Highway 52 Revisited, page 5 Ed McClanahan
Louisville's Conspiracy Case, page 7 Bucky Young
Snaps: Jon Webb, pages 8 and 9
Muldraugh and the Coffeehouse, page 10 John Filiatreau and Guy Mendes
Homecoming Saved at WKU, page 12 Guy Mendes
flicks: Easy Rider, Medium Cool, page 14 Jack Lyne and I. S. Willoughby
music: The Band, page 15 Jack Lyne
Cover: three of the Muldraugh coffeehouse people, from right: Pfc Geoffrey Ithen, Kathy Jackson and her husband, Spec 4 Tom Jackson. They are pictured in front of the standard signal of distress --the upside down flag. Collage photographed and assembled by Guy Mendes and Rick Bell.
October 15, 1969
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UK: cops on campus
Nobody is sure what they are doing, nobody is sure if they're on duty or off, nobody is sure if they're even doing anything at all. But it is certain that Lexington police are more and more evident on the University of Kentucky campus.
In the most recent incident several Lexington policemen were present at a September 16 demonstration by UK Students for a Democratic Society. This is contrary to common practice worked out between UK authorities and the Lexington Police Department.
Usual UK practice calls for the request of one Lexington officer to act as a communications officer at all demonstrations where large numbers of people may be involved.
Further, according to UK Dean of Students Jack Hall, "The procedure in the past has been that if we desired the assistance of the Lexington police on campus, we could just call and they would cooperate. Likewise, if they intended to make arrests or conduct investigations on campus, they would contact myself or Joe Burch (director of Safety and Security) before they came".
Such an agreement is not binding, however. UK, as a state institution falls under the prior jurisdiction of all law enforcement agencies which have jurisdiction in Lexington and the state.
Two of the officers at the SDS rally were identified as detectives Jay Sylvestro and Andrew Thornton. Both Thornton and Sylvestro, who claim to have been off-duty while they were on campus, attended a three-day Drug Control School this summer sponsored by Case-Western
Reserve University and the Cleveland Police Department.
A check of police records shows that Thornton, at least, was on duty the day of the sixteenth. Neither Dean Hall nor Asst. Chief of Police Charles Ransdell could think of any reason why Thornton should have been on campus at that time. Both police and university authorities contend that no long range investigation is underway on the Lexington campus.
It is clear however that students and faculty at all state institutions should expect to see more of both local and state officers on campus in the future. According to a prominent Lexington attorney, there were approximately 15-20 students serving as agents of the Lexington Police Department at the end of the Spring, 1969, semester. Apparently these students were active in both narcotics cases and in reporting developments of the UK student demonstrations in April.
Along the same lines, Charles F. Hancock, assistant director of the state Division of Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Control, told a legislative subcommittee that his office needs more staff members. Hancock said that he especially needs young men who could "mix" with drug-users unnoticed.
Right-wingers boycott printer
PORT WASHINGTON, Wise. (LNS) The Birchers and Bible freaks are at it again, valiantly defending God and the flag from "trash," "filth," and a "Communist plot to pervert youth and collapse the nation from within."
This time their unlikely target is mild-mannered William Schanen, Jr., 56, pub-
lisher of three Wisconsin weekly newspapers that are about as subversive as Readers Digest. Mr. Schanen, who entertains such un-American notions as freedom of the press, also job prints Milwaukee's underground newspaper, Kaleidoscope.
Some of the good merchants of Port Washington can't relate to Kaleidoscope and have organized a boycott"not against the offending underground paper"but against Schanen's three weeklies, The Press, The Citizen and The Squire.
Led by Benjamin Grob, a wealthy tool manufacturer, idolator of the late Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy and bankroller of right-wing crusades, local advertisers have cancelled en masse their contracts with Schanen in an effort to force him to stop printing Kaleidoscope.
Many Port Washington citizens are angry with the advertisers' cavalier disregard for Mr. Schanen's rights. When the Wisconsin Electric Power Company joined the boycott, it received thousands of letters from furious customers who suggested that the company, as a franchised monopoly, had the task of supplying power, not playing censor.
Despite these outbursts from powerless consumers, Schanen's business is very hard hit. Advertising in The Press alone has dropped from $ 3 0 0 0 a week to approximately $700. Schanen fears the boycott could cost him $200,000 in a year's time.
Schanen vows that he will continue to print Kaleidoscope. But he's hurting and needs both financial and moral support. For information, contact Committee for Free Press in Wisconsin, P.O. Box 991, Waukesha, Wise. 53186.
WASHINGTON"A couple of recent news stories concerning the House Armed Services Committee might well explain why colleges and universities are so reluctant to remove academic credit from ROTC courses despite overwhelming arguments against ROTC credits.
The House has passed a military procur-ment authorization bill drawn up by the Committee which would require that a report be made to Congress 60 days before defense research awards are made. The report would be about the schools' "cooperation on military matters such as the Reserve Officer's Training Corps and military recruiting on campus."
In a similar development, a House Armed Services subcommittee also issued a report recommending that ROTC be removed from Ivy League campuses that are withdrawing credit for the courses. The report continues to say that defense-funded scholarships for law, medical and language students should be removed with the ROTC courses.
The report recommended that the proposal be accomplished through legislation if the Pentagon does not act on it voluntarily.
The committees are telling universities, in effect, that if you don't shut up campus critics who are charging universities with support of and complicity with the military, we'll cut off your defense funds.
It appears that colleges and universities are saying they won't be "intimidated" by student activists because they are really being intimidated from much more powerful quarters.