Open Licensing of the "Dr. Beter AUDIO LETTER(R)" Tapes
Excerpted from NewsALERT, a publication of Audio Books, Inc.;
January 6, 1984 issue.
"Audio Books Inc. hereby grants an open license, without fee,
to any and all producers of cassette tapes who may wish to pro-
duce and distribute any or all of the 'Dr. Beter AUDIO LET-
TER' tape reports. This applies to individuals who may wish
to make and distribute copies; to small commercial tape mar-
keters; and to large cassette marketing organizations. This
open license applies whether the tapes are to be distributed
free or sold, provided the following conditions and limitations
are adhered to:
1. This license applies only to the 'Dr. Beter AUDIO LET-
TER' tape report series. A few other tapes designated 'AUD-
IO BOOK' tapes and 'SPECIAL TAPES' are also being phased
out but will not be licensed.
2. Any 'Dr. Beter AUDIO LETTER' tape which is to be re-
produced under this open license must be reproduced exactly as
is, in its entirety, without any deletions, additions, or combin-
ation with any other recorded material on the same tape.
3. Each 'Dr. Beter AUDIO LETTER' tape produced under
this open license must bear a statement protecting the regis-
tered 'Audio Letter' trademark. This statement may be on
the main cassette label, on an auxiliary label, or printed di-
rectly on the cassette itself. The statement shall say:
'Audio Letter' is a registered trademark of Audio Books,
Inc., a Texas corporation, which originally produced this
Limitation: The rights and fees which are waived under
this open license are those of Audio Books Inc. only. We are
not empowered to speak for Dr. Beter, who should be contacted
directly about any royalty arrangement he may desire before
producing tapes under this license. As of this printing, Dr.
Beter may be contacted at the following address:
Dr. Peter Beter
P.O. Box 73
Glen Echo, MD 20812"
[Note: Dr. Beter died March 14, 1987, and the address above is
no longer valid. All correspondence and donations should be
addressed to: Mrs. Peter Beter, c/o Wisconsin Report; P.O. Box 45;
Brookfield, WI 53008-0045. (J.V.)
The heart of the record, however, was substantially less idealistic, and considerably more incendiary, than anything Wallis had envisioned. Bators had recently started subscribing to the taped “audio letters” of one Dr. Peter Beter, supposedly a one-time advisor to the Kennedys, the former head of a world-banking organization and a self-pronounced “Defender of truth … the truth [that] is the sword of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Today, he would be blogging on the Internet. In the early 1980s, he mailed out cassette tapes.
Fiercely patriotic, convinced that America was but a diplomatic handshake (or, more likely, an undiplomatic bullet) away from being plunged into “the hell of worldwide Bolshevism,” Beter devoted himself to winkling out subterfuge from almost any world event one could name, a spider’s web of warning which extended from the Vatican to the White House, from the arms race to the oil wells. He was believable as well, particularly on those occasions when real-life events really did coincide with his predictions.
One track was even named for him, incorporating sampled excerpts from some of the audio letters alongside a stunning Bator lyric which neatly encapsulated most every significant prophecy Beter had delivered: “his dreams are more amazing than at first appears, the Rockefeller murders, assassinations through the years … your robotoid president lost the Third World War … the Mid-East oil derrick, Fort Knox gold, all was stored by the Bolsheviks ….”
That, Bators insisted, was why the album was lost before it was even released. That was why a couple of singles (the driving “Ready To Snap,” with the non-album B-side “Beyond The Law,” and “The Times They Are A-Changin’”) snuck out unnoticed by anyone. And that was why the Wanderers themselves were dropped by their label before they’d even had a chance to ask why they never received any album reviews (although Bators did receive a very nice thank you note from Dr Beter).
But 2000 brought them back into focus, thanks to the Captain Oi label’s welcome reissue of the album (plus attendant bonus track) — a happenstance that finally disproved what had hitherto been one of Bators’ own most accurate prophecies. “People don’t know that album ever existed,” he swore in 1985, “and that is exactly what they want you to think. It never existed. So move along, folks, there’s nothing to see here.”
Anyone remember 60s gubernatorial candidate Peter D. Beter? Ran against Arch in the '68 primary, I believe. More proof that the internets can find anything: Here's a quote from the legend (who, it appears, wisely later referred to himself as Peter David Beter): "As I speak to you, the ante has gone up due to the leakage of radioactive plutonium-239 super poison from the Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, and the government is doing nothing whatsoever to stop it! My previous information was that the region which has been primarily affected by the leakage over the past several years consists of a swath through Kentucky, my home state of West Virginia, and Virginia with a combined population of over 9-million people. But on November 8, 1975, a secret meeting was held in the White House..." And so on. I was thrown in junior high detention for singing his campaign theme song in the hallway.
