the unfoldment of the present phase of the Plan, and the date of the formation of which will, to a large extent, depend on the rapidity with which these local as- semblies are formed. A Maior Turning Point The Crusade, on which the army of the Lord

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    . Shortly afterward, Norma Gimlin and Charlotte Nelson arrived from Hollister, California on November 11, 1954, Mar- guerite Meyer arrived on January 15, 1955 from Alaska and Lalierne Anderson on August 1, 1955 from California. Through concentrated teaching efforts, fircsidcs and study classes, Laurel Arata became a Baha'i on Decem- ber 20, 1955. April 21. 1956 will be the highlight in the life of the Baha'i who has waited and prayed these many years for an Assembly in Sparks, Davenport, Iowa Davenport

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    . The next night, March 3, a fire- side was planned, at which Mrs. Mayberry showed slides of Canada, Alaska, and the Haifa Shrines. The news of the work by pioneers in Alaska was most inspiring to the Maui friends, and served to bring them closer, in spirit, to their Baha'i co-workers in that region. March 4, Mrs. Mayberry traveled to the western side of Maui, to the town of Lahaina, for a public meet- ing in a public school. The Maui community, through their efforts, obtained considerable newspaper

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    the pattern of activity was similar: daily classes of concentrated study, public meet- ings in the evening, radio and televi- sion publicity and interviews, and newspaper advertising and publi- city. The results of these seminars in- dicate increased activity and in- terest in the Baha'i message, and the securing of many new contacts. Total attendance figures are impres- sive. NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS Anchorage and Anchorage Record- ing District, Alaska, held a joint aw- Rfiz observance, beginning

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    Assemblies are to be incorporated, and those formed later are also to be in- corporated. 12. Multiply local Asemblies in all territories where National Assemblies are to be established in the near future--South and Central America, Alaska, Japan, Scandinavia, Finland, Benelux Countries, Iberian Peninsula and France. Beloved Friends: In the Guardian's Convention Message, published in the May issue of B.uni'i N1:-ws, Shoghi Effendi outlined the particular tasks to be achieved during the Third Phase
    of the Ten Year Plan. Of these tasks the twelve summarized above have direct reference to American Baha'is. Here we have clearly before us the objectives of our work until Ridvan, 1958. Plans for acquiring the remaining and endowments in Latin America and Western Europe, and for translating and publishing Baha'i texts in the re- maining languages, are under way. The most arduous tasks are these: preparing for the formation of National Assemblies in Latin America, Alaska, and Japan; (2) preparing

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    , and at the same time reaching as yet uncon- tacted native peoples, is the contin- uing task of the committee. This is true in Alaska in preparation for the Alaskan National Assembly by 1957, and in all parts of Latin America, where the goals are 20 National As- semblies, ultimately, and four region- als before that time. Introduced to the convention by the American Indian Service com- mittee was Francis LHQuier, of the Chippewa tribe, the most recent new venom'

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    in- dicate the formation of eighteen new local Spiritual Assemblies on April 21, 1956. although the jurisdiction of one is still in question. They are: Ketchikan and Tanana Valley in Alaska; Tempe, Arizona; Central Marin J.D., San Jose, and Riverside in California; Pueblo, Colorado; Stamford, Connecticut; Dade Coun- ty, St. Petersburg and Tampa in Florida; Davenport, Iowa; Sparks, Nevada; Roswell, New Mexico; Ur- bana, Ohio: Eugene, Oregon; Provo, Utah; Yakima, Washington. The following communities were

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    NEWS Eskimo dancers from Nome, King Island, and Little Iliornede Island, at a. party given by the Anchorage, Alaska, Local Spiritual Assembly and the Northern People Teaching Committee, reported in the April "Bah2i."i News". jE== =--aeii ave; 'ii;-552 as: - - ti =2 "if --FitBRUSSELS DEDICATION PROGRAMS DETAILED The European Teaching Commit- tee has received details of the dedi- cation oi the Brussels I;Ia;iratu'l- Quds, reported in the May issue of News. The dedication of the If[asirai7u'l

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    4 i we . -ass. hr---sfi, 1 9 #1 .35; - an-s v. ARCTIC PIONEER REPORTS HARDSHIPS Trials and confirmations experi- enced in pioneering above the Arctic Circle at Point Barrow, Alaska are described in a letter from Frances Wells, distributed by the Geneva Bu- reau News Exchange. Excerpts from this account follow. "As you recall, our beloved Guard- ian instructed the Alaskans back in 1946 'to carry the Message beyond Fairbanks and nearer to the Arctic Circle
    moonlight. There are no trees or mountains, and the Arctic Ocean is frozen solid. A11 one can see is ice and snow, and more ice. The ground is frozen solid. My little house sits on top of an ice block, and as the ice shifts it sounds like someone is hitting the house. Sometimes it makes an awful noise. . JULY. 1956 "Alaska is really developing! Groups and centers are springing up everywhere: Valdez, Seward, Ju- neau, Ketchikan, and Sitka. It is thrilling to watch the Cause grow, and when I look back
    over the years I have been here I am grateful for the blessing Of being able to offer a helping ham.-1. Just think, next year we will establish our own National Assembly. Can you possibly come to Alaska for this occasion?" NEW ASSEMBLIES FORMED IN NORTH PACIFIC Among the new countries electing local Spiritual Assemblies for the first time this year are two in the North Pacific: Formosa, with its first Assembly formed in Tainan; and Korea, with first Assemblies elected in Kwangju and Seoul. Already

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    , which included two views of the Shrine of the Bab. Adventures in Paradise, by Willard Price, refers to two Bahifi pioneers in the South Seas as "the most un- usual missionaries" he encountered. In talking with them he learned the Local Spiritual Assembly of Ketchikan, Alaska. Seated at the left is Joyce Combs, the first Indian believer in Alaska.

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    of August 20, celebrated between sunset on August 19 and sunset on August 20. As to the prayer or prayers, the Tablet of Ahmad is suggested, but the selec- tion is left to the discretion of the friends in each community or group. --NATIONAL Assemeur 18 STATES RECOGNIZE BAHAT MARRIAGES Up to April 21, 1956, a total of 28 States (including Territories of Alaska and Hawaii, and the District of Columbia) have recognized the authority of one or more local As- semblies to conduct a legal Baha'i marriage. All

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    of dedication, new ideas, and new actions." Other World Crusade achieve- ments include an increase of 150% in the number of local Spiritual Assemblies in Alaska, and a total of 15 newly formed local Assemblies throughout the Western Hemisphere, as follows: _Key West, Florida, 1; Alaska, 2; Antilles, 2; South Amer- ica, 3; and Central America, Statistics on the growth of the Faith in South America will be First Local Spiritual Assembly of Monterrey, 'Mexico, formed on Aprfl 21, 1956. found on page 13

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    goal city, along with five other Alas- kan cities, by the Alaska Teaching Committee at the start of the World Crusade, who asked that three of the six be settled before Ridvan 1954. In February 195-4 the first pioneers, Georgine and Pat Moul, arrived in Ketchikan, attaining the first of the goals set for that year. A little more than two years lat- er, by Ridvan 1956, Ketchikan had enough Baha'is to elect an Assem- bly. The story of the development of this community to Assembly status in this brief
    period makes an excit- ing story of dedication, determina- tion and action. The Mouls were joined by Mar- guerite Meyer in March 1954. She stayed for two months until trans- ferring to Juneau. While in Ketchi- kan she contacted Mrs. Vicki Jack- son, and in July 1954 Mrs. Jackson became the first new believer en- rolled in Alaska since the start of the World Crusade. In September 1954 Margaret Pi:-key came to Ketchikan. The next important step in the development of Ketchikan came in August 1955
    was to En. I011 Miss JOYCE Campbell 33 3 new believer. She is a Youth, and is not only the fiI'St youth in Ketchikan, but. is a representative of the third Indian tribe of Alaska. Ketchikan now turns to its neigh- bor, -TIJIIEHLI, hoping 11.0 assist them enlarge the nucleus of three Bahefis there. In addition, several of the new Ketchikan believers are doing exten- tion teaching work at Mctlakatla, Alaska, while residing there tempor- arily, and local firesides hold prom- ise of several more enrollments

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    . L. Paul Harris of that city. Decatur Herald, Decatur, Illinois, in its June issue reprinted the Washington Post article on "Iran Fanatics Attack Baha'is." The Proceedings of the vania. Academy of Science, to be pub- ished in the autumn of 1956, will con- tain references to Baha'i teachings on biological subjects. Valdez Breeze, a mimeogranhed newspaper published in Valdez, Alaska, presented on May 26th, a paragraph describing the Baha'i teaching on a Universal Language; and on June 2nd included

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    Baha'i Centers of Canada, the United States, Alaska, Central America, the Islands, and South America. A message received by the Hands, from the Guardian through the Hands of the Cause in the Holy Land, defined important goals for the cur- rent year: assisting in preparing communities for the formation of five National Spiritual Assemblies in 1957, the need of a new spirit of dedica- tion and consecration on the home front, the dispersal of more believers to new centers, the encouragement of pioneers

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    was formed in 1955. TEACHING CONFERENCE HELD AT FAIRBANKS The Alaska Teaching Committee held a Conference in the Mining Building at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, on July 2?-29. Baha'is came from Anchorage, and the Anch- orage Recording District, Nome, Val- dez, Point Barrow, and Whitehorse, Yul-ton Territory. Features of the conference included three sessions on the Covenant and Administration; three Workshops on Procedure, including Instructions to New Assemblies, Enrollment, Assem- bly Problems

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    arrived in Labrador, April 29, 1954- Mrs. H. J. Snider arrived in Key West, Florida. (no date given) Mr. Haig Kevorl-rian arrived in the Galapagos Islands, May 29, 1954. Aasnoins IN Consonminon AR-ass Mr. Fred A. Hluss arrived in San- ta Ana, El Salvador, October 15, 1953. JULY. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moul ar- rived in Ketchikan, Alaska. (ar- rived in Anchorage October 21, 1953, now in Ketchikan) Miss Margaret Mills arrived in San Salvador, El Salvador, January 24, 1954. Mr. and Mrs. Lyall Hadden ar
    - rived in Pretoria, Union of South Africa, March B, 1954. Miss Joan Lozier arrived in Cara- cas, Venezuela, March 16, 1954. Miss Marguerite B. Meyer ar- rived in Ketchil-ran, Alaska, March 17, 1954. Miss Ann Ashen arrived in Fair- banks, Alaska. (no date given) and Mrs. Edgar Russell ar- rived in Seward, Alaska, in April, 1954. Dr. Alice Kidder arrived in Jo- hannesburg, Union of South Africa, in April, 1954. Mr- and Mrs. Richard Walters ar_ rived in Casablanca, Morocco, April 15, 1954. Mrs. Isobel

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    attended. 'The Los Angeles, Calif., Baha'i As- sembly has appointed a Proclama- tion Committee to develop outstand- ing regular public meetings, in place of the former weekly Sun- day afternoon meetings. The first Proclamation Meeting was held Au- gust 24. San Francisco, Ca1if., area Baha'is heard two pioneers of Swaziland, Africa, tell of their experiences in a talk at the San Francisco Center on June 26. The Anchorage, Alaska, Baha'i As- sembly sponsored a public meeting at the on June 20. Mrs
    . Robert Atwood, wife of the edi- tor of the Anchorage Daily Times, spoke of her recent trip to the Middle East with a group of newspaper edi- tors. She told of the struggle for nationalism, and the problems peo- ple of various religious faiths face in breaking away from old tradi- tions and finding their way in the modern world. A public meeting in observance of the of the Bab was given by the Anchorage, Alaska, Recording District Baha'i Assembly on the eve- ning of July 9 at the Anchorage WORLD

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    , 1956 Mrs. Virgie Vale Preston Washington. Dist. of Columbia July 1956 Mrs. Belle Costanten North Hollvwood, California July 29, 1955 Mrs. Emily Carter Gillette North Pembroke, Massachusetts July 30. 1956 Assnlunpr Alabama Birmingham: Ivirs. Rose Terry Brown, 988 North First Street, 4 Alaska Fairbanks: Mrs. Kathy Rodgers. P.O. Box 1659 Arizona Yuma: Mrs. Lucy Belle Anderson, 2154 Sixth Avenue California (South) National City: Mrs. Irma Hauke-dahl, E. 24th St. Illinois North} Batavia: Mrs. Chester R

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    . in Cairo, Egypt. Western Hemisphere FIVE NEW ASSEMBLIES TO BE ELECTED RIDVAH The Western Hemisphere Teach- ing Committee continues to appeal for volunteers to pioneer in Alaska and Latin America. Those who arise now will be participators in the giant steps to be taken next Riqlvan, when, in ac- cordance with the Guardian's in- structions, Alaska will elect its own National Spiritual Assembly, and Latin America will elect four region- al National Assemblies as an inter- mediate stage
    to the establishment of a National Assembly in each individual country. Two of these will be in South America: one for the northern half of the country, and one for the southern half. Central America will have one regional National Assembly for the countries on the mainland, and one for the island countries. Teachers, Nurses Needed Word comes from the Alaska Teaching Committee that nurses can always find employment in Alaska. Also, there is a severe teacher short- age for the Territorial schools. For information

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    members of the Bahefi Faith enjoy equal rights and privileges as a fundamental principle of this world religion." An extensive tribute is paid to Persian Joan of Arc-" The Downey News, published by patients of Hospital, Downey, Ill., presented in its August 1956 number a description of a tour of the Baha'i House of Worship by twenty- six hospital patients. Some of the Baha"is attending the Alaska. Teaching Conference at the University of Alaska, Fai.rba.I|.ks, reported in "Ba.l1.e.'i News

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    NO. slo ear-rm rearThe Great Reservoir of Power Beloved Friends: The National Spiritual Assembly, on behalf of the Baha'is through- out-the United States, is at present actively engaged in planning ten Na- tional Conventions to be held during Ridvan, 1957. These ten include: the Annual Con- vention of the Baha'is of the United States; the first Annual Convention of the Baha'is of Alaska; the first Annual Convention of the Baha'is of Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecua- dor and Peru; the first
    Assembly to be present at each of the nine Conven- tions, this means that its entire membership will be absent from the United States during the first few days of Hi-dvan, returning in time for the Convention in 'Wilmette. The formation of these nine Re- gional National and National Assem- blies will mark a tremendous con- quest for the beloved Guardian's Ten Year Plan. Latin America, the Territory of Alaska, Western Eu- rope, and the Far East are all in- volved, manifesting the world-wide spread

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    on the travels SEPTEMBER. of Baha'i pioneers were carried in The ilwoulcee Journal, which prints regular notices of Baha'i meetings. The National Spiritual Assembly release on the I-I-bomb has been Used, Hficordilig to reports from Flagstaff and Prescott, Arizona, and Boise, Idaho. In Anchorage, Alaska, The Times gave a brief mention of the Martyr- dom of the Bab, while the Anghm-_ Daily News printed an excel- lent write-up, using material on the Shrine of the Bah provided by the Baha'i Press Service

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    a deepening class for using the outline pre- pared by Horace Holley on The Mis- sion of 'Abdufl-Bahcl. It was divided into seven weekly classes. In Sep- tember a second deepening class was begun, using the Institute on The Covenant and Administration. The Ketchikan, Alaska, Assembly has distributed the first issue of a news letter titled The Northern Star. It reports statistics on the visit of Mrs. Florence Mayberry, Member of the Auxiliary Board, to Ketchikan; the first Baha'i wedding in South- eastern
    Alaska; new members of the Faith, and other information about the activities of the community. The Los Angelos, Calif., deepen- ing class has augmented their study with an hour devoted to the text of Promulgation of Universal Peace, and the second hour for brief talks by all members of the group on as- signed subjects. The Hawaii Teaching Committee has sent copies of God Passes By, G'-leanings, and Bahd'i World Faith to Maui for their placement, along with three books they are donating

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    the Western Hemis- phere. The Guardian's direct con- cern with teaching the Message of Baha'u'llah, expressed through the Hands and their Board members, is, during this third year of activity, strongly reinforcing the work of the National and Area Teaching Commit- tees, and the local Assemblies and groups in Canada, the United States, Alaska, Central America, the Antil- les, and South America. For the contributions to the Conti- nental Baha'i Fund making possible the widespread missions of the Aux- iliary

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    Bahefis throughout the United Burlington, Vt., to Mis- soula, Mont, from Miami, Fla., to Tacoma, Wash., Hawaii and Alaska all takepride in the many excellent prograrns presented by Ba- ha'i communities and groups in ob- servance of the Eleventh Anniver- sary of the United Nations. Reports of meetings held are still coming in to the Bahefli U.S. United Nations Committee, many of which are sensationally interesting and most of which are excellent, not only in the results reported

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    newspaper articles were obtained in their local paper in con- nection with their meeting. I957 The two local Assemblies of Miami, and Dade County, Fla., sponsored a joint UN Day meeting to which 63 persons came. 33 of whom were not Baha'is. They. too, reported suc- cess in securing four news articles concerning their meeting. town. They were given 7 radio spot announcements of the meeting, 1 news item in the local press along with a paid advertisement. The Tanana Valley, Alaska, Baha'i Assembly
    was the only organization in Fairbanks that celebrated UN Day. In addition to the speaker there was a non-Baha'i speaker, Mr. Norman Hogg, who is in charge of the Territory of Alaska Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. A sudden snow storm affected the wide attendance anticipated but "those who came" it was reported, "were very interested and re- ceptive." Several days after the meeting Mr. Hogg wrote to the Ba- ha'is thanking them for the privilege of speaking at their meeting and commending them
    for having the only UN Day program in Fairbanks. This is the first year that the Davenport, Iowa, Baha'is have at- tempted to hold a special UN Day observance, and the result is most impressive. The Baha'is contacted six other local organizations, all of which expressed interest. Soon there were 14 organizations working with them. Letters were sent to all teach- ers, civic groups, ministers, and other interested persons {approxi- Anchorage Recording District, Alaska, reports an excellent public meeting

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    joy. A fellowship hour followed a talk by Mrs. Fredye Stanley of Salt Lake Oity, in which she explained the sta- tion of Baha'u'l1ah as the Lord of the New Age. Refreshments were served, and a large quantity of Bahefli literature, placed in the lobby of the meeting hall at Julia Davis Park, was depleted by the close of the evening. UNITED ACTION BRINGS SUCCESS IN ALASKA The Alaska Teaching Committee, with the cooperation of the Anchor- age and Anchorage Recording Dis- trict Assemblies, united
    was excellent. All three radio stations announced the various lec- tures, three radio and TV interviews were secured, as well as four news- paper releases which included pub- licity on the forthcoming formation of a National Assembly in Alaska next April. Over 500 printed invita- tions were distributed for the public lectures, a United Nations Day pro- gram, and an open house tea at the Hagiratu'l-Quds. IN THE NEWS From Germany in a personal let- ter to an American believer, we find this important item

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    of a National Spiritual Assembly in Alaska; to promote teaching among Eskimos; to assist the National Assemblies of Central and South America in the formation of twenty new National Spiritual Assemblies in the Central and South American areas; to carry out all the other related objectives in the Western Hemisphere assigned to the United States under the supervision of the National Spiritual Assembly. Mr. Wm. deForge, Chairman Mrs. Katherine McLaughlin, Secretary, 73 College Rd, West, Princeton, N. J. Miss

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    . 5.1Boise, Idaho; Miss Barbara May Bekkcr to Mr. Alapur 'Ala'i on September 15-, 1958. Ketchiltan, Alaska: Miss Joyce R. Camp- bell to Mr. J. Leo Baldwin on October 12, 1956. Chicago, Illinois: Mrs. Thelma Roun- tree to Mr. Irving W. Stevens on No- vember 10, 1956. National Bal16'i Add resses . ,1 NATIONAL BAHAI Hmnqusaimsr 536 Sheridan Road, Wilmette, Illinois. Nsmonu. i 112 Linden Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois. Make checks Payable to: National Bahefi Fund i i 1 Bsna"i PUBLISI-IING Toner: ,1

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    3 DIRECTORY Mr. Alvin Kubala Mrs. Rose Kubala Teaching Committee for Alaska Mr. Edgar Russell Mr. Robert Moul Mr. Howard J. Brown Mr. "Vernon Huffman (Under the supervision of the Western Hemisphere Teaching I h, _tt gum"-ljnee} 0 611! ES 68? ling' omml BB Functions: To contact and teach the Eskimos, Indians Mr. Verne Stout, Chairman Mrs. Evelyn Huffman. Secretary, Box 357, Anchorage Mr. Arthur Gregory Miss Betty Becker Mrs. Lucile Donnelly Mr. Donald M. Mr. Lawrence Olson Mr. Leslie

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    . Incorporation of the local Spiritual Assembly of Ketchikan, Alaska, has been undertaken, and plans are pro- ceeding as speedily as possible. An Area Teaching Conference was held at Stockton, Calif., on Novem- ber l1 at the Clark Hotel. Bahefis from Berkeley, Concord, Sacramento and Stockton attended these work- shop sessions on teaching methods. Eight weekly firesides are now con- ducted by members of the Los An- geles, CaIif., Baha'i community. Anchorage, Alaska, observed Hu- man Rights Day' on December 10

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    . . . --.. - as-:5 2- .. Fin; .. - -.2 - Mrs. Lillian A. Arnrnerrnan Highland Park, Michigan May 1, 1956 Mrs. Irene Werner Peoria, Illinois October 6, 1955 Mrs. Harriette Moulton Honolulu, Hawaii November, 1956 Miss Fanny Day Exam Vaughn, Mississippi November 24, 1956 Mrs. Eva Morgan Charleston, South Carolina December 3, 1955 Mr. Frank P. Jones Nenana, Alaska December 4, 1956 Mrs. Clarice Blair Los Angeles, California December 5, 1956 'ii' Miss Rose Immerman Chicago, Illinois December 6, 1956 Mrs

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    in Japan, Korea, Formosa, and Hong Kong. -Asm TEACHING COMMITTEE Western Hemisphere REPORTS PIONEER OPENINGS IN ALASKA, LATIN AMERICA The Western Hemisphere Teaching Committee submits the following re- port on pioneer opportunities in Alaska and Latin America: AIesI:a From time to time the Western Hemisphere Teaching Committee re- ceives information from the be- lievers in Alaska relative to employ- ment opportunities, which we wish to share with you through the News, hoping to encourage as many
    believers as possible, who can be spared from the Home Front, to pio- neer in Alaska. This is the year of the election of the first Alaskan National Spiritual Assembly, and excitement is in the air throughout all Alaska! The fol- lowing letter from Ann Ashen in Juneau speaks for itself: "For some time I have wanted to write you to . . . make a plea for assistance for others to be encour- aged to come here to help us to form our assembly. There is a crying need for stenographers here and a number

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    Ill'I.l'l NEWS I Baha'i community of David, Republic of Panama, which elected one of the new local Spiritual Assemblies of Central America last April. tain guidance, there is no doubt that through the divine teachings they will become so enlightened as in turn to shed light to all regions." This native race of the Western Hemisphere inhabits lands all the way from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, at the tip of South America. There are about 300,000 in the United States, but they are numbered
    in the millions in Latin America. In two of the American Republics, Guatemala and Bolivia, they form the majority of the population. So far, not on1Y have they met oppression by the "white man," but also in only a few places has there been any effort by the Baha'is to carry out the Master's mandate. But a start has been made, notably at the Baha'i Indian Institute in Guatemala; there are now Indian believers in Alaska, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico and Peru. In the January issue of B.u1i.'i News, a picture

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    I2 To proclaim the fundamental oneness of religion - or hail HARC World Religion Day, 1957 The eighth annual World Religion Day was observed on Sunday, Jan- uary 2.0, by over 100 Baha'i Centers in 34 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, according to reports re- ceived at the time BaaA'i goes to press. These observances were in the form of T3 public meetings based on the theme "To proclaim the funda- mental oneness of religion." Many used the topic suggested by the Ba.ha'i Press Service
    , and tele- vision interviews. These observances were held in Baha'i Centers, homes of Baha'is, public libraries, YMCA and YWCA rooms, college campuses, University Clubs, Federation of Women's Clubs, Girl Scout Headquarters, hotels, churches, and our own Baha'i House of Worship. In recognition of those who cooper- ated in using this event to proclaim the Faith, communities which have reported on their activities to date are listed: Alaska: Anchorage and vicinity, a panel discussion on comparative

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    l8 NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS Four tape-recorded programs were broadcast over radio station WACE, Springfield, Mass., during January. The programs were com- posed of direct quotations from the writings of Baha'u'llah and '.Abdu'l- Baha. A weekly children's class pat- terned after the Nineteen Day Feast is held on Saturday afternoons at the in Anchorage, Alaska. The first part of the program is for study of the lesson, memory verse, and prayers; the second part is for consultation on future plans
    of Di- vine Civilization. A member of the Minneapolis, Minn., community was contacted by a Methodist missionary to give the Baha'i message to the Adult Bible Study Group of about 20 people at the Aldersgate Methodist Church there. Much interest was shown by this group, and the Baha'i speaker was invited to return at a future date. Fairbanks, Alaska, has been pro- moting the Faith with many news- paper articles publicizing their pub- lic meetings, with free television time on the occasion of visits

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    on Baha'i Holy Days. SPIRITUAL Assmusnv Voting Rights Removed The 1'-Tational Spiritual Assembly has taken action to remove Mr. C. G. Nordquist and Miss Elsa Nord- quist of Seattle, Wash., from the membership list. --Nar1o1~IaL. Srrarrmu. ASSENIBLY =552-Western Hemisphere ALASKA ACHIEVES MATURITY THIS MONTH On April 21 the Baha'is of Alaska will elect its long and eagerly awaited first National Spiritual As- sembly. It will thereby have achieved its coming of age, and will no longer be under
    the guidance of the Western Hemisphere Teaching Committee. Nine delegates from the five local Assemblies were elected on January 6 at local conventions. The National Convention is to be held in Anchor- age, and Paul E. Haney, Hand of the Cause and chairman of the Na- tional Spiritual Assembly of the United States, will be in attendance. The achievements leading up to this prize goal have been spectacular in the Baha'i world, and Alaska has been a shining star of energy and activity since the beginning

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    NEWS About 14 pioneers have gone to Alaska from the States. The total number of believers in Alaska at the present time is about 100, with 32 new enrollments during the past year. The election of the National Spir- itual Assembly of Alaska, however, is only a beginning, rather than an end, and the future of Alaska appears to be very great. Economically it is a frontier, and we receive continual reports concerning opportunities for employment. Labor Shortage There is at the present time a great
    shortage of labor in nearly all fields, presenting the Baha'is living in the United States a challenge to pioneer in Alaska, and an opportunity to assist in the building up of the newly formed institution of the Faith. The Alaska Teaching Bulletin for January reports that "in Nome, lab or X-ray technicians or nurses could easily obtain employment with the ANS, and would be working with the natives. This is a wonderful oppor- tunity for persons in these profes- sions, and we hope that anyone having
    to give us. People have been coming from all over southeastern Alaska for care by our orthopedic surgeon, and we have been trying to increase the staff. . . We need a bacteriologist. . . . We could help with living arrangements." For further information about these openings, please write to the committee: Mrs. Katherine Mc- Laughlin, secretary; College Road West, Princeton, Growth of Faith In September the Guardian wrote urging the members of the Alaska Teaching Committee and all the friends
    to "leave no stone unturned to gain new believers, and also to do all in their power to assist in the further consolidation of the Faith throughout the important lands." Haziratu'l-Quds at Managua, Nicaragua, purchased on March 21, 1956, B1111 dedi- cated on July 9, 1956. -sen. amnion -10.-m 411* . .. ta. 1 at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, acquired in February 1956 and dedicat- ed on May 1, 1956. As an example of the rapidity with which the Faith seems to be growing in Alaska, F-Zetchikan started in April
    with 10 believers, set a goal of 20 before the end of the year, and by January already had 22. As with An- chorage Recording District and Fair- banks Recording District (Tanana Valley}, the nucleus for an Assem- bly outside Ketchikan has already been formed with three adults and one youth. Cooperation Appreciated Space does not permit a complete survey of the outstanding things that have been achieved in Alaska, but as the retiring "parent" or "guard- ian" of the Alaska community, this Committee
    is taking its last oppor- tunity to express its appreciation of the fine cooperation that has existed between the WHTC and the Alaska Teaching Committee, the Alaskan Assemblies, and the of whom will now be under the leader- ship of the National Spiritual Assem- bly of Alaska. We will miss our responsibility, but it will be outweighed by our pleasure at having watched our "child" grow swiftly and move successfully into its own sphere of activity and respon- sibility. TEACHING

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    , and Africa. Highlights of Meetings B.-mitt News has selected high- lights of the Interracial Teaching Committee's report on these race arnity meetings -to'-'illustrate the con- tent and diversity of some of the programs. Comments from the com- munities themselves are quoted to Banquet am-1 symposium held at Memphis, Tenn., race amity meeting. I-w nr1iu uni f- APRIL 1?57 Race Amity Meetings in 35 States Proclaim emphasize the reactions to these pre- sentations: Fairbanks, Alaska, held a Race Amity

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    IAHNI NEWS - .. E. .. Speakers at the Race Amity Banquet in Fairbanks, Alaska. attended by a total of 179 people; of these, 35 were Negro non-Baha'is, 25 were white non-Baha'is, and the rest were Baha'is. A Negro professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin spoke on "The High Cost of Desegregation." The chairman was an Oneida Indian Baha'i. "It was one of the largest meetings held at the Center," the Milwaukee Assembly reported- "The Interracial Committee of Milwaukee finds

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    job." Further information about oppor- tunities in Latin America or Mexico, as well as in Alaska, described in Banifi News for April, is available. Write in care of Mrs. Katherine McLaughlin, secretary, 73 College Road West, Princeton, NJ. --Wren1v COMMITTEE

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    of Worship. This meeting was reported by the college newspaper Collegian. WORLD CRUSADE BUDGET Annual Budget . . . . . . - . $500,000.01] Total Requirements: May 1 to April 473,400.00 Total Contributions: May 1 to April 311,820.00 SPIRITUAL Fourth Year -- W56-I957 1- .-- .- NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS The New-Ruz observance at An- chorage, Alaska, featured colored slides of scenes of the Baha'i Shrines on Mt. Carmel and other places in the Holy Land, a short talk on the meaning of New-Ritz

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    Mrs. Emma Cummings Indianapolis, Indiana March 23, 195'?' BAHXI DIRECTORY CHANG-ES ASSEMBLY SECRETARIES Alaska Michigan Tan-sea Mable P-midsn. ism. 219 5th Detroit: Mr. Samuel H. Clark, 12951 Stahelin, 1.23 Ave., Hamilton Acres, Fairbanks F10,-ida New Jersey Dade County: Mrs. Zilpha Sawyer, 2400- Golden Glade Drive, Teaflecl-1: Mrs. Pearl HHTEZ, 030 Cabin. 126 Ever- Opa Loclta green Place, 'West Englewood :1 1 . News is published by the National Spiritual Assembly of the of the United States

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    Trustees. Mr. Clarence Ullrich, 219 Forest Ave., Oalr Park, Ill. Mr. Robert McLaughlin Mr. Lawrence I-Iautz Mr. James Hammond ASSEMBLY SECRETARIES Alabama Birmingham: Mrs. Verna A. Inglis, 1315 Ave., So. Alaska Anchorage: Miss Betty Becker, Box 45 Anchorage Recording Dist.: Mrs. Jackie G. Houde. P.O. Box 1295, Spenard Arizona No. Phoenix: Mrs. Loraine Johnson, 1001 W. Solano Dr., Phoenix Phoenix: Mrs. Mabel W. Dunham, 1106 E. Oak St. Township 14, Tucson: Mrs. Martha E. Shurnan, 5347 E. 20th St.. Tucson

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    in Alaska, was received from Switzerland. A letter from the Auxi- liary Board member, Florence May- berry, was read and tears of joy shown in the eyes of all present when she wrote: "The prayers that I shall be saying will have a special po- tency, not due to the one who will ?fL5'E=i! . - I Two views of the National Emlow-ment of France, purchased on March 2, 1951', a. beautiful tract of wooded land in Normandy about 170 kilometers from Paris.

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    uh' mm.' be saying them, but the Holy grounds on which they will be uttered, as I shall arrive in the Holy Land on April 22, 1951'-" This was the very day that our Convention opened and throughout the three days there pre- vailed a great spiritual force that was felt by all. She referred to the Alaskan Baha'is as "the Northern Lights of Baha'u'llah." As the time drew near for the elec- tion of the National Spiritual As- sembly of Alaska, Mr. Haney said "The mysterious process of Baha'i
    the beloved Guardian has set for our goal will be accomplished! It was apparent that those assem- bled left the first National Conven- tion of Alaska with renewed spirit and energy, and that everyone re- turned to their respective homes with one objective foremost in their minds, to rededicate their lives to the teaching of the Cause of Baha- 'u'llah. Rononas Convention Reporter 5111515 the 'First National Convention of the Bahifis of Alaska. hell! Avril 1'-3-24 at

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    flowers lovingly arranged by the -elm . 9 Alaskan youth present at the First National Convention of the Balui.'is of Alaska, with Paul E. Haney, Hand of the Cause. friends, birds singing their praises, a vibrating atmosphere of intense peace, the abiding sense of the pres- ence of May Maxwell and her co- horts in the Supreme Concourse com- bined to make this an unforgettable shared experience. Without doubt, the high inspiration and success of the Convention can be greatly attrib- uted
    by the beloved Guardian for this pur- pose. Dr. Varqa then read the Guard- ian's Convention Message to the four Latin-American Conventions. The friends listened joyously to the congratulatory messages received from the American Hands of the Cause, the 15 National Spiritual As- semblies, the Western Hemisphere Teaching Committee, the Local Spir- itual Assemblies of Paris, France; Anchorage, Alaska; Bahia, Brazil; from the pioneer in the island of

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    - sorship of the new Assemblies, the places of mission and the members were as follows: (1) National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahafis of North East Asia; Tokyo, Japan; Char- lotte Linfoot. National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Alaska; An- chorage, Alaska; Paul E. Haney. National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Central America and Mexico; Pan- ama City, Panama; Robert W. McLaughlin. National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the Greater Antilles; Kingston, Jamaica; Dr. Katherine True
    hopes will become very important and ultimately listed with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as is World Religion Day. 10. The Home for the Aged (left for special report}. 11. Enrollments, May 1, 1956, to April 15, 1957: Adults by Local Assemblies . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-1 Adults by Area Teaching Committees . . . . . . . . . . . . .164 Youth by Local Assemblies . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 52 Youth by Area Teaching Committees . . . . . . . . . . .. 27 Alaska, Hawaii . . . . . . . Total

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    of Baha'u'llah, our National Assembly members reported. To each conven- tion the Guardian sent gifts: attar of roses for anointment of the be- lievers; albums with pictures of the Temples and the loving messages; a six-year plan for their participation in the Ten-Year Crusade. These plans are patterned much the same with the assignment of ten or eleven tasks for the expan- sion and consolidation of the Faith, the building of a National Fund and the acquisition of Temple sites. Vllhile in Alaska this means

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    , Mich-, announces a new address for the Registrar, to whom reserva- tions should be sent: Mr. Rason Dobbs, Registrar 3203 S. State Road Davison, Mich. 'r . . - . eaeigis-R': 1 "i Fe r.-,,-ggmeegs,-s .. . --.51June 5 --Ni'ir [Light] June 24 --Rahmat (Mercy) NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MEETING June 21, 22, 23 - if 'rsKetchikan, Alaska: Mrs. Gail F. Avery to Mr. Albert S. Davis on March 20. 195?. Los Angeles, California: Miss Irene Montwill to Mr. Azemat Janti on March 31. 1957. Tearieek, New

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    of the vast majority of the over two hundred sovereign States and chief Dependencies of the globe to the Faith of Baha- 'u'llah; surpassing even its over a hundred-year old sister community in the cradle of that Faith in the number and variety of isolated centers, groups and local Assemblies it has succeeded in establishing over the face of the Union stretching from the Atlantic sea- boards and from Alaska to Mexico; noteworthy in the rapid accumulation and wise expenditure of material resources, often

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    inspirational nature, without any attempt to teach or preach, in which all are invited to participate. The hour is closed with more music. The local Bahefis hope to advertise this meeting with church notices in the newspapers in the near future. The notices will stress the fact that the meetings are for all denomina- tions, and are services without a sermon. NORTHERN PEOPLES TEACHING REPORTED The Northern Peoples Teaching Committee, organized in Alaska un- der the supervision of the Western Hemisphere

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    of Alaska, was contacted. He discussed at length the technical side of the trans- lation problem with two members of the committee. "It sums up to this: there are many different dialects among the natives, just about one for each tribe and each section of the Territory. "The next point to consider is the absence of a written language. Dr. Marsh, who seemed more interested in Aleut, stated that most Aleut writ- ing" is done in Russian printing type. Other dialects may be written by using the English
    are always stressed in the Fairbanks area. This year they were well represented. I3 "The evening of April 12 a party to which only Eskimo guests were in- vited, along with local Baha'is, was sponsored by the NPTC. There was a full evening of fun and games. Each of the Eskimo guests was given a copy of the Eskimo pamphlet trans- lated by Mrs. Hadley Ferguson- "During the last week of July 1956 an All-Alaska Teaching Conference was held in Fairbanks. This was reported in the September issue of -Nonresau

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    modest a scale, of a national in Anchorage, Alaska, in Panama City and in the capital of Peru, in Suva, in Tokyo and in Johannesburg, and the lending of financial assistance to the Italo-Swiss National Assembly, the proud daughter of the Amer- ican Baha'i Community, for the erection of a similar national center in the Italian and Swiss capitals. Of no less importance, though involving a smaller outlay of funds, is the establishment of token endow- ments in the afore-mentioned cities

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    Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahdfis of Juneau, Alaska, formed. on April 21, 195?. specially selected for teaching guid- ance every day at 6:45 a.m. This we decided may do a sort of bringing us together spiritually though we may be miles apart. "To this we also added a sugges- tion for special readings at any con- venient time. As we are miles apart as to be unable to have our Nineteen Day Feasts together, we fixed nine o'clock p.m. as the hour the two of us should sit down, read a prayer
    which I selected for the purpose of my being strengthened in these glor- ious tidings hidden but revealed to those who seek after glory and truth." --Eoso1~r S.rrHoL|: Alaska NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SETS GOALS FOR YEAR The newly formed National Spirit- ual Assembly of Alaska, in its first meetings, concentrated upon the ob- jectives of the Six Year Plan out- lined in the Guardian's message to the national convention, and stressed by the American Hands of the Cause. Specific goals were set up for this year
    - lication of the Alaska Bah:i'i News was inaugurated, and an Editorial Committee was appointed. Action was taken to publish an appeal tg all believers for support of the National Fund. It was reported that plans to in- corporate the National Assembly are moving forward. Attempts are to be made through area conferences for the consolida- tion of existing Assemblies in order that incorporation proceedings may be inaugurated as soon as they are firmly grounded. A -three acre Temple site has been offered

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    concerning opportunities for employment in Alaska. The National Teaching Committee of Ala-ska in- forms us -that individuals wishing employment in Alaska can write for a job list to: The Alaska Territorial Employment Service, B-ox 1598, Fair- banks, Alaska. More specific information has been received from the lone pioneer at Nome. Not only are opportunities plentiful, but Nome has been se- lected as a goal city for -this coming year. If you are interested in pio- neering in Nome, here is a list
    -> . 5 - Losamawgg-an 'Alaska ASSEMBLY ANNOUNCES FIRST ENDOWMENTI TEACHING ACTIVITIES The National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, through its new publica- tion Alaska Bah?i'? News, gives de- tails of the of the first local endowment, and news of some of the -teaching activities under their jurisdiction in the September issue- - -4 -J1-H OCTOBER 957 Fireside group at Bangkok, Siam, with Bo.hci'i pioneer Charles Duncan, lower left. On May 2, 1957, Wilma and Arthur Gregory presented
    , the Guardian ex- pressed hi-s gratitude, saying, "This will give the Faith a greater pres- tige and standing there. The spirit- ual vitality shown by the friends in Alaska pleases him greatly. He as- sures you of his prayers for you all, and for the rapid progress of the work in that region, and through- out Alaska." Teaching Activnhes The Native People's Teaching Committee reports that Mrs. Kathy Rodgers 'h-as been invited by the Alaska Health, Education, and Wel- fare Council Executive Committee
    . A series of newspaper ar- ticles on the history and basic teach- ings of the Faith is being run in the weekly newspaper, and there has been favorable comment from local residents. Miss Margaret Pirkey, one of the first pioneers to come to Ketchikan during the World Crusade, 'has ac- cepted a teaching post at Bar;-ow with the Alaska Native Service. At Ketchil-tan, Rex King conducted a series of six public meetings on Comparative Religion at the Pioneer Hall. Anchorage Bahefis conducted public firesides

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    accompanied by one of the Somali friends, and con- siderable teaching work has been done. Alaska CONFERENCE STRESSES TEACHING METHODS A Baha'i Summer Teaching Con- ference emphasizing methods of pre- senting the Baha'i teachings on God's Eternal Covenant, Progressive Reve- lation, Prophecy, and the Return of Christ was held at Fairbanks, Alas- ka, on August 10-11, 1957. Each subject was given a half- day's time on the program, -and each was presented joi-ntly by two Baha'is. In addition to the daytime

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    . Mr. Attar wrote: "And in this way I taught the Faith discreetly or plain- ly, and gave proofs of the authen- ticity of the Blessed Perfection in their meetings or Feasts either indi- vidually or collectively. In all, the Faith was taught to more than 200 persons, but the number with whom I had direct contact and to whom I had spoken a few times is 27." One contact embraced the Faith and said he would come to declare in Algiers, while six others are very near declaration. Alaska FIVE NSA MEMBERS
    TO PIONEER Five members of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, newly formed last April, have made de- cisions to pioneer. Robert Moul and his family will move to a goal in southeastern Alaska; Warren and Kathy Rodgers will move to Nome; and Verne and Janet Stout will move to the goal area of Matanuska Valley, 50 miles northwest of Anchorage. Nome is a goal for the formation of a local assembly by next April, and at present has only one Pioneer; the goals to be filled by these friends are virgin

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    , June 20, 1954. Mrs. Idabel Kent arrived in Cleri- fuegos, Cuba, July 9, 1954. Mr. Stanley Bagley arrived in Chateauroux, France, from Paler- mo, Sicily, July 23, 1954. Mrs. Dora E. Worth arrived in San Jose, Costa Rica, July 26, 1954. Miss Margot Miessler arrived in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, from San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 3, 1954. Mrs. Alio arrived in Fair- banks, Alaska, August 25, 1954. Miss Marzieh E. Alio [youth] ar- rived in Fairbanks, Alaska, August 25, 1954. Miss Elizabeth H. Cheney arrived
    in Monterrey, Mexico, August 26, 1954. Mrs. Ellen Sims arrived in Asun- cion, Paraguay, in August, 1954, Miss Lucile Webster arrived in Tokyo, Japan, in August, 1954. Miss Margaret Pirkey arrived in Ketchil-tan, Alaska, September 5, 1954. - TEMPLE LAND IN JOHANHESBURG On June B, 1954, twenty-two Baha'is, including children, on the newly purchased site of the future in Johan- nesburg, South Africa, to offer prayers of thanksgiving that the first major goal assigned by the Guardian had been accomplished

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    , sometimes accompanied by one of the Somali friends, and con- siderable teaching work has been done. Alaska CONFERENCE STRESSES TEACHING METHODS A Baha'i Smnmer Teaching Con- ference emphasizing methods of pre- senting the Baha'i teachings on God's Eternal Covenant, Progressive Reve- lation, Prophecy, and the Return of Christ was held at Fairbanks, Alas- ka, on August 10-11, 1957. Each subject was given a half- day's time on the program, and each was presented jointly by two E-aha'is. In addition

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    - eler's Narrative. Mr. Attar wrote: "And in this way I taught the Faith discreetly or plain- ly, and gave proofs of the authen- ticity of the Blessed Perfection in their meetings or Feasts either indi- vidually or collectively. In all, the Faith was taught to more than 200 persons, but the number with whom I had direct contact and to whom I had spoken a few times is 27." One contact embraced the Faith and said he would come to declare in Algiers, while six others are very near declaration. Alaska FIVE
    NSA MEMBERS TO PIONEER Five members of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, newly formed last April, have made de- cisions to pioneer. Robert Moul and his family will move to a goal in southeastern Alaska; Warren and Kathy Rodgers will move to Nome; and Verne and Janet Stout will move to the goal area of Matanuska Valley, 50 miles northwest of Anchorage. Nome is a goal for the formation of a local assembly by next April, and at present has only one pioneer; the goals to be filled

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    flu, imam City-Wide Celebration Juneau, Alaska, with the help of several other organizations, ar- ranged a city-wide -celebration of UN 'Week. Three exhibits were dis- played, in the library, the high school, and a leading hotel. A panel of five persons -spoke for 15 minutes on the radio, and two films were shown on -television, making a 30 minute program. Several spot -an- nouncements were also broad-cast. Exhibit at University In Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, it was possible for the Baha'is

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    personally. Just being alert to community events op_ened a door to Baha'i proc- lamation for B-aha'is in Tanana Val- ley, Alaska. During a showing of Look Magazine slides on various re- ligions at the Fairbanks Unitarian Fellowship, an attending Mable Amidon, made a comment during the discussion period that caused the chairman to say; "You sound as if you were a Baha'i." As a result she was asked to pre- sent a program at the end of the current series. The program in- cluded passages from the scriptures

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    WVWW 77" 7 HIIEFI The Oneness of Re|igion ls Proclaimed Internationally With Many Public Observances of Wor|d Re|igion Day GROWING international recognition of World Reli- gion Day, instituted by the U. S. National Spiritual Assembly in 1950 to proclaim the fundamental oneness of religion, was a feature of this year's observance held on January 19, 1958. Monrovia, Liberia; Belfast, North Ireland; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Nassua, Bahamas; as well as Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Canada

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    out and the spiritual conquest of those areas and the immediate accomplishments of the goals of their Six-Year Plan. Fozoaa Northem Alaskan Outpost Allame Through love of Devoted Pioneers O11 the northernmost tip of Alaska a point of land juts out into the Arc- tic Ocean. This is Point Barrow, where the Eskimo settlement of Bar- row is located. It is to this remote and icy outpost, touched by few hours of daylight, that the pioneer, Frances Wells, hastened in August of 1955 to fulfill the plea
    to spread the teachings far and wide among the Eskimo people. The National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska reports that Mrs. Wells has now turned over her four room home in Barrow to the National Assembly, which she states is "a gift and token of my love and appreciation for the many believers who have l'lEl.pEd me establish residence here. It is my heartfelt wish and desire that this humble may be used a-s the Baha'i Center, as well as a residence for those who will come after me dedicated to the Faith

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    October 2-3 in Urbana, Illinois, in the Union Building of Illinois Uni- varsity. The South Atlantic States Area Teaching Committee has scheduled conferences in ten localities through- out its area for October 3-15 on the theme "Faith in Action". Baha'is of Cincinnati, Ohio, plan a conference, to include all Baha'is living in areas around the city, for November State Conventions will be held throughout the United States on De- cember 5, 195-=1. ALASKA In Alaska, the Area Teaching Committee has taken

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    -?10501-. - i . - Alaslran National Assembly Appoints UH Observer The National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska has announced the appoint- ment of Verne L. Stout as observer to the United Nations. Since the Alaska National Assembly has been registered with the UN Information Office, it can participate in the non- governmental activities of this body. Also announced is the appointment of Robert E. Moul as the Alaskan lcan representative to the Intercon- tinental Conference to be held in Chi- cago

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    , and an Esperanto Congress in the Frankfurt area a few days after the close of our Conference. There is no doubt that these events will offer unforeseen opportunities for proclaiming the Cause. At the same time, however, this activity calls for a greater measure of ad- vance planning and scheduling if the 3 . .. 'fill View southward from the Alaska. Temple site, located on De Armoun Road, about eight miles south of Anchorage.

