The Inquirer — 1954 to 1958

"An inquiring approach to social problems"
Below are tables of contents of all 50 issues of the Doukhobor Inquirer, later shortened to The Inquirer, published 50 years ago by the UYD in Saskatoon — 1140 items. Short-lived mainly due to funding and the editor leaving, the monthly Inquirer "shook the Doukhobor community in North America".

The Inquirer was the first Douhobor periodical entirely in English and, though organized mainly by Independant Doukhobor youth, gained support among Community Doukhobors. Subscriptions were $3 per year. Circulation peaked at about 1000 per month and paid circulation about 450.

You can search this index for last names or other words by using your Find function, type [Ctrl]-F. This index is also available as an Excel spreadsheet, with keywords added to help the researcher. Covers are photo-enhanced here for clarity. Click on images to see enlargements. Read more about the history of The Inquirer, where to find copies, who contributed, and looking back 50 years.
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The Doukhobor Inquirer evolved through four formats — mimeographed, covers starting on the 6th issue, magazine folded, and typeset and professionally printed starting June 1956.

Inquirer Index                      

Vol. 1, no.   1 — February 1954
Vol. 1, no.   2 — March 1954
Vol. 1, no.   3 — April 1954
Vol. 1, no.   4 — May 1954
Vol. 1, no.   5 — June 1954
Vol. 1, no.   6 — July 1954
Vol. 1, no.   7 — August 1954
Vol. 1, no.   8 — September 1954
Vol. 1, no.   9 — October 1954
Vol. 1, no. 10 — November 1954
Vol. 1, no. 11 — December 1954
Vol. 1, no. 12 — January 1955

Vol. 2, no.   1 — February 1955
Vol. 2, no.   2 — March 1955
Vol. 2, no.   3 — April 1955
Vol. 2, no.   4 — May 1955
Vol. 2, no.   5 — June 1955
Vol. 2, no.   6 — July 1955
Vol. 2, no.   7 — August 1955
Vol. 2, no.   8 — September 1955
Vol. 2, no.   9 — October 1955
Vol. 2, no. 10 — November 1955
Vol. 2, no. 11 — December 1955
Vol. 2, no. 12 — January 1956

Vol. 3, no.   1 — February 1956
Vol. 3, no.   2 — March 1956
Vol. 3, no.   3 — April 1956
Vol. 3, no.   4 — May 1956
Vol. 3, no.   5 — June 1956
Vol. 3, no.   6 — July 1956
Vol. 3, no.   7 — August 1956
Vol. 3, no.   8 — September 1956
Vol. 3, no.   9 — October 1956
Vol. 3, no. 10 — November 1956
Vol. 3, no. 11 — December 1956
Vol. 3, no. 12 — January 1957

Vol. 4, nos. 1 & 2 — February-March 1957
Vol. 4, no.  3 — April 1957
Vol. 4, no.  4 — May 1957
Vol. 4, no.  5a — June 1957
Vol. 4, no.  5b — July 1957
Vol. 4, no.  6 — August 1957
Vol. 4, no.  7 — September 1957
Vol. 4, no.  8 — October 1957
Vol. 4, no.  9 — November 1957
Vol. 4, no. 10 — December 1957
Vol. 4, no. 11 — January 1958

Vol. 5, nos. 1 & 2 — February-March 1958
Vol. 5, nos. 3 & 4 — April-May 1958
Vol. 5, nos. 5, 6, 7, 8 — June-September 1958


Abbreviations and Terms Used

AFSC American Friends Service Committee (a Society of Friends service arm)
4-H A youth organization, "Head-Heart-Hands-Health"
AD Anno Domini (Latin: "In the Year of the Lord"), beginning of our calendar
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
BC
British Columbia, Canada
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CCCO Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors
CCUB Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood (Community Doukhobors)
CO Conscientious Objector (to war)
CPR Canadian Pacific Railway
CPR Canadian Progressive Party
DI Doukhobor Inquirer, later shortened to The Inquirer
ECC Evangelical Catholic Communion
FRD Federation of Russian Canadians
FOR Fellowship of Reconciliation
HBC Hudson Bay Company, Canada
IQ Intelligent Quotient
M.D. Medical Doctor
MCC Mennonite Central Committee
NFB National Film Board of Canada
PYAG Pacifist Youth Action Group
Peter's Day
Annual Doukhobor Peace Day commemorating the arms burning
in Russia on the night on June 29, 1895. Also called St. Peter's Day.
PhD Doctor of Philosophy
Quakers The Religious Society of Friends
RCMP Royal Canadian Mounted Police
RCYO Russian Canadian Youth Organization
RPM revolutions per minute
Sask
Saskatchewan, Canada
sobranie Russian: a gathering of people for prayer, business, etc.
Sons' Sons of Freedom, zealots.
SCM Student Christian Movement
U of Sask. University of Saskatchewan
UBC University of British Columbia, Vancouver
UDC Union of Doukhobors of Canada
UN United Nations
US United States
USA United States of America
USCC Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ (Community Doukhobors)
USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the Soviet Union
UYD Union of Young Doukhobors, Saskatchewan
U of Y Union of Youth, USCC
WRI War Resisters' International
WRL War Resisters League (an affiliate of WRI)
WCP World Council of Peace


Vol. 1, no. 1 — February 1954

Freedom of Thought
1
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Freedom of thought is essential to growth and development

From the Editors
1
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff and Nick W. Sherstobitoff — It is our hope that this periodical will give group expression to Doukhobor young people, act as a clearing house for exchange of ideas, and be a bond of unity among its readers.

From Our Secretary
2
Information by Frances Horkoff — Foresees the seeds of peace being nurtured and transplanted from continent to continent.

Russian Correspondence Courses
2
Information — Correspondence course in Russian promoted at U of Sask.

The Doukhobors of British Columbia: Report of the Doukhobor Research Committee, 1952
3
Report by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Part one of 1952 report deals with contemporary situation.

Highlights of the Convention of the Union of Young Doukhobors, Canora, Dec. 28, 29
5
Proceedings — A brief resume of the meeting plus resolutions.

The Saskatoon Group
5
Report by Peggy Perverzeff — Report of the Saskatoon Group of Doukhobor students and others on their program of better understanding themselves so as promote a deeper feeling of brotherhood and human kindness.

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Vol. 1, no. 2 — March 1954

Straight and Crooked Thinking
1
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Beware of our emotions when we disagree with those people who disagree with us.

Religion and Education
1
Opinion by Steve S. Faminow — While making fantastic scientific advances, humanity has sunk to a new low in spiritual understanding and attainment of the brotherhood of man. There exists a spiritual chaos.

From an M.D.
2
Opinion by J. I. Pereverseff — I am glad to welcome the appearance of the Doukhobor Inquirer. It is long overdue. There has been a crying need for such a medium among our young people for a long, long time…

Crime Conditions in Doukhobor Communities
3
Information by Report by RCMP April 30, 1953 — The twelve months just concluded have been a period of continued uneasiness in our relations with the Sons of Freedom … heightened during the past four months by an increasing number of acts of incendiarism and blasting.

The Doukhobors of British Columbia: Report of the Doukhobor Research Committee
3
Report by H. B. Hawthorn, editor — Summary of second part by Koozma J. Tarasoff on: Backgrounds of the problems and recommendations and the economic history of the Doukhobors.

Time’s Buggle Calls …
5
Opinion by Eli A. Popoff — These quotations from English poets are not exactly applicable to us as Pacifists, but it is the material that we mostly have at hand, and what we are familiar with. It was written in its time to inspire a people who were lagging or deteriorating, to resurrect and carry on a started cause…

A Rebuke
7
Letters to the Editor by William A. Soukoreff — I am proud that the youth of Saskatchewan Doukhobors have decided to publish a newspaper as it is not only timely, but long overdue…

It Seems to Me
8
Letters to the Editor by Peter S. Faminow — There is a Spanish proverb: Truth marries nobody. Only once in a while do we catch a trace of her delicate perfume, and long to know where she lives

A Suggested Constitution
9
Information — An idea for the 1954 convention of the Union of Young Doukhobors of Canada

Questions Asked Conscientious Objectors
10
Information by CCCO — Prepared by the Central Committee for COs of Philadelphia

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Vol. 1, no. 3 — April 1954

Let Us Sweep Away the Foggy Mist
1
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Become educated so as not to become prey to exploitation.

DI An Open Forum
1
Information by Nick N. Kalmakoff — The response of The Inquirer 'is encouraging beyond our expectations'.

Radical or Ultra-Conservative?
1
Letters to the Editor by Peter N. Malov — The news of publishing a new Doukhobor Journal was highly disturbing and exciting to my intellect….Will it live up to the basic demand of truth, or will it succumb to the reactionary bliss, as previous heralders have ended?'

Peace — The Cherished Hope
3
Letters by V. V. Athalye — We as pacifists are to shoulder new and newer responsibilities….We do not desire to side politically either (with) the Russian group of nations or the American one. We have been supporting and helping every move for world peace….What will your friends do to dissuade Canada form providing instruments of death to warring countries?'

Conscientious Objectors
3
Information by Social Science Encyclopedia — The conscientious objector has always stood as a most difficult challenger of ...

Religious Questions Asked "Conchies
4
Information by CCCO — Classic questions asked to conscientious objectors to war.

DI's Monograph for April 5
Information by John A. Symonds — Fixed ideas of the ascetic medieval church restricted human development.

Voice of the Kootenay
5
News From BC by Michael M. Tomilin — Report on the choir and language program in the Kootenays.

Dirt of Confusion
6
Letters to the Editor by  Pete C. Maloff — And now, my friends, you The Union of Young Doukhobors of Saskatoon district. It seems to me that none of you know what Doukhobor means. How could you all even discuss such things as smoking, drinking, hunting, eating meat, etc.'

Why Debate?
6
Information by CCCO — Prepared by the Central Committee for COs of Philadelphia

Soil Cultivation and Seed 7
Letters to the Editor by Walter J. Lebedeff — A publication from the Doukhobor "intelligentsia" of the prairies has been expected, because you have the mental and educational capabilities to carry on the work commenced. I share your vision that education can do a lot to implement …Doukhoborism … .'

The Doukhobors of British Columbia: Report of the Doukhobor Research Committee, 1952, no. 3
7
Report by Koozma J. Tarasoff — This summary reviews the economic situation amongst the Doukhobors in BC, exemption from military service, work in the Kootenays, and the problem of distribution and ownership of land.

Res Ipsa Loquitur
9
Column by Peter S. Faminow — The author, a Vancouver lawyer, plays word games about 'the thing speaks for itself'.

A Draft Constitution UYD — 2 10
Information by Peter S. Faminow — Continued from the last issue, the article deals with dues, government, meetings, quorum, and elections.

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Vol. 1, no. 4 — May 1954

Common Sense and Science
1
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Confidence in science is due to its rigor in searching for evidence that is accurate, universal and repeatable.

Nechevo
1
Opinion by Alec Postnikoff — As Doukhobors we have failed to preserve the legacy of our ancestors.

A Draft Constitution UYD — 3
2
Information by Peter S. Faminow — Continued from last issue, it deals with elections, fiscal year, committees and groups, banking and signing officers, order of business, amendments.

Doukhobors at War by Zubek & Solberg
4
Book Review by Peter S. Bludoff — The reviewer criticizes the authors for simplistic cure-all in focusing on the zealots at the expense of the Doukhobors. Accuracy of data questioned.

Conference of the Royal Commission and Delegates re Dukhobor Affairs held at the University of British Columbia, August 30, 1950
4
Minutes — These unofficial Minutes, part one, include comments by Mr. McKenzie, Gordon Wismer, Harry B. Hawthorn, Colonel Mead, Emmett Gulley, Mr. Shirras, Dr. Wright, Mr. Thaine, and Mr. Stevens. Col. Mead of the RCMP said that actions against the zealots and Doukhobors is deeper than a police problem. It was a spiritual problem. This is a job for 'mental scientists'.

Wake Up Humanity
6
Opinion by Koozma J. Tarasoff — If man, the most destructive creature on earth, is to survive, he must wake up and seek a peaceful solution or else be doomed.

Where Are We?
7
Opinion by Joe N. Fofanoff — The author, a Saskatchewan educator, raises the question of what constitutes being a Doukhobor. What is our attitude to government and education, as well as to pacifism and militarism? In facing the threat to our civilization by the dreaded atomic bomb and other weapons of mass destruction, do we wake, or do we sleep?

Youth Festival
9
Opinion by Nick W. Sherstobitoff — The author, coeditor, salutes the sponsors and all participants of the annual Youth Festival in BC, 'a milestone on the road to progress'.

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Vol. 1, no. 5 — June 1954

The Coming of a Convention 1
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — An invitation to attend the combined conventions of the Union of Doukhobors of Canada and the Union of Young Doukhobors to be held in Lundbreck, Alberta July 4-5.

Annual Youth Festival in BC
1
News From BC by Michael M. Tomilin — Report on the 7th annual Youth Festival of the USCC held in Grand Forks and Castlegar, BC in May. Youth groups from 24 different communities gathering with song and speeches, many with full colourful costumes. No adjudicators and no competition, but cultural preservation was the goal.

Goodwill Tour by Soviet Concert Artists
2
Information by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Report on a short tour by Soviet performing artists across Canada. Purpose of cultural exchanges: to develop understanding across boundaries.

Progressive Education for Doukhobors
3
Opinion by Nick Verigin — This Alberta Doukhobor teacher agrees with modern education, but condemns taking zealot children from their parents and forcing them to receive formal education in the New Denver institution.

Convention Food For Thought 
3
Opinion by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The coeditor highlights the importance of this convention with possible resolutions on: constitution, cultural and educational programs, scholarships as incentives, Man and Woman of the Year, Seniors Homes, Doukhobor Institute, youth movement, UN, problems in BC, and The Inquirer.

A Draft Constitution UYD — 4
4
   Humour by Peter S. Faminow — Proposed name: The Union of Young Doukhobors of Canada.

Dasha
4
Opinion by Peter S. Faminow — Oracle of the Kootenays says: 'There are more fools in Canadian Universities than in any other schools.'

Conference of the Royal Commission and Delegates re Dukhobor Affairs held at the University of British Columbia, August 30, 1950 — 2
5
Minutes — This is lengthy treatise with speeches by John J. Verigin, Mr. Abrosimoff and Stefan Sorokin with special focus on the zealot 

The Doukhobors of British Columbia: Report of the Doukhobor Research Committee, 1952, no. 4
8
Report by Koozma J. Tarasoff — This summary deals with the findings of Claudia Lewis on early childhood training and its effect on personality characteristics and psychological problems.

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Vol. 1, no. 6 — July 1954

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The Inquiring Youth.
By Frances Faminow,
Vancouver, BC

Convention at Lundbreck
1
Editorial by Nick W. Sherstobitoff — Coeditor explains the purpose of organizations coming together for the pursuit of common interests.

Function of the Doukhobor Inquirer
2
Opinion by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The coeditor stresses that the search for truth is important no matter what the risk. The journal could promote cultural, educational and religious activities so as to encourage a balance of body, mind and spirit. Freedom of expression should encourage a world view thought.

Call to Convention
2
Opinion by Frances Horkoff — A report of the youth meeting held May 30, 1954, the Executive presents a Preamble of the Constitution of the Union of Young Doukhobors to be brought forward at the Convention of the Union of Doukhobors of Canada July 4-5, The Preamble emphasizes that pacifism and nonviolent conflict resolution remain central to the aims of youth.

From the President
3
Opinion by Andrew P. Gleboff — The President of the Union of Youth Doukhobors sends a message of goodwill to the delegates. States that the Spirit of God is present in the soul of man and directs him from within. We must uphold the legacy of our ancestors.

Res Ipsa Loquitur
3
Column by Peter S. Faminow — The author speaks about Lundbreck, Alberta, the site of the Doukhobor convention, and the place where he was born. The locals reveal an example of cooperative living.

From the Secretary
4
Opinion by Frances Horkoff — As secretary of the Union of Young Doukhobors, the author seeks to stir up interest and awaken the possibilities of our young people.

Proposed Agenda for Convention of Youth
5
Information by Andrew P. Gleboff — Proposed agenda of the Doukhobor youth convention July 4-5, 1954 in Lundbreck, Alberta.

Trip to the Soviet Union (An Interview with W. A. Soukoreff)
5
Interview by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Nine Doukhobor delegates visited Russia at the invitation of the Slavic Committee (USSR) and the cultural organization of the 300 year union of Russia with Ukraine. Met Russian Doukhobor student William M. Chutskov as well as Vladimir V. Chertkov whose father helped Doukhobors migrate to Canada in 1899. Sees value of cultural exchanges as a way to build bridges of understanding and peace.

The Doukhobors of British Columbia: Report of the Doukhobor Research Committee, 1952, no. 5
6
Report by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Alfred Shulman, psychiatrist, sees passivity as a problem. Presents nine recommendations. Recommends a middle path.

Day of Peter and Paul
8
Opinion by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The traditional peace holiday of June 29th marks the day that Russian Doukhobors burnt their firearms in 1895. This event is a reminder that violence to our fellow beings is no solution for universal friendship and happiness.

Conference of the Royal Commission and Delegates re Doukhobor Affairs held at the University of British Columbia, Aug. 30-31, 1950 — 3
8
Minutes — In this report, speakers include Anton Kalesnikoff, Stefan Sorokin, Col. Mead, Mr. Mackenzie, Bill Markin, Joe Podovinikoff, Mr. Stevens, John J. Verigin, Mr. Wright, Mr. Thaine, and Mr. Kolodinin. The focus is on curtailing burnings and bombings in the Kootenays. One of the solutions discussed was relocation of zealots. The political state's claim to absolute authority over its citizens. Conscientious objection is itself simply a special case under nonconformity, and heresy is another aspect of the same thing.

Excerpts of the Constitution of the Union of Young Doukhobors
11
Information — The excerpt comes from a Constitution of Union of Young Doukhobors as introduced at a convention in Blaine Lake, Sask. June 28-29, 1952.

Dasha
11
Humour by Peter S. Faminow — A spoof on the zealot leader S. S. Sorokin.

Blindness Sonnet
11
Poetry Corner by Alec Postnikoff — Poor grey eyes.

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Vol. 1, no. 7 — August 1954

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The Canadian Scene.

By an office worker.
Saskatchewan with its grain farming, Alberta with its oil industry, and British Columbia with its fruit growing, are typically illustrated by this artist.


Convention Beefs and Bouquets
1
Editorial by  Koozma J. Tarasoff — An evaluation and critique of the convention proceedings of the Union of Doukhobors of Canada in Lundbreck, Alberta

Greetings to the Convention
2
Greetings by Various delegates — Goodwill wishes to the success of the 6th convention of the UDC.

Union of Doukhobors of Canada Hold Convention
4
News From Alberta by Koozma J. Tarasoff — One of the actions decided upon was to select the most important sections of the Doukhobor Book of Life and translate them into the English language. A radio program was also considered to dispel some of the misconceptions of the Doukhobors in the wider world.

Dasha
5
Humour by Peter S. Faminow — Dasha has crashed the Doukhobor barrier.

An interview with Paul M. Chernoff
6
Interview by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Performing in both Russian and English languages, Paul has appeared on radio, concerts, festival, banquets, and in churches. Suggests Canada-wide choir tours to revive the Doukhobor movement.

Freethought
6
Letters to the Editor by Simeon F. Reibin — The former private secretary of Peter V. Verigin condemns the practice of worshipping leaders as if they were bestowed the status of Saints and Semi-Gods. Urges The Inquirer to disseminate truth and not bow to sectarian ignorance. Sees Doukhobors as vanguards to Pacifists and Iconoclasts.

My Hamlet
8
Poetry Corner by Peter S. Faminow — The hamlet is always a place of drab distaste and boredom, yet it is most rich, most beautiful, and most welcome.

Random Thoughts on Peter's Day
10
Opinion by Peter S. Bludoff — The clash of the Old Guard with the new highlights the strain of creeping disintegration and nonconformist inquiry.

Conference of the Royal Commission and Delegates re Doukhobor Affairs held at the University of British Columbia, Aug. 30-31, 1950 — 4
11
Minutes — Speakers include Stefan S. Sorokin, Miss Leigh, Stuart Jamieson, Hugh Herbison, Mr Gower, John J. Verigin and Joe Podovinikoff. The group is dealing with continuing violence in the Kootenays of British Columbia. Zealot motives and behaviour are discussed.

Clarification of Editorship
14
Information by Nick W. Sherstobitoff — Due to pressure of studies at University of Saskatchewan, Nick W. Sherstobitoff steps down as co-editor, leaving his colleague Koozma as editor.

Doukhobor Pamphlet
15
Information —     The proposed pamphlet would help dispel misconceptions between Doukhobors and fanatics.

The Doukhobors of British Columbia: Report of the Doukhobor Research Committee, 1952, no. 6
15
Report by Koozma J. Tarasoff — William G. Dixon, Professor of Social Work, analyzes the relationship between government and the Doukhobors of BC. Cites the arguments against the extension of the franchise to the Doukhobors.

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Vol. 1, no. 8 — September 1954

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Bread for the Hungry Millions.
By Joe W. Popoff,
Langham, Sask.


Brotherhood Starts on Individual Level
1
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — There is no such thing as a perfect or master race.

Canadian Leadership Conference for Young Adults
2
Report by Koozma J. Tarasoff — At this first Leadership Conference for young adults in inter-group relations, held in Banff, Alberta, August 22-28, one of the main resource persons was Dr. Harry B. Hawthorn of UBC. Delegates of various racial, religious, cultural and other groups from the three western provinces discussed such questions as the right to language, group culture and group prejudices. Hawthorn: Compromise is an honourable word in Canada, and describes the honest effort to satisfy conflicting claims.

Records Available Now
4
Advertisement — The USCC Youth Choir of Grand Forks, BC visited the prairie provinces in 1951 and has recorded a vinyl record of hymns and songs in the Russian language.

What Our Readers Say About Doukhobor Culture
6
Questionnaire response by Steve S. Faminow — An Alberta educator says that the acceptance of education implies the acceptance of both continuity and change..

What Our Readers Say About Doukhobor Culture
6
Questionnaire response by Nick Laktin, L. S. Kalmakoff — Let other people use music, but Doukhobors should not include it with theirs.

What Our Readers Say About Doukhobor Culture
6
Questionnaire response by Joe N. Fofanoff — A Saskatchewan teacher contends that a culture has a background of tradition, not something dreamed up overnight.

What Our Readers Say About Doukhobor Culture
7
Questionnaire response by Peter S. Bludoff — This Blaine Lake (Sask.) thinker says that Doukhobor culture is elusive and intangible and this has allowed them to survive the attacks of temporal and church authorities. However, anything that contributes to a greater expression and appreciation of our being is acceptable.

What Our Readers Say About Doukhobor Culture
7
Questionnaire response by Walter P. Strukoff — Modernization of our culture is good, but only if it is appropriate. But dancing it out, says this Executive member of the UDC.

What Our Readers Say About Doukhobor Culture 7
Questionnaire response by Nellie Fomenoff — This Union of Youth member of the USCC agrees with adding music to our songs.

What Our Readers Say About Doukhobor Culture 8
Questionnaire response by Frances Horkoff — Our culture needs to be modernized if we want our young people to stay with it.

What Our Readers Say About Doukhobor Culture 8
Questionnaire response by Paul Koftinoff — Doukhobors would not be Doukhobors if they had musical accompaniment with their singing, just as Doukhobors would not be Doukhobors if they had guns.

What Our Readers Say About Doukhobor Culture 9
Questionnaire response by Nick A. Popoff — I think that we should not modernize our culture. Doukhobors have to be different — that is why he is called a Doukhobor. We are modern a present. All we need is to culture it more. We are leaders, not followers.

What Our Readers Say About Doukhobor Culture 9
Questionnaire response by Michael M. Tomilin — Doukhobor culture is very similar to others, yet it is different, and not a toy to play with. Disagrees with having singing accompanied with music in this rare culture.

What Our Readers Say About Doukhobor Culture 10
Questionnaire response by Paul Dergousoff — Let us not try to modernize our culture, but preserve our old principles and ideals for which our forefathers suffered some three hundred years back.

United Nations letter and reply
10
Letters by Nick N. Kalmakoff, Stanley J. Petroff — The UDC executive supports the petition to prohibit the production and testing of atomic and hydrogen weapons.

Conference of the Royal Commission and Delegates re Doukhobor Affairs held at the University of British Columbia, Aug. 30-31, 1950 — no. 4
11
Minutes — Three resolutions: reduce nudity infraction to six months; rescind arson crimes where feasible; set up process of rehabilitation. Former Member of Parliament Mr. Stevens adopts the first, but not the other two.

Tovarishi Talented Singers
13
Letters to the Editor by Deanna Boulanoff — Impressed by the trio William Salin, Fred Zibin and Frank Konkin.

Need Good Publicity for Peace
13
Letters to the Editor by W. J. Cazakoff — I greet The Doukhobor Inquirer and hope and trust that it will illuminate humanitarian ideals and uphold the truth in the world. Translated from Russian.

Simeon F. Reibin Criticized
13
Letters to the Editor by William F. Chutskoff — The author, resident of Grand Forks, BC, criticizes the journal for publishing S.F. Reibin's critique of Doukhobor leaders. You will not receive moral and financial support if you continue to publish such blasphemous materials.

Analyzing Doukhoborism
15
Letters by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Leaders without support of the people would amount to nothing. Prophesy is a figment of ones imagination. Ritual is not important, but behaviour is. Truth is relative and depends on the point of view.

The Doukhobors of British Columbia: Report of the Doukhobor Research Committee, 1952, no. 7
16
Report by Koozma J. Tarasoff — William G. Dixon, Professor of Social Work, analyzes public administration and the Doukhobor community, while Charles A. Rowles, Associate Professor of Soils, UBC, looks on soil, agriculture and rehabilitation. Any person who commits violence loses his conscientious objectors status.

We Cannot Rest
18
Poetry Corner by Edna Laxer — Stop war and you stop the horror of killing children (obviously an reference to the slaughter in Vietnam).

The Four Freedoms
18
Poetry Corner by Frances Horkoff — A plea to keep this country free from discrimination, fear and need.

Dasha
19
Humour by Peter S. Faminow — A spoof on name changes of the zealots.

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Vol. 1, no. 9 — October 1954

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The Inquiring Witch.
By Jeanette L. Lukenoff, Saskatoon, Sask..


More Understanding Needed in World
1
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Many wars and disputes in the world have been fought because men failed to understand one another. More knowledge is needed to widen one's outlook along with a spirit of working together.

President of UYD Moves to Alberta
2
Letters to the Editor by Andrew P. Gleboff — Author resigns as president of the Union of Young Doukhobors because he is moving to work in northern Alberta. He says: It is interesting how much an audience can be attracted by a few courageous souls who have the fortitude to start something different.

Additional Music Not Needed
2
Letters to the Editor by John N. Wasilenkoff — Music just would not go with our singing.

Musical Accompaniment Questioned
2
Letters to the Editor by Sam J. Samaroden — Music should not accompany Doukhobor singing..

I Cannot be Silent
3
Letters to the Editor by George Popoff — This Vancouver Doukhobor disputes the notion that Canadian Doukhobors had they been in the USSR during World War II would have taken up arms. Response: This statement I believe to be false. Doukhobors are realists and believe that Love and Truth will eventually triumph over evil. Furthermore: Doukhobors are recognized by their deeds, not by their birth.

Supports Notion of Returning to Native Land
3
Letters to the Editor by John W. Cazakoff — This interior BC Doukhobor argues that migration to Russia is a valid option.

Need Stories for Children
4
Letters to the Editor by Mrs. R. Kinakin — This Saskatchewan native suggests The Inquirer publish a series of stories for ages 12 to 17 for the purpose of enticing their interest.

Comment on Editor's Note
4
Letters to the Editor by William F. Chutskoff — I do not agree with the editor that Doukhoborism is universal and has no language barriers. Christianity and pacifism, yes. But Doukhoborism belongs solely to the Doukhobors, and if the Russian language is lost, Doukhoborism will dissolve and disintegrate with it.

Supports Spiritual Leaders
5
Letters to the Editor by Anton Kalesnikoff— Contends Spiritual Leaders revived and uplifted their followers. Claims Stefan S. Sorokin was a born leader, not an imposter.

