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23rd IVU World Vegetarian Congress 1975
Orono, Maine, USA

from Vegetarian Voice, Vol.2, No.4, Jul/Aug 1975:

Alphabetical List of Congress Speakers

  • Rubin Abramowitz (California) - Secy., Los Angeles Vegetarian Society
  • Lic. German Alberti-Vasquez (Caracas, Venezuela) - IVU Gen. Secy. for S. America (sic - he was Regional Secretary for Latin America)
  • Nathaniel Altman (N.Y. state) - author of "Eating for Life"
  • Karl-Otto Aly, M.D. (Sweden) - Medical Chief of the 90-bed vegetarian Tallmogaarden Nature Cure Sanitarium
  • Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale (Adyar, Madras, India) - Theosophical, vegetarian, animal-welfare leader and pioneer in India. Former Member of Indian Parliament. President, Indian Vegetarian Congress.
  • Richard St. Barbe Baker (New Zealand and England) - Life-cegetarian, founder, The Men of the Trees; noted conservationist and forestry expert
  • Siri Singh Sahib Harhajan Singh Yogi (Yogi Bhajan) - (India & Calif.) - Founder and Director of Spiritual Education, 3HO Foundation.
  • Dr. G. Baerent (Netherlands) dental surgeon, speaking on comparative dentition.
  • Dr. Meherwan M. Bhamgara (Bombay, India) - Director, Health Science Trust.
  • Shri Suresh Bhamre - Founder/President, The World Yoga Society
  • Dr. Ralph Bircher (Zurich, Switzerland) - Director of world-famed Bircher-Benner Nature Cure Clinic. IVU Vice-President.
  • Dr. Alec Burton (Sydney, Australia) - Founder/President, Australian Natural Hygenee Society
  • Peter Burwash (Honolulu, Hawaii) - President, Peter Burwash International, Ltd.
  • Prof. Dr. Carlos Casanova-Lenti, M.D. (Lima, Peru)
  • R. J. Cheatham (Florida) - Natiral Hygiene teacher ; Director, Shangri-La Natural Hygiene Institute (Bonita Springs, Fla.); former President, American Natural Hygiene Society.
  • Munishri Chitrabhanu Maharaj is the first Jain Holy Man ever to leave India to teach in the western world.
  • Mrs. Madge Cockburn (Australia) - Co-pioneer with the late L. O. Bailey in the celebrated Hopewood project that raised 86 war-orphans on natural diet, with excellent results. President Hopewood Health Center.
  • Eliot Coleman (Maine) - A green-thumbed organic gardener of considerable note. His practices are based on full co-operation with nature, building better soil to produce healthier plants for healthier people.
  • Mrs. Serena Coles (England) - Vice-Pres. of The Vegan Society (England). Mrs. Coles has been a total-vegetarian for over 30 years, and has raised her son to adulthood as a healthy total-vegetarian. She is a trained medical social worker.
  • Anne and Daniel Dinshah (N.J.) - These two lifetime total-vegetarians - members of the Congress Children's Committee - will conduct a childrens workshop on the problems of vegetarian children: friends, school, parties, etc.
  • Freyah Dinshah (N.J.) - A lifetime vegetarian, and the Secretary of the American Vegan Society, Mrs. Dinshah is the author of the excellentand popular "Vegan Kitchen" cook book, and Chairlady of the Catering Committee for this Congress.
  • H. Jay Dinshah (N.J.) - A lifetime vegetarian, Pres. of the North American Vegetarian Society, and an Exec. Vice-Pres. of IVU. Mr. Dinshah has lectured on vegetarianism and natural living in 19 countries on 5 continents of the globe. President of the American Vegan Society.
  • Neil Ehmke (New York City) - President, the Vegetarian Society of New York
  • Edwin Flatto, D.O. (Florida) - Dr. Flatto is a past President of the Miami Beach Chapter of the National Health Federation, Founder and President of a state Homeopathic association, and the author of half a dozen books on natiral health, as well as over 2000 published articles in many medical and health journals around the world.
  • Dipl. Ing. Julius Fleischanderl (Austria) - Secretary, Scientific Council of IVU, and Exec. Vice-Pres. IVU.
  • Martin J. Fritz, D.D. (Calif) - Past Pres. Chicago Veg. Society, Los Angeles Veg. Soc., Santa Monica Gdng. & Nutr. Club, Dr. Fritz is the originator of the Life Science Programme.
  • Dudley Giehl (NYC) - President of Animal Liberation, Inc. (N.Y.)
  • Brian Graff (N.J.) - Vice-Pres., NAVS, and IVU General (sic Regional) Secretary for North America
  • Brian Gunn-King (N. Ireland) - Hon. General Secretary, International Vegetarian Union. Chatered Town Planner.