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    of the members were obliged to move to another state, but another believer and her husband who was already an enthusiastic student of the Faith moved in. Then for a few months a Baha'i from Alaska contributed greatly to the strength of the group and the believers. Nearby believers helped with firesides, and in Febru- ary 1957 the first new Baha'i was en- rolled, followed by another within a month. Then in quick succession two more Bahe'i couples established their homes in South King County, thus assuring
    the fomation of the first Lo- cal Spiritual Assembly in that par- ticular area. Four more believers, two of them from Alaska, joined. them, bringing the community mem- bership to thirteen. A few days be- fore Ridvan one other new believer was enrolled, and thus was able to take part in the election of this im- portant institution of the Faith. In writing of the experiences of this rapid succession of events the Local Spiritual Assembly says: "This short story cannot recount the joy, excite- ment, love

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    , and invigoration of the Homeiront must be the basis of our approach." They counseled one another that if from this Temple "would go forth influence," it is efiort that releases influence, that the Gaurdian had said, "Disperse, disperse, disperse!" From Alaska came the challenge, "Don": say go pioneering when the door the door open!" The last pilgrim from Amer- ica to visit the Guardian told of his admonition: "The fire must be fan- ned and flarned--go back to God Passes By, reread Chapter VI, page 93, 'He 'Who

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    of Alaska, held in Anchorage on April 26-2?, 1958. characterized only by its will to sur- vive, has few believers--but if one dedicated pioneer had not gone there last fall, there may have been none. The needs are always for doctors, dentists, nurses, social workers, teachers, and a variety of possibili- ties of employment in towns near the Reservations. There was further discussion of the relocation program by the govern- ment, resettling Indians from the overcrowded reservations into cer- tain large

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    attainment of the remaining goals of the Ten-Year Crusade. The Guardian's Map of Crusade Accomplishments Before the Alaska report was given, Dr. Ugo Giachery displayed and described the Guardian's map of Crusade accomplishments. This was an identical copy, and the only one made, of the map Shoghi Effendi drew with his own hands. The Guardian was so keenly anxious to have it ready for the Conference that he tool-r it with him to London and was adding to it up to the last day of his life
    . It is an exquisite piece of work that exemplifies the artistic mood in which it was planned and executed. Eighteen different colors were used. Lines radiate from the continents in fan-like patterns. The World Center accomplishments are depicted in gold. Of the countries, Uganda was first with ten victories, Alaska second with nine. Dr. Giachery said that Alaska was one of the Guardian's pet new National Assemblies. On the map the radiating lines look lil-re the coronet of a queen. remember one night at table
    ," Dr. Giachery said, "when the Guardian came in, his eyes sparkling with joy. He tried to make us guess what news he was bringing, then he unrolled a map and showed the Faith in the far North, on Franklin Island." Robert Moul of Alaska spoke next. "That there is a National Assembly in Alaska is a miracle," he said. "Fifteen years ago the first Assembly was formed in Anchorage. In 1953 Alaska was a consolidation goal. We thought we had ten years, but the Guardian had other plans. When we learned

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    -urn>> -we:-Q 1-Q-Anna-Q ws_Convention Reports Reaifirm Awareness of New Spiritual Forces, Dedication oi to Remaining Goais oi Ten-Year Crusade Alaska Baha'is from all points of Alaska met in Anchorage for the Second Annual Baha'i Convention on April 26-27, 1958. Delegates representing five local spiritual assemblies were present with one assembly delegate voting by absentee ballot. More than forty adults and several youth were in attendance, despite the handicap of distance and the necessity
    of ex- pensive air travel. Mr. Robert Moul, chairman of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, called the convention to or- der, and following roll call by the Secretary, a special prayer for the departed was dedicated to our be- loved Shoghi Effendi, whose passing we mourn deeply and particularly on occasions such as this. With the reading of the Convention Message from the Hands of the Cause in the Holy Land, assuring all Baha'is of their support and stating that most of the statistics
    contained in the mes- sage were gleaned from the Guard- ian's own notes, on which he had worked until two days before his passing, the knowledge that we are "still under his protection was doubly apparent. There was a spirit of re- declication and maturity present as the Alaskan Baha'is move forward to fulfill the goals set forth in the Ten-Year Crusade. While the need for more pioneers to Alaska is still great, we are happy to report that Alaskans have also pioneered. Assemblies having suf- ficient
    numbers have sent settlers to goals in Alaska and many Alaskan Baha'is, members of the Armed Forces, have moved on to various stations elsewhere. The Secretary of the National Teaching Committee reported on the accomplishments achieved in Alaska in the past year; while all the goals were not filled a good many were and the future looks fruitful. Much ground work was done by visiting speakers and teachers. Plans for a Baha'i Summer School, possibly in early August, were dis- National Spiritual Assembly
    of the Bah::i'is of Alaska for 1953-1959. cussed briefly; complete details will be announced in the Alaskan Ba.hd'i News. Many suggestions and recommen- dations for ways and means of teach- ing the natives were offered by the delegates and members of the Na- tional Spiritual Assembly; these rec- ommendations will be studied by the Assembly and shared with the friends. At this point the Chairman of the Convention, 'Verne L. Stout, asked that the discussion be opened to all persons assembled; this was done

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    attracted about 100 people to hear Mr. Rex King speak on the Baha'i Faith. Mr. King, en route to Anchorage, Alaska, to pio- neer also was interviewed on radio by Jack Webster, a popular radio commentator.

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    . Furnished and decorated by the Bahrifis of the vicinity, it seats thirty persons. i TIIT WT i 13' -s View of the library corner in the Hagiratuq-Quds of Un-alaslca, Alaska, deeded to the National Spiritual As- sembly of Alaska in December 1957. This is one of the properties refer- red to in the Guardiarfs 195'? Con- vention Message. the Baha'is who practice the fourth religion recognized in Israel, and who have made of Haifa a center of radiance." In Norway, the Morgenrwaisen Man-dag of January 20

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    to date and accurate. 1 DIRECTORY CHANGES AND ADDITIONS Temple Worship Mrs. Beatrice Ashton (omitted through error} Nu-roman Tmcmuo Baha'i Inter-Racial Teachinfi' Mr. George Brawley, Chairman Miss Lydia J. Martin, Corresponding Secretary, 11529 Kelton Ave., Cleveland B, Ohio Sumner Reviewing Mrs. Eleanor S. I-Iutchens, Corresponding Secretary, 1109 No. California St., Urbana, I11. Scone-mares Alaska Anchorage Recording Dist.: Mrs. Lucille M. Star Route Box 334, Spenard Arizona Yuma: Mrs. Lucy Belle

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    b- -nah - |-lulu-M - --.-Q "figs" -- 5* Baha'is ol Masha, Canada, and United States Contribute to First Alaskan Summer School For the first time in history, Baha'is from other parts of Alaska, Canada, and the States converged on Juneau for an official Baha'i gathering--the opening of the first permanent Summer School in Alaska. Juneau established its first Local Assembly a year ago, and a unique but most evident change in the spiritual atmos- phere of the city was sensed by the friends who
    had been present in Juneau previous to that time. A spirit of general awakening seemed evident to all. The Summer School was blessed with a message from the Hands of the Faith in the Holy Land through the National Assembly of Alaska which read: "Please con- vey loving greeting attendants first Summer School." The total number attending the school sessions was thirty-nine, with ten of them being contacts, the stu- dents and teachers being drawn from ten places in Alaska, Whitehorse in the Yukon
    Territory, Seattle, and Evanston, Ill. The Baha'is were very grateful for this attendance, considering the vast distances in- volved, both within Alaska and from outside- The school was opened with an informal Chinese dinner at the American Legion hall, rented for the en- tire summer school period, at which time the friends 'viewed a TV program presented by Mrs. Eunice Braun from Evanston, 111., who was introduced by Monte Smith of the Juneau Baha'i community. On Sunday afternoon the Juneau were hosts

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    . Public Teaching launched at Palmer, hlaslran Goal City Since Mr. and Mrs. Verne Stout and their two chil- dren went to Palmer, Alaska, a few months ago to open that goal city, they have been quietly but steadily mak- ing friends for the Faith. The Matanuska Valley fair, held August 29 to September 1, provided an occasion for public proclamation through the Baha'i exhibit, with some 400 pieces of literature distributed. The booth, centrally located and displaying a Temple model, photographs
    } to a num- ber of civic leaders on a local and state level. Baha'i visitors to the booth came from Kodiak, Una- laska, Tanana Valley, Bethel, and Anchorage, Alaska, the first two places representing World Crusade goals. The Matanuska Valley, flanked by the Chugach Moun- tains, is the richest farming area of Alaska and is the site "of the well-known "farm-colony" experiment be- gun in the 1930's under the U.S. government, when this land was first cleared and settled.

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    , with their children, Carol Joy and Ann Marie, arrived in Agana, Guam, Mariana Islands, October 11, 1954. Asmvans IN Asses Mrs. Rachel Maria Foster arrived in Guadalajara, Mexico, March 15, 1954. Mrs. Emma L. Lawrence arrived in Golfito, Costa Rica, September 2, 1954. Mrs. Else Norden arrived in Sew- ard, Alaska, September 2, 1954. Mrs. Rose Perl-ral arrived in An- chorage, Alaska, September 3, 1954. it

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    .-4. IAl'lA'l NEWS lviiss Lotus Grace Petersen arrived in Helsinki, Finland, September 21, 1954. Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Howard arrived in Mexico D.F., September 24, 1954. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Y. Seto ar- rived in Kowloon, Hong Kong, Octo- ber 1, 1954. Mrs. Mabel Amidon arrived in An- chorage, Alaska, October 2, 1954. Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Reimholz arrived in Capetown, Union of South Africa, October ID, 1954. - '1 - -- . nieces .- FRANKFURT CONFERENCE In the Conference called

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    -- - -- 7 . .. . Bahci'i group of Unalusku, Alaska, cc World Cru- sade goal. The first Aleut believer, Vasso. Lek- is in the center. Others are Elinore and George Putney, and Elaine and Jenube Cald- well, pioneers there. were presented by Sr. Soto. A ringing challenge to Central Americans, as well as a detailed explanation of the purpose of the annual Convention, were the sub- jects of the talk given by Sr. Fonseca. Sr. Perez held the audience-'s complete attention with "The Manifesta- tion

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    towns. --U.S. NATIONAL SPIRITUAL Alaslca "News" Appears as Printed Magazine - The Alaska Bo.hri'i News is now published as a printed magazine, beginning with the November-De cember 1953 issue. It was formerly published in mimeo- graphed form. Mrs. Janet Stout, managing editor, has announced plans to publish ten issues during the next twelve- month period. Photographs of Alaskan events can now be reproduced in the magazine. Calendar of Events FEASTS January 19--SultEUR1n (Sovereignty) February

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    Idaho State Fair. Total attendance at the Fair was estimated at 100,000. Literature was distributed freely at the Baha'i exhibit, which was designed to pre- sent the idea of Progressive Revela- tion culminating in the Eaha'i prin- ciples. NEWSPAPER MENTION OF THE BAHNI FAITH In Alaska, the Anchorage Daily News printed, almost in its entirety, the National Spiritual Assernb1y's re-

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    with the other Hands of the Cause residing in that hemisphere." When Mr. Sears arrives in America plans will be formulated under which he will visit local communi- ties in the United States, and as far as possible in Alaska and Canada. TRUE Hoaacs HOLLEY - -is--ii

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    national assemblies have sent Baha'i In- ternational Community letters Endorsing the Convention as follows :--"Since the teaching and prac- tice of the oneness of mankind is the cornerstone of the religion revealed by Baha'u'1lah, His followers throughout our jurisdiction recognize the vital impor- tance of the Genocide Convention for assuring the p1'Q- tection of small and helpless races and peoples." Inraananonan COMMUNITY National By-laws Amended to Provide For Alaska': Admission as a State Since
    the Territory of Alaska has become a State of the United States, but possesses its own independ- ent and permanent National Spiritual Assembly, the By-Laws of the Declaration of Trust have 'had to be amended so as to recognize this fact. The amendment appears in the National By-Laws, Article 2, which now reads as follows: "The Baha'is of the United States, for whose benefit this trust is maintained, shall consist of all persons resident in the several States, Territories or Federal Districts of the United
    States, except Alaska, who are accepted by the National Spiritual Assembly as fulfilling the re- quirements of membership in the Baha'i community . . etc. Believers are requested to add the words "except Alaska'? to their personal copies of the Declaration of Trust. This amendment will be included in the next printing of the pamphlet.- --U.S. NATIONAL SPIRITUAL school of Trung Giong, Central Vietnam. The in the background, serves also as the school building.

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    NEWS lease on the I-I-Bomb under a three- column headline "H-Bomb Repre- sents Spiritual Crisis Says Bahafi As- sembly." The same newspaper fea- tured a story "Baha'i Faith Mem- bers Observe Proclamation Day" un- der a five-column head. Associated Press dispatches from Edmonton, Canada, were printed in the Anchorage Times and the An- chorage News, announcing the com- ing cf a Baha'i pioneer to Alaska and telling of his speaking to communities. The Delaware State News of Dover, Delaware, has

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    -- -1- sup -In-uwnh s- '"r1-Q0" Bohd'is of Kodiak, Alaska, 11 goal. of the Ten-Year World Crusade: front row ,Ben and Dean Booker; back row, Gil- bert Munro, Karin Leonard, and Robert Leonard. gathered in an open space in front of a hut, Anver Cadir of Rangoon spoke to them about Baha'u'1lah in the Sinhalese language. A Baha'i with 3 Buddhist back- ground explained about the second coming of the Buddha, referring to the condition of the world at present, and the need for a World Teacher

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    Fitz-Henley. A half-hour of free television time for a presenta- tion of the Baha'i Faith was secured by a member of the Avondale, Aria., Baha'i group through the cooperation of the Phoenix Council of Churches. The telecast in- cluded the reading of prayers, slides of the Shrines and gardens at Haifa and of the House of Worship in Wilmete, and a talk on the Teachings. The National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska has an- nounced that the hard-to-fill goal of Metlakatla in south- eastern Alaska has been

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    . The Youth Group entertained the friends on the last evening. Altogether sixty-five and their friends at- tended the school. Unity Day was held on January 3, when all were guests at lunch and an afternoon tea. After luncheon the friends assembled to hear a talk on some aspects of unity by Mrs. Blal-rely. Hand of the Cause Collis Featherstone was in New Zealand during the sessions and spent some time at the school, although he was engaged consulting with the Maori Teaching Committee. Alaska assembly

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    the Hands of the Faith in the Holy Land, and discussion centered on this letter. Consultation dealt almost exclusively with the Ten- Year Plan goals on the European continent. The Hands of the Cause assured the national spiritual assemblies of all possible help. It was emphasized that everything else must be secondary to the attainment of these goals. Frances Wells of Alaska, on pilgrimage to the Holy Land by way of Belgium, spoke on Sunday evening about the work of the pioneers in the far north

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    Committee Sylvia Parmalee, Seoy. 4'?00 47th Street, NIW. Washington 16, D.C. I PIONEERS NEEDED .il Baha'i pioneers are especially 4 needed in the following places in the Western Hemisphere- Nome, Alaska Hawaii {on an unsettled island] Martinique Ecuador I Baha'is interested in going to I the Hawaiian post or Marti- I nique should have a private in- come, as work is not available. Potential pioneers to any of the foregoing places should write to: Mrs. Katherine McLaughlin, II Executive Secretary I

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    thirty are now represented in the Faith. The steady advancernent in this field, to which the beloved Guardian attached so much importance, 15 evlnfied bl? the formation of the second all-Indian 5P11"11II-lal Assembly in SDl.1l'.l'l America last Etidvan 1" many other evidences of the of Bahefi institutions throughout the the past rear may be mentioned the Inauguration of the first Summer School in Alaska; the beginning of active publication by the newly-estab. lished Baha'1 Publishing Trust in Buenos

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    the Temple founda- tion stone in 1912 in the name of Alaska, and who in spite of her ninety years now wishes to pioneer there; the heartening messages from points far and near; the thrill of inspecting the recently opened Baha'i Home, beautiful first accessory of the and the chanting of a prayer by a young Persian girl as she Some of the fifty American Bu.hd'is that volunteered to pioneer at the Fifty-First Convention.

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    Conference to be held there on Saturday and Sunday, January 15 and 16. The Gulfstate Crewsaider gives news that the Fall Area Teaching Conference was held in five locali- ties, with the theme "The Ten-Year Crusade for a Better World." Con- sultation and discussion in all groups was reported as being specific and informative. NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS Anchorage, Alaska, reports that the Fund for building the Alaskan Ijlasii-atu'l-Quds has passed the $2000.00 mark. In Birmingham, Alabama, a meet- ing

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    in Green Bay from Barrow, Alaska, accompanied by a story of Mrs. Amidoxfs Baha'i pio- neering experiences in Alaska and life among the Eskimo people. Oral Hygiene which has a circulation of 94,000 dentists throughout the United States, carries as its cover of the January 1960 edition a beautiful Winter photograph of the Baha'i House of Worship- In addi- tion to identifying the Temple on the cover, p. 74 refers to it as "one of the most beautiful buildings in the world" and gives directions how to reach

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    into Kimbundu, the incorporation of the National Assembly, and of the Local Assembly of Johannesburg. The only other task which the Guardian outlined was "conversion of the masses." There were many signs that all these goals and tasks would be accomplished before 1963. Alaska The weekend of the fourth Alaska Annual Convention opened with a buffet dinner and public meeting held in Anchorage. The informal nature of the reception gave everyone present an excellent opportunity to get acquainted. IF-'ijth

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    were represented. Barrow, Alaska, reported the thrilling news that they now have their first declared Eskimo youth. During the year the first Tlingit Indian couple was enrolled in Juneau, and William Willoya became the first Es- kimo to pioneer in his native city of Nome. The es- tablishment of a local spiritual assembly in the Matan- uslta Valley was another major activity reported. The following are newly elected members of the Na- tional Spiritual Assembly of Alaska: Robert Moul, chairman

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    BAHNI NEWS First Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bah-a'is of Vene- zia, Italy, formed on April 21, 1960. First Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bah-a'is of Que- luz, Portugal, formed on April 21 I960- Front row: Girma Beshah, Mileu Mousinho, Loretta Scherer, and smania Moasinho. Back row: Jan Coopen, Carl Scher- er, Fernando Mousinho, M. Masrour, and Jose E. Serafim. I- fir First Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahdfis of the Matanuska Valley, Alaska, form-ecl on April 21, I960. Front row

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    , and conclude tri- umphantly those tasks which the Will of the Most High has ordained it should be their privilege to per- form. In the service of the beloved Guardian, or THE Causs IN THE HOLY LAND Haifa, Israel September T, 1950 CORRECTION The communities of Fairbanks and Tanana Valley should be included among those listed in August B.q.H.5t'i News, page 5, as being represented at the Alaska National Convention. 2 OCTOBER Baton Rouge Parish. La. Recognizes Baha'i Marriages Under the existing Parish

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    , this re- strictive title is no longer appropriate for the Master's Tablets, and this new edition resumes the original title used on this v-'orll. In a new introduction Horace Holley, Hand of the Cause, states: "The most notable responses made to these Tablets revealed during 'World War I were . . Martha Root in Latin America, Europe and the Uriont . . - 1"/Ir. and Mrs. Hyde Dunn in Australia . . . Mrs. H- Emogene Hoagg and Ivlarion Jack in Alaska." These Tablets constitute the Charter which con

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    of the twenty-one countries where these historic gatherings are being held will, as the occasion permits, make a point of visiting not only the goal countries of Europe, but H150 1116 in Britain and Germany, the United States and Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as well as Alaska and certain islands of the Pacific. Enoch Olinga will travel for four months in the Greater Antilles and Central America- Ramatu'llah Muhajir will travel across Afri- ca, and later make a prolonged tour among the Bolivian Indians

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    , to the great joy of all present. Four of these were from Camp which is an Army camp for Alaska Highway maintenance; up to this time there have been no Baha'i residents there. Seven were from the White- horse community. Sally Jackson, the first Yukon Lndian believer, who accepted the Faith a year ago, suggested that the Yu- lcon Baha'is should all agree to pray daily for the success of the conference, using the long Obligatory Prayer, the Prayer for Canada, and the Tablet of Ahmad. The results were amazing
    . During the confer- ence there was the deputization of an Indian to make a Western Canada teaching trip, the offer of an Eskimo from Alaska to make a Canadian Arctic teaching trip for Eskimo teaching purposes, the donation by an In- dian believer of his log cabin to enlarge the present Baha'i cabin, the beginning of a building fund to expand present facilities, the donation of a light plant to be used at the conference site, the initiation by the Baha'is of a relief fund to a Roman Catholic family

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    and Alaska. A highlight of the delightful week was the fascinating report by Mrs. Anna -Grossmann on the historically significant teaching mission covering a number of the South American republics which she took with I-land of the Cause Hermann Grossmann. At a festively arranged Unity Feast, one of the young, active participants surprised us with his Baha'i declaration, and a farewell celebration closed this year's school session-

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    and this woman who kept their with God to the end. The flame from these twin torches will be an undying light in that vast country. FEBRUARY Hand ol Cause William B. Sears Addresses large Meetings in Los Angeles Following a visit to Alaska, Hand of the Cause Wil- liam B. Sears spent the second week end in December in Los Angeles, Calif, where the Baha'i community served as host to three large meetings which he ad. dressed. Two of the meetings were for Baha'is only, one on Saturday afternoon and the other
    Countries that Mrs. Wells had passed away in the hospital in Esch, Alzette, Luxembourg, after a relatively short but serious illness. Early in the Second Seven Year Plan Mrs. Wells left her home ir1 California to pioneer in Anchorage, Alaska. In 1952 she moved farther north to pioneer in Fairbanks and three years later to open to the Faith Point Barrow, the most northerly settlement in Alaska. In the summer of 1959 she volunteered for pioneering service in Eu- rope and in September she arrived

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    directly or indirectly through the class. The Anchorage and Spenard, Alaska communities were hosts to seventy-five service men from the nearby bases of Elmendorf and Ft. Richardson in December. After serving a dinner, a talk was given followed by slides on the Holy Land. Mrs. Mildred Mottahedeh, Auxiliary Board member from the U.S.A. has been in Canada assisting in teach- MARCH ing work in Toronto, Oshawa, Cittawa and the Greater Montreal area, to be followed by visits to the Mari- times. After

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    - Its immediate fruits have been a greater confidence of the friends in their future, more determination to serve and a renewed spirit of dedication--a1l of which will, to a large extent, stimulate the vital process of mass con- version in these fertile lands. International News Brie-is Following a previous visit three months earlier by Johnny Wilson who is a Tlingit Indian from' Juneau, Alaska, Eugene King, an Aleut Indian from Tacoma, Washington, left on a speaking tour among the Indians
    of Southeastern Alaska at the invitation of the South- east Alaska Teaching Committee. He Spoke at Ketchi- kan, Petersburg, Angoon on Admiralty Island, and Hoonah. Mr. King, although blind, could perceive that these Indians on remote, small islands'in the Prince Rupert Sound are eager for this Faith. Mr. William Mitchell, Auxiliary Board member from Kingston, Jamaica, arrived in Cuba on January 19 to spend a week each in Carnaguey and in Cienfuegas, and for the remaining two weeks of his permitted visit he
    . youth themselves assisted by one adult. Thirty-two per- sons attended, coming from surrounding communities. This Congress was preceded by an equally successful meeting of the youth of Mexico City and Puebla and their friends at the in Mexico City. This meeting resulted in four youth declarations in Puebla. From the Alaska Brihrifi News we learn that the years of patient contact and ground work of the Whitehorse Baha'is are bearing fruit with the added efforts of Jim Walton, Tlingit Indian from

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    to the call of Baha'u'llah now being raised in even the remotest Indian communities in all of Latin America, Canada and Alaska through the efiorts of self-sacrificing Baha'i pioneers and traveling teachers. "El Salvador reports the joyous news of the purchase of their Temple land, another Crusade victory. "Nicaragua has their first all-Indian local assembly, with numbers increasing and teaching spreading ever further into the green mountains and valleys of this import ant nation. "Mexico has vied

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    was increasingly revealed to the Baha'i world. When two years had elapsed Shoghi Effendi wrote "the five remaining should essentially be consecrated to the imperative, the spiritual needs of the remaining Republics of both Central and South America for whose entry into the fellowship of Baha- 'u'1Iah the Plan was primarily formulated." As the "carrying of the sacred Fire to all the Republics of the Western Hemisphere" went forward, the tone of jubilation in the Guardian's Messages mounted. "From Alaska

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    and the supplementary goals of the Ten-Year Plan. Two hundred and sixty-five of these local bodies are now incorporated, an objective to which the beloved Guardian attached great importance. Nearly twenty new registrations were secured during the past year, chiefly in the Western Hemisphere, in regions as wide- spread as Alaska, Canada, the United States, Brazil, Peru, and Chile. The incorporation of the four Brazil- ian Assemblies of Curitiba, Sao Caetano, Campinas and Niteroi in one year, bringing the total

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    I8 International News Briefs The April Alaska Bahri'i News states that enrollments in Alaska "have already surpassed the all time high mark reached last year." The goal town of Cordova in Alaska has just recently grown from a lone pioneer to a group of four, one of these a youth. Adult and youth classes are being held regularly for interested contacts. World Religion Day in Australia this year attracted 1,000 to seven public meetings. Over 300 guests were among the 400 attending the meeting

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    in attendance at the Annual Convention of the Baha'is of Southeast Asia held in Djakarta, April 28-30, 1951, Group taken at Bahdfi Convention, Auckland, New Zealancl, 1961. Fifth. miual Convention of the Bahrifis of Alaska, I961.

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    ; Mrs. Mona Haermi cle Eons, recording see- retary. Standing, left to right: Dr. Walter Ott; Mr. Fritz Semle, vice-chairman," Mr- Fritz Schiir, treasurer; Dr. Alessandro Bausaml. Absent: Dr. Ugo Giachery, chair- man, who as a Hand of the Cause was in Central A-merirra- National Sjiviritual Assembly of the Bahd'is of Alaska for I961-E2. Left to right: Verne Stout, Evelyn Huffman, Donald. Anderson, Luis Lee, Karl Stettler, Janet Smith, Robert 1' Par) Maul, Alia, Howard Brawn. National Spiritual

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    Center. The Local Assembly of Port Vila in the New Hebrides (South Pacific) has formed its first youth committee, four of whose members made teaching trips to the outer islands of Tongia and Tanna by inter-island plane dur- ing school holidays- A stop was made in Port Vila by Attendants at the Alaska Summer School held June 9 the pioneer, Alvin Blurn, and Silas Misimanu, both from the Solomon Islands, on their return from the South Pacific annual convention in Fiji. They visited the School, a Baha'i
    . Un May 31 Frau Annemarie Kruger of Singen spoke at 30 to July 5, Juneau, Alaska. Zikru'II?ih Ifluidem, Hand. of the Cause in the Western Hemisphere, is shown in first row, center. 'tr era 1,1- -'ii - an-mi

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    -of contacts and believers gathered at the resi- dence of Mrs. Rose Perkal for "Alaska Night," occa- sioned by the presence of Mrs. Evelyn Huffman, mem- ber of the Alaska National Spiritual Assembly, then returning from Haifa, and her fellow-pilgrim, Mrs. Mary Jane Fowlie. Two days later, again in Locarno, Dr. Erik A. Blumenthal of Immenstadt, Germany, spoke at the Montaldi Hotel on "The Art of Living To- gether," and the next evening he presented the same address before a large group at the Hotel Frienhof
    known as brotherhood. . . . It would have been presumptuous for anyone to have said 'God bless you' to those people. They were blessed by the very fact of being there." Hand of the Cause, Igitidem, with the Indian and Eskimo students attending Alaska Bo.hci'i Summer School, June 30-July 5.

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    NEWS (including eleven Indians} as well as evidence of in- terest from many others- Six Baha'is (including four Indians} from the Yukon attended the Alaska Baha'i Summer School and had the wonderful privilege of meeting and hearing the Hand of the Cause, Zikru'l1ah I?_hadem. His visit in the Yukon on July 11 and 12 was a most outstanding event in the lives of all the Yukon Baha'is." During Mr. IQ1adem's visit one new believer declared himself, and ten more people in- dicated they wanted

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    recently arrived from Alaska as a pioneer to Valdivia, one of the two goal cities of Chile. Other pioneers present were Enrique Aguirre and Miss Mary Binda. A message of loving greetings, with a pledge of dedication to the fulfillment of the Chilean goals, was sent to the Hands of the Faith in the Holy Land. Nine friends attended the Asuncion conference, A which, although small in numbers, carried a spirit of dedication and serenity which all present mentioned, and a feeling of unity with friends

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    Attendants at summer conference held in Banfl', Alberto (Canada), from August I3 to 19, I961. Included are be- lievers from various ports of Canada and the United States, Alaska and the Northwest Territories. Theme of the conference, conducted by the workshop method, was "Dynamics of the Bahti'i Faith." and at least one has already gone forth to carry the Message to new fields. With the efforts of the hard- working pioneers thus augmented, the prospect is be- coming brighter and brighter

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    many persons" and "help them get into the spirit of the place and make a study of the Cause." I I I I I Northwest Children's Summer Conference (For children, junior youth, youth, and adults who bring children) Astoria, Oregon June 24 -30 Rates for the week: $6.50 each. Reservations to be sent in advance with deposit of $1.00 to: Mrs. Eda Marie 3726 Grand Avenue, Astoria, Oregon. Alaska Bahe'i School. Juneau, Alaska June 23 - 27 Rates, full period; $100 per person. For particulars and reservations
    write: Mrs. Geor- gina Moul, P. O. Box 1533, Juneau, Alaska. Western Canada Baha'i School Banfl' School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta August 12 - 19 Rates: Room and meals from $5.00 to $7.00 per day; registration fee for week $5.00 per person or fam- ily, or $1.00 per day- Reservations to be sent to: Mrs. Betty Putters, Box 474, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada. Laurentian Baha'i School Beaulac, Quebec August 4- 18 (two weekly sessions} Rates: Adults and youth over 16 years, $29.00 per week; special

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    in that country, on January 29, in the I3Iaairatu'l-Quds in Auckland. New Lite Shown on Many Home Fronts Perhaps one of the most encouraging signs is the new life shown on many of the home fronts. Canada reports in the December News an unprecedented num- ber of new believers so far this Year. Twenty people who became Baha'is in the Yukon have spread to such widely scattered places as Alaska, British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, England, Ger- many, Washington, California. Both the United

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    vi "ilfir ~Iil% I'-av" zn I persons visited the Baha'i House of Worship in Wil- mette during the four summer months of June, July, August, and September. . . Fifteen countries of Europe were represented by these visitors, five countries of Asia . . . three countries of Africa . . five of Central America . . . six of South America . . . four of the Pacific Islands, as well as Canada and Alaska. Many of the comments written in the guest book by visitors complimented the House of Worship

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    and devoted Elahd"is in the Wilmette Tem- ple area. He passed away on May 1? in Eoonston, Illinois. School District in llaslta Recognizes Holy Days The Juneau-Douglas Independent School District in Alaska has granted recognition to the Holy Days- This leaves only one Alaskan community with a local assembly that has not yet attained this goal. Belgian Believers Press Forward with Varied Teaching Activities Recent activities in Belgium included the printing of a de luxe edition, in French, of the address

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    i I in i st.-is; of the Bane'-as of Alaska, held in Anchorage, April es-29, 1952. National Conventions Celebrate Victories, Gircl Believers for Further Teething Taslrs were many new faces at Sixth Annual evidence of the in- crease of more than 35% in total membership during the last year. Part of the increase was due to the opening of tour new centers. In the light of this ac- celerated growth the theme of the convention became, "This is our year for mass conversion." Careful
    , with the corollary reminder that there can be no locality in Alaska where mass con- version will start unless a Baha'i is there. SOUTH-EAST ASIA--Twenty-five delegates and about fifty visitors, representing seven countries, at- tended the convention, which was this year held for the first time in Saigon, South Vietnam. In the gather- ing were pioneers Mrs. Shirin Fozdar from Thailand and Orpha Daugherty and Jack Davis from the Philip- pines, as well as eight members of the Regional Spiritual Assembly. The latter

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    ; (treas- urer), Victoria Rojas Vda. cle Frey (vice-chairman), Anibal Torres (chairman), Amir Aazampanah, David P. Baral (secretary). National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, I962-I963. Left to right: Verne Stout,. Evelyn Huffman (secretary), Robin Fowler (vice-chairman), Alio (assistant secretary), Donald Anderson, Lois Lee {treasurer}, Robert (Pat) Maul (chairman), Janet Smith (record- ing secretary), Howard Brown. i ~--um-Alina >In-|l-vb-verb-I-In National Spiritual Assembly of Germany, elected

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    Holy Days in Alaslia The Crusade goal calling for further recognition of the Holy Days of the Faith throughout Alaska has re- cently made considerable progress with the recogni- tion by the Independent School Districts of Fairbanks for the schools in Fairbanks and Tanana Valley, and the Palmer Independent School District for- schools in the Matanuska Valley area. This brings the number of assemblies having gained such recognition to four [Anchorage and Spenard having secured recognition prior
    to the formation of the National Assembly of Alaska), with Matanusl-ta Valley being the first group to do so. Davison Winter School Attracts Eighty Bahai'is For Study, Meditation, and Fellowship The Davison Baha'i School, Davison, Mich., opened for the annual Winter Session on December 26, 1959. Nearly eighty Baha'is gathered together for six days of intensive study, meditation, prayer, and fellow- ship. Friends came from all over the United States, from Canada and iran. The daily schedule of study consisted

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    : The Shrine of the Bab. Bah?i'i summer school held in Juneau, Alaska, June 22 to 27, 1962

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    zfifi First Athabascan Indians to become .Bahd'is in Alaska north of the Arctic Circle. Charley Roberts (left) and Peter Simple enrolled last spring in Fort Yukon where, with additional Athabascan enrollees and two pioneers, a local assembly was established on August 1, I952. Achievement in India The progress of the Cause in India is most encour- aging, there now being over 34.900 believers in 1342 localities with a total of 416 local assemblies. One of the most interesting developments

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    -teacher-child relation- ship. SPECIAL NOTICE --to local assemblies in particu- lar. Back issues of the magazine will go on sale immediately for the cost of postage -- approximately $.50 a set of six (one year) in the USA, and $1.00 outside the USA. Although Alaska and Hawaii are states it has been the policy to send the magazine by first class mail because of the distance and time. If these subscribers prefer to take advantage of lower rates the mailing can be second class. In ordering a set of six

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    IAHNI IIEWS Some of the believers and guests at a Human Rights Day meeting held in Gretna, Louisiana, and sponsored jointly by Gretna, Harahan. and Keflner BiIhti'i8- Chainnan and readers for Human Rights Day program in Decatur, Illinois, including a youth and a non-Bahrl 1. Baluifi display at the UN Festival held at the Santa Clara Fairgrounds in California. I -numb %flIU=9--~ What is Baha'i Hospitality? With the ever increasing numbers in the Alaska Baha'i community and stepped up tr-ave
    Alaska Bah-a'i News, No. 50.} Participants in Nassau County 1' aw York} Bahefi UN program, representing the Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist faiths as well as the Bahcfi.

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    illustrated story of a Miami family who traveled to Alaska as Baha'i pioneers. Eight of the magazine's twelve pages including the cover, and color as well as black-and-white pictures-- were given over to the feature. which contained signed' accounts written by the father of the family, Tom Baurngartner, and a son First Spiritual Assembly of Cabrera, Dominican Re- public, formed December 23, 1962. From the left: Teo- filo Santos, Jose Peguero, Angel Suarez, Felix Joaquin Acosta Jr., Carlos Martinez Rafael

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    in Arizona. On behalf of the American Indian Service Com- mittee, Francis Le Quier, a Chippewa believer, wel- comed the group gathered from twenty states, Can- ada, and Alaska. Palo Verde campground, where the conference was held, lies on Papago Indian land. Joe Gilmore of the Papago tribe welcomed the Ea- ha'is, their friends and Indian brothers and rernained to actively participate in the three-day program. On behalf of the National Spiritual Assembly Amoz Gibson delivered best wishes for happiness
    and success in proclaiming the Word of God through this gathering. A telegraphed greeting from the Baha'is of Juneau, Alaska, shared a prophetic passage from the Tablets of 'Abdu'l-Baha, "May spiritual unity become mani- fest Light, and the world become a camping place for Heavenly Hosts." Recently enrolled Indian Baha'is were invited to speak from their hearts to the gathering, as were members of the Caucasian, Negro and Indian races who made their Baha'i declarations during the con- ference. Nipo T
    their arrival Saturday afternoon. That evening the entire encampment {totalling 350] was treated to a dinner prepared by the Baha'is from Canada and Alaska. A feeling of hospitality and brotherhood marked the three never-to-be-for gotten days. After dark a huge campfire shed warmth in the cool starlit night. Its glow illumined the faces of friends gathered to share prayers, talk and music. As the fire burned low, Navajo drums and singers took up an irresistible and in response a wide circle of dancers

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    NEWS in .- - _l First Spiritual Assembly of Douglas, Alaska, formed December 23, 1952. Left to right, standing: Sally Ander- son, Lois Weisberg, Marion Johnson, Martha Reed, Georgine Maul. Seated.' Donald Anderson, Herbert Johnson, Bob Reed, Robert Maul. First Spiritual Assembly of J.D., Cali- fornia, formed September I7, 1.952. Left to right: Donald Stevens {vice-chairman), Mrs. Beatrice Rinde (secre- tary), Mrs. Helen Carter, Mrs. Joyce Dahl, Mrs, Lor- raine Stevens, Paul Thiele

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    the German-speaking section of Switzerland gathered in Lucerne on January for a final conference before the close of the World Crusade. The beloved Guardian's communications to Switzer- land, recently published in German, were highlighted. Reports from the Luxembourg conference, called by the European Hands and attended by 'Amatu'l-Baha Riihiyyih Igranum, were shared with those present. Mayor George Sharrock of Anchorage, Alaska, is- sued a special proclamation for World Religion Day 1963

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    - sonal deepening as well as for teaching assistance. It has been found to be useful all over the world in a great variety of situations because it is thoughtfully oriented to non-Baha'is as well as Baha'is- Please send your orders to: THE WAY, BOX 245, WILMETTE, ILLINOIS. The cost per year is $2.00 in continental in Alaska, Hawaii and overseas.