Reply to Anton Kalesnikoff
6
Editor's Note by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Commenting on Anton Kalesnikoff's letter, we are not trying to disillusion him. Our opinion is that Sorokin did not come but was sent. Our study reveals that their leader Sorokin is just a synthetic product from the sociological laboratories designed to change the culture matrix of their primitive society. Doukhobors do not believe in sorcery or sorcerers.

Try Again
7
Poetry Corner byKoozma J. Tarasoff — The stimulus of the heart and the mind are important ingredients for success.

Gentleman Player Award to Youth
8
Information — A tribute to young Johnnie Sirota a farmer in Asquith, Sask., in being awarded the most gentlemanly player in the Saskatoon and District Junior Baseball League.

Inquiring Youth Speaks: Just a Vision
8
Opinion by Florence S. Faminow — Let our visions for the future be clear and progressive. We are not attempting to change that which is good. We are striving to develop an open mind, broaden our knowledge, not in quantity but in quality and practice what we preach. It even takes education to do this.

Conference on the Royal Commission and Delegates re Doukhobor Affairs held at the University of British Columbia, Aug. 30-31, 1950 — no. 5
9
Minutes — Participants in this secret discussion include: Harry B. Hawthorn (assistant chairman), John J. Verigin, Stefan S. Sorokin, Emmett Gulley, Mr Stevens, Mr Wright, Anton Kalesnikoff, Bill Markin, Dr N.A.M. MacKenzie, and Mr Melrose. This is a verbatim transcript of the Minutes as they appeared in our copy. No attempt was made by the editor to make corrections. They do not seem to be official. The Minutes should be studied as a background to the report of the Doukhobor Research Committee. In this last of a series, the focus was on relocation of the Sons of Freedom as a solution to Kootenay problems.

Morals and Ethics: Evolution of Morality and Ethics
12
Feature by Koozma J. Tarasoff — This feature is a summary of a lecture given by Dr Robert Paton (Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Sask.). Transition from custom to law takes place when larger groups conform to the custom and write it in a book or a manuscript.

As a Doukhobor Sees It!
14
Feature by Peter S. Faminow — Originally printed in 'The Challenge', Vancouver, BC. Lawyer Faminow feature focuses on: the battle of the Kootenays, God dwells in man, Why Doukhobortsi came to Canada, basic differences in background, vast majority attend school, the paradox, in the press, and possible solutions.

Spirit Wrestlers Who are they? The Truth about the Doukhobors by John Philip Stoochnoff
16
Book Reviews by Peter S. Bludoff — The reviewer criticizes the author for creating more confusion about Doukhobor origins and leadership esp. that of whitewashing the gross transgressions of Peter V. Verigin.

Comment on An Open Letter — Appeal to the Society of Friends (Quakers) by the Christian Community and Brotherhood of Reformed Doukhobors (Sons of Freedom) in British Columbia
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Comment by Editor— The issue: Quaker Emmett Gulley was accused of using zealot John Lededoff as an assistant in creating dissention in the group and impeding the movement of S. S. Sorokin to Uruguay. Zealots asked the Quakers to recall Gulley because of his involvement in supporting the separation of children from their parents in the New Denver institution. 

Dasha
19
Humour by Peter S. Faminow — Spoof of Sorokin: the sorcerer of Motevideo and the Pied Piper for the Kootenays whose magic flute failed.

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Vol. 1, no. 10 — November 1954

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Falconide – the bird of prey.
By Joe W. Popoff,
Langham, Sask.
All Cultures are Important to Total Society
1
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The cumulative resources of the past and the present are vital for the development of ones culture. Each culture has something valuable to transmit and exchange to the total world society.

About the Agenda of USCC
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The agenda seeks clarification not only of the organizational structure of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ, but also a clear look at the basis of ones membership.

Message from the Women's' International League for Peace and Freedom
3
Letters to the Editor by Muriel Pandia — Complements The Inquirer for serving a great need.

About Culture
3
Letters to the Editor by Andrew P. Gleboff — We are already modernized. We have changed our culture. And every day we are changing more and more. To do otherwise is stagnation and doom..

Would Distortion Bring Accord?
4
Letters to the Editor by William A. Soukoreff — As author, Soukoreff describes his 3-week trip to Russia as guest of the Slavonic Committee where he met Tolstoyans, Bonch-Bruevich, Chertkov, and some Russian Doukhobors. Responds to distortions in a letter to editor by George Popoff.

Members Must Take Initiative
6
Letters by Nick N. Kalmakoff — The Secretary of the Union of Doukhobors of Canada suggests four areas of activity: Russian language schools, youth choirs, Sunday schools, and discussion and debating groups.

Executive of Union of Doukhobors of Canada
6
Information — Brief report on the first meeting of the 1954-55 term of UDC was held in Canora, Sask. on Nov. 7, 1954. Overspending by The Inquirer was questioned. Cooperation with Ivan Sysoev on hymn book.

Off the press: The Book of Life of the Doukhobors
7
Advertisement — This Bonch-Bruevich anthology on the Doukhobors, originally published in Russia in the early part of the century, was reprinted by the UDC in Winnipeg.

Discussion Group Guide. Part 1 of 2
8
Information — Discussion Guide was prepared for the 1954 Young Leaders Conference in Banff, Alberta.

Education
9
Letter to the Editor by A. L. Osachoff — This College of Education student at the University of Saskatchewan claims that lack of education contributes to loss of group membership. Knowledge is the food of the soul.

International Gathering of Rural Youth
10
Information by Youth Friendship League — A world youth gathering is planned for Vienna, Austria from Dec. 8-15, 1954. Purpose; to pursue common issues for better living conditions and working for a peaceful world.

Plea for Peace
10
Poetry Corner by  Michael M. Tomilin — A plea for world peace and harmony.

Love is the Basis of World Peace
11
Information by Mildred Fahrni — Mildred Fahrni, Western Secretary of the Fellowship of Reconciliation addressed the Saskatoon Doukhobor Students' Group in Saskatoon on the way of life as the way of love. FOR began in England in 1914 and was extended to the USA in 1915.

Most Valuable Player Award
12
Information — Andy Voykin of the Saskatoon Hilltops Junior Football Club received the most valuable player in the Western Canadian Junior Football League

Meeting of the Consultative Committee on Doukhobors — 1
12
Minutes — The second meeting of the Consultative Committee on Doukhobors was held in Nelson, BC on December 15-16, 1950. A list of the membership is published. Sub-committees: Land relocation of Sons of Freedom, land problems of USCC, social assistance of Sons of Freedom, and community relations of USCC. Function of Consultative Committee: 1. to assist the Sons of Freedom to emigrate if they wished and 2. to assist Doukhobors in living the kind of life they want to live in Canada. Report on Penal Matters.

The Proposed Agenda of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ 16
Agenda of meeting by USCC — The proposed agenda for the USCC Convention Oct. 30-31, 1954 dealt with money matters, membership, leadership, revision of relationship to the zealots, about the UDC, English and Russian schools, and election of new officers.

The Doukhobor Dawn 20
Information — Report on a new bi-monthly publication in Russian called The Doukhobor Dawn, edited by Peter Malov of Thrums, BC.

Dasha 20
Humour by Peter S. Faminow — The metaphor of the tuloup (Russian sheepskin coat) is used to unearth hypocrisy in our midst.

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Vol. 1, no. 11 — December 1954

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The Noble Reindeer –
Animal Fantasy.

By Joe W. Popoff,
Langham, Sask.
Christmas
1
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Christmas 1954 finds humanity confronted with the same problems as the problems of the time into which Christ was born.

Thank you DI Staff
3
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Thanks to volunteers who helped with the publication and mailing of the journal.

Doukhobors Buy a Prayer Home
3
News From Sask. — The Kylemore Doukhobor Religious Society has purchased the Kylemore South School and moved it into town for use as Prayer Hall.

Russian School Opens in Langham
3
News From Sask. — Doukhobors in the Langham district were given permission by the local school board to teach the Russian language in the Langham High School.

Talented Actress Auditions for Television
4
News From Manitoba — Ann Dahl of Pine Falls, Manitoba auditioned for television in the summer of 1954 in Winnipeg. She received her first singing and dancing experience in Saskatoon where she was born.

The Ultimate Weapon
4
Opinion by Peter S. Bludoff — The ultimate weapon is Friendship. The rules of the Jungle Law require replacing.

Discussion Group Guide. Part 2 of 2
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Information — Helpful hints for effective discussion.

Man's Folly
8
Poetry Corner by Joe Fedosoff — Man writes his own parody.

Meeting of the Consultative Committee on Doukhobors — 2
9
Minutes —  Second meeting speakers: Emmett Gulley, Anton Kolesnikoff, Harry B. Hawthorn, Dr Wright, Mr Afflectk, Mr Shirras, and Dr N. A. M. MacKenzie (UBC president).

Congratulations
13
Letters to the Editor by John J. Chernenkoff — The author, an electrician from Salmo, BC, was born in Saskatchewan. Suggests we focus on the future as we work to preserve our culture.

Doukhobor Movie Needed
13
Letters to the Editor by Ann Dahl — This Manitoba resident describes her nostalgic life of prayer, song, and beauty in the place of her birth in Saskatchewan. Suggests a Doukhobor film is needed to present this experience to the world.

Not an Accident of History but a Prophetic Fulfillment
15
Letters to the Editor by Paul W. Hadikin — The author contends that Doukhobors came to Canada because of the efforts of spiritual leaders. Condemns S.F. Reibin for smearing the leaders.

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Vol. 1, no. 12 — January 1955

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Hope.
By Joe W. Popoff,
Langham, Sask.
New Year 1955
1
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — In celebrating the new year, the editor hopes that humankind will shift its emphasis from violence and wars to a society based on respect for all peoples.

German Rearmament — a Step Away From Peace
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The recent move by Western powers to rearm Germany is a step away from peace.

Shutting Out 'Sons' Not Solution to Problem
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff —  The Editor writes that the USCC Convention resolution on Dec. 18-19, 1954 to have nothing in common with the Sons of Freedom may have done an injustice to themselves, as well as to the Sons.

An Appeal
3
Information by Nick N. Kalmakoff — The Secretary of the UDC urges the readers to support The Inquirer on its one year anniversary.

Alec P. Wishlow 4
Who's Who by Alec P. Wishlow — Executive member of the Union of Doukhobors of Canada.

Steve S. Faminow
4
Who's Who by Steve S. Faminow — Executive member of the Union of Doukhobors of Canada.

Pioneers Should Participate in Saskatchewan Anniversary
5
Feature by Koozma J. Tarasoff — On the 50th anniversary of Saskatchewan, the Editor urges its residents to actively participate in commemorating its pioneers.

Doukhobors Should Participate in Jubilee
6
Feature by Koozma J. Tarasoff — On the Jubilee of Saskatchewan, the Editor urges the Doukhobors to commemorate its ancestors who settled on the prairies in 1899. Write, sing, display, and celebrate.

Important Factors of Physical Fitness  — Mental Aspect
7
Opinion by Lloyd Percival — Learn to handle your personal problems without getting overly upset. Strive for balance in life.

Built Prayer Home in Three Days
7
News From Sask. — The Watson Doukhobors built their prayer home with volunteer labour in three weeks; 120 Doukhobors reside in the area.

Meeting of the Consultative Committee on Doukhobors — 3
8
Minutes — Relocation Sub-Committee on Sons instructed reps to examine property. Sons claim 500 members. Recognition of births, marriages, and deaths.

Hodge Podge
11
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Biographical notes on Joe Popoff (artist), Florence S. Faminow (nurse), Nick Semenoff (artist at CFQC-TV), Senator Horner (tribute to Doukhobors), Sam Antifaev (his ice rink in the Henrietta district), and C. Roy Brookbank (adult educator).

Remember, No Men Are Strange
12
Poetry Corner by James Kirkup — Remember, no men are strange, no countries are foreign.

Our People
12
Poetry Corner by Alec Postnikoff — Recalls the movement of Russian Doukhobors to Canada in 1899.
The Happy Mean
13
Poetry Corner by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Strive for the best of the old and the new.

New Westminster Doukhobors Contribute to DI Fund
14
Letters to the Editor by William Shukin — $16 sent to The Inquirer.

Salvation Army and Doukhobors
14
Letters to the Editor by George Harelkin — Cadet George Harelkin theorizes that Doukhobors and the Salvation Army have common origins. He is a student studying in Michigan for a Salvation Army mission post.

Locals Should Have Addresses for Exchanges
15
Letters to the Editor by Sam Stoochnoff — Musical accompaniment was not approved by the Calgary Doukhobors. The Golden Rule is central. Russian schools will be opened in all districts where there are USCC members.

Does Not Like Petty Quibbling
16
Letters to the Editor by Petro Tehanov — Suggests use of Doukhoboria as an alternative to other labels. Says that a democratic leader is essential — one who respects and upholds the will of the people, and not a pagan dictator thriving on superstition.

To Tehanov's letter
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Editor's Note by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Spirit-Wrestler' is ambiguous. 'Douk' is spirit and 'bor' is pine trees. Dasha loves Doukhobors, but disturbed by corruption and insincere behaviour.

To all Christian Churches, Religious Organizations, Idealists
19
Information by Mothers of zealots — A group of 15 zealot women appeal to the world to prevent the authorities from forcefully taking away their children because they are not regularly attending public schools.

Highlights of USCC Convention
21
News from BC by William A. Soukoreff — The USCC prohibited its members from associating with Sons of Freedom. Also, the Convention decided to formally leave affiliation with the unity aims of the UDC, but to cooperate with it on common issues.

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Vol. 2, no. 1 — February 1955

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Mother and Child.
A Study in Abstract.
By Bill Perehudoff,
Saskatoon, Sask.

Brotherhood and the World Scene
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — A human chain reaction takes place when an individual gives off the spirit of brotherhood

The DI and its Implications
3
Opinion by Nick W. Sherstobitoff — Characteristics: universal, a medium of re-examination of problems and values, free and open forum, adventurous, sees new horizons, and a method to search for new truths.

The Meaning of Brotherhood
4
Opinion by Roy Brookbank — There is a destiny that makes us brothers because we do not live alone. Everyday provides opportunities to help others to live rather than just letting others live.

The DI in Retrospect
5
Opinion by Steve S. Faminow — The journal contributes and can continue to contribute much that is desired by our scattered Doukhobor community. We need to support it fully.

Union of Doukhobors of Canada
6
Letter to Parliament by Stanley J. Petroff, Nick N. Kalmakoff — The UDC letter to A. M. Nicholson, Member of Parliament, asks the leaders not to rearm Germany, but to consider nonviolence as the way of the future.

House of Commons Canada
7
Response to UD by A. M. Nicholson — It seems incredible that nearly 2000 years after the birth of the Prince of Peace, so-called Christian countries are acting in such an un-Christian manner.

Pelly Doukhobors Stand Against Remilitarization
8
Letters by John Sookavieff, Alex Kondratoff — Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent: Past experiences have proven that wars brought nothing but grief and destruction to mankind, and should therefore be eliminated.

Anniversary Message From Central Executive UDC
8
Opinion by Stanley J. Petroff— The President of the Union of Doukhobors of Canada congratulates The Inquirer on its first anniversary. It has served as a medium of exchange of constructive ideas.

Highlights of Union of Youth Convention Held in Grand Forks
9
News From BC by Special Correspondent — A decision was made to expand the central library and publish a book of hymns, songs and psalms.

Greetings to DI
10
Letters to the Editor by Walter P. Strukoff — Praises the Union of Young Doukhobors and The Inquirer. Urges readers to subscribe.

Walter P. Strukoff
11
Who's Who by Walter P. Strukoff — As Executive Member of UDC, Walter Strukoff has had a varied career as carpenter, grain buyer, chairman of the Pelly Savings and Credit Union Credit Committee, and as activist in the Doukhobor community.

Nick N. Kalmakoff
12
Who's Who by Nick N. Kalmakoff — Nick has served as local secretary of the Independent Doukhobors for six years and now is Secretary-Treasurer of the Union of Doukhobors of Canada.

Stanley J. Petroff
12
Who's Who by Stanley J. Petroff — As a farmer, Stanley has been active in the local community in choir and organizational work (currently Chairman of UDC).

L-O-V-E
13
Poetry Corner by Michael M. Tomilin — It's love that binds us all in one.

Brotherhood Week Officially Founded by CCCJ
13
Information — Brotherhood week was first celebrated in 1948 by the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews.

Hodge Podge
14
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Short news items: High School in Langham, Sask. has 17 students in Russian language class; Peter A. Sherstobitoff works as traffic clerk for Canadian Pacific Airlines; Elaine Polovnikoff has performed in a three-act play.

Cultural Uplift Urged at School Concert
15
News From BC — Teacher in Brilliant, BC, urges parents to help their children in youth work and in education.

Choir Leader Visits Creston
15
News From BC — Harry W. Vereschagin was in Creston to teach singing.

Orthodox Choir to Tour Coast
15
News From BC — The 30-member Grand Forks Orthodox Doukhobor Choir will make a two-week tour of Vancouver Island and the lower mainland in February. Sponsored by the Community Programs Branch, Dept. of Education.

Attended World Peace Conference
16
News From BC by William A. Soukoreff — John F. Stoochnoff attended the World Peace Conference in Stockholm, Sweden in November 18-23, 1954. People met to promote understanding and world peace.

Fund Raising Venture for Prayer Home
17
News From Alberta — The United Doukhobors of Alberta are sponsoring a raffle in an effort to finance the construction of their local community home.

Raising Funds for Inquirer
17
News From Sask. — Kamsack Branch of UDC is holding a tea to raise funds for The Inquirer.

Plan to Participate in Saskatchewan Jubilee
17
News From Sask. — Kamsack Doukhobors have asked to participate in the Jubilee celebrations of the province.

Saskatoon Doukhobor Society Gets Charter
18
News From Sask. — The Doukhobor Society of Saskatoon has received its charter under the Saskatchewan Benevolent Societies Act. The first trustees are: Alvin N. Meakin, Michael N. Postnikoff, John K. Tarasoff, Alex W. Vereschagin, and William P. Sherstobitoff.

Artist Thanks Readers
19
Letter to the Editor by Joe W. Popoff — A Langham (Sask.) artist thanks readers for sending him pictures and ideas of early Doukhobor life in Canada, which he has used in his paintings.

Active Ladies Club in Blaine Lake
19
Letters to the Editor by Muriel Zakshewski  — The Blaine Lake Doukhobor Ladies Club, organized in 1947, helps with charity work

Does Not Like Dasha
20
Letters to the Editor by John G. Bondareff  — This Blaine Lake elder questions the tone of Dasha as being 'unclean'. Suggests translation of the Book of Life from Russian to English.

Likes Humor
21
Letters to the Editor by Michael M. Tomilin  — The Crescent Valley, BC resident sees humour as a medium to show the presence or absence of  truth and prejudice.

Disappointed About DI Editorial re Sons
21
Letters to the Editor by Peter Popoff  — Believes that USCC members have no alternative but to cease communication with zealots who participate in violence.

Correction of Tehanov's Letter
23
Letters to the Editor by Petro Tehanov  — The Vancouver, BC writer prefers the use of term 'Doukhoboria'.

To the Mothers of the Doukhobor Reformed Group
24
Letters to the Editor by William Peter Deackoff  — This Detroit, Michigan writer uses Biblical arguments to persuade the zealot women to return to the peaceful ways of Jesus.

Yorkton's Great Land Rush
26
News by Clifford Shaw — Canada's change in land policy combined with citizenship rules led to a major land rush in Saskatchewan in 1907.

Peace on Earth for Mankind Aim of World Youth Festival
27
Information — An invitation to participate in the Fifth World Youth Festival of Youth and Students for Peace and Friendship to be held in Warsaw, Poland, July 31 — August 14, 1955.

Rare Slides of Doukhobor History Shown in Langham
28
News From Sask. by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Some 231 historical Doukhobor slides were shown to the public at the Langham Town Hall Feb. 11, 1955. William M. Chernoff, Secretary of the Blaine Lake Society of Doukhobors, described the screening of the rare images of pioneer life.

Desire and Interest Important in Success
29
Sports by Lloyd Percival — If a person has the interest and desire, there is nearly no limit to what he or she can achieve.

World Leaders Proclaim Peace
29
Opinion — Dr. Albert Schweitzer: Now that we know what a terrible evil war is, we should neglect no effort to prevent it happening again.

Ask the DI
31
Information by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Differences between Doukhobors and Christians. Questions the notion that Queen Victoria helped 1899 emigration. Meaning of citizenship.

Dasha
32
Humour by Peter S. Faminow — A critique of pseudo social analysis, Sorokin, and migration.

Meeting of the Consultative Committee on Doukhobors — 4
32
Minutes — Unconditional military exemption discussed. Attendance at public schools. Russian language teaching, arts and crafts. Zealots refuse school.

Extracts from the text of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
36
Information by United Nations — The United Nations Convention states that 'genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law which they undertake to prevent and to punish'. Canada is a signatory to the Convention.

Sons of Freedom Petitions
37
Analysis by Editor — Critique of zealot petitions re detention of children in New Denver. Petitions reveal clash between Gulley and Sorokin. Petitions misleading.

Christianity and Revolution in the Church — 1
39
Feature by Peter Koltsoff — Translated from Russian by Peter S. Faminow of a manuscript by Count Peter Koltsoff who left Russia via Harbin, China and came to Vancouver. It explains why Doukhobors deny organized and orthodox religion.

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Vol. 2, no. 2 — March 1955

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The Lion.
By Joe W. Popoff,
Langham, Sask.
Should Make Use of Organizations
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Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Talented poet Ivan Sysoev recently advertised a Doukhobor hymn book that he plans to publish when sufficient money is received. Why not appeal to Doukhobor organizations to publish this book?

A Need For Good Education
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The need for good education is important in our rapidly changing world.

Doukhobors Should Contribute to the World Youth Conference
3
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Let us send our delegates to hold to the truth and steer towards the higher and broader goal of peace and brotherhood of all humankind.

Proceeds of Show to Inquirer and Iskra
4
Letters to the Editor by George Holoboff, F. W. Osatchoff — The Doukhobor slide show was held in the Langham Town Hall, Sask.

Song and Hymn Book
4
Letters to the Editor by Ivan Sysoev — Many portraits and pictures are scattered throughout the book with an appendix describing the rise and fall of Doukhobor singing.

The Voice in the Wilderness
5
Letters to the Editor by Anton Kolesnikoff — This is a critique of The Inquirer's treatment of the zealot leader Sorokin and the taking of children away from their parents to New Denver, BC.

RCMP orderly in Sons Raid
7
Letters to the Editor by F. J. Mead — Mead of RCMP: Number of police in school raid was 60, not 200.

The New Look
8
Letters to the Editor by Nick Hrimakin — Author compliments The Inquirer with its new format.

The DI's Role in Understanding
8
Letters to the Editor by Misha Karnitsky — The journal in English continues to be of value to the community.

Hardy Pioneers Had Vision of Everlasting Peace
9
Letters to the Editor by William M. Chernoff — On the 11th of February (1955), in the Langham Town Hall, I had the honor and privilege of showing picture slides of early Doukhobor life.' Early Doukhobors in Canada encountered many hardships.

Hodge Podge
10
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Saskatchewan Arts Board purchases Bill Perehudoff's abstract painting 'Mother and Child'.

Christianity and Revolution in the Church  — 2
11
Feature by Peter Koltsoff — Church fathers in the 4th century invented mystical history to support personal power. Solution: free yourself from the church's hypnotism and intermediaries, and direct attention to the inner God.

What's Wrong With Our World, Sir?
15
Poetry Corner by Joe Fedosoff — The poem focuses on the folly of greed.

Meeting of the Consultative Committee on Doukhobors — 5
15
Minutes — John J. Verigin asks the media to distinguish the USCC from other Doukhobor groups. Also he raises the issue of communal vs. individual structures in ones life.

What is Man?
19
Feature by Dr. D. R. Cherry, Dr. H. E. Johns, Dr. Robert Paton, Rev. Robert Miller — Point of view on 'What is Man?' from professors of English, Physics, Philosophy, and Religion. Dr Paton: 'To understand man we must take man as he is in his physical, mental and organic whole.'

Slocan Power Problem
24
Feature by Paul Markoff — Paul Markoff: there's prejudice and discrimination against BC Doukhobors who have no vote in the Kootenays and who cannot get electrical power service. Instead government is considering exporting electrical power to the USA.

Union of Youth Have Active Program
26
News From BC by John J. Chernenkoff — On February 20th, a 30-member Union of Youth Choir visited Salmo with a program of singing, recitation, and discussions.

$70 Raised in Donations to DI
27
News From Sask. by Frances Horkoff, Misha Karnitsky — Singing and speeches in Kamsack, Saskatchewan featured the fundraising event for The Inquirer. A resolution was prepared opposing the rearming of Germany; message sent to Parliament.

Independent Doukhobors Invited to Join the UDC
28
News From Sask. by Misha Karnitsky — The Kamsack Branch of the Union of Doukhobors of Canada held a meeting on the question of unifying the Saskatchewan Doukhobors.

Religious Organization
29
Information by Nick W. Sherstobitoff — The origin of religion can never be known. It is shrouded in the haziness of the prehistoric age of man. All religions tend to develop into collectives  leading to societal unity.

The Teachings (Doctrine) of the Doukhobors — 1
30
Feature by Pavel Biryukov — Translated from Russian and taken from the book entitled 'Doukhobors' by Pavel Biryukov, a collection of articles , memoirs, letters and other documents (1908). Original taken from a memorandum written in 1805 by an unknown author.

Sports College says Stress is Major Cause of Disease
32
Sports by Sports College — Lloyd Percival: Relaxation takes top priority in controlling any stress.

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Vol. 2, no. 3 — April 1955

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Sowing Seeds on the Prairies.
By Joe W. Popoff,
Langham, Sask.
Lets Understand Each Other Via Universal Language
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — In view of the present crisis in this atomic age, world nations should consider a universal language as a medium of understanding. Esperanto is such a choice

Easter
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — On Easter day in 1895 Mathew Lebedev and 10 Doukhobors in the Caucasus decided not to serve in the army of the Tsar. They laid down their arms, were arrested, and were severely persecuted.

Important Business
4
An Appeal by Nick N. Kalmakoff — This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Union of Doukhobors of Canada. The Annual Convention is scheduled for Saskatoon, Sask., July 4th. Why has the USCC officially pulled out?

The Record Album
5
Information by Peter S. Bludoff — The Blaine Lake writer is impressed by three 78-RMP vinyl records by Doukhobors performing artists: Paul Chernoff in solo is accompanied by William Saliken

Doukhobors Send Letter to Minister, Protest War
6
Letters by George Semenoff — The Saskatoon Doukhobors sent a letter of grave concern to Lester B. Pearson, External Affairs Minister, Ottawa. They cite the danger of atomic weapons of mass destruction. Solution: abolish war and turn to nonviolent alternatives.

Delegation Visits Parliament
7
News From Sask. by Frances Horkoff — The Kamsack-Verigin Doukhobors met with Members of the Legislative Assembly in Regina on March 11th with an urgent message to protest all preparations for war. Peace and brotherhood is our slogan.

Choir Performs to a Large Audience
9
News From BC — Grand Forks Choir returned home from a busy two-week tour of the BC coast. Met 16,000 people. Hosted in homes. The goodwill tour gave chance to counter unfavourable press publicity and slanted writings by some authors and the so-called Sons of Freedom.

Annual Youth Festival To Be Held in Castlegar
9
News From BC — Notice of Annual Doukhobor Youth Festival to be held in Castlegar, BC April 30-May 1, 1955.

Instructor Prepares Choir For Tour
9
News From BC — Announcement of a proposed choir tour of western Canada by a group from Brilliant, BC under the leadership of Harry W. Vereschagin.

Sons Refuse to Meet Quakers
10
News From BC by Lucy Nazaroff and others — A group of six Sons of Freedom women send a letter to Dorothy Starr, editor of The Canadian Friend, informing their opposition to Emmett Gulley and his supporters.

USCC Choir Heard Over CBC
10
News From BC — The USCC Choir of Grand Forks, BC performed to radio audiences for the first time on a coast-to-coast CBC broadcast. The performance was recorded in Vancouver during their two-week tour of the coast.

