Vegetarian World Forum
THE VEGETARIAN No. 4 Vol.
3 - WINTER 1949 various pages:
AN OLD AMERICAN
One of the Camp Aurora helpers de-husking a pile of corn-on-the cobs
for the 1949 Vegetarian Conventioners at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
PROMOTERS OF THE
FIRST AMERICAN VEGETARIAN CONVENTION
Dr. Jesse Mercer Gehman, with gavil ready for instant action, presiding
at one of the general discussions.
With him are (on left) Mr' Kaj Dessau, Secretary of the I.V.U.;
Mr. Neil L/ Ehmke, Vice-Chairman and President of New York Vegetarian
and (right) Mr. Howard B. Bishop, Convention Treasurer and Founder of
the Humane Engineering Association.
OFFICIALS AND EUROPEAN
Agroup of the Convention officials with the Europeans present (from left
in front row);
Mr. Roy Walker, Rev. Harold J. Kemmis, Mrs. E. M. Gordon Kemmis, Miss
Mr. Kaj Dessau, Mrs. Joan Hedfors, Mr. Gunnar Hedfors, Mr. Geoffrey L.
Rudd, Mr. James Hough.
Happy snaps of some of the delegates taken by the Editor of The Vegetarian.
At the top are (from left):
Three Britishers, Miss Bridget Wilson, Rev. Harold J. Kemmis and Mrs.
E. M. Gorgon Kemmis.
(Below, from left): Mr. Scott Nearing, the well know political writer;
Miss June Kimball, who is doing so much for the movement in Canada;
and Mr. Henry Bailey Stevens, the author of the Recovery of Culture.
Top: some of the younger generation present and,
above, is Howard B. Bishop the Convention Treasurer, who was kept hard
at work from the moment he arrived at Lake Geneva.
He is seen shortly before dawn after directing 350 delegates into accomodationmeant
Below: Helen and Scott Nearing relax between "sessions."
These two delegates from Vermont are vegans and own a large estate on
which they produce
maple sugar, syrup, and have with their own hands built their home and
During the Convention visitors from each State got together to organise
the movement in their particular area.
Here we have the Ohio group. On the extreme left is Mr. Ernest Webbe,
who writes regularly and forcefully in the American Vegetarian.
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