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date (1970-01-01) newspaper_issue      A radical plan   to curb population    page seven                                           January  1970                     contents       Edgar Tolson  American Folk sculptor  page 5   Rick Bell and Jack Lyne     A plan for population control  page 7   Wayne H  Davis     snaps  Arthur Tress  pages 8 and 9     Where I m at  Cap r n Kentucky reports  page 10   Ed McClanahan     Round and round she goes      a prospectus on youth  page 1 Z   Bucky Young     Alive and well  greetings from Canada  page 14   Joe Nickell     Cover photograph by Arthur Tress       The b lue  tail fly is published monthly by   blue tail fly  inc  at 2 10 W  Third Street    Lexington  Ky  40507       tidings        Diary of a   porno bust     Since our last issue  we have been   involved in our first legal hassle  centering   around such questions as whether the btf   is obscene and whether last issue s Snaps   section was a picture of a woman playing   with herself      The recipient of this nonsense was   Staff member DOtV PR A TT  Pratt  who   may be dragged off to jail any day for   refusing induction  has by this time a   rather practiced eye for the finer points   of political criminality  as his following   account shows       Time  December 12  1969?  ?  til December   31  1969?  ?  til January 28  1970      ?  til          Locations  Home U K  Campus?  Fayette   County Police Dept ?  Fayette County   Court House  Juvenile Court  City   Police Court  to be      Cast of characters  A T   C H   W L     three young black men  ages 9    4      Sgt  Jacobs?  Lexington s Jack Webb    now in stiff competition with Fryman    Sylvestro and Fred Wachs for 1969   Lexington man of the year      DeL Arnett a Broderick Crawford   xerox      Friday  Dec  12      ?  Twas thirteen nights before Christ    mas  The phone rang  and as usual one of   the gang was pleading his case for spend?    ing the night  Plans had already been   made to attend ? ?Weird Harold s?   party at   the Student Center but A T s arguments   continued during my explanation and an   agreement was forthcoming      Being a couple of weekends since the   last overnight visit  the green light was all   1 could see even though the thought of   ? ?Weird Harold s?   party brought caution    I agreed to pick C H  and him up as soon   after the party as possible      That ? ?soon after?   didn t come that   night so I went to bed with Saturday   night on my mind      Sat   Dec  13  early morning  or at least   early morning for ? ?sleep laters ?       Got up to go to work  grouting the   space frame  an architectural research   project   but thought it might be enjoy?    able to A T  and C H  to come over to     Z       spend the day on campus  Stopped by   their home and found W L  over there   too  Why not  and he came along      Grouted approximately 2Vi hours   while the three man ? ?gang?   started out   ? ?exploring the land ?   Nothing unusual   though  and they returned around noon    thinking of lunch          Beginning of afternoon  Had to meet Guy   at the btf office to work on subscriptions   so we took off  Guy wasn?  t there  so we   waited  A T   C H  and W L   having sold   papers for me  the obsolescent Lexington   Leader   got excited about making some   money and asked to sell btf  on campus    Obliged them and they got about IS   apiece while I took about 100 for de?    liveries      On the way back to U K   C H  began   talking about the first issue and the words   ? ?fuckin  punk?   which he had noticed or   heard about  back in October  Laughingly   remarking that ? ?if they thought that was   bad  then those people would react worse   to this issue ?   I then told him about the   center page  commenting that it was   simply an art photo  C H  had the greatest   response when he said  ? ?Some old man   wiU want to hang this on hts wall ?       Nothing more said  and no sex acts   committed  we made lunch at the grill on   hot dogs and cokes  I went back to   grouting and they to hustling  we finish?    ed out the afternoon      Four thirty p m  and we split for   home  they having successfully sold their   copies and me covered with cement      Back to U K   coliseum  to self official   ? ?Wildcat?   programs and nearing count?    down  C H? ? A T  and W L  all decided to   sell more btf and the student line was my   suggestion  Deciding to reap their after?    noon rewards  they dropped in the Hud?    dle to get hamburgers  Their notorious   careers began      8 30 Sat  night  Left the game looking   for the gang who might still be around    not knowing that they had been kidnap?    ped by the LPD  They were to have   walked over to our house  a few blocks   away  so  not finding them  I headed on   home  They weren t there and I knew   something was up      Called A T  s house and found out that   it had happened  The gang  taken into   custody  were rushed off for questioning    but mainly scaring them to death  the   friendly neighborhood cop had done his       bluG tail fly 1     January  197 0 vol  1  no  4 W     staff  Guy Mencles  Rick Bell  David Holwerk      Jack Lyne  Sue Anne Salmon  Chuck Koehler      Crete hen Marcum  Bucky Young  Nick DeMartino    Julie Mencles  Geoffrey Pope  Kevin Hill      Don Pratt and Doug Stewart  Business staff      John Sinicin  Jeannie St   Charles  Terry   McCarty  Carol Bryant  Maria Chalk  Warren       orn and Becky Marti       job  C H   A T  and W r  L  now were to be   used  and they were released to their   parents      The arrest  1 knew that something would   probably happen as my E S P  was up  so   when two sets of headlights pulled up on   the wrong side of the street in front of   the house  I made my move for the door    1 was right  one car and a paddy wagon    two plaindothed and two uniformed had   dropped by  As they were surrounding   the house  1 interrupted their plans by   opening the door  The uniformed police?    man  headed to guard the back door    turned around and came back  The cap?    ture was a success  Later  the question   about whether someone should come   along got the response that after booking    I would be immediately released on my   own recognizance  How absurd  surround?    ing the house for a ? ?booking ?       1 immediately invited them in only to   be informed of my arrest  Asked if 1 had   in my possession a dangerous weapon   such as a knife  I responded ? ?No ?   They   checked  Outside  searched again  I notic?    ed the cracks in the Venetian blinds of   neighbors across the street  Didn t get to   wave goodbye  as I was immediately   locked in the back of the LPD wagon    The patrolman offered ? ?light to illumi?    nate the darkness?   and with no objection    he gave it  I now could read my palms if I   knew how but since I didn t  I just looked   at them      Searched again upon arrival at the   Fayette County Police Dept   I was then   allowed to relieve myself  and I thought   J?  d  never get through  Finished and closr   ing my fly  I returned to the tedious task   of booking  No questions by Sgt  Jacobs   was a strange phenomenon as they earlier   insisted that I read the usual statement   about my rights and how anything I said   ? ?could be used against me ?   While being   booked  I was fingerprinted three times    which were on three separate sheets  Six   times per hand  or a total of 60 fingers   recorded  During such occasion I had the   legal obligation of bouncing six ? ?birds?     for Jacobs and Arnett  Done with   pleasure      At the ? ?pig pen?   Sgt  Jacobs took   time to speak to Boobie and finding her   emotionally high pitched  he was thrown   the question ? ?why was the btf considered   obscene ?   He bluntly answered her that   the woman in the photo was playing with       herself  Until Jacob s vulgar outlook ex?    plained that picture  1 personally had not   noticed that hand  Such an observation   though  was just as absurd as my later    imagined id a that the nude model had   4 foot fingers and was playing with   another nude mcdel standing behind her      ? ?Relieved?   