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

From The Vegetarian (UK) March 1974:


THE venue for the next International Vegetarian Union conress has now been firmed - at an IVU Council meeting (Feb 3) it was decided that the 23rd World Vegetarian Congress will be held at the University of Maine, Orono (near Bangor), Maine, USA. The dates . . . 16-28 August 1975, extending into post-congress coach tours from 3-9 days after. The university has excellent recreational facilities, and is only eight miles from the large Bangor airport - it has a large complex of conference rooms varying from 20-3,000 seat capacity on the 3,000 acre campus.

From The Vegetarian July 1974:

The Marquis and Marquise de St.Innocent seen with Pandit Nehru [picture from 1955], one of many fascinating illustrations to be found in Olga: The memoirs of Olga La Marquise de St.Innocent. Completed before her death in 1972, her fabulous life story is now published by Walker and Company, New York ($9.95*). One chapter describes their close association with India which began when Woodland Kahler Marquis de St.Innocent - known as Woody to vegetarians the world over - as vice-president of the International Vegetarian Union went to Bombay to organise the 1957 Congress. Woody, who received the Prani Mitra award from India's President in 1973, has acknowledged the great inspiration he has derived from both Mahatma Gandhi and Sadu Vaswani. Although the Olga memoirs are not yet generally available over here, a limited number were specially flown over for the May Meetings. A few copies are still available at a specially reduced price f £3.00* (plus 20p post and packing), and - thanks to Woody's generosity - the proceeds will go to the restoration fund for the London Vegetarian Centre.