  • Margaret Gunn-King (N. Ireland) - In addition to helping her husband, Brian, with IVU work, Mrs. Gunn-King teaches Yoga classes and vegetarian cooking classes. The Gunn-Kings have two little girls, Sita and Venetia, both total-vegetarians from birth.
  • Joseph H. Haroutunian (Maine) - A brilliant young vegetarian artist, his fresh, original works will be seen in a special display in the Memorial Union (Hauck) building, at the Congress.
  • Daniel Hoffman (Indiana) - Dr, Hoffman is a professor at Indiana State University, Gary. He has written several worls on the social and economic problems of India.
  • Jay Milton Hoffman, Ph.D. (Calif.) - Dr. Hoffman is a close personal friend of Mir and Rani of Hunza.
  • Peter Hoffman (Adyar, Madras, India) - Many will remember Peter's father, the late Paul G. Hoffman, who was Pres. of Studebaker, then administrator of the European Recovery (Marshall) Plan after World War II, and later Director of Ford Foundation. Peter is carrying on the humanitarian tradition as a co-worker of Rukmini Devi in India.
  • Rev. Alice Holtman (NYC) - Poet, writer, musician, world traveler, and inspiring teacher; conducts classes in better living patterns, in NYC.
  • Frank J. Hurd, D.C. (Minnesota) - Dr. Hurd is co-author of the comprehensive "Ten Talents" cook book, and has an active clinical practice in natural and drugless methods.
  • Rosalie Hurd, B.S. (Minn.) - Co-author of "Ten Talents"; mother of 3 healthy life-vegetarians. She also assists her husband in his clinical practice, and in health and nutrition classes.
  • Dr. Willis B. Hunting (Maryland) - Pres. International School of Living, Freeland, Md.
  • Maria Illo (NYC) - A singer/composer/guitarist who has earned plaudits in performances around the world, Miss Illo will entertain at the Congress.
  • V. N. Jai, M.D. (India) - Dr. Jai recently retired from the research staff of the Haffkine Institute in Bombay, and has long been interested in scientifically balanced nutrition.
  • Isabel James (England) - Deputy Chairman, Vegetarian Society of United Kingdom Ltd.; Chairman, Food and Cookery Section, V.S.U.K. Ltd.
  • Gayleen Johnson, M.D. (Maine) - Dr. Johnson is a surgeon on the staff of the Parkview Memorial Hospital,in Brunswick, Maine.
  • Woodland Kahler, The Maruis of St. Innocent (Spain and Florida) - Immediate Past President & Hon. Fellow, International Vegetarian Union; Honorary Chairman, XXIII World Veg. Congress.
  • Shri T. S. Khanna (Wash. D.C.) Shri Khanna has for many years been active in the Ruhani Satsang movement, as personal representative in the USA, of Sant Kippai Singh.
  • Myron K. Krueger, M.D. (Maine) - Dr. Krueger is a cardiologist on the staff of the Parkview Memorial Hospital, in Brunswick, Maine.
  • Viktoras Kulvinskas, M.S. (Mass.) Co-Director of the Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston.
  • Leonard Lasky (N.Y. state) - Literature Secretary of the Long Island Vegetarian Society, and a professional engineer.
  • Muni Sushil Kumar (Delhi, India) - Leader, World Fellowship of Faith.
  • Conrad Latto, M.D. (England)
  • Gordon Latto, M.B. (England) - President, International Vegetarian Union; President Vegetarian Society of United Kingdom, Ltd.
  • Bob Lewanski (Detroit, Mich.) Assistant Director, Michigan Veg. Soc.
  • K. B. Lokhande, M.A. Ph.D. (India) - Pres. Divya Dhwant Foundation, Solapur.
  • Dr. Manuel J. Londono (Pereira, Colombia) - President, Latin-American Federation of Naturists.
  • Jack Lucas, B.Sc., FRIC (England) - Lecturer and Deputy Head of the Radiological Protection Service in the University of Manchester; Secretary, British Radiological Protection Assn.; Chairman, Science Council of the International Vegetarian Union (SCIVU).
  • Sandra M. McLanahan, M.D. (Sister Gurupriya Chaitanya) - accredited teacher of Integral Yoga. (Swami Amitynanda)
  • Dixie Mahy (Calif.) - Mrs. Mahy is the Vice-President of the San Francisco Veg. Society, and edits their excellent bulletin. She is a professional dance teacher, and has been dancing since age 3. She will perform for the entertainment of the Congress attendees, and chair one of the plenary sessions.
  • Shri Jayantilal N. Mankar (India) - The enegetic and dedicated Secretary of the Bombay Humanitarian League, and IVU General Secretary for Asia (sic - he was Regional Secretary for India & the East), Shri mankar is a pillar of strength and a dynamo of activity in the Indian Vegetarian movement. Now well past 80, he has been engaged in humanitarian work for most of his life.
