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Russell, In Book Out To-Day,
Attacks Present Beliefs


Energy Forces Welded To-

gether by Gravitation,He Says
Walter Rus,seU, President of the tl
Society of Arts and Sciences, believes II

I he has evolved a. new theory to ex-

plain the laws of splltce and the
heavenly bodies that move in it.
Let our scientists bend their ener-
gies to the understanding of thls CI

l"simple" principle, according to Mr.
apart by another, these two poles de- a:
Russell, and an ocean steamshlp like
ciding the potential relations and
the Leviathan could easily produce
orbital motions of any two heavenly
her own fuel from sea water "in a bodies. d
machine not larger than & newspaper "This hitherto undiscovered spatial CI
control of mass," Russell goes 'o n, "is fl
printing press." the connecting link between mind sj
This new theory ls expounded in and matter, the invisible and the
Russell's new book, "The Russell visible universes. All soUds are merely
Genero-Radiative Concept, or the polarized extensions of the et)ntrol-
Cyclic Theory of Continuous' Mo- ling poles in space and obey their
tion," which is out to-day. It Is an w11l, just as man-made machines are
Ie . elaboration and expansion, he states extensions Of men's minds and obey
in the preface of his book. "The their will."
Universal One," published four years ,Weight Is DImension ,
Criticises Modern Science On this theory it follows, according
It was in that book, he states. that to Ru.ssell. that moving bodies have
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he specifically outlined the unity of no weight and that weight is a
electricity and gravitation, which, dimension of motion, just as tem-
three' years later, was .announced- by perature in all Its changes rises from
Einstein without "crediting hlm with and settles back to its position of
equilibrium at zero. I
priority of discover'"
In his new book Mr. Russell sug- The Russell' t~ory , tries to disprove
the generally held belief that like
gests that a "major surgical operation
upon the present beliefs" Is the only charges repel and OPpOSite charge:;
salvation for present-day science. attract one ,~tnother. In point of fact
The writer opens his attack upon he would have us believe all masses
these bellefs by challenging Newton's are doubly chiuged, or, to put it dIf-
principle that the planets would fall ferently, there is no such thing as
a into the sun and the moon into the a negative charge, for that is but an- a
earth if their orbital motions were other way of designating a discharge,
stayed. This he claims to have proved "Many new metals of great value to S,

untrue by a "solar graVitational" ex- industry can be secured," he c'o n- v

periment in whi-ch a miniature modeH tends, "by understanding nature's '"
- of the sc-lar system Is set up, with simple but hitherto unknown princi-
- 1ts poles Similarly placed. When all plES. Carbon metals, for example, f(
these revolving planets and satellit~s will have steel. Silicon steel will be- h
e are stopped they show no inclination come an ..il1eal structural steel, with B
to fall in to one another. more than double its present strength, e:
and very much cheaper because of 'P ,
r other Incorrect Notion!! the unlimited supply of sand as com- S'
1 Even our notions of gravitation and pared with iron ore." n
.. radiation are , incorrect, Russell Sir Arthur Eddington's theory of a d
L. further asserts. Solids are composed "running down universe" is treat-ad d"
I. of electricity and owe their existence satirically by Russell, who counters b
r to the power of gra vi ta tion to keep with the assertion: "All things are P
1. electrical forces welded together into growing things, whether stars or ap- Ii ,
- what we term solids. Gravitation he pIes, and all growing things tallow t~
defines as being the "charging posi- the same law," tc
tive force which pulls inward from "I beJ!eve. there!ore," he says, "th3.t
within. while radiation is the dis- all motton iI!I the result of setting up
charging negative force which pushes an endless .series of high and low
outward from within." -~ pressure conditions which are inter-
Betw #3n every two maF \Se~! space, changing in their constant and use-
Russell maintains, the l d entre less - attempts to equalize. ThIs can
: of gravitation arou~ 0 -:::11 ~h never be accompliShed &0 long as the
, 1revolve In orbit~- 'C"-! Theselti.~ One Force & Hving, pulsating
. held together by 'ne pole " ~ orce."
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by ~'uriel Bruce

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When scientists fall ou , who can be umpire? 542 FIFTH AYE