and Released  J tried to relax   by watching the replay of the U K    ballgame  Fate had it that ? ?Boobie ?   my   wife  would demand a flick and such   turned out to be a story of a perverted   murderer  This w oman raper was guilty of   killing at least three women  one of   whom was left hanging naked among the   nude mannequins  Not only did he do   that but he also went into the woman?  s   restroom?  right on TV   Of course  he   was disguised as an old woman  and it   could have been a female stand in  but   the implication was there  That was   nasty      I knew that somewhere in Lexington    somebody was thinking that men like   ? ?Red ?   the woman raper  murderer  de?    tainer against wills  etc   probably started   out by selling nude pictures on the street   and that  had they caught him early    maybe his criminality would have been   retarded  Poor Red died with his head on   the pitcher s mound and what started out   for me at a basketball game ended up in a   baseball park  One more evening in the   life of a draft resister        First trial date  Wed   Dec  17      ACLU had acted quickly in taking the   case so Bob Sedler was representing me    Court is always a bore so 1 had little   interest in the proceedings  But what was   notable on this day was the instructions   in law Sedler gave  and the necessity of   showing the prosecuting attorney what   the charges should be  Originally charged   with ? ?contributing to the delinquency of   a minor  causing to sell obscene litera?    ture?    3 counts   the charges were to be   amended the following Wednesday      While we sat in conference  a patrol?    man had been sent out to find a copy of   the evidence  He stepped outside the   judge s chambers and into the courtroom   where a friend  Pete  was selling souvenir   copies  The cop  in a very serious tone    asked Pete  24  to prove his age  Not   asking it then  but wanting to later  Pete   had this same question for the patrolman      January  1970                         Conspiracy           That day ended with a preliminary   hearing set to be held Christmas Eve and   the trial New Year s Eve ? ?  oh  the   season to be jolly      Prelim  Hearing  Wed   Dec  24      Reduced charges something to the ef?    fect that I had contributed to the delin?    quency of a minor by causing to sell for   gain or reward matter that would cause   unusual harm to the morals of youth    Their task to prove ? ?unusual harm  as   well as ? ?gain or reward   This session   extremely short  less than an hour      On my way out of the courthouse    with a new frame of reference  a detec?    tive s  in looking at nudes  1 noted the   ? ?juvenile statue?   in front of the court?    house  That young man was doing some?    thing mighty strange to the pole  Nasty      Trial  New Year s Eve  Dec  31      More excitement  as the courthouse   was full  everyone was waiting for the   triaL The proceedings included the LPD s   star witness  Sgt  Jacobs  and 1 must   admit I did enjoy seeing him cross    examined  When pressed  time after time    for the reason ? ?why   the newspaper and   particularly the photo would ? ?cause un?    usual harm to their morals   Sgt  Jacobs   in a very decisive manner stated  ? ?1   would not show it to my sons ?   That was   why  In another comment as to the   obscenities of the btf Sgt  Jacobs em?    phatically stated that to ? ?beat meat    didn?  t mean hamburger      The only other testimonies of any   significance were those of C H   A T  and   W L  Each little man came through quite   well and 1 want to commend them and   their courage under such circumstances      ? ?Acquittal?   was the final decision   with the addition ? ?but with probable   cause?   which means that we could pos?    sibly go on to a higher court and a sliffer   statute        Agnew?  s ghost     By Ian Sven     LNS The radio speech was never   broadcast yet old show biz Agnew got   14 000 letters of praise the next day  No   one will admit who slipped      What happened was that UPL a news   service also makes news tapes used by   independent radio stations  A month ago   they recorded a full hour of the usual   hard hitting  always missing Agnew   diatribe  The schedule said it was to be   broadcast over dozens of stations on the   week end  But a foul up occurred not a   single station aired the speech      Just the same  come Monday morning  i   the DPI office was buried under a flood   of 14 000 letters of fulsome praise  There   was not a single letter criticizing the   speech  Agnew was praised for once again   exposing the effete intellectual snobs that   marched in the protest prades      14 000 American citizens went zap   over a speech they never heard  Only   Spiro can get that      I know of three New York City TV   stations that were forbidden by their   management to air the story  Makes one   think      Come to think of it  that?  s the same   number of letters that Nixon had on his   desk the day after one of his speeches   Makes one think      Mrs  Mitchell   pulls a Spiro     WASHINGTON  D C   LNS  Emerg?    ing from a strenuous gala at the Israeli   Embassy recently  Martha Mitchell  the   outspoken wife of the attorney general    settled into her limousine with Mrs  Gil?    bert Hahn  wife of the chairman of the   city council of the District of Columbia      ? ?Boy ?   sighed Martha  ? ?I m glad to get   away from all those Jews ?       Mrs  Hah  herself Jewish  told the   story to ail her friends  then denied it   when the newspapers began calling  Re?    porters at Newsweek and Time   and the   Washington Post s gossip columnist   Maxine Cheshire  wanted to write the   story  but their editors quashed the news      Mrs  Mitchell made the news recently   when she told a CBS reporter that she   resented all the ? ?liberal communists    who took over Washington on Nov  15   for the anti war demonstration      blue tad fly     f  ?        By Christopher Chandler     College Press Service     x     It was 4 44 a m  on the morning of   December 4  The block on Chicago s West   Side was cordoned off  Police stood guard   on rooftops  State s Attorney s police were   stationed at the tront ana rear oi me   first floor apartment  armed with a sub?    machine gun and shotguns      There was a knock on the front door    and then the sound of more than 200   shots echoed through the early morning   hour  When it was over  Fred Hampton    chairman of the Illinois Black Panther   Party  was dead in bed  Mark Clark  a   Panther member from Peoria  111   was   dead behind the front door  Four others   were critically wounded  and three were   arrested unharmed  One policeman was   slightly wounded      State?  s Attorney Edward V  Hanrahan   held a press conference later that day    displaying what he said was the arms   cache recovered from the apartment    each bullet carefully placed on its end    and pronounced to the television earners    ? ?We wholeheartedly commend the police   officers for their bravery  their remark?    able restraint and their discipline in the   face of this Black Panther attack as   should every decent citizen in our com?    munity   He stressed the word ? ?decent ?       Under normal circumstances  that   would have been the end of it  Hanrahan    the key figure in Mayor Daley s 196?    election strategy  then man named to run   the city?  s ? ?war on gangs  last June    would ordinarily have enhanced his repu?    tation as a tough crime fighter and as the   most popular Democratic vote getter      But there are not normal times  The   story did not end with that press confer?    ence  but grew into an international   scandal  The glare of publicity that focus?    ed on every aspect of that eight minute   raid illuminated the workings of Chi?    cago s law enforcement machinery and   we glimpsed momentarily  as by a flash of   lightning  the face of repression      The story would not died  in part   because of the stark imagery of the early   morning raid by heavily armed police    ? ?For those of us alive in the late ?  30 s ?     