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An afternoon with E. Lawson King, page 5 Jeff Lankford
Confessions of an alleged arsonist, page 7 Sue Anne Salmon
Photographs by Laurence Whitfield
Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front, page 11 Wendell Berry
Is the U.S. a planetary disease?, page 12 39 ways to save the earth, page 12 Atrocity ads dept., page 13 Exercises for men, page 14 More on Gene Mason, page 14
verse:  David Polk, Walter Brown, Richard Taylor and Richard Taylor and Guy Mendes, page 15
cover:   "Odd Bodkins, " D. O'Neill
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Tennessee trials
KNOXVILLE, Tenn."Tennessee is the kind of state whose current governor, Buford Ellington, dedicates himself to running off all the longhairs and which elects a senator, William Brock III, who mounts a massive billboard campaign on the theme of "Brock Believes" to emphasize his commitment to putting prayer back in the schools.
Knoxville is the kind of city that loudly, if unofficially, declares itself "Big Orange Country" every football season when the University of Tennessee team battles for glory. But things are changing: the University of Tennessee is also the kind of place which produces a radical student group called Big Oranges for a Democratic Society (BODS).
On the other hand, things haven't changed too much. Knoxville is still the kind of city which can convict and sentence to two years in prison a former UT student on charges of inciting to riot when all that was proved in court was that he had challenged the UT president to a duel and had ridden on someone's shoulders with a megaphone during a demonstration. It was established that he asked students at a rally to be peaceful and later asked the crowd to disperse when the cops started cracking heads.
The victim was Peter Kami and he was the first of a group of UT students and supporters known at the Knoxville 22 to come to trial in Knox County Criminal Court on charges arising from a January 15 demonstration at UT. The demonstration was in protest of the naming of Ed Boling as UT president.
Student and faculty groups had been promised they would have a say in the selection process. The groups made their recommendations"none of them recommended Boling; in fact, they all specifically asked that he not be considered. Boling was a political hack with no academic qualifications for the job; he previously was UT's vice president for development.
The trustees named Boling president at Gov. Ellington's insistence, the day after students  left  for  Christmas vacation.
When they returned they were angry and wanted to express their dissatisfaction.
Kami (pronounced "camie," not "commie" as some Knoxvilleans have been wont to do) arranged a rally by announcing his intentions to challenge Boling to a duel When Boling failed to respond to the challenge, Kami and other leaders urged the 2,000 students present to peacefully go inside the administration buliding and mill around to make their presence known.
The students started to do just that when a group of YAFers and some plainclothesmen (without authorization) blocked the door. Scuffles broke out and soon the riot squad converged on the scene in what students described as a "goosestep-and-grunt" march. The sight of the riot squad was so ludicrous that the students roared with laughter. The riot squad thereupon went beserk and started cracking heads at random and making arrests, especially - of predesignated activist leaders. Kami was arrested shortly after he asked the crowd to leave.
Charges against five of the original 22 were eventually dropped; however, when that was done they were merely replaced by five activists who hadn't been arrested previously. The 22 include among them one token black and one token woman. They are charged under Tennessee's recently-enacted riot law, which was passed in reaction to college uprisings elsewhere. The law makes it a felony for three or more persons to engage in disruptive behavior and provides sentences ranging from one-to-ten years.
The trials started with Kami's on Oct. 26 and are expected to continue for weeks. The jury on Kami's trial went out on Friday evening (Oct 30) and did not return until 9 p.m. Saturday. Five of the 12 jurors reportedly were holding out for acquittal before they gave in to the other seven. In his closing argument the prosecutor had urged the jurors to "show the world what East Tennessee thinks of student protestors. Kami is appealing, but some of his supporters are not optimistic.
By a quirk of international law, Kami
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is officially a Brazilian citizen and could be deported. If so, he would face trial for draft evasion there.
When the trials of the 22 are completed, another round of political trials will begin almost immediately afterwards. Some 50 UT students and professors face charges of "disrupting a religious service" and "obsenity" in conjunction with a Billy Graham Crusade held at the UT stadium last May"a religious ceremony which included a speech by the Rev. Tricky Dick Nixon.
Graham brought his Crusade (and Nixon) to UT in the wake of a three-day campus strike in protest of the Cambodian invasion. Nixon obviously intended to reclaim some of his lost prestige after the nationwide student protest by showing he could appear on a major college campus. Of course, he intended to hide behind Billy Graham and the cross. About 1,000 UT people were determined not to let him get away with it.
