Emmanuel Batek, Professor; Prague
delivered popular lectures on pacifism, natural life, vegetarianism, anti-tobaccoism, on natural history, chemistry and the classification of the sciences. During the war he was a captain in the camp of Italian prisoners at Sigmundsherberg. In 1925 he wrote an autobiography, "How I lived and worked for 50 years".
Ivan Bause, Professor of Latin Language; Prague ->
has an interest in ancient Indian language and culture and has worked in factories. In his lectures since 1923 and in critical articles he has tried to enlarge the horizon of the youth with the view to spare the next generation from the often heard reproach "Small Country, Small Heart". He found much understanding for his work among Slovak Academicians. He has written a theater play entitled, "Clearing up Philosophical Problems", 1926
Joseph Bradac, Secretary of Young Men's Christian Association; Moravská Ostrava ->
is the founder of the Salvation Army in Czechoslovakia, (1919) and the founder of the Anti-Tobacco-League of Czechoslovakia. He has published lectures for the reform of life, for practical Christianity, and for Peace (pen-name: Jos. b. Nezárecky).
Krsto Cicvaric, Author and publicist; Belgrade ->
is a student of Philosophy in Vienna and Belgrade as well as a politician, writer, publicist and editor of many socialistic, and revolutionary weekly newspapers. He has the largest private library in Belgrad. As a philosopher he believes in monism; as a politician in democracy and liberalism; and otherwise he is a propagator of world organization.
Viktor Eglitis, Author, Chief-Teacher, Censor; Riga ->
spent his childhood in the country, was educated in Russia, and has been excluded from the Institute of Art together with 43 other pupils on account of his new ideas. In 1902 he became more interested in symbolism through a psychological breakdown. After new researches in 1907 he passed over to the classicism. He traveled to Germany, fighting in the political struggle for freedom (1915-1919). His principal ideas- laws on the general literature of historical development: In the medieval period- stories of Gods and epos; in the renaissance period- lyrics, novels, dramatical compositions; in the period of liberality and human progress- History and philosophical ideas in novels; in the period of Alexander- old forms. Conclusion of the above mentioned- transforming the old occident culture to the new Central Europe Culture; delivery from the Russian, Turkish and German culture. The new culture can only start with a new religion. The Christian religion is to be changed into the old-Baltic religion which ruled formerly from the Baltic Sea up to the Black Sea and of which some traces are still to be found in Latvia.
Mato Hanzekowic, Doctor of Law, writer; Zagreb ->
In 1911 he became a judge in Bosnia and in 1920 he became a lawyer in Bosnia. In 1917 he devoted himself entirely to literary work being of the opinion that there is no ethic to be found in the job of a lawyer. He aspires to the fraternization of mankind.
Bohumil Hradecny, Artistic painter; Prague ->
is prominent painter of landscapes and animal pictures. He is scientifically well acquainted with occultism, mystic, alchemy and is the author of "Schlüssel zur Alchimie" and many other occult treatises in various periodicals. His son (the Engineer Otakar Hradecny) is a keen collector of ex-libris (member of Czech and Dutch Ex-libris Societies).
Roman Jirman, Author and journalist; Prague. ->
is the promoter of the concept: "Central European Transit Station" in Prague and of the new philosophic idea "Hierarchic World Order".
Cicerone Jordachescu, Professor of old Christian literature; jud. Baia ->
was a confessor in the army during the World War in 1917-1919 and he was sent to Paris to be a superior of the Rumanian Church of Paris. In 1918 he held a conference in London about "The state of things in his country during the great war". He is a Professor of English language and philosophy in the secondary school of Jassy and he estimates very highly English literature and German philosophy. His ideal is to show to his countrymen that the religious life has at least so many genuine roots in the human soul as the scientific, artistic and moral ones and that the true products of the human spirit in art, morals and science do not contrast with the religious ones. Therefore he takes great interest in studying the works of the European culture.
Simon Kemény, Budapest ->
is one of the founders and editors of the "Az Est", the greatest Hungarian daily paper. He does not belong to any of the usual poetic schools and "his poems are characterized by a strong personality, refined expression, surprising and pregnant symbolism and express the psychical tension and disillusioned pessimism of modern man".
Oskar Kraus, Ordinary Professor of Philosophy, University; Prague ->
studied the philosophical tendencies of Franz Brentano which were represented at the Prague University by Anton Marty. His considered psychology, especially descriptive psychology, as a central discipline of philosophy and he defends a theistic view of the world. Since 1931 T. G. Masaryk, the President of the Czechoslovakian Republic, made it possible (by making ready the necessary funds) to found a Brentano Society and a Brentano Archive thus publicizing and spreading out these psychological tendencies and methods.
Josef Pirner, Professor of Music Academy for Slovakia; Bratislava ->
In preparation is the composition of an opera, "Kampf der Welten" whose content is the fraternization of the people's of Europe. He is the composer of the Pan-European Hymn to the words of the young Slovakian Poet Dr. Iskrin-Kovacic.
S. Josip Slavenski, Composer and Professor; Belgrade ->
His first great success was in Donaueschingenin Germany in 1924. The first performance of "Balkanophonia" was in Berlin in 1929 under Erich Kleiber. His main compositions are: "Heliophonia"" cosmic vision for stage, orchestra, choir and organ, "Religiophonia" (Pagans, Jews, Buddhists, Christians, Mohammedans and Praise of life and work) an oratorium for choir and orchestra and many other works on all subjects including, "Ursymphony" for orchestra and organ.