Slavic Handicraft Display
11
News From Sask. — Handicraft articles donated by the Slavic countries as a goodwill gesture to Canadians were displayed at the Ukrainian Labor Temple in Saskatoon, Sask. March 17.

The Teachings (Doctrine) of the Doukhobors — 2
11
Feature by Pavel Biryukov — The anonymous article of 1805 contains teachings that were presented by the Doukhobors when they were subversive and functioning as an underground movement. Hence this interpretation may be suspect.

A Quiet Spring Day
14
Poetry Corner by Koozma J. Tarasoff — A quiet spring day has both symmetry and beauty.

Meeting of the Consultative Committee on Doukhobors — 6 15
Minutes — Speakers included Stuart Jamieson, John J. Verigin, Mr C. E. Clay, William Dixon, Harry B. Hawthorn, and Dr N. A. M. MacKenzie.

The Background of Doukhobor Origin — 1
19
Feature: Doukhobor History by William A. Soukoreff — Setting their religion on Christian and rationalistic basis, they proclaimed that the Kingdom of God is within us. They denounced all outward rites and dogmas.

Writer Visits Colonies in South America
22
Travel Notes by George Okulevich — Author of Vestnik describes his visit to a Russian colony of New Israelites in Uruguay and Argentina. Reveals that S. S. Sorokin has exploited the zealots.

Hodge Podge
22
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Doukhobor students at U of Sask. in Saskatoon include Sam Chernoff, Joseph Fedosoff, Mac Peregoodoff, Elaine M. Polovnikoff, Annette Strelioff, Mac Pereverzoff, Alex L. Osatchoff, Doris Hoodekoff, Pat P. Shukin, Dona M. Tomilin, and Alexander A. Gorkoff.

Truth Hurts the Eyes
24
Letters to the Editor by George A. Bloodoff — Congratulates The Inquirer for revealing new knowledge.

Opposes Education, Wants Children Returned
24
Letters to the Editor by J. Pozdnikoff — The letter is in answer to Mr. Deakoff of Michigan. 'Bring our children back to our parents.'

Claims Inquirer is Unscrupulous
25
Letters to the Editor by John J. Perepelkin — The author complains that The Inquirer has not published his article on culture. The Editor rejected it for one or more reasons of being irrelevant, incoherent, libelous, voluminous and not concise. This is a public press.

Sportsmanship Should be Stressed on all Levels
28
Sports by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Players should control their tempers and strive to be true athletes.

Will Our Sins Find Us?
30
Opinion by Michael M. Tomilin — Author contends that doing bad deeds will ultimately backfire.

Quaker on Payroll of BC Government
32
Information by Dorothy S. Starr — Emmett Gulley has represented the Quakers for the past three years, but has been on the payroll of the BC Government.

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Vol. 2, no. 4 — May 1955

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Luba is trying a new recipe – will she pick the right ingredients?
By Frances Faminow,
Vancouver, BC


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New Habits Needed to Solve Conflicts
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Rapid development of science needs to be tempered with morality if we are to survive.

A Tribute to a Great Scientist and Humanitarian
3
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — We cannot simultaneously plan for war and peace.'

External Affairs Minister Replies to Saskatoon Doukhobors
4
Letters by Lester B. Pearson — I fully sympathize with and share your grave concern at the alarming threat of a nuclear war.'

2000 Maintain Colorful Doukhobor Traditions at Annual Youth Festival
4
News From BC by Michael M. Tomilin — The 8th Annual Doukhobor Youth Festival brought out record attendance of 2000 in Castlegar, BC.

Enjoys Reading Inquirer — Offers Suggestion
6
Letters to the Editor by Pete Troobitscoff — Suggests symbols for Inquirer: Toil and Peaceful Life. The Welfare of All the World is Not Worth the Life of One Child.

Grateful to his Heritage
6
Letters to the Editor by George Harelkin — Observes that Doukhobor heritage is closer with God than others.

Tells Sons — Be Thankful to Tolstoy; Put Faith in God
7
Letters to the Editor by William Peter Deackoff — Gives tribute to educated Lev N. Tolstoy for saving the Doukhobors.

Whom Should the Younger Doukhobor Generation Believe
8
Letters to the Editor by Fred J. Fillipoff — Photo in Life Magazine Sept. 20, 1954 mixes up Elder Nick Fofonoff for Prince George.

Public Hearing re Doukhobor Land
10
News From BC — Commissioner Arthur E. Lord schedules public meetings for land claims in BC.

Hodge Podge
10
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Doukhobor youth attend 4-H competitions at Univ. of Sask. Smorgasbord supper has international flavour.

A Sound Mind in a Healthy Body Provides Balance in Life
11
Sports — We need to improve our athletic and fitness standard with exercise, proper diet, rest, and a good mental attitude.

Leadership of Doukhobors
13
Feature: Doukhobor History — 2 by William A. Soukoreff — The author describes the role of Sylvan Kalesnikoff, Illarion Pobirohin, Savely Kapustin and Lukeria Kalmykova in Doukhobor history.

A Philosophy of Life
16
Feature by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Start to build your philosophy by trusting your first-hand experience. Use your judgments as a landmark and guide, not as fixed points.

A Vision
19
Poetry Corner by Koozma J. Tarasoff — An ode to a vision of peace, friendship, and a future.

Literary Achievement by a Young Fairview Girl
20
Information — A 13-year-old from a small log cabin in Alberta won a world award for her poem.

Meeting of the Consultative Committee on Doukhobors
21
Minutes — Resolution: The media ought to use care to eliminate the word 'Doukhobor' from their news releases dealing with crime. Recognition of marriage in BC and Sask.

Must Face Facts — Constructive Attitude Required
25
Information — Advice for 7th UDC convention: Seek truth, balance, and well-organized resolutions.

Suggested Doukhobor Discussion Topics for the Convention
27
Information — Topics: well-defined aims and purpose; active membership; active youth; fees; The Inquirer.

Sons Send Letter to Orthodox Doukhobors Warning re Land Question
29
Poetry Corner by John J. Perepelkin, et al — Zealots: You have no right to occupy land without involving all Doukhobors who were in former CCUB.

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Vol. 2, no. 5 — June 1955

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Pioneering in Saskatchewan.
Artist unknown.
Doukhobor Land Question Requires Realistic Approach
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — All groups ought to cooperate in using the surplus fund for seniors homes, libraries, scholarships, seminars, and the promotion of the arts.

Birthday of a Province
3
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Pioneering qualities to celebrate are friendship, cooperation, courage, humbleness, and understanding.

Traditional Doukhobor Holiday Has Significance
4
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The spirit of love, understanding, and the recognition of human dignity needs to be applied today.

Youth Urged to Attend Convention
4
Information — Youth are urged to attend combined conference of Union of Young Doukhobors and UDC in Saskatoon July 3-4.

Doukhobor Convention Will Deal With Important Issues
5
Information by Nick N. Kalmakoff — Issues at UDC conference: lack of interest of youth, inter-group relations, and our role in the world.

The Teachings (Doctrine) of the Doukhobors — 3
6
Feature by Pavel Biryukov — Items include: souls, death, theatre, decorations, shaving beards, smoking, survival, and language.

Questionnaire Report
8
Feature by Nick W. Sherstobitoff — The Letters to the Editor, Editorials, and Editorial comments received the highest ratings. Local news were approved also. Satire disapproved.

Public Hearing re Land Question
10
News From BC — Royal commissioner Arthur E. Lord holds public hearings on the Doukhobor Lands Allotment Inquiry Act re 18,800 acres land in Kootenay-Boundary area.

Sons Appeal to United Nations
11
Telegram to UN by William M. Moojelsky, et al — Zealots strongly protest the abduction of 74 children to New Denver.

United Nations Replies
13
Letters by Leslie Chen — An acknowledgement to parents who sent a telegram to UN protesting abduction of their children in BC.

Land Commission Hearing Re-Opens
13
News From BC — Land commission re-opens in Grand Forks, BC

Improvement Needed in Canadian Fitness
13
Sports — Unfitness is a national disgrace causing absenteeism from work, injuries and fatigue and accidents.

Pioneer Experiences
16
Feature — Hardships shared on settlement, sod construction, working the land, hitching self to ploughs, and encounter with wolves.

Awaken Men
18
Poetry Corner by Michael M. Tomilin — Isn't it time for us to try for new and better life?

Doukhobors in Transcaucasia Split Over Recognition of a Leader, Denouncement of Militarism
18
Feature: Doukhobor History — 3 by William A. Soukoreff — After the death of Lukeria Kalmykova in 1886, a major split occurred. Mathew Lebedov was arrested for ceasing to be a soldier. Peter V. Verigin was exiled.

Meeting of the Consultative Committee on Doukhobors
22
Minutes — Doukhobor marriage and ceremony officiated before bread, salt and water. Birth registration.

Social Workers Discuss: Developing Human Community
26
Report by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Adult educators from many groups met to learn the tools of communications and development.

Desires Sunday School Program
29
Letters to the Editor by Muriel Zakshewski — Author sees need for Sunday School program for children as a way to instill interest in the future.

Hodge Podge
30
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — UDC has printed 200 draft mimeo copies of a book with 340 popular hymns for examination by delegates. Joe Popoff, artist, holds display in Saskatoon.

Records — Russian Folk Songs
32
Advertisement — Russian folk songs recorded by Fred Ziben, Frank Konken and Alex Konken.

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Vol. 2, no. 6 — July 1955

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Youth.
Artist unknown.

United Nations — Hope for World Peace
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — World leaders realize that we have to learn to live together or not live at all.

World Scientists Renounce War
3
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Einstein and eight other scientists signed an appeal to world leaders for an end to war lest humankind be destroyed by nuclear weapons.

Doukhobor Convention a Success?
4
Report — Highlights of the 7th Convention of the Union of Doukhobors of Canada in Saskatoon. 15 resolutions passed: genocide, land, peace, Inquirer, Book of Life.

Res Ipsa Loquitur
5
Column by Peter S. Faminow — Cites J. S. Woodsworth as man of conscience in Parliament. Forefathers were saintly as well. UN on its 10th anniversary. Stop killing now.

Doukhobor Principles Reaffirmed on 60th Anniversary. Telegram Sent to UN
6
News From BC by Michael P. Deakoff, Tom E. Dergousoff — On 60th anniversary of arms burning, Doukhobors reaffirm their stance for a non-killing society.

St. Peter's Day Celebrations at Salmo
7
News From BC by John J. Chernenkoff — Salmo Doukhobors observed the 60th anniversary of the arms burning by their forefathers in Russia. Harry W. Vereschagin addressed theme.

Sons Send Open Letter to Emmett Gulley
8
News From BC — An Open Letter protested the seizure of zealot children. Signed by seven mothers.

Sons Send Second Formal Petition to United Nations
8
News From BC — A second former zealot petition to the UN begs to hold a Human Rights Commission session on the plight of their children in New Denver.

Petrov Day in Canora Had Wide Representation
9
News From Sask. — 2000 people gathered in the Canora Fair Grounds to commemorate the 1895 arms burning in Russia. Singing and costumes added colour.

Rain Mars Celebrations
9
News From Sask. — Rain lowered attendance at annual Doukhobor peace day in Blaine Lake, Sask.

Pioneers Honored at Jubilee Program
9
News From Sask. — 95-year-old Mr. Chutskoff was honoured at 60th anniversary of Doukhobor arms burning in Russia. Parade recalled the past.

Prayer Home Officially Opened
10
News From Sask. by Misha Karnitsky — Kamsack Doukhobors officially opened a Prayer Home on June 22nd. Size: 30 by 60 feet.

St. Peter's Day
10
News From Sask. by Mike Postnikoff — Everyone must renounce violent ways today if humankind is survive. Event was held in Langham at the Epp School grounds.

Pelly Doukhobors Hold Successful Picnic
11
News From Sask. by Special Correspondent — Doukhobors of Pelly, Sask. hosted peace day picnic with singing, speeches, musical numbers, and food.

Speech at Jubilee Celebration by Pete Konkin
11
News From Sask. by Pete Konkin — Konkin praised Sask. on its 50th birthday and recognized the Doukhobor pioneers who burnt firearms in 1895 and settled in Canada in 1899. Hardships cited.

Plans to Visit Saskatchewan Jubilee Celebrations 13
Letters to the Editor by John J. Chernenkoff — Salmo BC writer plans to visit Sask. In August.

Strive for World Brotherhood
14
UDC Convention by Peter S. Faminow — Peter and Frances Faminow of Vancouver sent greetings to reaffirm the spirit of world brotherhood.

Greetings Sent From St. Peter's Day Festival
14
UDC Convention by Tom E. Dergousoff — Writer affirms 60th anniversary of arms burning in Russia.

Sons Appeal to Convention re Children
15
UDC Convention by Mable Barisoff, Nellie Rezansoff — A Committee of zealot mothers appeal for help to free their 'kidnapped' children in New Denver.

Slav Congress Sends Greetings
15
UDC Convention by John Boychuk, Mary Vukelich — The Canadian Slav Congress greets the Convention with a resolve to continue the struggle for peace on earth.

Greets Convention With Three Proposals
15
UDC Convention by John G. Bondoreff — This Blaine Lake Sask. elder proposes: seek whereabouts of Peter P. Verigin in USSR, do not respect political parties, and build seniors homes.

Iskra Greets the Convention
16
UDC Convention by Peter P. Legebokoff — Editor of Iskra reaffirms truth, freedom, strength in union and brotherly love.

The Convention in Brief
17
UDC Convention — Thirteen resolutions were passed, six rejected. Membership dues raised from 50 cents to $1.

Convention Reports
19
UDC Convention — Reports on The Inquirer, Doukhobor Book of Life printing, and singing tour. Inquirer budget is $1960.

Resolutions
23
UDC Convention — Resolutions: publish hymn book; celebrate the Sask. and Alberta Jubilees; ban the bomb; promote peace for all; media to use care in reporting; choir tour; response to the New Denver issue.

Convention Chatter
26
UDC Convention — Exemption from military service explained. Zealot concerns explained by Vladimir Hanceroff about the forceful taking away of their children.

The Gentle Breeze
28
Poetry Corner by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Breeze says: 'Strive for the best throughout the lands.'

Hodge Podge
29
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Two outdoor clay and brick ovens built at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon. Fresh bread a hit. Contributions of pioneers cited.

What is the RCYO?
30
Guest Article by Stan Linkovich — The Russian Canadian Youth Organization has a magazine, choir, dance group, sports program, film showings, debates, socials. Support peace.

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Vol. 2, no. 7 — August 1955

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Fruit basket.
Artist unknown.
What is Peaceful Coexistence?
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Coexistence has taken a new meaning as a result of a world dominated by the shadow of nuclear war. We must have trust to survive together.

Let's Try to Improve Ourselves
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — To become well adjusted citizens of the world, we need to work on improving our full potential.

Maybe
4
Feature by Peter S. Bludoff — Man has a balancing act to stay alive, overcome hate and violence, and work towards a sense of harmony in our Universe.

Res Ipsa Loquitur
6
Column by Peter S. Faminow — Peter tells the story of how sunflower seeds broke the ice when sunflower seeds were passed around to 18 young Soviet athletes.

Sudden Death of Popular Singer Shocks the Community
7
News From BC — Popular Russian folk and religious singer Paul Chernoff in Grand Forks died of a heart attack at age 33.

1500 Attend 21st USCC Declaration Day Anniversary
8
News From BC — Close to 1500 people attended a meeting and picnic in Grand Forks in celebrating the USCC Declaration. Molokans, Quakers and others were visitors.

Drowning and Sawmill Accidents Claim Two Lives
9
News From BC — 2500 came to pay tribute to Peter P. Konkin who drowned. Also hundreds came to the funeral of Peter Koftinow, a sawmill accident victim.

Soviet Ambassador Entertained
9
News From Sask. — Sobranie in Blaine Lake honoured Dimitri S. Chuvahin, Soviet Ambassador to Canada. Choral singing followed. Question: delegation to Russia, Anna Markova, Peter P. Verigin.

Car Collision Fatal to Well Known Doukhobor Elder 
10
News From Sask. — Alex Popoff, Sr. of Blaine Lake (father of Eli A. Popoff of BC) died in car collision. Deceased was born in Russia in 1876. Exiled to Siberia. Came to Canada in 1905.

Doukhobors Raise Money for DI by Baking Bread
10
News From Sask. — Money raised from bread baking venture donated to The Inquirer.

Hodge Podge
10
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Fred Ogloff's first attempt to swim Christina Lake foiled by strong currents. John Mahonin built brick oven in Yorkton for use at Pion-Era.

Dedicated to the Late Paul M. Chernoff, Grand Forks, BC
11
Poetry Corner by Michael M. Tomilin — A Dedication to a popular young singer Paul M. Chernoff.

What is Physical Education?
12
Sports by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Give me an athlete with good attitude and character and I'll make a great athlete out of him.

Clarifies Misquoted Statements
13
Letters to the Editor by Steve S. Faminow  — If parents break the law, they (not their children) should be responsible.

Scenes of the Union of Doukhobors of Canada 7th Convention
15
Photos by Koozma J. Tarasoff — UDC Executive at the 7th Convention in Saskatoon. Blaine Lake Youth Choir.

Finds Convention Interesting and Educational
17
Letters to the Editor by Michael Dergousoff — Participant at UDC Conference found it educational and entertaining.

A Worthy Venture
18
Letters to the Editor by Alex W. Vereschagin — A California Doukhobor enjoys The Inquirer.

An Act of a Good Samaritan
18
Letters to the Editor by Mable Barisoff, Nellie Rezansoff — Zealot mothers thank UDC for defending the unjust actions of the BC authorities re children in New Denver.

Exclusive and Unconditional Exemption?
19
Letters to the Editor by William P. Sherstobitoff — An Order in Council in 1940 to COs changed wording from exemption to indefinite postponement of military service.

The Law as it Applied to Conscientious Objectors Before the Doukhobors Came to Canada
20
Feature by National War Regulations — Sub-Section 3 of Sec. 21 of the Militia Act, Chap. 41 of the Revised Statutes of Canada.

The Law as it Applied After the Arrival of the Doukhobors
21
Feature by National War Regulations — The government gives absolute immunity from Military Service. Signed Joh G. McGree, Clerk of Privy Council.

The Order in Council as it Applies Now    22
22
Feature by National War Regulations — Privy Council 7215 provides indefinite postponement of military training to applicants. Signed by A. D. P. Heeney, Privy Council.

The Doukhobors of British Columbia by Harry B. Hawthorn
25
Book Reviews by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Book is largely based on Report of the Doukhobor Research Committee 1952. Report dealt primarily with the Krestova-Brilliant problem, but non-Doukhobors implicated.

Pioneer Stories of the Doukhobors on the Prairies 1
27
Feature by Inquirer — Whispering prayers, massaging heads and magic spells were early healing practices on the prairies.

A New Definition of Religion
28
Information by Katherine McCaughtry — You may worship the Sun or Jehovah or Christ or Confucius or Buddha, and not be religious. One may walk outside the pale of all creeds and be blind to all Gods.

What Makes a Good Meeting
29
Information by National Council of Social Work — Ask about weaknesses, strong points, and improvements when you attend your next meeting.

An Early Doukhobor Village
30
Feature by H. A. Kennedy — From Kennedy's Book of the West, 1925: dwellings with intelligent design, pleasant folk, great clay oven, girls singing, pacifist folk. Not criminal.

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Vol. 2, no. 8 — September 1955

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Cattails and Birds.

Artist unknown.
School Bells Ring Again
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — In school the child develops new horizons, gains new friendships, socially accepted mores, and a chance to share in building a better future.

An Ethically Bad Principle
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Judge Arthur E. Lord of the Commission on Doukhobors recommends spying, but spying is a Gestapo method that is not acceptable in a democratic society.

Vegetarianism — A Moderating Influence
3
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The pros and cons of vegetarianism are examined. Even a reliance only on fruits and vegetables for food, one still cannot escape destroying living cells.

Western Citizenship Conference
4
Feature by Koozma J. Tarasoff — 2nd Youth Conference in Banff Sept. 4-5 increased leadership skills in inter-group relations. Education, economic improvement and legislation useful to overcome prejudice.

Christianity and Revolution in the Church — 3
10
Feature by Peter Koltsoff — Author reveals that the Niacine Council in 325 destroyed several copies of the Gospel so as to hide the true nature of Christ.

I Am a Citizen of the World
14
Feature by Peace News — The differences between the US Soldier's Code and the World Citizen's Code.

September Breeze
16
Poetry Corner by Steve S. Faminow — September breeze, so fresh and pure is Nature's autumn touch.

Claims Bonner Bypassed Top Advice of Sons
16
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — Mennonite spokesman Abraham Driedger condemned kidnapping of zealot children to New Denver. Suggests compensation for loss of lands in Sask.

Goverment to act on Recommendations of Judge Lord after Exhaustive Inquiry
17
News From BC — Judge Lord headed a lands inquiry in 1953 to find the best method of returning lands to BC Doukhobors.

Lundbreck — Community Activities Reviewed in Annual Report
19
News From Alberta by Steve S. Faminow — The Lundbreck-Cowley Doukhobor community held its annual meeting. Reaffirmed its support to construct a community home.

Funeral Held for Elder. Poem Read
20
News From Sask. — IInstead of flowers, support for Sunday School class supported by surviving family.

Yorkton: Doukhobors Take Part in Pion-Era Festival
21
News From Sask. by George W. Bloodoff — Men demonstrated how pioneers sawed lumber. Women hitched themselves to a plough.

Music Has a Place in Our Lives
22
Opinion by Frances Horkoff — I would like to see music written for all our hymns and songs — that way they'll live forever.'

Attends International Vegetarian Confab
24
Letters to the Editor by Olga Biryukov — Olga Biryukov of Geneva reports on International Congress of Vegetarianism in Paris. Recalls her visit to Saskatchewan. She is daughter of Pavel Biryukov, Tolstoy's biographer.

Hodge Podge
25
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Bill Perehudoff's most recent commission is a mural at the depot of the Sask. Transportation Company. Currently he works for Modern Press in Saskatoon.

Working With Volunteers
28
Feature by Julia Abrahamson — With organization and care, volunteers can provide an invaluable service to society. Grow, learn, make decisions, be friendly, do not take them for granted.

Did You Know That Sports Skills Are Not Born
31
Sports by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Once you have selected the right sport or job, work hard to attain success.

Heat
31
Poetry Corner by P. N. Tarasoff — The icebergs of the mind make us cool and free.

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Vol. 2, no. 9 — October 1955

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The Don Cossack.

By William Novakshonoff,
Buchanan, Sask.
In Search of a Doukhobor King
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — It is doubtful that a search for a Doukhobor king (Peter P. Verigin, III) will bring peace and happiness to the Doukhobor family. Equality has challenged divinity.

Is Censorship Merited?
3
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — What is needed is not more freedom, nor more controls, but a new public responsibility. Liberty is useful according to John Stuart Mills.

Hodge Podge
3
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Of 9000 Conscientious Objectors in Canada in 1944, about 2000 were Doukhobors 20%, also Mennonites 63% and others13%.

Shameless Tears
5
Feature by Florence S. Faminow — The writer is thankful to her parents for sending her to school and encouraging her to go on to complete her studies.

A Dream Come True
6
Letters to the Editor by John I. Pereverseff — The surplus fund from the sale of community land could be used for seniors homes.

Museum is the Place for Traditional Clothes
7
Letters to the Editor by Ethel Kanigan — The place for our traditional attire is not in our Community Halls, but in a museum.

A $142,000 Question
8
Letters to the Editor by William A. Soukoreff — The best plan offered is to use the surplus funds from the $142,111.07 left from CCUB receivership be used for seniors homes or helping the needy. Details presented.

Delegation to USSR Discussed at Meeting
10
Letters to the Editor by Vladimir Hanceroff — The question of sending delegates to the Soviet Union is not only of concern to the USCC but to all.

Courage
11
Sports by Wilsey Outlook — The poem by Wilsey Outlook personifies a positive attitude of the athlete and is recommended for memorizing by the Sports College Testing Group.

Hall Improvements Discussed
13
News From BC by John J. Chernenkoff — A projection room is proposed for a meeting hall in Salmo.

Singing Recorded as Guests Entertained
13
News From BC — Molokan hymn sung at party in Salmo.

Burden on Government to Unfreeze Land
13
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — Fear was expressed at the Lord hearing that if any or all of the 18,000 acres was purchased by the Doukhobors, there was no assurance of stability from zealot attacks.

Interdenominational Service Held
14
News From Sask. by Walter P. Strukoff — Doukhobors were amongst the first pioneers to settle in the Pelly district. Interdenominational service told.

It's as Easy to Wipe Out Hunger as it was to make the Hydrogen Bomb 15
Feature by Lord Boyd-Orr — Scientific knowledge if applied properly could end poverty, wars, and the dreaded H-Bombs.

What Do You Think
19
Opinion by Mac Pereversoff — People are giants in the knowledge of science, but midgets in the knowledge of themselves. Is man nasty, brutish, noble or charitable?

Anastasia's Daughter
20
Book Reviews by Nick W. Sherstobitoff — The significance of the book is that the novelist Gaie Taylor has finally discovered a rich field of writing. The Doukhobor society provides an excellent subject.

Christianity and Revolution in the Church — 4
23
Feature by Peter Koltsoff — Secret of Bishop: We perform a service not to God but to people; this drama is an event primarily not for the people but to the vanity of their  princes.

They Came to Learn
27
Feature by Peter S. Bludoff — A visit to Saskatchewan of Russian agro-scientists described. Lack of interpreters was a problem in understanding PFRA and farming.

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Vol. 2, no. 10 — November 1955

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World Friendship.

By Joe W. Popoff,
Langham, Sask.
No Room for Dogmatic Beliefs
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Whenever we are about to express a notion as a dogmatic truth, let us think twice before we make any snap judgments.

Was Doukhobor Concept, Through Tolstoy, Borrowed From America?
3
Feature by Inquirer — William Lloyd Garrison's Declaration of Sentiments was published in Lev Tolstoy's book, then adopted by Peter V. Verigin in exile. It was against all wars and politics.

Doukhobor Districts Urged to Take Advantage of Choir Leader
5
Information by Nick N. Kalmakoff — The UDC Executive has arranged for Harry W. Vereschagin to tour western Canada Doukhobor settlements and hold choral workshops.

Letter Sent to Peace Congress
6
Letter by Stanley J. Petroff, Nick N. Kalmakoff — UDC sends greetings to the Forum of the Canadian Peace Congress in Toronto in support of disarmament and peace.

Doukhobor Culture
7
Opinion by Elaine Polovnikoff — Student suggests that national songs, dances, and Russian language courses be included in the enrichment and preservation of Doukhobor culture.

Hodge Podge
9
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Nadya Konkin and George Shukin achieved top scores at the Kamsack 4-H day.

The Farmer
12
Poetry Corner by Ethel Kanigan — There is life, beauty and drama on the farm.

The Second Mile. Ethics in Engineering
12
Feature by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Reliability, courtesy, competency, and maturity are standards to strive for in ones profession as well as in life.

Fifth World Youth Festival
14
Feature by Natalia Aksaniuk — A Saskatoon student attended the 5th World Festival of Youth and Students in in Warsaw, Poland and writes of her impressions.

Death of Peter Verigin Recalled at Service
16
News From BC — A memorial service was held for Peter V. Verigin who died in October 1924 in a still-unsolved train explosion.

Sons of Freedom Mothers Plead With Premier for Return of Children
17
News From BC — Zealot mothers plead before Premier Bennett for the return of their children from New Denver. So far 40 children have been forcefully taken.

Gulley Asked to Free Children
17
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — A delegation of zealot women gathered at the home of Quaker Emmett Gulley pleading for the release of their children from New Denver.

Scholarship for M. Chernoff
18
News From Sask. by Kamsack Times — Michael Chernoff of Kamsack is one of two Saskatchewan students awarded a university scholarship to Queen's University in Kingston. Had 94.8 average for four years.

Society Holds Ceremony in Prelude to Building a Home
18
News From Sask. — The Doukhobor Society of Saskatoon held a prayer ceremony before building a Community Home. Koozma Tarasoff, Sr. turned the first sod.