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    . LEFTI Fourth Annual Winter Workshop at University of Alaska in December attracted about eighty believers and guests. RIGHT: Leaders for the three-day conference, including one of the first Indians (left center) to become o. Bahtifi. the unattached seeker might encounter in such lists. Thereafter the article, devoted largely to the recruiting methods of unorthodox Christian sects, had nothing more to say about the Faith except that it might in- terest people with "a bent toward probing the philoso

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    be important to me. This was 'Christ's Promise Fulfilled', taught by Ted Anderson. "There were many there, from Alaska and Bert Rakovsky of Montreal, Canada. Once again I was struck by the friendliness and love shown by them, and though I had never met them before, I felt I had known them all my life. "Even now I can't express the beauty of that sum- me!' school. It was held in a little cabin by a little lake surrounded by mountains. The leaves had turned to gold and orange and many beautiful colors

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    II Spiritual Assembly of the Bahri'is of Dormstadt, Ger- many, which has been incorporated recently. First Silirttual Assembly of Kodiak, Alaska, formed September 1962. Left to right, seated: Mrs. Eli-nore Putney, Mrs. Alethe Hogberg, Mrs. Karin Leonard {secretary}. Standing: Mrs. Harriet Guhrlce (record- ing sec'r'eta'Fy,l, Bernard Guhrke {treasurer}, Rfibeft Hops (chairman), Gilbert Munro (vice-chairman), Robert Leonard, Mrs. Shirley Munro. .- \.."'fi1 some inane--t>>=Some of the believers

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    i National Spiritual Assembly of Costa Rica, 1963-I964. Left to right, seated: Oscar Lizano (vice-chairman}, Esteban Canales 1' secretary), Richard Mir-kovich (chairman), John Rutan- Stan-ding.' Adrian Hernandez, Antonio Soto (treasurer), Jose Em-tadawio, Theodore Cormzzi frecordin-g secretary), Asdruhal Cordecro. 1 Seventh Annual Convention of the Bah|i'is of Alaska, May 25-25, 1353. National Spiritual Assembly of India, 1963-1694, with Hand of the Cause Dr. R. Muhzijir and Universal House

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    White, Allen Connor, Mrs. Sheila Cowan, Lee Fonts. .. 1 Editors Request Cooperation It is essential that references be furnished with all articles and reports which contain quotations from Baha'i literature. References must be from current, authentic sources and include page num- hers. First Spiritual Assembly of Petersburg, Alaska, formed April I9, I963. Four Tlingit Indians are in- cluded. Left to -right, seated: Charlotte Schwartz 1' sec- retary}, Gertrude Brown, Lea Brown, Elsie Clauseri, Helen

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    , including Alaska, more than ten new areas have been added since last Ridvan- Widespread Enrollment of Indigenes In the African continent, the onward march of the Faith bears eloquent testimony to the spiritual recep- tivity; of its inhabitants, so strongly emphasized by our beloved Guardian, and reflected, even before his PRES- ing, in the beginnings of that mass conversion confi- dently predicted by him. As a result of the intensive teaching campaigns launched by the four African Re- gional Assemblies

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    Workshop held on the Campus of the University of Alaska, at Fairbanks; the 'Winter Conference in Ketchikan, Alas- ka; the All-Argentine Teaching Conference, in Rosario, and similar conferences held in Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay; the National Teaching Conferences of Peru, in Lima, and of Brazil, in Niteroi; the twenty-five teaching conferences held in Canada, covering every province of the Dominion, and including thirteen in On- tario alone; the Costa Rica Teaching Conference in San Jose; the Teaching

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    -lbert and John Ferraby were on hand to help with the program which empha- sized the role of the individual now and in the future. The Mayor was among the more than eighty persons attending the public meeting. The high point of the school was the "declaration" of six believers Sunday morning and a seventh Sunday evening. Alaska Bohcifi Summer School held in Jimeau, Alaska, August 1?-21, I963. I I I-pa 13 Hl 9

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    10 National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, 1963-64. Left to right, seated: Robert Moul, Mrs. Evelyn Huffman, Mrs. Janet J. Smith, Robin Fowler. Standing: Howard Brown, Blaine Reed, Mrs- Lois Lee, John. Kolstol, Don.- ald. A. Anderson. lit Koliomo Baha is Initiate Interfaith Youth Conference An interfaith youth conference took place August 34 in Kokomo, Indiana, originated by the Baha'is of that community. There was a panel presentation on the top- ic, "Are Morals Declining? If so, what do
    to the Universal House of Jus- tice expressing the spirit of renewed dedication that went forth from the session. First Spiritual Assembly of Sitlca, Alaska formed Rid- oan 1963. Seoeral ethnic groups are American. Indian, Persian, egro and caucasian. This was one of the Canadian goals for the ten year Crusade. lit -ii-Iii nu"-hie

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    The Baha'i Temple in Wilmette is a very popular tourist attraction, especially in the summer months. This year between the months of June and August there were 48,946 visitors- Among the special visitors were many Eaha'is from other countries returning from the World Congress via the United States espe- cially to see the Temple. These included representa- tives of several Latin American countries, Australia, New Zealand, the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, Sai- pan, Fiji Islands, Tonga Islands and Alaska

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    I 1-D01-rim 5 _x an -1 wt?' E. Local Spiritual Assembly of Santa Fe, New escico in- corporated December 10, I963. Left to right, seated: Theodore Claus, David P. Smith, Amy B. Dwell-y. Standing: Margaret Overlook, Geraldine Smith, Neva Jean Noth-wring, Thomas Breneiser, Claus, Ken- neth Overlook. International News Briefs The National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska has under- taken an interesting venture in public relations. Letters were written to all Alaskan Legislators congratulating them

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    . Altogether, this was a harrowing time for everyone Alaskan Baha ls Marshall Forces for Nme concerned. Nevertheless, the Baha'is of Alaska have re- Year Fono-"Hug D|sast|-nus Eadhquake celved thenew Nine Year Plan and are enthusiasti- The Baha'is of Alaska have expressed gratitude for Cally planmng for their part in it' the prayers and concern of the friends everywhere, and for the letters, phone calls and wires that reached them following the great earthquake in March. All of the - friends survived

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    em NEWS Bah?i'i group of Nome, Alaska. Three members are native Alaskans of Eskimo origin. From the left: Bernard Blumenstein, Rita Blumenstein, Jeanette Bris- bois, Robert Summers, Willie Wiloya. article concluded by mentioning that the Moroccan constitution guarantees religious freedom and that the country had signed the United Nations statement which branded religious intolerance as a violation of the U.N. Charter and the Universal Declaration of Hu- man Rights. The Wichita Beacon

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    1-ll I7: First Eskimo Baha Represents Alaskan Natives at White House Youth Conterente Mrs. Agnes Harrison, first Eskimo Baha'i in Alaska and a school teacher and mother of three children, was one of twenty-two Alaskans attending the Golden Anniversary White House Conference on Children and Youth in Washington, D.C., on March to April 2. Her name had been referred to President Eisenhower by the Alaska State Committee on Children and Youth, and at his invitation she represented the na- tive
    population of Alaska at this gathering of several thousand delegates, which included many observers from outside the United States as well- Mrs. Harrison, who is part Eskimo, part Indian, and part French-Canadian, was horn in Crooked Creek on the Kuskokwin River and has her teacher's certifi- cate from Teacher's College in Bellingham, Wash. Her busy life included duties as the first U.S. Com- missioner for one year at Bethe], Alaska, deputy tax collector, first woman secretary of the Bethel village
    Council, treasurer of the Bethel Women's Club, 4-H Club leader, first of the Eskimo descendants to be licensing officer of the Fish and Wildlife Service, and leader of the youth programs for the Moravian and Catholic churches. She is also the Eskimo interpreter for the U.S. Courts in Fairbanks, agent for the De- partment of Public Welfare, and president of the Alaska Native Sisterhood. Agnes' Baha'i activities include serving as secretary of the Tanana Valley Baha'i community and teacher in the Baha'i
    children's school, which includes many non- Baha'i children. Two of the non-Baha'i children made arrangements for her to stay with their grandparents and aunt who live in Washington, and these new friends arranged special firesides for her. She also spoke at two other firesides in the two days she had free following the close of the conference. The Alaska State Legislature recognized the legality of Baha'i marriages in Alaska in 1949, and Agnes and .. is The third Bahri'i School in Vietnam was opened
    couple married by Baha'i ceremony following this recognition. Mr. Harri- son is from Tennessee. On April 4 Mrs. Harrison was invited to speak to several combined classes of children and their teach- ers at the Silver Spring Intermediate School in Mont- gomery County. She had with her a display of Eskimo artcraft, including two parkas made by hand from the skins of a number of wild animals native to Alaska. Among the booklets illustrating attempts to write the thirty-three dialects in Eskimo was one

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    period followed the ad- dress, the questions ranging from matters of spirit- ual insight to the position of the Baha'is in the political world. The publicity, though not extensive, was good. Major L. Pigford acted as chairman. At the Sunday meeting, when Mrs. Helen Wilks was chairman, 329 adult Baha'is, 67 children, and 20 Baha'i youth were present from seven states, Alaska, and Canada, seventeen coming from these last-mentioned areas. This, as in the other cities, was the largest gathering

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    no-1|--uni--I BAHNI NEWS 4, .. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bah.d'is of Alaska for 1960-I961, elected on May 1, 1.960. Front row: Bever- ley Kolstoe, Alio, Evelyn Huffman, and Lois Lee. Back row: Donald A- Anderson, Robert E. Mot-Ll, Verne L. Stout, Howard Brown, and R-ichard Mereness. stone. The National Spiritual Assembly secretary an- nounced the formation of a Spiritual Assembly in Mitcham, S.A., and one in the Cocos Islands. Delegates endorsed the plans to make increased use
    later by two native pioneers, Miguel Angel attending the Fourth. Annual. Cor-mention of Alaska, held. at Anchorage on April 30 and May 1, 1960- Seated. in the front row center, holding the of The Greatest Nome, is Mrs. Charlotte Gillan, pioneer, who helped, the House of Worship joiintiotion stone at Wil.-tn ette in I912 in the no-me of Al-aslcc.

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    mu .-mun --Ibll-In ha NEWS At the invitation of the South-eastern Auxiliary Teaching Committee of Alaska, Mr. and Mrs. Ea.- gene King of Tacoma, 5 Wash, toured, lectured, and taught in Sitilta, and Juneau from June 5| to 16, I959. Mr. and Mrs. King are blind Indi- ans, he cm Aleut Alaskan, she rm Eskimo. gapis, related how she had received the message from Jack Davis. a plOl'1E'Ef in Cebu City. She ac- cepted the Faith two days before the Fast, fulfilling that obligation, and in the same

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    session. Alaslcans Sponsor Lively Conference in Petershurq Baha'is and interested contacts from many points in Alaska and from the Yukon gathered for a three-day conference in Petersburg, Alaska, late in February, maintaining an atmosphere of concentrated study and enthusiasm throughout. Courses and discussions were held on a wide range of subjects. Child Education, Bible Prophecy, Foundations of World Unity, and Con- sultation were among the many topics. Two recently appointed auxiliary board members

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    .- .. . . -ii', - 5311"? - - . _i 7>&2 1- 'gszn." H- fig 5 1:5; 1 tie 1! ligqw-_-t' 11" . 3 "air .1, 3. ae its vii..- . . I. 1- ertfs I - -v 5' 75.1% 3'1 FIT: 3 'i '-lieNo. 411 run 112 JunRidven Message From the Hands of the Cause of God In the Western Hemisphere To the Baha"i Conventions of Alaska, Canada, and the United States Beloved Friends: This Glorious Ridvan, when the Abha Kingdom hails with delight the victories

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    TU Believers Throughout the World Hold, Conventions Elect National Spiritual Assemblies In the Americas (Below) Ninth Annual Convention of the Bahzi'is of Alaska, held at Anchorage, April 24 and 25- Hand of the Cause Zikm'lldh Iihadem is holding the Greatest Name, and Howard J. Brown, Auxiliary Board*Member, is on his right. Eleven Alaskan adults with ten children pledged to pioneer to Alaskan goals during the Nine Year Plan. Photo at right shows newly elected National Spiritual Assembly
    of the Bahd'-is of Alaska. Front (left to right): Hand of the Cause, Z. lfltaclem, in center; Janet J. Smith, Evelyn Hufirnan; Lois Lee: Charlotte Schwartz. Rear left to right): Robert Maul; Blaine Reed; John Kolsloe; Auxiliary Board Member, Howard J. Brown; Don A. Anderson; Ben GuhrheJULY 1?65

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    the first Italian ba- liever to enroll in Mantua made his declaration. Right: Sig. Aldo Neva holding Greatest Name} the first Italian be- liever to make his declaration to the local assembly of Mantua, Italy. Sig Neva lea-med about the Faith during hospitalization when he read all the available books and met several Eahoifis. 3 (1 Eighth lAla it Baluifi Summer School held at Juneau Alaska July 10-I4, 1965. is - Tgaxe' I 7 ..- I

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    and Klagetoh, Arizona and Gallup, New Mexico. At-home programs were undertaken in I-Iermosa Beach and San Francisco, California. And a trio of working, singing wanderers went from Geyserville to the Yukon, thence through Alaska and British Columbia homeward down the Pacific Coast. The Eastern Projects: Work, Service. and Teaching Indianapolis. From Davison School with Miss Thelma Cooley went youth Linda Drake, Glenn Morgan, Susan McMann, Gregory Dahl, and Richard Kochman to staff the Indianapolis

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    into Quebec and downward through the Maritime Provinces on a wave of sheer spirit set to music. The Western Proiects: Get-ting Started With a Rush After the Geyserville session, five groups of youth went to their assignments; twelve to Flagstaff, Arizona, for Indian reservation orientation by the Indian Service Committee, three to the Yukon, four each to Gallup and Sparks, and the rest to home projects in San Francisco, I-Iermosa Beach, et al. Three to the Yukon and Alaska. Philip Lucas, Larry Jordan
    and Jere McKinney undertook a colossal trip beginning at Geyserville to Whitehorse in the Yukon, where they assisted in construction of a permanent teaching institute at Jackson Lake, and there taught among the Tlingit Indians. "The enthusiasm of the three" at the Alaska Summer School, Juneau, was so musically infectious that the "three wonderfully dedi- cated Peflple" returned for an invited tour down the Alaska Marine Highway into British Columbia, and so home, leaving a great impetus behind

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    stimulus to the entire community. At work in the school at the Son Francisco Bahcifi Center--"Eta - L-ejt to right: Jere cKi:n'ney, Phil Lucas, Lorry ordon, Bahd-'i youth who went from Geyserozlle to the Yukon and thence to Alaska to assist with teaching and at summer institutes. IIOYEH IEI YOUTH PROJECTS I966: A PROSPECTUS The successes have been real. And we all have learned HIIY failures. The projects have had galvanizing effects upon the youth themselves, upon the summer schools and upon
    the communities. For the of 1966 there will be three mid-June youth training ses- sions, one at each of the permanent schools. Six areas will have small executive committees adminis- tering area projects, while international cooperative projects may be sponsored with Canada, Alaska, and Mexico. High school age youth and pre-Baha'is will be trained for at-home assignments; college age or glfler youth, after full training sessions, will be sent on away- from-home projects. Projects will be relatively few

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    "on this frozen tundra we call home." The institute, which they hope to make an annual event, was spon- sored by the Local Spiritual Assembly of Tanana Val- ley, assisted by the Fairbanks Baha'i Community on August 21-22. Much of the program took place out of doors for the thirty-five attendants. Teaching, living a Baha"l life, history, administration and the principles and laws were among the subjects presented by various teachers, including auxiliary board member of Alaska, Howard Brown.

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    , and Ernest E. Debs, Supervisor of Los Angeles Third District. Calendar of Events FEASTS January 19--Su1t:in [Sovereignty] February 7-Mull: (Dominion) WORLD RELIGION DAY January 16--Religion Comes of Age U.S. NATIONAL SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY MEETINGS February 11-13 March 25-2'? 115$ Visitors to Masks State Fair team oi Faith One of the most successful public proclamations of the Faith ever held in Alaska took place during the State Fair held in Palmer over Labor Day weekend. The Matanuska Valley Local Assembly

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    B.-.-- . . . . .. .. .. . .. - - . gm .. .. . . 9' 512Universal House of Justice Calls for 200 Additional Pioneers to Ensure Victory Announce all believers rejoice response Bahe.'i world pioneer call raised Rid- van message requiring 460 pioneers course current year. Thus far 93 settled posts including 15 virgin territories: St. Andres Island, Providencia Island, Marmara Island, Chad, Niger, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos, Ischia, Gotland, Alaska Peninsula, Barbuda, St. Kitts-Nevis

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    Notional of Alaska. located three miles sooth of Anchorage. The oflice of the Nctimml Spir- itual Assembly is in the rear at the right. I

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    with the reading of the prayer for the removal of difiiculties in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian. Mr. Jack McCants, Atlxiliary Board member was the speaker. Mr. Jerry Meckleson of Yakima, Washington, recent- ly from Petersburg, Alaska, was the speaker at the Spokane, Washington meeting on "Criterions of Divine Truth." The event received excellent newspaper, radio and television coverage. The latter was furnished un- expectedly and without prior arrangement by the sta- tion's reporter-photographer

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    - .- I ..-- . -. .lea"co.-., wgrefi flaw . .9. fig - - .. 27-'-is - Ls" .3o1-assQfiav - 51,1,-aqua..- - - -jag, -sq 'ii igqg Q. filo" safififi finrs- -25- =5 e; -. ., .-'.-ace - - .- - '29-ices -- *1 95.1! wn X, 1, .-.- - .- ToE-Ho. run 123 Jufli pm 1-llil lnlini mill -is Gi ts at the Altar 0 Baha'u'llah AN APPEAL FIIOH THE HANDS OF THE CAUSE OF THE WESTERN To The Baha'i Conventions of Alaska, Canada and the United States Beloved

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    been sown in such important towns as Kano, Kadun-a and Zaria. St. Lou:-rence Island, the last of the five Alaskan virgin goals of the Nine Year Plan, has now been opened by the arrival of pioneer Napoleon Bergamoschi. and his three children on March 23. Mr. Bergomoschi, who is port Es- kimo, was inspired to arise and fill this goal during the Winter Conference held in Petersbm-g, Alaska in Janu- H.711. -

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    did not leave people to work out their own order as Christ did with the disciples,' says one Baha'i. Indeed, the Baha'is say their administrative order, in which they practice as completely as possible the pro-phet's teachings, is actually an early model of the future world order." Subscriptions Pour in for World Order Magazine From all over America, Alaska, Australia, Canada, East Africa, Saipan, India and a host of other exotic areas of the world comes a heart-warming flood of subscriptions

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    '4 JULY ma Conventions Spanning the Pacific India Alaska . Alaska Bah4:i'i Cmwention dpfil Alaska. Hands of the Cause, Jenabe Samandari, Dr. R. Muhajir, with Kamil Abbas of 'Iraq, attending the 3?th annual Bahri'i convention of India, April 30-May 1, 2, 1966, New Delhi. New Zealand Annual Convention in Auckland, New Zealand, April 30-May 1, 1966. Ha-nd of the Cause for Australasia, Collis Feath- erstone, unable to be present, was represented by Auxiliary Board members Miss Thelma Perks

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    to the memory of Hand of the Cause, Leroy Ioas, whose loss is shared by believers in all parts of the world. Prayers for the Hands of the Cause were followed by prayers for unity raised in Spanish, Kore- an, Sioux, German, Persian, and English. There were members of the Auxiliary Board present, representing the Hands. Their loving attention was evident through- out the entire convention. In the Message of the Hands to the National Spiritual Assemblies of the United States, Canada, and Alaska
    , whose counsel had been invaluable in many previous conven- tions here. The convention was given further impetus to meet goals when a cable from our sister community of Alaska reported all Nine Year Plan goals for that area had been fulfilled. The need for the United States' community to carry its role fully was increasingly clear in the words of Mr. I-Iabib Sabet, member of the National Spiritual Assembly of iran, visiting the United States' convention, because the of Iran were forbidden to meet

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    On couch: E. Nelson, Joyce White, Lyda Mortland, Mina Ramsey. Standing: Annie Harrigcm, Nan Greenwood, Paul Valentine. Students attending Seventh Annual Alaska Bo.ha'i Summe friends at a public meeting. Seventh Yukon Bahe'i Conference Held at Jaclrson Lake About 110 and their friends gathered for the Seventh Yukon Bah e'i Conference held uly 1- 5 at ack- son Lake, twelve miles from Whitehorse. The confer- ence was made memorable by the first visit of Hand of the Cause Ugo Giachery and his wife Angeline
    . Dr. Giachery spoke about the beloved Guardian, Shoghi Effendi, teaching the Faith and other related subjects. Others who spoke during the conference were Peter Simple of Fort Yukon, Alaska; Beverly Kolstoe of Fairbanks, Alaska who taught the children as well as speaking at one of the adult classes; Tom Baumgartner of Big Delta; Sally Anderson of Douglas; Janet Stout of Palmer and 'Willy Willoya. Canadian believers who spoke were Shirley of Mayo, Yul-ton and Marg Brda of Richmond, British Columbia

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    - . -- . - - - - - 5_ - . Ill-'lA'l NEWS i- Ninth Annual Alaska Bah?i'i Summer School, Juneau, Alaska, June '25>>29, I966. Hand of the Cause William Sears and Am.-iliary Board member Ted Anderson (front row center) taught classes. Over 70 Bahti'is and visitors attended these inspiring ses- sions where Mrs. Marguerite Sears and Beverly Klostoe also presented courses. Members of the National Spiritual Assembly of Ma- laysia, I966: Seated, left to right; Dr. Chellie San- dram {chairman}, Mrs

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    of love and greetings from the Hands of the Cause residing in the Holy Land, from Hands of the Cause Dr. Ugo Giachery and Mr. Jalal Ifliazeh. Of the sixteen Auxiliary Board members serving in North America, fifteen were present. Mr. Anthony Lease sent special greetings but could not attend since he was just returning from attending the National Convention of Alaska on behalf of the Hands. Board members in attendance were: Mr. Curtis Kelsey, Mr. Albert James, Mr. Jack McCants, Mrs. Iihadem, Mrs
    . Katherine McLaughlin, Mrs. Velma Sherrill, Mrs. Florence Mayberry, Mr. Chester Kahn, Dr. William Tucker, Mrs. Beth McKenty, Mr. William Maxwell, Jr., Mr. Fred Graham, Mrs. Peggy Ross, Mr. Ted Anderson and Mr. Howard Brown. Guests present for most sessions included eight mem- bers of the National Assembly of the United States, eight members 'of the Canadian National Assembly, the de- voted secretary of the National Assembly of Alaska, and individuals representing the Yukon Teaching Com- mittee, the U.S
    approved by the various National Assemblies (U.S., Canada, and Alaska) were also reviewed, and the services of the Board members in relation thereto considered. It was suggested that the Hands and Board members give particular assistance this year to Canada, and all Board members were asked to say the prayer for Canada every morning. In the United States, Board members were encour- aged to cooperate in every possible way with the newly formed National Goals Committee and the some fifty State Goals

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    Una- laska, Alaska, Jenabe Caldwell. After the delicious baked salmon dinner prepared by the Makahs Saturday evening, a community sing began around the huge fire and accounts from those making pilgrimages to the Bahefi Holy Shrines. were given. The program resumed following the Sunday morn- ing pancake breakfast and continued until noon with many of the speakers of Saturday returning to the plat- form. Throughout the two day meeting, the many races present confirmed, with love and harmony

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    service as Hand that Continent. Hand Cause John Roberts assigned West- ern Hemisphere will reside Canada serve entire area North America. Confident ever greater victories teach- ing field both continents result mo- mentous decision. Share message Na- tional Spiritual Assemblies Canada, Alaska also publish Baha'i News. (signed) I-Iandsfaith "Owing continuation attacks under- mining sacred institutions Faith de- spite repeated warnings explanations announce expulsion Amy Needy, Jean Porch, Ruth Cornell

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    IAHNI NEWS I3 '.l'hose attending Southeastern Bohcifi School pause from busy schedule for photo. Southeast School Held in Blue Ridge Mountains A week of study and loving fellowship was shared by ITS Baha'is and friends who gathered in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains June 23-July 4 for' the South- eastem Baha'i Summer School. Participants arrived from places as distant as Alaska, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, New York and Florida. Hand of the cause Zikru'llah lihadem and Auxiliary Hoard Member

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    Assem- bly of the Bahifis of Mauritius and its dependencies. Baha'is from Juneau and Douglas, Alaska, held a three-day summer school for children. Nineteen chil- dren were divided into three age groups, with a view toward enlarging their concepts of God and creation, of the principles for the world today and how to put them into practice in daily life. Nine students at the University of Alaska have or. ganized for group activity, sponsored by the Tanana Valley Assembly. They have a weekly Saturday
    evening fireside close to the campus and a study class held on campus, with announcements of these activities appear- ing in the campus bulletin. They are also utilizing post- ers. 'I'he group is filled with enthusiasm and faith in the future, the first ingredient for success. Two summer conferences were held this summer in the far northwest area of the North American conti- nent. The ninth annual Yukon conference was held near Whitehorse, Canada, July 1-4 with about 100 people com. ing from Alaska

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    at the same site -- Upper Jackson Lake, in a new cabin constructed there last summer as a youth project. Tanana Valley, Alaska held its institute on August 13 and 14. Two Auxiliary Board members also taught several sessions, as did Verne Stout, Gloria Sherie, Blu Mundy, Beverly Kolstoe and Barbara Kirby. Courses included a study of the Bah:i'i Fund, various aspects of teaching, methods of self-study, the spiritual descendants of the Dawn-Breakers, (pointing out that this should include all of us

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    - ..-.- 11. -an or Um' JANUARY UN Day Observances Bring Publicity and Prestige to the Faith Over Seventy Communities Report Spe<:ia| Events United Nations Day celebrations and publicity brought the name "Baha'i" to the attention of people from Oregon to Florida, from New England to Califor- nia, from Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Solomon and Seychelles Islands. Reports of the observances received by the UN Committee indi- cate that United Nations Day 1966
    was a significant success for Baha'is in over seventy communities- At.- tendance ranged from just a few people to as many as 500. In addition to formal programs with speakers the most popular forms of observances this year were of a musical nature and those activities which included children. Food was also a big attraction. Food Fairs and Children's Parties One of the most unique successes was an internation- al food fair sponsored by the Bah-EURr'is of Spenord, Alaska. This is where attendance ran to SOD

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    , and visited the Central States and South- eastern Summer Schools. Mr. Sears attended the Summer School of Alaska and appeared on two radio and two television programs while in that northern outpost of the Faith. Before leaving for his new post in Africa he was able to fulfill his commitment to assist the Canadian teaching cam- paign through a protracted stay in British Columbia during the opening weeks of the intensive teaching conferences and other projects scheduled to be inaugu- rated through his visit

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    this publication. The first annual Kenai, Alaska Seminar was held October 14, 15 and 16. Auxiliary Board member Howard Brown stressed the importance of Baha'i responsibility. A wide variety oi subjects was presented by Katherine Alio, Agnes Harrison, Don Stettler, Janet Smith, Marie Van Brunt, Marilyn Bierman and Don Van Brunt. 'Thirty-nine people were present from eight communi- ties in Alaska. The newly rededicated Baha'i Center in Macy, Ne- braska [see story page 11, News, October, 1966] was the scene

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    people came to hear the answer at the World Religion Day meeting in the Anchorage-Westward Ho- tel in Anchorage, Alaska. In doing so they learned about the principles of the Baha'i Faith and why religion is the foundation of an advancing civilization. As guest speaker, Mrs. Roberta Christian provided the answer to the question and to many others that Were asked daily through a series of paid ads prior to the meeting. Fifty spot announcements, two TV interviews, invitations and posters were part

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    -- -- . . . BlHl'l NEWS rim -up Thirtysiac Bahdfis and guests and fifteen. children attended the fourth annual Bah:i'? winter conference in Alaska December 31, 2, 1967. Courses and talks were presented by Tom and Georgia Hoisler, Ted Anderson, Roberta Christian and Mike Schwartz. A highlight among the several vital courses was one entitled "How to Find Hundred presented by c. Ketchikan. panel. The result of their concentrated cf- forts served as stimulation and inspiration to other communities

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    435 YEAR I24 19.5; rtpi 7 7_ The Unveiling of His Sovereignty HANDS OF THE CAUSE OF THE WESTERN HEHISPI-IERE STRESS SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS CENTENAIIY YEAR To the Baha'i Conventions of Alaska, Canada and the United States and all the Dearly Loved Friends "Soon will all that dwell on earth be enlisted under these banners." Beloved Friends: The Blessed Beauty, one hundred years ago this glorious Ridvan, released a majestic power from His remote prison in A-drianople, breathed a new life upon

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    members. Small wonder then that the seeds are now ripening and the harvesting time is at hand. A. W.-moi: . - - . 1 Newly purchased Alaska Bahoz summer so oo prop- erty, consisting of four acres of land on north. Douglas Rood near Juneau. Foundation at left is for school building, house in center is where caretaker will live, foundation on "right is for an apartment and secretarial ofiice. Property includes eighty-five feet directly on the waters of Gasrineau Channel.

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    Hand of the Cause Dr. Adelbert (cen- I Sixth national convention in Bern, Switzerland, held by of the Bahmwof April The Faith is making good progress in the Alpine The harmony and dedication Of the Heluetic Bah:i'? community was evident in the fine mirit of the Swiss convention- Conventions in Switzerland and Maslla National Spiritual Assembly of the Bah-ci'is of Alaska elected. April 23, 196?, with Hand. of the Cause John Rubarts in center. Seated, left to right: Evelyn Hufi- I man
    (recording Charlotte Schwartz, Georgia Haisler, Janet J, Smith (secretary). Second row, from left: Auxiliary Boa-rd. member Howard J. Brown, Blaine Reed, Ben John Kolstoe (vice-chairman), Rob- ert E. Maul (chairman), Donald A- Anderson [trea- surerj. Eleventh annual ccmventicm of the Bahri'is of Alaska, held April 22-23, 1957, in Anchorage, Alaska, with oi the Cause, John Roberts. 1' 4

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    of Cedar Falls, Iowa and Don Youngquist of Kodiak, Alaska -- went in response to this invitation and gave a very interesting and comprehen- sive program on May 14 and again on May 21, answer- ing questions and directing discussion. Several people requested literature and some are now attending the regular fireside at the home of James and Velma Rogers in Pershing Park, Fort Hood. As a follow up the book Bnhri'i World Faith was presented to the Killeen Public Library. Thus the Faith has been brought

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    Ill-ll'! NEWS Noflh Wes? Africa Hand. of the Cause General -Sl1u.'a'u'I1ah 'Ahi'i (center front} ioith members of the National Spiritual Assembly of North West Africa. Summer School in Alaska Hands of the Cause William Sears and General 'A1a'i meet with the friends in Casablanca, Morocco. The friends had the great bounty of the presence of two Hands of the Cause within a short ti'me,'Ha'nd of the Cause William Sears arriving for a week's consultation with the new National Spiritual Assembly
    , Board mem- bers and local assemblies of Rabat and Casablanca. Tenth Annual Summer School held in Juneau, Alaska June 24--28, 196?, with Howard Brown, Auxiliary Board member, in center. Pictured also are teachers Rouha Rose and Beatrice Rinde, Roberta Christian and Winston Evans. Over fifty persons attended the school sessions and public meeting.

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    First Local Spiritual Assembly of Westbrook, Connecti- cut formed at Ridodn 196?. Left to right: Edwin Phelps (chairman), Doris Dezingeio secretary J, Michael De- Angelo (vice chairman); John Cassandra (treasurer). Standing: Andrew Scalzi, Barbara Rice, Harold Black- wood, Henry Graves Jr., John Cornyn. News Briefs for building the Baha'i House of Worship in Panama have been increased by a gift of $24.00 from Baha'i children of Douglas, Alaska. The accompanying letter from the donors explained

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    so Alaska Governor Walter J. Hickel. signing World Peace Day Proclamation in Juneau. Standing, left to right: Robert Milton, chairman of the Local Assembly of Ju- neau, John Kotstoe of the National. Spiritual Assembly, Janet Smith (NBA secretary}, and Marion Johnson (sec- retary of the Alaska Baha'i Proclamation Committee}. Briefing Session Maps Plans for fiction In Eastern New York State the information and en- thusiasm for carrying out the teaching plans for the coming year have been passed

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    was a wonderful week of Baha'i love, fellowship and scholarship. For five brief days, Bahe'u'llah's banner flew over a close knit community of friends. A special hounty at this school was the presence of Mr. Fujita from Haifa and Mrs. Jean Randazzo, staff mem- her of The Universal House of Justice. From places as far away as Alaska, Mexico, and Panama the friends came, often overcoming great diffi- culties to reach the school- With enthusiasm and dedi- cation, the friends listened to teachers, assisted

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    . On the eighth day of the Alaska state legislative sessions this year, Pat Moul read a Baha'i prayer in the House. The entire prayer, my God! 0 my God! Unite the hearts of Thy servants, and reveal to them Thy great purpose . . was printed in the House Journal for January 20, 1968. A Baha'i prayer was also read during the 1966 sessions. C1 In St. Yincent, Windward Islands, Brigadier Clemen- tina Leopold of the Salvation Army, guest speaker at the World Religion Day observance, praised the high ideals

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    feeling towards the Baha'is. Teachers at first Matanuska Volley Winter Week End, Febru- ary I0-11, 1963, held at Palmer, Alaska. From left, seated: Mrs. Alia, Mrs, Marie Van Brunt, Don Von Brunt, Mrs. Mahala Dickerson, Mrs. Lucille Stettler. Standing: Karl Stettler, Mrs. Roberta Christian, John Hurse-y and Mrs. June Thomp- son- Among topics presented were, "The Spirit of Pioneering" and "Famous Women in the Bolui'? Faith," Guest speaker Mrs. Dickerson, rt Quaker Negro attorney, spoke at ct public

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    ll In Alaska Speaking for Alaska Robert Moul, member of the National Spiritual Assembly, gave a detailed resiune of their proclamation plans, the highlights of which in- clude: preparation of special pamphlets for direct mailing to villages unreached by the usual communica- tion media; preparation for mass mailing in two Indian languages of A Message to the Native Peoples of Alaska; presentation to 130 Alaskan personages of the book, The Proclamation of Bahd'u.'lIdh; posters, spot radio
    , include: presentation to President Johnson of The Proclamation of mailing to ten thousand national leaders the booklet His Call to the Nation. fully capitalizing on the UN's 1963 Human Rights Year beginning with the issuing of a statement on Human Rights during this Conference; publicity on -v-an I . . i. 1967 Robert Moat of Alaska Dr. Suheil Bushru.'i of Canada. David Rube of the United sen; the Mark Tobey exhibit (at Roosevelt University, Chi- cago during October) and the six-continent radio-te1e

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    Flooded Alaskan Libraries Replenished As an example that the Baha'i world is one world we are publishing the following letter in respect to the aid extended to the Alaska Baha'is after the widely publi- cized, disastrous flood of last August in north central Alaska. No count was made of the vast number of books and pamphlets sent through the U.S. Publishing Trust and the National Spiritual Assembly, but it is known that the Publishing Trust donated over $200 worth of new books. The Davison

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    Seattle Auxiliary Board Team Cont Converging upon Seattle from Canada, Swaziland, Alaska, South Dakota, Texas, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Illinois, New Mexico, California, and all parts of Wash- ington, 253 adults and youths attended the Auxil- iary Board Team Conference on April 6 and 7. It's purpose? To rededicate one's whole being to the Cause of God. To deepen in knowledge and in spirit. To delight in two days of reunion and companionship with fellow believers. Mr. Zikru'llah Qiadem, Hand

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    , the progress made to date, and their needs to win those remaining. Mrs. Beverly Holstoe drew a striking picture of the vast, varied country of Alaska. Michael Rochester outlined clearly the assets of the Canadian Bah:-Ifis as well as their problems of geographical barriers and ethnic diversity. Dr. Dwight Allen presented the U.S. picture with attractive and informative charts of progress and needs. In all three countries the administrative goals such as legal recog- nition, incorporation of local

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    DECEMIEI 19$? Auxiliary Board members from Alaska, Canada and the United States. Order magazine, gave the first public reading of the beautiful verses he had composed especially for this Intercontinental Conference, "And All the Atoms Cry Aloud." Mrs. Mildred Mottahedeh spoke of "The Coming Century", yet another reminder that "Now", indeed, "is the time for very great things," even in the contin- gent world. "For a hundred years, now, Baha'u'l1ah has unrolled for sensitive hearts His mighty mes

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    precedence, that much of the future welfare of mankind rests in their hands, and that on leaving the Conference they face a world of turbu- lence in which only the Baha'is can proclaim the healing message of Bahe.'u'lleh, that the Promised One has come. It was in that spirit that the friends listened and silently participated in the message from this Confer- ence to the Universal House of Justice, read by Mrs. Janet Smith of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska. It was in that spirit that 216

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    II -ml-la>> an OCTOIEI I188 . 5 iPsa~s~ :35 1' Eleventh annual Bah:i'i Summer School, Juneau, Alaska, held June 22-26, I968. Eugene and Melba King, teachers from Seattle are in front row center. Other teachers were Mrs. Janet Stout and Mrs. Vinita Wolkup. Forty-two adults and youth registered, repre- senting sixteen Bah|i'i communities. First Local Spiritual Assembly of Ridgewey. Alaska, formed April 20, 1968. First row, left to right.' Mrs. Charlotte Gustaf- son. Moon L. Mullin, Mrs

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    was observed in the Seychelles Islands in Victoria on September 15, with a public symposium- This function attracted good publicity in the local press and on the state-owned Radio Sey- chelles- A fifteen minute radio program on the preced- ing day carried the message of Bahe'u'1lah to all parts of the Seychelles Archipelago. Newly elected Notional Spiritual Assembly of the Bohci'is of Alaska for I968-1969. From row, left to right: Robert Schwartz, Mrs. Georgia Haisler (recording secretary), Mrs. Janet

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    of the Proc- lamation period at least a million pieces of E-aha'i literature have been distributed free, by the Baha'is in the cold regions of Alaska, the Yukon and Lapland, in the torrid plateaus of South America and the heart of Africa, from the East and the West, in all the islands of the seven seas, in all the continents of the world. It is a rising clamor of acclamation, a blazing fire of recogni- tion, which fills the hearts with joy and spurs us on to ever greater deeds. Little did the small band

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    on March 22, 1963. Bahu the News The Tundra Times, a newspaper published in Fair- banks, Alaska, owned and edited by Eskimos, Indians, and Aleuts of Alaska, published a large, illustrated article concerning the presence of Joyce Norman, a Tlingit-Haida Indian from Sitka, Alaska, at the Pa- lermo Bahe'i Conference and the Commemoration in the Holy Land. Joyce and her husband, Frederick, became Baha'is in Fairbanks in 1964. The article gave considerable background on the Faith and included a photograph

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    preparing and cooking the salmon. Approximately 50 Makah Indians partook of this feast. "As the sun dropped behind the ocean on the horizon, the breeze whipped flames 40 to 50 feet high into the dark night as we drew together in love and fellowship for songs round the big driftwood fire. Sunday morning our chairman Nelson Greene taught some of the children Indian dances. Following the opening prayer, Auxiliary Board member Ted Anderson, spoke glowingly of his experiences through- out Canada and Alaska

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    nann- 5 JAHU-A RY 1'96? Anchorage Assembly Marks Twenty-fifth Anniversary The Baha'i Assembly of Anchorage, Alaska, held a historic meeting on Sunday, September B, 1968, in the Commodore Room of the Anchorage-Westward Hotel. It marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the formation of the first institution of the Baha'i Faith in Alaska, the Spiritual Assembly of Anchorage, the "Mother Assem- bly" of Alaska. During the last year of the first Baha'i Century, special permission was given to form
    Stout, who served on the Assembly con- uously until they pioneered to the Matanuska Valley in 1958, spoke at the commemoration- Edgar Russell, who became a Baha'i in Anchorage in 19-'-13, presided. About fifty attended the meeting. Eady Bahfils As far as records show, it appears that the first Baha'i in Alaska was the late Miss Margaret Green, from Washington, D.C., public librarian in Juneau from June, 1915 to June 1918. She told many people of the Baha'i teachings in Juneau and Sitka and placed
    books in the Juneau library. Mrs. Susan Rice went to Alaska in 191s, followed by Mrs. Emogene Hoses and Miss Marion Jack who made an extensive eight month tour in 1919-20. Orcella Rexford came in June, 1922, travel- ing to Dawson, Juneau, Anchorage and Fairbanks. She gave the Baha'i message in a crowded theatre of over 500 people in Anchorage, a little less than one fifth of the shitting population of the city at that time. This resulted in the enrollment of Dr. Gayne Gregory {who later married
    Orcella Rexford] and Mrs. Victoria Ro- barts. In response to a special call from Shoghi Effendi on January 26, 1939, during the First Seven Year Plan [1937-1944), Miss Honor Kempton and Miss Betty Beck- er went to Juneau, later Settling in Anchorage. It was during Earl? months alone in Anchorage that she met Janet (Whitenack) Stout, who became the first Baha'i in Alaska during the Seven Year Plan, and who left shortly to settle in Fairbanks. Mrs. Joy (Allen) Mctlormack came in 1940 followed by (Dodge
    ) Silva. Mrs. Frances Wells came in 194.3 followed by the first man to venture for the Faith in Alaska, Yerne L. Stout. Although eight Baha'is had enrolled after Janet Stout, many had returned to the States, including some of the pioneers. In order to help establish the Anchor- age Assembly, Janet gave up a teaching position with the Alaska Native Service in the Kuskokwim Village of Tuluksak. Soon alter the formation of the Assembly, Miss Dagmar Dole and Mrs. Helen Robinson and her family came
    to Anchorage to insure its continuance. In May of 1944, Honor Kempton served as the first Alaskan delegate to the National Convention in Wil- mette. Following this, the first believer enrolled in the second century of the Baha'i Era was Mrs. Evelyn Huffman (in February 1945}, later the first secretary of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, her hus- band, Vernon Huffman enrolling in December of that year. Three of the early, dedicated Baha'i pioneers to Alaska later pioneered in Europe during
    the Second Seven Year Plan: Honor Kempton, who served on sev- eral national assemblies in Europe, now resides in Luxembourg; Dagmar Dole, who lies buried in Switzer- land, and of whom the Guardian said was a "dis- tinguished, consecrated pioneer," was the first to give her life in the European project; and Frances Wells who passed away in Luxembourg in 1960. Twelfth Annual Convention of the Bahdfis of Alaska, May 35-36, I963 at Anchorage

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    NEWS nu. First Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bohdfiis of Auke Bay. Alaska. formed at Ridvdn 1968. Left to right, rear: Mrs. Beverly Milton, Mrs. Sue Wilson, Mrs. Georgia Holster. Mrs. Jean D. Dormon; front: Bob Milton, John. Ross, John Wilson. Welter Tom. Holster, Three pioneers in Valdez. Alaska. have begun their Proclamation with quarter-page ads in the Valdez Breeze to proclaim the Baha'i Message. and have presented the Faith to an inter-faith discussion class. The Southeastern Baha'i

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    of deepening in the teachings of Baha'u'llah and will be long remembered by all those attending. The cold weather and close confinement within quarters made for a group eager to study, pray and enjoy fellowship. Dr. Jalil Mahmoudi of Salt Lake City, Utah; Mrs. Georgina Moul of Douglas, Alaska; Mrs. Lind- strom of Astoria, Oregon; Mrs. Elizabeth J. Harris of Seattle, Washington; and Mr. Jack Tingstad of Belling- ham, Washington, comprised the very fine faculty to carry out the theme "The Baha'i Way

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    appreciation to all the believers who worked so hard to make the Human Rights Year activi- ties a triumph. More information and photos will appear in the July issue of Banifi News. International News Briefs Board Meets with National Assembly in Alaska The first meeting was held recently of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Alaska and the Continental Board of Counsellors for North This historic event in the unfoldment of the World Order of Baha'u'llah will be the basis of many joint
    projects in the future. National Spiritual Assembly of the B41hd'is of Tiirkey for 1968- 1969. Left to right, seated: Dr. N. UZSUCG, chairman; F. Nae-i, vice chairman; Mrs. M. Hidayet, J. Ghouchani, secretary; standing: M. Afnan. J. A. Velc-El. treasurer; Y. Zola, M. Ozsuca. International News Briefs Icon.) A Teaching Trip to Alaslca An extensive teaching trip to Alaska in March was made by Mrs. Velma Sherrill, member of the Auxiliary Board. She conducted many deepening sessions, ad- dressed public
    meetings, held TV interviews and talked with prominent leaders. Her tour included meetings in: Kodiak, Kenai-Ridge way, Anchorage-Spenard, Palmer and the Matanuska Valley, Fairbanks and Tanana Valley, Juneau-Auke Bay-Douglas, Sitka, Petersburg, and Ketchikan as Well as Whitehorse and Carcross in the Yukon. Matanuska Valley, Alaska, held a second Winter Weekend, January 25-26 in Palmer, attracting thirty- five people from nine localities, including several inter- ested guests, and concluding