They intended to conduct a peaceful protest Political signs were prohibited, so the protestors restricted themselves to signes quoting scripture: 'Thou Shalt Not Kill" Even these had to be smuggled inside the stadium. They also intended to use the peace "V" sign and possibily file out on the field for a silent prayer for those killed in the war.
The protestors sat in clusters in the crowd of 100,000 and were virtually surrounded by unfriendly cops. Outraged fundamentalist East Tennesseans heckled the students a good deal and goaded them out of their silent protest They answered the hecklers in kind and with chants. At one point when Graham was making political statements in support of Nixon, some of them answered with cries of "Bullshit!"This is apparently the source of the obsenity charges. The protestors also heckled Nixon when he spoke, but were mainly drowned out by the counter-heckling of the larger crowd.
Nine protestors were arrested at the "Crusade"; the remainder were arrested in the days following on the basis of photographic "evidence." The students were studying for final exams by then and were unceremoniously plucked off
the campus by cop cruisers or bustled out of their apartments without notice. One student arrested was in Cincinnati the night of the protest.
A couple of those arrested elected to be tried in city court and were sentenced to 20 days. Cops at the trial who testified that they two were among the chanters were reported to be on the other side of the stadium by witnesses and sometimes by the cops own admissions. Nevertheless, when they appealed to county court, the sentences were increased to SO days.
A lot of students are angry about what is going on at UT. So far little activity has taken place this year. That is partially because the trials have drained leaders and energy and because some students have been successfully intimidated. However, students also realized that any actions they might take would most likely benefit Brock in his race against liberal Sen. Albert Gore. "It's not that anyone expects Gore to do anything for them, it's just that Brock could make it physically impossibile to survive here," according to Carroll Bible, one of the 22. Now that the election is over, people will feel fewer constraints about taking action.
If the 22 and Crusade trials turn into inquisitions, that will lead to "enormous amounts of both intimidation and anger," a UT radical said. "And that could lead to acts of terrorism, which I don't think are very productive."
For the
love of peace!
Liberation News Service
The peace symbol, or as Carl Mclntyre, calls it, the broken cross of the a nti-christ, may soon become the trademark of the Intercontinent Shoe Corp., or Luv, Inc., a clothing manufacturer in Miami.
CM. Wendt, director of the Patent Office's trademark examining office said they rejected a wine company's application to trademark the Madonna,
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but the peace symbol is different.
. "If this were the accpeted symbol of the Quakers, or any organized religious sect which is absolutely pacifistic, we would not register it," Wendt said.
"But it's a far cry from that"the use of it by the hippie movement"those who flout all conventions of organized society." Besides, he said, "Its commercial use will not hurt the peace movement anyway."
Harold Koenig, president of Luv, Inc., askes, "What's better than love and peace?" He also said he was "not learned enough about the facts to have an opinion on U.S. policy in Vietnam."
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Lexington's new conservative paper, the Independent Review, carried a story of its own about the peace symbol.
According to the story, "The New Yorker says the emblem was abopted by various youth organizations on direct orders from the Communist Party. This, says the publication, is a part of the long-range propaganda campaign of the Communists to encourage youth to express contempt for adults, for authority and for the ideals that built the United States. The symbol is old, but it has never been associated with peace, according to the magazine, it actually is an ancient sign of evil known as the broken cross, sometimes called the 'crucified cross'..."
A UK professor who reads The New Yorker regularly didn't remember having read the Independent Review's revelations in the magazine and thought they were rather out of character with the usual fare. He dashed off a letter to the magazine seeking an explanation.
The New Yorker replied that a number of groups and individuals have been attributing the remarks on the peace symbol to it. It finally traced the original source of the error to an editorial in the May 28, 1970 edition of The Baptist Courier, a Greenville, S.C., publication.
"On June 3 we wrote the editor of The Baptist Courier, The New Yorker says, "asking him to let us know on what page and in which issue of The New Yorker these statements are supposed to have appeared. We have had no reply. "
CIA and heroin
Liberation News Service
At the moment the CIA's favorite puppet in Laos is Vang Po, an old friend of General Ky, vice president of South Vietnam. Vang Po served as a seargent with the French army during the fifties. Now he controls the Meo tribesmen for the CIA.
