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14th World Vegetarian Congress 1955
Paris, France

from the official programme, pages 6 & 7:

PROGRAMME

SUNDAY, JULY 31
The reception office will be open all day for registration and information.
17.30 hrs. PRESIDENTIAL RECEPTION
Mrs. CLARENCE GASQUE. The members of the International Executive will be in attendance.
19.00 hrs.

INNAUGURAL DINNER
Followed by an Address of Welcome by Dr. JEAN NUSSBAUM and and Opening Speech by the President, Mrs. CLARENCE GASQUE.

MONDAY, AUGUST I
10.15 hrs. Leave La Cité Universitaire pour la récéption à l'Hotel de Ville à 11 h. 00.
11.00 hrs. OFFICIAL RECEPTION at l'Hotel de Ville.
15-17 hrs.
REPORTS FROM THE DELEGATES
20.30 hrs.

"VEGETARIANISM AND THE BIBLE." Lecture by Pasteur RAYMOND MAYER: (France)

"THE HUNZAS - A PEOPLE WITHOUT DISEASE." Lecture by Dr. RALPH BIRCHER (Switzerland)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2
10.00 hrs. CLOSED SESSION FOR DELEGATES
Revision of the I.V.U. Constitution.
(For those not attending the Closed Session there will be a visit to The Botanical Gardens to view the Exhibition "Man Against Nature".)
15.00 hrs.

"OUTER AND INNER EXISTENCE." Lecture by Dr. RALPH BIRCHER(Switzerland) Concerning the change in the pattern of life in Western Civilasation.

DELEGATE'S REPORTS

MESSAGES AND OBSERVATIONS from Pphysicians, introduced by Dr. JEAN NUSSBAUM.

20.30 hrs.

"VEGETARIANISM FROM THE MORAL STANDPOINT." Lecture by Professor ALDO CAPITINI (Italy).*

"THE EXPERIENCES OF A VEGETARIAN ASSOCIATION." Lecture by Monsieur RAYMOND DEXTREIT (France).

*In the regretted absence of Professor Aldo Captini, his paper will be read by Dr. Edmundo Marcucci, author of Che cos' e il Vegetarismo.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3
10.00 hrs. CLOSED SESSION FOR DELEGATES
Election of Officers.
(For those not attending there will be an excursion toVersailles).
15.00 hrs. "TOWARDS A SYLVAN CULTURE." Address by RICHARD ST. BARBE BAKER (Founder, Men of the Trees); and a film, "The Struggle Against the Desserts."
20.30 hrs. "PERSONAL EXPERIENCES OF VEGETARIANISM." related by LOUIS DE COSTIER (France)
"THE LIFE AND WORK OF MY FATHER." told by ABBE LEFEVRE(France)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4
10.00 hrs. "THE INFLUENCE OF WOMEN IN THE VEGETARIAN MOVEMENT." A session organised b the ladies at the Congress. Gentlemen are cordially invited to attend this Session to listen.
15.00 hrs.

"THE MAINTENANCE OF PERFECT HEALTH." Lecture by Dr. DOUGLAS LATTO (Scotland).

"THE RELATIONSHSIP BETWEEN NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN." Lecture by Dr. LIBERT BONASTRE (France).

20.30 hrs.

"THE ENEMY OUTSIDE." The first of to lectures by Dr JEAN NUSSBAUM (France):

"NOSTALGIA FOR PERFECTION." Lecture by WOODLAND KAHLER (U.S.A.)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
10.00 hrs. "THE VOICE OF VEGETARIAN YOUTH."
HELIOS OLFF (Holland) and ELIZABETH ECKER-LAUER (Germany).
15.00 hrs. "TRIBUTE TO INDIA." by Dastur FRAMROSE BODE and JAYANTILAL NARADLAL MANKAR (India)
20 h. 30

"THE ENEMY WITHIN." The second of two lectures by Dr. JEAN NUSSBAUM (France)

CLOSING SPPECH OF THE CONGRESS, by the President Mrs. CLARENCE GASQUE.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
  THE DAY OF PARTING.

NOTES

MEAL TIMES

Breakfast - 8.30 to 9.30
Lunch - 13.00 to 14.00
Dinner - 19.00 to 20.00

Morning exercises will be arranged as required.

The AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL CO. will maintain a Travel Information Service and a Bureau de Change in the Congress Buildings from August 1 - 6.

THE RECEPTION OFFICE will be open daily from 9.00 to 22.00 hrs.
Please bring articles found and report articles lost to this office.

Members wearing a special red badge are at your service for information and assistance.

Information of general interest will be posted on the Notice Board outside the Reception Office.

Greeting Postcards illustrating Cite Universitaire may be obtained from the Bookstall, price 6d. each.

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The date and location of the 16th World Vegetarian Congress will be decided on the morning of Wednesday, the 3rd August, 1955, after the election of officers.

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The I.V.U. aims at organising an affiiliated Society in every country of the world, and you are earnestly requested to help us in this endeavour.

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There is nothing so powerful as an idea whose time is come - Victor Hugo.
Our idea is The Vegetarian Way of Life, and the time is NOW.

INTERNATIONAL VEGETARIAN UNION

Temporary address: 108 Lordship Lane, London, S.E.22, England. Please note. - A permanent Office will soon be opened in Central London and information circulated immediately.