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    If nu-lxl news 5 NINE YEAR PLAN GOALS Convention delegates and friends, Gilbert and Elli-ce Islands. GILBERT and ELLICE ISLANDS - National Spiritual Assembly of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands. Mariam; Spifitufll of the Bahrfis of Alaska for I969-T0. Left to right, front: Robin Fowler, Mrs, Georgia Haieler, recording secretary; Mrs. Janet Smith, secretary; Robert E. {Pat} Maul, chairman; rear; Ben Guhrke, Blaine Reed, Arthur Jess, J1-., Donald A, Anderson treasurer; John Kolstoe, vice
    chairman. ALASKA Native believers who attended. the thirteenth annual Bu.h4i'i Convention of Alaska, April 26-27, 1969- Auxiliary Board members Howard Brown and Ted Anderson are at left and right ends of second row. Also included are Melba and Eugene King, visitors from Seattle, Washington. 1

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    illustration and drawings by Franklin Hahn, Navajo Indian from Arizona; also photos of several other Indian tribes. This bofklet, originally prepared under the auspices of the Na ional Assembly of Alaska, contains ten chapters covering the Baha'i teachings in respect to God and Man, Worship, the Laws, Baha'i Life,-Indian Prophecies, and other teachings. 4% it 24 pp. ll} copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 copies

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    Bureau which functioned directly under the Guardian for -many years. This office was to make a survey of the goal countries in Europe and to carry on certain services for the European Teaching Committee. Mrs. G1-aeffe remained in Switzerland until her passing except for a brief interval in Belgium and about four years in the United States in the late 1950's, the latter for reasons of health. Alaska The institution of the Hands of the Cause of God will make a significant contribution to Alaska
    with Board of Counsellors' deepening conferences scheduled for Ju- neau September and Anchorage September 12-1%. 'Ali-Akbar Furlfitan will represent the Hands of the Cause, marking his first visit to Alaska. A member of the Continental Board of Counsellors for North Ameri- ca, three Auxiliary Board members, and three mem- bers of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska will also be present. Madeim Islands, Portugal. Left: Group formed at R1'-dean 1969. Left to right: Mrs. Isabel. Horton. pioneer

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    IAIILKI NEWS Eagle River, Alaska. Left to right, front: Herbert Joh-nsan, Mrs. Maggie Hursey, Mrs. Mel-va Pippel, Ethel Van Zanten. Eugene Van Zanter, treasurer; rear: Mrs. Betty Lee .DeLoach, secre- tary; George DeLoach, John Hursey. chairman; Mrs. Marian Johnson, vice chairman. Mrs. Pippel was the original pioneer to this area. LOCAL ASSEMBLIES FROM ALASKA to AFRICA Members of the local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the Town of Oyster Bay, New York, which were--pictured in News July

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    of their Holy Mountain, Mt. Spokane. This is the site of Spokane. Miss McCarty spoke of her deep desire to work with the Indian youth in the continental United States -and Alaska, especially on the reservations. Also, she told oi the need for trained counsellors who could guide the youth in their search for much needed education and vocational training. Her talk was sincere, warm and deeply moving. She was accompanied by her mother, E113 McCarty, who is a religious leader in the Spokane Tribe and active

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    55Bah?i'i .S'u.mmer School at Juneau. Alaska. June 21-25. with visitors from the Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Canada and the U5. Twelfth Alaskan Summer School Radiates Warmth, Knowledge The Twelfth annual Alaska summer school, held in Juneau, June 21-25, registering seventy-three persons, was a joyous learning experience for all. Visitors were attracted from the Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Can- ada, the U.S. as well as Alaskan communities. Auxiliary Board member Curtis Kelsey brought warm

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    twenty years, requested to be relieved of that position because its growing responsibilities required full-time service. She has offered to serve as Alternate Observer to which position she has been appointed." This most significant step heralds the widening and deepening international efforts of the Universal House of Justice, as it expands the Baha'i work in support of the United Nations. 1- -i-n~-In 1 it Hancl of Cause Visits Alaska Baha'is of Alaska have been privileged to have Hand of the Cause
    in the Fairbanks area speaking at special meetings for the Baha'is, at firesides, and attending a Kiwanis luncheon. In addressing the friends at one of the Alaska meet- ings, Mr. Samandari said: "God has not created any- thing sweeter than meeting and seeing Baha'i friends. No other joy can -compare to it." exalted and in the love of God a shining torch. Should he became as such, his sanctified breath will even affect the rock; otherwise there will be no result whatsoever. As long as a soul is not perfected

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    and a favorable article appeared in the Giessener Allgemeinen Zeitimg, a daily newspaper. Tlre Seventh Annual Neah Bay Council Fire The seventh Annual Baha'i Council Fire was held August 9 and ll} at the Makah Indian Reservation, sponsored by the Baha'is of Neah Bay, Washington. Guests began to arrive three days early from Alaska, Oregon, California, Idaho, Oklahoma, Michigan, Geor- gia, Florida, Texas, Canada, and as far away as American Samoa and Iran and from various tribes. Some 1,308 people made camp

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    NEWS Local Spiritual Assembly of Hoonah, Alaska formed April 21, 1969. Top row left: Tom J12, chairman; Harold McKinley, vice-chairman; Stuart Ashton, Ralph Houston, Simon Koenig. Front row, left: Mrs. Dottie Baumgartner, treasurer; Mrs- Gloria McKinley, Mrs, Belle Koenig, nod Mrs. Donna Ashton, secretory. Historit Funeral Held in Fort Yukon With such an indomitable spirit as Charley Robert's, it was appropriate that this first Athabascan Baha'i from Fort Yukon would also have the first Baha'i

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    21 ms summer SCHOOL From June 21 to 29, during What was pro'bably.the rainiest eight days of the Summer, the Northwest Baha'i Summer School was held in beautiful Miller- sylvania State Park in the state af Washington. The inclement weather dampened clothing and the outdoor facilities but not the spirit of the more than 100 attend- mg. Under the capable tutelage of John Kolstoe of Fair- banks, Alaska, the adults and some of the older youth delved deeply into: "Techniques of Deepening" "Writ

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    Baha'i Center at Wil- mette, Illinois. Large meetings were arranged in these cities for Mr. Furiltan to meet and address the Baha'is and their friends. In addition he taught classes at Baha'i Schools at Green Acre, Eliot; -Maine; Camp Dorothy Walls, Black Mo1.mtain,, North Carolina; Davison, Michigan; and Geyserville, California. The Continental Board of Counsellors for North America arranged three Deepening Conferences: two in Alaska at Juneau and Anchorage, and one in Canada at Halifax, Nova S

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    of laughter spreading happiness; bright, friendly JAIIULIT Speakers at deepening conference in Juneau, Alaska in September, sponsored by the Continental Board of Counsel- lors_ Left to -right, front: Howard Brown, Peggy Ross, Hand of the Cause 'Ali-Akbar Fzmiton, Florence Mcyherry; rear: Rea: Tolcott, chairman. for the meeting, and Alaska Notional Assembly members, Georgie Moisle-r, Robert Moul, Donald Anderson. eyes spilling love on each other because of the spiritual inspiration this beloved man
    brought us. Picture him walking down the leaf-dappled paths, children holding each hand, or sitting on a log by the campfire, sur- rounded by the listening friends. Imagine how our knowledge and understanding grew because of this superb teacher." In his final session in Alaska, before continuing his world itinerary, Hand of the Cause Mr. Furutan gave deep insight into the Writings concerning the individ- ual's responsibilities in service to the Cause of God. He urged us, with all of his heart

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    I I I NEWS '7 C0|ombia Believers from Bogota, Cali, amundi, 11-Iaizales, and Pereira at the Cali, Cfllombia, Summer School, October 1969- New York A|as|Alaska, October I969, panel on Indian Council. Left to right: Willie Willoya, Maynard Eakan, Victor 1m-_-mar, Joyce Nor-man, Maggie Haney, William Cappack, Peter Singyke, Alice Kalcaruk, Melba King; (foreground) Art Jess, Jr. Duchess County, New York, 1969 Fair booth. I . -

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    for a January 24 meet- ing at the Y.W.C.A. Traveling teacher Mrs. Margaret Jensen of Winnetka, Illinois, was the speaker for this meeting, and for a deepening class the next morning. Minnesota Montana Former pioneer to Alaska, Blu lviundy of Lewiston, Idaho, spent five days, January 21-25, in helping the Great Falls area believers proclaim the Faith. Two television appearances reached not only the Great Falls area, but by cable TV were carried to Haw-E, Helena, Lewiston, Missoula, and Kalispell. One thirty

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    'Ii Baha'i United Nations Day Ce|ebraii0ns Proclaim "United Wor|c|--an Emerging Reality" Reports on United Nations Day celebrations have been received from almost fifty communities in the United States and Alaska. While half of the communi- ties reported holding public meetings with speakers, there were many that held a variety of other activities, each demonstrating Baha'i support for the U.N. Many also made Contact with the local United Nations Associ- ation and cooperated with other
    of the oneness of mankind and of world peace. International potluck dinners and food fairs appealed to the palates of many. In Toledo, Ohio there was international song accompanying their international dinner. Seventy-five attended, including an editor, who provided a follow-up article in the local newspaper. The largest attendance reported was one thousand attend- ing the food fair in Spenard, Alaska. Inspired by the and with full community cooperation and sup- port this has become a most popular annual UN

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    l4th Annual Alaska Baha"i Summer School Place: Juneau, Alaska Dates: July 13-22 Faculty: (Will include) Lloyd Gardner, member, Conti- nental Board of Counsellors, Howard Brown, member, Auxiliary Board, Ted Anderson, member, Auxiliary Board. Fee: $12-00 per person includes housing in homes and three meals per day for five days. Sorry, but there are no facilities for children. - For information and reservations, write: Alaska Bahefi Summer School, Mrs. Georgine Moul, Registrar. Mile N. Douglas
    Highway. Juneau, Alaska 99801. Fourth Annual Convention British Honduras Signs of a growing maturity were very evident at the Fourth Annual Convention in Belize, April 30-May 3. With an allotted thirty-eight delegates this year, the National Spiritual Assembly made every effort to assure that as many as possible attended. Sketchy transportation, seasonal work, and day-to-day exist- ence have presented constant problems here, but it was with great joy that we welcomed sixteen delegates from five of our

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    Jalal Quieeh; Mme. F. P. Charles, vice-chairman; Dr. Sadeghza- deh, Auxiliary Board member; Emmanuel Tomondji, Dahomey, internal secretary.' Denis Degue. Dahomey: Emmanuel Win- ston- Togo. The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bah:i'is of Alaska, with Mrs. Florence Mayberry, member of the Continental Board o_f Counsellors seated. between Howard Brown and Tetl Anderson, Auxiliary Board members. The Assembly members, left to right: {standing} Robin Fowler, vice-chaiflnan; John Kolstoe, chairman

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    of adult Baha'is has increased to 94,982 as compared to last year's total of 52,300 Baha'is. . . Fm?" Delegates and friends at the Vietnam Notional Convention. April 26-May 2. Alaska Fourteenth National Convention of Alaska, In second row. cen- ter, Mrs. Florence Mayberry, member of the Continental Board of Counsellors. with Aturi-liary Board members and their wives: Howard and Lea Brown at her right hand; Ted and Joan An- derson at her left hand- he

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    NEWS 5 Hand of the Cause Visits Canada and Alaska I Left: Mr. Samrmdari and his son, Medhi, being greeted at 'Juneau airport by Robert Moul, member of the Aieskan National Assembly. At "right: Dr. Samandari and his son at a. meeting with Bahefis in Juneau. Hand of the Cause Mr. Semandari, with his son Dr. Samar:-dari visit the friends in Kelowml, B.C. in early November. Shown have are believers who came from as far north as Prince George to as far south as the U.S. border.

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    as Samoa and Hawaii, in the south, and Alaska and the Northwest Territories, in the north. On her way to Fort Qu"Appel1e, Ruhiyyih Iflianum stopped briefly in Regina for a reception in her honor. At a gathering in the Hotel Saskatchewan, her talk created a warm and gracious atmosphere. She was welcomed to the city by the Mayor, who presented her with a brooch as a symbol of the city's respect. At Fort Qu'Appelle the Indians honored her with a special ceremony called a "Welcome Song and Dance

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    First Spiritual Assembly of the Buhcfis of Palmer, Alaska formed at Ridvrin 19?'0. Left to right: front: Monte Smith, treasurer; Beverly Kolstoe, secretary; Betty Lee Summers {cm- flo-orJ, Imogene Hagen, Douglas Hum, Marzieh Miller; rear: Richard Miller, J12, chairman; Robert Summers, John Kolstoe, ch-airrmm. New Local Assemb|ies The first local Spiritual Assembly of the of Willingbofo, New Jersey. Left to right: Mrs. Nancy Riemrm, Gary Hurdluw, Lois Hurdlow, John. McCall, Dale McCall, Eric
    Be-mdt, Edith Hermit, Christine Holfelder, Robert olfelder. NOVEMBER The first Spiritual Assembly of the Bahd'?s oi Pasadena, Texas. Left to right: (seated) Mrs. Patricia Campbell, secretary: Mrs. Betty Powers; Mrs. Rouhieh Ahmadi: Mrs. Lorelie Bradshaw, treasurer; (standing) Robert Carpenter, -vice-chainnan; Luther Powers; Noo'r'ian; Richard McConnell; Darrell Brad- shaw, r.-huirmzm. Alaska Holds Summer School Some of those at the Thirteenth Annual Alaska Summer School at Douglas-Juneau, July 13-22

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    , with an atten- dance of about eighty. The Caldwells left shortly before the Convention to pioneer in Alaska. The friends in Mexico are deeply grateful for their devotion and hard work in supervising the erection of this build- mg.

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    travel in the Western Hemisphere, to meet the friends and teach His Cause, it is now one more sign to me of the kindness of the Loving Creator to His servants that this experi- ence should have come my way and these months be spent in a manner so pleasing to my soul. For what can bring more happiness than seeing, from the tip of South America to the far reaches of Alaska, the triumphs of self-sacrificing soldiers in the army of the Blessed Beauty? The promises of the Master, 'Abdu'l-Baha

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    by Modern Talking Pictures Service, Inc. This organization has numerous film libraries across the United States, Canada, Alaska and Hawaii. The company will list the film in catalogues sent to schools, churches, clubs, hospitals, libraries, etc. The film is available on free loan to these organizations. At pres- ent, Modern Talking Pictures Service is handling the distribution of the film New Wind" and in four months has had almost 1,000 showings of the film. "It's Just the Beginning" will also

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    6 The Birth oi a Local Spiritual Assembly The first Local Spiritual Assembly of Klawock, Alas- ka was formed at Hidvan 1970. The Assembly, however, did not just appear, but was the result of several years of dedication and sacrifice by many believers. In response to the call from the Universal House of Justice in 1964, which designated Prince of Wales ls- land, one of Alaska's virgin goals, to be settled during the Nine Year Plan, Vern and Evelyn Huffman decided to move there. They arrived
    of the Baha'is of Alaska, and conducted by Auxiliary Board member Jenabe Caldwell, it proved to be an inspiring spiritual experience for all. Working from the premise that the source of spiritual strength and the key to unlock resources result from a deep understanding of the Word Of God, the time was largely devoted to serious study of five Baha'i books-- Bahd'i Prayers, Hidden Words, Seven Valleys, The Advent of Di-vine Justice, and Tablets of the Divine Plan. The first day was spent in prayer. which
    resulted in a feeling of group solidarity and a sense of humility in the individual. This was felt to be in accordance with the teachings concerning the need to eliminate one'S self from consideration when attempting to carry out one's part in building the New World Order. Only when one is cleared of self can the PUWET ?f God fun? gulde person's affairs and actions. The remainder of the nine day institute was spent in mp. - ug- JANUARY 971 First local Spiritual Assembly of Klcwock, Alaska. formed
    principle, or of a specific instruction. The result of this total immersion in the Word of God, was that every person who attended was flooded with confidence, joy, and an eagerness to spread the fire of the Faith across the land. Individual goals were set by people, and after the institute many set out to teach the Cause throughout Alaska. On the last day all the participants were given Diplomas. These were completely unexpected and deeply touched the students. On the front was The Greatest Name
    , and inside was the Bab's Address to The Letters of the Living. The feeling of the Alaskan National Spiritual Assem- bly was that the institute was very successful and that further ones will have to be held. The continuous attendance of a limited number of people was believed to be the factor that allowed .a building of both knowl- edge and spirit which will assist greatly in the attain- ment of Alaska's goal of raising the number of centers to 105. A Teaclring Trip to Samoa During the month of September

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    is certain to result in many new and in- fluential friends for the Faith, and, who knows how many of these may be added to the ranks of the ever- advancing army of Baha'u'1lah! Teaching by exhibit provides a ready made audience for the Message of Baha'u'llah. Letter from Hand of the Cause Enoch Cllinga . . . . 1 Institute in Mauritius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 New Movie Produced: "It's Just the BeginningReports of United Nations Day Observances . . . . . . Alaska: New local

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    news - -. Mr. Olingu meets with Mr. Hugh Chance, member of The Uni.- uersul House of Justice. In this picture is Australian pioneer youth Mr. Gary Grainger with Mr. Russ Garcia and Fijian believers. Nine public meetings were arranged for Mr. and Mrs. Russ Garcia leading singing at meeting at Raiwaqa where many children had gathered to meet Mr. Olinga. \e The Eagle River, Alaska, Local Spiritual Assembly announces its incorporation as of September 8, IQTO. Front row: Herb Johnson

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    --1-an-iv Ah"- H-1 1- *1 APRIL radiant faces that literally shone with love and joy, After prayers were said in many languages and dialects, the beloved Hands Enoch Olinga and Collis Feather- stone conveyed loving greetings to the enraptured au- dience. When the closing prayer ended--all heaven broke loose--as everyone mingled together and the at- mosphere was reminiscent of the London Congress of 1963. There were Baha'is from over twenty different countries, as far-flung as Alaska

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    and executor of the exhibition. Beside him is Counsellor an Kee Leong. Mr. l1-Iehnet All Agorh of Istanbul, Turkey {left} and Joyce and Fred. Norman of Alaska at a session during the Oceanic Con- ference, Singapore.

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    aal-ii-i NEWS Tlingii Prince Hos Boho Funeral David Johnson was a Tlingit Prince from Taku. He was also the first to become a Baha'i in Kake, in south- eastern Alaska. It was appropriate that he was also the first Baha'i from Kake to have a Baha'i funeral. From the time he first became a Baha'i, David was devoted and steadfast. Many people learned of the Baha'i Faith through David. Many were given cour- age in their Faith because of him. In October 1970, David attended the Conference
    , two of David's children. Shortly after their arrival the weather closed in, making travel impossible for others who had planned to attend the funeral- David was so dearly loved in Kake that the entire community worked together to complete the arrange- ments. The members of the Alaska Native Brother- hood and Alaska Native Sisterhood worked hard to build the casket and dig the grave, and provide food. Everyone expressed love for David in one way or an- other. A touching ceremony was held the night
    before the funeral as the body was placed in the casket. At that time many more people learned a little bit about the Baha'i Faith that David had accepted. An all night vigil was kept in the hall. It'was a cold, blustery February 2 when David's friends came in great numbers to the ANB hall to at- tend the first Baha'i funeral in Hake. Arrangements had been made so that both the Alaska Native Broth- erhood and the Sisterhood could have memorial ser- vices just prior to the Baha'i service
    it to the island graveyard. The paIlbearer's duty 15 done at the dock. However, for David, despite the cold, stormy weather, the pallbearers boarded the boat, crossed the choppy water and went all the way to the graveside in driving snow where they set the casket at rest. By Tliflgit. tradition, there is a forty day mourning period following a death. For David that, too, was altered. The Baha'i proclamation team had been in Southeast Alaska for some time. Their schedule was 13 changed so they would be in Kake
    to accept Baha'u'llah during the proclamation pro- gram in the evening. What a fitting tribute to Tlingit prince David John- son. Even in death he continued to teach. [From Alaska Bauefi News, Feb. 1971] In Memory of Floyd Hardin, Early Pioneer of World Language Movement Baha'is and their friends who realize the importance of an international language will be interested to learn that Mr. Floyd B. Hardin, who passed away on January 13 at the age of S5 years after only a few weeks residence in Winnetka

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    . Jenab-e Caldwell and Mrs. Conner. Mrs. Gallagher led a study of "America's Spiritual Destiny" as envis- aged by 'Abdu'l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi. Mr. Caldwell came out for a day and told the friends of-the exciting teaching efforts now taking place in Alaska. Dr. Daniel Jordan presented a series of six lectures dealing with the themes "Searching for the Meaning of Life": "God's Purpose for Man;" "The Source of Mean- ing in Life", "The Nature of Spiritual Education", "Safeguarding Meaning in Life

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    handkerchiefs tied to sticks assuring him they come in peace. They excitedly explained they lie been watching the e11.o1"mous building under const'mcti_on and decided to find out what it was, Poul had fireside with the youngsters and gave them some pamphlets. All were im- pressed with what they had learned, promised they would return, and happily started back down the mountain side. View from approaching road. Moss Teaching is the only way to tell the people in time ALASKA: Proclamation has begun

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    The Alaska fifteenth Convention was described as glorious, evidencing an unusual unity and zeal. As de- scribed by Mrs. Florence Mayberry, Counsellor, "It was featured by the flame of a spirit which impelled dele- gates, the National Assembly and all who witnessed the Convention to reach for new heights of dedication in order to peer at 'those enthralling vistas at present beyond the horizon' referred to in the Supreme Body's Ridvan Message." The Ridvan message was read through and discussed
    at the beginning of the Convention. Later it was voted to read the Message again, each paragraph by a different delegate, and immediately after it was read, discussed in depth. The message sparked the entire Convention. When Auxiliary Board member Jenabe Caldwell re- sponded to the Convention's request that he address them regarding A1aska's potentialities, he became a firebrand which set ablaze the torch of dedication. He called on every believer to take part in causing Alaska "to become the first all-Baha'i
    nation in the world." First he outlined the speedy accomplishment of the few remaining goals of the Nine Year Plan along with those newly assigned by the Universal House of Justice, then the campaign to conquer Alaska spiritually. 17 T1-nul__ . 1' ii 7 presented it as the Army of Light on the march, outlining a battle plan with scouts, supply depots, train- ing fields, signifying early pioneers, institutes for con- solidation, etc- He indicated ways those who must stay at home can serve
    such as deepening and prayer, de- putization, baby-sitting. The National Spiritual Assembly at Convention shared its ideas, problems, joys and hopes with the body of the believers, and the believers reponded with love and stalwart backing, making a wondrous unit. On the last day of the Convention fifty persons arose to dedicate their time, money and prayers to the objective of spiritually conquering Alaska. Their aim was to do this within the time of the Nine Year Plan. Delegates were from the following
    backgrounds: Tlingit Indian, Eskimo, Japanese-Tlingit, Chinese, Negro, Caucasian, Christian and Jewish. In addition to Counsellor Mayberry and Auxiliary Board member Caldwell, two additional Board members, Howard Brown and Ted Anderson of the Yukon Territory con- tributed to the excellence of this convention. Immediately after the Convention, the Alaska Nation- al Spiritual Assembly met and planned a campaign of action in detail with map, names and time schedule; met with committees; communicated
    these detailed plans to each believer of Alaska. Areas to receive proclamation activity within the next few months are the highway system and villages in the neighborhood of Unalasl-ta on the Aleutian Chain. Teams of Baha'is will travel from village to village putting on a program, demonstrating the oneness of mankind and the love and unity that can exist through Baha'u'llah. Areas selected "for immediate "conquering" will have sent to them ten or fifteen believers (each one represent- ing a regiment) who

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    4-..- I --mil nah Fifteenth Annual Convention of the Bnhcifis of Anchorage, Alaska, April 30-May 2, 1971, See story in July Bnhcifi News Continental Counsellor M-rs. Florence Mwyberry and Auxiliary Board members Howard Brown, left of Mrs. Mwyberry, Ted Anderson, top left, and Jenahe Caldwell, top right, at the fifteenth Annual Convention of the of Alas cl.

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    Assembly of Alaska (photoIcelandic Iohe'is nt ll-in Cormdinn Convonlion {photoAssembly' of District oi North wast Territory [photol . . . . . . .. of Alaska [photos] Iqnln: ll River Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Lou Silo {photoNotional Convention in Pop-uo end New Guinco .. . . .. 'I'l Pearls of the Oceanic ContinenceBook Prosonlution in Oiinnwo [photosupported by the expressed wish of The Universal House of Justice that its publication

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    that -historic Asia Regional Teaching Conference in Nikko just sixteen years ago. The next two years witnessed the formation of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska and of the Regional National Spiritual Assembly of North East Asia. To the Convention in Tokyo at Ridvan 1957 the Guardian addressed these prophetic words: "This auspicious event, which posterity will regard as the culmination of a process initiated, halt a century ago, in the capital city of Japan . . . marks the opening of the second

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    are the witnesses to the beginnings of a rapid increase in the number of believers. Peoples in other islands and lands of the North Pacific, including the Ryulryus, Guam, the Trust Territories, the western shores of Canada and Alaska and the Aleutians are also enrolling under the banner of the Most Great Name, and next Eidvan yet another pillar of The Universal House of Justice is to be raised in Micronesia. We are heartened at the prospect that from the indigenous peoples of this vast oceanic area, the Ainu

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    -mm -nth.-1, Sixteenth Annual Convention of the Bahd'is, Anchorage, April 28-30, 19372. Mrs. Florence Mayberry, Counsellor, and Auxiliary Board member Howard Brown are in the front row center. REPORT Last year's Convention was a banner-waving one, at which the delegates dared to challenge the believers to "Spiritually Conquer Alaska." This year's Convention was one of quieter strength and self confidence as the twenty-nine delegates and 200 friends gathered to re- joice over the gains
    and to plan for the future. In the cable from The Universal House of Justice, Alaska was praised for fulfilling all goals and called a "shining light." 'These goals fulfilled were the formation of thirty-two Assemblies, including one in the Aleutians, two on Kodiac Island and three in the Baranofs. Twelve Assem- blies are incorporated. Prayers have been translated into Athabascan and Tlingit and Baha'i literature also translated into Aleut and Yukpik as well as tapes made in the leading languages
    of Alaska. One goal was to extend teaching activity among mi- nority groups. Now a large proportion of the believers of Alaska represent minorities and they are very much involved in teaching activities. In addition the foreign goals have been accomplished. The Stettler family of three pioneered to Swaziland. Don and Marie Van Brunt pioneered to Iceland. Alio settled in Lesotho. Alaska assisted in the acquisi- tion of Temple sites in West Africa and Luxembourg. A youth conference with sixty to seventy
    the friends that during the disintegration of the old world, people will come to the Baha'is as patients come to their doctor. Counsellor Florence Mayberry spoke on "Alaska in the Eyes of the World," reminding them that at the Singapore Conference they were asked about the "prayer watch" and how the "Army of Light" was formed in Alaska. She told of interest in Central and South America in the techniques developed in Alaska. She repeated a portion of the 1964 Message irom The Universal House of Justice
    to Alaska to "play your part in the awakening of the entire North American con- tinent." In conclusion she stated that the power and dynamism of the believers have been tapped and de- scribed it as a wonderful example of universal par- ticipation. --Condensed from June 1972 Arms:-:1 Bsnifii News. National Spiritual Assem bly members of Alaska for with Mrs. Florence ayberry and Howard Brown at center. Members: Arthur Jess; Blaine Reed; Georgia Haisler, Recording Secretary; George Wang; John Kolstoe

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    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- i to OI'-Iicials Curn-gun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 I Fin'! Spirilvll humbly New All-China:-I Community in 5-crown-1|: -. . 1 Alaska--Carlvorrliun In-port . Group Hwtogruph of lnternulional Conhrurun, Pa-nsrna . . . - . . . . I flbguf I-he Camiilflliolrol of Bolivia {Phatogrupisl . -. .- . . . . -ii lo-or': Pruparntien for Journeys . . . . . . . . .16 I lolin mid: um, Mon-|lI1 1 In Illa Falkland Islands,-cl Wedding-u Proclamation

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    NEWS 13 i7 7' ALASKA Youth Aclivilim Strong youth groups were formed in Anchorage, Spenard and Petersburg, and more yout-h activities have begun in Fairbanks and Kenai where large num- bers of young people have enrolled. Students missed no opportunity for promoting the Cause of God, making the Faith the topic of essays in English courses and talks in speech classes. Books were placed in high school libraries and the movie, "It's Just the Beginning," was shown in a number of schools. In Juneau
    a Baha"i team presented programs to all ele- mentary schools which resuled in a letter of thanks and praise from the Assistant Superintendent of the Juneau School District. The University of Alaska campus at Fairbanks was the scene of a number of activities including a success- iul week-long proclamation when a display booth was set up and firesides held Articles on the Faith appeared in the campus newspaper and interviews were aired over the Campus FM Station. During the year, youth participated
    followed by assignment to teams to begin Massive Encounter in Southeast. They travelled by two chartered boats {both captains enrolled in the Faith), ferry and plane, and swept southward through the panhandle and into Northern British Columbia taking the Faith of Baha'u'11ah to virtually every town, village, logging camp and cannery site in Southeast Alaska. As a result, every single community large enough to be noted on a map and many places too small to be found on any map had Baha'is resident

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    in {Phaiograpllsi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JD i I Counsellors' llslilula, Guanacash, Casi: Rica -. . . . . . . II 23 Norwegian-| School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alaska lap-art! Member: of National Spiritual [Pha-to-graph} .34 I Dutch Sumner 5-ch-cal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Members of the new National Spiritual Assembly of Left to right front: Gudrim Trea- surer

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    23 First Local Spiritual Assembly of the of Bethel, Alaska, Ridodn 19'iI. Front row: Blu Mandy, Edison, Sondra Etdgeuk, Andrea. Baumgurtner. Also, left to right: Natalie Buumgurtner, secretory; Ernest Baum.- gurtmer, chairmen; Bud Reoet, nice-chairman; Ken. L. Suel, and Jim Boumgurtner, treasurer, Patient Effort Results in Alaskan Assembly The culmination of sixteen years of intermittent teach- ing activity and pioneer settlement resulted in the estab- lishment of the first Local Spiritual
    Assembly of Bethel, Alaska, last Ridvan, 1971. This Assembly was composed entirely of Bahefi pioneers who converged there begin- ning in the summer of 1970. The first to move there were Ken and Beth Suel from the Matanuska lialley, who established residence in the spring. Blu of Fairbanks went in early fall to teach in the State Uperated School. That same fall, Bud Revet went in the last part of August from Mekoryuk; then Margie Revet in December from Eek. They were followed in December by Jim

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    'rt Hnvem ber I 9T2 ALASKA SUMMER SCHOOL On July S-13, 1972 Bahefis from all over Alaska gathered under sunny skies in Juneau for the fifteenth Alaska Baha'i Summer School held in the Little Theatre Building. Some fifty friends and families attend ed. Vinson Brown, naturalist, publisher and author from Healdsburg, California, presented classes on Indian Prophecies. Dr. alil Mahmoudi, associate professor of sociology and languages at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, gave lectures
    . The Feast of Kalirnat (Words) closed the Summer School's ofiicial activities. AL.l.siLa Bsnifl News, September 1972 Annual Summer School--J1meau, Alaska, July 8-13, 19?2

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    the world, from Africa, Australia, and from behind the Iron 'Curtain, associated together in peace and harmony, using only Esperanto as the_means of communication. The Congress was also eminently successful Baha'i-wise. Nine Baha'is were present-- seven from the United States and two from Alaska. The Baha'is were the only religious group with an offieial representative. Other organizations represented were the American Federation of Teachers; the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

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    halo .13 The Grant Ea-Iari of Hand of 1-in Cause Iullpiyyili fidnurn . . . . . . . . . . . . iliilag-as Became . Alaska Summer School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .'lB Quechua I-eli-aver: in Peru . . . . Iaha'is Play Acli-re lain in Unive-uni Esperanlo C011-gran . . . . . . . . . . . -20 CavarPaga-FarR.otnq-Magazine Praclcirllacl =1 Fihh Buddha in Ina: .. Newly purchased Haziratufl-Quds for the National Spiri- ilfgiflfifll t-Hal

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    of Yauri-Khoya, Bolivia with pioneer Dorothy Hansen Baskin during a teaching, deepening trip on October 8, .l9?2. -. A-Q I. P- "Wu. "Hu- .'r7 "ii1.-- -, E1 '5 FEBRUARY 'l9}"'ii -'Ag -- - TANACRO55 Tanacross was in the middle of a four-day Potlatch, celebrating the death of the Chiefs son a year ago, and the Massive Encounter team of Alaska was invited to participate- Finding out that Hazel Lovelace, our coor- dinator for this trip, was a Tlingit Indian, the Chief said that it would be an honor

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    HEW5 ll Dedication ot the Mathew Kaszab Institute in Alaska The Mathew Kaszab Institute, located in the Greater Anchorage area of Alaska, was dedicated on Sunday, November 12, 1972 in an afternoon program which was planned by the National Spiritual Assembly. John Kolstoe, Chairman of the National Spiritual As- sembly, acted as Chairman on the occasion. He pointed out the significance of Baha'i Institutes for deepening in the Teachings to further the spiritualization of Alaska. Rowena
    Currington gave the dramatic story of Mathew Kaszab, pioneer to Nicaragua in 1939, who suffered per- secution and hardships for the Faith. Auxiliary Board member enabe Caldwell read a let- ter from the Continental Board of Counsellors remind- ing those attending that Alaska is "caught in a trap of its own glory." At least one percent of the population of Alaska is now Baha'i but the goal since the 1971 Conven- tion has been that Alaska become the first state in the world. The Windflower musical group
    a failure in his efforts towards bettering conditions of deplorable poverty, vice and ignorance, so returned to Managua where he was arrested while walk- ing on the street, on the alleged charge of criticizing the Nicaraguan government. Auxiliary Boo.-rd member Jemtbe Caldwell and Elaine Caldwell at the Kaszab Institute -v -- -- ref'. . 3--. 4- - The Mathew Kaszab I mtitute in Alaska He was released after about three weeks of imprison- ment and, sensing danger, commenced plans to leave the -country
    story of the labor he thought he lost "but which will exercise its influence forever. --Adapted from ALASKA B.uzA'i Nsws, Sept. and Dec. 1972 Passing of Well-Known Pioneer and Teocher--Mrs. Joy Eori Many Baha'is both in the United States and in the Far East will be grieved to learn of the passing of Mrs. Joy Earl in Ann Arbor, Michigan on November 27, 1972, following several weeks of hospitalization. Although Mrs. Earl had suffered greatly from ill health for many years, she never ceased teaching

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    24 i FEBRUARY 191: I 7 - 7 7 v77 CONTENTS I 3 'lhomton Cllusl, Finl Iahe'|'i in Wulnrn World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i Li TIM Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -- Tanner-Eiqlun-cling Our Horizon: [Book Review} 0 . i' Pro-you Duelioulisn of lhu Marl-nu ltuszub lnifitutl or! Alaska . . . . . . . . . . . .. .11 1' Pal-ling of Fiuntl-r and Inf Earl . . - -. .. . - flflahl-l Inslilut-I: on Covenant

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    them; should they poison your lives, sweeten their souls; should they inflict a wound upon you, be a salve to their sores. Such are the attributes of the sincere! Such are the attributes of the truthful. . . . During World War I 'Abdu'l-Baha addressed to the Baha'is of the United States and Canada a series of epistles, or tablets (alvah), in which He invited every one of them to spread the Faith on the American conti- nent and beyond. In the first message, dated April 8, 1916, He called for Alaska

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    persons who were not Baha'is serving as chairmen. In addition to hearing the speakers' messages on the need for unifying world action and for recogni- tion of the human rights of all people, those attending the meetings received literature supplied by both the United Nations Information Center and the Baha'i Na- tional Spiritual Assembly. Publicity brought the atten- tion of the general public to the words "Baha'i" and "United Nations. ALASKA A bold headline stretching across three columns

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    to different homes. Two public meetings were held, one was a luncheon for a large group. Six declarations of faith in Baha'u'llah were made. --Information from NINETEEN DAY STAR, published by the New Era High School, Panchgani, District Satara, India. 7 __fiW 7 23 Windflower in England Vifindflower 1S a_ musical group from Alaska. They arrived in London_in two groups; the first had to handle the baggage--_18 pieces of luggage, weighing about 4,000 pounds, carrying it three blocks to the subway during
    that is why their efforts were blessed and the spirit of love permeated the atmosphere! --Adapted from ALASKA NEWS, March, 1973. The Windflower musical group with Bahci'is in Shrews- bury, England EUR .0

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    of Alaska remain in the zone of North America. The number of Counsellors is now raised to fifty- seven by the appointment of Mr. Friday Ekpe and Mr. 12hikru'llah Kazimi in North-western Africa, Mr. Hushang 'Ahdiyyih and Mr. Peter Vuyiya in Central and East Africa, Dr. Sarah Pereira and Mrs. Velma Sherrill in North America, Mr. Row- land Estall and Mr. Paul Lucas in Central Ameri- ca, Mrs. Leonora Mr. Peter McLaren and Mr. Raul Pavon in South America, Mr. Dipchand Khianra and Mrs. Zena Sorabjee in South

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    in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans between longi- tudes 20' west and 80? east and south of the equator with the exception of the Islands of Annoben, Zan- zibar, Pemba, and Mafia which are assigned to the zone of Central and East Africa. North America All the continent of America north of the southem frontier of the United States plus all offshore islands in the Pacific and Arctic Oceans including the Aleutian chain and all islands under the jurisdiction of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, also

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    . and the Oblast of Amur, China east of Sinkiang and north of the southern boun- daries of Tsinghai, Kansu, Shensi, Honan and Shan- tung; Korea, Japan, Taiwan and all islands belong- ing politically to those nations plus all islands in the Pacific Ocean north of the equator and between the longitudes of 140? east and 140' west with the excep- tion of the Gilbert Islands and those islands under the jurisdiction of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, but including those Caroline Islands lying west

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    On April 16, 1973, The Universal House of Justice contributed $20,000 on behalf of the entire Baha'i world to the projected Temple work. The National Spiritual Assemblies of Canada, Alaska and Hawaii soon followed this lead. Canada pledged $20,000 to the effort during the current year; Hawaii promised $25,000 over a five-year period; and Alaska offered between $1,000 and $2,000 per year, and more if possible. Many of the needed improvements are the natural consequence of the great attraction

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    in 1945. 'Abdu'l-Baha's Tablets of the Divine Plan were un- veiled at the National Convention of 1919. In the preface to the printed Tablets Horace Holley wrote: "The most notable responses made to these Tablets were the unique services of Martha Root in Latin America, Europe and the Orient, by Mr. and Mrs. Hyde Dunn in Australia, and by Mrs. H. Emogene Hoagg and Marian Jack in Alaska." With the Canadian artist from the Province of New Brunswick, Marian Elizabeth Jack, Emogene sailed for Alaska
    by Mrs. Georgia Grayson Ralston of San Francisco who stayed with them until they began their homeward journey, sailing February 24 from Van- couver. Recalling those eight months that took her six thousand miles, filled with effort and excitement, Emo- gene was satisfied that all Alaska had heard the word Baha'i. There were newspaper stories in every town along the way. As follow-up they wrote to all their contacts, sending literature. In her Alaska travels, Emogene Bahd'z' News Hoagg, musician

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    4' Leaving Fairbanks bound for Nenana. Rtihiyyih Lhanum with Sharon averty, an Athabascan Indian believer, her daughter Lua, and Fletcher Bennet. Around the World Rfihijryih with editor of the Nome newspaper. Amatu'l-Bahd with the Hand of the Cause Jaldl Khfizeh at the summer school in Juneau on the night of her adoption into the Eagle Tribe of the Tlingit Indians. Pictured with her are members of the tribe. to am-nivi NEWS /November 1913 Ruhiyyih Khdnum visits Alaska After only a very
    brief respite follow- ing her almost four-year joumey through Africa, the Hand of the Cause Amatu'l-Bahfi Rfihiyyih Khanum left Haifa on July 25th, accompanied by Miss Nell Golden, for a one-month trip of 18,800 air miles to the vast State of Alaska. The magnet that had attracted her half-way round the world was the love of the friends in Alaska, evidenced by the many loving invitations from the National Spiritual Assembly, a letter signed by hundreds of the friends in Alaska in different towns
    asking her to come, and many individual letters with the same request. Added to this was her own long- standing wish to visit Alaska, and her admiration and love for this community which had achieved its goals early in the Ten Year Crusade and had an exemplary record of service during the Nine Year Plan as well. The itinerary of Amatu'l-Bahi in- cluded trips to 15 different localities. The city of Anchorage had the good fortune of 6 visits during the 30-day period. At the Summer School in Juneau

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    "to emphasize the need for a better understanding of the prin- ciple of the equality of men and women" in their United Nations Day and Human Rights Day observances. The re- sponse was mostencouraging. We shipped almost 4,000 copies of the DecIaration--in English, French, or Spanish--and over l(X) copies of the new brochure, The Equality of RIghlS for Women." These materials were sent to the following Assemb- lies, representing quite a range of peoples and cultures: Alaska, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica

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    The Universal House of Jus- tice. For three days the Hands of the Cause and a stream of Continental Counsellors, representatives of many Na- tional Spiritual Assemblies, Auxiliary Board members, and Knights of Bahe'u'llah shared with the assembled friends recollections of past events as well as plans for future accomplishments. The spirit of the conference steadily grew as musical groups from the continental United States, from Alaska and from Hawaii contributed their talents to the program. Throughout

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    Baha'is from the Seattle area. Mike Tanaka, formerly of Kona, Hawaii directed the singers. The Windfiower group from Alaska also performed at the conference. From Hawaii, entertainment was provided by the New World Chorus, directed by Russ Garcia; by East of Midnight, a group from Kauai; by Steve and Bunny, also from Kauai; and by Sunshine Delight, from Oahu. The conference exhibit area was located in a building adjoining the Auditorium. Exhibits promoting the Hawaiian teaching and pioneering goals

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    to demonstrate their abiding concern for the unification of the human family and for the estab- lishment of a permanent peace. They also fubill the Guardian's instructions that Bahd'is associate themselves with am-rA'i NEWS September. 1974 all .N. activities that are consonant with Baird' i principles. The article which follows, compiled by the Bahd'i International Commun- ity, surveys the extent of Ba.ha"i in- volvement in these celebrations during 1973. Alaska: Alaskan Baha'i communities observed both

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    and The Baha'i World, Vol. in early September. Shown in the above photograph are, from left to right, standing: Dushyant Kumar, a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'1s of India, and Jenabe Caldwell, from Alaska. From left to right, seated: Counsellors Dip- shand Khianra, and Shirin Boman, President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad of India, Counsellor Zena Sorabjee, and R. N. Shah, Secretary of the National Spiritual Assembly. The President cordially received his visitors and asked a number

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    , then to 3,000 and so on." In such manner, Louise served the Faith to the end of her life. Following twenty years' pioneering ser- vice in Anchorage, Alaska, Betty Becker arrived in Chile in 1959. Although ham- pered by failing eyesight resulting in blindness and by declining health leading to ultimate bed-confinement for over a year-and-a-half, following a stroke in March 1973, Betty remained mentally alert, in good spirits, actively serving the Faith through prayer and sacrifice to the last day of her life

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    (Malaysia) It was Counsellor Florence Mayberry who introduced the germ of a new idea in deepening. A group of B-aha'is from Kedah were among the over a hundred friends who had gathered in Butterworth to listen to her talk. Mrs. Mayberry described a new kind of institute being held in Canada and Alaska, . . - wherein a limited num- ber of Baha'is gathered together for intensive deepening, using the Holy Writings exclusively, and involving a hundred percent participation. The Kedah friends had been toying

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    pioneer Zaire . . . generous endowments donated. . . . Upper West Africa: "Announce joyful election first National Spiritual Assembly presence Hand Cause Olinga, Counsellor Ardikani, Auxiliary Board member Alsalihi, 23 delegates; greet- ings from united Convention Upper West Africa. . . Americas Alaska: "Forging ahead Five Year Plan . . . international pioneers four Belgium, three Finland, three Philippines; high level activity intemational travel teaching; homefront needs as- sured. . . Argentina