The Meo tribe moved into Laos about 100 years ago from China, where they had raised opium poppies. Relations between them and the native Laotians were unfriendly and the French took advantage of this. They began to arm the Meo and use them against national liberation forces in Laos and neighboring Vietnam.
Today under the command of Vang Po, the 400,000 Meo are supplied by the CIA with guns, ammunition rice, liquor, cigarettes, clothes and American "advisors." The Pentagon admits that all this costs $150 million a year, which means that it costs much more than that. In return for these goods and services, the Meo must attack native Laotians.
Ail supples for Van Po's "army" are delivered by the civilian Air American and Continental Air Services lines, which are subsidized by the CIA. The New York Times, the London Times the Le Monde, New Republic, the Far Eastern Economic Review and Ramparts have reported that the CIA planes often carry cargoes of opium on their return flights from the positions of Van Po's army' in the northeast of Laos.
Current estimates from informed economic sources place the total opium traffic in Laos at between $3 and $5 million a year. This includes opium that goes through Laos on CIA planes on its way from Burma and Thailand. (By the time this opium becomes heroin and is sold on American streets, its value has increased as much as a hundred times).
Opium is the only cash crop in Laos, and trade in it is legaL In all other Asian countries, opium growing and trading is illegal, so Laos has become the center of
Asian opium trade. CIA and U.S. military planes are the principal transporters of the drug because they are not subject to strict customs inspections.
The CIA uses racism and tribalism in addition to opium to divide and control the Laotian people. The U.S. military bombs the rice fields in the lowlands. This leaves opium (which only grows in the mountains) as the only cash crop left in Laos. The Meo, who live in the mountains, control this crop and, therefore, the entire economy of Laos. CIA and U.S. military planes aid the Meo by transporting their cash crop to American markets.
Justice in Orangeburg
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (LNS)-A South Carolina jury of 9 whites and three blacks have convicted Cleve Sellers of participating in what his attorneys called "the first one-man riot in history." He
was given he maximum penalty of one year at hard labor and a fine of $250.
The case grew out of the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre, where highway patrolmen gunned down three young blacks and wounded 27 others on the campus of South Carolina State College after the students attempt to integrate a local bowling alley.
Cleve Sellers, a former program secretary of SNCC, was the most prominent black activist in the area. As a spokesman for Gov. Robert McNair said at the time: "He's the main man. He's the biggest nigger in the crowd."
Sellers was shot in the arm the night of the massacre and arrested at the segregated Orangeburg Regional Hospital where he went for treatment He was charged on five counts ranging from arson to assult with intent to kilL Possible penalties totalled death plus 78 years. He was held at the State Penetentiary in Columbia on $50,000 bail. While in his jail cell he was served with a fugitive warrant from Louisiana based on an old civil rights charge there. He also faces trial on charges of refusing induction into the armed forces.
The official version of the massacre was that the students were "whipped up to a frenzy" by "outside agitator" Sellers, and that the police only shot to protect their lives in he face of repeated sniper fire from the campus, It is a scenario that many embattled officials have thought up to justify murder after the fact.
No one, including the FBI which had 30-40 agents working on the case for four months, has been able to verify that a single shot was fired at the police. The only policeman injured was struck by a piece of wood. On the other hand, a majority of the student victims were shot in the back and some were even struck in
the soles of the feet as they lay flat on the ground attempting to duck under the barrage of bullets.
Henry Smith, one of the students who died, was shot five times, beaten with a rifle butt by police and dragged down a hilL
During the May 1969 trial of 9 highway patrolmen charged with violating the civil rights of the students they shot Federal Judge J. Robert Martin refused to allow a picture of Henry Smith's body to be introduced as evidence on the grounds that it was "crude." The patrolmen were all acquitted.
White Orangeburg was prepared for the Sellers trial. A National Guard unit was on alert, the streets around the courthouse were blockaded off, and a solid row of uniformed highway patrolmen formed a human barrier between the participants in the trial and the many spectators, most of them black. Defense attorneys tried to get the case removed to a federal court on the grounds that Sellers could not get a fair
trial in Orangeburg, but they were rebuffed in their efforts by Judge Clement Haynesworth, a man whom congress refused to accept as justice of the Supreme Court.