Tree Planting Project
19
News From Sask. by Walter P. Strukoff — The Pelly Doukhobor Society planted trees at the Peaceful Cove Cemetery.

Sons of Freedom and J. J. Verigin
19
Feature by Inquirer — Letter by zealots to Judge Arthur E. Lord is reprinted as 'Clarification re J. J. Verigin'. In hijack manner, zealots claim all Doukhobors are zealots and Freedomites are scapegoats for the Verigins. Sees S. S. Sorokin as champion.

Editorial Comment on 'Sons' Letter
23
Editor's Comment by Inquirer — Letter is full of half-truths and falsehoods, probably composed by outside agitators. Suggests Sorokin was brought to Canada in as a social experiment to disrupt Doukhobors.

Vereschagin Guest Speaker at Special Evening Program
25
News From Sask. by Nick N. Kalmakoff — Elder master introduces four-part singing in western Canada tour doing an official launch in Canora.

A Long Time Ago
27
Short Story by Frances Horkoff — The story begins with the opening and closing of a box stove in winter on an early Saskatchewan farm. Family members are recalled. A surprise ending.

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Vol. 2, no. 11 — December 1955

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The Welcome Door.

By William Novakshonoff,
Buchanan, Sask.
The Real Meaning of Christmas
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Cooperating to avert a world catastrophe is the heart of the matter. Love is central to understanding, goodwill and reconciliation.

Doukhobors Should Re-Apply for Release of Children
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Suggests that Doukhobors should make a second application to government to release zealot children and send them to school.

The Challenge of Mars
4
Poetry Corner by Jessie Wallace Hughan — We defy thee, O Mars, to stop the slaughter of humankind.

Why are Doukhobor Land-Holders Classed as Aliens — Jaycees Question
5
News From BC by Grand Forks Gazette — Why are Doukhobor land-holders in Grand Forks classified as 'aliens' by the land registry office? Being placed on the Voter's List requires special effort.

Malloff Offers as 'Forks Alderman
5
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — Bill A. Malloff, a Grand Forks merchant, is the first candidate of the Russian speaking group to contest an aldermanic seat in the civic election.

Sculptor's Work Praised at Coast
5
News From BC by Dave Rowntree — A young Castlegar sculptor is making a name for himself in Vancouver by exhibiting two pieces at the Vancouver's annual Fall show.

Union of Youth (USCC) Hold Organizational Convention
6
News From BC by John J. Chernenkoff — Union of Youth Convention held in Brilliant. To increase Iskra readers, it was decided to have a young folks page in English. Decision was influenced by The Inquirer.

Inquirer Greets Youth Convention
8
News From BC by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Hopes that the spirit of inquiry and friendship will prevail and the Union of Youth reorganizes.

Sons of Freedom Pleads
8
News From BC — Delegation of 23 in Nelson pleads to Magistrate William Evans to return their children. Parents claim dogs were used to intimidate the children.

Amateur Night a Big Success
10
News From Sask. by George A. Bloodoff, W. W. Kabatoff — The Doukhobor Society of Verigin held a successful fund-raising amateur night in November. A variety of talent.

Local Branch of UDC Holds Meeting
11
News From Sask. by Muriel Zakshewski — A meeting urged the Dept. of Education to complete all exams before the 29th day of June allowing Doukhobors to celebrate this historic holiday.

Prayer Home Described by Resident
12
News From Sask. by Frances Horkoff — To accommodate funerals, the Kamsack Doukhobors decided to construct a Community Home with modern kitchen facilities to accommodate 100.

Pelly Local Active in Fund Raising Campaign
13
News From Sask. — Despite cold weather, Pelly Doukhobors held a fundraising tea.

Little Festival' to be held During Holidays
14
News From Sask. — A 'little festival' is schedule for Canora during the Christmas holidays.

News From the Union of Doukhobors of Canada
14
Information by Nick N. Kalmakoff — Doukhobor elder spoke in Canora at the beginning of his choir workshops in Saskatchewan. I cannot believe I am among 'backward' Doukhobors, he said.

Memoirs of My Father and Mother — 1
16
Feature by Olga Biryukov — Pavel Biryukov, born in Russia in 1859, did much to promote the survival and unity of Russian Doukhobor migrants to Canada. Shocked by the church and state in waging wars.

A New Years Resolution
19
Opinion by Florence S. Faminow — Surgical nurse Florence S. Faminow writes there is a need for love and reality when parents leave their children for operations such as removing tonsils.

Christian is Bound to be a Pacifist
22
Feature by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The new spirit of understanding or love is the answer to a new world-order.

Says Doukhobors Should Appoint Committee to Look into Land Foreclosure Proceedings
26
Letters to the Editor by Nick N. Plotnicove — Vancouver elder suggests Doukhobors set up a committee to investigate the appalling foreclosure results of the CCUB in 1938.

DI — The Seeker of Truth
27
Letters to the Editor by Peter S. Vereschagin — I have returned from the place where the children of the Sons of Freedom are held in captivity. Inquirer should be called 'The Seeker of Truth'.

A Need for Active Participation in Struggle for World Peace
27
Letters to the Editor by Dorothy Morrison — Doukhobor people have much to offer in the struggle for a better world where peace will prevail. The Inquirer's role is ensured.

Says Meat Eating is Undesirable and Unchristian
28
Letters to the Editor by Alex P. Relkoff — We must not have our hands dripping with the gore and blood of animals.

Do We Have to Hate 'Em to Win?
29
Sports Corner by Lloyd Percival — Using hate as an incentive is primitive in philosophy and inefficient in effect. It has no place in sport.

Hodge Podge
31
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Norman Rebin won a public speaking contest in Saskatoon. Mildred Fahrni of Fellowship of Reconciliation visited the zealots in Krestova who responded with warm hospitality.

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Vol. 2, no. 12 — January 1956

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Bringing in the New Year.

Artist unknown.
Isn't It Strange
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Isn't it strange that man often chooses the violent path?

Don't Be Afraid to Admit Your Mistakes
3
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Our attitude to admit mistakes and face reality is an indication that we are alive.

USCC Senior Choir Celebrates Tenth Anniversary
4
News From BC by Grand Forks Gazette — The men's choir was organized in 1945 by Bill Kootnekoff who still heads it, but now it includes women as well.

Favourable Comment Received by Artist
5
News From BC by Hanna Antifaev — Francis Faminow received favourable comment for her eleven scenic and portrait oil paintings at the Vancouver Art Centre.

Six More Children to Denver Home
5
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — With six more zealot children apprehended, the total at New Denver is now 82.

The Doukhobor Story to be Filmed
6
News From Sask. — Jim F. C. Wright and friends have teamed up to create a scenario for a film on Doukhobors to take place largely in Blaine Lake. For TV.

Little Festival Big Success
7
News From Sask. by Koozma J. Tarasoff — A 120 voice choir, conducted by Harry W. Vereschagin, highlighted a four-hour festival of song and speeches in Canora. Editor spoke about the growth of a new idea.

Choir Instructor's Visit Created Great Interest
10
News From Sask. by John Strukoff — Choir instructor's visit to the Pelly area has stimulated much local interest.

Vereschagin to Instruct in Various Centres
10
News From Sask. — Choir instructor is scheduled to go to Kylemore, Watson, Saskatoon, Langham and Blaine Lake.

Mahonin Starts Fund for Russian Typewriter
10
News From Sask. — John J. Mahonin of Verigin, Sask has begun a fund to acquire a Russian typewriter for The Inquirer.

Freedom of Conscience in USSR
11
Information by Olga Biryukov — Although there are many COs to be found in prisons, the common method is such as to not make a martyr of them.

Doukhobor Highlights in 1955
12
Feature by Inquirer — Highlights for one year: UDC convention, Union of Youth convention, pioneers honoured, Peace Day observed, singing popular, peace is primary, zealots protest, art is booming. land issue, Bonch-Bruevich died, community homes built.

Memoirs of My Father and Mother — 2
20
Feature by Olga Biryukov — Pavel Biryukov renounced his land inheritance and distributed it amongst the peasants. He organized the publishing house Posdrednik (Mediator). Biographer of Tolstoy.

Hodge Podge
25
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Plans proceeding on documentary film on Doukhobors.

Pamphlet Could Spread Better Understanding
28
Letters to the Editor by Alec P. Wishlow — A brief handout on the Doukhobors is urgently needed.

Future for The Inquirer is Unlimited
31
Letter to the Editor by Pete C. Maloff — The future for The Inquirer is unlimited.

Introducing the series: Man and His Ideas
31
Man and His Ideas — 1 by Inquirer — Twelve lectures at U of Sask. by philosopher Dr Robert Paton will explore the dominant ideas of the world.

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Vol. 3, no. 1 — February 1956

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Worship and Song.
A Study in Abstract.

By Bill Perehudoff,
Saskatoon, Sask.


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Traditional Doukhobor Songs Heard at Rally Attended by 1000
1a
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — The Nelson Ministerial Assoction and USCC sponsored a youth concert of goodwill in Nelson. The traveling ambassadors sang hymns and songs.

Doukhobors Remember Children in Detention
1b
News From BC — Doukhobors of Vancouver and New Westminster raised monies for detained children in New Denver.

Amateur Night at New Westminster Proceeds in Aid to DI
1b
News From BC— An amateur night in New Westminster raised funds for The Inquirer.

Capacity Crowd Thrilled by Choir
1b
News From BC by John J. Chernenkoff — Frank Konken, MC, introduced his 30-voice choir at concert in Salmo.

Brotherhood Week in Canada
2
Editorial by Frazer Earle — The study of psychology says that children can learn brotherhood instead of hostility and prejudice. Goal: dignity and rights to all.

Curtain Falls on 'The Doukhobor Story'
4
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The National Film Board rejects a documentary film proposal on Doukhobors. Here is a missed opportunity to differentiate zealots from Doukhobors.

Must Protect Human Rights CCF Leader Tells Commons
5
New From Ottawa — M. J. Caldwell, leader of the CCF party, spoke in the House of Commons. He cited discriminatory legislation in Canada against Doukhobors, Hutterites, others.

Truth is One
7
Anniversary Articles by Olga Biryukov — The Doukhobor demand for truth, the straight and honest application of Christianity to life, no matter what the cost, provides a new era for humanity.

Res Ipsa Loquitur
8
Anniversary Articles by Peter S. Faminow — Lawyer Peter Faminow evaluates The Inquirer on its two year anniversary. Fair comment, constructive editorials, good humor, excellent covers were cited.

A World to Our Students
12
Anniversary Articles by Eli A. Popoff — Author challenges educated young students to be tactful, broad-based, and more delicate in the evaluation of their heritage.

The DI is Becoming an Institution
14
Anniversary Articles by Steve S. Faminow — As a unifying bond among Doukhobors, The Inquirer has shown courage, commitment, hard work, clear thinking, and the ability to transcend boundaries.

On the Anniversary of The Inquirer
16
Anniversary Articles by William A. Soukoreff — Praises The Inquirer for abandoning narrow dogmatism, pursuing a broader democratic outlook and working for a warless world.

Human Dignity
19
Anniversary Articles by Peter S. Bludoff — Through The Inquirer, a balanced integrated society may evolve sooner when each of us has learned to feel the value of human dignity.

Need to Sow Before we Reap
22
Anniversary Articles by Stanley J. Petroff — Thanks to Mary Sherstobitoff, the editor, and volunteers for stimulating the youth to express themselves through a monthly journal.

National Film Board Rejects The Doukhobor Story
24
News From Sask. by Jim F. C. Wright — Wright replies to NFB about the rejection of his documentary script on Doukhobors which had cooperation of Lawrence Cherry, Peter Bludoff, and The Inquirer.

Society Holds Annual Meeting
27
News From Sask. — First annual meeting of the registered Doukhobor Society of Saskatoon was held at their newly built Doukhobor Home. Peter N. Postnikoff, Chairman. John F. Papove, sec. treas.

Central Regional Festival to be Held
27
News From Sask. — Saskatoon will host a combined 100-voice choir as a culmination of Harry W. Vereschagin's choir instruction tour of Sask. MC will be Peter G. Makaroff.

Instructor Speaks to Youth on Doukhobor Faith
27
News From Sask. by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Elder choir leader says that Jesus Christ was a Doukhobor because he renounced the theory of violence and followed the path of reason and love.

Memoirs of My Father and Mother — 3
29
Feature by Olga Biryukov — Switzerland was the main refuge for Russian emigres. Here Pavel Biryukov established Free Thought, published news on Doukhobors. Visitors included Bonch-Bruevich, Lenin, Peter V. Verigin. Wife was a talented teacher.

Hodge Podge
33
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The Tovarishchi of Castlegar, BC, have recorded four more Russian songs.

Sports Section & The Inquirer
34
Sports by Koozma J. Tarasoff — A balance in mind and body is needed in life, an ideal long known by the ancient Greeks.

My Trip to the Ecumenical Conference in Ohio, USA
36
Feature by Peggy Perverzoff — Sixteen students at Ecumenical Conference discussed pacifism, world affairs, spirituality, and purposeful living.

Doukhobors and Education in British Columbia
38
Opinion by William W. Soukoreff — UBC student discusses some USCC Doukhobors who fear higher education may be incompatible with pacifism. Scholarships needed.

Inquirer
42
Poetry Corner by Ignat P. Antifeev — The poem in Russian is an ode to the high road spirit of The Inquirer.

A Man
43
Poetry Corner by Laura Bloodoff — A man's no bigger than the way he treats his fellow-man.

Genuine Peace Requires Love and Understanding
44
Opinion by Frances Horkoff — Genuine peace requires raising economics of all people so they would have the nutriments for life, prosperity and livelihood.

Peace and Politics
45
Opinion by George A. Bloodoff — Does it mean that because our forefathers burnt their firearms, today we should be complacent about political affairs?

Impressed by Festival — Urges Further Participation
47
Letters to the Editor by S. A. Androsoff — More festivals are needed as well as appropriate lectures to entice young people to appreciate Doukhoborism.

Challenges Youth to Hold Arts & Crafts Exhibition
47
Letters to the Editor by Frances Horkoff — Urges UDC to collect fine pieces of craftsmanship in preparation for an exhibition of the creative arts. Purpose: to show our worth as creative citizens.

Let's Profit by Past Mistakes
48
Letters to the Editor by Alex P. Relkoff — War is profitable for arms makers. How can we learn from past wars?

Enjoys DI, But Questions Value of Sports Page
49
Letters to the Editor by A. A. Wishlow — Why sports in The Inquirer?

Whom to Believe
50
Letters to the Editor by John G. Bondoroff — Author cites a conversation with Soviet ambassador Chuvahin who said there was no exemption from military service to anyone.

Doukhobor Highlights Provides Valuable Resume
52
Letters to the Editor by Nick N. Plotnicove — Claims that Queen Victoria promised Doukhobors certain freedoms. Editor: We cannot find anywhere in Doukhobor history where Queen Victoria made any promises to the Doukhobors.

Grateful For Freedom of Conscience
54
Letters to the Editor by Fred J. Fillipoff — Doukhobors should be grateful for the freedom of conscience granted to conscientious objectors and for the maintenance of that institution.

More on the Subject of Meat and Vegetarianism
54
Letters to the Editor by William F. Chutskoff — Discussion on vegetarianism. Editor: vegetarianism should not be confused as being part of religious tenets of the Doukhobors.

Vereschagin's Visit Attracted Many Youth
57
News From Sask. by M. A. Bayduk — Harry W. Vereschagin's choir instruction tour gave us a new spirit of fellowship in our lives as well as taught us new singing skills.

The Grand Festival a Great Success
58
News From Sask. by Annette Kalmakoff — The Grand Festival in Kamsack featured a 180 voice choir conducted by Harry W. Vereschagin.

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Vol. 3, no. 2 — March 1956

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A Prairie Scene in Spring.

By Joe W. Popoff,
Langham, Sask.
The Racial Issue
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Supremacy issue is outmoded. It is only a question of time before such practices as lynching, segregation and color prejudice are eliminated from human history.

Doukhobors and the Federation of Russian-Canadians
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Closer ties between the Federation of Russian Canadians and Doukhobors are encouraged. Plan to send youth to World Youth Festival in Moscow In 1957.

A Doukhobor 'Synod' Meets
3
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Saskatchewan Doukhobors met in Saskatoon in February and discussed standardization of ritual in prayer, wedding ceremonies, funerals, etc.

Let Us Unite
5
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The Inquirer endorses Peter M. Gretchen's plea for unity of Doukhobor youth with outreach to Molokans, Quakers, Mennonites, and others.

Iskra Establishes a Relief Fund: Olga Birukoff Fund
6
Feature by Inquirer Inquirer has agreed to work with Iskra in fund raising to support Olga Biryukov of Switzerland. Her father Pavel and Lev N. Tolstoy assisted Russian Doukhobors to Canada.

Doukhobors and Education
8
Feature by Nick W. Sherstobitoff — When 40 Doukhobors are currently enrolled at University of Sask., practically no BC students are in UBC. Discusses the reasons 'why'. Sees higher education especially valuable.

An Autobiographical Sketch of Harry Vereschagin
10
Feature by Harry W. Vereschagin — Born in Kars, Caucasus in 1885. Father was arrested and exiled. Came to BC in 1911. Excelled as singer. Went to Russia in 1925 to invite Peter P. Verigin. In 1930 denied visa to Russia.

Hunting for Seneca Root
12
Feature by Frances Horkoff — Reminiscences of early pioneer women and children hunting for Seneca roots, then selling them for medicinal purposes.

Friendship and Understanding Theme of Visit
15
News From BC by Grand Forks Gazette — Young inter-denominational singers performed in Grand Forks as bridge-building event.

Public to be Allowed to See Denver Home
16
News From BC by Inquirer — With 85 zealot children in New Denver, efforts are being made to open the secrecy of this institution.

Dept. of Education to Take Over Institution for Sons' Children
17
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — The New Denver institution will be transferred to the Provincial Dept. of Education.

Advises Sale of Land to Doukhobors 17
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — Interim Report of Justice A. E. Lord requests a survey of crown-owned Doukhobor lands in BC.

Kidnapping' of Freedomite Children, 'Confiscation' of Lands Called Illegal
18
News From BC by Grand Forks Gazette — Abraham Driedger in public meeting suggested hate be replaced with love in the kidnapping of zealot children to New Denver.

Proceeds of Banquet go to Peace Council
19
News From BC by Michael P. Deakoff — Money was raised for the BC Peace Council from proceeds of banquet in New Westminster.

Educating Sons' Children Will be 'Long Business'
19
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — Teacher Connie White of New Denver says it will take years to persuade zealots to send their children to public schools.

Children's Attendance at School 'Far From Voluntary'
20
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — Zealot mothers object to harassment of the RCMP.

Choir Organizer Creates Interest
21
Manitoba News by Frank K. Popoff — As a result of Harry W. Vereschagin's choral workshops, the Benito Doukhobors will now have a choir.

Doukhobor Damage $14 Million; Identity of Murderer 'Known'
21
News From BC by Trail Daily Times — James Johnston of CPR said that Canadian taxpayers have paid about $14 million since 1923 for alleged 'Doukhobor depredations'. Suggests 1924 explosion was caused by time bomb.

Former Chairman of UDC Comments on Johnston's Statement
22
News From Manitoba by Inquirer — William P. Sherstobitoff calls Johnston's statement on 1924 explosion 'utterly fantastic'. Says report is unfair to the vast majority of Doukhobors and is a conspiracy to designed to 'prime the pump'.

First Saskatoon Doukhobor Regional Festival Held
23
News From Sask. by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Vereschagin's choir workshops have revived the Doukhobor spirit. 210 voice choir sang together. Peter G. Makaroff, MC reaffirms belief in love of God as exemplified in love of fellow man.

Six Districts to Participate in Outdoor Festival
28
News From Sask. by Walter P. Strukoff — Benito, Kamsack, Verigin, Canora, Kylemore and Pelly are planning an outdoor festival in June. Experimenting with 7 different voice levels.

Hodge Podge
28
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The Editor describes the challenges of publishing The Inquirer. Cites recent visitor J. P. Stushnoff. Congratulates Nellie Swetleshnoff as best actress at drama night in Canora.

Sons of Freedom. Gusskin. Sorokin
30
Feature by Inquirer — Zealot pamphlet in Russian described as insincere, deliberately falsified, full of name calling. William M. Moojelsky and John J. Perepelkin were cosigners of the pamphlet.

What We Owe to the Greeks'
34
Feature: Man and His Ideas — 2 by Inquirer — A new approach to civilization emerged with Athens. By being the first people to separate superstition and magic and mythology from their thinking, they pioneered democracy.

Memoirs of My Father and Mother — 4
36
Feature by Olga Biryukov — Daughter describes the negative and positive effects of Russian Revolution, exile, and migration on her friends and family.

Please Tell Me Dear
42
Poetry Corner by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The poem seeks an answer to the stupidity of black and white, right and wrong.

Just Smile
43
Poetry Corner by Elaine Marie Ewachiw — A smile is worth a million dollars, and it doesn't cost a cent.

Open Sky IBM and Weather Balloons
43
Feature by Peter S. Bludoff — What chance have we against our mass media where even the science of psychology is exploited to give us a slanted view-point?

Society of Brothers Seek Love, Peace and Harmony
46
Letters to the Editor by Derrick P. Faux — Spokesman of the Wheathill Bruderoff in England hears of The Inquirer and shares the news of his community based on the way of Christ.

Student Group Looks Toward an Active Program
48
Letters to the Editor by Hanna Antifaev — Co-leader of Saskatoon students impressed by Vereschagain's choir workshops and looks forward to exchange visits with Alberta and BC youth.

Enthusiasm Created by Instructor's Visit Praises Work of UDC
48
Letters to the Editor by Louis L. Osachoff — Secretary of the Kylemore Choir Committee praises UDC for sponsoring Harry W. Vereschagin as choir teacher in Sask.

B. C. Legislature Urges World Disarmament
50
Letters to the Editor by Ray Gardner — The BC Legislature urges the Canadian Government to intensify its efforts to achieve world disarmament via UN. The ideal is the arms burning of 1895.

Russian Typewriter Fund
50
Letters to the Editor by John Mahonin — Elder considers it an 'absolute necessity' and a great desire of young people to acquire a Russian typewriter for publishing reports in our 'native' language.

Choir Organizer Thanks Saskatchewan and Manitoba Doukhobors
51
Letters to the Editor by Harry W. Vereschagin — Elder choir leader thanks his compatriots at the close of his Sask. and Manitoba tour.

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Vol. 3, no. 3 — April 1956

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The Searching Light.

By Joe W. Popoff,
Langham, Sask.
Optimism — A Necessity in Life
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — A positive, optimistic attitude combined with constructive action is necessary for a wholesome, useful and happy life.

Preparation Necessary for Doukhobor Convention
3
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Issues: youth, role of Doukhobors in local and world affairs, unity, and the meaning of the Doukhobor movement.

A Good Suggestion
4
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — It is proposed that an education-recreational camp should be held in summer for Doukhobor youth.

Ignorance or Impudence?
5
Opinion by Peter Koltsoff — The Nicean Council of 325 AD distorted Christian teaching by forming a separate caste distinct from other people and created a priestly monopoly.

Spring Tea to be Held
7
News From Sask. — A fundraising tea will help the construction of the Doukhobor Community Home in Saskatoon.

Amateur Night Show
7
News From Sask. by Saskatoon Star-Phoenix — An Amateur Night raised $400 for the Arena rink fund.

Melodrama Best in Drama Show
8
News From Sask. by Saskatoon Star-Phoenix — Vernie Popoff, Kathleen Pereverseff and William Katelnikoff were among the best in the high school drama festival held in Blaine Lake.

Skis Found Useful
8
News From Sask. by Saskatoon Star-Phoenix — Blaine Lake residents have been using skis to navigate during blizzard conditions.

Bingo and Whist Feature Annual Social
8
News From Sask. by Muriel Zakshewski — Bingo, whist and singing were successful activities at the Blaine Lake Doukhobor Ladies' Club  Annual Social.

High School Girl Killed in Highway Mishap
9
News From Sask. — Hazel Remizov, a 16-year-old Langham farm girl was killed when the truck she was riding turned over.

UDC Circular Letter re Doukhobor Problems
9
News From Sask. by Nick N. Kalmakoff — In preparation for UDC Convention, its Secretary-Treasurer cites a number of problems facing Doukhobors: youth, language, membership.

Doukhobor Lands Sub-Division to Aid Sale — Spring Settlement Possible
10
News From BC by Grand Forks Gazette — Land around Grand Forks seized from the Doukhobors during the depression, will shortly be sub-divided by government surveyors, in preparation for sale.

USCC Choir Heard Over CBC
11
News From BC — Selections from junior and senior choirs were heard over the local CBC radio station in April in the program Parade of Choirs.

John Markin Gets Try-out Bid with Dodger Club
11
News From BC by Grand Forks Gazette — John Markin of Grand Forks will soon be undergoing spring training at the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball farm club in California.

Took Part in Red Cross Drive
12
News From BC — Grand Forks Doukhobors participated in the local annual Red Cross drive. This was the first year that Doukhobor communities were canvassed.

Many People Expected at 9th Annual Festival
12
News From BC — The 9th annual youth festival will be the culmination of their season's progress in the cultural, spiritual and educational activities.

Local USCC Group Lays Plans for Cultural Centre
12
News From BC — Community members of the USCC decided to build a cultural centre for such uses as prayer meetings, festivals, drama, general meetings, lectures, singing, spiritual instruction, marriage and funeral services.

Local Students Get Special Mention
13
News From BC — Jack Polovnicoff, Lawrence Fofonoff and Peter Konkin received special mention at the West Kootenay Drama Festival in March.

New Denver Sons of Freedom School Cost $74,000
13
News From BC by Grand Forks Gazette — The cost of maintaining Doukhobor guards in BC during fiscal year 1954-55 was $172, 203.

New Denver School Supervisor Honored
14
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — Staff and children at New Denver honored Robert Ross, supervisor.

Sons Ask Release of Children
14
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — Zealot women renewed their pleas for the release of their children from New Denver.

To Denver Home
15
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — Another zealot child was taken from the home and placedin New Denver. Total in detention: 85.

More Discipline, More Recreation in Store for Freedomite Youths
15
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — There are 99 zealot children attending school voluntarily in BC plus 86 in the New Denver home as wards of the Welfare Dept.

Sons of Freedom Problems to Cost Taxpayers $245,000 in 1956
16
News From BC by Grand Forks Gazette — The total cost for dealing with zealot behavior is more than the provincial cost for the treatment of alcoholics and drug addicts.

Sons' Jailed After Attack on Official
16
News From BC by Saskatoon Star-Phoenix — Twenty-five zealots were jailed pending charges of causing a public disturbance after its members attacked Emmett Gulley who they claimed was responsible for taking their children to New Denver.

Sons Threaten Riot at Nelson, BC
17
News From BC by Saskatoon Star-Phoenix — Zealot women tried second time to mob Emmett Gulley in Nelson Court House.

Easter Observance
17
News From BC by W. J. Cazakoff — At Easter services, Peter Abrosimoff urged Doukhobors to take an active part in community affairs.

Guest Speaker at Successful Banquet
18
News From BC by Nick N. Plotnicove — At a banquet of the BC Peace Council, Mr. Gardner praised the Doukhobors for their courage in burning their fire arms in 1895.

Candidates for May Queen
18
News From BC — Arlene Bloodoff, Janet Bayoff and Donna Mae Trozzo were chosen candidates for the May Queen at South Slocan.

Some Children Are…
19
Poetry Corner by Jo Tenjford — Children of different backgrounds have equal rights to dance, play, and work together.

Have You Tried Discussion?
20
Feature by Ottawa Citizen — The speaker, debate, panel, symposium and film are forms that stimulate discussion. A Discussion Leader has a special role.

Know Thyself by Broadening Your Knowledge
24
Opinion by Mike Postnikoff — A basis comprehension of the meaning of Doukhobors combined with learning will help us know thyself.

Walking is an Aid to Maintaining Fitness All Your Life
24
Sports & Health Corner — By following a regular walking program, you are taking an important step towards maintaining your fitness and health.

Hodge Podge
26
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Humour is healthy and can even help cure East-West world problems.