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    1 Cameroon Republic Alaska 14 1979 . Auxiliary Board member Napoleon Ojong; dawn to clear the ground, the friends from accompanied by pioneer Joseph Shepard, Ebame joined them and the building was reccently visited the village of Ebam, started. Mr. Ojong is standing at the far lefi in Cameroon Republic, to help with construction this photo, wearing a white shirt. of its When they started at I 4 An international team of traveling Baha'i teachers hosted a teacher training institute April-13
    at Mamfe, Cameroon Republic. In the front row (lefi to right) are Dorothy Hansen from Ghana, Auxiliary Board member Napoleon Ojong, and Sophie Lanya. Back row (left to right) are Peter Nsoh, Ralph Akale, Ofliong Elcpe from Nigeria, Emmanuel A yang, Gert Bindseil from Canada, Stephen Olcu, Jacob Lange, and Bonnie Ojong. Forty adults, two youth and 30 children attended a Winter Conference, "Communicating the Faith," January 24-28 in Petersburg, Alaska. I The gathering at ANB Hall and elementary school

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    and neigh- boring areas, to further inform and deepen us all about present tasks and methods, opportunities and possibilities, in the achievement of the Five Year Plan goals." Since it takes much time and money to travel through the Leeward and Virgin Is- lands, only 40 or 50 Baha'is were expected at the conference. But the conference at- tracted 15 believers, representing the French Antilles and nearly every island in the Leeward and Virgin chain, as well as the Windward Islands, New Hebrides, Alaska

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    B3055 Y'-tat 132 November 1975 No. 536 For Baha'is Only 1 By Shoghi Effendi. and others Aroundtheworld 6 Alaska, Cameroon Ftepublic, Canada, El Salvador, French Guiana, Hawaiian Islands, India, Jamaica, New Zealand, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Tanzania, Turkey, United States, Zaire lceland:soulstouching souls 16 The growth of the Faith and a gift of love We page 6 page 8 page 12 and Records. National Baha'i Center, 112 Linden Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091, U.S.A. Please attach mailing

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    inspired the friends at the historic first weekend Summer School of Greece which reported attendence by about 50 "elated, happy and united" Bah:'i'is. Alaska Guardian's secretary leads Summer School Baha'1's from Alaska and Canada gathered in Juneau, Alaska, August 2-6 for the Alaskan Baha'i Summer School. They met in a setting approved by the beloved Guardian as the future site of the school and their love for the Guardian was kindled through classes led by Gladys Weeden. Mrs. Weeden served as Shoghi
    on the protection of the Faith. Another class covered the history of the Faith in Alaska, and a class on the Fund was based on open discussions. Public firesides were held every evening. Alaska's latest overseas pioneers were sent lovingly to Finland. Over 60 children attended the children's program, making notebooks which they took home with them, and enjoying music and arts and crafts. Cameroon Republic Mr. Olinga delighted with 10-day tour The Hand of the Cause of God Enoch Olinga has concluded a 10-day tour

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    Bahrfis gather at Summer School in Juneau, Alaska. Canada Proclamation, deepening activities highlight commemoration During the week of August 30-September 7, the Baha'i community of Canada undertook a series of proclamation and deepening activities commemorating the 1912 visit to Canada of 'Abdu'l-Bahe. The idea originated last year with the Hand of the Cause of God William Sears when he proposed to the National Spiritual Assembly that the anniversary of the Master' visit be commemorated

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    from Northern Canada and Alaska was chaired by a Tlin- git Indian Baha'i youth who recently made his pilgrimage to the Holy Land and then went on a teaching trip to several centers in Europe and Greenland. The consultation, centered on action that will consolidate the teaching work in the villages, was "impressive and the depth of understanding and commitment overwhelming," one participant said. generous contribution to the Fund was made. The need for action was seen and plans made to visit

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    . The Pendleton Baha' is were stimulated by a visit by Auxiliary Board member Paul Pettit who pointed out the importance of this Indian Assembly. They encouraged the Umatilla Group to begin working with the wife of one of the Baha'is on the Res- ervation. She is an Umatilla Indian. The Baha'is also worked more earnestly with other seekers and they located an Indian Baha'i from Alaska who had just moved to the Reservation and who was eager to be active. Soon, some of the seekers de- clared, including

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    I Bahe'iYear132 January1976 No. sea For Baha'is Only 1 The story of the Hand of the Cause of God Corinne Knight True ThespiritofQuechua . . . . 11 Report on the Baha'i international Conference in Peru 14 Paris Conference, Counse|lor's journey, European institutions meeting 16 Alaska, Argentina, Canada, Hawaiian islands, Italy, United States . A 3- gs. . Page 19 Page 17 i' mi 41 On the cover: the House of Worship at Wilmette, Illinois. and the Hand of the Cause of God Corinne True

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    and prestige of our beloved Cause in France." The other seven Intemational Teaching Conferences will be held at Helsinki, Fin- land, July 6-8; Anchorage, Alaska, July 23-25; Nairobi, Kenya, October l5-I7; I-long Kong, November 27-30; Auckland, New Zealand, January I9-22, Bahia, Brazil, January 28-30, and- Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, February I977. The August 3-6 International Teaching Conference will be held at the Centre In- ternational de Paris, the low curved build-C ing attached to the rower

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    Alaska Unified youth meet for first conference The first Baha'i Youth Conference in Alaska took place August 22-25 at the Matthew Kaszab institute in Anchorage. About 25 youth attended. A representative of the National Spiritual Assembly addressed the youth, bringing warm greetings from the Assem- bly and speaking of the importance of a close bond between parents and children, and the importance of teaching through example. Auxiliary Board member Ray Hudson gave a talk on the Administrative
    the conference sessions because "everyone was able to participate and speak in the discussions. As the hours went by, I could truly feel everyone be- coming more unified." Parties score big with children The Baha'1 children of Petersburg, Alaska, ages I0-l3, have a teaching event once a month at the Petersburg Bahe'i Center. Three children host the parties which are attended by an average of 25 non-Baha'i children each month. The par- ties are supervised by an adult Baha'i, but the three children do all

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    Baha'i News Baha'i Year 132 February 1976 No. 539 for Baha'ls Only TheGreen LightExpedition: part IV 1 Continuing Amatu'l-Baha Fluhlyyih _lQanum's journey of friendship to the tribes of the Amazon 3 Aroundtheworld 10 Alaska, Bahamas, India, United States MotheroftheTemple:partll 9 Concluding the story of the Hand of the Cause of God Corinne Knight True Page 10 page 12 7 7; On the cover: members of the Green Light Expedition traveled along the vast Amazon River. Fiuhiyyih Lhanum meets

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    Alaska Center dedicated, conference is held The dedication of a new National in Anchorage, Alaska, and a simultaneous deepening conference offered by the Continental Board~of Coun- sellors for North America, evoked two ca- bles from The Universal House of Justice. One, addressed to the conference, read in part: "Fervently praying great impetus your endeavors advance Faith all strata Alaska." All four members of the Continental Board of Counsellors in North America spoke to over 200 Baha'is
    was the key speaker for another session, saying that Baha' is should fill their daily lives with the expression of the real oneness of human- kind. Counsellor Lloyd C. Gardner led a study of Divine Institutions, and Counsel- Edna.Tn1?..?m21ss9n the m?ani_11a sf the life of 'Abdu'l-Baha. The Universal House of Justice also ca- bled assurance of its prayers on the occas- sion of the dedication of the National "Supplicating holy Shrines guidance strengthening National Assembly entire community Alaska Deepest
    love." The newly built Alaskan Baha'i Center is a modem building in Anchorage with rooms for meetings of the National As- sembly and offices for the Secretariat and national committees. National conference on teaching held During the Five Year Plan, Alaskan Baha'is are required to have at least one National Teaching Conference a year. Baha' is from Alaska and Canada attended the second of these conferences September 26-28 in Haines. The conference opened with a reading 10 Baha'i News/February 1976
    were given by and by members of Goals Committees on the status of Alaska's Five Year Plan goals. Talks included one on the history of the Faith in Alaska, given by Verne Stout, who was the first man to pioneer to Alaska. The country was opened to the Faith in 1915 by Margaret Green, who worked there as a librarian until I918. In response to the Guardian's first Seven 'Year Crusade, Honor Kempton went to Alaska in 1939 and began establishing the Baha'i com- munity there. Other sessions covered

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    has consented to help with a new Southem teaching program and other projects and with recruiting pioneers and traveling teachers. The Hand of the Cause of God spoke at two teaching Conferences in Califomia Dec. 27-28; visited the Louis Gregory Institute in South Carolina and toured the Southern states; visited Oregon, Washington, and Michigan; and made trips to Alaska and Canada. Southem Bahe'is will begin the new teaching program, designed to reach large numbers of people in and near Atlanta

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    Paris, France Helsinki, Finland I-long Kong Merida, Mexico Bahia, Brazil Nairobi, Kenya Anchorage, Alaska Auckland, New Zealand August 3-6, 1976 July 6~8, 1976 November 5-8, 1976 February 4-6, 1977 January 28-30, 1977 October l5-17, 1976 July 23-25, 1976 January 19-22, 1977

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    of Trinidad and Tobago November 28-30. In collaboration with the Continental Board of Counsellers and the Auxiliary Board member for Trinidad, the National Spiritual Assembly and the Baha'i Youth Committee planned the event which was attended by 70 youth, including some from Iran, Alaska, Surinam, Guyana, St. Vincent, Venezuela, and Grenada. Beneath a banner reading "Heroes of the Past and Future" the youth gathered to study the lives of youthful heroes and About 17 youth adopted specific individual goals

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    the enrollment of Rock Hill's first all-Baha'i family. After the meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, there were seven declarations in one weekend. Dr. Muhajir came to the South from tour of California, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, Michigan, Canada, and Alaska. He then went to Washington, D.C., New York City,.Philadelphia, Seat- tle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. His visit to the United States was the continuation of an extensive global circuit. In Bangladesh, regular firesides were held every evening of his

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    I I I Baha'i Year 133 April 1976 No. 541 for Bahais Only Contents Alovewhichdoesnotwait How a dedicated band of workers spread the Faith I 2 Alaska, Australia, Cameroon Republic, Canada, El Salvador, Guyana, Surinam and French Guiana, India, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rhodesia, Uganda, United States, Venezuela, Zaire On the cover: A dedicated band of workers who spread the Faith of Baha'u'llah. From left to right, top row: Keith Getsinger

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    that there the children loved to gather around Marion and watch her paint and sketch, while their mothers would pat her on the shoulders and say "Aferin! Aferin!" ("Bravol Bravol") When the Divine Plan was revealed, Marion Jack pioneered to Alaska. She also taught in various parts of Canada; and at Green Acre Baha'i School in Eliot, Maine, she taught and painted. The friends loved to visit her studio there; welcomed by her luminous eyes and beautiful smile, they talked with her and admired her paintings of Green Acre

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    Around the world Alaska Assembly formed in land of Eskimos The northermnost Local Spiritual As- sembly in the Baha'i world was formed in Barrow, Alaska, January 10. ASSURE PRAYERS SHRINES THEIR GUI- DANCE CONFIRMATIONS TEACH- ING INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, cabled The Universal House of Justice. The majority of Barrow Assembly members are Es- kimos, natives of Barrow. Nell Golden, a staff member at the World Center and who visited Barrow with Amatu'l-Baha Rtihiyyih Qanurn in 1973, sent a copy
    of of Guidance which was signed by the members of The Universal House of Justice. Rfihiyyih ?l1_anum's visit was the first by a Hand of the Cause of God to Barrow. She addressed about 20 seekers and en- joyed food brought by them: pickled mak- tak and dried seal meat in seal oil. Many other traveling teachers have as- sisted in Barrow since Frances Wells introduced the Faith there in 1955. She had moved from Califomia to establish the first Assembly of Alaska in Anchorage. When the Guardian told
    Amidon then left her home in Fairbanks and settled in Barrow. She had pioneered in Alaska at the beginning of the Ten Year Crusade, and helped establish the first Local Spiritual Assembly of the Tanana Valley in 1955. Miss Wells and Mrs. Amidon estab- lished a Baha'i Center in Barrow with a library that contained 67 books and pam- phlets. Soon after, Miss Wells had to leave because of poor health. She subsequently pioneered to Luxembourg and died at her post in 1960. Mrs. Amidon remained in Barrow

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    Aroundtheworld . . . . . . . . . . Alaska, Cameroon Republic, Canada, Colombia, Hawaiian Islands, India, Iran, ltaly, Leeward and Virgin Islands, Malaysia, New Zealand, North East Africa, Papa New Guinea, Spain, Swaziland, United States, Windward Islands, Zaire page 17 page 5 Cover photo: men and machines begin removing earth and rock from the site of The Universal House of Justice Building. Shrine of the Bab is in page 14 the background Baha'i News is published for circulation among Baha'is only

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    winning the goals of the Five Year Plan. The first conference will be held July 5-8 in Helsinki, Finland, with the Hand of the Cause of God Ugo Giachery represent- ing The Universal House of Justice. The second of the Arctic conferences will fol- low July 23-25 in Anchorage, Alaska, with Hand of the Cause of God Collis Featherstone representing The Universal House of Justice. Both conferences will feature discussions on teaching the native peoples of the Arctic--the Lapps, Es- kimos, Indians, Aleuts
    through- out Finland. July 10 National Teaching Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark. July 10- I 7--Summer School, lnvemess, United Kingdom. July 16- 1 8--National" Teaching Confer- ence, Gothenburg, Sweden. July 22-24--National Teaching Confer- I ence, Bodo, Norway. July 25-31--Scandinavian Summer School, Uldum, Jylland, Denmark. Following Alaska conference--Native Council, Alaska. Prior to Paris conference--Summer School and camping session, Italy. August 8--National Teaching Confer- ence, Copenhagen

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    of Justice in a special intemational traveling teaching program. Believers from abroad have also been assigned to travel and teach in the United States. Some communities which will send traveling teachers to the U.S. are Alaska, Canada, the Hawaiian islands, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, and Mexico. The Universal House of Justice said that this flow of traveling teachers reinforces the teaching work throughout the world. Inquiries double in just one year The Baha'i National Information Office received 2,253

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    eanat Year 133 June 1976 N0. 543 for Baha'is Only Contents JI 3 ThespiritofEurope 2 Beginning apictorial essay on the Baha'i communities of Europe 6 Tlhree Hands of the Cause due in Anchorage, Alaska 6 Alaska, Australia, Belize, Canada, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Gambia, Guatemala, Hawaiian Islands, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Samoa, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela Page 6 Page 13 Page the cover: the monument on the Guardian's grave

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    International Teaching Conferences i 1 j" ZII Around the world 3 Hands of the Cause due in Anchorage Three Hands of the Cause of God will attend the Intemational Teaching Con- fernce in Anchorage, Alaska, July 23-25, the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska announced. In addition to The Universal House of Justice representative, the Hand of the Cause of God Collis Featherstone, the I-lands of the Cause of God John Robarts and William Sears will be present. The Anchorage conference is one
    of Justice at the conferences: Amanil-Baha Rtihiyyih Qanum, Paris; Ugo Giachery, Helsinki; Mr. Sears, Nairobi; Ali Akbar Furtitan, I-long Kong; Abu'l-Quasim Faizi, Auckland; Enoch Olinga, Bahia; and Paul Haney, Merida. The International Teaching Conference in Paris August 3-6 will be the first large gathering of Baird' is in France. Sessions 6 Baha'i NewsIJune 1976 will be held in the Palais des Congres, the building at left. Evening activities will take place in the Hotel Meridien, right. Alaska -L
    if Baha'i TV series promoted widely A Bahzi'i weekly television series is being shown in 40 localities in Alaska. The series was distributed by the Public Information Office of Alaska. The 40 sponsoring Baha'i communities use various methods to promote the l3-show series: each Baha'i calls 19 friends to remind them to watch the shows; Baha'is without televisions ask to view the shows at their neighbors' homes; an- nouncements are made at firesides and other meetings; newspaper, radio, and TV spots

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    International Teaching Conferences Traveling teaching opportunities abound More than 70 subsidary conferences have been scheduled around the world in conjunction with the eight lntemational Teaching Conferences which begin this month. Activities are planned this month in Fin- land, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, United Kingdom, Alaska, Canada, and the United States in connection with the conferences in Helsinki, Finland. and Anchorage, Alaska. Almost all of the events

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    . Togo: delighted appointment Counsellor Khelgati bring down divine Uganda: honored presence Hand Cause Olinga, Counsellor Oule, four Auxiliary Board members, 53 delegates, I02 visitors including 28 spirit services Hand Cause Olinga rejuvenates THE AMERICAS Alaska: commitments intemational travel teaching, one pioneer commitment Belgium, 30 national teaching volunteered assistance Intemational Con- ference, mass preparation entry troops prior intemational believers expand villages recommend

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    1- John Ftobarts was one of three Hands of the Cause attending the Alaska Conference. He is shown here making a presentation to the friends in which he urged them not to allow timidity, apathy, or complacency to deter them from completing their urgent responsibilities. 2.The Baha'is on stage are those who responded to a call for traveling teaching to win goals of the Five Year Plan. God's Call to the Arctic The International Teaching Conference in Anchorage September 1976IBahal News

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    More than 1300 Baha'1's attended the International Bahe'1' Conference in An- chorage, Alaska, July 23-25, the second of eight international conferences called for in the Five Year Plan. The conference was opened by John Kolstoe, Chairman of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, which re- cently celebrated the l9th anniversary of its fonnation. Three Hands of the Cause attended: Col- lis Featherstone of Australia, the represen- tative of The Universal House of Justice, and William Sears
    and John Robarts, both residents of Canada. Mr. Kolstoe noted that in preparing for the conference the Alaskan friends had launched an intensive teaching program which netted more than 250 new believers and caused to be formed four Local Spiritual Assemblies. The first hardcover Baha'i book done in Alaska, High Endeavors, a collection of the Guardian's letters to Alaska, was published to mark this event, he said. Before the close of the conference 71 Baha'is volunteered to pioneer and 244 volunteered
    the opportunity to serve that we have now," he said. He recalled a formula for 1. Lt. Governor Lowell Thomas, Jr. of Alaska reads a greeting from the State of Alaska to the Intern ational Teaching Conference in Anchorage. Mr. Thomas had visited the House of Worship in Wilmette and spoke favorably of the Baha'i Faith. 2. The Hands-of the Cause of God William S.ears, left,' and John Roberts, center, chat about - Mr. Sears' book God Loves Laughter, Mrs. Robarts, right, looks on.'

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    - ing?" he asked. His answer: . . in the midst of it all there is a world that is Baha'i World." Counsellor Velma Sherrill, when her tum came, said that one of the objectives 1. An important consideration at the Alaska Conference was discussion on ways to extend the Faith among the American Indian tribes in the region. An informative panel discussion was held one morning at which Indian believers and active teachers discussed the challenge of teaching in the Arctic region. The key to teaching here

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    i' Baha' International Community - Paper praises role Faith Habitat Conference The United Nations Conference on Human Settlements was held in Van- couver, British Columbia, Canada, from May 31 to June I3, 1976. A Non- Govemmental Organizations Habitat Forum was held concurrently, from May 27 through June ll. Baha'i participants at the Conference included Mr. Jameson Bond, Dr. Glen Eyford and Mr. Donald McLaren of Canada; Mrs. Sheila Banani of the United States; and Mrs. Lei Chapman of Alaska

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    Around the World Alaska Summer 5?hool prompts new sense cooperation The Nineteenth Annual Alaska Baha'i Summer School held in-Juneau from July 31 to August 3 was one of the most suc- cessful ever held. Although the number of participants was smaller than in previous years (about 80 registered), an unpre- cedented feeling of cooperation and love was present throughout the four days. Along with the regular classes, there were new activities that were especially successful. In the moming before
    , a young Baha'i works on large poster produced by children's class. Below, participants in this years Alaska Bahd' 1' Summer School. about Assemblies in Kenya, and Georgia Haisler gave some suggestions for consul- tation. The class after lunch was entitled "Dif- ferent Aspects of Teaching" with a differ- ent instructor each day. Daniel Lord, a travel teacher who has been teaching in Guam. talked about teaching in "primi- tive" areas. He advised would-be teachers to gain a knowledge of the culture

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    Conference will be held in Anchorage, Alaska July 23-25, I976. The Hand of the Cause of God H. Collis Featherstone will be the representa- tive of The Universal House of Justice on that occasion. Information about travel and accommo- dations in Helsinki and Anchorage will soon be available through all National Spiritual Assemblies. Faith represented at World Food Council Dr. Victor de Araujo and Dr. Marco G. Kappenberger represented the Baha'i In- ternational Community at the first session of the World

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    Around the World Alaska National Teaching Conference: Alaska Approximately 90 Baha'is from many parts of Alaska convened in Fairbanks Oc- tober I-3 for the National Teaching Con- ference. This was the third such confer- ence called for in the Five Year Plan. The conference was distinguished by wide participation of Baha'is from all age groups including those new to the Faith as well as long-time believers. Jetta Brewer, representing the National Spiritual Assembly, reviewed the goals set
    on "The Role of the Baha'i in Today's World". Today's world problems are a result of an excess of materialism, he said. He went on to say that the job of Baha'is is to spread the teachings of He said Bahe'is can "prop up the old house" or use the blueprint given to us to "build a new house". He said only we have the plan for a' New World Order. Ray Hudson, Auxiliary Board member, reviewed the new book High Endeavors. He explained the book's uniqueness to Alaska, and its value as a memento of 14 Baha'i
    NewsINovember 1976 direct contact with the Guardian, Shoghi Effendi. Herb Johnson managed the fund during the conference. By the end, over $1300 had been given, with over 90 per cent par- ticipation. Canada Conference stresses teaching native believers Arctic The Inuit are a native people of the Arc- tic regions of Alaska and Canada. Inuit Baha'is assembled to discuss methods of teaching native peoples at the Inuit Policy Conference which was held in Inuvik, North West Territories, Canada, July I5-20

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    Around the World Alaska Progress of work on Construction of the in Anchorage is continuing on schedule. Masonry was completed at the end of June in preparation for the next step of framing. The artist's sketch shows how the build- ing will look when it is finished. Cameroon Republic Mr. Samandari attends Conference Counsellor Mihdi Samadari represented the Continental Board of Counsellors of Western Africa at a recent National Teach- ing Conference in Mamfe, Cameroon. About 80 Bahe'is

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    Around the World Hand of the Cause A . Q. aizi spoke to the friends at the Assembly Hall, Baht?!' Temple grounds, Sydney, during his tour of Au- stralia in December and January, which took him to Perth about the Faith. Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The worlt of sculptor Janson Jarmu, a Bahd' was exhibited at the of New South Wales. Many viewers asked questions Alaska Children host teaching events In Petersburg, Alaska, Baha'i children ages 10-13' are hosts at a teaching event

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    - cerning classroom structure and other as- pects of formalized education. Around the World Alaska i Feast topic of conferences Simultaneous Nineteen Day Concept Conferences were held on December 4-5 in Anchorage and Juneau, Alaska. The conferences were attended by over 40 rep- resentatives from 22 Baha'i communities. The friends deepened on the Writings regarding Feast, studied segments of a dramatized Feast, discussed personal pre- paration for Feast, administrative respon- sibilities, readings
    , report presentation and refreshment ideas. i The suggestions resulting from consul- tation on these topics will be compiled and distributed to believers in every area of Alaska, said a spokesman for the National Spiritual Assembly. Musical program attracts attention of A program called "The History of the Negro through His Music" was sponsored by the Baha'is of Tanana Valley, Alaska, on December 28, and attended by 50 peo- ple, 20 of whom were not Bahe'is. The program was a musical history

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    , and not least by the Baha'is," reports the National Spiritual Assembly. "We felt it was an excellent way to demonstrate a Baha"i' atmosphere, and even those who did not ask questions were given food for thought." Alaska Faith is subject of radio show Two believers in Kodiak recently were interviewed about the Faith on a radio program. The program usually features in- terviews with Christian church leaders about their beliefs. "We were the first non-Christians to be interviewed on that program," the Baha'is

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    North America National Assemblies historic meeting The National Spiritual Assemblies of the United States, Alaska and Canada met the weekend of June l7-I9 at the new in Toronto to discuss the major challenges the condition of society in North America presents to the Faith at this time. Each of the National Assemblies ex- pressed concem about the rapid decline of society and its impact upon Baha'is, the stagnation of youth activities, and the need for the Baha'icommunity to become more

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    whatsoever to her, because "we didn't know anything about Baha'i ac- tivities." Some months later, more Baha'i teachers arrived, full of friendliness, al- though knew they felt our lack of in- terest. At about this time the National Teaching Committee kept sending guidelines for the Nineteen-Day Feast celebrations, which we did not use at all.' Finally, pioneers came from Alaska who asked if there were any Baha'i ac- tivities going on. "What could I answer? I was terribly embarrassed! I told them about

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    in the exhibit. Alaska g_ Festival booth gets friendly response Each year the Baha'is of Nome, Alaska. have a booth in the annual Midnight Sun Festival. held near the date of the summer solstice in late June. "There was a pleasing response to the booth from the community," reads one report. The Baha'i booth displayed pic- tures of the Bahe'i Houses of Worship throughout the world and a pamphlet which the Nome Baha'is had prepared themselves. "Those who stopped at the booth were quite friendly and happy

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    Alaska Auxiliary Board conferences held Between June 1 1 and July I7, five Aux- iliary Board Team Conferences were held in Alaska. The conferences were hosted by the Spiritual Assemblies of the Baha'is of Bethe], Dillingham, Juneau, Kodiak and Rainbow. Friends from those communities and from Auke Bay, Chugiak, Douglas, Eagle River, Matanuska Valley and Spruce Cape attended, together with a few visitors. Each session began with a discussion of the Central Figures of the Faith, followed by talks
    on the development of the Bah2i'i Administrative Order and the state of the goals of the Five Year Plan. Friends host to Dr. Allen Dr. Dwight Allen, presently a professor at the University of Massachusetts in the United States, and for many years a member of that country's National Spiritual Assembly, made a sweeping tour of Alaska the first week in June. His visit was in connection with inves- tigating for the U.S. govemment the pos- sibilities of launching and operating a satellite program for the purpose
    of educat- ing people in several African countries through radio and television. This would be a complex project involv- ing the collaboration of many nations in the development of educational program- ming on many subjects and probably in at least 200 languages. Juneau was Dr. Allen's first Baha'istop in Alaska. More than 20 friends enjoyed an evening with him at the Bergamashi Baha'i School. Other stops included Bethel, Aniak, Holy Cross, Chuathbuluk, Barrow, Fair- banks and Anchorage. Dr. Allen

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    . Members of the teaching team are from several areas of the world, including Alaska, Australia, Malaysia and the conti- nental United States. Paraguay Pioneers describe lifestyle, rewards of service abroad Jim and Jeannine Sacco, pioneers to Paraguay, recently wrote to the Interna- tional Goals Committee in the United States. They described the lifestyle in Paraguay, and the reward of pioneering there: "Living in Paraguay today is like living in the semi-rural United States about a generation ago

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    , Zikrullah Khadem, John Robarts, and William Sears; Counsellor 'Aziz Yazdi of the Inter- national Teaching Center in Haifa; all the members of the Continental Board of Counsellors for North America, the Na- tional Spiritual Assemblies of Alaska, Canada, and the United States; and the members of the Auxiliary Boards met at the House of Worship Saturday and Sun- day, July 5 and 6. A warm welcome from all the confer- ence participants was extended to their dis- tinguished visitor from the World Center

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    Alaska - Assembly trainers attend institute near Anchorage Instruction for trainers of Local Spiritual Assemblies was sponsored September 17-18 by the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska and held at the Mathew Kasab Baha'i Institute in Spenard, just outside Anchorage. Attending were Auxiliary Board members Jetta Brewer and Lauretta King, and National Spiritual Assembly members John Slone, Janet Smith and John Kolstoe. Mr. Kolstoe, chairman of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska
    , conducted the sessions. Other Alaskans present were Hugh Gray, Donna l-lom and Evelyn Huffman. Representing the National Spiritual As- sembly of Canada were Clara Schenkel and Mark Wedge, from the Yukon. Geoffry Marks of the Baha'i National Center in Wilmette represented the Na- tional Spiritual Assembly of the United States. The interest of the National Assemblies of Canada and the United States in Alaska's training program was sparked by consultation on the development of Local Spiritual Assemblies
    at the meeting of the three National Assemblies in Toronto, Canada, in June. The training program focuses on consul- tation and is based on the conviction of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska that improving the quality of consultation is the most pressing need of its more than 50 Local Assemblies. The program takes one weekend to complete and features an in-depth analysis of excerpts from the Writings on the spiritual prerequisites for consultation, an examination of the Writings that describe what
    consultation is, and a session during which the principles and methods of con- sultation are practiced by consulting on fictitious cases and subjects prepared by the National Spiritual Assembly. The program also includes an evalua- tion component that requires each Assem- bly to assess how well it is functioning in basic areas. The sessions begin each day with private prayer. The National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska has been working on the program An institute for Local Spiritual Assembly trainers
    was held near Anchorage, Alaska, at the Mathew Kasab Baha'i Institute on September 17-I8. Baha'is _from Alaska, Canada and the United States attended. Left to right: John Kolstoe, chairman of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska and coordinator of the institute; Evelyn Huffman, member of the Alaska National Teaching Committee; Geoflry Marks, rep- resentative of the National Spiritual As- sembly of the United States; Lauretta King, Auxiliary Board member; Jetta Brewer, Auxiliary Board member; Donna
    Horn, Alaskan believer; John Slone, member of the National Spiritual Assem- bly ofAlaska; Clara Schenkel, Yukon Ter- ritory Goals Committee member from anada; Hugh Gray, Alaskan believer; and Mark Wedge, Canadian believer. Janet Smith, secretary of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, aitended the institute but is not pictured. for several years and has taken a few Local Assemblies through it during the early stages of its development. The program has been enthusiastically received by both

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    the Counsellors, including the representa- tive from the World Center; and separate meetings took place in the Temple areas of the National Spiritual Assemblies of Canada and Alaska. Tracy Hamilton, chairman of the National Spiritual Assem- bly of the Hawaiian Islands, was also pres- ent for the inter-Assembly consultations. "Something new has happened in North America," said one conference particip- ant. "There has been a tuming point." Many felt that a milestone in Baha'i his- toiy had been

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    and prominent people, and there has been a "very heartwarming response," reports The Island Bahri'i. Alaska Teaching teams roam over mammoth area Alaskan Bahe'is are responsible for spreading the Faith in a state that is close to a million square kilometers (571 ,065 square miles) in size. This mammoth area was covered, length and breadth, last summer by teach- ing teams who traveled from a home base in Anchorage to the northemmost point in Alaska, Barrow, and many points in be- tween, west and south
    , Koyukuk and Nulato gave the National Teaching Committee of Alaska valuable information about these towns: accommo- dations, persons to contact for arranging meetings, and names of individuals in- terested in the Faith. One ofthe seekers in Koyukuk declared her beliefin Bahe'u'llah. In Kaltag, more than 50 people attended a public meeting, and the Baha'1's were told they were welcome to return. From here the team went to Ruby, Cir- cle City, Venetie, Chalkyistik, Dot Lake, Tanacross, Hughes and Nikolai

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    Noted composer-arranger Russ Garcia conducts the Hawaii New World horusat the Baha'i International Youth Conference-Hawaii 74 held August 4-8, 1974, at the Hilo Civic Auditorium. Mr. Garcia also conducted the chorus during videotaping of a Bahd'i television series, 'The New World.' Today their efforts are paying divi- dends, as the series not only was shown several times without cost over Hawaiian television, but has been used with great results in Alaska and Western Samoa and is now being used

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    and individuals. and methods of teaching and consohdanon. The assistants assessed the teaching activities in their home communities. Based on these assessments, which were reported to the group, the assistants made personal goals and goals as a team. Alaska 20th Summer School a 'dynamic' event A ferry boat strike prevented some Baha'is from attending the 20th annual Summer School in Alaska, but the smaller-than-usual group from Alaska, Canada and the United States had a "dynamic" school anyway. reported some
    to time. "It takes continuous contact and slow deepening over a period of many years for these nascent Baha'i communities to de- velop." spoke to the group about the Native Council. The Council was established by the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska to broaden understanding between native and Western cultures, and to help native believers form Baha'i' identities. The friends also studied the Covenant, education. teaching, child-rearing, and making the most of one's potential. Hand of Cause
    Furutan present at conference The Hand of the Cause 'Ali-Akbar Furutan was present at a teaching confer- ence in Petersburg, Alaska, in September. Sixty-six adults and children from eight communities in Alaska and one in Canada met with Mr. Furtitan for a Unity Feast and three discussion sessions. Ghana Properties pursued The Local Spiritual Assemblies of Asebu and Asamang, in Ghana, are ac- tively pursuing the goal of acquiring suita- ble properties for their Baha'i Centers. The Local Assembly

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    Nigeria - av More than 240 Baht? is from I7/ifrican August 12- I4 . Present at the gathering countries attended this International were three members of the Continental Baha'i Conference in Enugu, Nigeria, Board of Counsellors for Western Af- Alaska Teaching surge under way Those present at the National Teaching Conference of the Bahzi'is of Alaska in Anchorage held September 10-ll bore in mind the thought that they are "approach- ing the single most important effort under- taken
    . Two hundred seventy-six Bahai'is were present during the conference: 179 adults. 36 youth and 61 children. Bahe'i booth at State Fair For the 30th year. the Bahti'is had a booth at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer. This year's Fair attracted an estimated Mauritius vi The Prime Minister of Mauritius, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (seated in center). was the recent recipient of the latest volume of The World. presented by (left to right) Continental Counsellors Shitiin Fathe-Aagam, S. Appa

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    . .t . -K-. 5 g. . lag 'ft' 1 new an time at em'; -12jrft. 5' 5.. ll" in-gr l. 1 - .-.. . .3 The foilowiri accotmt ofu recent trip to Korea by Terri and Paul Stern is reprinted from the Alaska Baha'i News of February I978. Would you like to do some exciting teaching'? Would you like to meet people who are thirsty for the Teachings of Bahe'u'lleh'? Would you like to be smiled at a lot and smile hack in return? Then the place for you to go is South Koreal We have just been

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    in presentations. Alaska Winter Weekend held Shoghi Effendi said: "Just one mature soul with spiritual understanding and a profound knowledge of the Faith can set a whole country great is the power of the Cause to work through a pure and selfless channel." This opening devotion set the pace for the annual Winter Weekend in Wasilla, Alaska, December 3]-January 1 attended by 156 Baha'is. I The theme centered on finding l,000 new believers to complete Alaska's goals of the Five Year Plan. Speakers

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    Spiritual As- sembly. The series continues next month with a report from Alaska. Membershipend Records, Baha'INationalCenter, tt2Linden Avenue. Wilmetb. IL 60091, U.S.A. Please attach maithg label. Subscriptbn rates: one year, U.S. two years. U.S. $15. (C)19TB,Nationat orldF| Reserved Pinko' theUSA 5tates.W ights . in . . . United States, asa news organ reporting current activities oi the Baha'i wortcl community. Manuscripts submited should be endTheoontributorsho\ldtnee carbon . pa copy. Send

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    a at Year 135 No. 568 For Baha'is Only Page 4 Page 13 Page 16 Contents From the Universal House of Justice 2 A message to the 4th Baha'i International Convention . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Clifford Dreyfus-Barney 4 A reminiscence by the Hand of the Cause Ugo Giachery . . . . . . . . . The Peoples of God, part 2: Alaska Native believers raise high the Standard of Baha'u'llah . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Alaska's Native Councils Unique new mode of expression for indigenous Baha'Kotzebue: dynamic
    Baha'i community Above the Arctic Circle, Eskimo believers help build new world . 2 Around the world News from Baha'i communities in every corner of the globe . . 1 4 Cover Our series of articles on indigenous Baha'ls around the world continues this month with a series of three reports from Alaska written for Baha'i News by Marilyn Patterson. The first of these discusses the impact of native-born believers on the Faith in Alaska; the second deals with the recently-established Native Councils

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    To praise the outstanding native believers in Alaska is to pay tribute to the special station of each person who has enlisted there under the banner of Bahe'u'1lah. The tremendous pressures from family and village to which nearly every native Baha'i is subjected affirm the nobility, bold- ness, selflessness, purity and lofty station of every Indian or Eskimo believer who remains steadfast. Bearing this in mind, the following sketches are a characteristic sampling of the meritorious services
    that have been and still are being rendered to the Faith by Alaska's native believers--many of whom cannot be mentioned in this brief article. The first Alaskan native to enroll in Alaska itself was Agnes Parent Harrison, an Athabascan Indian. (Melba Call King is the first known native of Alaska to embrace the Faith. Melba, an Eskimo, was enrolled in-the early 1940's in New Mexico.) Agnes Harrison was enrolled as a youth in 1949, and has never wavered in her steadfastness. She has served the Faith
    in many ways including service as a pioneer, a Local Spiritual Assembly member, a public speaker, and a traveling teacher throughout North America. . Mary Brown was the first Tlingit Indian to enroll. That took place in Petersburg, in 1964. Aflame with the Faith, she set out immediately to teach her family and friends, traveling to a number of villages in southeastem Alaska. She served on the Spiritual Assembly of Petersburg and on several Baha'i commit- tees. In 1970, she was elected to the National
    Spiritual Assembly of Alaska and has served on that body each year since then. She has vigorously pursued the deepening of native believers with the goal of bringing them into full participation in the Baha'i com- munity. It was largely through Mary Brown's efforts that the Native Council concept was bom and adopted in Alaska. It is basically a teaching conference at which the Indian and Eskimo believers express their particular concems. She continues to work as diligently as ever in the fields
    of native teaching and deepening. Lauretta King, a Tlingit Indian from Sitka, became a Baha'i in 1961 in Tacoma, Washington, and has served the Faith in a number of capacities. In the U.S. she served on the Baha'i Indian Council, a District Teaching Committee, and on several Local Spiritual Assemblies. In 1969, she had the bounty of pilgrimage. She also made teaching trips to Canada during that period. Two years later, she and her husband, Lynn, moved back to Alaska where she has served on the National
    Teaching Committee and aided in the development of Native Councils, formed a flying club with her husband to make village teaching more accessible, and taught extensively throughout Alaska. In 1974, Mrs. King was appointedan assistant to Auxiliary Board member Ray Hudson. In April 1977 she was named an Auxiliary Board member and presently is serving in that capacity. Carolyn Baumgartner, an Eskimo believer, was reared in Fair- banks where in 1968 she became an active and enthusiastic Baha'i youth. She
    and her husband, Dave, moved in 1970 to Barrow, Alaska, to teach school. After participating in a mass teaching project in southeastern Alaska in 1971, followed by pilgrimage, they decided to make a long-term and serious commitment to Barrow. At that time there was only one other Baha'i in Barrow, who had been out of touch with other believers for a long time. Today there is a Local Spiritual Assembly in Barrow. Through the years Mrs. Baumgaitner has given institutes, taught in many villages
    , represented Alaska at the dedication of the House of Worship in Panama, taught at summer schools, attended the Inuit Policy Conference in Canada with Lauretta King, and served on the Local Spiritual Assembly of Barrow since its inception in 1976. That same year, she was appointed an assistant to Auxiliary Board member Ray Hudson. She presently serves as an assistant to Auxiliary Board member Mrs. King. Maynard Eakan, -another radiant Eskimo believer, was born in Kotzebue, but left that village many years
    ago. He was enrolled in 1969 after meeting Baha'is in Fairbanks and hearing a public talk by Mrs. Florence Mayberry, a member of the Continental Board of Counsellors. As a new believer, Mr. Eakan attended the Bahe'i_ National Convention, and afterward went to Matanuska Valley to help form its Local Spiritual Assembly. Since then, he has been a member of Local Assemblies in several communities and has taught throughout much of Alaska. He has served on the National Teaching Committee, is presently

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    the Angoon area in southeastem Alaska. She became a Baha'i in 1962 at the Jack- son Lake Conference in Canada. After pioneering to Sitka in 1963, she told Auxiliary Board member R. Ted An- derson she was worried about her sketchy knowledge of the Faith. He advised her to carry the book Baha'i World Faith with her, and to look up the answers to ques- tions as people asked them, thus teaching and learning at the same time. Mrs. Lovelace says she has been teaching that way ever since. In I970 she
    taught the Faith in Canada, and in I973, following her pilgrimage, taught in England. In I974 she traveled with Auxiliary Board members Fletcher Bennett and Lauretta King, teaching along the coasts of Alaska and British Columbia. In 1975 she went to Barbados and the Windward Islands in the Caribbean, where the National Spiritual Assembly placed her in charge of a large teaching and con- solidation project that lasted well over a year. On her return trip from the Caribbean, Mrs. Lovelace taught among
    Indians in Arizona and New Mexico and on the Warm-Springs Reservation near Portland, Oregon. After returning to Alaska, she taught in many villages, helped set up Native Coun- cils, served on the Northern Native Plan- ning Council, and attended the Intema- tional Teaching Conferences in Anchor- age and in Merida, Mexico. Following the Mexico conference she remained for two the Faith in that area. Mrs. Lovelace lives with her three daughtersin Anchorage, but one can seldom find her at home. She
    is usually out making teaching trips--with her well-used copy of Baha'i World Faith in hand. Another outstanding native believer in Alaska is Jim Schop- pert. Since becoming a Baha'i in Anchorage in 1973, he has taught extensively in Alaskan communities as well as on the westem coast of the U.S. and in Mexico. Although he speaks only a little Spanish, Mr. Schoppert says he loved teaching in Mexico, and while there he taught the first person to enroll in the Faith in San Luis Potosi. He and his wife
    , Debbie, pioneered for one year to Nome, Alaska, in 1975, where he taught art at the high school. He served on Local Spiritual Assemblies in Anchorage, Nome and Spenard, and at the Alaska National Convention in I976 was elected to the National Spiritual Assembly. Twomonths before becoming a Bahe'i, Mr. Schoppert com- pleted his first work of art. Now, only four years later, he is well-known as an accomplished artist. His main mode of expres- sion is totemic an, but he also does abstract sculpture
    , painting, print-making and jewelry. Mr Schoppert employs a variety of media including stone, wood, metal, plastics and ivory. He says there is a direct relation- ship between the development of his artistic ability and his en- rollment in the Faith. He believes that his talent has been de- veloped as a vehicle through which to teach the Faith. extra weeks to teach 10 Bahfl NawslJuly 1915 Jim Schoppert, an indigenous believer from Alaska, is responsible for the crea- tion of this totemic design
    are an older couple of Athabascan heritage who have been active Baha'is for years in Beaver. Joyce Shales, who is Tlingit and Haida, has been on pilgrimage and taught in many areas of the world including Greenland. She and her family live in the tiny Eskimo village of Shish- maref, where she is working on a master's degree in sociology from the University of Alaska. Walter Austin, another Tlingit Indian, is well-known for his articulate explanation of the Bible's relationship to the Faith, and presently
    serves as an assistant to Auxiliary Board member Fletcher Bennett. To say that every native Alaskan believer is special would be an understatement. Many are unsurpassed in their spiritual capacity, devotion, and service to the Faith. They truly are 'raising the call of the Kingdom of God" in the vast and rugged state of Alaska. -ro\\lri1qi- I the world, and is well-known as co-author,

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    s. an gs 5'9..- area-=' {Jr is gt . 3 st,- 1- 3. 13. .33laska's Native Councils: A new mode of expression The Bahe'i Native Council was developed four years ago by the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska in response to the need to find an effective way for native Indian and Eskimo believers to express their concerns. Basically, the Native Council is a teaching conference con- ducted for natives within a native setting. The Native Council allows the native believers to participate
    was held in February i974 at Haines, with others held in Palmer. Dillincham and Petersburg in 1975, and Nome, Anchorage and Beaver in l9?7. The Councils have drawn believers from all parts oi Alaska as as from Canada and the United States. The Councils are regarded as the most successful tool for deepening and consolidating native believers in . Alaska. There is a need for Councils to .. be held in as many villages and remote areas as possible. Alaska presently boasts l5 all-native Local

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    nergg enthusiasm fire dg The Wagner family from Kotzebue, Alaska, spent sir weeks in 1976 traveling by boat to teach the Faith. Val Wagner is standing to the right of the boat. Native children from the village of Noorvik, on the Kobuk River, are with her. Mrs. Wagner's sons, David and Jeff, are in the boat. I Noatak I I A, iana I I Noorvik 0 I (ll Selawik I Deering . Buckland I I andle Nome Nam)" Sound 12 Bahfl NOWSIJUIY Kotzebue, one of the largest Eskimo villages above the Arctic Circle

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    efforts to provide a joyous and wholesome community environment for every believer. The force of individual example and the solidarity of Bahe'i community life attracts people, as does the positive attitude of the Faith toward the solution of contemporary problems. The Kotzebue Assembly, which has accomplished much in a very short time, is laying the foundation for "entry by troops" in its area of Alaska. One of the believers there writes: "The power of Baha'u'llah is felt in all our activities. He
    is the Accomplisher, we are His instruments. We pray to become an example of strength to all our brothers and sisters in Alaska." The Kotzebue Baha'i community has arisen valiantly to obey the instructions of the Master, 'Abdu'l-Bahe: "God willing, the call of the Kingdom may reach the ears of the Eskimos . . . Should you display an effort, so that the fragrances of God may be diffused among the Eskimos, its effect will be very great and Patterson Seven members of the Local Spiritual Assembly of Kotzebue, Alaska

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    results, and broadened the vision of the friends as to what can be accomplished for the Cause of Baha'u'llah in their country. Alaska Bahal float a winner First place in the non-commercial category was won by a float entered by the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of An- chorage in the city's annual Fur Rendez- vous parade February 18. The parade was broadcast on two televi- sion stations, one of which gave a good commentary on the Faith. When the Anchorage assembly cabled the news to the Universal
    House of ustice, the following reply was received: "Kindly extend Assembly Anchorage our congratulations award parade float. Delighted continuing proclamation prin- cipal city Alaska." Colombia Island teaching trip Bonifacia Fuentes, a Baha'i from Panama, recently made a teaching trip to the Colombian island of San Andres, off the eastern coast of Nicaragua. During a series of meetings, firesides and visits in four communities, Miss Fuentes and some other believers visited a family in which all

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    Baha'is in the continental United States, Canada. Alaska and Hawaii launched a second "Victory Weekend" Saturday. June 24. with a festive celebration de- scribed by the Hand of the Cause of God William Sears as "the largest picnic the world has ever seen." The picnics. held in many Baha'i com- munities throughout North America and Hawaii. commemorated the visit by 'Abdu' l-Bahci in June I912 to Teaneck and West Englewood. New Jersey. Mr. Sears was at Evergreen Cabin in Teaneck where more than

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    trans- lated into English many years ago at the request of the Master. and many of these same passages later were re-translated by the Guardian. Alaska Teaching accelerates The National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska launched the biggest teaching and consolidation effort in the history of the state at a series of training institutes begin- ning in June. Fourteen institutes. beginning June 2-l in Anchorage and scheduled to close September 1- IO in Juneau. have been de- signed to train believers
    to serve on teach- ing or consolidation teams in every part of Alaska. including the Aleutian Islands. Winter Conference held Eight Baha'i communities were rep- resented among the 32 adults. three youth and 37 children who attended a Winter Conference in Petersburg, Alaska, April 28-30. The conference dealt with many aspects ofteaching the Faith. from teaching family members to making teaching trips away from home. The participants discussed "priorities" in a class led by Auxiliary Board member Howard

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    was canceled. When the believer asked if he might have the bulletin board notice, the princi- pal said he would prefer to leave it there, so that when students asked why the meet- ing had been canceled, the principal him- self could tell them about the Faith! Alaska Baha'i receives award Raymond L. Hudson, a school teacher in Unalaska and a member of the Auxiliary Board, has been given the Willard Bow- man Award for Human Rights, which is presented by the Alaska Education As- sociation to an educator who
    demonstrates leadership and creativity in advancing civil and human rights. Mr. Hudson, also a poet and author, was honored for his efforts to preserve the culture and crafts of the Aleut peoples of Alaska. "You know, it is very easy for a Bahe'i to win a human rights award," was his comment on receiving the honor. Dominican Flep. - Pioneers in Baharona The town of Baharona, in the Dominican Republic, was a Baha'i community with an all-too-familiar his- tory. Some years back, a flurry of teaching brought

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    Sweden Alaska Around the World Sweden was blessed this summer by the participation in its teaching work of many beloved friends. Foremost among them was the Hand of the Cause of God Abu'I-Qasim Faizi who, after inspiring the friends at the Norwegian Summer School, visited several towns in Sweden where his gentle spirit encouraged everyone to greater service. Claire Honigman, secretary of the National Spiritual Assembly of France, traveled and taught in Sweden this summer, as did Victor
    and Victoria Priem from England. In addition, there were teaching groups composed of Americans and American Indians. Sweden has noted several signs of impending victory in the Five Year Plan. On July 29 Raymond L. Hudson, a school teacher in Unalaska and a member of the Auxiliary Board, has been given the Willard Bowman Award for Human Rights, which is presented by the Alaska Education Association to an educator who demonstrates leadership and creativity in advancing civil and human rights. Mr. Hudson
    , is in the back row at the right,' Mark inn, a new pioneer from the United States, is in the back row at the Iefi. Below, a Baha'i information table was set up in June in the goal town of Onrebro, Sweden. for his efforts to preserve the culture and crafts of the Aleut peoples of Alaska. "You know, it is very easy for a Baha'i to win a human rights award," was his comment on receiving the honor.