Answer -- the artist, for seeing is believing. CHEW YORK CITY

Sir J~es Jeans, distinguished scientist from Engla.nd. is going about

the United States announcing his belief that the univerllJe is rushing h~ad

long to aes~ruction, Institute of

like a prodigal son on a down-hill path with never
a chance of a comeback. CosmoEconomics
Will ter 11 ussell, fruno'lls a<l anAmer lcan artie t and sculptor, n ;t only
meets t.his Iessimistic theory with arguments dO 10giC's.1 that scienti~ts

have been fo~ced to stop and listen, but ha .. painted a series of lJi;;tt r ..
to illustrate his contentions. Eight of these paintings are now hanging
in the 'useum of ucience and Industry of new York fOl' all the world --
and the scientists -- to see.
The universe. Mr. Russell says. is doing nicely. swinging alone under
a fifty-fifty rule of'. give-and-take, and not -- as "i,. ,Tames dpdlares --
being constantly annihilated in the depths of inter-stellar sj:ace, which
proces." one of these days. 'w ould exhaust the source of life. Until now,
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James has had the floor, but si'!ce Yay 25th lalter Rusdell's ;Jlcture8
hav been on view in CosmoEconomics
the a,nd accllrding to his explanation
l~useum, of tneir
vivid beauty,
they suggest that uir James may be wrong.
The pictures sho that for every expenditure of the univer~al energy
there i~ a simul ~A neous and curreeponding re-birth, and that there ~s

therefore no danger of the runnir. down of the cosmic clock. Scientistu

have looked at these pictured, and are wmdering . Many of them. in fact,
are study:ing the paintings with a view to fi ,d ing out just !-tOVI fa.r their
vlciualioed concepts can he furt_er tested in the laboratory.
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It is a new idea. Until now, the invisible universe ha.; remained

invisible, even to the phy~ic' s who have measured and re-measured it
-- but who do not appear to have arrived at any satisfactory conclusion
about its fundall' lor have the physiciits, to date, been able to
break down any of the laws of the Rus.,ell concept of the universal ma-
chinery. They see them. but are dtill un'l'illing to believe.
A well-known ph1 sicist, on t e staff of a university renowned for
scientific ir.tegrity, said -- after many talks witn the artist -- "I
can see your !:Joint, Institute
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But after

other lines. I find itCosmoEconomics

difficult to go on seeing it:
To W"1
ich the arti st replied cheerfully -- "7ha t, professor , is exac'ly
why I had to paint these p~ tures. so that you could go on seeing them
until YOll accent my two-y~ theory of the one force of the universe."
As a matte" of fact, it. wad at the sugge.;tion of a scientist that the
pictures were l'ainted . Twelve years ago, ,.alter Russell had reached the
top of the artistic ladder in J~eri c~. He had not even begun to think
about how t~e unive1"se works . vixty thc~sand a year was h~s average
earning capacity. for this man's genius is not the kind that starves in
garrets. He is one of the first five Ameri a~ sulptors and portrait-
painters, and has beEn for some time the president of the Jociety of Arts
and Sciences. He has
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been acknowledged as the fat her of the co-cp erative
apartment idea. for heCosmoEconomics
was one of the first of the experimentalists in
that field to make the practical and
sy~tem This is tho

man who ten years ago suddenly became convinced that he, through the inner,
awakened eye of the ~rtidt, nad seen the universe e~actly nd it is, in
terms of color, and who, as a result of his vision, threw his career to
the V'i nds and started in to describe what he had seen. He turned, for
the fir st time, to the study of science. which alone could provide him
with the neces.,ary vo cabulary .
Walter Russell :s

History repeats itself. The first expression of a nev idea invariably

fal~s on stony ground -- but if a seed of truth be there, it will find
an earth-filled cranny and begin to sprout. Walter Russell spent a for-
tune in the printing of a book which told of his inspired convictions in
Vlord;;, and in diagrams and charts which are at once so sublimely cle ar
and yet 60 complicated that hardly any bOdy can understand them. Mr.
Russe~l sent copies of thi s book to men prominent in many lines of en-
deavor. but at that time science believed the atom to be indestructible.
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and the Russell concept i s not in agreement with tnat theory.
The books were tossed aside. But the ortist held to his beliefs.
early in 1931 we find him in the study of an eminent few York
physicist. discussing the winding and unwinding of the universe. Pape r
and pencil were called irto action that the artist might prov e to the
professor thnt the machinery is not running down. but is functioning
two ways -- tearing down and building up at the same time through polari-
sation. which is the meeting of two opposed forces under the attr ction
of gravitation and the repulsion of radiation for the purJose of repro-
duction. And at last :-- "If only." said Walter Russell passionately. "I
could show it tv you as I see it. in colors!"