Fort Knox Questions
Q. A gentlemen in the late 1970's named Dr. Peter Beter also alleged that the gold in Ft. Knox was missing, although some of his other allegations seem a little far-fetched now. Do you know about Dr. Beter?
I am familiar with Dr. Peter Beter's allegations. It is interesting that you say some of Beter's "other allegations seem a little far-fetched now". I never found Beter's statements to be credible like those of Ed Durrell. Some claimed at the time that Beter was a government/CIA operative who attempted to undermine Durrell's efforts by adding an element of farce to the accusations about whether or not the Gold was in Ft. Knox.
Even his name - Dr. Peter Beter - is somewhat farcical. The thinking I heard was that if Beter and his claims could be made to appear farfetched, then Durrell would be put into the same category, regardless how much more seriously and studiously Durrell addressed the matter. Therefore, I would take anything you read or hear about Beter with a grain of salt.
Q. Dr. Beter frequently referred to himself as an associate of Ed Durrell? Weren't they working together?
As far as I am aware it was only Beter who considered himself to be an associate of Durrell, not the other way around. My view on this matter is that Beter was using the term "associate" loosely with a lot of poetic license.
Remember that Durrell was already making waves long before Beter ever entered the scene, adding credence to the theory that Beter was sent to discredit Durrell. And the closer that Beter could make his efforts to seemingly be part of Durrell's (i.e., by calling himself an associate), then the easier it would be to discredit Durrell.
Dr. Peter David Beter - Audio Letter No. 79.
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THE BEAMSHIP TRILOGY--Billy Meier
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1981-12-20 Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
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Meets with Dr. Peter Beter
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1971-12-2 Kinshasa, Zaire
1977-12-2 New York, NY, U.S.A.
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Filed Under AMX Diary Entries Tagged With PETER BETER, WASHINGTON
Jack Thomas Chick (born April 13, 1924) is an American publisher, writer, and comic book artist of evangelical Christian tracts and comic books. He has been called the most published comic book author in the world. His comics have been described by the Los Angeles Magazine as "equal parts hate literature and fire-and-brimstone sermonizing".
John Wayne Todd (c. 1950 – November 10, 2007), also known as "John Todd Collins", "Lance Collins", and "Christopher Kollyns", was a speaker, occultist, and conspiracy theorist who claimed to have been born into a 'witchcraft family' before converting to Christianity (in 1972, by some accounts). He was a primary source for many Chick Publications works against Dungeons & Dragons, Catholicism, Neopaganism, and Christian rock. Although most of his activity was during the 1970s, his claims continue to be spread in some fundamentalist Christian circles.
Originally posted by NoRegretsEver
Where in one of his [Jack Chick] comics clearly speaks of Beter, and links to his files.
Originally posted by MrSensible
I don't know about this guy.
I've been watching this thread for awhile now, and participated in it a good bit. But the more and more I listen to his broadcasts, the more he begins to sound like just another crackpot/fearmonger. He plugs his book many times in his first few broadcasts alone and makes so many outrageous and unsubstantiated claims that never came to fruition that I completely lost count.
All in all, I appreciate the OP's effort to bring this material to the forefront, and the effort of everyone else to debunk or bunk this guy. But in the end, I think he should be viewed with a very high level of skepticism and anything he says should be fact-checked very deeply.
Draft-Wallace Group Begun by 4 Backers
Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - Jul 26, 1972
According to Dr Peter D Beter one of the fourmen launching the draft. Wallace movement for mer Atty Gen John N Mitchell met with him last weekend to try to ...
May 27, 2011
The West Virginia Archives and History Library of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History will host its next after-hours lecture from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. The session, titled “Archives and History Movie Night: Footage from the Collection,” will be presented by Richard Fauss, audio-visual archivist for archives and history. The program will take place in the archives library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. All sessions are free and the public is invited to attend. The library will close at 5 p.m. and reopen at 5:45 p.m., for participants only.
Fauss will showcase common types of audio-visual formats used in home and professional productions. He will provide basic advice on the care of 8- and 16-millimeter film and the difficulties that can be encountered with videotape when it gets old and sticky.
Scenes from the 1932 documentary film Charleston, Beautiful on the Kanawha, directed by hometown son Blundon Wills will be shown. Fauss also will show home movies of Robert F. Kennedy and footage from the 1968 presidential campaign in West Virginia, including the media encounter with Peter D. Beter, a Republican candidate for governor who was a staunch admirer of Democrat George Wallace. Some recently restored 2-inch video footage of singer/songwriter Lionel Cartwright when he was 19 years old and Grant County fiddlers Israel and Tom Welch also can be seen. Many of these selections have not been seen in 30 years.
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Peter D. Beter, who promises a one-year morato:ium on spending and taxes if he is elected Governor. ...
is spelled wrong. What? No one noticed? Well I did and Goggled the word and this is what I got.
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The Distrust of Nuclear Power