said Professor Hans Mattick of the Uni?    versity of Chicago  ? ?this brought hack   one of those nightmare images?  the   knock on the door at night  the Jews   intimidated and dragged away       It would not die because the Black   Panther Party opened up the apartment   at 2337 W  Monroe Street for the world   to see  and the evidence was inescapable    police had massed a heavy concentration   of machine gun and shotgun fire at one   living room wall and into two bedrooms    There was little if any sign of return fire      It would not die because Hanrahan    distressed by what he said were the   ? ?outrageous?   and ? ?slanderous  state    ments made to the press  decided to try   his case in the Chicago Tribune  But       By whom       evidence provided to substantiate his ac?    count of the raid turned out to be   fraudulent  and the competing news    papers jumped at the chance to recover   some honor by exposing the fraud  A   picture purporting to show bullet holes   where the Panthers shot at police in the   kitchen turned out to be a picture of nail   holes  and the bullet ridden ? ?bathroom    door turned out to be the inside of the   bedroom door      It would not die because the coroner s   office mis re presented Hampton?  s fatal   wounds  because Hanrahan would not   permit the FBI to interrogate his men in   private  It developed that the FBI was   involved  having been wiretapping and   tailing the Panthers  and the Justice De?    partment itself had set up a special task   force on the Black Panthers last August  a   task force aimed at countering the threat   to national security      Events had shaken the country?  s trust   in the social order  Calls for a thorough   and impartial investigation intensified to   the point that there are now some eight   bodies planning such a probe  But there is   little prospect that findings of the investi?    gations will convince any large spectrum   of the population      The Panther Party would not have it   otherwise  They are not interested in the   findings of a ? ?blue ribbon committee  or   a ? ?grand jury investigation  designed  or    in the words of Attorney General John   Mitchell  to ? ?put an end to rumors and   speculation that surrounded this inci    dent  ?   The Panthers?   belief is that to   restore confidence and end speculation is   to mask the exposed face of a growing   fascism  Last month?  s Chicago raid has   given the party widespread new support   for its viewpoint      Fred Hampton said last June  ? ?I just   went to a wake where a young man had   been shot in the head by a pig  And you   know this is bad  But it heightens the   contradictions in the community  These   things a lot of times organize the people   better than we can organize ourselves ?       All of the investigations of the raid   wilt be forced to sift through a mass of   conflicting testimony  The police version    reenacted for CBS television in a special   28  minute program directed by the   State?  s Attorney s office  must be reject?    ed on the basis of the available evidence    One policeman in the reenactment  for   example  describes three shots being fired   at him as he enters the kitchen door  the   film having been taped before those three   bullet holes had been shown to be nail   holes      The Panther version may never come   to light in its entirety  Defense attorneys   for the seven surviving Panthers  charged   with attempted murder  plan to retain   their best evidence until the trial  and   they may be in a powerful bargaining   position to have the charges dropped    Panther officers have generally confined   themselves to characterizing the raid as a       ? ?political assassination  and denying that   any Panthers fired at police      The hard physical evidence is sparse    but heavily weighted toward the worst   possible construction of the raid        There are two bullet holes in the   front door leading from a small anteroom   into the living room  One is about heart   high and was fired through the door   from the outside while the door was   slightly ajar  This shot probably killed   Mark Clark  whose body was found in a   pool of blood behind the door  A second   hole in the door  about a foot and a half   below the first  may have been made by a   shotgun blast from the inside of the   apartment into a far corner of the ante?    room near the ceiling  The crazy angle of   the blast suggests that Clark?  s gun may   have gone off as he fell        The right hand side of the living   room wall is covered with 42 closely   stitched bullet holes  mainly from a ma?    chine gun  The shots were fired from the   doorway and from the center of the living   room  the shots from the center of the   room penetrating the walls of two adja?    cent bedrooms        The back door was forced from the   outside  Two rear windows  in the kit?    chen and in Hampton s rear bedroom    were broken in from the outside  There is   no sign of gunfire in the rear of the house   except for the bedrooms  which are punc?    tured with bullet holes  Standing in the   entranceway between the kitchen and the   dining room  you can see that four   shotgun blasts were fired from that area   three into Hampton s bedroom and one    penetrating two closets  lodging in the far   wall of the middle bedroom        Hampton was shot from above   while lying in bed  According to ar    independent autopsy conducted by the   former chief pathologist for the County   Coroner s office and witnessed by three   physicians  two bullets entered Hamp?    ton s head from the right and from above    at a 45 degree angle      Whatever happened in that apartment   on the morning of December 4  it could   not possibly have been the 20 minute   ? ?gun battle  that the police and the   State?  s Attorney s office have described   again and again  Clearly the State s Attor?    ney?  s police went to the apartment heav?    ily armed to do more than serve a search   warrant for unauthorized and unregister?    ed guns  a minor offense   But why now    Why the Panthers      The answer furnished by many colum?    nists and commentators that the Pan?    thers were an unpopular  probably dan?    gerous group  and therefore the authori?    ties may have overstepped the bounds of   propriety m curbing their activities does   not hold up      The Panthers were and are a popular    successful group  and it is precisely be?    cause of that success that they have   become the targets of a nationwide gov?    ernmental campaign of control  This fact   presents us with a far more serious issue   of national policy  Theoretically we be?    lieve that any organization  and parti?    cularly any political organization  is   entitled to win as much popular support   as its platform and leadership permit    Surety this is the democratic way  But we   make exceptions to that rule  particularly   during periodic ? ?red scares   Then  any   group associated with an ? ?international   Communist conspiracy?   or  in the words   of the Chicago Tribune M a ? ?criminal con   spiracy  are denied that basic right      So  with the rapid spread of Black   Panther Party chapters across the country   in the past two years  and with the   intellectual leadership that has made the   Panther Party the ideological leader of   most of the white radical left  and with   the surprising organizational strength in   cities from Hartford  Connecticut  to   Peoria  Illinois  came increased govern?    mental attention      When Mitchell took office last Janu?    ary  The New York Times relates  he   officially labeled the Black Panther Party   a subversive threat to the national secur?    ity thereby authorizing the FBI to tap   Panther phones and bug Panther offices      In July  J  Edgar Hoover gave the Panther   Party the distinction of being ? ?the great?    est threat to the internal security of the   extraordinary step of setting up a special   task force on the Panthers  made up of   representatives from its civil rights  inter?    