Baha'i Guy Murchie hosts observance, talk by Cornelia Leavitt
Bah uls Observe Anniversary Of Martyrdom of the Bab Commission on houses arv18- Â· . Â· Â· Â· Â· The Baha'is of Nashua will join their fellow believers around the world in observing the anniversary today of the martyrdom of one of the central figures of their faith, the Bab. . ' Mrs. Cornelia Leavitt of 38 Burnside St., public information representative, explained that Mirza 'All Muhammad, a Persian youth of 25 years who took the title of the Bab, or Gate, prepared the way for the laler unfoldment .of the Baha'i Faith. From 1844 until his death in 1850, he urged his followers to develop distinctive spiritual aiid moral characters, and to prepare for the advent of the Lord of the Age. As Persians responded to t h e B a b ' s r e l i g i o n , . The Nashua observance was held at noon today and included devotional readings from Ihe words of the Bab and Baha'u'llah. Mrs. Leavitt will be the featured speaker in the Guy Murchie home, Marlboro, at that town's annual commemoration of the 'martyr. dom of the Bab. Vermont Man Promotes Sold Widely At $2 A are; ecclesiaslical and temporal leaders became increasingly The Bab was jailed s s i o n and -the masses were en- couraged to attack the a d h e r e n t s of t h i s new to be movement, On July 9, 1850, the Bab, a v e s o u g h t who was then 30 years old, was martyred by a firing squad in a public square in Tabriz, Iran,.3vith thousands ' licensure of people watching. His religion continued to spread. e d i t a t i o n In 1863, the Baha'u'llah, the founder of the. Baha'i Faith, announced that he was the one whose advent the Bab had foretold. Baha'u'llah stressed the urgent need for social r e f o r m s and s p i r i t u a l regeneration. The primary for teaching of the Baha'i Faith is that mankind is one and must unite on a would scale to achieve the goals every divine educator has voiced, By MARK E. O'BRIEN MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Tourists who want to- take home a breath of Vermont's rural atmosphere might ask John Bramblett for a six-pack of air. .BuL Bramblett is quick to admil that only the labels for. "Vermont Green Mountain Air" come- from Vermont. The cans -- and the air -- are vintage Massachusetts. Bramblett, a 29-year-old air pollution engineer who lives in the tiny mountainside community bf. Morelown, said he came up with the idea, of canning Vermont's air before he realized there were no canning plants in the small farming stale. He said he had to go to Massachusetts to find a factory to do the job. "The idea was primarily to prolong my ties with Vermont," said Bramblett, who fears he may have to leave Ihe stale after his job with the En- vir.onmental Conservation' Agency expires in September, as a result of culbacks in stale government. "I wanted to promote something thai is so valuable to the slate," he said. "I bet 90 per cent of the people come here for the air." Bramblett said he has sold aboul two : thirds of his 3,000- can order since he began retailing his producl at ?2 per can last spring. Some 'Â· consumers have objected to his product's Mass a c h u s e t t s origins, Bramblett said .the cans are "only supposed to be novelty and conversalion pieces." "Besides, I Ihink you have to look at the broad perspective," he said. "The prevailing winds carry most of Vermont's ,air to Massachusetts anyway." , , The state attorney general's consumer fraud division said it received complaints about the cans earlier this year, but plans no action. . A spokesman said the scope of Bramblett V activities "do .not justify a high priority." Brambletl said' his markel is splil belween tourist shops and mail orders from as far away as Panama aiid Hawaii. A few of the orders come from home-sick Vermbnters, he said, bul the majority are from persons who have only visited Ihe Green. Mountain Stale. 'Â· In slang, an egg is called '.'hen fruit"