E.R. James then gave a short talk on his experiences with
editors, titled 'Letters from Editors.' in which he quoted from
letters he had received from Ted Carnell, Walter Gillings, and several
American, editors, criticising. work he had submitted to them.|
1: Mavis Pickles, 2: Dave Wood, 3:Fred Fairless,
4: Terry Jeeves, 5: Bert High, 6: Arthur Duell.
Leslie Cureton gave a short but very balanced resume of the work on England
by people who were studying Dianetics, and the results they had achieved.
After these talks there was a general discussion of the
whole field from the floor of the hall, when many interesting
and thought provoking ideas were put forward.
7: Frank Simpson, 8: E.R. James, 9:Eric Bentcliffe,
10: Arthur Duell, 11: Ken Potter, 12: Peter Sowerby,
13: Dave Cohen, 14: Norman Weedall
15: Frank Richards. (tj)
At 3.30 a session of Twenty Questions was held; four teams
came forward and the answers and guesses at the answers provided
great amusement for the audience. The winners were given small prizes
Front row: unknowns, Mike Rosenblum. Second row: Bill Jesson, Rik Dalton,
Third Row: Mavis Pickles, J. Mawson, Leslie Cureton, J.C. Park. Fourth row: Alec
Don McCormick, Douglas Firth, Donald Towers.
Then the auction was held, conducted with tremendous vigour,
determination and wit by Capt. Slater. Total receipts were about
£7, including the proceeds of the raffle of 'Dreadful Sanctuary'.
View of the exhibit from landing above.
After tea a mass visit was made to the exhibition by
about 30 fen. Unfortunately many were unable to return to see the film
as they had to catch early trains. All expressed their surprise at the
scope and size of the displays.
At 7 p.m. the film 'Metropolis' was shown, a remarkably good copy of
such an old film, and although on a very ancient 9.5 mm machine very clear
and free from jerkiness. When the film ended there was a burst of loud and
spontaneous applause from the audience. By now it was after 9 o'clock and most
of the people still in the hall had to be making their way home. By 9.30 the hall
was cleared and tidied, and the first postwar North of England Convention had ended.
Detail of 15 year old Dave Wood,
at his first convention. (tj)