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    Europe Canada Indian-Eskimo teaching teams have returned home from an active and rewarding 45-day teaching tour throughout IO countries of Europe. The teaching project was a cooperative effort between the National Spiritual Assemblies of Alaska, Canada and the United States as well as the Continental Pioneer Committee for Europe and the European National Spiritual Assemblies who received the teams. The project, which was financed by the International Teaching Centre, was planned over a two-year
    period following a visit to Europe by an American Indian family. The team consisted of four members: Melba Loft, an Ojibway Indian from the Tyendinaga Reservation near Ottawa, Canada; Scott Tyler, a Makah Indian from the Neah Bay Reservation in Washington State; Ida Bergamaschi, an Eskimo from Anchorage, and Maynard Eakan from Kotzebue, Alaska, the first Eskimo ever elected to serve on a National Spiritual Assembly. Mr. Tyler and Ms. Loft, the Indian half of the team, traveled to Ireland
    native Indian stories as well as Makah songs and dances. The Eskimo teachers demonstrated several types of Eskimo dances and displayed many interesting Eskimo items such as masks, dancing fans, dolls and mukluks. Both teams had well-prepared talks on the Faith that were appropriate to many situations. Before leaving for Europe, the team came togetherluly 7- I 4 in Palmer, Alaska, fora week of prayers, deepening, and program preparation. Some reports from the countries visited have begun to come

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    Alaska Peru 16 Na-wshlanuary 1979 A large photo on the front page of the July 21 1978, issue of the Kodiak (Alaska)DaiIy Mirror is of Ray Tufts, a Bahe'i and professional boat-builder from Kodiak, and his 42-foot powerboat, the "Cedric," named after the ship on which 'Abdu'l-Baha came to America in I912. The photo caption explains the meaning of the The first Aymara Baha'i Conference was held August 26-28 in Juli, Peru, on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world

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    , as it was conducted almost entirely in Chinese with translations into English. Classes were "held on the Central Figures of A summer in Taiwan proved to be a successful teaching venture for Miss Tim Reed, a joumalism student at the University of Alaska. Though Miss Reed speaks no Chinese, she is an accomplished singer, and drew large crowds of seekers and. music lovers wherever she appeared. These people then leamed more about the Faith from local believers and members of the teaching team who accompanied Miss
    Reed. I-Ier appearances, which were coordinated by the National Teaching Committee of Taiwan, played a large role in a summer of intensive 1 the Faith, the Guardian, the Covenant, and the institutions of the Faith. Two lovely slide shows were presented, both of them scripted in Chinese. Miss Tim Reed, a Baha'f from Alaska who was traveling and teaching this summer in Taiwan, provided musical entertainment. --Douglas Terrel teaching in that country. Miss Reed's parents settled many years ago
    as Baha'i pioneers in the village of Nenana, near Fairbanks, Alaska. Although she has traveled throughout Alaska teaching the Faith in remote villages, this was Miss Reed's first overseas teaching trip. --Douglas Terrel Amar Mal second from left), a Bahei'i in Goth Chandio, Pakistan, founded and operates a school for some 35 Baha'i children. He opens each class with Bahti' i prayers and gives lessons on Baha'i history and Teachings. Mr. Mal is employed by the government education department, which has

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    1, Alaska Guyana is Bum uemmpril ion The Hand of the Cause of God John Robarts related a number of inspiring stories of dedicated service to the Cause during a National Teaching Conference for Alaska held October 13-15 in Anchorage. Mr. Robarts triggered a significant response when he asked the believers in Alaska to pray for neighboring Canada. The result of his request was that those attending promised to pray regularly until the end of the Five Year Plan for achievement of the goals
    in Alaska, Canada and Nearly 200 youth from five countries were present last August 4-7 at the sixth Bahe'i International Youth Camp in Guyana. The camp's theme was "Would You Give Your Heart to Baha'u'llah?" Attending with young people from Guyana, Stuinam, Trinidad, the United Kingdom and United States were members of the National Spiritual Assembly of Guyana; the two Auxiliary Board members for Guyana, Ivan Fraser and Edward Widmer, and the Auxiliary Board member for Tobago, Miss Helena Frank
    camp ended, the National Youth Committee of Guyana gave gifts to those the United States. In addition, volunteersarose to fill all of Alaska's remaining foreign teaching goals, while others offered to travel and teach within Alaska itself. "We are expecting still greater results," said a report from the conference, at which nearly $5,000 was donated to the National Bahzi'i Fund. who had come to Guyana from othercountries to teach, to two Guyanese youth who are homefront pioneers in the interior

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    0 Honduras Alaska Bangladesh I The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of La Ceiba, Honduras, observed the International Year of the Child last September 8 with a public meeting whose principal speaker was Mrs. Lidia Williams Arias, a former Minister of Education in Honduras. A few days before .the meeting, which was attended by more than 300 people, Mrs. Arias was presented with Bahe'i literature and given a brief explanation of the principles of the Faith. During her address, to the surprise
    of the Bah:i'is present, Mrs. Arias spoke not only about children and their education, but delivered a The Faith was represented at the Alaska State Fair near Palmer last August 24-September 9 with an outdoor booth sponsored by the Spiritual Assembly-of the Matanuska Valley. Twenty-seven believers from five Baha'i communities staffed the booth, which was_ designed around the theme "The Fruits of One Tree.' More than 400 pieces of Baha'i literature were taken by the record crowd of 206,000 attending the fair
    . The local army base offered to furnish transportationand extra chairs for the capacity crowd, while a local radio station gave 15 days of free radio spots announcing the event. wife, Soraya, were special guests last September l-2 in Fairbanks, Alaska, at the first Teaching Conference held by a Regional Goals Committee. Counsellor Yazdi reminded those present that "consolidation" is simply the love of - Baha'u'llah taking deep root in our hearts', and that the most effective way to teach the Faith
    is through the example manifested by the quality of one's life. The conference fulfilled one of the committee's goals for I979-80 set by the National Teaching Committee of Alaska. One hundred fifty-one Bahd't's from Bangladesh and other countries attended the Bangladesh Bahrfi Summer School held October 19-2'1, 1979; Among the highlights of the conference was a series of workshops on the Administrative Order of March 19IOIBlhl'l IUWI 15

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    Page 3 Baha'I Year 137 No. 589 Contents Radio Baha'i Ethiopia Nur Baha'i School i Barrow, Alaska Above the Arctic Circle, a new is dedicated. Page6 Page 14 Hiroshi Yamamoto Around the world . Cover Short wave facility tested on anniversary of Baha'u'l|ah's Birth .. 2 i Baha'l community praised for new booklet to aid literacy push .. 6 - Eldest son of the world's first Japanese Baha'i passes away News from Baha'i communities in every comer of the giobeChile, the first Baha'i grammar school

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    Barrow, Alaska Above the Arctic Circle, a new is dedicated The in Barrow, Alaska, said to be the w0rld's northernmost Baha'i Center, was dedicated last November on the anniversary of the Birth of Baha'u'llah. The dedication ceremony, held during the evening of November ll, served as the basis for a proclamation and firesidecampaign that included television and radio exposure as well as posters and printed invitations to the dedication sent to a number of selected individuals. Auxiliary Board
    member Lauretta King was the featured speaker at the dedication, while Donald Anderson represented the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska. The program in- cluded the presentation of gifts for the new Center from the National Spiritual Assembly, as well as from individual Alas- kan believers and Bahe'fs at the Green Acre Baha'i School in Eliot, Maine. The friends at the dedication contributed $530 in honor of the event to be divided equally among the National Fund, Continental Fund
    it was unwise to leave it unattended. . Barrow had no pioneers for nine and one-half years. How- ever, Alaska's Nine Year Plan goal of re-establishing a Baha'i Center in Barrow was won with the arrival there in 1970 of David and Carolyn Baumgartner. This opened a new chapter for the Faith in Barrow that led six years later to the formation ot its first Spiritual Assembly. All the members of that first Assembly, with the exception of David Baumgartner, were Eskimo, part-Eskimo or Indian. David Baumgartner
    of the Barrow, Alaska, Bahe'i commun- ity stands in front of the in Barrow before exterior improvements were made to the building. April 1980lB8he'l IBIS 9

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    Alaska Argentina Spain 14 Bahfl 1900 1 I I About 20 Baha'is and their guests from six westem Alaska communities and Greenland participated last October 26-28 in the Yu-Kwin Council, a deepening for Native believers in Alaska's Western Region, held in McGrath'. Participants in the conference, sponsored by the Auxiliary Board and hosted by the Spiritual Assembly of McGrath, traveled to the conference site from Gmyling, Holy Cross, Unalakleet, Lower Kalskag and Eagle River, Alaska, with one, Jens
    at Petersburg, Alaska, last November 9-1 1. With the theme "Intemational Year of the Child," the conference featured classes and activities for first through ninth grade children as well as separate sessions for youth-and adults. Child-related conference presentations included: 'The Anisa Model," "Conversations Between Parent and Teen-Ager," "Art in Training Children," and "Communication Within the Family." idea and present a plan of action at a later meeting. - Those present agreed to get together

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    , presents a copy of the Baha'i literacy booklet 'Ha in Nine Days' to ]o_hn Allen, UNESCO representative in Ethiopia. Looking on (left ro right) are Baha'is Berhane Gila - and Belete Worku, and UNECA public relations officer Mr. Peters. Alaska, the Bahamas, Singapore and Taiwan also adopted the same theme and produced and distributed "Love That Child" materials. Other IYC promotional materials produced by national affiliates of the Baha'i International Community included an IYC calendar (Hawaii

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    of these programs exclusively to IYC. In Alaska, the Baha'is sponsored twice-daily public radio announcements of IYC for two months, while three radio stations in Haiti carried announce- ments of public meetings for IYC organized by the Baha'i community. Radio Baha'i in Ecuador broadcast many special programs on IYC and gave extensive coverage to nationwide IYC- linked Baha'i activities. In Fiji, Liberia, Nigeria and Cameroon, Baha'is gave a total of~13 radio interviews devoted to IYC, and in New Zealand
    interviews on IYC during her visit to Nigeria. The Bangui Baha'i Children's Choir (Central African Empire) performed 13 'or national IYC committees and featured IYC or -United Nations was keynote speaker at the songs in different languages on a television program devoted to IYC, with each song being introduced by a child. Public events: Reports of public events sponsored to promote IYC have been received from 22 of the Baha'i Intemational Community's national affiliates--namely," Alaska, Australia

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    , booths, floats, bus billboards, awards, presentations, radio and television appearances, as well as children's festivals, parties, concerts, art exhibitions, sports, games--and many other IYC activities too numerous to mention. Copies of bulletins received by the Baha'i International Community from its national affiliates in Alaska, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Fiji, Germany (FDR), Hong Kong, Italy, Members of the Ballet Shayda mmpany in a scene from 'Haring/I for Kids,' a ballet created
    on children and the family dedicated to IYC, compilations of quotations on children from the Baha'i Writings, also dedicated to IYC, and countless reports of the many and diverse activities by the Baha'is in honor of IYC. Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Italy and Rhodesia each devoted an entire issue of the national Baha'i bulletin to IYC. Most national bulletins featured regular pages or columns for children, and three national affiliates (Alaska, Italy and the United States) published separate

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    an -IYC children's art competition and distributed details to every primary school in the country. Radio Baha'i promoted the competition and the Ecuador Baha'i children's choir performed at the award ceremony. The Panamanian Baha'i community sponsored an art contest that involved 4,000 children in 27 schools, and a IYC poster competition was launched in public schools in Alaska. In Australia, a Baha'i- sponsored exhibition of children's art, which was officially opened by the director of the UNICEF

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    also reported on children's competitions and I exhibitions they had sponsored to mark IYC CONCLUSION The International Year of the Child served to reinforce an existing commitment by the Baha'i world community to child development, educa- tion and welfare and provided the stimulus for increased efforts with existing programs, as well as inspiring many new programs. Benin Burundi*" . Cameroon Republic" Central African Re ub1ic"*" Chacf' Ethiopia Gambia, Them Alaska (Argentina) Belize Bermuda

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    including Counsellor Carmen de Burafato, representatives of the National Spiritual Assembly of Mexico, and five Auxiliary Board -'rfi 'ifs on - -4 members participated March 21 in the dedication of the local ljla;iratu'l- Quds. The new Baha'i Center repre- sents the unified contributions, both fi- nancial and physical, of the entire local Baha'i community. -Alaska Baha'is from 11 communities in Alaska attended the Auxiliary Board Conference for Southeast - Alaska held February 17-18 in Iuneau

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    award .. Around the world News from Baha'i communities in every comer of the globe 2 Cover A crowd estimated at 1,000 including nearly 500 Native Americans was present July 12 at a spirited pow wow on the lawn ofthe national adjacent to the Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois. The pow wow was a part of the historic second North Ameri- can Baha'i Native Council that was attended by nearly 400 indigenous believers from Alaska, Canada and the United States. A-report of the Native Council

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    on the grounds of the National near the Mother Temple of the West that was at- tended by an estimated 1,000 Native American believers and their guests was the focal point of the historic second American Baha'i Native Council Iuly 11-13. The unprecedented gathering of believers rep- resenting some 55 Indian tribes from Alaska, Canada, the United States and Greenland was honored by the presence of the Hand of the Cause of God [Lhikru'llah Khadem and Amoz Gibson, a member of the Universal House of Iustice
    . Other participants at this remarkable confer- ence of native believers and those involved in teaching indigenous peoples on Reservations and in cities and villages in North America in- cluded Continental Counsellors for,North*' America Angus Cowa_n, Lloyd Gardner and Edna M. True, nine members of National Spiritual Assemblies in the three countries--four from Alaska, two from Canada and three from the U.S.--and seven Auxiliary Board members. This second North American Native Council (the first
    was held in 1978 in Yakima, Washing- ton) was sponsored by the Continental Indigen- ous Council in cooperation with the Continental Board of Counsellors and the National Spiritual Assemblies of Alaska, Canada and the U.S. The Continental Indigenous Council is com- posed of three native believers from each of the North American Countries who are appointed by their respective National Spiritual Assem- blies. have a great love for all of you," the Hand of the Cause Mr. lglgedem told the 380 participants

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    , a children's program, films about the many con- tributions to society made by the native peoples of North America, and a display of ancient and modem native artifacts, photos and art work. That exhibit, in Foundation Hall at the Baha'i House of Worship, included examples of native dress from remote areas of Alaska as well as from Canada and the U.S. along with hand-made jewelry and other handicrafts. Chairs in Foundation Hall were arranged in the circular configuration traditional to Indian consultation so
    will not be able I to reach my brothers and sisters." Iohn Kolstoe, chairman of the National I Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, told the non- native believersithat some of the indigenous Baha'is in Alaska did not become "natives" until after they became Baha'is. "Many of these people had almost rejected their heritage," he said, "for a variety of sociological and other reasons. "It was only afterward, through the Message of Baha'u'llah, that they discovered the accepta- bility of their being native." Those

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    Native Council. Eugene King, a Tlingit lndian and member of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, re- quested that Mr. Gibson ask the Universal House of justice to assign special Seven Year Plan teaching goals to the indigenous believers in North America. Mr. Gibson replied that he would relay the re- quest from the Baha'i Native Council to the Su- preme Body. feel a special spirit in this gathering," said Mr. Gibson, "and I will pray that it never leaves you; that the spirit generated by you
    ) flute. A group of six young believers representing tribes from Alaska, Canada and the U.S. sang traditional Indian songs, while other performers sang and played the guitar. The following evening witnessed the gather- ing for a traditional pow wow of up to 1,000 peo- ple on the grounds of the within sight of the House of Worship. Baha'i Native Council participants were joined by guests that included believers from the Wil- mette area, their families and friends, along with a number of non-Baha'i

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    -- - orful native regalia. In fact, one of the two groups of singers pro- viding music for the pow wow was composed of non-Baha'i guests from the Chicago Indian Center. The pow wow, which was filmed by a Baha'i crew from Alaska, opened with traditional honor dances, the display of flags of nations rep- resented, and a special "circle" (unity) dance. Dances performed at a pow wow are not war dances, the master of ceremonies explained. "They have as their purpose recognizing the kindness
    to it as "the pow wow of Baha'u'llah." Nearly $3,000 was raised through a "silent auction" of donated native art and craft items that were on display during the conference. The money was used to help defray the cost of the Native Council itself and to help underwrite the cost of the "Trail of Light," a two-week teach- ing project in Alaska, Canada and the U.S. that began shortly after the close of the conference. The four participants in the Native Council who declared their belief in Baha'u'llah during

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    . - 7 . Trail of Light Native American teachmg effort follows - North American Baha'i Native Council Twenty-two indigenous believ- ers from Alaska, Canada and the United States participated Iuly 18-August 5 in a traveling teaching project known as the "Trail of Light." Participants were organized into three teams that visited native communities on Reservations as well as in cities and villages in Alaska; Saskatchewan, Canada; and in two states in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The Trail of Light
    was a symbolic and hopefully inspirational teach- ing effort whose genesis was the historic second Baha'i Native Council for North America, held ]uly 11-13 at the Mother Temple of the West in Wilmette, Illinois. The Native Council, sponsored by the Continental Indigenous Council, whose membership in- cludes believers from Alaska, Canada, and the U.S., in coopera- tion with the Continental Board of Counsellors for North America and the three National Spiritual As- semblies, was attended by almost 400
    believers from Alaska, Canada, the U.S. and Greenland, the vast majority of whom were indigenous Bahe'is representing more than 50 htdian tribes in North America. The six-member Trail of Light team that visited six native villages in Alaska was composed of three Eskimo believers and three Ameri- can Indians. Meanwhile, a second group composed of three American In- dians, three Alaskan Eskimos and two Indian believers from Canada visited in three cities and Indian Re- serves in Northern Saskatchewan
    , Canada. The third traveling teaching team, composed of three indigen- ous believers from Alaska, four from Canada, and one American Indian believer, traveled to four Indian Reservations in Washing- ton State and one in Idaho. American Indian Reservations visited by this group of eight be- lievers were the Yakima, Umatilla, Makah and Lummi in Washington, and the Nez Perce in Idaho. The idea for The Trail of Light originated during consultation among the National Spiritual As- semblies of Canada
    , Alaska and the United States. Another inspira- tion for this symbolic effort was the Members of the 'Trail of Light' teach- ing team that visited four Indian Res- ervations in Washington state and one in Idaho are (left to right) [ones Won- gittilin, a Siberian-Yupik Eskimo from Savoonga, Alaska; Linda Proulx, a Cree-Metis from Stratford, Ontario, Canada; Doris Eckroth, a Cherokee from Malone, New York; team captain Hazel Lovelace, a Tlingit from Anchor- age, Alaska, who served as over-all
    coordinator for the training-deepening before the project began; Ioanne Lan- gan, a Saulteaux from Regina, Sas- katchewan, Canada; Barbara Healy, a Blood Indian from Blue Sky, Alberta, Canada; Laurie King, a Tlingit from Eagle River, Alaska; George Schinkel, a Tlingitfrom Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. 6 September 1980lBaha'i News

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    planned. They followed a three-day training and deepening program that began at the close of the sec- ond Bahe'i I\lative Council in Wilmette. The 'Trail of Light' teaching team that visited six native vil- lages in Alaska, Iuly 18-August 1, following the Baha'i Na- tive Council in Wilmette, Illinois. Team members are (left to right front row) Tina Salomon, an Osage--Cherokee from Sparks, Nevada; Mary Iane Tevuk, an Inupiaq Eskimo from Nome, Alaska; Regina Steffes, a Navajo-Oneida from Fon- tana
    , Alaska, and member of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska; Shirley a Tlingit from Mayo, Yukon, Canada; team captain Noni Nelson, a Metis from Enderby, British Columbia, Canada; Peter Singyke, an Inupiaq from Anchorage, Alaska; Rita Blumenstein, an Aleut-Athabascan- Yupik Eskimo from Palmer, Alaska; Dennis Bainbridge, age 9, a Navajo from Teec-Nos-Pos, Arizona. Baha'i NewslSeptember 1 980

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    14 More than $30,800 in contribu- tions to the National Fund were made by delegates and guests at the 24th Annual Convention held April 25-27 in Anchorage, Alaska. Guests at the Convention in- cluded Continental Counsellor Velma Sherrill and Auxiliary Board members Howard Brown, Fletcher Bennett, Ray Hudson, Lauretta King and Raye Mullin along with their assistants. The National Teaching Com- mittee of Alaska reported to the delegates that 58 Spiritual Assem- blies had been re-elected in Alas
    . "Hub" communities identified have either a Spiritual Assembly or Baha'i Group at pres- ent. Convention participants were asked to select one of the seven Alaskan priority communities and one of the 19 "Hub Assembly" areas for prayers during the pres- ent Baha'i vear. Fortv believers from many parts of Alaska who are either involved in business or interested in the subject gathered May 31-]une 1 at the Anchorage Regional Baha'i Center for a "Baha'i Business Workshop" sponsored b_v the Na- tional
    of po- tential Baha'i employers. The other idea proposed is that a feasibility study be conducted on methods and costs involved in es- tablishing a Baha'i investment fund. Such a fund could be cre- ated when enough money was ac- cumulated to make it possible. The National Spiritual Assem- bly of Alaska sent out question- naires to believers prior to the "Baha'i Business Workshop," and received positive responses to the idea along with suggestions for workshop topics. Fiji Islands up- i Participants

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    Mixe languages as well as the Zoque, Huave, Amuzgo, Mazatec and Cuicatec languages. Alaska Fifty-six believers from 16 Alas- kan communities attended the lune 30-July 5 Chilkat Valley Baha'i Summer School in Haines, Alaska. Program speakers included Robert Putnam, treasurer of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, and Auxiliary Board mem- bers Rav Hudson and Rave Mullin. ,4 - Classes were presented on Baha'i history, the Kitdb-i-Aqdas and the Book of Revelation in the Bible. Separate classes

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    Japan A . - . 'lit . - -. i Participants at the national teaching graph. Guest speakers included Aux- and Kimiko Schwerin (holding the conference last November in Shizuoka, iliary Board members Dr. Ikuo Mizuko Greatest Name). Iapan, gathered for this group photo- Alaska Sixty-five people from south- eastern Alaska attended a Baha'i winter conference last November 7-9 in Petersburg, Alaska. Speakers at the weekend gathering were Eugene King and Tod Jones, members of'the Na- tional
    Spiritual Assembly of Alaska; Auxiliary Board members Howard Brown and Fletcher Ben- nett; and five assistants to the Aux- iliary Board. Subjects presented at the adult classes included the Covenant, confirmations from teaching, the life of Shoghi Effendi, spiritual parenthood, and the unity of sci- ence and religion. A panel discus- sion focused on the tireless service rendered by the Greatest Holy Leaf, Bahiyyih Lhanum; Munirih Eh-enum, and other outstanding women in the history of the Faith

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    yearned-for unity of all the peoples of this vast conti- nent. THE AMERICAS On January 1 the Counsellors in the Americas, coming to Panama from as far north as Alaska and as far south as Argentina, joined Counsellor Hooper Dunbar, a member of the International Teaching Centre, and a large number of Panamanian believers at the airport to welcome the representative ofjthe Uni- versal House of Justice, the Hand of the Cause of God Amatu'l-Baha Ruhiyyih _Kl_1anum. She was warmly welcomed with music

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    that they are unable to fulfill their commitment to the Universal House of Justice." - The Supreme Body, he added, "is confident that the friends everywhere will arise to demonstrate that we truly are one Baha'i family, united, and that we willmake any sacrifice to redeem the ordeal now being suffered by our beloved friends in the Cradle of the Faith." From Illinois, Mr. Kavelin visited several cities on the East and West Coasts of the U.S. before continuing on to Canada, Alaska and Europe. October 1979IBahi'l

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    Alaska Planting the seeds of victory 'Abdu'l-Baha forced the shovel into the still-frozen earth at the site of the Mother Temple of the West on that cold and blustery first day of May, 1912. The believers who were gathered with Him in Wilmette, Illinois, for the laying of the cornerstone of the Baha'i House of Worship were in- vited by the Master to turn a spade- ful of earth and dedicate it to some country where the Message had not yet been taken. When 33-year-old Charlotte Gillen lifted
    the spade, she called out the name of Alaska. Forty-eight years later, in 1960, she would pio- neer to Alaska where she would be lovingly referred to by the friends as "Grandma Gillen." Coincidentally, the first recorded mention of Alaska of a Bahaa'i's name (but not of the Faith itself) also occurred in 1912. On December 30 of that year, the Nome Nugget reported that "Ali-Kuli Khan and his charming wife" were visiting the U.S. The article did not mention that the reason for their visit
    , at the direction of 'Abdu'l-Baha, was to assist the believers in North America. Nearly four years after Mrs. Gil- len called out the name of Alaska at the Temple site, the first written ap- peal from the Master for Baha'is from North America to go to Alas- ka arrived in a Tablet dated April 8, 1916. In it, He said: . . Alaska is a vast country; al- though one of the maid-servants of The first of a three-part series on the history of the Baha'i' Faith in Alaska was compiled from informa- tion provided by Ray
    Hudson and John Kolstoe. the Merciful has hastened to those parts, serving as a librarian in the Public Library, and according to her ability is not failing to teach the Cause, yet the call of the Kingdom of God is not yet raised through that spacious territory . . . "Perchance, God willing," the Tablet continued, "the lights of the Most Great Guidance will illuminate that country, and the breezes of the rose garden of the love of God will perfume the nostrils of the inhabi- tants of Alaska
    ." The first pioneer Margaret Duncan Green, the li- brarian referred to in that Tablet, is believed to have been the first Baha'i to pioneer to Alaska. She worked from June 1915 to June 1918 at the public library in Juneau, teaching the Faith there and in Sitka, the former capital of Alaska. She also placed Baha'i books in the library at Juneau. Mrs. Green wrote pqems about the Faith, some of which she sent to 'Abdu'l-Baha. One verse of a poem entitled "Our Glorious Lord Eter- nal" said: "Now
    is the springtime of this truth/Time to scatter far/ The seed that contains within its heart/The knowledge of Baha." Acknowledging her poetry, the Master sent her the following Tab- let: "He is God! thou daughter of the Kingdom, your letter and poetry have arrived. Your letter contained the supreme glad tidings that--praise be to God!--the Light of Truth is shining in Alaska. As for your poetry, it was of the utmost eloquence and fluency. Its contents were very sweet. I hope that your desires for that country
    the Yukon River to Dawson in the Yukon Territory, and from there westward to Fair- banks. Her trip was later described in the magazine Star of the West: "Mrs. Susan Rice spent her vaca- tion in Alaska, and her account of her trip all alone way up the Yukon (River) to Dawson is most interest- mg. "At the little town of Eagle near- by, she gave the Glad Tidings to everybody there. This may prove to be a beginning which will lead even- ,tually to our reaching the Eski- mos . . . who knows? "Mrs. Rice left
    believers and in- terested -inquirers in Fairbanks, White Horse and Dawson, as well as one lady who traveled with her and heard the Message with great eager- ness and went to stay at Wiseman. Mrs. Rice is in touch with all these places." In 1917, the year after Mrs. Rice's trip, the Master again mentioned Alaska to the North American be- lievers, saying in a Tablet revealed on March 8: "Select ye important personages . . . (to) arise and travel throughout Alaska . . It was not until 1919, however, when

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    ii"% Charlotte Gillen, who in I912 turn- ed a spadeful of earth for Alaska at the dedication of the Mother Tem- ple of the West in Wilmette, Illinois, then pioneered there some 46 years later, i.s shown at the 1960 National Convention of the Bahdfiis of Alaska. were unveiled at the Ridvan cele- bration in New York City, that Baha'ls once again arose to travel to the "last frontier." The believers who went to Alaska that time were Emogene Hoagg who had been recently widowed
    been left behind in Seattle, and did not catch up with her until two months later, in Dawson. From St. Michael the two Baha'is went up the Yukon River, made a side trip on the Tanana River to Fairbanks, traveled back to the Yu- kon and then to Dawson and White- horse in Canada, and finally south to Skagway and Juneau in Alaska. The passage up the Yukon was made aboard a commercial boat, the Julia B, that stopped at many communities along the river to de- liver supplies. In her diary, Mrs. Hoagg
    a number of them while in Alaska, but the Baha'is there have been unable to locate any of them. In Fairbanks, Mrs. Hoagg met a tourist who had seen 'Abdu'l-Baha in New York. However, her diary records her frustration with their stay in that city; apparently, no one was interested in hearing the Mes- sage. Mrs. Hoagg and Miss Jack then traveled about 50 miles south- southwest of Fairbanks to Nenana, where they found miners and "sour- doughs" (prospectors and pioneers) who expressed some interest
    in the Faith. In the 1940s Mrs. Hoagg wrote a letter in which she related her disappointment at not being able to look up any of the contacts she had made during her earlier stay in Nenana. In Fort Yukon the two Baha'is encountered a "Mr. Stuck," who is Honor Kempton, one of the first among the 'second wave' of Bahd'l pioneers to Alaska in the 1930s, stands in front of her bookstore in Anchorage in a photo taken around I939. believed by present-day Baha'ls in Alaska to have been Hudson Stuck, noted

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    , 1919. Also on the boat trip from Ju- neau, Mrs. Hoagg met a Captain Emogene Hoagg, who traveled to Alaska to teach the Faith in 1919 with Marion Jack, is shown in her later years with Dr. and Mrs. Bid- well. where they encountered some resis- tance to their teaching efforts. After some inquiries they learned that earlier travelers to that town had said that Bahe'is advocate "free love!' Their next stop was Juneau, where Miss Jack stayed while Mrs. Hoagg traveled by boat to Cordova, Valdez, Seward
    in Italian and English and was well-received by a number of people including Gov. Riggs who invited her to a New Year's Eve ball. Mrs. Hoagg's mixed feelings about their extended teaching trip are recorded in her diary. All of Alaska, she wrote, had heard the call of "Ya yet there were no new believers there. More than two years passed be- fore another Baha'i traveled to Alaska. Beginning in June 1922, Or- cella Rexford journeyed from Daw- son to Juneau, Anchorage and Fair- banks. She presented paid
    lectures on health and personal appearance, and followed them with an invita- tion to a free lecture "on a most wonderful subject you have never heard about." An audience of 550 heard her speak in Dawson. The first enrollments .In Juneau she was invited to tea by the governor and his wife, and became acquainted with Captain Austin E. Lathrop who offered her the-use of his theatre for lectures. Miss Rexford regularly was the host at firesides at the studio of well-known Alaska artist Sidney Laurence
    . She was happy in Juneau, but on the spur of the moment de- cided to travel to Anchorage. There she lectured to about 500 of the city's 2,800 residents. From that lec- ture came the first recorded believer to enroll in the Faith in Alaska--Dr. Gayne B. Gregory, a leading den- tist--followed shortly by the first woman to enroll in the Faith in Alaska, Victoria Robarts. In November 1922 Dr. Gregory and Miss Rexford were married. The following July, after a brief trip to the U.S., they started Baha'i
    study classes in Anchorage. Some people joined the Faith, writing to Haifa if they wished to confirm that they were Baha'1s. Basically, the community was cen- tered around fireside discussions. The Gregorys hoped to establish a Baha'i Center in Anchorage, but found it difficult because of the shifting population. By the end of 1924 they had sold their property in Alaska and returned to the U.S., leaving the small group of Alaskan believers to be deepened and nur- tured by Mrs. Robarts. When shortly
    afterward she left for California, the group of Baha'is in Anchorage, the only Baha'i com- munity in Alaska, began to drift 8 August 1981IBah?'i News

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    apart. In 1926 Dr. Gregory became the first Baha'i from Alaska to under- take a pilgrimage to Haifa. Al- though 'Abdu'l-Baha's sister, the Greatest Holy Leaf, because of her age and the large number of pil- grims, did notordinarily receive in- dividual believers, she did have an audience with Dr. Gregory because he was the first person in Alaska to embrace the Faith. In 1937 the beloved Guardian, Shoghi Effendi, issued a call for Baha'is to settle in Alaska. Orcella Rexford Gregory wrote
    that she and her husband wished they could go, but that their work was finished and it was time for others to carry on. The first Baha'is to teach in Alaska--Margaret Duncan Green, Dagmar Dole, who pioneered to Alaska in I944, and later to Den- mark and Italy, became the first be- liever to give her life for the Cause during the European project when she died in Switzerland on Novem- ber 12, I952, the 135th anniversary of the Birth of Baha"u 'lldh. Susan Rice, Emogene Hoagg, Marion Jack, Orcella
    Rexford Greg- ory, Gayne B. Gregory and Victoria Robarts--came in succession from 1915 to 1926. When the last of them departed, there was still no perma- nent Baha'i community in that country, and there would be none before the beginning of the first Seven Year Plan in 1937. Next month: Growth and devel- opment, 1937-195 7. Bulgaria. Miss Jack was one of the first to respond to the Master's call in the Tablets of the Divine Plan for Bahd'tfs to go to Alaska, traveling there in 1919 with Emogene Hoagg

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    mentioned the Faith several times on his program. More than 600 people visited a traveling exhibit on the Faith in late March at the Imperial Hotel in Dun- dalk, Ireland. The exhibit was spon- sored by the National Spiritual As- sembly of Ireland. Local publicity for the exhibit was good. The Baha'i community of Dundalk engaged in follow-up ef- forts after the proclamation. Alaska One hundred-thirteen Baha'is and their non-Baha'i guests from 23 localities in Alaska, the Yukon, Canada and Seattle
    , Washington, attended the 14th annual Winter Weekend last December 26-28 in Palmer, Alaska. Speakers included Continental Counsellor Lauretta King and Aux- iliary Board member Raye Mullin. Separate classes were held for children and youth. Suriname A Terry Madison, a Bahd'i pioneer from the United States to Suriname, a country on the northeastern coast of South America, planned and con- ducted a five-hour telethon May 2 for physically handicapped persons in that country. Ms. Madison is shown here

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    Alaska 'Holy souls' arise to build a community By JANET W. STOUT On January 26, 1939, the beloved Guardian, Shoghi Effendi, sent the fol- lowing cablegrarn to the Baha'is of the world: "Initial stage in the inaugurated Teaching Campaign still untraversed. End of First Century rapidly ap- proaching. Alaska . . . still unset-" tled . . . "The Concourse on high expectantly await, ready to assist and acclaim the nine holy souls who . . . will . . . for- sake their homes. . . and settle
    in these territories to lay firm anchorage of the Administrative Order of this un- defeatable Faith." (Messages from the Guardian, Baha'l Publishing Com- mittee, 1940, p. 36) In response to the Guardian's mes- sage, Honor Kempton of San Fran- cisco, California, and Betty Becker of Kansas City, Missouri, became the first Baha'is to pioneer to Alaska during the first Seven Year Plan (I937-1944). Honor Kempton was born in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, four months after the passing of Baha'- u'llah in 1892. In 1921
    Kempton felt he was speaking directly to her, and believed that Alaska was the place for her to go, even though some close Baha'l friends felt it was not a suitable post for her to fill. The author with her husband, Verne L. Stout, in a photo taken in 1975. However, when the National Spiritual Assembly of the U.S. met in Los An- geles, she was able to consult with them, and the Assembly approved her plans to pioneer to Alaska. Miss Becker had become a Baha'i in Missouri after attending a series
    of lec- tures by Orcella Rexford, a Baha'l who had taught the Faith in Alaska in 1922 and who, at her last paid lecture, would invite her audience to return the following evening for a free lecture to learn about "something they had never heard before." Long afterward, Miss Becker re- membered saying indignantly to herself at that last paid lecture, "Who does she think she is, telling me she'll let me know about something I haven't heard before?" Of course, the topic of the free lecture
    was the Baha'l Faith, and Miss Becker became a Baha'i. Honor Kempton was the first of the two pioneers to reach Alaska, arriving in Juneau in April 1939. She remained there for six weeks; however, the word "anchorage" in the Guardian's cablegram of January 26 kept ringing in her ears, so she decided to leave Juneau for Anchorage, where she planned to open a bookstore. Miss Kempton set sail for Anchorage on May 20, 1939, without knowing that a passenger who left the ship in Juneau as she was boarding it would
    later become the first person to accept the Faith in Alaska during the first Seven Year Plan. Although Miss Kempton immediate- ly felt at home in Anchorage and was hostess at several firesides there, she was discouraged by the apparent lack of interest in the Faith. She wrote to Leroy Ioas, who was then chairman of the U.S. National Teaching Committee and would later be named a Hand of the Cause of God by the Guardian, saying, "Miracles don't happen in Alaska." But the passenger who had gotten off
    the ship in Juneau was soon to make her way to Anchorage and meet Honor Kempton. The passenger was Janet Whitenack, from New York Ci- ty. She had vacationed in Alaska in 1938, and, searching for a new way of life, decided in 1939 to make it her home. Go west, young woman She was met at the dock in Ju- neau--the day that Miss Kempton left for Anchorage--by a sorority sister, Edith Danielson, who was not a Baha'i at that time but who would later be- come a Knight of Baha'u'llah after pioneering

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    the U.S. National Spiritual Assembly. Miss Whitenack opened a bookstore in Fairbanks and remained there until February 1942, two months after the U.S. entered World War II. Miss Becker, the second woman to answer the Guardian's call for pioneers to Alaska, arrived in Juneau on August 1, 1939, five days before Janet White- nack told Honor Kempton she would like to become a Baha'i. At the sugges- tion of the U.S. National Teaching Committee, Miss Becker had visited the Baha'i Summer School in Geyser
    - ville, California, before proceeding north to Alaska. Finding the residents of Juneau un- responsive to the Faith, Miss Becker traveled to Sitka and Fairbanks, where she met Alaska's newest Baha'i, Miss Whitenack, and remained for a year. She later settled in Anchorage, as Miss Kempton had. Miss Becker, who was 52 years old when she pioneered to Alaska, was a staunch member of the Anchorage Baha'i community until she pioneered to Chile, where she died in 1974 at the age of 86. The third of the "nine
    holy souls" to forsake their homes in response to the Guardian's call for pioneers to Alaska was Joy Allen (McCormick), an em- The first Spiritual Assembly of An- chorage, Alaska, established by joint declaration on September 8, 1943. Front row (left to right) Pvt. Terrell William A. Frazier, Betty Becker, Verne L. Stout; middle row (left to right) Frances L. Wells, Janet B. Whitenack, Loraine Bean; back row (left to right) Mina Lundquist, Honor Kempton, Florence B. Green. ployee of the U.S. Army
    who arrived in Fairbanks from San Francisco in 1940. She was transferred soon after- ward to Anchorage. The fourth pioneer to Alaska was Dodge (Silva) who also arrived from San Francisco in 1940 to work with Joy Allen in Anchorage. The three pioneers to Anchorage in 1940 (before Miss Becker arrived there)--Honor Kempton, Joy Allen and its first Baha'i Group. Their weekly study classes led to the enrollment of Jean Van Cleve, who moved soon afterward to Oregon. After the attack on Pearl Harbor
    and the U.S. entry into World War II in December I941, there was a pos- sibility that Honor Kempton, who was a British subject, would be asked to leave Alaska. Miss Kempton explained to a judge the importance of Baha'i work in Alaska, was granted U.S. citizenship, and remained in An- chorage. Meanwhile, the U.S. Army needed buildings in which to house its person- nel who had moved to Alaska in con- nection with the war, and Miss White- nack was forced to relinquish her bookstore space at the Pioneer Hotel
    after Naw-Ruz, March 22, 1943, the fifth pioneer to Alaska arrived. She was Frances Wells of San Bernardino, California. Her arrival was followed closely by that of the first male pioneer to Alaska during the first Seven Year Plan, Verne L. Stout, who came from Geneva, New York, in June I943 to work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Seven more people had become Baha'is in Anchorage following Jean Van Cleve's declaration, but it became increasingly apparent that Orcella Rex- 2 September