AP reviewed
NEW YORK (LNS)-Some angry employees of the Associated Press"one of this country's two major news services"have started a review which criticizes AP news reporting and explains from the inside how the giant corporation decides what news American readers ought to know. The dissidents are distributing their new publication, the AP Review, among fellow employees and offering it to the general public.
In its second edition, published September, 1970, the AP Review describes the process by which a Vietnam War story by AP correspondent Peter Arnett was edited. The following are excerpts from the AP Review story:
Peter Arnett is a veteran war correspondent who has covered Vietnam almost from the start of American involvement there. He has earned two Pulitzer Prizes for his war coverage. His integrity and ability are universally noted among news people. Arnett was with a unit of 25 American Sheridan tanks when they rolled into the Cambodian town of Snoul on May 6.
"American tanks captured the Cambodian plantation town of Snoul Wednesday morning after U.S. airstrikes destroyed 90% of it. The American soldiers celebrated the victory by tearing down the Cambodian flag over the district capital and looting the few shops still undamaged" Arnett reported... After the U.S. troops "found the town
almost totally ruined with few places left for an enemy to hide," Arnett's story came clattering over the Saigon teleprinter, "the GIs relaxed and began methodically searching through the ruins. One soldier gleefully ran from a burning Chinese noodle shop with his arms full of Cambodian brandy. A Vietnamese interpreter hauled a case of soft drinks to a small tank. Other GIs smashed open the door of a small wooden shop and discovered clocks, watches and electrical equipment inside..."
Before the story was relayed to U.S. newspapers which take the AP Service, all references to the looting at Snoul were deleted.
The foreign editor of AP's domestic newswire approved of the way Arnett had been edited; and according to the AP Review, "It is reported reliably that he added in a note to the desk, "We can't let the Agnews seize upon this sort of thing."
And just to make perfectly clear what the foreign desk wanted from Saigon, the AP Review adds, the foreign editor cabled:
"WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF A HIGHLY CHARGED SITUATION IN UNI-STATES REGARDING SOUTHEAST ASIA AND MUST GUARD OUR COPY TO SEE THAT IT IS DOWN THE MIDDLE AND SUBDUES EMOTION SPECIFICALLY TODAY WE TOOK LOOTING AND SIMILAR REFERENCES OUT OF ARNETT COPY BECAUSE WE DON'T THINK IT'S ESPECIALLY NEWS THAT SUCH THINGS TAKE PLACE IN WAR AND IN PRESENT CONTEXT THIS CAN BE INFLAMMATORY."
Gimmie shelter
By Gretchen Mar cum
If there's going to be a real counter-culture, meeting the needs of food and housing are 1 top-priority concerns. Attempts have been made recently in Lexington to organize in both.
The Peoples' Food Collective is all set to begin operating on a limited basis as a food co-operative. PFC is called a collective rather than a co-op to skirt a peculiar Kentucky statute which allows only producer co-operatives and prohibits consumer co-ops.
PFC's long-range goal is a full-fledged grocery store, but lack of money and resources makes that impractical for now. However, PFC does have a three-phase program designed to accomplish that eventually.
Phase one, a purchasing club for members, should begin operating soon. PFC will make mass purchases from wholesalers for members. At present, the Collective plans to handle only nonperishable items and perhaps bread and eggs.
During its second phase, PFC will continue operating as a purchasing agent but will deal in all kinds of foods. Hopefully, a grocery store open to the community will follow.
Those interested in joining PFC may do so by filling out membership forms available in the UK Student Government office. There is a membership fee"$3.30 per member-unit per year, (a "member-unit" is any group of people who turn in their orders together). If you wish, you can pay your membership fee at the rate of 30 cents a month.
Of course, how successful PFC will be depends on the level of participation it gets from those it hopes to serve. So join. And maybe volunteer to do some work.
It's already clear that PFC is for real because officials at the Kroger store near campus, a student ghetto rip-off, are uptight For years they've been selling unsold and unfresh produce from their high-rent district sister stores at mark-up prices. Now that students are organizing, they've offered to discuss "food problems."
A proposed Tenants' Union has met with problems similar to the PFC's: lack of money and expierence but plenty of legal hassles (Tenants' unions, as well as consumer food co-ops, are illegal in Kentucky).
