|International Vegetarian Union (IVU)|
13th IVU World Vegetarian Congress 1953
from The Vegetarian (Manchester):
Advance in Europe
The Duchy of Luxembourg is the latest addition to the world family of vegetarian nations. Their national vegetarian society takes the name of ALPAR - Association Luxembourgeoise pour L'Alimentation Rationelles. The progress and formation of this society is largely the work of M. Henry Meier, a most learned and multi-lingual gentleman in the prime of life at 65 years. He wel-comes correspondence with vegetarians and nature cure adherents in other lands. Address: 38 rue Sainte Barbe, Esch-Alzette, Luxem-bourg.
Their President is Dr. Eloi Welter, Vice-President: Dr. Gretsch the best known sportsman in Luxembourg and a fencer of interna-tional renown. Secretary: M. Joseph Leven, who also manages his own Health Food Store in Luxembourg - their one and only. ALPAR was welcomed into the fraternity of nations co-operating with the International Vegetarian Union at a meeting held in Luxembourg on 7th January, when the General Secretary of the I V U addressed a mixed and very sympathetic audience.
An invitation to hold the next International Vegetarian Youth Camp in Luxembourg was readily accepted, as this will not only provide a most suitable meeting place for vegetarian youth but also attract strong attention to our movement and so render support to our vegetarian colleagues in Luxembourg. The camp will he held at Diekirch from the 15th to the 29th of August and full details will be circularised as soon as the cost is worked out. The Burgomeister of Diekirch has not only given his kind approval for this camp but has, in company with his deputy and assistants, promised full co-operation and support.
Rennaissance in France
A large and widely representative gathering attended the opening meeting. held in the home of Woodland and Olga Kahler, two leading workers in the field of American Vegetarianism, of which Woodland Kahler is the accredited Foreign Secretary.
Despite the counter attractions of superb vegetarian refresh-ments, the outstanding artistry of the salon and the brilliant devia-tions of French repartee, we eventually descended to the mundane business of founding L'Union Vegetarienne Française, with the busi-ness address of 87 Avenue Henri Martin, Paris IGE.
The elected officers are as follows
President-Jacques de Marquette, a very old friend of vegetarianisn
many lands. Home address is 55 rue de Village, Tangier, Morocco, North
This revival of vegetarianism in France and her return to - -world vegetarian family is most welcome news, and well-wishers all other countries are invited to communicate with our French friends at the business address given above.
HANWORTH WALKER, General Secretary