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    4 The first All-A Iaska Teaching Con- ference was held August 6, 1955, in Anchorage. ford's observation, made in 1922, still held true--Alaska's population shifted like the proverbial sands of the desert. New believers and old were leaving An- chorage, including Joy Allen and Myr- tle Dodge, both of whom returned to California. To help form a Spiritual Assem- bly--the first in Alaska--in Anchor- age, the National Teaching Committee in 1943 asked Janet Whitenack if she would be willing
    , Alaska's first Local Spiritual Assembly was formed by joint declaration on September 8, 1943. Its members and officers were Honor Kempton (chair- man), Verne L. Stout (vice-chairman), Frances L. Wells (corresponding secretary), Betty Becker (recording secretary), Janet B. Whitenack (treasurer), Lorraine Bean, Pvt. Terrell William A. Frazier, Florence B. Green, and Mina Lundquist. When the Assembly was formed, the Guardian said it was "the northern- most center of the Faith of Baha'u'llah in the world
    ." (Challenging Re- quirements of the Present Hour, June 5, 1947, p. 8) In January 1944, four months after the Anchorage Assembly was formed, its continuance was assured by the ar- rival from Glendale, California, of Dagmar Dole, and of Helen Robinson and her family from Alhambra, California. In November 1945, Mrs. Robinson's daughter, Donna Mae, became the first declared Baha'i youth in Alaska. The culmination of the first Seven Year Plan initiated by the Guardian Rose Perkal (Gates) became a Knight of Baha
    "u'Ila'h after pioneering to 0- diak Island, Alaska, in I953. was the commemoration at the Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette, Il- linois, on May 22, 1944, of the Centenary of the Declaration of the Bab. The Baha'is of Alaska were de- lighted when Honor Kempton, the first delegate from Alaska to the U.S. Na- tional Convention, was chosen as one of five readers at the commemoration ceremony on that historic evening. Later, the chairman of one of the sessions at the National Convention Baha'i

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    1? T1 Frances Wells, one of the early Baha"z' pioneers to Alaska, later served the Cause in Luxembourg until her death in I960. asked Miss Kempton and Artemus Lamb, a pioneer to the southernmost tip of South America, to come to the platform and shake hands. The Guar- dian later wrote that Alaska, together with Magallanes, Chile, "may be liken- ed to the extremity of the Baha'f arms stretched out and waiting to embrace the whole world in the order of peace and love which Baha'u'1lah has es
    - tablished for the children of men in this day." (Bahd'z'News, February 1945, p. 2) The first person to be enrolled in the Faith in Alaska in the second century of the Baha'i Dispensation was Evelyn Huffman of Anchorage, in February 1945. When the first National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska was formed in 1957, Mrs. Huffman became its secretary. A dramatic enrollment came from Mrs. Huffrnan's husband, Vernon, who signed his declaration card while on a trip to Wales, an Eskimo village that is the most
    westerly community on the North American continent. Mr. Huffman was enrolled in December 1945. The Huffmans later gave proper- ty from their homestead for A1aska's Temple site and the present National Office. The first family to enter the Faith together in Alaska was the Brown family, in 1947: Howard Brown-now an Auxiliary Board member--his wife, Lea, and their children, Sandra and Boyer. At the first International Baha'i Convention in 1963, Mr. Brown had the honor of being the first Baha'i
    in the world to cast a ballot for the elec- tion of the Universal House of Justice. On June 23, 1949, Agnes Parent until her death in 1960. Miss Kempton, meanwhile, served first on the Italo- Swiss National Spiritual Assembly, and later on the first National Spiritual Assembly of Luxembourg. In 1947, the Guardian gave the Baha'is of Alaska a list of tasks that needed urgently to be completed. The first of these, to maintain and con- solidate the Spiritual Assembly of An- chorage, proved to be an ever
    -present challenge. The believers there ad- ded "Baha'is" to Alaska's well-known no 4% L1 A I (Harrison) became the first native Alaskan to be enrolled in the Faith in Alaska. Melba Call (King), an Alaskan Eskimo, had been enrolled six years earlier, but that enrollment took place outside Alaska. With the opening of the second Seven Year Plan (1946-1953) came the European Teaching Project, a cam- paign in which the Faith was to be established in the capital cities of 10 European countries. Three
    of Alaska's Kempton, Dagmar Dole and Frances Wells--arose to help with that project. Mrs. Dole, who pioneered to Denmark and then to Italy, later became the first believer to give her life for the Cause in the European project when she died in Switzerland on the 135th anniversary of the Birth of Baha'u'llah, November 12, 1952. The Guardian wrote: "She died in 'Battle Dress' . . . Her spiritual station is very high." (Bahd'z' News, December 1952, p. 18) Mrs. Wells served in Luxembourg . .. -W The Baha 1
    , throughout the year, were elected to the Assembly, and in another year (1953-54) by- elections saw the necessity of 17 believers maintaining the Assembly. In spite of its constantly shifting membership, however, this first struc- ture of the Administrative Order in Alaska was firmly grounded. By February 24, 1948, the Articles of In- corporation for the Spiritual Assembly 4 September 1981lBaha'i News

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    of the Baha'is of Anchorage were filed with the Office of the Auditor, Ter- ritory of Alaska. Baha'is in the Anchorage area were active in community affairs. Helen Robinson and Evelyn Huffman were officers in the Anchorage Women's Club in 1949-50. The club is affiliated with the General Federation of Women's Clubs, and the Baha'is were instrumental in facilitating the enroll- ment of the first black member (a non- Baha'i) of the Alaska branch. aith spreads rapidly Interracial work
    was stressed by the Anchorage Baha'is from the begin- ning. In 1953, Verne Stout became the first white man to serve on the board of directors of the local chapter of the Na- tional Association for the Advance- ment of Colored People (NAACP). The following year he was elected treasurer. In another field, Edgar Russell was vice-president in 1949-50 of the American Federation of Government Employees while working for the Alaska Railroad, and served as a negotiator for the union with man- agement
    , negotiations that amicably produced a new pay scale and five-day work week for employees. The meetings were opened with Baha'i prayers for guidance, and were free from the bitterness on both sides that had characterized previous negotiating sessions. To help further a second goal that the Guardian had given to Alaska for the second Seven Year Plan, that of multiplying the centers of the Faith in Alaska, the Baha'is spread rapidly around the territory, gradually concen- trating in areas chosen
    for the forma- The main room of the in Anchorage as it appeared on dedica- tion day, August 6, 1955. tion of new Local Spiritual Assemblies to assure the solid foundation nec- essary for the formation of the first National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska. Two additional goals of the w" Shown are some of the believers who the Haz1'ratu'1-Quds in Anchorage held building was used as the first Bahd'i attended the dedication ceremony for August 6, I955. Four years later, the National Center in Alaska. Baha'i

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    to illustrate the principles of the Faith. The first All-Alaska Teaching Con- ference was held in the Anchorage area in the summer of l955 with one of its principal instructors Florence May- berry, who is now a Counsellor serving at the International Teaching Centre in Haifa. More than half of the Baha'i community of Alaska attended this precursor of a Baha'i summer school. In accordance with the goals of the Ten Year Crusade (1953-1963) the Baha'is of Alaska, with the help of pioneers, opened the Aleutian
    Islands, Baranof Island, and Kodiak Island, all by 1954. First National Assembly To prepare for the establishment of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, Local Spiritual Assemblies were formed in Fairbanks, Tanana Valley, Ketchikan and Juneau. In addi- tion to the Assembly in Anchorage, there was another in the adjacent rural area known as the Anchorage Record- ing District (later known as Spenard, and now Oceanview). These Local Assemblies were formed by April 1957, and the first National
    Spiritual Assembly of Alaska was elected on April 23 of that year with the Hand of the Cause of God Paul Haney, who was then chairman of the National Spiritual Assembly of the United States, representing the Guar- dian at the first National Convention of Alaska. The National Spiritual As- sembly of Alaska was the fifth of 13 elected during that Ridvan period and was the 17th pillar of the Universal House of Justice to be raised in the Baha'i world. The members of Alaska's first Na- tional Spiritual
    Assembly were Robert E. Moul (chairman), Howard J. Brown (vice-chairman), Evelyn Huffman (secretary), Kathy Rodgers (recording secretary), Lois K. Lee (treasurer), Warren H. Rodgers, Janet W. Stout, Verne L. Stout, and Rose Perkal Gates. All of the members except Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers had at one time or another been members of the Spiritual Assembly of Anchorage. At the establishment of its National Spiritual Assembly, the Hands of the Cause of God in America summed up the Alaska saga to that point
    in their matchless way: "How brief the time during which Alaska has passed through the pioneer period, the election of Local Spiritual Assemblies, the acquiring of adminis- trative experience, and arrival at the fateful period when a National Spiritual Assembly can be brought into existence! Thus, under the beloved Guardian's guidance, has the humanly impossible been undertaken and made possible, and an epochal milestone set up to mark the irresistible progress of the Faith of Baha'u'llah." Next
    : The acceleration of growth, 1958-I981. I of the Bahd':Zs of Alaska, elected at Ridvdn I957. From left to right are Robert E. Moul, Rose P. Gates, Janet . I. fik -- . The first National Spiritual Assembly W. $10111', L- $10141. Evelyn Huffman, Warren Rodgers, Kathy Rodgers, Lois Lee, Howard Brown. 6 September 1981IBaha'i News

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    United States Th 1st Continental Youth Conference More than 3,000 Baha'i youth from every one of the continental United States, Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, Mex- ico and at least 10 other countries gathered July 2-5 in Kansas City, Mis- souri, for the first Continental Baha'i Youth Conference of the Seven Year Plan. The historic conference was blessed by the presence of the Hands of the Cause of God Amatu'l-Baha Ruhiyyih I?_hanurn and Zikrullah Khadem. Among the other guests at the con- ference were

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    Alaska A Ba 5' his -Ii wmmunity grows, matures By JANET W. STOUT As 'Abdu'l-Baha wrote in the Tab- lets of the Divine Plan, "Alaska is a vast country . . . Perchance, God will- ing, the lights of the rnost great guid- ance may illumine that country and the breezes of the rose garden of the love of God may perfume the nostrils of the inhabitants of Alaska. Should ye be- come confirmed in thus rendering such a service, rest ye assured that ye shall crown your heads with the diadem
    of everlasting sovereignty, and at the threshold of oneness you will become the favored and accepted servants." Alaska's vastness comprises half a million square miles--one-fifth the size of the continental United States. In 1939, when the first Baha'i pioneers ar- rived to lay the foundation of the Ad- ministrative Order in Alaska, there were about 60,000 inhabitants--half of whom were natives. That number would be no more than a small crowd today at a major college football game. The present population
    of Alaska is roughly or about one person per square mile. Alaska has always been known for the dedication of its believers, their vigorous teaching activities, and the early completion of its goals. All of the goals assigned to Alaska by the Guar- dian for the Ten Year Crusade (1953-63) were completed in the first four years of that Plan. In fact, the only goal not completed upon the es- tablishment of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska in April 1957 was its incorporation, which was accom
    - plished only five months later. The Guardian gave Alaska a subsidiary Six Year Plan, and all those goals were easily met. One of the goals given to Alaska during the Ten Year Crusade was to open the virgin territories of the Aleu- tian Islands, Kodiak Island, and Bara- -cf George and Elinore Putney and their children arriving in Anchorage in 1953. Mrs. Putney continued on to Unalaska and was named a Knight of Bahci- 'u'IIdh by the Guardian. Mr. Putney later rejoined the family in Unalaska. nof
    Ugan- da, which led the Baha'i world in achievements in 1958, and next to Uganda, with nine arrows, was Alaska. At the end of the Nine Year Plan, Alaska was second only to Fiji in reaching its assigned goals. One of the reasons for Alaska's in- domitable spirit and marvelous achievements may well be the Guar- dian's loving inspiration and guidance and his personal attention to the be- lievers there over the years. He wrote more than 100 letters to individuals and institutions in Alaska, a selection
    of which was published just before the International Conference in An- chorage in 1976 and titled High En- deavours: Messages to Alaska. Hands, Counsellors help Alaskans have been strengthened and inspired over the years by no less than 24 visits by 13 of the Hands of the Cause of God, and by the continual guidance of Continental Counsellors and Auxiliary Board members. Paul I-Ianey was the first of the Hands of the Cause of God to visit Alaska, coming in 1957 as the Guar- dian's representative
    to the first Na- tional Convention of Alaska. As the years passed his visit was followed by those of the Hands of the Cause A.Q. Faizi, H. Collis Featherstone (3 visits), A.A. Furutan (3), Dr. Ugo Giachery, Q_hikru'llah Qiadem (2), Jalal Ighezeh (2), Amatu'l-Baha Ruhiyyih Iflianum, Dr. Rahmatu'llah Muhajir, Enoch Olinga, John Robarts (4), Tarazu'llah Samandari, and William Sears (3). Counsellor Florence Mayberry has made 17 visits to Alaska, both before and after the formation of its National Spiritual
    Assembly. En route to Haifa in 1973 to begin serving at the Inter- national Teaching Centre, Mrs. May- berry stopped in Anchorage for an in- spiring weekend "Conference on Car- mel." In July 1979, H. Borrah Kavelin became the first member of the Univer- sal House of Justice to visit Alaska, in- cluding it on his itinerary during a visit Bahe'i NewsIOctober 1981 1

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    to the North American continent. In November 1980 Lauretta King was appointed to the Continental Board of Counsellors for the Americas by the Universal House of Justice, the first Alaskan to achieve that rank. Alaska also has four Auxiliary Board members--two for protection (How- ard Brown, Ray Hudson) and two for propagation (Fletcher Bennett, Raye Mullin). Properties acquired Acquisition of national Endowments was another goal of the Ten Year Cru- sade, and has been a continuing aspect
    of the growth of the Faith in Alaska. Prior to the establishment of the Na- tional Spiritual Assembly in 1957, the first national was ac- quired in Anchorage by the Spiritual Assembly of Anchorage and held in trust. As the Guardian had directed, a "modest" building was chosen: a small one-story log cabin, one of the earliest in Anchorage, consisting of three rooms and bath with a small apartment at the side for a caretaker. The prop- erty cost $7,500. It was dedicated Au- gust 6, 1955, with Counsellor May
    - berry as an honored guest. This build- ing served as the National Center until the great earthquake of 1964 made it unsafe, resulting in its being closed in May of that year. About a year later, with help from the proceeds of the sale of the first headquarters, the second national of Alaska was pur- chased for $24,000 in the I-Iollowbrook subdivision on the southern outskirts of Anchorage. This was a house with living quarters for the national sec- retary and an attached garage that was easily
    True (Alaska Bahd'z' News, No. 188, Jan- uary I976, pp. 1-4) In the summer of 1957, shortly after the formation of the first National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, its Tem- ple site, a gift from Vern and Evelyn Huffman, was approved by the Guar- dian. The original three-acre tract lay about eight miles south of the An- chorage city limits at that time. The property slopes upward from De Ar- moun Road for about 450 feet, then slopes gently downward on the north. The land overlooks the Chugach

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    conferences, meetings and other gatherings, is named in memory of an early Baha'i pioneer to Nicaragua (see The Baht?!' World, Vol. IX, "In Me- moriarn," pp. 614-16) Tom and Georgia Heisler gave equity in property in southeastern Alaska on North Douglas Road, Doug- las, that was to be used for a summer school but instead was developed into another Institute and named after Napoleon Bergamaschi, the first pio- neer to Savoonga. There was a small house and two foundations started on a 3 1/2
    -acre lot; its value when donated in 1967 was about $40,000. In 1979 this property, by then outgrown, was used as the basis of an exchange for prop- erty in Haines, where the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska now has a summer school and land valued at about $120,000. At the conclusion of the Ten Year Crusade in 1963, all nine members of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska participated in the first election of the Universal House of Justice. At that time Alaska stood first alpha- betically
    among countries in the Baha'i world having National Assemblies, and was called on first to cast its ballots. Howard Brown of Alaska became the first person ever to cast a ballot for the election of the House of Justice. The following year, when the Su- preme Body unveiled the Nine Year Plan, the Baha'is of Alaska were called upon to "plant the banner of Baha- 'u'llah in the as yet unopened areas of the Alaskan Peninsula, of Nunivak Is- land, Pribilof Islands, Prince of Wales Island, and St. Lawrence
    Island." The first to reach their new posts were the dedicated Huffmans--Vern and Evelyn--who went to Klawock, Prince of Wales Island, on September 18, 1965. Shortly afterward, the Alaska Peninsula was opened by Ben and Harriet Guhrke, who settled at Naknek. On March 22, 1966, Napo- leon (Nip) Bergamaschi and his three children--Napoleon Ida and Leo- nard--moved to Savoonga, St. Law- rence Island. Rowena Burack Curring- ton ventured to St. Paul in the Pribilof Islands on April 6, 1966, while Leonard
    (Bud) Revet arrived 12 days later at Mekoryuk on Nunivak Island. In fulfillment of another goal of the Nine Year Plan, Baha'i literature has been translated into Athabascan and Tlingit, as well as other major lan- guages of Alaska such as Aleut, Yupik, Haida, Inupiaq, the Dot Lake dialect of Tanacross Athabascan, Kutchin or Fort Yukon Athabascan, Koyukan, Tanaina, and Kobuk. Some of these translations were accomplished during succeeding Plans. Tapes have also been made in native languages, and have
    been found to be especially effective in teaching. 'Pioneer-minded' The National Spiritual Assembly has sponsored a regular publication, "The Wind of Baha," primarily for the in- digenous believers, to inform them of the principles of the Faith and of vari- ous special events. This is in addition to the Alaska Bahd'1' News, which has been published regularly since August 1957, first in mimeographed form. Delegates and guests at the first Na- tional Convention of Alaska in I957 with the Hand
    of the Cause of God Paul Haney (back row center). During the Nine Year Plan, the Na- tional Spiritual Assembly of Alaska was called upon to enter the field of in- ternational cooperation by helping in the acquisition of Temple sites in Mon- rovia, Liberia, and Luxembourg. Sub- sequently, under the Five Year Plan, sites for future in or near Paramaraibo, Suriname; Colo- nia, Yap Islands; Agana, Guam; Po- nape, Caroline Islands; and Majuro, Marshall Islands, were added to the list. Another goal
    was to assist the Na- tional Spiritual Assembly of Equa- torial Guinea to acquire a national in Malibo, but politi- cal conditions have not yet allowed the achievement of that goal. Alaskans have always been pioneer- minded, and have filled many overseas goals. During the Nine Year Plan, 15 Alaskans went to the Canary and Caroline Islands, the Dominican Re- public, Germany, Lesotho, Malta and Swaziland. Since then, pioneers from Alaska have gone to Kenya and other areas in East Africa (Malawi, Nigeria
    , South Africa, Liberia and Cameroon) and to the Bahamas, Belgium, Chile, Denmark, Finland, Guam, 'Iceland, Japan, the Leeward and Windward Is- lands, Mexico, Norway, Okinawa, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Sa- moa, Singapore, and Sweden. Short- term pioneers have gone to the Faroe Islands, Solomon Islands, and Indo- nesia, while Alaska's pioneering goal Baha'i 1981 3

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    in Ecuador was filled by a pioneer from outside Alaska. In all, Alaskans had pioneered to 33 countries by the opening of the Seven Year Plan. In 1970, teacher training institutes were begun in Alaska under the direc- tion of then-Auxiliary Board member Jenabe Caldwell. Patterned after his similarly successful institutes in Mexi- co, they inspired many believers to go forth and hold proclamation events, resulting in increased enrollments that would help lay the foundation for the future "entry
    by troops" into the Faith in Alaska. Traveling teachers were generous with their time in helping the Alaskan Mayberry, who in 1978 made her 17th trip to the state. In July and August 1973, the beloved Hand of the Cause of God Amatu'l-Baha Ruhiyyih Iflianum made an extensive 30-day visit to I6 Alaskan communities. In ad- dition to Anchorage, she traveled to Barrow, Bethe], Fairbanks, Juneau, Kake, Kodiak-Spruce Cape, Kotzebue, Nenana, Nome, Petersburg, Sa- voonga, Tanana, Wrangell and Una- laska
    - tablished of having two Summer Schools each year: one in southern Alaska at Haines, and the other in north-central Alaska in the Matanuska Valley. Regular weekend teaching events have been scheduled and carried out for years in Fairbanks-Tanana Valley, Matanuska Valley-Palmer, Petersburg, and the Kenai area. These have attracted believers from many areas of the state. The Faith has won recognition as an independent world religion in Alaska I District, incorporated January 19, 1955. How- ard Brown, now
    , City of Nenana, the University of Alaska, and the State Operated Schools (Bush areas). In July 1976, the Anchorage com- munity was honored to host the second International Conference in the Arctic called by the Universal House of Jus- tice. The gathering was enriched by the presence of no less than three of the Hands of the Cause of God: H. Collis Featherstone, John Robarts and Wil- liarn Sears. Also present were three members of the Continental Board of Counsellors, 12 Auxiliary Board mem- bers
    , and a number of their assistants. Twenty-two national Baha'i communi- ties, 68 Alaskan communities, 28 states of the United States (excluding Alas- ka), and seven Canadian provinces were represented, with a total atten- dance of nearly 1,300. Young pe0ple's activities Among the goals given to Alaska by the Universal House of Justice for the Five Year Plan (1974-79) were those of encouraging and organizing regular Baha'i activities and classes for children and youth, and offering guidance to Bahe'i youth
    to help them plan their lives to be of greatest service to the Faith. From the beginning, children's class- es were held in most of the Baha'i com- munities in Alaska, but far more em- phasis has been placed during the past decade on the education of children and youth. A children's camp was held in July 1971 in the Matanuska Valley (Kepler Park), another was held for several years in Chugiak, and, more re- cently, a camp was held for two years in Homer. Summer schools for chil- dren were first held

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    in Petersburg. The following Au- gust, an institute was held for "pre- youth" (ages 10-14), and youth insti- tutes are held during the December holidays at the Mathew Kaszab Insti- tute in the Anchorage area, filling an important gap in the education of Baha'i youth. Alaska's youth often have helped on traveling teaching teams, or served as babysitters. Baha'i clubs have been active on college cam- puses in Fairbanks and Anchorage, putting on proclamation programs and receiving good publicity
    . At the direction of the Universal House of Justice, National Teaching Conferences were held in Alaska each year during the Five Year Plan: in Ko- diak, Haines, Fairbanks, and two in Anchorage. Another goal was realized in the ex- panded use of radio and television for Baha'i broadcasts aimed at proclaim- ing the Faith to ever greater numbers of listeners, as well as for deepening the faith of believers throughout the state. The "New World" television series, produced in Hawaii and featur- ing the Hand
    of the Five Year Plan. Another local in Fort Yukon, was lost in a fire. Local endowments have been given in McGrath, Matanuska Valley, Ridge- way, Klukwan, Nome, Nenana, Fort Yukon and Wasilla, in addition to property in Spenard (now known as Oceanview) that was given in the early The author (left) with fellow pioneer to Alaska Honor Kempton in a photo taken in Anchorage around I940. days of the Faith in Alaska. In the international field, Alaska has sent believers to Greenland to assist the National
    Spiritual Assembly of Den- mark in its teaching and consolidation work there, and has provided a con- tinual flow of traveling teachers to various parts of the world. As an ex- ample, in B.E. 134, 44 Baha'is from Alaska made 45 teaching trips to 24 countries. During the fifth year of the Plan (1978-79), 31 Alaskans traveled to 21 countries and areas: Bolivia, Ca- nada, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, Baha"1' children and youth at the first National Convention of A Iaska in I95 7 Finland, Ghana, Hong Kong
    , Iceland, India, Japan, Kenya, Liberia, the Northwest Pacific, Norway, the Philip- pines, Scotland, Sierra Leone, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United States. In July 1971 the three National Spiri- tual Assemblies in North Ameri- ca--Alaska, Canada and the United States--were called to a "Conference on Opposition" by the Universal House of Justice. The conference, held in Wilmette, Illinois, launched a con- tinuing partnership in the teaching field. The three National Assemblies met in joint session in June
    of Alaska, and a four-mem- ber Eskimo-Indian team was formed to travel for 45 days in 10 European coun- tries during the summer. The Indian members of the team were Scott Tyler of the United States and Melba Loft of Canada; the Eskimos were Ida Berga- maschi and Maynard Eakan of Alaska. Also at the zone conference in Haifa, the seven circumpolar Baha'i communities agreed on a prayer cam- paign for the success of each country's goals. Baha'is throughout the northern with the Hand of the Cause of God Paul

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    regions directed their prayers toward one country at a time for one Baha'i month each. Since the Islamic revolution in Iran and the outbreak of persecutions against the Baha'is there, the National Assembly of Alaska has taken several steps to counteract misleading state- ments that have appeared in the media concerning the Baha'i community in Iran. Letters were sent to the governor of Alaska, to Alaska's U.S. Senators and Representative in Washington, and to state legislators. As a result
    , a resolution expressing "concern over the reported persecution of members of the Baha'i religious community in Iran" was introduced and passed unanimously by voice vote in the Alaska state legislature. The resolution urged the U.S. government to "use its best efforts" to put an end to the per- secution. Copies of the resolution were sent to the President of the United States and to the secretary of state. In addition to the above activities, the Na- tional Spiritual Assembly placed quar- ter-page ads
    in five major Alaskan newspapers to give residents of the state a clearer perspective of the aims and tenets of the Faith. In January 1981 the National Spiri- tual Assembly placed full-page ads for several days in the state's leading newspapers. The bold-faced headline read: "Should people face imprison- ment and death for their beliefs?" The signature was "Baha'is for Religious Freedom," giving the National Assem- bly's address and phone number. The Baha'i community of Alaska had nine delegates
    . In 1963 the number of delegates to the National Convention was increased to 19. In 1970 the number rose to 38, and in 1973 to 57. Today Alaska has 76 delegates to its National Convention. The steady growth of the Faith in Alaska is reflected in the following figures. In 1957: 16 localities opened to the Faith, six Local Spiritual Assem- blies (three incorporated). In 1963 (at the end of the Ten Year Crusade): 39 localities, 13 Local Spiritual Assem- blies (six incorporated). In 1973 (at the end
    for B.E. 137 was $233,670. Unlike prior Plans, the bud- gets covering the last two Plans were for fixed items only; funds for teaching were set over and above the figures given. This steady progress marks a fitting memorial to the beloved Guardian's expressed hopes for Alaska, which he conveyed in June 1957 shortly after the formation of its first National Spiritual Assembly: "Dear and valued co-workers: "The formation of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'1's of Alaska signalizes
    an important role in shaping the spiritual destinies of the great Republic of the west of which it forms a part, and to contribute, in no small measure, to the establishment of the institutions of His World Order throughout the American continent." (High Endeavours: Messages to Alaska, pp. 36-37) 5 October 1981IBaha'i News fll! I -T I

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    Alaska More than 60 people attended the Chilkat Valley Baha'i Summer School last July 27-August 1 in Haines, Alaska. Speakers at the school included John Kolstoe, chairman of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska; Guy Murchie, author of The Seven Mys- teries of Life and other books; and Dr. Khalil Khavari, a professor at the Uni- versity of Wisconsin. Classes were presented on the Cove- nant, the present and future challenges of the Formative Age of the Faith, and reacting positively
    on the only radio sta- tion in Barrow, Alaska. The Barrow community had prayed and planned for years to make the program a re- ality. The program is heard in Barrow, the northernmost city on the North Amer- ican continent, and in the outlying vil- lages of the North Slope. Australia In Wollongong, New South Wales, 225 Baha'is gathered on the last weekend in August with the Hand of the Cause of God Collis Featherstone for an institute that was opened by the Lord Mayor of that Australian town. Participation

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    I I 4 i Nigeria Three hundred-fifty students at the Federal Government College in Kano, Nigeria, attended a recent musical pro- gram that featured Miss Tim Reed, a visiting Baha'i from Alaska. Because the Kano believers had pre- viously introduced the Faith to the col- lege president, they were able to ar- range the musical program on short notice. Miss Reed's ability to sing in Eng- lish, Yoruba, Chinese and the Navajo languages delighted the audience. A short song sung in the Hausa

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    Parliament A meeting held in a committee room of the House of Commons, United Kingdom United Nations General Assembly. Third Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Religious Intolerance United Nations Sub-Commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities. Commission on Human Rights (2) European Parliament (2) Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (2) House of Representatives of the State of Alaska, U.S.A. House of Representatives, State of Illinois, U.S.A

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    with the Faith, saying, . . I have had no Baha'i case in my court. What I have seen in the Baha'is is unity, peace and love." Alaska One hundred-forty Baha'is from 25 localties attended the 1981 Alaska Na- tional Teaching Conference last Octo- ber 10-ll at the Wildwood Native Complex near Kenai. Speakers included Continental Counsellors Angus Cowan and Lau- retta King and Auxiliary Board mem- bers Jetta Brewer, Eugene King and John Kolstoe. The conference began with a review of Alaska's goals for the Seven
    Year Plan, which include the need to in- crease significantly the number of be- lievers in Alaska including indigenous peoples. Others who spoke at the conference were Ben Kahn, a Navajo Indian be- liever from Window Rock, Arizona. and Lee Brown, a native believer from Vancouver. Canada. Two years ago, Alaskan Baha'1's who are members of the Tlingit tribe adopted Counsellor Cowan into their "family." At this year's conference, two of the Tlingit friends presented him with a ceremonial blanket

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    Alaska More than 150 Baha'is and their guests from 24 communities through- out Alaska attended a special Winter Weekend held January 1-3 in Wasilla. Speakers included John Kolstoe, chairman of the National Spiritual As- sembly of Alaska; Auxiliary Board members Jim Schoppert and Hal Sex- ton; and several other believers who spoke on a variety of topics including pioneering, Baha'i wills, proclaiming the Faith, family unity, progressive revelation, and Baha'i pilgrimage. Classes for youth were
    from consultation regarding a Baha'i marriage. Evening entertainment included music, a talent show, a dance and an art show. The weekend ended with the formation of a "unity circle." A seeker from Unalakleet, Alaska, who attend- ed the Winter Weekend declared his belief in Baha'u'llah after returning home. Mexico Shown here are some of the children who attend regular Bahd't' children 's classes in the Indian village of Huilo- tepec, Mexico. In addition to learning the principles and history

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    to return to the U.S. and Leonora and Maud to Bahia. After living in California for more than 30 years, Alethe and her Swedish husband pioneered to Uppsala, Swe- den, during the Ten Year Crusade. Mr. Hogberg died in Uppsala and is buried there. After his death, Alethe joined her daughter, Karin, and Karin's husband, Robert Leonard, at their pioneer post in Kodiak, Alaska, where she was able before her death to serve on its first Spiritual Assembly. In 1973, Leonora was named a Con- tinental Counsellor

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    Mrs. Casu and some other Baha'ls to her home where, after a two-hour discussion,~the interviewer declared her belief in Baha'u'llah. Mrs. Casu, who is originally from Ghana, and Marshall Murphy, a Ba- ha'i from Alaska, were interviewed in Makurdi for two 30-minute television programs, during which they were able to discuss some aspects of the Faith, especially the unity of mankind. Mrs. Casu explained that she is a Ghanaian who is married to an Italian and that theylive in Ivory Coast. Mr. Murphy

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    attended a meeting that was organized by the Baha'is, Esperantists and a movement called "The Future in Our Hands." Bolivia Continental Counsellor Lauretta King (seated in center wearing glasses) vis- ited the friends in Cochabamba, Bo- livia, last December and January. Many of those present are indigenous believers of the Quechua and Aymara Indian tribes. Mrs. King, who lives in Alaska, is a member of a Tlingit Indian tribe. ti Participants at a National Pioneer Conference held last January 16-17

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    and Southwest Afri- ca/ Namibia. THE AMERICAS Alaska--"Indigenous (local) Assem- bly formed independently . . . friends vigorously arising serve independently carry out teaching process. 25 teaching groups formed . . . 337 attend- ance . . . $20,000 contributions." Cowan two Auxiliary Board members, newly-ar- rived pioneers elevated spirit Conven- tion. Proclamation enhanced by well- arranged media interview including television . . . Over thousand dollars donations received." Barbados--" 1 ,550 Barbados

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    ll>> Alaska I This aerial view of the Chilkat Valley Baha"i' School near Haines in south- eastern Alaska shows the main build- ing (foreground), which houses the library on its first floor and caretakers' quarters on the second, and the class- room building (rear) to which a kitchen has now been added. At the left are two dormitory buildings. The property was purchased in July 1979 by the Na- tional Spiritual Assembly of Alaska. Three weeks later, a Baha?' summer school was held
    there. More than 110 people including 25 youth attended a Baha'i conference, L305 May 29-30 in Wildwood, Alaska,' 1 whose theme was "Excellence in All . Thirigs." i Speakers included National Spiritual I Assembly members Jetta Brewer, who . spoke on "Social Life--In and Out of the Faith," and John Kolstoe, who de- scribed "The Power of Divine Assis- tance." Other presentations focused on tests and obedience, character, Baha'l fam- ily life, prayer, and nutrition. "Keys to Coping" was the topic

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    Holy Leaf, the -50th anniver- sary of whose ascension was observed throughout the Baha'i world in July. Among the Conference highlights were the presentation of the "Trail of Light" teaching team composed of in- digenous Baha'is from Alaska, Canada and the United States, and "Folklorico Night" during which more than 1,500 Baha'is and their guests in the au- ditorium at Colegio Benalcazar en- joyed a program of songs, dances and comedy by Baha'i groups from Bo- livia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecua

  700. Volume 10, page 737 view | image
    the Baha'i Funds. Counsellor Mas'ud Ighamsi then spoke in Spanish and Persian about the need for sacrifice, after which the friends were given an opportunity to contribute to the Fund. More than $22,000 was contributed in a few mo- ments' time. Also on Saturday, Counsellors Pavon and Lauretta King presented the "Camino del Sol" (Trail of Light) teaching team to the Conference. The seven-member team of Native Ameri- cans from Alaska, Canada and the United States had been divided into two groups for a two
    - sultation with the three National Spiritual Assemblies concerned. Team members are Walter Austin (Tlingit In- dian), Mrs. Rita Blumenstein (Yupik Eskimo) and Mrs. Rebecca McKennet (Tlingit) from Alaska; Rick Belcourt (Metis) and Mrs. Louise Profeit (Tlin- git) from Canada; and Chester Kahn (Navajo) and Mrs. Rita Markishtim (Makah) from the United States. Mrs. Profeit, who served as the team's spokesman, urged the friends to arise while there is yet time and spread the light of Baha'u'llah all over

  701. Volume 10, page 753 view | image
    Assemblies of Alaska, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Ca- nada and the United States. The Conference coincided with the 70th anniversary of 'Abdu'l-Baha's visit to Montreal, which occurred from August 30-September 9, I912, and the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Canadian Baha'i community. Tight security Security was extremely tight as a result of threats reported to the Na- tional Spiritual Assembly of Canada by the Royal Canadian Mounted Po- lice. The RCMP said Muslim extremists had threatened

  702. Volume 10, page 755 view | image
    of Alaska, spoke on "The Destiny of the Native Peoples as Prophesied by 'Abdu'l- Baha," after which members of the "Trail of Light" teaching team, com- posed of Native American Baha'is from Alaska, Canada and the U.S. who traveled through Central and South America this summer and at- tended the International Conference in Quito, Ecuador, were introduced. The Native Americans presented a lovely Indian ceremonial blanket to Amatu'l-Baha Rtihiyyih Qianum who responded by joining them in a spirited Native

  703. Volume 10, page 760 view | image
    for the Americas Lauretta King and Raul Pavon; Counsellor Shi- rin Boman from India; and members of the National Spiritual Assemblies of Alaska, Canada and the United States. Although most of those present were from North America, some had travel- ed from as far away as Central or South America. All but about 50 of the participants were indigenous Baha'is and their non-Baha'i guests. Spiritual destiny In an opening address, Eugene King, a Native American who is chairman of the National Spiritual Assembly
    of Alaska, challenged the native peoples to arise to fulfill their spiritual destiny. Speaking strongly of the need for native believers to serve the Faith, he referred to a Tablet from the Bab in which speaks of those who know of this Revelation and who might now be held accountable for prolonging the agony of the world should they fail to arise and teach the Cause of God. A highlight of the four-day gather- ing was the announcement of the elec- tion of Chester Kahn to the U.S. Na- tional Spiritual

  704. Volume 10, page 762 view | image
    Latin America 'Trail of Light' sets many hearts ablaze Members of 10 North American na- tive tribes blazed a "Trail of Light" through Latin America this summer during a wide-ranging teaching cam- paign that included visits to 10 coun- tries in Central and South America. The two teams of Native American Baha'i's from Alaska, Canada and the United States traveled and taught in Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, Guate- mala, Honduras, Panama, Bolivia, Chile, Peru and finally Ecuador, where they were
    together for the first time. Three members of the Continental Board of Counsellors for the Americas were present at the conference--Mrs. Carmen de Burafato of Mexico, Mrs. Lauretta King of Alaska, and Raul Pavon of Ecuador. Mrs. de Burafato described the origi- nal migrations of the native peoples of the hemisphere, saying that the travels of the Baha'is along a "trail of light" was a dream come true. A memorial service for Amoz Gib- son, a member of the Universal House of Justice who passed away May

  705. Volume 10, page 8 view | image
    0 t-~11 cal'fix The Americas Alaska I "Loving greetings 23rd annual Convention, 354 Baha'is of Alaska. Inspired dedicated souls ready to initiate Plan, striving valiantly to increase contributions to International Fund. Largest attendance to date including coinciding childien's pro- gram. Heartfelt message uniting believers to ever greater efforts achieve goals first two years." Argentina "Convention announces numericalgoals met: 57 Assemblies, 262 localities, 12 9 endowments. Rejoiced

  706. Volume 10, page 809 view | image
    1947-53 Mr. Haney was chair- man of the Temple Trustees Construc- tion Committee for the completion of the interior of the Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette. He represented the National Spiri- tual Assembly at the formation of new National Assemblies in Canada (1948), South America (1951) and Italy and Switzerland (1953), and represented the Guardian at the formation of the National Spiritual Assemblies of South and West Africa (1956) and Alaska (1957). In I961 Mr. Haney represented the World

  707. Volume 10, page 840 view | image
    community and expressed their gratitude for the estab- lishment of friendly relations between Alaska Jones Wongtillon, a Baha'i from Nome, Alaska, who is a counselor in a state program dealing with the prob- lems of alcoholism, has been given three awards for his contributions by three public organizations including the state legislature. Mr. Wongtillon was cited for his ser- vices as a counselor and for program development in the Norton Sound re- gion of Alaska. fin 4..4 an Br . . the Baha'i and Quaker

  708. Volume 10, page 860 view | image
    Teaching Committee of Bo- phuthatswana cabled the Universal House of Justice to ask for prayers at the Holy Shrines for the progress of the Faith in Bophuthatswana, whose Na- tional Spiritual Assembly is in only its second year. Alaska More than S0 Baha'is attended a Southeast Regional Baha't' Conference held last November 6 in Juneau, Alaska. Speakers included Eugene King, a member of the National Spiritual As- sembly of Alaska, and members of the Native Service Committee who par- ticipated in a panel

  709. Volume 10, page 898 view | image
    it, . .the gross offense that the Iranian treatment of the Baha'i community gives to the Baha'i commu- nity in our own country." .At the same time, two "Early Day Motions" regarding the Baha'i situa- tion in Iran were submitted in the House of Commons. The motions were signed by several members of Parlia- ment from various parties. Theoretically, such motions are to be debated at some point, but in practice time is never available for them. Never- Alaska About 150 Baha'is from 25 commu- nities in Alaska

  710. Volume 10, page 941 view | image
    News ISSN 0195-9212 USPS 040-140 Baha'i Year 140 Noomwmawmd Virgin Islands resolution condemns persecution of Baha'is in lran . . . . . . U.S. National Assembly secretary speaks to Congressional caucus. . . . . International Baha'i Youth Conference is held in Anchorage, Alaska. . . . Britain's House of Lords debates question of persecutions in lran . . . . . . Mayor of New York City requests UN resolution in letter to President. . . . Baha'is in Wisconsin present translated Writings to Oneida

  711. Volume 10, page 944 view | image
    Alaska 600 attend Baha'i Youth Conference Approximately' 600 young people from Alaska, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and the United States attended a Baha'1' International Youth Conference held June 24-26 at West High School in Anchorage, Alaska. Speakers at the three-day gathering included Counsellors Lauretta King and Fred Schechter; Jackie Eghrari, a member of the U.S. National Youth Committee; Auxiliary Board member Stephen Birkland; and Baha'i musician John Ford Coley who also
    Bahti't', performs the 'Eskimo Ice Cream Dance' for children at the Baha"t' International Youth Confer- ence in Anchorage, Alaska. She also performed the dance for adults at the conference. Left: Behrad Majidi, a 19- year-old Ba- hci'I'from Washington State, addresses the Alaska International Youth Con- ference on 'The Future of the World.' Far left: John Ford Coley, a Baha"t' from California who is a well-known and popular entertainer, speaks on 'Humor in Teaching.' Bahe'i Newslseptember 1983 3 I

  712. Volume 11, page 13 view | image
    and became a Baha'i. The Green Acre School in Eliot, Maine, is her legacy to the Faith. (World Order maga- zine, July I946, pp. 105-09.) 20. Alexander, Forty Years, p. 10. 21. Letter from Charles Mason Remey, dated December 22, 1905, in National Ba- ha'i Archives, Honolulu. 22. Alexander, Forty Years, p. 10. 23. lt should be noted that Agnes Alex- ander took a steamship trip to Alaska be- tween July 19-27, 1905. She visited Ketch- ikan, Wrangell, Tonka, Juneau, Treadwell, Skagway, White Horse, Haines

  713. Volume 11, page 144 view | image
    will produce innovative, fruit- ful proposals (to) promote increasing use (of) audio-visual messages (and) materials, achieve teaching goals." Four Counsellors for the Ameri- cas--Lauretta King of Alaska, Sha- poor Monadjem of Brazil, Ruth Prin- gle of Panama and Donald Witzel of Venezuela--lent an invigorating spirit to the deliberations, keynoting sessions and speaking candidly about the press- ing need for audio-visual materials and . . . the House of Justice cabled its prayers that the 'zeal, enthus
    of messages, audio-visual ma- terials, slide shots and editing, were among the many topics discussed at length by participants. Coming from Alaska, Canada, the United States, Hawaii, Haiti, Antigua, the Netherlands Antilles, Panama, the Virgin Islands, Venezuela and Brazil, participants represented distribution centers, national proclamation and teaching committees, and production houses privately owned and operated by Baha'is. A number of professional broad- casters and producers also attended. Susan