A Texas Sheep Herder
27
Humour by Free Press Weekly Prairie Farmer — Examples of home-grown humour are cited from the USA. 'We have a ferry boat in Texas that runs across the river, but it has to haul water most of the time to keep afloat.'

The Story of the Deliverance from Czarist Oppression — 1
30
Feature by Inquirer — The first of two parts of Doukhobor history focuses on emigration of 7500 settlers to Canada — which bears witness to the humanitarian spirit of love in alleviating human suffering.

The Mystery Religions
39
Man and His Ideas — 2 by Inquirer — Christianity adopted much from secret religious groups in the Mediterranean world.

Clarifies Bondoreff's Statement re: Migration
41
Letters to the Editor by Eli A. Popoff — In discussion with the Soviet Ambassador, the writer said there was only an exploration of 'possible future migration', but no commitment.

Offers Tape Recordings to Interested People
42
Letters to the Editor by Jim J. Chernenkoff — The author has a selection of pre-recorded audio tapes of Doukhobor singing and speeches, which he offers to share with the readers.

Education, Politics and Religion
43
Letters to the Editor by Peter M. Bloodoff — Author claims education is just a tool and not always a virtue. Quotes from USCC Declaration which forbids recognizing any political parties.

Education, Politics and Religion
44
Editor's Note by Inquirer — The move to BC in 1908 was largely due to political and economic reasons. CCUB would flourish if its members were more mature. Zealots have allowed religious racketeers to exploit them. CO status needs to be worked for.

Congratulations
45
Letters to the Editor by Nellie Lebedoff — It's a wonderful paper and wonderfully done.

A Pessimistic View of Human Nature
45
Letters to the Editor by Alex P. Relkoff — The writer contends that assimilation to Canadian society does not guarantee respect for its forward-looking ideas. 'That dam Douk' will continue.

Union of Youth Sends Invitations to Festival
46
Letters to the Editor by eter B. Samoyloff, Jim D. Kolesnikoff — The BC youth invite Saskatchewan and Alberta youth to its annual festival in Grand Forks in May. The event unifies people through psalms, hymns and folksongs.

Another 'Thank You' to Vereschagin
47
Letters to the Editor by S. A. Androsoff — A tribute by Blaine Lake Doukhobors is given to choir instructor Harry W. Vereschagin for his five-day tour of the district.

Enrolls UDC Members in Vancouver
47
Letters to the Editor by Nick N. Plotnicove — The Vancouver Doukhobor Society invites its members to join the Union of Doukhobors of Canada (UDC).

Pleased With Comments on Religious Meeting
48
Letters to the Editor by Alex W. Vereschagin — The Saskatchewan Religious convention in February was appreciated by the writer for its helpful comments on prayer, wedding ceremonies, funerals, etc.

Vladimir Hanceroff
48
Who's Who in the Executive of Union of Doukhobors of Canada by Inquirer — Born in Saskatchewan in 1909, Hancheroff worked as a farmer, labourer, lumber jack and miner.

Sam A. Androsoff
49
Who's Who in the Executive of Union of Doukhobors of Canada by Inquirer — Born in the Blaine Lake district of Sask., Androsoff served with the School District, Telephone Board, Wheat Pool Committee, and Town Memorial Hall Committee. Enjoys mixed farming.

Summer Camps For Doukhobor Youth
50
Opinion by Walter P. Strukoff — Summer camps are fun, educational, and can help youth mature to respect their heritage.

An Open Letter From Switzerland
51
Opinion by Olga Biryukov — The author is humbled by the support of Canadian Doukhobors in raising funds for her. 'I have no property and thus do not pay much war taxes for "defence". I only pay two dollars per year.'

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Vol. 3, no. 4 — May 1956

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The Staff of Life.

By Joe W. Popoff,
Langham, Sask.
Man Must Learn the Art of Understanding and Making Friends 2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Efforts in the art of understanding and making friends is for the betterment of humanity.

Revolution in Siciliy
3
News From Europe by Olga Biryukov —A noted Italian writer, Danilo Dolchi, has been for sometime trying to arouse public opinion to direct attention to unusual poverty and mental darkness of Sicily.

Panel Discussion to be Held on Vital Doukhobor Topics
4
News From Sask. — Topics: What is a Doukhobor? Why are you a Doukhobor? Do you consider drinking and smoking a violation of Doukhobor principles and why?

Many Districts Expected at Outdoor Festival
4
News From Sask. by Walter P. Strukoff — At least seven districts from North-Eastern Sask. and part of Manitoba will participate in a Grand Outdoor Festival of Doukhobor Choral Singing in Pelly.

Successful Tea and Sale Held
4
News From Sask. — The Doukhobor Ladies' Society of Saskatoon held a Spring Tea and Sale of Home Baking and Sewing at HBC auditorium.

Youth Predominant at 9th Annual Festival
5
News From BC by William A. Soukoreff — The ninth annual USCC Youth Festival in Grand Forks in May climaxed the year's cultural-educational activities of 14 U of Y member districts in BC.

My Life's a Mess, a Young Lad Who Missed School Tells Scribe
7
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — I met a young man today who can speak, read and write the Russian dialect, but he can only write his name in English. The young man reveals his plight.

25 Sons of Freedom Served 10 Days in Jail for Disturbance
8
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — For threatening to run Emmett Gulley out of town for the New Denver situation, Magistrate Nelson sentenced 25 women to 10 days in jail.

Sons' Oppose Vaccination of Children
9
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — Zealot children in New Denver will not receive polio vaccine because their parents oppose such actions.

Special CPR Patrols Ready for Violence
10
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — CPR investigator says that the zealots present the chief treat in Canadian railroad crime today. The 1953 burnings and track-blastings were described as being the worst.

He Wanted to Go to School 10
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — A 12-year-old zealot boy told a juvenile court judge that he wanted to go to New Denver school.

Sons' Hurl Accusations But Visit Peaceful 10
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — Zealot women hurled accusations at RCMP on Mother's Day during their visit to see their children at New Denver.

BC Quakers Support Gulley, But Not Unanimous 11
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — The majority of BC Quakers still have confidence in Emmett Gulley, the Russian speaking worker amongst the zealots in BC.

The Universe We Live In
11
Man and His Ideas — 3 by Inquirer — Thinkers are beginning to be more accustomed to looking at the universe with the insights of the modern scientist.

Education and Enlightenment
14
Opinion by Peter Koltsoff — Lev N. Tolstoy argued that a university diploma and even the title of professor does not make a person enlightened.

Pioneer Stories of the Doukhobors on the Prairies — 2
18
Feature by Inquirer — Doukhobor women excelled as pioneers. Quakers assisted with money, food, clothes, yarn, tea, 300 spinning-wheels, 49 cows, 10 oxen, and set up the first school. Peter G. Makaroff was a student.

Let's All Spout Off
23
Opinion by Florence S. Faminow — The writer explores ideas in The Inquirer related to Doukhobor youth.

Traditional Clothing and Modern Style
25
Letters to the Editor by Mary Konkin — Youth need not wear Molokan type shawls or fancy Doukhobor shawls with modern style of dress.

Doukhobor Land Question and Inquirer's Commentary
26
Letters to the Editor by Peter M. Bloodoff — The move to BC was not through ignorance or lack of education, but a fear of the Oath of Allegiance.

Doukhobor Land Question and Inquirer's Commentary
27
Letters to the Editor by Editor — One of the main reasons for moving to BC was leader Peter V. Verigin's desire to set up a self-sustained economy and control. Also isolation was desired.

On the Doukhobor Situation
28
Letters to the Editor by Harry W. Vereschagin — Solutions to common problems are found by people like you and me. Collectively, suggestions and ideas can do big things.

Controversy re Migration Statements
30
Letters to the Editor by John G. Bondoreff — The author debates with Eli A. Popoff on what was said at a meeting with Soviet Ambassador Dimitri Chuvahin in Aug. 1955.

More About Education
30
Letters to the Editor by Nick W. Sherstobitoff — Education is more than a mere method of learning a trade.

A View From the Fence
33
Poetry Corner by Lawrence Fofonoff — The virtues of the farm and the city are an endless debate.Both parties claim: 'Mine's the elite'.

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Vol. 3, no. 5 — June 1956

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Traditional Marriage.

By Joe W. Popoff,
Langham, Sask.
The 'Sacred Cow' of Society
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — By holding to the best of the past and by looking to the possibilities of the future we can hope to construct a better society for all.

Celebration to Commemorate Renouncement of Acts of Violence
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — On June 29th Doukhobors in Canada will meet to commemorate the arms burning in the Caucasus of Russia in 1895.

Second Class Privileges for Inquirer
3
Information — With this issue, Canada Post has given mailing privileges to The Inquirer. Also the format has changed from a mimeograph format to a commercially printed journal.

The Fundamental Surplus Formula
3
Feature by Inquirer — Peter S. Faminow suggests uses for surplus funds from former CCUB lands: Doukhobor Institute and Seniors home. Inquirer urges discussion at UDC conference.

Doukhobors Urged to Attend UDC Convention
4
Information by Inquirer — Doukhobors are urged to attend the 8th annual UDC convention in Calgary, Alberta in July. Entertainment in the evening.

Creation by Evolution
4
Man and His Ideas — 4 by Inquirer — All living creatures once shared in the same common stock of what we call life. Then each type of individual became responsible for its own development as we adapted to our environment.

Doukhobor Marriage Rites
6
Opinion by Peter S. Bludoff — Peter Bludoff describes the Sask. Marriage Act as it relates to Doukhobors. Then he presents a new set of standard ceremonies to give social and legal status.

Faith and Religion
7
Opinion by Peter Koltsoff — The cult of priesthood sought special privileges of power which it fabricated as coming directly from God. As a result, enlightenment suffered. Free thinkers such as Doukhobors deserve respect.

The 'Sons' of Freedom
9
Feature by William P. Sherstobitoff, Koozma J. Tarasoff — This feature on the 'Sons of Freedom' (zealots) looks at its origin, its problems, and its relationship to Doukhobors. Misconceptions are exposed.

Convention to be held July 7-9; UDC Urges Unity
14
News — UDC head urged all Doukhobors to unite and collectively solve their internal problems.

Agenda for Eighth Annual Convention of UDC
14
Information by Nick N. Kalmakoff — Agenda for UDC convention in Calgary, Alberta: Inquirer, spiritual literature, Russian, media, peace activism, membership.

Panel Discussion at Blaine Lake
14
News From Sask. by Inquirer — Lively panel discussion in Blaine Lake: What is a Doukhobor? Whey are you a Doukhobor? Status at birth does not guarantee being Doukhobor.

Outdoor Festival Draws Large Crowd
16
News From Sask. by Koozma J. Tarasoff — More than 2000 people attended 4-hour outdoor festival in Pelly. Their tradition of singing goes back to ancient times as an expression of love.

Pioneer Log and Mud House for Museum
17
News From Sask.  — Doukhobors of Langham and Saskatoon districts are building a replica of a mud hut with a sod roof for the Western Development Museum.

Gulley Resigns Friends Service Committees, Still Consultant
17
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — After six years of service in seeking a solution to the zealot situation in BC, Emmett Gulley resigns as an envoy of the Quakers.

Fire Hoses Used to Disperse 'Sons' Women
17
News From BC — High pressure fire hoses were used to disperse 30 zealot women who gathered in the front yard of Emmett Gulley in Nelson.

Sons' Kiddies Like Enforced Schooling
18
News From BC by Saskatoon Star-Phoenix — Within a year after arriving in New Denver, some of the children have covered four grades. Not one of the 85 is below normal in intelligence and several have Intelligence Quotients in the genius category.

Graduating Exercises at Grand Forks
18
News From BC by Iskra — The Russian School Day has become an annual affair of the USCC. Graduation ceremonies took place in Grand Forks.

Real or 'Heart' Religion
18
Letters to the Editor by Mary Konkin — In times of economic and political stability we often act hypocritically and tend to lose all sense of purpose. To be consistent, we need to promote unity of all people.

Claims That Gubanoff Distorted Report
19
Letters to the Editor by Harry W. Vereschagin — The report on the question of leadership and the proposal to send a delegation to Russia was distorted, says choir leader.

Praise and Plaudits
19
Letters to the Editor by Reader — A true leader will work for the benefit of society regardless of criticism, while the ordinary leader will primarily seek self-glorification.

If You Set Your Mind To Do It
20
Poetry Corner by Koozma J. Tarasoff — If you persist, your efforts will bring fruit and therefore make life worth living.

Pora Obyedinyatsya
20
Poetry Corner by Ignat P. Antifeev — This poem in Russian calls for unity of peoples in the struggle for peace and universal brotherhood.

Hodge Podge
21
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Olga Biryukov in Switzerland; many university students graduate; panel on choir exchanges with USCC; tape recorder purchased in Pelly; UDC convention approaching; Book of Life.

Tony — The Master of Deserts
23
Interview by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Tony Suiko's desserts have been eaten by such movie stars as Bing Crosby, Marilyn Monroe and others at Jasper Lodge, Alberta.

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Vol. 3, no. 6 — July 1956

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Vsegda Mi Poiem
(We Always Sing: at play,
at work, and at prayer.)
By Frances Faminow,
Vancouver, BC
.
Genuine Interest Should be Cultivated
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — If we have confidence in the human personality to settle disputes peacefully and effectively, our first duty is to cultivate our interests. Next we must apply the fruits of our interest to the problem of the day.

Why Two Major Doukhobor Organizations in Canada
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Why two organizations today? A long term solution to this duplication of organizations seems to lie in the realm of understanding and tolerance.

The UDC Convention
3
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The 8th annual Convention of the UDC highlighted the need to promote more understanding of the Doukhobor movement: spiritual literature, Doukhobor Institute proposal, film idea, zealot hijacking concerns, and language.

How Do You Know
4
Man and His Ideas — 5 by Inquirer — Constructive doubt is a necessary attitude in any discovery. The rationalist trusts wholly the power of reason. The empiricist appeals to the experience of our sense organs. Both approaches are useful.

The Record Album
5
Review by Peter S. Bludoff — Author reviews 17 audio records from the Ministry of Culture, USSR.

Declaration of the USCC
6
Feature — A critique by Inquirer — The Declaration is dogmatic, nebulous, ambiguous, vague, confused, escapist, and froth with mysticism. Tolstoy's influence is noted.

Declaration of the Denominational Doukhobors of Canada
9
Information by USCC — The Declaration is translated from Russian from an official copy dated August 7, 1934.

The Thing We Gain
10
Poetry Corner by Alec Postnikoff — Curiosity leads to knowledge. An ongoing process.

A Generous Donation
11
Letters to the Editor by William N. Papove — I am impressed with the fairness and understanding applied by yourself, staff and your various major commentators to controversial issues.

Urges That Doukhobors Send Representatives to UN
12
Letters to the Editor by William A. Vereschagin — It seems to me that the Doukhobors should have a voice in the functions of the Economic and Social Council of UN. Their philosophy of creating a nonkilling society is an example for others.

The Eighth Annual Convention of the Union of Doukhobors of Canada
13
Feature by Inquirer — This is a full report of a 3-day UDC convention: executive and district reports, Inquirer report; resolutions of public concern and internal affairs; convention sidelights.

Doukhobors Contribute to Pion-Era Celebrations
20
News From Sask. by Inquirer — The Saskatoon Doukhobor Society built a pioneer log house, baked bread in brick and clay ovens and held sheep shearing demonstrations at the Pion-Era in July. A great success.

Historical Event Commemorated at Gathering
21
News From Sask. by Peter S. Bludoff — The annual Doukhobor peace day was commemorated on June 29th in Blaine Lake with prayer, singing, speeches and food, but a crusading spirit seemed lacking.

Action For Peace Urged by Speaker on Peter's Day
21
News From Sask. — At the annual Doukhobor peace day in Langham, local speaker urged the audience to work harder to further the aims of a nonkilling society.

Several Districts Take Part in Peter's Day
21
News From Sask. — Choirs from five south-eastern districts took part in the annual peace day.

Boykin Brothers Work in Golf's Big Time
21
News From Sask. by Saskatoon Star-Phoenix — Saskatoon's Voykin brothers, Peter and Paul, have catapulted into golf's big time as groundskeepers in Chicago.

Actor Visits Parents
22
News From Sask. by Saskatoon Star-Phoenix — Larry Hoodekoff, who is on contract with a BBC television series Lucky Silver, has been visiting his parents in Wadena.

Half Acre Lots for Doukhobor Lands Suggested
22
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — Judge Lord recommended that 310 acres of government-owned Doukhobor land in the Raspberry-Brilliant area be subdivided into lots of one-half acres.

St. Peter's Day Celebrated
22
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — Approximately 350 Doukhobors gathered at Taghum to celebrate the annual peace day commemorating the arms burning in Russia 61 years ago.

Opposition to War Cited by Speaker at Peace Gathering
22
News From BC by William Zubkoe — William N. Papove noted that the meaning of this peace gathering has significance today in opposing the institution of militarism and war.

Folk Song Book Compiled
23
News From BC — The Tovarischi, a local singing group in Grand Forks composed of Frank Konkin, Alec Konkin and Fred Zibin, have compiled their first folk song book.

Fred Konkin Outstanding Salmo Student
23
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — Salmo High School grad was winner of the Bradshaw Trophy for the most outstanding all-round student of the school.

Hodge Podge
23
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — All constructive action must be individually inspired before it can be collectively effective, according to Jon-Wynne-Tyson of England.

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Vol. 3, no. 7 — August 1956

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What Are We Seeding –
Seeds of Life or Death?

By Joe W. Popoff,
Langham, Sask.
Cooperation Needed in Solving World Food Problem
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Ought a nation maintain its high standard of living at the expense of other poor areas of the world? Distribution of the world's food resources is at issue.

Hodge Podge
2
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — A course in kinesiology gives one an appreciation of the marvels of the human body. Did you know that humans at 40 acquire knowledge more readily than school children?

Morals and Ethics
3
Man and His Ideas — 6 by Inquirer — Right and wrong are not automatic things, but the result of carefully thought out decisions.

Success and Long Life
5
Feature by Koozma J. Tarasoff — What do we mean by success? How do we create a happy, useful and long life? There is no absolute formula, only guide posts incl. moderation, sound will power, open mind, relaxation, and optimism.

How to Have a Successful Conference
10
Information by Clyde K. Miller — The nuts and bolts of good conference planning are listed.

Young Adult Leadership Conference Opens at Banff School
10
News From Alberta — Several Doukhobor youth will attend the third annual Western Citizenship Conference for young leaders at the Banff School of Fine Arts.

Successful Festival Held
10
News From Sask. by Pat Shukin — Over 800 people attended a festival of singing in Verigin August 12. George Bloodoff, MC, spoke of the struggle for truth, for brotherhood, and for a nonkilling society.

Beautification Contest Winner
11
News From Sask. — Nick A. Reilkoff won а contest for the best home grounds.

Scholarship Awarded for Proficiency
11
News From Sask. — David Ronald Popoff of Blaine Lake was awarded a university entrance scholarship for his proficiency in high school.

Doukhobor Theme Brings Fiction Award
11
News From BC by Canadian Press — Vancouver writer John Cornish won a Maclean's Magazine fiction award for his humourous novel Olga about a young Doukhobor girl and her love.

Youth Given Leading Role
11
News From BC — Cecil Plotnikoff of Grand Forks had a lead role in one of the major productions at UBC.

Red Cross Swimming Certificate to Local Boy
11
News From BC — Fred Ogloff received his Red Cross swimming and water safety certificate.

Fence Erected; 'Sons' Boycott Scheme
11
News From BC — A high wire fence has been erected around the New Denver school dormitory were 93 zealot children are now being kept. Parents protest this as provocation.

Stewardess on Overseas Flights
11
News From BC by Grand Forks Gazette — Helen Chernoff now works as airline stewardess for the Canadian Pacific Airlines to the Pacific.

2,500 Doukhobors Mark Declaration Day in Brilliant
12
News From BC — About 2500 USCC members gathered in Brilliant in August in a program of prayers, singing and speeches to commemorate the Declaration of 1934. Toil and Peace Life was their slogan.

Slocan Wins it Long Fight for Electricity
12
News From BC — The West Kootenay Power and Light Company will soon start building a transmission line from South Slocan to Slocan City. The area is largely populated by Doukhobors.

BC Doukhobors Receive Vote
12
News From BC — For the first time since the disqualification in 1933 of BC Doukhobors voting, all Doukhobors who are Canadian citizens or British subjects and resident in the province for six months, are now eligible to vote.

An Enduring Plan
12
Poetry Corner by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Love and friendship are taken as the one and only enduring plan of humanity.

PhD Claims That Migration is the 'One and Only Solution'
13
Letters to the Editor by Walter Siegmeister — The Florida author claims to have met Peter P. Verigin in 1934 and presented him with a plan for migration. Says history shows that outsiders have caused trouble.

Letter Which Dr. Siegmeister Attacked
14
Letter, Reply by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Migration is a non-issue among Doukhobors.

Editor's Comment on Dr. Siegmeister's Letter
14
Editor's Comment by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The Editor takes issue on matters of Stefan S. Sorokin, migration, and the origin of the Doukhobor movement.

Windows for the Crown Prince by Elizabeth Gray Vining
15
Book Reviews by Edith Reeves Solenberger — The Quaker author spent 1946-1950 as a tutor in English for the Japanese Crown Prince. Later Japanese students visited the author in Philadelphia.

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Vol. 3, no. 8 — September 1956

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Banff School of Fine Arts.

By Emma Sawula,
Saskatoon, Sask.

Snooper Scooper 'Uncensored'
0
Opinion by Florence S. Faminow — Reflections of a young adult while on trip home from a Youth Conference in Banff. Mike was the main character in this story.

Jews and the UN
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The Editor comments on a recent circular that he received criticizing the Jews and demanding that the UN be abolished to protect American sovereignty.

A Perversion of Journalistic Ethics
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The perverted use of sensationalistic journalism can do little more than stifle freedom of expression and lead to prejudice and discrimination.

Our Knowledge About God
4
Man and His Ideas — 7 by Inquirer — Cites the theological 'proofs' of the existence of God: ontological, cosmological, teleological, and moral.

Pa-Ulitsum
6
Column by Peter S. Faminow — The Vancouver author, a lawyer, strolled down town to Victory Square and encountered some zealots. A conversation on politics ensued with Stepan and Alesha. 'No politics, No Premier, No Messiah.'

Pacifism and Civil Defence
7
Feature by Inquirer — What we need today is to concentrate on how to prevent war and how to improve human relations instead of preparing to pick up the shattered pieces afterwards.

Hodge Podge
11
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Differences are not bad. For example, the black and white keys on the piano give better quality and harmony when used together.

Religion and the Church
12
Opinion by Olga Biryukov — It is not possible for Russian people to deviate from the path of knowledge, back to the superstition of the church, for they are truly religious — and value unfalsified truth and reason which unites all.

Let's Promote Discussion
13
Letters to the Editor by Alec Postnikoff — This student suggests the holding of panel discussions is a way to solve our human problems.

Popular Style Should be Simple
14
Letters to the Editor by Alex P. Relkoff — The author reaffirms the qualities of good writing: simplicity, clarity, accuracy, attractiveness and good grammar.

Success Story of an Artist
15
News From Sask. by Saskatoon Star-Phoenix — The work of Nick Semenoff, a 28-year-old Saskatoon artist, was recently featured in a two-man show. The artist is art director of CFQC-TV.

Civil Defence and Pacifism Discussed by Panel Members
15
News From Sask. by Inquirer — Should Pacifists Participate in Civil Defence?' was discussed by seven panelists: Mary Konkin, Nick W. Sherstobitoff, Norman Rebin, Nick A. Popoff, Peter Bludoff, Alec Postnikoff, & William P. Sherstobitoff (chairman).

Attends Course
16
News From Sask. — Winnifred Horkoff was one of 55 students who attended the Junior Red Cross high school leadership study in Fort Qu'Appelle in August.

Bennett Warned Not to Campaign in Kootenays
17
News From BC by Canadian Press  — BC Premier Bennett was warned by police not to campaign in the Kootenays of BC because of possible zealot disturbances in the area.

Award Made to Outstanding Student
17
News From BC — Peter Tamilin, outstanding grade 12 student in Creston, was awarded the second annual bursary.

Seven Children Return to Parents
17
News From BC — Seven zealot children from the New Denver dormitory were released by order of Magistrate William Evans of Nelson.

Young Adults Meet at Conference
18
News From Alberta by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Six Doukhobor youth attended the Banff Conference in September: Bill Verigin, Mike Varobioff, Florence Faminow, Hanna Antifaev, Susan Kolesnikoff and Koozma J. Tarasoff.

Speak Truth to Power by AFSC
22
Book Reviews by Edith Reeves Solenberger — Quakers respond to world critics: Reinhold Niebuhr, George Kennan, and Norman Thomas. 'We know we are a small minority in proposing giving up militarism, but a minority can be right and can be effective.'

Atmosphere
26
Poetry Corner by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The author reminiscences about attending a conference, meeting people and creating bridges of understanding that transcend boundaries.

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Vol. 3, no. 9 — October 1956

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The Inquiring Mind.

By Emma Sawula,
Saskatoon, Sask.
This Thing Called 'Color'

0
Poetry Corner by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Whether it's colour, race, creed or class, Liberty is something for the whole human mass.


Humor Reduces Tension

2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Humor is one of those important mechanisms which removes the tension that might otherwise lead to physical violence.


Let's Watch Our Values

2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Do we encourage our children to ask questions? A free interplay of ideas stimulates an informed and balanced view of the world.


A Wrong Philosophy in the Health Field?

2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The public good wins when we place more emphasis on prevention than on the treatment of the disease.


The Inquirer Needs Your Support

3
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — If you value this publication, then support it. Current budget is $5,000.


Appeal to 'Sons of Freedom'

3
News From BC by Canadian Press — A CPR train was delayed five hours because of dynamiting of the tracks allegedly by zealots.


Psychoanalysis — An Introduction

4
Man and His Society — 8 by Inquirer — Sigmund Freud discovered that hysterical symptoms of dreams arose from past events, and these can be recalled by hypnotism.


Tribute to a Great Dramatist

5
Opinion — Although George Bernard Shaw died in 1950, his influence as a renowned dramatist lives on. His fearless announcement of truth as he saw it made him a beacon in a time of intellectual darkness.


The Fellowship of Reconciliation

6
Organizations and People Working for a Warless World — 1 by Mildred Fahrni — FOR supports the Doukhobor pacifist witness, CO status, and opposes conscription. Peter G. Makaroff and Dr. Carlyle King started a branch in Saskatoon, Sask.


On Buddhism

7
Information by Lev N. Tolstoy — Buddhist's five commandments deal with killing, property, sexual addiction, lying, and addiction to liquor and smoking.


Who's Who

7
Who's Who in the UDC by Inquirer — Planidin was born in Sheho, Sask. in 1912. Postnikoff was born in the village of Simeonovka, Sask. In 1912; moved to BC in 1932 and became active in community affairs.


Life in the Tropics

8
An Expose by Dan Evanoff — Dan Evanoff visited the vegetarian farm in the Panama area and discovered splits in the community, sickness due to virus carrying insects, and a prophet hoping to attract Doukhobor migrants to this area.


Pa-Ulitsum

11
Column by Peter S. Faminow — On the streets of Vancouver, Peter talks to Alesha and Stepan about war, violence, government, the Commandment of Jesus, and voting.


The Sixth World Youth Festival

12
Information by Stan Linkovich — Preparations are underway for students around the world to attend the World Youth Festival in Moscow in 1957. Total return faire from Montreal: $315.


Sons of Furty' — History or Fiction?

14
Feature by William P. Sherstobitoff — David Kahma's history of Doukhobors is evaluated. Reveals false propaganda, disguised in the form of history, aimed at creating fear and hate of Eastern Europe. Its timing comes when zealots appeal to court to regain custody of their children.


P. V. Verigin — A Character Sketch

16
Feature by Inquirer — Born to a wealthy family, Verigin in exile suggested a back to Nature movement which influenced zealots in Canada. Did not support formal education. He was a man of courage and conviction as well as contradictions.


