Yes, Kite gave the 'talk heard round the world'. He was a C.O. at the time--a powerful speaker--and gave the audience what they came to hear. Witnesses everywhere were sending taped copies to one another. Bethel was deluged with letters inquiring whether the talk represented the Society's view. It was such a phenomenon that the Service Department overseer (Harley Miller) had to write, telling him to 'cease and desist' giving it.