nal security and criminal divisions      The situation was similar at the local   level The Illinois chapter of the Black   Panther Party was founded in November   of 1968 by Hampton and by Bobby   Rush  the current chairman  Six months   later  the Panthers had become the   strongest organization hi Chicago?  s black     3                                                                                         community  Its influence extended be    yond the ghetto to alliances with a   variety of groups including the national   office of the Students for a Democratic   Society  an Appalachian white youth   gang called the Young Patriots and a   Puerto Rican gang called the Young   Lords      The Panthers were respected because   they spoke of carrying arms for self    defense  although they never publicly   bore aims in the city   because they had a   coherent socialist ideology and because   they had a genius for organizing and   administration  In the March special al?    derman ic election they aided an inde?    pendent candidate by stationing members   outside of precincts where there were   complaints of vote fraud  The candidate   almost forced a runoff in one of the   Democratic Party strongholds In April  a   party spokesman lambasted 5000 peace      archers for not checking with the Pan?    thers before conducting the march  and   the march?  s leadership admitted its error    In May  they concluded an agreement   with the Black P  Stone Nation  Chicago s   most powerful teen gang  after having   converted its traditional rivals  the East   Side Disciples  to full Panther member?    ship      Days later  Mayor Daley announced   that the city was launching a ? ?war on   gangs   which would be headed by State s   Attorney Hanrahan  Hanrahan listed the   Panthers as prime targets in his campaign    and talked about soaring gang violence    although a study conducted by the   Chicago Journalism Review revealed that   gang related youth crime had actually   declined during the year       Lred Hampton soon had 25 criminal   charges filed against him  but only one   conviction the somewhat strange case of   assault in connection with the robbery of    71 worth of ice cream   Hampton com?    mented  ? ?1 may be a big dude  but 1 can t   eat no  71 worth of ice cream ?        Despite the constant arrests and the   repeated raids on their headquarters the   Black Panther Party continued to grow in   strength  Favorable articles about the   party s free breakfast program for school?    children were carried in three of the city s   five daily newspapers  embarrassing city   officials into launching their own  hope?    lessly bureaucratic free breakfast pro?    gram Plans were announced  funds raised   and equipment procured for a free medi?    cal clinic  to be opened on the West Side    By October  Chicago newspapers did not       find it unusual to quote Hampton s re?    action to the ? ?Weatherman?   demonstra?    tion scheduled for down town Chicago    he denounced them as ? ?anarchistic?   and   ? ?Custeristic ?       On November 4  the Black Panther   Party  somewhat weakened by arrests and   raids  was still the most powerful single   independent organization in the city  Its   program of putting socialism into practice   had attracted wide support  Its policy of   analyzing problems by reference to eco?    nomic class  not race  was working to   depolarize whites and Blacks during   demonstrations  and erroneous descrip?    tions of the members as ? ?racists  or   ? ?Black power militants?   in the local press   were beginning to be corrected      The Black Panthers made the federal   subversive list  they became a prime   target for Chicago officialdom because of   their success  I don?  t suggest that Mayor   Daley cynically set out to destroy the   party because it might bring success to his   enemies at the polls?  or that the Justice   Department set out to crush the party   nationally because it wanted to protect   the country s big businesses against social?    ism      Mitchell and Hoover see the Panthers   as an arm of an International Communist   conspiracy  has not Panther information   minister Eldridge Cleaver visited Cuba   and Algeria while in exile?  even lavishing   his highest praise on the North Korean   government        Mayor Daley views the Panthers as   much of the rest of the population views   them as ? ?Communists?    and worse still    young Black Communists who cany   arms   The Panthers are not reticent to   express their views  they will explain   patiently at a press conference that their   political ideology is based on Marx and   Lenin  and that they look to other   revolutionary leaders  including Mao Tse?    tting  for examples of how to translate   ideology into political power       Policemen all over the country see the   Panthers as their explicit enemies  The   Panthers called the police ? ?pigs ?   and   even talk of killing pigs   To the Panthers    ? ?pig?   means most importantly the ? ?pig   power structure   and secondarily the   ? ?pig police?   who enforce the will of that   power structure on the country s Black   colonies       There is a ? ?conspiracy?   to get the   Panthers  and it is a conspiracy tied t   gether by the mutual convictions of       policemen  local government and federal   government  It is a conspiracy that puts   the country s professed ideals to a hard   test  Are we prepared to allow revolution?    ary Marxists Leninists to campaign for   public support and public office    Theoretically we are  Theoretically  at   least according Id a June 9  Supreme   Court decision  we also cannot convict   someone for merely advocating the moral   propriety or necessity of using violence to   overthrow the government      But in practice we are not prepared to   view the Black Panthers as a political   party  One might argue that the Panthers   should disarm if they are serious about   politics and about only using their wea?    pons for self defense  The bearing of arms   may be a fetish carried over from the   formation of the party in Oakland in   1966  when it was called the  Black   Panther Party for Self Defense ?   and   when its primary goal was to defend   Blacks from police harassment  Undoubt?    edly  the very existence of arms does   much to provoke the police  But there are   problems with this argument  there is   nothing illegal about carrying arms  that   right is protected by the U S  Constitu    tion  Twenty Panthers have died in gun   battles with police around the country    although police have died also two in   Chicago just two weeks before the raid     The Hampton killing itself r ises the grim   possibility that the Panthers  even today   in Chicago  do need guns for self    defense      The State?  s Attorney?  s raid suggested   another disturbing view that this coun?    try is moving steadily toward the extreme   political right  The proposed investiga?    tions of the raid provide an example of   the extent of that shift  The FBI investi?    gating  But the FBI has been involved in   nationwide raids against the Panthers    The Justice Department  Attorney   General Mitchell s approach to law en?    forcement is not reassuring      The main investigation is to be con?    ducted by a special U S  District Court   grand jury in Chicago  A seven man   racially integrated team of federal investi?    gators  headed by Assistant Attorney   General Jen is Leonard  will present the   evidence to the jury  Leonard  head of   the civil rights division  last May explain?    ed to Jay MiUer  the executive director of   Illinois American Civil Liberties Union    why Bobby Seale had been included   among the Chicago Conspiracy trial de?    fendants  ? ?The Panthers are a bunch of   hoodlums ?   he said  ? ?We?  ve got to get   them ?            Copyright 1970 Harrison Blaine    New Jersey  reprinted by permission The   New Republic  Afr  Chandler is senior   editor o The Chicago Journalism Review      High school unrest   seen as preview     by Phil Semas     Chronicle of Higher Education      CPS  During the past few months    student radicals on many college cam?    puses have sounded a warning in virtually   the same words  ? ?If you think we re bad    wait until some of these high school kids   get into college ?       