In addition to these problems, however, it encountered one more-little apparent interest on the part of student tenants. Five people showed up for the organizational meeting"and that's hardly
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The need for such a union should be obvious to anyone who's been charged S110 a month for a plastic efficiency or more for a larger place complete with assorted roaches, a perenially-broken toilet and/or unvented gas heaters. Lately, landlord harrassment also has become a major problem,
One of Lexington's biggest (and most notorious) landladies, Mrs. Lorraine Higgins, has a new rule for her tenants: "Gentlemen residents, leasor and roommates, must maintain a well-groomed appearance; that is, having a conventional tapered haircut, not hanging over the ears nor over the collar.'' Rule 13 was added to her list because of neighbors' complaints about "dirty-looking hippies," Mrs, Higgins commented, "Some of my nicest people had long hair and it just broke my heart not to continue renting to them."
Despite the obvious need for it, the Tenants' Union presently is defunct. If you're a UK student and have a complaint against your landlord, you can turn it in at the Student Government Office. But that's like the proverbial ban-aid for a broken leg. You can also try to find out what rights you have as a tenant and what responsibilities your landlord has.
But these are only half-way measures. Hopefully, another attempt will be made to form a Tenant's Union"and more people will respond.
3 plus 7 makes 10
By Marianne Jorgenson
SALINAS, Calif.(LNS)-The Soledad 3 have become the Soledad 10. When a Soledad guard was found dead last January"a few days after a tower guard opened fire on a group of black prisoners, murdering three"Soledad Prison officials chose Fleeta Drumgo, George Jackson, and John Clutchette to try for the killing. The three are now joined by seven other young black men who are being charged with the killing of a second prison guard, and face the same mandatory death penalty. The guard was killed on July 22, and since the three were safely locked away the officials had to find another conspiracy.
Why these seven? All used to sit around rapping about politics, and prison officials identified them as "black militants." The "conspiracy" includes Jessie Phillips, 20, serving a life sentence on a murder-robbery; Walter Watson, five years-to-life for robbery; Alfred Dunn, 20, five-years-to-life for robbery; Jimmy Hames, 23, one-to-life for robbery; O.C. Allen, 26, five-years-to-life for robbery. Since July 22 each has been held in solitary in a 7 x 5 cell.
Nothing was known about the treatment the seven were receiving until Mrs. Bessie Phillips, mother of Jessie, received an anonymous letter from San Diego which said, "Jessie and another six are.. .in confinement for suspicion (of the killing of the guard). Jessie may not get a chance to contact.. .(you).. .until they build a case against him . .Bring your lawyer... they are trying to put it on anyone."
The letter further explained that a white inmate who was interrogated had failed a he detector test. "They let him go anyway" the letter continued.
Since their arraignment, prison officials have posted notices in the Soledad prison offering early parole and monetary rewards for any inmates willing to testify against these brothers. It was clear to the lawyers that many "witnesses" obtained by this route would testify against the brothers at the hearing, get their parole and split. But their testimony would be admissable before a jury during trial, and there would be no way for the defense to put them on the witness stand. Therefore, the defense moved to waive the preliminary hearing of October 13, forcing the prosecution to produce all their witnesses before a jury.
Cancerous pills still on sale
WASHINGTON (LNS)-Eli Lilly and Upjohn drug companies have graciously decided to stop producing their favorite,
money-making, women-killing birth control pills: C-quens and Provest.
Since 1966, or maybe even before that date, evidence had been available from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which showed that beagles formed both malignant and nonmalignant cancerous nodules on their breasts from certain pills.
An approved, FDA-written letter was addressed to women using the two pills stating "there is no proof at the present time that the oral contraceptives can cause cancer in humans." Women were encouraged to stay on those pills.
But during the week of October 19, 1970, the FDA issued a new statement recommending that production of these pills be stopped immediately. While Eli Lilly and Upjohn agreed on October 24 that they would stop making the pills, they have not been removed from the market and reserve supplies are still for sale.
Bad, bad bank
By Michael Sweeney
Liberation News Service
Americans have always known that banks are behind everything. Thomas Jefferson said they were more dangerous than standing armies. The Wobblies, a revolutionary labor movement in the early decades of this century, had a ballad that ran:
Oh, the banks are made of marble
With a guard at every door
And the vaults are stuffed with
silver
That the people sweated for.
The business of a bank is lending other people's money at a profit. Through their control of credit, banks gradually extend their control throughout society. As Bob Dylan put it, "The national bank at a profit sells a roadmap to the soul..."