  • Sister Daya Marcus (Conn.) - Teacher of Integral Yoga, vegetarian cooking classes.
  • Daniel Marshall (Washington D.C.)
  • Shri Surendra Mehta (Madras, India) - Secretary, Indian Vegetarian Congress.
  • Victoria Mucie (Missouri) - President of Midwest Vegetarians (K.C., Mo.); a professional journalist, several of her articles onharmless, natural living have appeared in Ahimsa magazine.
  • Prof. Scott and Helen Nearing (Maine) - At 91, IVU Vice-President Scott Nearing has long been a "legend in his own time", in thefileds of homesteading, natural gardening, and social reform. The Nearings have earned the affection and respect of all who place a high value on indpendence and integrity, and Prof. Nearing was recently honored with a "Man of the Year" citation by the Governor of Maine.
    He has written many books, several co-authored by Mrs. Nearing; and they are inveterate world travellers, much in demand for lectures. They will conduct classes at the Congress, in Living The Good Life, Vegetarian Homesteading, and in Natural Gardening Methods.
  • Dr. David A. Phillips (Australia) - Director of Publishers Distributors Pty., Ltd., specializing in importing and distributing publications on health, ecology, and philosophy; and Hygienic Food Supplies Pty., Ltd., growers and distributors of vegetarian foods grown by natural, non-animal methods.
  • Philip L. Pick, F.F.S., F.S.V.A. (London) - Hon. Vice-President, International Vegetarian Union; Editor, The Jewish Vegetarian magazine. President Jewish Veg. Soc.
  • Robert Pinkus (N.J.) - Pres., Metropolitan Vegetarian Association
  • Rev. Stoy Proctor (Illinois) - The Director of the Dept. of Health Services of the Illinois Conference, Seventh-Day Adventists, Dr. Proctor is the author of the booklet, "Un-Meat".
  • Yogi S. A. A. Ramiah (India and Calif.) - Founder, International Babaji Tamil Kriya Yoga Sangam
  • Tom Regan (N.C.) - Associate Professor of Philosophy, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.
  • Dr. Otto Robinsohn (Haifa, Israel) - IVU Vice-Presdent; practising lawyer by profession.
  • Edythe Schechter (N.Y.) - Pres. Society for Natural Living; Member of the Board, NAVS
  • Shri Panachand Shah (India)
  • Nellie Shriver (Ohio) - Director, American Vegetarians (Akron)
  • Keki R. Sidwa (England) - Director, Shalimar Health Center, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex. President, British Natural Hygiene Society.
  • H. H. Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji Maharaj (Punjab state, India) - The Satguru is the spiritual leasder of some four million Mandhari Sikhs around the world. Vegetarian living, abstinence from tobacco and alcohol, and a high moral standard are required of all Namdharis. The Satguru himself is noted for his humanitarian works, and he is a Vice-President of the IVU, and a member of the Presidium of the All-India Peace Council.
  • Swaran Singh Sanehi (Punjab state, India) - Secretary of the Academy for Namdhari Culture.
  • Grace Smith (England) - Treasurer, The Vegan Society
  • Jack Solomon (Florida) - Past-President, American Natural Hygiene Soc., Congress Floor Manager
  • Dr. H. J. Steed - Seventh Day Adventist World Temperance Director
  • Prof. Henry Bailey Stevens - IVU Vice-President; author, The Recovery of Culture
  • Dr. Masakazu Tada (Japan) - Director of the Soto Institute; Vice-pres., IVU
  • Dr. Ethel Thurston (NYC) - President of New York Branch, Beauty Without Cruelty
  • Louis Warter (NYC) - Fouder/Director of Aquarian Publishers; Past President of Speakers Club of N.Y., Vegetarian Society of N.Y., Tri-State branch of National Health Federation. World traveler and philosopher, lecturer, author.
  • Harry J. Weber, M.D., F.A.C.S. (Oregon) - Dr. Weber has served as a medical missionary in Africa, an industrial surgeon in Afghanistan, a hospital medical director, and as personal surgeon to King Saud of Arabia. In recent years, he has turned to preventive measures and active promotion of human health. A total vegetarian for 30 years, Dr. Weber will teach several classes at the XXIII World Vegetarian Congress.
  • Fred Whittle (Australia) - Former Secretary, Vegetarian Society of Australasia (sic?)
  • Dr. Ann Wigmore (Mass.) - Co-director of Hippocrates Health Institute, Boston. Dr. Wigmore is a well-known natural-health practitioner, and a prolific author of literature on this topic.
  • Robert Zuraw (Michigan) - President, The Michigan Vegetarian Society, Detroit.
There will also be other speakers not listed here, who are delegates or representatives of the vegetarian societies of many nations; they will give reports of the progress and problems in the vegetarian movement in their respective parts of the world.