So far during the present academic   year  activism in the high schools has   been even more widespread than in the   colleges  Among the incidents        At Bladensburg High School in the   Maryland suburbs of Washington  DX     more than 60 students were arrested after   a series of demonstrations over demands   by Black students  The students charged   that Principal David L  Dean had refused   to discuss their demands  but the school   later decided to establish a Black studies   course and to allow establishment of a   Black cultural organization        Balboa High School in San Fran?    cisco suffered two days of violent battles   between white and Black students  There   were no specific demands involved and   Principal Harold Zimmerman put the   blame on ? ?pure hatred?   between the   races        Students ran through hallways and   broke some classroom windows at River?    side High School in Milwaukee in a   protest over school regulations        Several high schools and junior high   schools in Detroit were dosed after racial   disturbances        At Central High School in Little   Rock  Ark ?  where National Guardsmen   were called out to enforce integration 13   years ago 150 Black students staged a   walkout  charging racist policies at the       school  All were suspended      There have been many other disturb?    ances and n any quieter  non violent pro?    tests      During the 1968 69 academic year   some of the worst disturbances occurred   at schools in Los Angeles and the New   York City area      All 18 senior and junior high schools   in the predominantly Negro south central   area of Los Angeles were hit by fires    assaults on teachers  picketing  rock    throwing  and windowbreaking  On one   day 65 fires were set in schools in the   area  The violence started after the arrest   of a Black college student at one of the   schools      A study of newspaper dippings by the   Center for Research and Education in   American Civil Liberties at Columbia   University showed that from November    1968  through February  1969  there   were 239 serious disruptions involving   348 high schools in 38 states and the   District of Columbia      ? ?In this short period  the number of   clippings we have been receiving monthly   has increased almost three fold  indicat?    ing a sharp rise in the rate of conflict ?     says Alan F  Westin  director of the   center and a professor of public law and   gove r n me n t a t Co 1 u m bia      Mr  West in?  s study involved only   serious disorders such as ? ?strikes  sit ins    boycotts  protest demonstrations  and   riots ?   but the extent of student unrest in   the high schools is greater than that      A random survey of 1 026 senior and   junior high school principals conducted   by the National Association of Secondary   School Principals found that some form   of protest had occurred at 59 per cent of   the schools last year      Unrest is most extensive in large urban   and suburban schools  but even among   small rural schools half the principals   reported some form of unrest      ? ?One of the surprises of the survey ?     says J  Lloyd Trump and Jane Hunt  the   researchers  ? ?was the fact that protest is   almost as likely to occur in junior high   schools as in senior high schools ?   Fifty    six per cent of the junior hjgh schools   reported protests      The extent of this unrest has caused   some concern among federal officials    This fall James E  Allen  Jr   U S  commis?    sioner of education  sent special messages   to high school principals and state school   superintendents warning them of the like?    lihood of increasing high school unrest    Since high schools enroll two and a   half times as many students as the col?    leges  ? ?these younger secondary school   students potentially are more volatile   than their college counterparts ?   says   Gregory R  Anrig  a U S  Office of Educa?    tion official who headed a study of high   school unrest  In addition  he says  ? ?high   school disorders are usually more precipi?    tous  spontaneous  and riotlike?   than   college protests      Students radicals in some cities have   attempted to give more direction to high   school unrest  High school student unions   have been formed in San Francisco and   New York and there have been attempts   at coordination in Los Angeles and Phila?    delphia      So far  however  most attempts at   organization have failed  A survey of 101   high schools by the Justice Department   found only four with active SOS chap?    ters  and witnesses at six days of hearings   before the House Committee on Internal   Security said SDS had failed to gain many   converts in the high schools      The most common topic of protest in   the high schools reported by 82 percent   of the principals whose schools had   protests?  is against school regulations    These include rules on dress and hair   length  rules against smoking  censorship   of student and underground newspapers    student government  and even cheerleader   elections      Racial issues are a less common topic   of protest than school regulations  but   protests over racial questions tend to be   more violent      The Justice Department survey  which   included only high schools with at least a   10 per cent minority enrollment  found   that 75 per cent had experienced unrest      Some principals believe the colleges   are partly at fault for racial protests in   the high schools ? ?Colleges are not train?    ing teachers for the urban school ? ?one   principal told Mr  Trump and Miss Hunt      The content of the education students   are receiving is the other major issue in   high school activism  Mr  Trump and Miss   Hunt said that 45 per cent of the princi?    pals they surveyed reported student un   rest over the instructional program      January  1970         4                                                             EDGAR TOLSON  SCULPTOR       by Jack Lv ne     Kentucky  the state that brought you   st rip  mining  KUAC  black conspir?    acy trials  and Owsley Stanley  Jr     has finally gotten itself out of Harm s   way long enough to discover an artist      Yet  the artist in question hardly   fits the Warholian stereotype  for   65 year old Edgar Toison of Campton    Kentucky  Wolfe County  is  if any?    thing  a vintage redneck renaissance   man      Locked somewhere in the closet of   the collective psyche of every Kentuck?    ian is the image of the bucolic folk   artist  whittler extraordinaire    mouthing agricultural aphorisms from   the county courthouse steps  fashion?    ing  small  rigid fish and fowl to   plop atop your trusty weathervane    windmill and or mantle      True  this hypothetical rustic can   normally be found in most small   Kentucky towns  sitting among the   shavings  enjoying community stature   as some sort of nouveau village idiot      However  the sculpting and carving    indeed  the very life of Edgar Toison   transcend such limited  shallow cat?    egorization  for he is much  much   more than an automated craftsman  a   complex man who simply cannot be   pigeonholed into what barefootin r   down home  you  all mould into which       we are want to conviently exile the   mountain people      Toison would likely have evolved as   an extraordinary man regardless of   economic circumstance  As is  his   life has been checkered with enough   changes to flush Christine Jorgenson   blue  pink    with envy      The rake thin  razor featured   Toison has turned in vocational stints   as an electrician  carpenter  coal   miner  concrete worker  farmer    cobbler  and building contractor      Rummaging through these myriad   roles Toison has somehow managed to   muster the time  energy and libido to   father 18 children through two wives    a fertility track record likely to make   him the first man tried by the Planned   Parenthood Association as a war crim?    inal      Toison 1 s mercurial  ambivalent   character is reflected in his convo?    