could ever hope to offer. We have, however, obtained several modest government research contracts to nuke feasibility studies in certain human engineering and psychosomatic evalua-tory areas. These appear to be "firsts" for governmentalsupported "human engineering" research grants. All of our research and resources are oriented toward peaceful applications for any work Able perform, and to improving and bettering the status of mankind. In this respect, we are doing our best to carry out the promise that the authoresses, Lynn Schroeder and Sheila Ostrander, made to East European para-psychologists - to use their data and materials, and to perform parapsychology research, for peaceful purposes only. However, It is interesting to note here that unconfirmed reports have reached us, which indicate that this may not necessarily be the reality of the situa-tion in Eastern Europe. We hope these "reports" are proven wrong or un-founded. We have not yet paid the girls, Lynn and Sheila, a penny for their data because, as yet, we haven't received a penny in return for their material, nor did we agree to pay the girls anything at any time. If we did, however, pay out several thousand dollars to translate their material and gave priority for this effort to unemployed engineers and technical translators. Many organizations were approached to provide funds to support this venture, but none came forward. Most of the groups approached mere in the parapsychology field, including my own organiza-tion, the American Society of Dowsers - the latter turning me dozen cold and with some admonition for making such a request in the first place. I can thank, though, the stockholders and Board of Directors of my parent company, Systems Consultants, Inc., for being the only ones with foresight enough to advance the necessary funds, and faith no strings attached to enable this material to be translated. Since our organization, Mankind Research Unlimited, was founded and set-up in a proper business manner, we are doing our best to keep it that way. With your held, we hope to keep our image as untarnished as possible, and of the highest esteem from the ethical and moral standpoint. Your dissemination of the contents of this letter would be extremely helpful in this regard. I still feel that some of you may be of the opinion that ice should, nevertheless, pay the girls, Sheila and Lynn, some sort of honora-rium, etc., for their data and trouble. I wholeheartedly agree, and this will be done as soon as we derive either a return from their data, or we bring ourselves in the "black", whichever is sooner. If June 1973 is not soon enough for this, I will then, at that time, turn over some of the fees to them that I personally have received from presentations made to various groups. If this is not satisfactory, I still then try to meet whatever obligation the girls feel is satisfactory. As yet, they have made known to me no such request or obligation. This certainly speaks well for them, and I would like to think it may be due to their under-standing of the difficulty it takes to start a business in these high-risk areas.
The story of Mankind Research is the story of the paranoia of the Cold War.