Accident Takes Life of Thrums Boy

18
News From BC — George John Zmaeff, 14, of Thrums, was killed when struck by a delivery truck.


It Doesn't Make Sense'

19
News From USA — Mildred Fahrni of FOR spoke of her trip to Montgomery area of USA. Reports that Coloured peoples are using nonviolence to achieve their ends. Send moral support to Martin Luther King, Jr.


Choir Instructor Will Visit the Prairies Again

20
News From Sask. — Choir instructor Harry W. Vereschagin will again visit the prairies improving the quality of singing and creating unity. UDC support.


Youth Killed by Gun Blast

20
News From Sask. — A hunting accident was fatal to 16-year-old Lawrence Shukin of Kuroki.


Fall Tea and Sale of Home Baking, Sewing and Handicrafts

20
News From Sask. — The Saskatoon Doukhobor Ladies' Society held a Fall Tea and Sale of Home Baking, Sewing and Handicrafts, at the HBC


Judgment in Sons' Children Case Reserved

21
News From BC by Canadian Press — Justice Harold McInnes reserved judgment in Vancouver for two zealot children now held at the New Denver Welfare Home.


Freedomite Sues RCMP Corporal

21
News From BC by Canadian Press — Lawyer John T. Steeves entered a claim in court on behalf of John Savinkoff and his 7-year-old son Peter, who are suing Cpl. Borodula of the RCMP for trespass and assault.


Eleven Sons' Children to New Denver

21
News From BC — Eleven zealot children were placed in the Dormitory School for children at New Denver in care of the Superintendent of Child Welfare.


Vereschagin Holds a Series of Meetings

21
News From BC by William Zubkoe — Singer and choir instructor Harry W. Vereschagin has held a series of meetings in New Westminster on education and the Doukhobor movement.


Meeting the Russians by AFSC

22
Book Reviews by Edith Reeves Solenberger — Reviewer urges readers to travel to USSR with frankness in criticism where it is deserved, but with well-balanced understanding as well as friendship and goodwill. Knowledge or Russian language is an asset.


Youth Says Banff Leadership Conference Was an Enriching Experience

25
Letters to the Editor by Bill Verigin — This youth enjoyed attending the Banff Leadership Conference because it was an enriching experience in human understanding.


Believes That P. V. Verigin Was Misunderstood

25
Letters to the Editor by Marfa Anthony Konkin — The writer regrets that many of Verigin's ideas are not followed today.


Student Enjoys Paper

25
Letters to the Editor by Peter W. Tamilin — The student applauds The Inquirer for an interesting read by students at UBC.


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Vol. 3, no. 10 — November 1956

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Still Life.

By Bill Perehudoff,
Saskatoon, Sask.

The Best Thing About Christmas
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The best thing about Christmas is not the giving of gifts but the expression of friendship and fellowship.

The Spirit of the Olympics
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The real spirit of the Olympics is that competition between nations need not be violent nor destructive.

Some Mistaken Views About The Inquirer
3
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — A special correspondent in the Kootenays of BC did a survey of opinion on The Inquirer. The results are published.

Democracy and Violence
3
Information by Mohandas K. Gandhi — Democracy and violence can ill go together.

Building a Personal Philosophy of Life
4
Man and His Ideas - 9  by Dr. Robert Paton — Knowledge and wisdom are just as important as food, clothing and shelter. Learn from the world around you. Avoid stereotypes. Have a sense of humour. Know thyself.

The Song of the Doukhobors
5
Poetry Corner by Joe Fedosoff — Reflections of a poet while attending a Doukhobor Festival in Pelly, Saskatchewan in 1956.

The Society of Brothers
6
Organizations and People Working for a Warless World — 2 by Derrick P. Faux — A Bruderhof community began in Germany in 1933, then spread to England in 1942 as well as to South America and USA. Its members live together in a life of complete brotherhood.

How is it Possible to Save Peace in the World
8
Opinion by Olga Biryukov — Like Danilo Dolchi, I hope we can consider that it is possible to arouse the good in others only by doing good to others.

There are Two Kinds of People'
10
Opinion by Lev N. Tolstoy — Those with whom it is worth talking are the freethinkers — those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs.

Believes That an International Police Force Would Solve the Problem of War
10
Letters to the Editor by Peter F. Chernoff — A UN police force could provide the mechanism for the creation of a peaceful world order.

Commemoration of Lukeria
11
Letters to the Editor by Tom E. Dergousoff — Suggests the commemoration of the 70th year of the death of Lukeria Vasilevna Kalmykova, an outstanding leader in Russia 1864 to 1886.

Early Doukhobor History
12
Commentary on 'Sons of Fury' by William N. Papove — A critique of D. Kahma's article shows errors: emigration was not caused by one person; burning of arms in 1895 was a sincere resolve; the nonviolent approach has survival value.

The Doctrine of Peace
14
Opinion by Ralph Waldo Emerson — If you have a nation of men who have matured not to declare war or carry arms, you have a nation of lovers, of benefactors, of true, great, and able men.

Babel
14
Column by David "Shenden" Popoff — Why is it that Canadians are politically passive at home, and yet they always show great interest in the American Presidential election?

Pa-Ulitsum
15
Column by Peter S. Faminow — Is it the governed or the governing to blame? Or is it the ugly greed, rearing its ugly head? How is it that peoples of all nationalities can appear on stage without animosity toward the other?

Writer Sends Gift to Doukhobors
16
News From Europe by Olga Biryukov — Olga Biryukov, writer and special European correspondent, sent a Swiss wall clock to the Doukhobors as a gesture of thanks for their aid to her.

UDC Spokesman Reports a Desire For One Unified Doukhobor Organization
16
News From Sask. — Nikita Popoff of New Westminister, BC said: All Doukhobors have a common tie of working for a nonkilling society with love of humanity and respect for all. These are the basis for unity.

Youth Discusses Intermarriage
17
News From Sask. by Alec Postnikoff — A panel discussion by the Saskatoon Student Group dealt with the problems and challenges of intermarriage. Audience reaction was mixed.

We Are Living in a World of Great Change'
17
News From Sask. by Scott Nearing — Author, pacifist, and former professor, Scott Nearing spoke of important revolutionary changes in the world today, including economic distribution of power and a change in the social system itself. 'You can't wipe out war by war.'

District Confab on Choir Tour
18
News From Sask. by Nick N. Kalmakoff — Sask. Doukhobor reps met in Canora to set out this winter's Doukhobor choir instruction tour on the prairies. Hymns and songs considered.

Amateur Night Brings Out Talent
19
News From Sask. by George A. Bloodoff — An Amateur Night in Verigin brought out a variety of singing, dancing and musical talent. Two elders introduced: Harry W. Vereschagin and Nikita Popoff who performed a duet.

Wins Prizes in Agricultural Fair
19
News From Alberta — Mrs. Mike Faminow won several prizes at the Fall Pincher Creek Fair in the vegetable competition. Reward: a sack of flour.

Union of Doukhobors of Canada Express Concern for Youth
19
News From BC by Nick N. Kalmakoff — Nick Kalmakoff, secretary-treasurer of UDC expressed concern for the Doukhobor youth in his circular letter to member districts in Canada.

Ladies Raise $100 for the Inquirer
20
News From Alberta — An evening program of singing and speeches in Mossleigh Community Hall netted $100 in support of The Inquirer. Attended by Anastasia Golobova.

Union of Youth of the USCC Hold Annual Confab
20
News From BC — Annual USCC Youth convention focused on youth issues: a Youth Section to be added to Iskra; summer festivals and picnics were useful; Russian schools headed by Mr. Petko; history lectures held.

Books by Quakers: Toward Undiscovered Ends by Anna Brinton
21
Book Reviews by Edith Reeves Solenberger — Author Brinton explains why Russia has claimed the interest of the Society of Friends for three centuries, from George Fox in 1656 to the seven English Friends who went to Moscow in 1951.

Olga by John Cornish. 'The Little Brothers'
24
Book Reviews by Nick W. Sherstobitoff — Olga is a story of a Ukrainian girl, Olga Stepanskaya, who is in love with and wishes to marry Donald Harbottle.

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Vol. 3, no. 11 — December 1956

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What are  you in for?’
‘I killed a man. And  you?’
‘I refused to kill a man.’

Reprinted with permission from a leaflet published by The Pacifist Youth Action Group, London, England.
A Moral Victory
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — A moral victory was won when racial segregation ended on city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. December 21, 1956.

Doukhobor Psalm and Hymn Book
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — More cooperation is suggested between UDC and USCC in publishing a proposed psalm and hymn book.

More Mistaken Views About The Inquirer
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Misconceptions: title of journal; motives of journal; ownership of journal; the Red Bait; why zealots were kicked out of UDC.

Socrates
4
Feature: Life and Work of World Thinkers — 1 by Dr. Robert Paton — Socrates was a character. He was convinced that he had a definite mission in life to help people discover the truth about the good life.

I Refuse to Participate in War
5
Opinion by J. S. Woodsworth  — J. S. Woodsworth in a speech in the Canadian House of Commons, June 1936: I am a citizen of a country that still relies upon force, and as public representative I must vote on alternative military policies.

The War Resisters' International
6
Organizations and People Working for a Warless World — 3 by Arlo Tatum — WRI includes anarchists, socialists, capitalists, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Communists, agnostics, atheists and anti-religious.

Pacifist Youth Action Group's Viewpoint
7
Organizations and People Working for a Warless World — 4 by Terence Chives — PYAG set out three goals: propagation of pacifism; selling Peace News; assisting Conscientious Objectors in facing tribunals or prison sentences for refusing to take part in militarism.

Hodge Podgy
8
Hodge Podge by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Olga Biryukov says new book containing correspondence of her father and Lev Tolstoy will go to press in Paris.

Vegetarianism
9
Feature by Inquirer — The pros and cons of vegetarianism are examined. Is not the practice of loving your neighbour, through everyday deeds, a more basic issue?

Truth, Justice and Reason
13
Letters to the Editor by Lawrence Kotkas — I'm behind your endeavours 100 percent — seeing you being partisan for truth, justice and reason.

Pass the Bottle, Papa
13
Letters to the Editor by Alex P. Relkoff — The writer is appalled at the tragic loss of life caused by alcoholism.

Clarifies Passage in Poem
14
Letters to the Editor by Joe Fedosoff — Doukhobor prayers are voices for peace.

World Council of Peace Views World Situation
14
Letters to the Editor by Dorothy Morrison — Policies of WCP: abandonment of political blocs; disarmament; a halt to the testing and manufacture of nuclear weapons; prohibition of nuclear weapons.

New Year
14
Poetry Corner by Michael M. Tomilin — Let brotherly love from our heart never part.

Sons' Children in New Denver School
15
News From BC by Jim J. Chernenkoff — A first hand visit to New Denver revealed: gates unlocked, RCMP present all the time, superintendent refused to respond.

Sons of Freedom' Children Sing, Recite in Concert
16
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — Russian songs and the traditional Christmas concert resulted in a delightful program at New Denver. Zealot children were 'stars'.

Youth Wishes to Exchange Tapes
16
News From BC — Writer wishes to exchanges audio tapes of Doukhobor singing with readers.

School Board Hopes for Change in Law to Allow Doukhobor Trustees
16
News From BC by Grand Forks Gazette — If the authorities permit, Doukhobors will be able to serve on local board as trustees without swearing an oath of allegiance.

Social Held in Aid of Inquirer
17
News From BC by William Zubkoe — The Society of Doukhobors of Westminster held a luncheon and evening program of singing with proceeds to The Inquirer.

USCC Hall Arson Try Foiled
17
News From BC by Grand Forks Gazette — An attempt to set fire to the USCC Community centre being built was foiled by the quick action of a passer-by.

Proceeds of Banquet to Iskra
17
News From BC by Nick N. Plotnicove — A vegetarian banquet and evening program brought a donation to Iskra.

Union of Youth Collect Money for Psalm and Hymn Book
18
News From BC — USCC is collecting donations for the proposed Doukhobor psalm and hymn book.

We Regret the Error
18
News From Alberta — Error corrected re place where Doukhobor sobranie was held.

Senior Choir Sponsors Program
18
News From Alberta — Calgary Senior Choir held a fund-raising program of singing and speeches.

Tape Recordings of Pelly Festival Available For Loan
18
News From Sask. by Walter P. Strukoff — Tape recordings of the Pelly Festival in June are now available on loan.

Prayer Home Moved Into Village in Time for Active Season
18
News From Sask. by Walter P. Strukoff — Pelly Doukhobors recently moved an old traditional Prayer Home into the village of Pelly. It was moved in time to accommodate Harry W. Vereschagin's choir sessions.

Proceeds of Tea and Concert go to The Inquirer and Mr. Vereschagin
18
News From Sask. — William K. Chutskoff was MC for a fund-raising evening program of singing in Kamsack.

Singing and Discussion at Gathering
19
News From Sask. — Members of the Buchanan, Verigin and Canora groups spent an evening of singing and discussion in Canora.

Kamsack Branch of UDC Survey Through Questionnaires
19
News From Sask. — In the summer UDC held a questionnaire survey of Doukhobor youth and adults. Results are reported. Adults lack interest in organizational matters, while youth are eager to become active.

Vereschagin Visits District
20
News From Manitoba by Sam Cheveldayoff — Choir instructor Harry W. Vereschagin visited Benito in the fall.

Dobrenen Conviction Reversed
20
News From USA by CCCO — The Court of Appeals recently reversed the conviction of Mitchell Dobrenen of the Molokan Church on the grounds that he had not been furnished a copy of the recommendations.

Nurses Chosen to Represent National Convention
20
News From USA — Florence S. Faminow of Portland, Oregon, was chosen to be one of three delegates to a Nurses conference in Los Angeles in February 1957.

Union of Doukhobors of Canada News
21
UDC report by Nick N. Kalmakoff — Committee found that some hymns and psalms in the Book of Life are contradictory to Doukhobors. A summary of the findings will be published in mimeo format.

A Cry For Peace
21
Poetry Corner by Michael M. Tomilin — This is a plea to end wars and bring in a new era of caring humanity.

Recipe For Real Religion
21
Poetry Corner by Lewis Faucett — A light hearted look at different religions.

Memoirs of the Life and Gospel Labors of the late Daniel Wheeler
22
Book Reviews by Edith Reeves Solenberger — The Quaker Daniel Wheeler was invited in 1817 to undertake agriculture and drainage work near St. Petersburg, Russia. Although our languages are different, the language of the Spirit is the same. Meets Tsar.

Hi, Sister, Hi Brother, by Joe Wallace
25
Book Reviews by Nick W. Sherstobitoff — Reviewer believes that political ideas and poetry are almost incompatible.

On Brotherhood and Christianity
25
Editorial by Grand Forks Gazette — Shortcomings and highlights of Christianity are presented in relation to equality, economics, and materialism.

Survival Appeal
26
Editorial by Inquirer — The Inquirer faces serious financial crisis. Needs support now.

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Vol. 3, no. 12 — January 1957

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Youth and Age.

By Joan Konkin,
Kamsack, Sask.
Brotherhood Week — Aimed at Eradicating Prejudice
2
Editorial by Frazer Earle — Differences become a menace only when we allow them to become divisions which result in the poison of evil attitudes, mistrust and prejudice.

What Would You Do If?
3
Article by Jon Wynne-Tyson — The English author considers the nature of a response to evil. e.g. the Golden Rule.

Plato (427-347 B.C.)
4
Life and Times of World Thinkers — 2 by Dr. Robert Paton — After the death of Socrates, his pupil Plato carried forward the ideas of his master, fused with his own genius.

To My Child
6
Poetry Corner  by Marie Shlakoff — The poem by this zealot mother describes the sorrow and agony of losing her child to New Denver.

Who Are the Mennonites?
7
Organizations and People Working for a Warless World — 5 by J. W. Fretz — Mennonites as the Anabaptists of the Reformation believed in volunteer baptism, love, mutual aid, and refusal to swear oaths.

Doukhobor Panorama in 1956
10
Feature by Inquirer — The year focused on unity, youth, propagation of Doukhoborism, pacifism, singing, an inquiring attitude to self analysis, and the impact of The Inquirer on other media.

WRI Council Reaffirms its Renunciation of the Methods of War and Violence
16
News From Europe — The War Resisters' Council meeting in Germany reaffirmed its belief in the principles of nonviolence and peaceful solutions to all human problems of violence.

Quakers and Refugees
17
News From USA — A Quaker relief camp near Vienna, Austria, has been distributing clothing and interviewing Hungarian refugees to determine their needs.

Sculptor From Brilliant Calm Despite Loss of Year's Work
17
News From BC by Nelson Daily News — After 13 months of work in Europe while returning home to Vancouver, William Koochin found his art work had been smashed in transit.

50-50 Chance That Freedomites Are Responsible
17
News From BC by Canadian Press — For years the Sons of Freedom (zealots) have been blamed for burning bridges and homes and dynamiting railway tracks. Now the source of   criminality is questioned.

In Practice, Not Just Words
17
News From BC by Tom E. Dergousoff — This is the first time that a Doukhobor group has celebrated Christmas Eve by the Od Calendar.

Firm, Fair Policy on Sons' Schooling May Solve Problems, Claims Gulley
18
News From BC by Canadian Press — If we can eliminate the land and the school problems, the zealot leaders will not have anything to rally the fanatics to, claims Emmett Gulley, AFSC rep.

Annual Meeting Postponed
18
News From BC by Nick N. Plotnicove — The annual meeting of the Vancouver local of UDC has been postponed because of disorderly conduct of one member from a non-religious organization.

Festival Concludes Choir Conductor's Tour in Sask.
18
News From Sask. — A Festival in Saskatoon concluded a three-month choir instruction tour in Saskatchewan by Harry W. Vereschagin. A lively song by the Student Youth was turned down by some vocal elders.

Choir Practice Held Twice Daily
19
News From Sask. by Michael Ozeroff — Choir practices in Langham were held in January during the visit of Harry W. Vereschagin.

Internal Problems Discussed: Resolved to Seek New Unity Among Doukhobors
19
News From Sask. — Because many people do not know precisely what Doukhobor means, youth are confused. Cooperative efforts are needed by all groups to bring enlightenment.

Ladies Hold First Annual Meeting
20
News From Sask. — The Saskatoon Ladies' Society held their first annual meeting on January 25th at the local Doukhobor Community Home. Have given assistance to humanitarian needs.

Society Holds Second Annual Meeting
20
News From Sask. — Forty-one members of the Doukhobor Society of Saskatoon attended the 2nd Annual Meeting in January 19.The centre has served educational, cultural and spiritual needs of young and old.

Vegetarianism
20
Correction by Olga Biryukov — On page 9, column 2 of Inquirer feature, Dec. 1956, line 4 needs correction: Still later, a Vegetarian Society was set up in Russia. Lectures, literature, cookery demonstrations and restaurants serve as main propagating devices.

Enjoys Reading. A Means of Understanding
21
Letters to the Editor by Elsie Makortoff — I enjoy reading, esp. about our youth and the work they are doing, whether it's in Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC or elsewhere.

Comment on Character Sketch of P. V. Verigin
21
Letters to the Editor by L. W. Verigin — Did Peter V. Verigin wish the group to migrate to Canada?

Children Need Good Family Life
21
Letters to the Editor by Ruth E. Hoehn — Writer has been a sympathetic visitor to New Denver and has witnessed the sorrow and heartbreak caused by the separation of children from their parents.

The Search For Knowledge
21
Letters to the Editor by Nick Hrimakin — I hope you will continue to publish The Inquirer and to appraise things by their merits as you see them. We need to enlighten ourselves.

Man's Will and Destiny
21
Letters to the Editor by Pete Stooshnoff — It is time we stopped the destructive practice of hatred, and adopted the positive practice of love. We must begin at home.

Excerpts
22
Letters to the Editor by H. David Kirk — This Associate Professor of Social Work at McGill University is heartened to see a careful attempt by a minority group to seek a real place in the larger society.

Excerpts
22
Letters to the Editor by Fred J. Fillipoff — Writer hopes The Inquirer will bring progress among Doukhobor youth who speak in the English language.

Toward Undiscovered Ends by Anna Brinton
22
Book Reviews by Edith Reeves Solenberger — Stephen Grellet and William Allen's excursion to the Caucasus in 1818 took them to Molokans, Mennonites and Doukhobors.

To Any Child
26
Poetry Corner by Jon Wynne-Tyson — My child, when in your room go on your knees and pray that the soldiers and their mothers will not tempt you to their play.

Pine Tree
26
Poetry Corner by Michael M. Tomilin — An ode to a little pine that reaches out for fresh air and sunshine and grows straight and beautiful.

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Vol. 4, nos. 1 & 2 — February – March 1957

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The Modern Pioneer.

By Frances Faminow,
Vancouver, BC
Extreme Tolerance and Universal Thinking
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The experience of the religious wars and the East-West conflict demonstrates that ideological wars are futile and there is a need to tolerate ideas which we don't agree with and learn to live together in peace.

False Statements in School Textbooks
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Examples are cited of false statements made about Doukhobors in the works of Bruce Hutchison and Robert England. Correcting these entrenched errors is a real challenge.

This is the February-March Issue
3
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — For the first time The Inquirer has had to combine its two issues into one largely because staff are writing exams at university.

Publication of Donor's Name
3
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The Inquirer does not publish donor's names because it creates a false philosophy of giving, it consumes time and space, and it is not a general journalistic practice.

Dasha Looks On
3
Column by Peter S. Faminow — The intended scope of The Inquirer is world-wide. To be disturbed because we are seekers of truth is often the first step in beginning to solve our problems.

Reflections on Doukhoborism
4
Review: W. A. Soukoreff's articles on Doukhobors by William P. Sherstobitoff — Doukhoborism was a spontaneous secular rise of the Russian masses against tyranny, exploitation and oppression. The split was due to economic control over Sirotskoe.

The Greek Atomists
5
Feature: Life and Work of World Thinkers — 3 by Dr. Robert Paton — While the atoms of the Greeks are not the atoms of today, we are indebted to them for the first suggestion that matter is made of these fine particles. We are indebted to them for the freedom to speculate.

The Hutterian Brethren
7
Organizations and Peoples Working for a Warless World — 6 by V. Seeberg — In 1536 Jacob Hutter was burnt at the stake and his small flock in Tyre was forced to flee from land to land. They hold all things in common, except cloth and household furniture. These are Hutterites.

We are Proud to Announce
8
Anniversary Issue by Florence S. Faminow — Birth is a wondrous miracle. Growing up implies a much more complex process than adding inches to one's stature.

A Challenge to The Inquirer
9
Anniversary Issue by Peter G. Makaroff — Lawyer Makaroff says that recent changes in communications, a rise of Doukhobor students in universities, the English language, and the threat of atomic war, have all made possible for The Inquirer to survive.

Urges Doukhobors to Seek a Seat at the UN Non-Government Assembly
10
Letters to the Editor by William A. Vereschagin — This US Doukhobor suggests that Doukhobors and Molokans seek a seat in the United Nations non-government assembly.

Pa-Ulitsum Otkritoi Misli (Open Mind)
11
Column by Peter S. Faminow — The Inquirer has stimulated independent thought and has made a remarkable stride in the acquisition of knowledge.

Indifference Among Doukhobors Needs to be Overcome
12
Anniversary Issue  by Frances Horkoff — In this anniversary issue, I would like to congratulate those who are promoting an educational youth program with good judgment and foresight, with moderation and adaptive change.

The Inquirer and the Power of Persuasion
13
Anniversary Issue  by Olga Biryukov — This Swiss writer says that The Inquirer ought to contribute the best of the Doukhobor wisdom to the development of civilization. Let Peace, Love and Truth acquire anew their salt and power on earth.

The Inquirer, Doukhobor Youth and the Future
15
Anniversary Issue  by Peter N. Malov — Malov: At this time we must find how we can stop contributing towards militarism. All of us collectively and individually must find ways to do something real and positive to promote peace.

What's in a Name?
20
Anniversary Issue  by Walter P. Strukoff — The Doukhobor movement espouses the basic teachings of such moral leaders as Jesus Christ, Tolstoy, Gandhi and others — the teachings of humanitarian love.

A World View is Necessary
21
Anniversary Issue  by William N. Papove — The Inquirer paid tribute to our forefathers when it joined the ranks of other groups in outlawing war. This world-view is necessary to overcome the powerful forces of nationalism and power-politics.

Inquirer's Policy re Sons of Freedom
22
Feature by Inquirer — Basically it appears that the prime object of most zealots is to confuse the public in such a way that everyone will believe that the Doukhobors are the same as the Sons of Freedom. (i.e. a hijacking act).

Government Attitude to Doukhobor Efforts Leads to Resignation, Talks
25
News From BC — A Grand Forks Doukhobor, Eli A. Popoff claims he is prevented from becoming a school trustee because by conscience he cannot swear allegiance to the crown.

Tovarischi Release Three Records
25
News From BC — The singing group Tovarischi have released three more records of Russian folk songs, thus making a total of 15 records over the past few years.

New, Youthful Doukhobor Choir Thrills Overflow Crowd
25
News From BC by Grand Forks Gazette — A young Doukhobor choir with colourful Cossack dress performed to a full house at a high school auditorium in Grand Forks. Directed by Fred Vanjoff and Peter Gritchen. Lilliam Malloff sang three songs.

Sons' Case Sent Back to Supreme Court
26
News From BC by Canadian Press — The case of 8-year-old Bill Perepelkin, committed to New Denver, has been sent to the Supreme Court for further consideration.

Golden Anniversary Festival to be Held in New Community Centre
26
News From BC — The 10th USCC Union of Youth Festival will be held in the new Community Centre now being built in Grand Forks, May 28-20.

Festival Held at Odd Fellows Hall
26
News From Alberta by J. Planidin — A festival of singing was held in Calgary in February. Choir instructor was Harry W. Vereschagin.

Slanderous Statements Used in School Text. Protest Sent. Reply Received
27
News From Sask. — Slanderous statements in a literature text used in Alberta Schools resulted in letter exchange by UDC and Alberta Education Dept. Bruce Hutchison's account is biased and uninformed.

Community Home Damaged by Fire
27
News From Sask. — A flash fire caused considerable damage in a local Doukhobor Community Home on Feb. 8th. The pilot light in the gas furnace caused an explosion and flash fire.

Gift of Nighties for Needy Babies
27
News From Sask. by Saskatoon Star-Phoenix — Doukhobor women of Langham sent clothing to needy children by way of the Canadian Unitarian Service Committee.

UDC Replies to Peace Conference Invitation
28
News From Sask. — UDC bases its peace strategy on the teachings of Jesus, refusing to contribute to the war effort, and the principles of pacifism

Youth Invites All Doukhobors to Attend Peace Holiday and Convention
28
News From Sask. — The Blaine Lake young people invite all localities to the annual Doukhobor Peter's or Peace Day on June 29th and 30th

Draft Anthology Published by UDC
28
News From Sask. — A mimeographed draft anthology in the Russian language called 'Doukhobors — Their Faith', was published by UDC. Critical appraisals are invited before reprinting it

Excerpts From Letters
28
Letters to the Editor by Michael M. Tomilin — I trust that you will find it possible to continue your courageous work in these days of hysteria.

Excerpts From Letters 28
Letters to the Editor by The High Power Watt of Energy — I would wish to proudly compare the truth of our small magazine with any capitalist periodicals. My hopes are to see The Inquirer as a Station of Sincerity.

Excerpts From Letters
28
Letters to the Editor by Cecil W. Koochin — I did not get my January copy of The Inquirer. I cannot survive without it. Please send the above number without fail.

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Letters to the Editor by W. Tereckoff — It is my opinion that Peter V. Verigin was guided by the divine spirit during his leadership among the Doukhobors.

White Corpuscles in Europe by Allan A. Hunter
29
Book Review by Edith Reeves Solenberger — The writer uses a metaphor to fight war: We too may be 'white corpuscles' moving to heal wounds at home and in other lands.

Practical Cook Book: Selected Doukhobor and Quakers Recipes by Laura P. Verigin and Zoe H. Gulley
32
Book Review by Nick W. Sherstobitoff — Many good Doukhobors are not vegetarian and they do not pretend to be. Yet the book presents only vegetarian dishes. An experienced cook likes the different versions of some of the traditional dishes.

The Bible and the Word 'Wine'
33
Letters to the Editor by Nick Verigin — The Bible has 637 references to drink and drinking. Christ and his disciples drank fruit juices. Hence we are led falsely to believe the wine used was fermented in each case. Hence a mockery of the Church.