luted relationship to the church  an   institution that twists throughout the   sometimes schizoid mountain men?    tality  While serving the past thirty    odd years as a self ordained minister    Toison has also been a very frequent   tko victim in bouts with the bottle      Such innumerable mental inter?    facings seem occasionally merged in       the man for brief  fragile moments    hanging together in symbiotic alliance   like huge breaking waves      Such contrasts seem fused in   Tolson s rehashing of his exploits as   an 18 year old ecumenical Che Gue    vera  Toison  a frequent churchgoer    found the pastoral pace too slow r   too   timid one summer night  and  to?    gether with another young compatriot    decided to enliven the proceedings   lf by just layin 1 a little dynamite under   the chapel  T      After lighting the fuse that sultry   mountain night  Toison and his   partner in chaos trucked back to   their pew post positions  piously   uplifting their eyes as stain glass   and rafters sailed around a rather   startled congregation      Toison revels in recounting his   existential exploit  saying  h We had to   go back in that chapel  you see  When   it blowed all up with us in it  we   knowed no one would suspect us      Tolson s artistic efforts began as   an unconscious reaction to the poverty   that pervades his Breathitt County   birthplace  Lacking playthings as an   8 year old  he carved a cross hatch   tablecloth atop an old stump  later   adding hand crafted cups and saucers            blue tail fly       5                   Through the 5 7 years since  Tolson   has built everything from barns to   his own false teeth  the latter were   constructed after Tolson persuaded   his dentist to allow him to fashion his   own false molars following some   rather heavy imbibing by both doctor   and patient        Walking through the current display   of Tolson works in the UK Student   Center  where they will remain   through Feb  7   one is impressed   with the uniqueness of the finished   product  each piece bearing a self    generated  encapsulated existence of   its own  Toison s touch produces an   invariably original statement  though   his work is almost arbitrary in its   adherence to the artist s own almost   caricaturial view of reality  for     Edgar Tolson has recreated what he   knows rather than what he sees      His own particular perspective is   apparent is his Noah s Ark  with   streams of animals entering from   below  while the dove returns to Noah   atop the piece  a time space compres?    sion of forty days in a space of several   inc hes      The consummate Tolson  though    seems to merge in his wooden army of   pious  spiritual  rigid dolls  depicting   farmers  preachers  train engineers    mountain women  the people with whom   he has lived  their faces all decidedly   reflecting the features of Tolson s   English forebearers      His hand carved dolls seemingly   record the coalescence of all the con?    tradictions of his life and the entire   life  style of the eastern Kentucky   mountains      The unenibelHshed yellow  poplar   figures are at once frozen rigid in   time  yet brimming with latent via         v         b       lence  staring behind huge eyes agape   with humanity  yet seemingly ready   to flinch at the sight of life s nausea      The tens ion filled figures seem at   once both spiritual and visceral  filled   with shadings of hatred and impotence    frustration and acceptance  reaching   but never touching  mirroring with   uncomfortable force the terribly   fragile nature of triumph and tragedy    They seem to exist only through their   terribly rigid carriage  as if relax?    ation and collapse would prove inex?    tricable  Yet  the distillate of their   suffering is pure and profound irony     an irony not of defense but of accep?    tance      Yet few of Tolson 1 s dolls appear   in his three room home in Campton    for his involvement is too deep for   them to remain  When on one of his   frequent week long benders  Tolson   has a recurring dream of his hundreds   of dolls   They come in this room   here and they gather all around me   and point their fingers and say r You   made me  You made me 1    1     Tolson turns out his tiny figures   with a simple pocket knife  sitting on   an old dilapidated green couch  his   long bony fingers leaping down yellow   poplar boards in long  swimming   strokes  his hands moving steadily   when carving  though normally shak?    ing noticeably   Tolson carved pri?    marily with his right hand until a   stroke in 1955 partially paralyzed   his right side  In his usual undaunted   style  Tolson learned to perform his   craft just as well with his left hand    Although he has since recovered full   use of his right side  he continues to   turn out southpaw stylings        Tolson  like the mountains he loves    has long been badly misused  Just   as faceless corporations gouge coal       I       PHOTOGRAPHS BY RICK BELL       from the Kentucky hills  leaving only   gaping  incurable wounds  collectors   have for years exploited Tolson 1 s   isolated  anonymous situation  paying   miniscule fees for his dolls  then   carefully covering their artistic   tracks  displaying Tolson 1 s work but   denying knowledge of the creator s   identity  squeezing the air from the   man s work  then pushing him back   into obscruity      However  University of Kentucky   sculptor and collector Mike Hall   located Tolson recently after several   years  worth of bad leads  including   erroneous information that the   strange Tolson dolls were the creation   of some very mythical and very dead   mountainwoman   Of the latter rumor   Tolson says   Oh yes  that s true    but I come back as a man so s ole   Mike  Hall  could discover me  11       Hall  working with photographer   Rick Bell  has finally revealed the   scope and depth of Edgar Tolson in   the current display  ranging from   stone dogs and walking sticks to sym?    bolic reenactments of the expulsion   from the Garden of Eden      Within hours of Tnlson s Lexington   opening  all the current work of the   artist was sold and enough orders had   been filed to take Tolson s stud   spinning through a redwood size   yellow poplar      Tolson even found himself auto?    graphing programs al his opening    faithfully inscribing each with the rigid   scrawling  Edgar Tolson  Campion    Ky  11 that labels many of his pieces      It is doubtful that Edgar Tolson will   ever again be pushed so rudely into   the background  will ever again receive   the artistic vulture s equivalent of that   Bethlehem Steel red carpet font in    the face  Major museums throughout   the country arc currently dickering   for Tolson?  s work  and brisk local   sales seem a long term cinch      Yet  it is doubtful Edgar Tolson will   become jaded with his success  He is   an extremely wily character  a master   of the bucolic beau geste  beady eyes   jumping like black magnets while   homilies drip from his thin lips      One moment he will be self cffac    ingly mumbling in the direction of one   of the Jesus pictures that cling to the   thin walls of his shaky home  be?    moaning his latest work as  not worth   a damn dime   r     Ten minutes later he is surrounded   by Camptonites in a small grocery    discussing the same piece  To the   fawning too ops who until recently   regarded him as the town degenerate    Tolson will say  head uplifted   That   there s the best piece I ever did do      His fellow residents are amazed that   his works will be on display  up at   the university        A survivor of the rages within him   and without him  Edgar Tolson peeps   warily from behind his owl like   spectacles  as hard and as human as   any of his creations      A talented  complex man  an almost   ignored  self gene rated gem of a folk   artist  he  like one Robert Zimmerman   of Hibbing  Minnesota  is a small   town boy done made good        January  1970                                   A plan   to control   population       7Dd       by WAYNE H  DAYLS       Finally some important people are beginning to speak   up about the serious population problem in the United   States  Although Presidents Kennedy  Johnson and Nixon   have all expressed alarm about world population  1 know   of no high public official who has brought it home to the   American people  where the most urgent population   crisis has developed      Now two prominent members of the last Adminis?    