  714. Volume 11, page 165 view | image
    ) to spread the Message of Baha'u'llah among their indigenous brothers and sisters in Central and North America. The Trail of Light itself was a cooperative venture that received sup- port from the Continental Board of Counsellors in the Americas and 14 National Spiritual Assemblies. The 13 members of the three teams first met one another in Panama City, Panama, for orientation and fellow- ship. One five-member team remained in Central America, a second team of four departed for Canada and Alaska
    in the Americas and the Tlingit people of southeastern Alaska, arrived from a short visit to Mexico. Ann Miller orgensen, a pioneer to Ecuador and Panama, flew in from Canada where she had served as trans- lator for the Trail of Light team travel- ing there. Regina Anchondo, another trans- lator and member of the National Teaching Committee staff, arrived from Chicago. On the morning of September 28 everyone met together for the first time. Following breakfast and prayers, we reviewed the day's schedule

  715. Volume 11, page 167 view | image
    sl I I I "Ill Sixteen Bahd'?s from Central and South America comprised the three mu of Light teams which last year visited communities from Panama to Alaska. Shown at an orientation ses- sion in Panama City are (standing left to right) Tomds Nelson de Leon, a Cuna Indian from San Blas, Panama; Sabino Ortega, a Quechua from Bo- livia; Andres Jachakollo, an Aymara During this time there also was an- other newspaper interview. The term to be "rim ragged" took on a brand new meaning

  716. Volume 11, page 170 view | image
    , and after- ward asked some serious questions re- lating to culture. The most notable question, one that would be asked throughout the tour, was why there were no women on the Trail of Light (translators didn't count--we weren't Indians, and Coun- sellor King wasn't from South Amer- ica). It was explained that the team vis- iting Alaska and Canada included two female members, and that more than that had not been able to escape family commitments and participate. It was the only issue over which the team

  717. Volume 11, page 173 view | image
    friend's wife, a Pascua Yaqui from Arizona, and coincidentally, the granddaughter of the spiritual leader of that tribe whom we had met in Tuc- son. By this time Counsellor King had left to return to Alaska and travel with the other Trail of Light team for a while--she would meet us later in Neah Bay, Washington. As she left, Ernie Bruss arrived from New Mexico to re- place her. The ride to Fort Yates, although short, was eventful. I drove the car of a local Baha'i who had two small child- This drum

  718. Volume 11, page 174 view | image
    approach to their membership in the Faith. However, the interviewer never did challenge them because he became in- volved in discussing the history of Christianity in Bolivia and its effect on the native population. The next morning we were off to Neah Bay and the Makah Reservation, where we would participate in the long- awaited council fire with the Trail of Light team that had been traveling in Canada and Alaska and all of the friends each team had made and in- vited along the way. We arrived

  719. Volume 11, page 211 view | image
    House of Justice was represented by the Hand of the Cause of God 'Ali-Muhammad Varqa. On the continental level, the Board of Counsellors in the Americas was represented by Counsellor Lauretta King from Alaska. The "grandmother" Assembly, Gu- yana, sent one of its members, Gordon Naylor, and his family as il1S-l'Cpl'CS6l'l- tative, while several members of the "mother" Assembly, Suriname and French Guiana, also were present. Also among the guests were three Auxiliary Board members, Guitty Mi- lani

  720. Volume 11, page 214 view | image
    for Baha'i! it Hawaii who are members of variant ethnic groups, was held under the all'- pices of Hawaii 's National Teacliblg Committee. Alaska Connections Ltd., a television pro- duction company in Anchorage, Alaska, that is owned and operated by local Baha'1's, recently won a gold medal for best energy documentary at the 26th annual International Film and Television Festival in New York City. Connections' entry was a 30-minute film entitled "Alaska: America's Energy Frontier," which was produqll
    for the Alaska Oil and Gas Assaul- tion. The film competed other mill! from 1,800 companies Ill 45 counllill and won one of 63 gold medal!- I Al 12 August 1984lBaha'i News -

  721. Volume 11, page 231 view | image
    Heinz of Claiborne Pell of Rhode Island, Paul Sarbanes of Mary- land, Christopher Dodd of Connecti- cut, John Glenn of Ohio, Frank Mur- kowski of Alaska, Larry Pressler of South Dakota and Rudy Boschwitz of Minnesota. All except Sen. Heinz are members of the Senate Foreign Relations Com- mittee. Some excerpts from the sena- tors' remarks: Sen. Percy--"Since the rise of the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979, the Ba- ha'i community in Iran has been sub- jected to cruel and escalating persecu- tion

  722. Volume 11, page 250 view | image
    Spiritual As- semblies in Alaska were represented, six members of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Alaska were there, and four members of the National Teaching Committee attendpeople who visited the facility over the weekend and shared in the festivities, at least 100 were Alaskan Baha'is. Why was it so special? Why did two of the Hands of the Cause of God, Dr. 'Ali-Muhammad Varqa and John Robarts, come and make addresses, and why did the Hand of the Cause This article about
    the dedication of Bahd't'H0use- Yukon is reprinted from Alaska Baha'i News, July 1984. Baha'i House-Yukon is a facility to provide education for the In- dian people of Canada and Alas- ka; the education they need to deal with the world of today and still retain the integrity and spirit of their own culture and iden- tity. William Sears send a recorded mes- sage? Why were two members of the Continental Board of Counsellors, Lauretta King and Angus Cowan, there? One of the foundation teachings of the Faith
    is that of education. Few Ba- ha'is are unfamiliar with the idea that education is of primary importance and frees us from the fetters of ig- norance. Most Baha'is also know that the Indians were special to 'Abdu'l- Baha and that He predicted an impor- tant role of leadership and guidance for Indians in our future. Baha'1' House-Yukon is a facility to provide education for the Indian peo- ple of Canada and Alaska; the educa- tion they need to deal with the world of today and still retain the integrity and spirit
    and the Greatest Holy Leaf. She com- mented that the Canadians had been under the illusion that the center be- longed only to them: "The Yukon also belongs to Alaska," she conceded. The unity and fellowship that per- meated the entire weekend certainly spoke of no boundary lines, national or otherwise. At the conclusion of the dedication, Dr. Faily said, "In obe- dience, devotion and servitude to the Universal House of Justice, in pursu- ance of their hopes for us, we dedicate Baha'i House-Yukon." In further
    celebration, several native people including Paul George of Ne- nana, who sang "Ani Happy Day," either spoke or recited prayers. Eugene King, a Tlingit Indian who is a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, brought a message from that body emphasizing the unity between the two countries and their Indian communities, particularly in light of blood relations. Two hundred years ago, Tlingits in Angoon migrated to what is now Whitehorse. Recently, their descendants went to Angoon for a visit

  723. Volume 11, page 252 view | image
    . Jane Faily, a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of Canada. Among the other speakers was John Kolstoe, a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska. This year's gathering included a special Sunday afternoon World Peace Day observance. The U.S. National Assembly used its Saturday morning presentation to an- swer questions from the audience. Questions dealt with a wide range of topics from teaching, consolidation and administration to pioneering, the Funds, the spiritual destiny

  724. Volume 11, page 253 view | image
    and the District of Columbia as well as from Alaska and Canada. I I . National Spiritual Assembly (left to Henderson and Chester Kahn. right) Dorothy W. Nelson, Robert C. "1 Of course, the Green Lake Conference ample opportunity to meet new people wasn 't all fun and games, and even the and make new friends, as shown by youngest participants found there was this earnest classroom discussion. Baha'i NewsIOctober 1984 11

  725. Volume 11, page 259 view | image
    . Ariyoshi of Ha- waii (seated) displays the World Peace Day proclamation he has just signed as a three-member Baha' delegation looks on. The Baha"iIs are (left to right) Robert Putnam, a member of the Na- tional Spiritual Assembly of Alaska; Mrs. Putnam; and Charlotte Pelle, a member of the Baha"t' community of Honolulu. Mr. and Mrs. Putnam, who were visiting Hawaii, were asked to take part in the signing ceremony since both Alaska and Hawaii are celebrat- ing their 25th anniversary of state- hood

  726. Volume 11, page 3 view | image
    National Conven- tion coinciding National deepening conference, special emphasis inner spiritual development." Zimbabwe--"1 15 friends gathered 14th Convention . . . 67 delegates voted, all ballots valid." THE AMERICAS Alaska--"High level excitement generated report NSA members return- ing Holy Land. Upcoming exchange visit 'Trail of Light' team will spark en- listment youth, lead fulfillment 'Ab- du'l-Baha's prophecies . . Argentina--"Newly elected Assem- bly distinguished election Toba (tribe

  727. Volume 11, page 353 view | image
    Canada More than 50 Baha'1's including several from Alaska met last Novem- ber 9-I1 at the Yukon Baha'i Institute to discuss opportunities for using tele- vision, radio, and video and audio tape in teaching and consolidation work. During the conference, which was sponsored by the International Audio- Visual Centre and attended by Coun- sellor Lauretta King and members of the Auxiliary Board from Alaska and the Yukon, participants viewed sam- ples of recently produced video tapes from
    the Canadian Baha'i Distribution Service and from other sources in- cluding two privately owned produc- tion companies in Alaska and Canada. Discussions centered around oppor- tunities in the field of radio broad- casting in Canada's northern regions and the use of the Yukon Baha'i In- stitute to develop audio-visual ma- terials for teaching and deepening. Recommendations from the confer- ence were forwarded to the National Spiritual Assembly of Canada. It appeared likely that a regular Ba- ha'i-sponsored

  728. Volume 11, page 366 view | image
    who traveled through Mexico and Central and South America. . In 1983, Baha'is from the Quechua, Aymara, Bri-Bri, Kuna, Guayrni and Mapuche tribes of Central and South America traveled northward into the United States, Alaska and Canada. The goal of the Trail of Light team in 1984 was to visit the people who are native to Mexico, the country with the largest and most diverse indigenous population of any in the Americas. To begin, the Trail of Light team first visited Mexico City and nearby towns

  729. Volume 11, page 38 view | image
    Alaska "Claritea Coffeehouse." begun last January by a group of young adult Ba- h:i'is in Anchorage, Alaska, has be- come the most successful teaching ef- fort undertaken this year by the Baha'i community" of Anchorage. "Claritea" refers to clarity of mind and environment, and the coffeehouse was begun as an alternative to night spots that serve alcoholic beverages. Fourteen Baha'is and non-Baha'is attended the first evening at Claritea. Six months later, the typical audience was better than

  730. Volume 11, page 528 view | image
    - ion Day commemorative postage stamp. Mr. Fozdar was recently in vited i to visit the Prime Minister and to wit- 0 7 sew'- -1 i' - - Alaska The Baha'1's of McGrath, a small community in southwest central Alaska, have acquired an airplane to help them visit believers in surrounding villages. Until now, they could visit their Ba- ha'i neighbors only a few times a year using chartered planes. Recently, pilot Ernie Baumgartner has flown Baha'is to Galena, Stony River and Grayling

  731. Volume 11, page 565 view | image
    headquarters in New York City. Direct presentations to heads of state since the House of Justice's first report in November included those in Alaska, the Bahamas, Botswana, Costa Rica, 14 February 1986IBaha'i News Denmark, Germany, Guatemala, the Republic of Ireland, Israel, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Togo, Tonga, Transkei, Trinidad and Tobago, the Virgin Is- lands, the U.S., Western Samoa and Zimbabwe. In addition, "indirect" presen- tations were made in Belgium, the Do- minican Republic, France, Germany

  732. Volume 11, page 578 view | image
    -sponsored self-help project in Zimbabwe, initiated and operated entirely by the local believers. (August 1984) Baha'i lending library. A local As- sembly has established a lending li- brary, purchasing new books regularly within the limits of available resources. (June 1985) THE AMERICAS Alaska. Alcoholism counseling, Kake. The local Assembly has devel- oped a "specialized workshop" that links Native American teachings and values with the Baha'i Writings to help the Native alcoholic understand him- self

  733. Volume 11, page 579 view | image
    given Alaska to consider ways of helping the indigen- ous people by means of social and eco- nomic development projects that are within the resources of the community. The committee hopes to make the list available to communities throughout the state so they will be in a better posi- tion to make effective use of the re- sources within the Baha'i community as they develop their own service pro- jects. (June 1984) Argentina. Baha'1' Center for the Diffusion and Development of Cul- ture, Buenos Aires

  734. Volume 11, page 580 view | image
    made plans to develop a rural school to train Baha'i teachers on land owned by the school near Brasilia. (June 1984) Canada. Baha'1' House-Yukon, Lake Labarge, Yukon. This facility aims to provide education for the Indian peo- ple of Canada and Alaska, meeting their need to deal with the world of to- day while retaining the integrity and spirit of their own culture and identity. (October 1984) Baha'i International Health Agency (BIHA), Ottawa, Ontario. An affiliate of the Association for Bah2't'i

  735. Volume 11, page 588 view | image
    one another. Angeli is a small (population 62), remote Sami village 400 km (248 miles) above the Arctic Circle where a pioneer family from Alaska has settled in a house they built themselves. These pioneers, Todd and Gerry Nolen, invited friends from the Nord- kalott to celebrate the anniversary of the Birth of the Bab in Angeli. The map shows where the visitors came from, just to be together for one special day. One family drove 10 hours each way. Besides celebrating, the friends con- sulted

  736. Volume 11, page 59 view | image
    I vgsn--e . -7 - i- Alaska Baha'i communities in Alaska are providing a variety of social or human- itarian services for the general popula- tion. In Bethel, for example, two Baha'is have been producing a weekly radio program for village children for nearly a year. The project was begun in an ef- fort to enrich the spiritual lives and characters of local children. In Kake, the Spiritual Assembly pro- vides spiritual guidance for people who are being treated for alcohol-related problems

  737. Volume 11, page 607 view | image
    to the Faith." The first Baha'1' arrived in Perugia in 1959, and on April 21, 1960, the first local Spiritual Assembly of Perugia was formed. Alaska Responding to a request from the Baha'is of Alaska, Gov. Bill Sheffield proclaimed 1986 "The Year of Peace" in that state. In making the proclamation, the governor urged Alaskans to "work in- dividually and in concert with others for the attainment of a universal peace. "Only through individual and com- munity efforts," he said, "can the true meaning of peace

  738. Volume 11, page 615 view | image
    of God. "He always epitomized service in all aspects of "his life," said Counsellor Donald Rogers. "His kindness, his non-judgmental approach toward other people, and his ability to treat everyone as equals serve as an example and encouragement to many of us, and have shown us what it really means to be a Baha'i." Mr. Cowan was especially well-loved by the Native American peoples of Canada among whom he worked and taught for many years, and in 1978, at the National Convention in Alaska, he
    was adopted into the Eagle clan of the Tlingit tribe in what was described by the Alaska as "one of the most unifying events" of the Conven- tion. He delivered the closing address at that memorable event, saying in part, "We have a taste of the Kingdom of God. But we must pray every day so as not to get rolled back up in the old UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE world. "Prayer is like armor, and the more we pray, the thicker it will be and the more protection we'll have to live in a crumbling society." Shirley

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    visi- tors. Income from a refreshment stand run by Baha'i youth was donated to help construction of a school in Africa. In the audio-visual hall, the film "Ba- ha'i Education in India" was shown many times. Alaska w-r Bill Sheffield (center), the governor of Alaska, Rebecca Murphy and R0-bet'! Alaska, accepts a copy of 'The Prom- Putnam. The presentation was made ise of World Peace' from two members last October. of the National Spiritual Assembly of Baha'|' NewsIMay 1986

  740. Volume 11, page 645 view | image
    Around the world Baha'is in Alaska becoming 'visible' Baha'1's in Barrow, an Alaskan vil- lage north of the Arctic Circle, have become quite visible in their commu- nity, holding important service occupa- tions and volunteering in still other community service organizations. Included among the Baha'is: The assistant fire chief, who trains fire squads in North Slope villages; the coordinator of the borough drug abuse program' the head of the borough health education program; the local
    was organized and is command- ed by a Baha'i'; and on radio station KBRW, which broadcasts Baha'i pro- grams heard across the North Slope for 45 minutes each week. Many Baha'1's in the community have learned some of the Inupiaq In- dian language, and one of them, born in the village, helps the others with their vocabulary. =2 Copies of "The Promise of World Peace" in English and Chinese were presented to the president of the Alaska Chinese Association before an audience of 350 people attending
    the Association's celebration in February of the Chinese New Year. In addition to the peace statement, the president was given a peace packet of special materials and a bouquet of flowers. at 1- -.1: "Living the Dream," a memorial service for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was held January 1 at a civic arena in Anchorage, Alaska. During the televised ceremony, Mrs. Bette Putnam, chairman of the Spir- itual Assembly of Anchorage, present- ed a copy of "The Promise of World Peace" to the Rev. Ralph David Aber- nathy

  741. Volume 11, page 655 view | image
    the Assembly of its support and prayers. Seeing the faces of these lovely children looking up adoringly at their Baha'1' teachers and sweetly intoning the verses of Baha'u'llah gave ample confirmation that a divine Hand was at work in all the long plans, prayers and Dangriga, Belize. Here children learn to brush their teeth after snacks. deliberations. At the end of April, Rita Wagener had to leave to return with her husband to Alaska. They had played a major role in the establishment of the school

  742. Volume 11, page 661 view | image
    while still in school and apprenticed to Mrs. Betty de Arau- jo (then Scheffler) after attending fire- sides at the home of Ruth and Ells- worth Blackwell. Her declaration be- gan a 37-year Baha'i life in which the Faith was always her first priority. Wisely choosing a similarly devoted partner, Georgine married Robert "Pat" Moul in Evanston in 1952. Dur- ing the first year of their marriage they responded to the Guardian's call for pioneers to Alaska for the Ten Year Crusade, moving to a new post
    only after the old was secured by new be- lievers: Anchorage in 1953, virgin goal city Ketchikan in 1954, and virgin goal city Douglas in 1957. They were joined in their pioneer efforts by their three children--Vicki, Doug and Larry, born during the 17 years in Alaska. In 1970 they became the first pio- neers to fill a foreign goal for the Na- tional Spiritual Assembly of Hawaii by relocating the entire family to Amer- ican Samoa, where they ran a print shop and stationery and printing sup- ply
    Alaska, Samoa, Guam and her contributions to work Ha- waiian Baha'i community add lustre her long and devoted record service Faith. Offering loving prayers Holy Shrines progress her immortal soul. Kindly convey Pat Moul and other members family heartfelt condo- lences." -- -- --. Baht-'1'i NewsIJuly 1986 11

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    of major composite buildings and aircraft hangars and who designed the Baha'i' National Center in Alaska. Cyrus Varan, Albuquerque, New Mexico: a structural engineer with 30 years' experience who is a senior de- signer, publisher, researcher and edu- cator. John Wilson, Somerville, Massa- chusetts: a specialist in computer-aided design. Dudley Woodard, Willoughby, Ohio: a metallurgist for 30 years who specializes in the deformation and frac- ture of metals. Shinji Yamamoto, Madison, Wis- consin

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    Bernard, Chief Justice of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, ad- dresses a gathering of religious leaders at the annual General Meeting of the Inter-Religious Organization held March I3 at the Bahd't' National Cen- ter in Port of Spain. Alaska For more than a year the Baha'i community of Kotzebue, Alaska, has been sponsoring a public fireside on radio station KOTZ every Thursday morning at 6:30. Nearly every visitor to the Baha'i community has been asked to help pro- duce the program. Counsellor

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    Peninsula, New Zealand, and Alaska, as well as from individuals in other c0untries.9 The challenge of constructing a building of such unusual design at- tracted the attention of the building in- dustry, the media, and university stu- dents. The Temple construction com- mittee was so pleased with the number of people visiting to inspect construc- tion that it erected a large sign post showing the basic Baha'i principles. In September 1959, a Public Relations Committee issued a general press re- lease

  746. Volume 11, page 762 view | image
    United Kingdom Alaska Dewey Ehling of Anchorage, Alas- ka, was honored last February for his dedication to the youth of his commu- nity as the fourth recipient of the an- nual Honor Kempton Award for Ser- vice to Humanity given by the Baha'1's of Alaska. Mr. Ehling is the conductor of the Anchorage Youth and the Anchorage Community Chorus. In ad- dition, he is artistic director of the Alaska Festival of Music, director of the Alaska Fine Arts Camp, and direc- tor of music for the Anchorage
    School District. Tod Jones. chairman of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, pre- sented an inscribed plaque to Mr. Eh- ling who responded with sincere ap- preciation and ended his acceptance speech with the prayer. "Blessed Is the Spot." Spain A press conference held January 25 in Palma de Mallorca to launch the peace statement in the Balearic Islands had impressive results. Six newspapers and three radio sta- tions were represented as the Spiritual Assembly of .\-Iallorca publicy present- ed

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    Feathersrone (third row, last May 29 in Nepal. Special guests t'n- right of center) and his wife, Madge. for further study in the national cor- respondence course. The Faith was also proclaimed to teachers and students at two primary schools, and at one of them the head- master and five teachers became Ba- ha't's. Alaska Counsellors for the Americas Lau- retta King and Raul Pavon attended a presentation last March in Anchorage, Alaska, of an award for service to hu- manity given by the Baha't's
    of An- chorage to an Inupiat Eskimo healer, Della Keats, in memory of Honor Kempton, an outstanding Baha'i teacher. Also present were local and state of- ficials and media representatives. as is as Delegates representing 50 Spiritual Assemblies joined some 200 other Ba- ha'1's May 27-29 at the 27th Baha'1' Na- tional Convention of Alaska in Ancho- rage. Special guests were Counsellor Lau- retta King and Auxiliary Board mem- bers Fletcher Bennett, Audrey Rey- nolds and Hal Sexton. Also present were 14
    assistants to the Auxiliary Board. Members of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska elected during the Convention are Tod Jones (chairman), Georgia Heisler (vice-chairman), Becky Murphy (secretary), Hugh Gray (treasurer), Donald Anderson, Eugene King, John Kolstoe, Robert Putnam and Charlotte Siverly. France Four years of contact with the Espe- rantists by one of the members of the Baha'1' community of Nantes, France, has resulted in his sharing with the 25-member Assembly of the Esperanto

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    and enabling it to function legally. On the following list, the type of recognition achieved is coded as follows N--National Spiritual Assembly incorporation 0f Baha'i 11191 Yiage L--Local Spiritual Assembly incorporati0n(s) ?X?mPl1?fi H--Baha'i Holy Days recognition National Assembly Alaska Andaman/Nicobar"Is. Argentina Australia Bahamas Bangladesh Barbados Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bolivia Bophuthatswana Botswana Brazil Burkina Burma Burundi Cameroon Canada Cape Verde ls. Central African Rep. Chad

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    Committee of Canada met with mem- bers of Canada World Youth, Youth Action for Peace, and other groups, to discuss the need for unity among the peoples and nations of the world. "Becoming a Spiritual Being-- A World Citizen" was the title of a panel discussion chaired by a Baha'i youth, Mehrdad Baghai. Panelists were Counsellors Anello and King and two Baha'i youth, Laurie Torres of Alaska (who was recently a pioneer to Peru) and Owrang Kashef who works at the World Centre in Haifa, Israel. The speakers

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    - rounding many of the events has been extensive media coverage which further reinforced the purpose of these activi- ties, that is, encouraging people to think and act in ways which will lead to peace. (The entries have been organized ac- cording to Baha'i National Spiritual Assembly areas and the denominations and classifications used in this list do not imply on the part of the Baha'1' In- ternational Community or its affiliates any judgment on the legal or other sta- tus of any territory.) ALASKA

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    Alaska The Honor Kempton Award, pre- sented annually by the Baha'i com- munity of Alaska to an Alaskan dis- tinguished for service to humanity, was given this year to Norman Nault, di- rector of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe. All nine members of the National Spiritual Assembly joined 116 other guests at the Hilton Hotel in Ancho- rage to honor the recipient at a lunch- eon during which Tod Jones, chairman of the National Assembly, presented the award. In opening the program, Mr. Nault asked
    a member of his native com- munity to say the Lord's Prayer in the Dena'ina language, known only to a few native speakers. Entertainment included the Baha'i musical group "Wildflower," dancers from the East Indian community, and instrumental music. A citation from the Alaska legisla- ture honored Mr. Nault on his receiv- ing the Honor Kempton Award, say- ing, "Norman Nault is an example that all Alaskans can learn from; a man who personifies the best in our peo- ple." Other groups represented

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    Colombia Counsellor Lauretta King of Alaska (second from left) and four members of the Auxiliary Board of Colombia visited the Ar-huaco tribe in Colom- bia's Sierra Nevada range during the Counsellor's teaching trip last ,\/larch. In the right foreground are members of the Epyau family of Baha"t1s--Gloria, her son Chichi, and Fernando. Others (left to right) are Ali Mazinani, Oscar Castillo, Habib Rezvani and an uni- dentified Balm' (partially obscured). Ireland "The Promise of World Peace

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    on the unity of family, of race, of the world, and of religion, with each seg- ment led by a different Baha'i. The format of the meeting was plan- ned and rehearsed in advance, with the goal being to introduce the public to the way in which Baha'is hold their meetings. It was explained that the Faith has no clergy. Alaska More than 240 villages in Alaska are receiving 60-second television spot an- nouncements on peace prepared by the National Spiritual Assembly of Alas- ka's Office of Public Information
    . The brief messages begin with the question, "lf you only had a moment. and the world was listening, what would you say about peace. . . The spots are eagerly received by sta- tions throughout Alaska and are aired often and at prime times. A cable network through which the spots are distributed serves the An- chorage area and nearby towns, reach- ing about 35,000 households. Sister stations in Juneau and Fairbanks are also broadcasting the "Peace Talk" spots. Samoa - This Baha float won the third

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    and an estimated one to two million copies dissemi- Haifa, Israel. Country or Territory Type of presentation Afghanistan Alaska Albania Algeria Andaman/ Nicobar lsl. Andorra Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Australia Austria Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Indirect Direct Indirect Indirect Direct Indirect Indirect Direct Indirect Direct Direct Direct Indirect Direct Direct Indirect Direct Direct Direct Direct Description of presentation Peace message sent to I-lead

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    dentists, a nurse and medical sup- and Zulu, and a four-part discussion plies. Baha'is from Kota and Kinabalu on the theme of unity. helped while screening for diabetes and Alban Ballantyne (who explained visual problems was carried out, teeth that the Faith has no clergy) was mas- were extracted, check-ups were given, ter of ceremonies and gave a brief in- parasites treated, and vitamins dis- troduction to the Faith. tributed. The National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska presented its 1987 Honor Kempton
    originally from Tununak on Nelson Island, was pre- sented the 1987 Govemor's Award for the Arts, which is given annually to in- dividuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the arts in Alaska. Mrs. Blumenstein, a Baha'i from Palmer, is a dedicated teacher who has shared her knowledge of basketry, skin sewing, story-telling and Yup'ik danc- ing with himdreds of people in Alaska, Europe, Canada and South America. She presently teaches in the com- munity college in Palmer

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    publishing house in that coun- try is negotiating rights for its publica- tion. There are indications that this reader will be used in schools through- out Haiti. Health and social services. Recent social service activities include alcohol and drug abuse programs in Alaska and projects to help supply food to the in Canada and Ihfl U.S. EffOftS in the health field include an anti-parasite campaign in the Dominican Republic and development of the Project Bayan health clinic and hospital in Honduras

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    ," consisting mostly of non-Baha'is but guided where they exist in the Lilavois and Liancourt areas by Baha'i develop- ment workers and local Assemblies, has more than doubled in the past year, standing now at about 80. Not only has the number of small groupements in- creased, but several associations of groupements have been formed, and various larger-scale cooperative busi- nesses have been launched. National Assemblies in Alaska, Pa- nama and Venezuela report various youth service projects, while the Na

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    M-it Alaska Kotzebue, a city of a few thousand on Kotzebue Sound in northwestern Alaska, was host last July 28-August 3 to the Inuit Circumpolar Conference. The Inuit are Eskimo people, united by language and culture yet separated geographically. The conference brought together Inuit from Canada, Greenland, Alaska and the Soviet Union. The ICC is presently the only international forum for an exchange of information, ideas and problem-solv- ing among the Inuit in these circum- polar countries
    on native prophecy and another to intro- duce the peace statement to the Inuit. A gift of 800 pens bearing Baha'i slogans was made to the Inuit dele- gates. A showing of a Baha'i video tape proved to be quite popular; a high school principal asked if he might re- USSR Moscow . ussn I \\-gals' i FINLAND - 2 Arctic Ocaan SWEDEN noawav - North Polo Norwaglan Saa ii Barlnq Saa . A GREENLAND 1 0 Non-no ALASKA cannon 0 The map illustrates the geographical relationship of Canada, Greenland, Alaska

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    Canada Howard J. Brown, a former Auxil- iary Board member and long-time member of the National Spiritual As- sembly of Alaska who in 1963 was the first person ever to cast a vote for the election of the Universal House of us- tice, died May 27 in Palmer, Alaska, two months after his 79th birthday. United Kingdom BAH fifififilfl Pictured is the exhibit mounted by the Bahd'i' Publishing Trust of the United Kingdom last March at the London In- ternational Book Fair. The prominent stall featured
    was elected a delegate to the first National Conven- tion of the Baha'is of Alaska and was elected vice-chairman of the newly formed National Spiritual Assembly, serving in that capacity for eight years until appointed to the Auxiliary Board by the Hand of the Cause of God Zik- rullah Khadem. In 1963, all nine members of the Na- tional Spiritual Assembly of Alaska were in Haifa, Israel, for the historic International Convention at which the Universal House of Justice was first elected. Since National
    Assemblies were seated alphabetically, Alaska was in the first row. Mr. Brown, always a gentleman, stood aside as the women took their seats in the middle of the row. As a result, he was seated on the aisle when balloting began, and was the first person called upon to cast a ballot. In 1948, Mr. Brown and his wife, Lea, had helped to form the second local Spiritual Assembly in Alaska, the Anchorage Recording District (now Oceanside), and in 1960 they helped form the first Spiritual Assembly
    of the Matanuska Valley before pioneering to Wrangell, Petersburg and Haines. Mr. Brown was the first person in Alaska to be appointed to the Aux- iliary Board. His territory included Washington, Idaho and northern Ore- gon. He served the Board until 1982 when his deteriorating health forced him to resign. About 25 people from the Anglican Church, the Uniting Church, the Cath- olic Church and the Baha'i Faith at- tended a public meeting last April 24 in Ontario, Canada, which was organized by the Richmond I

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    self and ego every day, and taught the Faith with such love: the young Malay- sian girls; a Japanese youth who is an example to young Baha'is everywhere; the traveling teachers who came from Alaska, Australia, I-long Kong, Ma- cau, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States. I remember laughter and tears, silliness and sadness, pray- ing and playing. And I remember hard- earned wisdom. Consultation! I remember consulta- tion: mini-courses, multi-languages, all working, teaching, praying together. We
    countries, joined the teams. A member of the Na- tional Spiritual Assembly of Alaska came to Taiwan for three months. With one of the Malaysian Chinese teachers, she moved into the Baha'i Center in Makung City, in the Peng I-lu Islands (formerly the Pescadores). A wonderful couple, senior citizens from Vancouver, Canada, rented their home and came to Taiwan for four months and lived, with a Taiwanese girl, in the Baha'i Center in Taidong, a town in southeastern Taiwan where about 400 young people had

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    to the area by the gathering of more than 400 people including more than 300 from nearly 60 tribes who met to consult on the spiritual well-being and unity of their people and the long- awaited fulfillment of their prophecies. The Continental Indigenous Coun- cils, sponsored by the Baha'1's, are held every 2-3 years with the meeting-place rotating among Alaska, Canada and the U.S. This year's Council was sponsored by the U.S. National Spiritual Assem- bly and held August l-5 in the approxi- mate
    Council. lower selves. "Teaching the Faith," said Mr. Dunbar, "will attract the Holy Spirit's assistance to help break the horse of the lower spirit." Other Baha'i' guests taking part in the Council included Lauretta King, a Tlingit from Alaska who is a Coun- sellor member of the lntemational Teaching Centre in Haifa, Israel, and four Counsellors for the Americas: Jacqueline Delahunt, a member of the Lakota tribe; Ruth Pringle, William Roberts and Fred Schechter. National Spiritual Assemblies rep

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    are A colorful sign beckons Council par- ticipants t0 take a break. ter Kahn, a Navajo from Arizona; Dorothy Nelson and James Nelson); Alaska (by Eugene King, it Tlingit elder, and Walter Austin); Canada (by Louise Leblanc of the Tlingit/Tut- chone tribes); and Mexico (by Carmen de Burafato). They were joined by two Auxiliary Board members, Steven Birkland and Kevin Locke, a member of the Stand- ing Rock Lakota tribe. Several traditional native leaders, both men and women, also were pres- I

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    fulfill a youth 'week of service' campaign launched by the National Spiritual Assembly as a part of its goals for the Six Year Plan directed specifically toward youth. Alaska At the third annual meeting of the Interior Alaska Ecumenical Peace with Justice Council, held last May in Fair- banks, the Baha'1' Faith was given an award in recognition of its "Peace Talks" television series. David Rychetnik, who represented the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska at the meeting, said he was pleased

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    of the children are enrolled in public schools, while others are being trained at the home at the pre-school and first grade levels. Alaska The director of the Baha'i Office of Public Affairs was among 20 people in- vited to a recent meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, to discuss the topic of world peace with a delegation of Soviet phy- sicians. During the meeting, the Soviets ask- ed each of those in the audience to in- troduce himself and present a brief talk on his or her ideas and actions for peace. The two
    Baha'is present, David Ry- chetnik and Marian Johnson, had pre- pared packets of material including copies of the peace statement and other publications. The packets given to the Soviet guests included Russian transla- tions of the peace statement. An incredible personal teaching pro- ject was undertaken last April by Judi McClain, a 42-year-old grandmother from Kotzebue, Alaska. Alone, except for her ll sled dogs, she traveled more than 300 miles by sled to visit villages in the Nana region. On some
    days, she traveled up to 60 miles. Mrs. McClain has planned a similar journey for later this year, traveling this time some 600 miles to visit two villages she did not reach on her first trip. I Two Baha'is in Petersburg, Alaska, serve as volunteers in the Women Against Violent Emergencies (WAVE) program in their community. When domestic violence occurs, the program calls upon local ministers and Baha'1' volunteers for help. During a two-year period 26 people have em- braced the Faith in Petersburg

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    Alaska 'Who can buy or sell the sky, theland?' In I854 the Great White Chief in Washington made an offer for a large area of Indian land and promised a "Reservation" for the Indian people. Chief Seattle 's reply, published here in full, has been described as the most beautiful and profound statement on the environment ever made. Who can buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land'? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can
    your offer to buy our land. But it will not be easy. For this This article on the great Chief Seattle is reprinted from Alaska Baha'i News. No. 328 (July I988). land is sacred to us. The shining water that moves in the streams and rivers is not just water but the blood of our ancestors. If we sell you land, you must remember that it is sacred and that each ghostly reflection in the clear water of the lakes tells of events and memories in the life of my people. The water's murmur is the voice

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    A three-member teaching team com- posed of an Auxiliary Board member, Alaska if I Pictured with their Den leader, Robert Hawkins (left), and tutor, Hassan Shafiee, are two nine-year-old Cub Scouts, Bahji and Shiraz Nelson, of the Tanana Valley (Alaska) Bahd com- munity, who were recently awarded the Bahd Religious Emblem for Scouting after completing a six-month program More than 110 people gathered last August at the Chilkat Valley Baha'1' School on the banks of the lovely Chil- kat River in I
    -laines, Alaska. For five days they enjoyed the up- lifting atmosphere and the inspiring classes presented by Auxiliary Board member Javidukht Khadem, Jack and Arden Lee, Omid Furutan and Stan it -- - . 3 -7,3 .-ll it duv- consisting of weekly Bahd'i' classes, three comprehensive projects, and a variety of community service activities. The Nelsons, who are the first Scouts in Alaska to receive the Bahd'i' em- blem, also earned the Knotted Rope patch from the Boy Scouts of the Mid- night Sun

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    the Baha'i administrative channels to address current community needs, have enriched the Baha'i community's experience while strengthening bonds with the public. Alaska A groundswell of involvement in ac- tivities confronting problems related to alcoholism is emerging among the Ba- ha'1's and the community at large. Last June, the local Spiritual Assem- bly of Oceanview and the Office of Teaching and Consolidation worked together to support the fifth annual Rural Provider's Conference
    , sponsor- ed by (a social service organization operated by Native Amer- icans in Alaska), at Glenn-allen in the southeastern area of the country. One of the paramount aims of is to eliminate alcohol and drug abuse from the native community by the year 2000. The Baha'is were invited to take responsibility for feeding the 500 rural health providers and villagers who took part in the conference and to or- ganize their bus and air transportation. In the course of supporting this im- portant social issue
    , the Baha'is were able to share the Faith through action. A letter received from the conference coordinator expresses gratitude and the hope of further collaboration: "On be- half of Alcohol Depart- ment I would like to take this opportu- nity to express our gratitude to the Ba- ha'i people . . . our program is look- ing forward to a long working relation- ship with you in the future." The Baha'i participants were equally grateful for the chance to serve the community in this way. (Report from Alaska

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    Alaska On April 8, the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska held the seventh annual Honor Kempton Service to Hu- manity Award ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Anchorage. Receiving this year's award was Dr. Ted Mala, director of the University of Alaska-Siberia's Medical Research Program. The award, designated for work done for the promotion of peace, was presented to Dr. Mala for his work in supporting intercontinental coopera- tion between Alaska and the Soviet Union. A citation given to Dr
    . Mala by the Alaska legislature states in part, . . he negotiated with the USSR the first medical research agreement ever made by Siberia with any Western non- governmental institution. He also ne- gotiated an agreement with the Soviet Far East Region of Magadan for a medical research program, which rep- resents the first agreement the Maga- dan region has entered into with the West. . . "The fact that this award is of a spir- itual nature sets it apart from any other that I have received," Dr
    . Mala said in a letter. "This recognition certainly ranks among the most important and difficult challenges that one must con- tinue to face up to in the course of one's journey on this planet. . . .Your board has honored and challenged us all to live up to the high standard of ex- cellence Honor Kempton has left us in her legacy." The award was presented to Dr. Mala by Tod Jones, chairman of the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska. Speakers during the evening includ- ed John Schaeffer, adjutant
    general of Alaska; Glen Olds, president of the Fetzer Foundation; Mary Core, Dr. Mala's coordinator of the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies Program; Dr. Donald O'Dowd, president of the University of Alaska-Fairbanks; Willy Hensley, president of the NANA Re- gional Corp.; and Dr. B.D. Postl, pres- ident of the Canadian Society for Cir- cumpolar Health. Entertainers included Windflower. an Alaskan Baha'i musical group; the Karavan Dancers, a well-known folk dance group from Anchorage; and Lori
    Rodgers, a jazz singer also from Anchorage. Mary Anne Navitsky, a Tlingit/ Hai- da Indian from Sitka, Alaska, and a Baha'i since 1965, is the first native Alaskan woman to become a dentist. She has appeared in a recruitment film, "Why Not Medicine?" produced by the Alaska Native Health Careers Program, and has been profiled in sev- eral publications. In 1984 Ms. Navitsky took part in a student exchange program between the University of Iowa College of Dentis- try, where she was studying

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    hu- He carried back with him a Baha'i book and a copy of Baha"u'lla'h Jttc' the New Era. Alaska Carol Krein, a Baha't' from Ancho- rage, Alaska, was honored recently for her work with the Anchorage School District as "Carol Krein Day" was celebrated at Elmendorf Air Force Base where "she began an enrichment for school children last year. The program, which consisted of a series of Saturday morning mini- courses which she organized for stu- dents from three schools on the base once every nine
    coordinator of NEED when Alaska won an award as the "Most Im- proved Program" in energy conserva- tion education due largely to her ef- forts. Western Caroline Islands After several unsuccessful attempts to air Baha'i video tapes on local tele- vision. Baha'is in the Western Caroline Islands finally obtained permission to sho" "Mona with the Children." Since it was broadcast, four more Ba- ha'1'-sponsored programs have been shown, all of which have received fa- vorable response from the public. 14

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    communities should purchase adequate facilities to accom- modate the believers at Feasts and other Baha'i activities, rent facilities, or hold several simultaneous Feasts, still utilizing homes. (Written by the Universal House of Justice to the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, August 21, 1972) (37) Difficulties of traveling to the Nineteen Day Feasts, and other occasions, which may be met in certain parishes can be overcome by your authorizing the local Assembly in such a parish to hold more than

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    or employees have been permitted to absent themselves from school or work without penalty, although there is no official documentation of this right. AFRICA Bophuthatswana Ethiopia Ghana Kenya Liberia Malawi Mauritius Namibia Seychelles Swaziland Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe AMERICAS Alaska Argentina Barbados Belize Bolivia Brazil Canada Chile Colombia Costa Rica Dominican Republic Guatemala Guyana Jamaica Panama Paraguay Peru Puerto Rico Trinidad and Tobago United States Venezuela Virgin Islands Jun

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    of a Bahri'i children 's class in Byera, St. Vincent. Standing in the back row are Poram Dean (second from left), a traveling teacher from New Jersey, and Eliza- beth Thomas, a pioneer from the United States. With the help of travel- ing teachers from Alaska, Canada and the U. S., the classes are the most regu- lar children 's activity in that country. 44 _i_4 i I . 1 1 Barbados A Caribbean Peace Conference held last October 25-26 in Christ Church, Barbados, brought together more than 200

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    ." The series was produced by the Na- clonal Spiritual Assembly of Alaska and introduced to AFRTS by the Ba- ha'i Committee for English-Speaking Friends in Germany. I l. ll ll World Centre The Universal House of Justice re- cently appointed the first European Youth Council consisting of seven young Baha'is who will coordi- nate those activities of European youth that have a continental impact. In addition to that duty. the Council will assist and advise the Continenrai Board of Counsellors, National Spir

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    on 'Unity in Diversity' while youth classes were bas- ed on 'The Promise of World Peace.' The school planned various activities including a unity Feast, dramatic and musical entertainment, and an exhibit of children 's crafts. Local newspapers printed articles about the school 's ac- tivities. cles, photographs and publicity for the twice-weekly Baha'i television pro- grams. The local TV station often broadcasts the Baha'i public service announcements on peace that were de- veloped by Baha'ls in Alaska

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    of its community, Mangyans from other villages have been visiting to see how the meetings are conducted and how the consulta- tions are handled. The Baha'is of the Philippines held a seminar/workshop February 19-25 on "Baha'i Radio Programming." Coun- sellor Vicente Samaniego, art Auxiliary Board member and three members of the National Teaching Committee helped trainer Douglas Moore, a Ba- ha'i from Alaska, conduct the seminar for 15 trainees. Pictured are members of 'Youth for One World' which

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    -- Panama Guaymi Cultural Center opens On February 24-28, the greatest spir- itual event in Panama since the dedica- tion in I972 of the Baha'i House of Worship took place at the Guaymi In- dian village of Boca de Soloy, Chiriqui Province. As many as 2,500 Guaymi Indians from 32 communities in Panama and visitors from a number of countries in- cluding Alaska, Costa Rica, Mexico, the United States and Venezuela gathered that week for the dedication of the Guaymi Cultural Center. Also held

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    proved the licensing of the Baha'i radio station. Significant also was the par- ticipation of four Guaymi chiefs and one Guaymi national legislator, rep- resenting all three provinces of the Guaymi areas. A representative of "Light of the North," a private enterprise of Baha'1's from Alaska, and his crew video taped for an eventual one-hour film the varied dedication-related activities in Soloy and Boca del Monte in addition to local "color" background in Pa- nama City and the nearby Panama

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    United States Soviets preparing film on Faith On September 23 afive-member Soviet film crew recorded a worship service in the Auditorium of the Baha' House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois. The crew, from Rus-film, an agency formed by the Soviet government to produce a series of films about religions in the Soviet Union, is preparing a full-length documentary film on the Faith that is to be shown in theatres throughout the country. Rus-film has al- ready been to Alaska, Wilmette and the Louis