Since the system runs at the expense of the great majority of people, and the people know it, banks have always had to worry about getting burned down. Bank of America"modern in all things" has always been a leader in attempts to convince people that banks are a good thing, despite all the evidence to the contrary.
Bank of America, in fact, used to call itself "the Peoples' Bank." A.P. Giannini, the bank's founder, had the advertising department nickname him "the Little Follow's Friend." To build up this image, Giannini said things like "The only legitimate business in the world today is to fill the needs of people"as we serve so shall we prosper."
To defend this shuck, Bank of America has always employed a large crew of image-makers. After the bank foreclosed on thousands of farmers during the Depression, its power was exposed by John Steinbeck in Grapes of Wrath and Carey McWilliams in Factories in the Fields. A bank image-maker, assigned to evalute the damage, reported confidentially that the books strengthened the notion "of land-grabbing on our part." It seemed unwise for Bank of America to be the biggest bank and the biggest landowner at the same time. So most of the 600,000 acres were sold off.
Today Bank of America conducts extensive market research studies to learn how to win friends and influence people. One recent project was a number of special "test branches" located near college campuses in California. Experiments were conducted to learn how to win students as loyal customers. Discussion groups were organized (without students knowing Bank of America was the sponsor) and the sessions were tape recorded and sometimes observed from behind one-way mirrors. One of the test branches was located at Isla Vista, California, just outside the University of California at Santa Barbara.
On February 25, 1970, students delivered a decisive experimental result by burning down the Isla Vista test branch. The bank's petty manipulation was swept aside. "Bank of America breaks human laws!" shouted the bank-burners. Their grievances against Bank of America varied. Some students knew about the bank's oppression of Chicano farm workers. Others knew of the bank's involvement in the Vietnam war.    Said   one 17-year-old
bankburner,"Well, it was there.. .the biggest capitalist establishment thing around."
And everything the kids at Isla Vista said about Bank of America was true. Their instincts had broken through one of the most carefully devised corporate images in America. Like the Wobblies, 60 years before, people instantly identified the bank as the real enemy. Young revolutionaries all over California began to imitate them, trashing and bombing Bank of America branches.
Bank of America responded with a $340,000 campaign that placed full-page advertisements in every daily newspaper in California. The burning was "mindless violence," said the bank. All the charges made against the bank were "pernicious propaganda."
That was only the first shot. Bank of America knew that it had to make unprecedented efforts to make itself seem friendly, helpful and peace-loving. Singing rock commercials were aired on hip radio stations. Psychedelic cartoon advertisements were placed in college newspapers. And top bank executives formed a "student affairs committee" to try to "understand" student grievances, Bank chairman Louis Lundborg came out publicly against the Vietnam War.
But the bank was running scared. When SCOPE Corp., a subsidiary of Saga Foods, wanted to install a bank as part of a student housing project at the University of California at Riverside, it invited Bank of America to fill the space. The bank was cautious, Its student affairs committee called together student "leaders" from all over the state to a two-day seminar at Riverside to discuss whether it was safe for Bank of America to locate branches near college campuses. The Riverside question is undecided.
Meanwhile, Bank of America rebuilt its Isla Vista branch bigger than ever. A new police station will be located across the street. "We are but one bank, but we have decided to take our stand in Isla Vista," anounced the full-page ads of the $25-billion giant.
But all the advertising in the world won't save Bank of America. The truth keeps slipping out. The bank claims it is against the war while it expands its operations in Southeast Asia. The bank says it is the friend of labor while it refused to allow its own employees to unionize. The bank says it will fight racism while it operates an affiliate in white-supremacist Rhodesia. The bank says it is "The Little Fellow's Friend" while it takes interest from them in the most sophisticated loan shark racket in history"BankAmericard.
Notices
A fellow by the name of Rick Brown is trying to find a young man or a couple to help him establish a homestead on a large tract of wilderness land in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee. Says he's looking for someone who goes for the quiet life and a minimum of material goods. If interested, write: Rick Brown, General Delivery, Viola, Tennessee 37394. Or go to Viola and ask for him""Anyone there can tell you where I live."
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The Lexington Women's Liberation Group is looking for witnesses to testify for the two 17 year-old girls who were arrested for "offenses against morality" after being identified from photographs as allegedly swimming nude at the Rock Bottom Music Festival. The trial is scheduled for Nov. 18 and they are still in need of witnesses. If you are over 18, have no police recor