tration have taken public stands at home  Roman Cath?    olic Robert S  McNamara  one of the most influential   and respected men in the Kennedy and Johnson cabinets    was the first name on an advertisement in Time  Nov      ZI p  1 L  saying   Whatever your cause  it r s a lost   cause unless we control population  11     Stewart Udall  from a family of six and father of six    has written in the Reader s Digest  Dec  19t 9  of con?    cern about the overpopulation of our nation  If Bobby   Kennedy were alive  perhaps he would write  or maybe   he would father another child  If all his descendants are   as productive as he  the 1 Ith generation will produce   exactly i 00 billion people  Z7 times the number on earth   tod ay        We should revise all our laws which favor the pro?    duction of children  The cost of child raising is now   more of a burden on society than upon those who pro?    duce them  We should eliminate tax deductions for   children  the federal government has no business sub?    sidizing procreation  The cost of producing a third   child should involve an annual excess child tax  in ad?    dition to the free market cost of a certificate  School   taxes should be levied in such a way that those who pro?    duce children pay the major cost of educating them      We should change our Social attitudes toward the   career girl  the bachelor and the childless couple  en?    deavoring to make such life patterns more attractive      We should stop persecuting the homosexuals  Perhaps   an article in the January issue of Pageant is a har?    binger of unintentional progress on this as we   as the   population front  Entitled   Now  Pick the sox of your   child  T  it says you can pick with 75 to 90  assurance    Since most couples prefer boys  we can expect a drastic   shift in the sex ratio  This will lead to a rise in homo?    sexuality in the next generation and to falling birth rates          Ellsworth Taylor       Udall f s article is sound except for one point  lie   clings to the outmoded notion that everyone should be   allowed to produce an unlimited number of children      This concept must change  People are the most serious   form of pollution the world has ever known  no one has   the right to add another litter to the Earth today  We   must establish a new basic freedom   freedom from   those who are destroying the Earth and its ability to   support life by excessive production of their own off?    spring      I?  d now like to release my program for population   control  I introduce it as a starting point toward a   rational approach to an extremely serious problem which   is still being ignored by our political non leaders  Sug?    gestions and amendments are welcome  My program is   not original  it has been put together from the literature      It should be official policy that no one has the inherent   right to produce more than two children and we should   pay a bonus in the form of increased social security   payments for those who produce less  We should have   a marketable license for babies  Each girl  upon ma?    turity would receive certificates allowing her to pro?    duce two children  She could have the children or sell   her certificates to someone who wanted more than two      Not only would this control population but it would solve      n i      the poverty problem as well  Excessive numbers of   children now assure the perpetuation of the poverty   cycle  With the certificates for the rich to buy  they   would have more children and become poorer while the   poor would have fewer and become rich        because only females produce children      We should phase out the Aid to Dependent Children   program  With our new program anyone desiring to     have a child not only must present a certificate but must   post bond for insurance to provide for the welfare of the   child should tragedy befall the parents      Now for the poor and the welfare people  Before   starting on them  I want to clear the air of some mis?    conceptions  When I speak on population problems there   are always those present who expect me to be a cham?    pion for those who want to kick the unwed mother with   the large brood  or the prolific blacks  or both  1 favor   justice and equality of opportunity and will neither ad?    vocate nor support any program which would pick on   certain groups or classes of people      Although the poor and the black have larger families   than the average American  cutting the birth rates among   among these groups would not solve the population prob?    lem  By far the greatest portion of the population ex?    plosion in the United States is in the middle income   group with their predominantly 3 5 child families      ThaUs you  Whitey  and don t forget it  If you plan a   population program for the poor and the black without   taking care of your own excess procreation at the same   time  you are looking for trouble and you will find it      Recent studies  e  g    Science  65  367  1969  have     shown that people desire the same number of children   regardless of family income and that Negros want no   more children per family than whites  Why  then  do     continued on page 10       blue tail fly     07Vi yi         7                                                                                             ArthurTress       In 1968 Arthur Tress made several   trips through the Appalachian regions   of North Carolina   Kentucky and   Tennessee to collect artifacts from    and take photographs of this country   for New York State Education Title III   and for the Sierra Club   The results   were t ie remov aJ of an 8 foot long   tapeworm in a small county hospital   in Tennessee and these photographs    Some of the photographs shown here   were exhibited at the Sierra Club   Gallery in October  1968 in a show   entitled   The Disturbed Land       Jonathan Greene                                         ?           POPULATION CONTROL     the poor have larger families  Indifference and lack of   adequate contraception are probably factors  But the   natural response of rational beings to our economic   system of financial rewards and punishment is also an   important factor      Few subjects create more emotional response among   a middle income white audience than the subject of un?    controlled reproduction among unmarried women whose   already large litters of children are being supported by   public welfare  But 1 have no hard feelings against them   for producing children  with the amount of payment being   a function of the number produced  In Kentucky a woman   may get about  50 a month for one child  whereas with   10 she would get about  300  Thus they seem to be   cheaper by the dozen      Surely society must want her to produce children      Why complain when she does  The fault here lies not   with the welfare mothers but with a society which de?    veloped and tolerates such a system      Aid to Dependent Children payments vary widely   among states and in no case are they sufficient to pro?    vide a very high standard of living for the family  How?    ever  to a person who has nothing they look attractive     and they encourage the production of children  I have   seen social workers quoted in disbelief of the possibil?    ity that a woman would intentionally have another child     in order to collect additional ADC payments  However      1 know from personal experience during my days in the   snake pit bars of Minneapolis that such behavior was   commonplace  Perhaps it was influenced by the fact   that at that time Minnesota had the highest ADC pay?    ments per child in the nation        Sterilization is not so easily performed on the fe?    male  It can best be done at the time of childbirth   when the oviducts are most accessible to the surgeon    Therefore a federal population control program should   be established in the maternity wards of every hospital    It should involve a massive subsidy for sterilization   or a smaller annual subsidy for successful use of   contrceptives  It has also been suggested that a cer?    tificate of sterilization be required for a woman to get   a new baby accepted for ADC payments      Let me make it clear that fertility control is ab?    solutely necessary for the welfare of the poor as well   as for the rest of society  The idea of rising expecta?    