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"Vlell." said the professor. "you're an artist. aren't yw? ',;hy not
paint it?"
So i t happened th, t in an incredibly short space of time 11alter
Russell was back in the study. probably the happiest man in America.
'Ii th him came a canvas. which he said was the first of a series illus-

trating in all the colors of the spectrum his ideas of how the universe
works . The scientist saw. and was enthusiastic. He suggested that the
picture be eXhibited, and later he wrote Mr . Russell a letter which ran
in part as follows:
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"If through Rinting you can express your ideas, which you explained
to me briefly in words, I am inclined to think that you have f ound the
basis of a new art, an art which is best fitted to interpret inanimate
nature, rather than animate nature. I believe that anyone capable of
underata~ding your paintings will have a much clearer conception of
universal :aves than he would through any text-book descriptlon. I
sincerely hope that you wi1 find it possible to complete the series of
sixty or.more pair-tings which you have in mind. I wish you every succes"."
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The eight pictures now hanglnB in the Museum demonstrate the principle
that CosmoEconomics
there is only one force in t he universe, seemingly divided into two,
ever striving
for equili brium in the never-ceasing process of creation.
Everything in the universe contains both phases of this force negative
and .os itive, radiative and gravitative, feminine and masculine, expanling
and contracting. The seven colors of the spectrum, being 60 divided, show
all processes of expansion on the blue half, and all contraction on the
red he.lf, with yellow being the high-pressure balancir.g point at the
If lalter Russell-is right, science will have to look to her laurels
and art will score a triumph. He is the younger son of a car ;:>enter in
a 1i ttle
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assachusetts town, and has risen fro:r.J. the position of carpen-
ter ' s assistanT to that of a great artist simply by the power of his
own creative ability. He hes ea.rned his way froll! the bottom up -- the
sale assistance he ever received being a ten dolia bi.!.l from a kindly
uncle when he was determi ned to work his way through art-school. ~Ial ter

Russell stands on one side of the startling picture of "s .tence at tne
cross-roads." On the other stands the n oble co,npany of Jeans, Eddington,
lUlli.l.<an, and the older scientists, Newton, Ke'ler, find tne rest of
those great trail-breakers who paved the way for radios and airplanes,

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for television and the younger chi.ldren of the e~ctric not yet
born to a generation so accustomed to miracles that It does not even
see them when they come.
Whatever gr0ws out of it all, one thing is clear. Never bet'ore in
history has art in its purest inspirational form joined hands with
science to help humanity understand the structure of the world, of ~an,

and 0 f tile uni verse.

Here is a new thing under theS un, the invisible made visible in
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Only an artist co ld have accomplished it, and only
an artist could have CosmoEconomics
held to his dream through years of discouragement
until the
commg of his opportunity. A contemporary poet has said that
every scientist has in him something of the s1)irit <) f the artist, and
every true artist is fundamentall y a scientist. If 7ialter Russell has
aChieved nothing more th'1.n a visible proof of this hypothesis, his ac-
complishment has been w~ll worth 'r/hile . .'l.nd it is possible that he has
proved, ad, that by understanding the universe as it really is,
manity may di3ca~d all ideaa of cllaos, and begin to function under "he
law of har,llonious order, wh ich alone makes for ''leal th, ha)pine!:ls and the
development of a gre!l.ter civil12;ation . If the theories of this artist-

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scientist are proved workable, they '.IJuld seem to hold the promise of an
immense step forward not only in physics, 'but ill chemi!:ltry, metallurgy ,
and all inds.try. CosmoEconomics
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