Hand in Hand
33
Poetry Corner by Joe Fedosoff — Teach me o Lord to walk hand in hand with you.

The Piper
34
Poetry Corner by Jon Wynne-Tyson — While nations arm for peace and make their youth from Christ immune, the vicar prays, the beggar plays, the devil calls the tune.

The Inquiring Attitude
34
Poetry Corner by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Society benefits with knowledge and truth when its citizens use an inquiring attitude in their journey of life.

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Vol. 4, no. 3 — April 1957

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The Observatory of Knowledge.

By Emma Sawula,
Saskatoon, Sask. 
Troubled Conscience and H-Bomb Tests
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — A mutual agreement of disarmament seems to be the only thing that can halt these tests and the war motive. So let us speak up and be counted.

Equality Before the Law — What is it?
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — One case in the USA about a Negro fellow and another case in Canada about parents keeping their son at home and educating him are examined in terms of equal opportunity for a fair trial in court.

Totalitarianism Comes to BC as Tots Taught Behind Fences
3
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — There is nothing in the law in Canada to indicate that crime against property can be punished by removing the children of an entire community and putting them into a concentration campus.

The 'Sons' Negotiate to Emigrate
4
Editorial by Inquirer — The recent announcement that the zealots are negotiating to emigrate to Russia should not be taken seriously. It is largely a hijacking effort to tar all Doukhobors with the zealot brush.

Aristotle 384-322 B.C.
5
Life and Work of World Thinkers — 4 by Dr. Robert Paton — Aristotle sponsors a universe filled with design and purpose, not a world of dead matter. It is a cosmos, not a chaos.

Why I Became an Operating Nurse
6
Opinion by Florence S. Faminow — Service to mankind is the primary function of nurses and the reason for the existence of the nursing profession.

A Witness to Peace
8
Organizations and Peoples Working for a Warless World — 7 by G. F. Tull — The Evangelical Catholic Communion in England has during the last 40 years been actively promoting peace, often cooperating with other pacifist groups.

The Student Christian Movement in Canada
9
Organizations and Peoples Working for a Warless World — 7 by Vince I. Goring — The SCM works in universities and colleges in Canada to arouse the interests of students for missionary work of the churches.

Tolstoy Had the Answer
11
Organizations and Peoples Working for a Warless World — 7 by Esme Wynne-Tyson — Tolstoy's whole emphasis was on practicing the law of Love and compassion rather than talking about it, or listening to ministers talking about it in church.

Friendship and Understanding, Theme of World Youth Festival
12
Organizations and Peoples Working for a Warless World — 7 by Floyd Williston — The 6th World Youth Festival will be held in Moscow, USSR in the summer. Young people from 120 countries are expected to attend. Canadians are invited.

Brotherhood and Western Civilization
13
Organizations and Peoples Working for a Warless World — 7 by Karel Hujer — As individuals we are not mere helpless bystanders or spectators of history. We are creative builders to that new era in which brotherhood will be more than a word but a living experience.

Tape Recordings Appreciated
16
Letters to the Editor by J. A. Verigin — Through The Inquirer, the Creston Doukhobors received tape recordings of a Festival in Saskatchewan.

Comment on Review
16
Letters to the Editor by William A. Soukoreff — The writer's intent is to show that Doukhobor problems are not specific to them alone, but are universal in other groups.

What Kind of Unity Do We Seek?
17
Letters to the Editor by William W. Markin — If anyone wants to be a true Doukhobor and the other is just trying to carry that name for some protection, there is room for all of us in the world. But what is a 'true' Doukhobor?

Langham Holds First Doukhobor Festival
18
News From Sask. — Proceeds from the first chorale Festival in Langham went to the building of a Doukhobor Community Home, the basement of which has already been excavated.

Live, Create, Learn and Teach
18
News From Sask. — Muriel Zakshewski said that the Saskatoon Doukhobor Home is strategically located in the centre of the province and therefore should be of value to all. Ritual forms are invented and therefore can be changed by man.

Resolutions Should be Sent Early to Executive of UDC
19
News From Sask. by Nick N. Kalmakoff — In preparation for the Ninth Annual Convention of UDC in Blaine Lake, Doukhobors are asked to prepare resolutions and sent them to the Executive.

Local Active in Educational Activities
19
News From BC — Since last year the New Westminster branch of UDC has instituted the reading of the Doukhobor Book of life and the Bible; panel discussions and special speakers as well as a regular 'Inquirer Days'.

Large Festival and Prairie Tour Conclude Winter-Spring Activities
19
News From BC — The Tenth Annual Youth Festival will be held in the new Doukhobor Community Home in Grand Forks, May 18-20. A prairie choir tour is planned.

Doukhobor Guests of Rotary Club
20
News From BC — The Nelson-Salmo choir of UDC were guests of the Rotary Club Convention in Nelson in April

Sons of Freedom Seek Emigration to Russia
20
News From BC — For the second time since 1950, BC's zealots are talking about relocating to Russia. They claim they do not have religious freedom promised them in Canada

Freedom in God: Guide to the Thought of Nicholas Berdyaev by E. L. Allen
20
Book Reviews by Edith Reeves Solenberger — Nicholas Berdyaev's mystical philosophy focuses on God as a loving fellow sufferer.

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Vol. 4, no. 4 — May 1957

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City Beautiful,
Bessborough Hotel,
Saskatoon, Sask.
By Koozma J. Tarasoff
A Quaker Book Reviewed by a Quaker
0
Book Reviews by Edith Reeves Solenberger — The author reviews the work of the great Quaker liberal, Elias Hicks, who is known for the separation of 1827-1828 which divided American Friends into Liberals and Orthodox.

Capacity to Protest is Necessary
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Adult educators meet to discuss healthy attitudes for creating a healthy society.

Co-ordinative Unity Among Peace Groups-is it Possible?
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The idea of unity amongst the traditional peace groups is explored as a useful exercise.

Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans
3
Life and Times of World Thinkers — 5 by Dr. Robert Paton — The Pythagorean ideas of the 3rd century BC is an important landmark in the history of modern thought. One of its proponents suggested that the sun, not the earth, was the center of things.

Disagrees with Inquirer re Vegetarianism
4
Letters to the Editor by Anonymous — Unknown author argues for more support towards vegetarianism.

Not accident But Murder
4
Letters to the Editor by Nick Verigin — The debate centers on accident or murder.

A Former Editor’s Point of View
5
Letters to the Editor by M. Roubeshanin — M. Roubeshanin of San Francisco was a former Russian journalist for many decades in the USA

The Christian Pacifist Society of New Zealand
5
Organizations and Peoples Working for a Warless World by A. C. Barrington — The author describes the history of the Society which was founded in 1936. Some of its members have been imprisoned for opposing all wars.

Community Centre Opened at Three Day Youth Festival (Grand Forks)
7
News From BC — The 10th annual youth festival marked the official opening of the new Doukhobor Community Centre in Grand Forks, BC. Speakers included Eli A. Popoff, Mildred Fahrni, and Cecil R. Evans.

200 People Present at Easter Service
7
News From BC by William Zubkoe — Luba Maloff highlighted the program with her singing.

Songs Composed: Record Released (Vancouver)
7
News From BC — Songs composed by Cyril Podmero Plotnicove

Pass Creek Youth Visits Districts (Calgary)
7
News From Alberta — Concerts in Erickson, Cowley and Calgary.

Resource Leaders Secured for Youth Adult Workshop in Inter-group Relations
7
News From Alberta — Thomas Berth, sociologist, and William Dixon, community organization, will head 4th youth workshop in Banff in Sept.

Mennonites Lay Groundwork for United Peace Witness (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
8
News by Canadian Mennonite — A two-day meeting recommended cooperation in the area of disaster relief and civil defence

“Friendly Persuasion” Judged Best Film (Cannes, France)
8
News From Europe by Reuters — Friendly Persuasion is a tale about a gentle Quaker family involved in violence in the USA.

Doukhobors (and ) Their Faith
9
Book Review by Inquirer — Psalm and allegorical selections from Vladimir Bonch-Bruevich's Book of Life of the Doukhobors comprises this preliminary report of the Union of Doukhobors of Canada.

Daily Good Living
10
Letters to the Editor by Val. D. Baima, Lillybelle Baima — Love is genuine respect for all creatures.

A Soliloquy to a Sitter
10
Poetry Corner by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Stand up and be counted.

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Vol. 4, no. 5a — June 1957

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Abstract Composition With Cock.

By Bill Perehudoff,
Saskatoon, Sask.
Inquirer Faces Survival Crisis
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The immediate need is financial.

The Conscience and the Fanchise
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Can we be pacifists and still exercise the right to vote? This is the question asked by some Doukhobors in BC since 1000 of them were recently placed on the federal voters' list.

Convention Faces Many Problems
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Among the questions at the 9th UDC conference are: unity, religious education, peace, formulating a workable constitution.

Stoics and Epicureans
3
Life and Work of World Thinkers — 6 by Dr. Robert Paton — Stoic teachings: We are all citizens of this divine kingdom, therefore equal by virtue of our common humanity. We all possess a spark of reason which is the divine reason of the universe.

The United Nations
5
Organizations and Peoples Working for a Warless World — 9  by Inquirer — Today we are no longer living alone. We are part of one international world. If we strongly desire the end results of peace, justice, equality and rights, then the UN will succeed.

Three-Day Doukhobor Conference
7
News From Sask. — A three-day Doukhobor Conference is scheduled for Blaine Lake in July 1-3. A change in the present name of UDC is proposed.

We Must Make Peace Now
7
News From Sask. — Cecil R. Evans, head of Canadian Friends Service Committee in Toronto, met with Saskatoon Doukhobors. Called for united action in promoting the peaceful way.

Several Doukhobor Young People to Visit Russia
7
News From Sask. by Inquirer — Some 13 young Doukhobors from Western Canada plan to visit the USSR during the World Youth Festival in Moscow, July 28 - August 11. Nick W. Shertobitoff and Koozma J. Tarasoff clarify details of the trip.

Inquirer Editor to Attend Triennial Pacifist World Conference
8
News From Sask. — The Editor of The Inquirer will attend the Triennial Conference of the War Resisters' International in London, England, July 15-19.

Kylemore Open Air Festival Held
8
News From Sask. by L. L. Osachoff — Wet and cold weather did not prevent some 400 people from attending a Festival in Kylemore with choirs from Kamsack, Pelly, Verigin, Canora, Buchanin, Watson and Kylemore and guests from Saskatoon and Langham.

Liberation to Run Muste's Autobiography
8
News From USA — The magazine Liberation will publish the autobiography of A. J. Muste who for 50 years has been in the forefront of labour, socialist and pacifist movements in the USA.

Insurance Policies Cancelled at Koinonia Far
9
News From Europe — The Koinonia Farm, in Georgia, USA, which has been the victim of shooting and arson because it will not operate a colour bar, has had all its insurance policies cancelled by Lloyds of London.

Likes Idea of Unity
9
Letters to the Editor by Hopeful — This anonymous writer supports the idea of creating unity among peace groups.

Verigin District Urges Doukhobors to Resolve Surplus Money Issue
9
Letters to the Editor by W. W. Kabatoff — The total credit of the defunct CCUB Trust Fund is $148,528.50. The Doukhobor Society of Verigin calls on all Doukhobors to come up with a solution to dispose this sum.

Language and Doukhobor Religion
9
Letters to the Editor by Alex P. Relkoff — One can be a Doukhobor in any language,

Relax My Friend
10
Poetry Corner by Koozma J. Tarasoff — A change in feeling state can brush aside gloom.

Uncommon Sense by Ascanio D. Paolo
10
Book Reviews by Nick W. Sherstobitoff — This book consists of 'letters to the editor' written to various newspapers in the USA from 1935 to the present, and then commented on by the author. The author denounces war and praises pacifism.

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Vol. 4, no. 5b — July 1957

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Strengthening the Bonds of Friendship, Union of Youth Choir of USCC.

Photo by Paul Streliaff.
Youth Choir Makes Successful Tour of Western Canada
0
Report by Koozma J. Tarasoff — A USCC Youth Choir traveled across western Canada in a two-week goodwill tour. One of the highlights was a TV appearance in Saskatoon. The Choir began in 1947 as a men's choir, but women were soon added.

Christianity and its Background
2
Feature by Dr. Robert Paton — This Sask. philosophy professor presents a brief history of Christianity as a prelude to building ones own philosophy of life.

Little Understood by One's Contemporaries
3
Letters to the Editor by Nick Papove — Writer contends that the Inquirer helps intelligent discussion.

A Compliment
3
Letters to the Editor by Ernest A. Webbe — Praises the quality and merit of The Inquirer. Suggests that vegetarianism should be promoted.

Peace Pilgrim
4
Organizations and Peoples Working for a Warless World — 10  by Inquirer — I have vowed to remain a Peace Pilgrim until mankind has learned the way of peace, walking until I am given shelter and fasting until I am given food. Walked 20,000 miles to date.

Union of Doukhobors of Canada — 9th convention
5
Report by Inquirer — Ninth Convention of UDC held in Blaine Lake, Sask. Elected William N. Papove as new Chairman and Peter S. Faminow as Sec-Treas. Our problems are those of transition between generations

High School Grad Gets Top Awards
8
News From BC — Irene Legebokoff of Grand Forks received top athletic awards.

Sons of Freedom Girls Punished
8
News From BC by Canadian Press — Thirty zealot girls at New Denver were denied visits with their families because they took part in an unruly behaviour. John Clarkson is superintendent of the school.

Celebrations Not Enough Says Visitor at Peter's Day
8
News From Sask. — Historical celebrations are not enough. We need to make history now by practical steps in avoiding the fearful threat of an atomic catastrophe.

3,200 Loaves of Bread Baked at Pion-Era Celebrations
8
News From Sask. — For the third consecutive year the Saskatoon Doukhobor Society contributed to the local Pion-Era celebration with bread-baking and demonstrations of carding and spinning wool.

1,500 Attend Canora Festival
8
News From Sask. — Over 1,500 people came out to a Doukhobor Festival in Canora in June. Peter S. Faminow urged the audience to work for a nonviolent peaceful world.

Community Home Expected to be Completed Soon
9
News From Sask. by Keith Tarasoff — A Doukhobor Community Home is now under construction in Langham.

Peace Pilgrim Gives a Challenge to Doukhobors
9
News From Sask. — You have a special message to this work, specifically in Russia. Since many of you speak Russian, why not send a mission of peace to Russia — this choir, for example?

The Gift by J. D. Beresford and Esme Wynne-Tyson
10
Book Reviews by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Simple, natural goodness — is such a state of being possible for us humans? The Gift is an inspiring story of human hope by a woman who gives birth to a son who turns out good, like Jesus.

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Vol. 4, no. 6 — August 1957

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Meeting to End War.

Triennial Conference of War Resisters’ International,
Roehampton, London, England. 
WRI photo.

World Pacifists Confer. Triennial Conference of WRI
0
Special Report by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Declaration of WRI in England: 'War is a crime against humanity. We therefore are determined not to support any kind of war and to strive for the removal of all causes of war.'

A Lesson Learned
1
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — In poetic form, the Editor pens a poem about his travels to Banff, Vienna, London, Moscow and Geneva.

Greetings From the New Executive UDC
1
Information by William N. Papove, Peter S. Faminow — We consider the fundamental beliefs of the Doukhobor people were derived from an appreciation of eternal values transcending the narrow bounds of sectarian thought. Their highest hopes: Brotherhood of Man.

Impressions of My Visit to the Soviet Union
4
Feature Report by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Impressions of Editor's 1957 visit to USSR included the Youth Festival, pioneer and komsomol organizations, schools, hospitals, farms, shops, museums, Metro, ballet performances, and churches.

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Vol. 4, no. 7 — September 1957

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Young Adult Leadership Conference, Banff, Alberta.

Conferene photo.
The Record Album
0
Review by Peter S. Bludoff — Peter' favourite Russian choirs and composers are highlighted in his vinyl record collection. 'Monotonously rings the evening bell' is one of his favourites.

For Greater Things
1
Poetry Corner by Mary B. Millar — The stairs of opportunity are sometimes hard to climb, but it can only be achieved one step at a time.

So What If We Are Different?
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Let us be more careful how we react to our fellow beings when their ideas clash with ours or when they appear to be somewhat 'odd'. We all belong to one human race.

Dasha
2
Humour by Peter S. Faminow — Dasha employs the league teams of Little Rock vs. New Denver as a way to distinguish some of their character traits.

Banff Workshop in Inter-Group Relations — 4th annual
3
Feature by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The Editor reviews the 4th Annual Youth Workshop for young adults held in Banff, Alberta. Resource leader Wiliam G. Dixon calls the zealots as  'a test of the Canadian conscience'.

Many Guests at Annual Peace Day
6
News From BC — The Molokan Society participated in the annual Doukhobor Peace Day in New Westminster.

Government Approves Fourth Interim Report on Allotment of Doukhobor Lands in BC
6
News From BC — The BC Government will give Doukhobors first chance to buy back their lost lands at 60 percent of appraised value. One parcel of land to one person or married couple.

Case Adjourned for Supreme Court Decision
7
News From BC — This is about a Hearing of a family court case concerning custody of 10-year-old Patsy Gienger, daughter of the late Mary Gienger, who committed suicide from the stress of New Denver.

Sons of Freedom Plans to Emigrate Termed a Seasonal Affair
7
News From BC — Dean Geoffrey Andrew of UBC calls the zealot's desire to emigrate to Russia as 'a seasonal affair'.

Son's Children Release Up to Parents — Bennett
7
News From BC by Canadian Press — Premier Bennett said that it's up to the parents of the zealot children detained at New Denver whether they will be released. Some 89 children are detained.

Declaration Day Celebrations Held
7
News From BC — A Molokan group from California participated in the USCC Declaration Day in Brilliant.

Electrical Service Comes to Slocan Valley
7
News From BC — After years of persistent effort to get electricity to the Slocan Park valley, just a few miles from major power dams on the Kootenay River, its residents now have power. Largely populated by Doukhobors.

Three Months Search Brings No Trace of Missing Plane
8
News From BC — A plane carrying Steve Antifaev and John E. Matser disappeared on a flight from Langley to Penticton. Not found.

USCC Choir Performs Before 1,200 Kiwanis
8
News From BC — USCC Choir performed 10 hymns and folk songs at the 40th Annual Pacific Northwest Kiwanis District Convention in Penticton.

Atomic Weather
8
Poetry Corner by Amy Merz — War is equivalent to the use of atomic bombs.

Scholarship to Student
8
News From Sask. — Beatrice Karaloff received a scholarship in Blaine Lake for the highest academic standing in school.

Press Reports Misrepresent New Denver Visit
8
News From Sask. — Press reports have misrepresented a recent visit of four people to New Denver, BC. John J. Maloff said that while food and shelter was adequate, forceful separation was not healthy for the children.

Creative Approach Needed to British Columbia's Sons of Freedom Truancy Problem
9
News From USA — Bayard Rustin of WRL sent a letter of protest to the Canadian Government concerning the forceful detention of 89 zealot children in New Denver, BC.

In the Land of the Grasshopper Song, by Mary Ellicott Arnold and Mabel Reed
10
Book Reviews by Edith Reeves Solenberger — This is a true story of life and work among Indians in a wild, remote area of northern California. As told by the authors who worked as field matrons for the US Indian Service in 1908 and 1909.

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Vol. 4, no. 8 — October 1957

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Sputnik.

By Frances Faminow,
Vancouver, BC

Mirror For Man; The Relation of Anthropology to Modern Life, by Clyde Kluckholn
0
Book Reviews by Edith Reeves Solenberger — Anthropology holds up a great mirror to man and lets him look at himself in his infinite varieties. He minimizes the importance of 'racial' physical difference and stresses the importance of changing nutrition, weather, etc.

Keep An Open Mind
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — When you have seriously studied many sides of a controversy, then, and only then should you try to judge.

This and That
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Since God is love, each of us must do our part in expressing this love in our daily lives to our fellow men and women.

Dasha
2
Humour by Peter S. Faminow — Once the rockets are perfected to return to earth, war-mongers can be sent to the outer spaces for normal brain washing.

Pa-Ulitsum-Un
3
Column by Peter S. Faminow — The United Nations may be imperfect, but it is the only international organization which seeks to solve the problems of nations by arbitration rather than by resort to force. Common goal: peace and prosperity of all.

Frustrations of Youth
4
Opinion by Norman Rebin — The author focuses on some parents who opposed an invitation to their children to attend a joint program of activities with BC Doukhobor youth in December.

Travelogue — 1. A Good Samaritan in Vienna
6
Travelogue by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The Editor in Vienna helped a stranger in need and learned about life in the French Foreign Legion as well as life on the streets.

$100 to The Inquirer
7
Letters to the Editor by Nick N. Kalmakoff — Assistance given to The Inquirer by Canora, Saskatchewan farmers.

Variety is the Spice of Life
7
Letters to the Editor by Peter F. Chernoff — The writer enjoyed the wit and humour of the column Dasha.

Tenets of Faith Must Have Evolved
7
Letters to the Editor by John A. Popoff — Doukhobors could hardly have originated spontaneously in the primitive conditions prevailing in the Russian countryside, without outside help. The group evolved from earlier historical inspiration.

Tolstoi Not Respected by Lenin Says Writer
7
Letters to the Editor by Esme Wynne-Tyson — The notion that Lev N. Tolstoy was respected by Lenin was stated by a guide at Yasnaya Polyana in Tula.

A Pacifist Planning Conference to be Held in December
8
News From BC — A North American conference on pacifism is planned for 1958.

Judgment Reserved in Freedomite Appeal
8
News From BC — Five judges of the BC Court of Appeal reserved judgment in an appeal by a zealot couple (Perepelkins) against the committal of their son to a special school.

Two Sons' Children Committed to School
9
News From BC — Two zealot children were committed to the care of the provincial superintendent of Child Welfare and will remain in the New Denver dormitory until they reach the age of 15.

First Doukhobor Ceremony in Saskatoon Community Home
9
News From Sask. — The first Doukhobor marriage ceremony in the Saskatoon Doukhobor Community Home was held on October 24th, when Alec Postnikoff and Marlene Kabatoff were united in marriage.

Saskatchewan Doukhobor Youth Prepare Excursion to British Columbia
9
News From Sask. — The Saskatoon Student Group in cooperation with the youth of USCC have organized panel discussions on unity, the future, impressions of trip to Youth Festival in Moscow. This will be a first.

New Executive Chosen for Saskatoon Student Group
10
News From Sask. — Chairman: Norman Rebin. Vice-chairman: Nick W. Sherstobitoff. Sec.-Treas.: Susan Kolesnikoff. Past chairman Koozma J. Tarasoff chaired the meeting. Choir directors: Peter Kolesnikoff and Mrs. Boki.Origin of group in 1924.Revived in 1951.

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Vol. 4, no. 9 — November 1957

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The Power of Cooperation.

Artist unknown.
Books for Children at Christmas or at any Other Time
0
Book Reviews by Edith Reeves Solenberger — Some 20 good books for children are reviewed by a Quaker who is a member of a Committee of Friends and Doukhobors of the AFSC.

Creative Expression Needed in Our Age
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Ralph Waldo Emerson: Each age must write its own books. The books of an older period will not fit this. Readers are encouraged to write.

Dasha
2
Humour by Peter S. Faminow — Characters: Dashinka and Rasputnik make a parody of nudity, sin, witchcraft and mooniks.

Pa-Ulitsum — Non Violence
3
Column by Peter S. Faminow — Thousands of words are expended by the media lauding the merits of extensive defence expenditures. The voice against this pace towards destruction is either non-existent or too weak to be heard.

Travelogue — 2. Impressions of the Soviet Union and its People
4
Travelogue by Nick W. Sherstobitoff — Impressions of Russia: people are very afraid of war; they are curious about Westerners; most live in crowded quarters; the state takes precedence over individual rights.

The' Christmas Gift
5
Information by Jim Kalmakoff — If we lose the meaning of Christmas, then Christmas becomes just another day.

In Appreciation
6
Letters to the Editor by D. V. Gokhale — In deep appreciation to the fine efforts of the UDC Convention in the cause of global understanding and peace.

Anthropology Should be Taught in High Schools
6
Letters to the Editor by Dayle Lowry — Advocates the introduction of anthropology in high schools.

Desires Pen Pals
6
Letters to the Editor by W. Sandig — A German student wishes to correspond in German or English.

As Long as it Discusses Those Burning Issues
6
Letters to the Editor by Frances S. Faminow — Vancouver artist praises The Inquirer for its spirit of inquiry.

What Are Doukhobors
6
Letters to the Editor by C. Roosenschoon-Mulder — This Holland reader has never heard of the Doukhobors. Asks for information.

Schedule Set as Several Doukhobor Youth Prepare for Excursion to BC
6
News From Sask. — Seven members of the Saskatoon Student Group will participate in panel discussions, speeches and talent nights with BC youth. Will bring a drama play.

Law Student Receives Scholarship
7
News From Sask. — Third year law student Nick W. Sherstobitoff has again been awarded a Mackenzie Scholarship for academic proficiency. He is a member of The Inquirer.

Artist Contributes to National Award
7
News From Sask. — Artist Bill Perehudoff of Modern Press received a national award for design and printing of various scenes form social life of rural Western Canada.

First Tea and Sale in Community Home Termed 'Very Successful'
7
News From Sask. — The Saskatoon Doukhobor Ladies' Society held its first tea and sale in the new community home.

Festivals and Peace Day Topic of Regional Meeting
7
News From Sask. — Regional Doukhobor delegates laid plans for next year's cultural activities.

Speeches Presented at Official Opening of Community Home
8
News From Sask. — The 24 by 48 foot wooden structure was completed in the fall. First speaker at official opening: William P. Sherstobitoff: Let's keep the doors open to all who wish to share in the higher ideals of man.

Proceeds to The Inquirer From Evening Programme
8
News From Alberta — A fund raising evening programme netted The Inquirer $35.

Doukhobors Asked to Contribute to Centennial Programme
8
News From BC— Doukhobors have been invited to contribute written material to the 100th anniversary of British Columbia in 1958. William N. Papove will chair the sub-committee.

Peter Verigin III Death Reported in Russia
8
News From BC— The USCC has been informed by the Red Cross that Peter P. Verigin III has died in confinement in Russia. He was imprisoned in a Russian concentration camp in the 1930s.

Seminar for Youth and Schools for Adults Proposed at Union of Youth Convention
9
News From BC— Proposed resolutions for the annual youth convention will include Russian language classes and a letter to the UN urging world opinion to employ the spirit of love in its present crisis.

School Issue May go to Supreme Court of Canada
9
News From BC— Does compulsory attendance in public schools infringe on religious freedom? That is the question that the Supreme Court of Canada may soon discuss.

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Vol. 4, no. 10 — December 1957

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Man and His Conscience.

By Harold Popoff,
Kamsack, Sask.
Personality, by David C. McClelland
0
Book Reviews by Edith Reeves Solenberger — This book is a community enterprise by teachers and students at Wesleyan and Harvard Universities on the theoretical aspects of personality development beginning with infancy.

Dasha
1
Humour by Peter S. Faminow — I am the past, the present, and the future. I am the beginning and the end. I think, I am.

P
2
From the Editor by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Our challenge is to bridge understanding between the East and the West, to create a world where hunger, pestilence and fear are reduced to a minimum, and where respect reigns for all.

On the Year 1958
2
Opinion by Olga Biryukov — Our discussions and choices must be guided by our ability to discriminate between good and evil. I wish that the inner light within you will burn brighter and brighter.

Man and His Conscience
3
Script by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Man and His Conscience' was originally written for radio, but adapted for a stage play. Performed in Western Canada on several occasions. A one man play.

Young Adult Tour of Western Canada
8
Feature by Inquirer — This historic youth tour in December included panel discussions on issues of the day, slide shows and talks of trip to Europe, a stage play, banquets, socials, tours, visits, and choral performances.

Have You Ever?
13
Poetry Corner by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Keep your head above water and persist to the finish.

Inspiration
13
Poetry Corner by Koozma J. Tarasoff — A tribute to inspiring words.

Tolstoi, The Prophet
14
Feature by Esme Wynne-Tyson — The health of humanity is being jeopardized by radio-active fall-out, radiation, and the blast of the H-bomb itself. To avoid the return of the stone age, we must be wise.

Non-Violence Conference
15
News From BC by Peter S. Faminow — An All Canada Conference on Non-Violence is scheduled for June 1957.

Group Visits Krestova as Sons Send Delegates to Russia
15
News From Sask. — Four zealot members were given an official send-off in Krestova as four Saskatchewan and Vancouver visitors were present. Guests: William N. Papove, Peter S. Faminow, William P. Sherstobitoff, and Nick W. Sherstobitoff.

Several Choirs Participate in Programme
16
News From Sask. — Pelly Choir organized a choral evening with instrumental numbers and monologues included.

Proceeds of Tea For Kitchen Facilities
16
News From Sask. by Dianna Shukin — A tea and home-baking sale in Langham raised funds for the purchase of kitchen facilities for the new Doukhobor Community Home.

Third Annual Meeting Held
16
News From Sask. — Third annual meeting of the Doukhobor Society of Saskatoon held January 18. The society was officially founded on Jan. 19, 1955.

Friends Send Resolution to UN Urging Disarmament
16
News from USA — The Quakers called on all nations to work for renewed disarmament negotiations.

Mithras: The Fellow in the Cap
17
Letters to the Editor by Esme Wynne-Tyson — The author announces the publication of his novel on Christians manufacturing H-Bombs and waging war.

Former Staff Member of Free Age Press Writes
17
Letters to the Editor by Stanley Carlyle Potter — Potter is a former staff member of The Free Age Press, founded for the dissemination of Tolstoyan literature, prohibited by the police censorship of the Tsar.

Peace Witness Needs Encouragement
17
Letters to the Editor by Carl Erickson — BC Peace Council Chairman for BC writes: We are working to stop nuclear arms testing as a sincere start towards disarmament.

No Freedom of Religion in Russia Believes Writer
17
Letters to the Editor by Esme Wynne-Tyson — This writer from England argues that Westerners can still protest, without molestation, while Soviets do not have this advantage.

A Belgium School Teacher Writes
18
Letters to the Editor by V. Cotton — I should like to get some information about the Doukhobors.

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Vol. 4, no. 11 — January 1958

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Wrestling With the Spirit.

By Harold Popoff,
Kamsack, Sask.

She Never Hurries. Take a Lesson From the Cat
0
Of Human Interest by Lynn M. Watkins — We can learn from the cat to be tranquil, relaxed, and have the ability to enjoy instant sleep.

Brotherhood Is More Than a Reminder
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — We are one family of man, yet we degrade ourselves when we forget it.

Censorship Comes to South Africa
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Peace News, an international pacifist weekly in England, has been banned in South Africa, and other publications are threatened with the ban imposed by a Bill on censorship of the Press.

Travelogue — 3. International Hikers Rally
4
Travelogue by Winnifred Horkoff — World Youth Festival participant describes her two-day international hiking experience from Chop to Moscow. Friendships made.

Everyman's Path to Peace
5
Poetry Corner by Winifred G. Toby — Peace is a feeling state that resembles God.

Doukhobor Panorama in 1957
6
Feature by Inquirer — This a review of the significant highlights in 1957 in the Doukhobor 'world' of some 20,000 in Canada. Conventions, visits abroad, panel discussions and festivals highlight the year.

Letter to Time Magazine
11
Response to Time Magazine by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Misconceptions: Zealots are not the same as Doukhobors. Use of word 'Doukh' is derogatory. Innuendo of guilt for burnings is unjust.

If I But Were
12
Poetry Corner by John A. Popoff — Writer uses the tiny bee as a metaphor for small and big folks who need not fret at all.

Free Choice
12
Poetry Corner by Hugh Hardyman — The young lad can say NO and refuse to go to war and kill ones fellow beings.

More on Freedom of Religion in Russia
12
Letter to the Editor by P. E. (Anonymous in Alberta) — In Edmonton, Alberta where I live, a local store sells liturgical and Georgian songs. That is not propaganda. A response to Esme Wynne-Tyson.

Author of Uncommon Sense Writes
12
Letter to the Editor by Di Paola — Author congratulates The Inquirer for not being afraid to advocate pacifism and to criticize Christians for going to war. If Christians have to kill Christians, why preach Christian love and the brotherhood of man?

Language Difficulties and the Play
13
Letter to the Editor by Frances Savinkoff — This Mission City, BC writer is critical of the youth for presenting the play 'Man and His Conscience' in English at a Community Church in Vancouver.

Thou Shalt Do No Murder
13
Letter to the Editor by George G. Hadikin — Modern war punishes more innocent people than guilty. Writer criticizes an evangelical speaker on radio who preaches to churches and sanctions killing. The commandment Thou shalt not kill is clear, but not followed.

International Responsibility and Our Religious Heritage
14
Opinion by Edith Reeves Solenberger — This Pennsylvanian Quaker reports on her attendance at an international seminar on peace in New York. 'Discussion of disarmament should have top priority at the UN.'

Choir Sponsors Amateur Night
14
News From Sask. by Betsy Popoff — In January the Junior Doukhobor Choir of Kamsack sponsored an Amateur Nigh. Proceeds went to The Inquirer.

Student Receives Scholarship For Study in France
14
News From Sask. — Nick W. Sherstobitoff of Saskatoon has been awarded a University Service of Canada exchange scholarship for 1958-1959 for study in France. He will study French Civil law, Roman law and International law at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Captures Honors in Oratory Test
15
News From Sask. — Verna Popoff was the winner of the Bryant oratory contest in Blaine Lake. Topic: A Look into the Future.

Banff Workshop in Inter-Group Relations to be held June 29 — July 5
15
News From Alberta — The fifth Workshop in Inter-group Relations for young adults will be held in Banff.

Verigin Died in 1942
15
News From BC — The USCC has received confirmation that Peter Verigin III died on August 13, 1942 from pellagra and a weakened condition of his heart. Mr. Verigin was a long-sought spiritual leader of the USCC.

Eli Popoff New School Board Member
15
News From BC — On January 21st, Eli Popoff became the first BC Doukhobor to become a trustee of the School Board of District 12 when he took office at the inaugural meeting of 1958. About 50 percent of the local students in Grand Forks are of Doukhobor background.

Stated Briefly
15
Stated Briefly by Friends World Committee — The Friends World Committee has estimated the total Quakers for the world is 192,820 compared to 159,506 in 1935.

The Russians, by Alex Percow
16
Book Reviews by William P. Sherstobitoff — Canada has its Percows in the zealots. They accuse the BC government of 'concentration camps', 'kidnapping', 'brain-washing'; 'genocide', and physical and mental torture for the cause of religious freedom. Both make powerful 'cold war' propaganda.

UDC Spokesman Refutes Statements Made in the Vancouver Sun
17
News From BC — Peter S. Faminow refuted a front page article of Vancouver Sun, Feb. 20, 1958, 'Siberia Sanctuary Offered Douks' and 'Reds Offer Douks Siberia Sanctuary'. Douk is derogatory and unjust. Remarks to author are unfair and without foundation.

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Vol. 5, nos. 1 & 2 — February-March 1958

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Semi-abstraction of
Modern Children.

By Bill Perehudoff,
Saskatoon, Sask.
Four Years of Continuous Publication
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The Editor reviews the history of The Inquirer since its first issue in February 1954. Much has changed, but inquiring spirit continues.

Revision of Our Parliamentary System Needed?
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The Editor explores how we can achieve a government of the people, by the people, for the people.

World Conference Against A and H Bombs to be Held in Japan in August
3
Letter to the Editor by Kaoru Yasui — The Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs invites participants to its Fourth World Conference in August.

Excerpts From Letters
3
Letter to the Editor by Beatrice Bradley — The Geneva writer wishes The Inquirer 'all success to your fine efforts in favour of world peace and greater human understanding'.

Excerpts From Letters
3
Letter to the Editor by Peter Harry Nahornoff — An announcement on the formation of the Svidanya of Youth Club in the Greater Vancouver Valley.

Excerpts From Letters 3
Letter to the Editor by J. Passmore Elkinton — This elder Quaker from Pennsylvania gives thanks to the dedicated young Doukhobors with 'such excellent spiritual insights and the energy of youth'.

Excerpts From Letters 3
Letter to the Editor by Peggy E. Lowell — Response from a New Zealand reader: My husband and I are representatives for the Voice English paper dedicated to the Brotherhood of man under the Fatherhood of God.

Amish Problem in the USA Similar to Sons of Freedom
3
Letter to the Editor by Ernest A. Webbe — This USA observer from Ohio contends that Amish and the zealots in Canada have similarities. Amish refuse to send children to school beyond the eight grade.

The Vision to See Beyond
4
Anniversary Greetings by William N. Papove — We urgently need the vision to see beyond the horizon and the will to work courageously and constructively to build a world-mindedness and a concern for each other.'

Pa-Ulitsum Nadeozhda (on the streets of hope) 5
Column by Peter S. Faminow — This Vancouver lawyer awaits with hope the acts of goodness and the voices of kindness at home and abroad. Any East-West mutual projects would provide hope for the future.

Nature's Blessing
6
Poetry Corner by John A. Popoff — The poet, a former teacher, thanks nature for our gifts of seeing and trusts that we in turn will reciprocate by expressing our love in words and deeds.

These Words
6
Poetry Corner by Koozma J. Tarasoff — In our road of life we can learn much when we overcome obstacles in our path.

To The Inquirer On Its Fourth Anniversary
7
Anniversary Greetings by Olga Biryukov — The Geneva writer wishes The Inquirer 'all success to its search for world peace and greater human understanding'. She wonders why the journal also looks at the preservation of isolationism and separation from the world.

Twenty-Two Years of Peace News
8
Organizations and Peoples Working for a Warless World — 11 by Hugh H. Brock — In 1936, Peace News was launched in England as a medium for the investigation into the problems and challenges of pacifist propaganda. It has pioneered in new thinking in nonviolence and reconciliation.

Pacifism of 1958.Characteristics and Concerns
10
Organizations and Peoples Working for a Warless World — 12 by Arlo Tatum — Should the State have the right to manufacture weapons of mass destruction, to conscript its citizens for war, to impose taxes for war purposes?

An Old Man Building a Bridge
11
Poetry Corner by Anonymous — The virtue of bridge-building from generation to generation is highlighted.

Keep Plowing Ahead
11
Poetry Corner by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Vision, courage and determination are needed to ensure a future.

CCCO Aids United States Objectors
12
Organizations and Peoples Working for a Warless World — 12 by Lyle Tatum — CCCO was organized in the USA in 1948 to assist men facing prosecution because of refusal on grounds of conscience to cooperate with the draft law.

The Lawyer and Society
13
Feature by Nick W. Sherstobitoff — The development of international law has led to the creation of the United Nations.

Reminiscences of V. G. Tchertkoff and the Russian Colony Near Christchurch, England
14
Organizations and Peoples Working for a Warless World — 13 by Stanley Carlyle Potter — The author in the summer of 1903 joined his friend Vladimir G. Chetkov (Tchertkoff) and his fellow workers of the Free Age Press in publishing this pioneering Tolstoyan journal. Met Kropotkin, Verigin, Biryukov, Heinemann and Beinstock.

Dasha
15
Humour by Peter S. Faminow — In poetic form, the author delves into the historical secrets of the Kootenay-Columbia area of BC on the steppes of Ooteshenie.

Doukhobors in USSR
16
Feature by William Chutskov — The author, a mathematician and teacher in Tbilisi, describes life in the Bogdanovskoi Raion, Georgia, USSR. 'Religion in our society is a personal affair of each citizen. The government does not interfere in religious matters'

A View of the Future by a Student
19
Anniversary Greetings by Norman Rebin — With exuberance, this Saskatchewan student recalls with fondness his visit with Alberta and BC Doukhobors last December and his glance at the future where willingness to listen, discuss and respect ideas are paramount.

The Challenge to Better Our Social Order
20
Anniversary Greetings by William A. Soukoreff — It is commendable that this publication has sought to transcend the dogmatic and traditional order of our Society, yet at the same time has respected various attitudes of different groups. Even the "Sons of Freedom" did not escape their inquiry.'

Belief is Empty Without Practice
22
Information by Wallace Hancock — The effectiveness of belief must show itself in its fruits. There is room in the Christian community for members to believe or disbelieve the theological doctrines of the Church.

Panel Discussion Curtailed re: Folk Singing
23
News From Sask. by Inquirer — Singing of hymns and psalms have been permitted in Doukhobor Community Homes, but some elders are opposed to young people singing songs in such buildings which they call 'Prayer Homes'. A questionnaire was handed out and its results were published.

Historical Drawings of Local Artist Displayed at Art Centre
24
News From Sask. — Artist Bill Perehudoff reveals his skill as a portraitist by presenting the pride and character of Metis and Indians.

Norm Rebin Wins Douglas Trophy
25
News From Sask. — University of Saskatchewan student Norman Rebin won the Douglas Cup for public speaking at the finals in March. Topic: Has the Intellectual Become the Forgotten Man?

Students Role in Doukhobor Movement Traced by Speaker at Annual Banquet
25
News From Sask. — William P. Sherstobitoff, a student of Doukhoborism: 'each individual was equal in he face of the Supreme Being, and each has the right and duty to interpret his religion as he sees fit…motivated by the principle of love and brotherhood of all mankind.'

Date Set for Nation-Wide Nonviolence Conference
27
News From BC — Peter S Faminow is coordinating a national nonviolence conference at UBC at the end of June. Quakers and FOR will co-host.

Youth Prepares For Festival in Grand Forks
27
News From BC — The Union of Youth, USCC, in BC are preparing for their eleventh annual Festival to be held at their new Community Centre in Grand Forks, in April.

USCC Male Choir Appears on TV
27
News From BC — The USCC male choir appeared on television for a half hour program on Channel Four, Spokane. Soloist Lillian Malloff accompanied the group.

Quarter Million Dollars Voted for Doukhobor Affairs
27
News From BC — A total of $245,000 was approved in the BC Legislature to cover expenses of the Dept. of Attorney-General, Doukhobor Affairs.

Sons of Freedom Getting Ready to Migrate to Russia?
27
News From BC — Zealots have made an informal application to the Soviet government for land in the Altai region of SW Siberia. A four-man delegation that traveled to Russia included Bill Moojelsky, Joe Podovinikoff, John Chernoff and Nick Kanigan.

Women Donate $350 to Hospital
28
News From BC — An event held in the Robson Community Hall netted $350 from the sale of tea, baked goods and a raffle sponsored by USCC. Proceeds went to the Hospital.

New Post for Paul Voykin
28
News From Sask. by Saskatoon Star-Phoenix — Paul Voykin of Saskatoon won a job as superintendent of the Calumet Country Club on the outskirts of Chicago, USA.

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Vol. 5, nos. 3 & 4 — April-May  1958

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Peace.

By Frances Faminow,
Vancouver, BC

The Next Issue of the Inquirer? 2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Respect the inquiring approach to social problems.

An Important Natural Resource — the Mind 2
Opinion by Canadian student in USA — Our minds need to be awakened and stimulated with truth so as to ward off false propaganda.

A Tribute to the Forthcoming Western Canadian-American Nonviolence Conference
2
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The first western Canadian-American conference on nonviolence is scheduled for UBC June 27-29. It is designed to draw the world's attention to the moral and pragmatic aspects of nuclear war. Love your enemy.

Nuclear Disarmament — An Answer to Those Who Oppose it
3
Opinion by Philip Toynbee — World citizens ought to renounce the wicket weapons of mass destruction and to do so in the full knowledge of the risk that we are taking.

From the Editor
3
Notice by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The Inquirer will be suspended for the summer because of financial difficulties. In the meantime the Editor will go to Vancouver, BC to write a piece on the contributions of the Doukhobors to BC during the province's Centennial.

Conference on Peace Through Nonviolence
4
Feature by Mildred Fahrni — UDC will team up with FOR and the Quakers to organize a major conference on peace through nonviolence.

A Decision
5
Poetry Corner by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Decision-making is a universal human endeavour that expresses our living nature.

Wonder, Wonder Everywhere
5
Poetry Corner by Koozma J. Tarasoff — You have got to work hard to see what you see.

Higher Education in the USSR
6
Feature by M. Zubko — This exclusive report from Moscow focuses on higher education in the USSR. Topics include: colleges, higher institutes, correspondence courses, student organizations, preparations, textbooks, and international ties.

Distractions
15
Poetry Corner by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Perseverance will overcome distractions.

Let's Try a Different Method
16
Opinion by Hugh Herbison — A member of the Wider Quaker Fellowship deplores the lack of skills in dealing with zealotry in BC. Recalls the work of the Research and Consultative Committees of 1950-54 and summarizes the simple and workable solutions.

Golden Rule in Honolulu
17
News Here and There — Golden Rule and its four member crew were stopped by US authorities while at sea near Honolulu, Hawaii. Its members risked their lives to enter the Eniwetok H-Bomb testing area in an effort to prevent US from conducting these tests.

Sons of Freedom and Their Proposed Migration to USSR
18
Feature by Inquirer — This behind-the-scene expose looks at the zealot philosophy including their contradictions and stabilizing factors, as well as the motives for the proposed migration.

Tenth Annual Convention of UDC Set for July 6 and 7
23
News From BC — The tenth Annual Convention of UDC is scheduled for Salmo in July. The group will initiate plans for the future.

Singing, One-Act Plays & Speeches Highlight USCC Youth Festival
23
News From BC — Singing, a one-act play and speeches highlighted the 11th annual Festival of the Union of Youth in Grand Forks in April when an estimated audience of 2500 turned out, incl. 500 youth. John J. Verigin spoke.

All Doukhobor Choir to Perform at Nonviolence Conference
23
News From BC — Choral groups from BC, Alberta and Sask. will sing at the UBC Nonviolence Conference June 27. Harry W. Vereschagin will be on hand to direct. Hymns selected on away with guns, slaughter and boundaries. We are all kin.

To Satisfy Curiosity, George Strukoff Spent Two Years Building a Telescope
24
News From BC by Grand Forks Gazette — George Strukoff of Grand Forks spent two years building a telescope powerful enough to see Jupiter, its four moons, Saturn, Mars, and Venus. All work was done at his home.

Sons of Freedom Group Still Plans to Emigrate Abroad
24
News From Sask. — Spokesmen for the zealot group in BC still claim their plan to migrate to Russia will materialize despite reports to the contrary. William Moojelsky quoted a statement from their 52-member Fraternal Council.

Sergei P. Relkoff New Manager
25
News From BC — Sergei P. Relkoff is the new manager of the Sunshine Valley Co-operative Society in Grand Forks. Peter P. Podovinnikoff will become the assistant manager.

More Awards on Graduation
25
News From Sask. — Upon graduation in Law, Nick W. Sherstobitoff of Saskatoon has been awarded more prizes for proficiency at the University of Saskatchewan. He will be studying in France in the Fall.

Three Poems: Hidden Good — No Good, Too Late, and Who's The Thief
26
Poetry Corner by Jack Greenhill — The American poet deals with life, death, the good and the bad, and the beautiful.

The Conference on Nonviolence
27
Letters to the Editor by Robert Boyd — Nonviolent truth force is the alternative to the disaster of atomic warfare, yet the great powers continue their frantic trust in atomic weapons. Urges attendance at Nonviolence Conference.

Bulgarian Vegetarians Send Greetings
27
Letters to the Editor by Slav Delkinov — A member of the Vegetarian Cooperative Society in Plovdiv, Bulgaria asks for more information on the Doukhobors.

Young People Not Satisfied to Rest on Laurels of the Past
27
Letters to the Editor by Peter R. Samaroden — Young people of Saskatchewan are not satisfied to rest on the laurels of the forefathers who suffered for their beliefs in prisons. Suggests discussion topic on the absence of the Bible at Doukhobor meetings.

Neither Time Nor Leisure
28
Letters to the Editor by Staff Member— We of The Inquirer have neither time nor leisure, but a sincere desire to give voice to our beliefs in the medium of the press.

Professor Gusev Writes to Bulgarian Vegetarians
28
Letters to the Editor by Dan Evanoff — The letter of March 3, 1958 contains important names of the vegetarian movement during Lev Tolstoy's era. It was written by Professor Gusev of Moscow to a vegetarian in Bulgaria.

Magazine Simply Shocking
28
Letters to the Editor by Andrew Philipow — Let our forefathers rest peacefully in their graves. Sometimes I wonder where you get such impudence to print such matter. Your past reader.'

Questions On Religion
28
Letters to the Editor by Harold Popoff — Writer suggests that the quest of Doukhobors today may be some sort of marriage of the reluctant partners of philosophy, Biblical religion and ethics. 'Which if possible, would indeed be a noble achievement.'

Commendation, Not Condemnation
29
Letters to the Editor by Polly & Marge — Instead of criticizing the Saskatchewan students, they should be given credit for having written such an interesting play and presenting it so well during their Christmas tour of BC.

Wonderful Contribution
29
Letters to the Editor by Hugh Herbison — Writer: 'You are making a wonderful contribution by making both Doukhobors and non-Doukhobors aware of significant values in the Doukhobor religion and culture.'

Allied Writers Invite You
29
Letters to the Editor by Dr. Belle S. Mooney — The Director of Allied Writers in Kansas City, USA acknowledges The Inquirer as an 'excellent little publication' and invites the editor to come into its fellowship.

Dasha — a satire by Dashinsin
30
Humour by Peter S. Faminow — The satire begins with a look at Dr. Chisholm of Victoria, BC, then goes to the zealots and their proposed migration scheme, finally a Children's Peace Song.

Evolution For Beginners, by Michael Byrom
31
Book Reviews by Nick W. Sherstobitoff — The book consists of a series of essays which form an appeal to the individual human conscience and attacks ignorance, apathy and complacency. Calls for the substitution of love for hate.

Love is Limitless
31
Opinion by Vinoba Bhave — Small, parochial, or national outlook has to be dropped. Instead, people of the world will have to re-educate themselves and cultivate broad sympathies.

Record Review
32
Record Review by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Two new records of the USCC male chorus of Grand Forks were released while on a recent trip to Spokane, Washington. : Luba Malloff, as soloist, was featured in 'The Loving Heart', an old favourite.

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Vol. 5, nos. 5,6,7,8 — June-September 1958

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The Road to Peace.

By Frances Faminow,
Vancouver, BC
The Inquirer

1
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The Inquirer has been suspended during the summer. Financial difficulties have forced the journal to publish a news-sheet in mimeograph format rather than commercially printed. Deficit: $3,693.15.


The World

1
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Dr. Brock Chisholm of World Health Organization stated: 'In this different world, where no precedents for peace exist, we must extend our loyalties from family, clan, racial group — to the world.'


Here and There

1
Editorial by Koozma J. Tarasoff — Since June the Editor has been in Vancouver working on a BC Centennial project: 'The contributions of the Doukhobors to BC and Canada'.


Dasha

1
Humour by Peter S. Faminow — If the zealots depart, then the coloured folk from Little Rock could fill the vacuum. Comments on UDC report on New Denver.


Italian Professor Desires Exchange

2
Letters to the Editor by Riccardo Selvi — Cites reports in Italian paper of the noble efforts of the Doukhobors. Desires to have an exchange of ideas.


Creative Work Cannot be Stopped

2
Letters to the Editor by D. N. Hartman — This Hollywood, California writer commends The Inquirer for a wonderful beginning. The creative forces may be scattered, but they shall soon find anew another centre of expression.


Union of South Africa Awaits Social Worker

2
Letters to the Editor by Charles Frantz — This US anthologist has moved to Africa on assignment. He sends his new address so that he will not miss any issue of The Inquirer.


Comments on Anniversary Issue

2
Letters to the Editor by Edward Bernstein — This history buff from England is interested in mystical rationalistic movements, including the Russian colony at Tucton near Christchurch.


Wrongly Understood, Says Writer

3
Letters to the Editor by Olga Biryukov — I always admired the freshness, the enthusiasm, your desire, your need to express yourselves — the love to write, the gauge of true talent, true culture.'


Acknowledgement From Central America

3
Letters to the Editor by Ing. Piero Gatty — Professor Gatty writes: 'We are glad to have received your important publications, the content of which has been, justly our valued object.'


Supports Pacifist Stand

3
Letters to the Editor by H. F. Fox — From Cambridge, England: 'I am in full admiration for the pacifist stand of the Doukhobors.'


Thanks From a Poet

3
Letters to the Editor by Jack Greenhill — Thanks for the fine words you sent me. Such are the best pay a poet can get or expect.'


Vegetarian Way For World Peace

3
Letters to the Editor by D. V. Gokhale — Dr. Gokale, professor of history, India: 'The vegetarian way is a human of life and a key to Nonviolent behaviour.'


A Busy Week of Leadership Training

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Feature by Koozma J. Tarasoff — The Editor reports on the Fifth Annual Workshop for Young Adults held in Banff, Alberta; 47 youth of different ethnic and religious origins attended including Natives, Negroes, Japanese, Doukhobors, Jews.


Conference on Peace Through Nonviolence calls for Pacifist Foreign Policy

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News From BC by Inquirer — Over 200 delegates from Nonviolence Conference sent a resolution to PM Diefenbaker, asking for a Royal Commission on developing a pacifist Canadian foreign policy. Reactions by participants recorded.


Gems of Thought From Conference

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News From BC by J. K. Friesen — Director of University Extension: 'Your purpose is a solemn one, to look at the ways and means of gaining understanding.'


Gems of Thought From Conference

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News From BC by Peter S. Faminow — UDC Chairman: 'I hope that in the not too distant future, we will all be members of the human race.'


Gems of Thought From Conference

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News From BC by Peter Koopan — Dr. Koopman, Mercer Island, Washington: 'As a vegetarian I am opposed to war. Man is what he eats. If we all became vegetarians, possibly there would be no war.


Gems of Thought From Conference

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News From BC by Peter S. Bludoff — Sask. resident: 'We are afraid to speak up in the face of threatening atomic destruction. Let's face it.'


Gems of Thought From Conference

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News From BC by Lawrence E. Osachoff — We have faith that humanity has a nobler destiny: To reach eventually that level of development where each of us is capable of living with our fellow men.'


Gems of Thought From Conference

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News From BC by John J. Relkoff — Chairman of USCC: There are two paths before us: '(1) destructive killing or (2) the way of Christ.'


Gems of Thought From Conference

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News From BC by Eli A. Popoff — Writer from Grand Forks, BC: 'Truth is one — absolute — like that of Gandhi. Truth is God.'


Gems of Thought From Conference

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News From BC by William A. Soukoreff — Writer from BC: 'Most of us agree that we shouldn't kill. Live a good Christian life, we say, or even let's become vegetarians. But we have to be realists.'


Gems of Thought From Conference

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News From BC by John Stevenson — Quaker from Argenta, BC: 'What does nonviolence mean in our lives? To teach people to be good citizens is to bring them into our homes. Concern too is to provide an atmosphere free from atomic bombs.'


Gems of Thought From Conference

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News From BC by Helen Stevenson — Quaker from Argenta, BC: 'If we live a good life it will grow. We don't spend enough time on our inner life


Gems of Thought From Conference

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News From BC by David Petrovitch Miloserdoff — California Molokan: 'Are we going to ask Eisenhower and Khrushchev to stop war? They could say: What is your formula for peace? Can we then reply by our actions that we are living a harmonious life?'


Gems of Thought From Conference

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News From BC by James Bates — An Edmonton, Alberta activist described how the joint efforts of the FOR, Quakers and Mennonites have helped to initiate a University Extension night class on War and Peace.


Gems of Thought From Conference

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News From BC by Alec Reiben — Vancouver Doukhobor: 'We cannot point accusing fingers at others until we fulfill our obligations at home.'


Gems of Thought From Conference

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News From BC by E. Potter — Seattle, Washington man: 'If we limit national sovereignty in the interests of the whole, then world government is possible.'


Gems of Thought From Conference

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News From BC by W. G. Black — Dr. Black, Citizenship and Immigration, Vancouver: 'Although I'm not a pacifist, your invitation to allow me to speak shows your broad-mindedness. I agree on one great truth — forgiveness.'


Gems of Thought From Conference

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News From BC by Fran Du