tions for the disadvantaged minorities is a cruel joke   foisted upon them by the Establishment  Whitey 1 s   system of payments according to the number of chil?    dren produced assures that there can be no possible   escape from poverty except through crime  Poverty   programs within this system are a farce      If we control reproduction then there is hope for the   poor  An uneducated man with a wife and two children   can be trained to repair automobiles or electrical   appliances and he can climb into the middle income   class  But if he has a half a dozen children the out?    look is bleak  we might as well write him off as   r  cannot be saved n so as to concentrate our resources   on better prospects  And if he has LI children we   could educate him through the PhD  get him a job as   an associate professor of Zoology at the University of   Kentucky  and his family would still be below Lyndon   Johnson s official poverty line      As I have pointed out in a previous writing   New   Republic   Jan  1970  the population problem in the   United States is the most serious in the world  In   facing this problem we have a choice  We can limit       For the middle income couples  on the other hand    each child is an additional financial liability  There?    fore  they rarely produce the large families so   commonly found among welfare clients  But because   of their affluence and a tax system which subsidizes   their production of children  the vast middle class has   been reproducing at a rate sufficient to have caused the   major part of our population problem      For the poor people and those on welfare I suggest   a positive approach to population control  First  we   should pay them not to have children  just as we pay   farmers not to raise corn  not to raise hogs  and as   we should pay the U  S  Army Corps of Engineers not   to build dams and the Soil Conservation Service not to     denude and channelize our streams  Surely if we con?    tract to pay a woman  300 a month to produce 10 un?    wanted children  we should pay another woman at least   this much not to have any  Remember that we do not   solve any problems by raising her children  Surplus   populations of unwanted children absorb resources    create crime in the streets  and reproduce themselves   at near the biologically maximum rate      Next we should pay substantial federal bonuses for   sterilization  Vasectomy is a very simple operation   which does not affect the sexual behavior or desires of   a man  Since it costs society about  18  000 just to   raise and educate one welfare child  let alone try to   keep him out of trouble  we could well afford vast sums   for this program even without touching the sacred war   chest        41 IV VU III  MS           is?          fe       ft       vraS  mJLmiGn       0 il                       PH  266 6903      f CLOTHES       SALE SALE SALE       me number oi births by humane means  contraception    abortion  sterilization  social and economic rewards     and penalties  Or we can do nothing and allow  the   nation to sink ever deeper into chaos as the population   comes into balance due to increased death rales sub?    sidized by wars  riots  murder  suicide  heroin over?    dose  and the battered baby syndrome  plus a birth   rate depressed by drug addiction  prison confinement   and mental derangement        AN INVITATION TO   REVOLUTIONARY YOUTH     The Young Socialist Al?    liance is a nation wide rev?    olutionary youth organiza?    tion which has a vision of   the future  We envision a   society in the U 3  and   around the world which sup?    plants oppression and bar?    barism with opportunities   for the fullest development of mankind s cultural    economic and intellectual capacities  The YSA be?    lieves that a socialist revolution will be necessary   to overthrow the capitalist society which enslaves   us all  To accomplish this historical task we look   to the ideas of such men as Marx  Engels  Lenin   and Trotsky and to the traditions established by rev?    olutionaries such as Sam Adams  Frederick Douglass    Eugene Debs  Malcolm X and Che Guevara      To all serious minded youth  whether they be   students  workers or GIs  we extend an invitation   to find out more        Young Socialist Alliance   P  O  Box 952   University Station   Lexington  Ky  40506       _ I want to join   the YSA   _ 1 would like   more information       jrri 3       Name       D       Address       C it y _       State       Zip_       10       January    970                                                           WHERE I?  M AT       Cap?  n Kentucky     reports         BY EDMcCLANAHAN     Specifically  ai this precise  parti?    cular instant in the inexorable advance   nf human affairs  even as certain of   my brothers are gunning one another   down in rice paddies in Vietnam and   certain others are rotting away in   American jails  as some arm them     selves for revolution and others arm   themselves to crush the revolution    where I m at is smack in the middle   of a three acre orchard   three acres   of closely cropped bjuegrass feathered   every twenty feel nr so by a fledgling   Chinese chestnut tree  forty eight of   them in all according to my quick   count  none 1 standing taller than my   head  each bearing about a hatful of   pale green  spiky balls the size of   walnuts  weird little green porcupines    their first chest nut s   all this atop a   densely forested bluff  a quarter of a   mile  via an ancient wagon trace  above   a large but perfectly secluded finger   of Lake Cumberland  from where 1 sit   it is three quarters of a mile to the   nearest blacktop country road  of   which there is another four miles or   so to Jamestown  population 612    Russell County  Commonwealth of   Kentucky      From here I can see just three   houses  two hundred yards off to my   right and behind me  just at the edge   of the woods  a neighbors rarely used   vacation home  and perhaps twice   that distance in the opposite direction    at the far end of the orchard  the   family vacation home used on occa?    sional weekends by my three Lexington   brothers in law  Andy and Doug and   Bill  and their various wives and kids   and fiancees and friends and dogs  and   here  across just twenty or thirty feet   of bluegrass lawn directly in front of   me  M my  house  the little two room   frame cottage my mother in law or?    dinarily keeps for her own use  her   refuge  until she was kind enough to   let me borrow it  from all the hubbub       Captain Kentucky  a UK graduate now   teaching at Stanford  returns to his native   soil every now and then to recharge  He   spent the fall months in Jamestown  Ky    and it prompted  among other things    these thoughts on Corporate America s   war on the environment        of the holidaying young folks  Beyond   the cottage  in the general direction   of Jamestown  a long  broadbacked   ridge saddled with gently sloping cow   pastures  its spine a one lane gravel   road out to the blacktop  in all other   directions  crowding at the periphery   of the orchard  an unbroken Utty foot     high w all of trees  a s econd g rowth   forest of elms and maples and beeches   and pinoaks and some others I haven?  t   yet learned the identities of  a living   palisade that was a deep  solid shade   of green until just three nights ago    when a sudden cool snap left a faint   hint of autumn yellow and scarlet here   and there   It ll be an early fall and   a hard winter  I?  m told by the young   farmer who comes every other week   to mow the orchard    Above  a pale   blue  nearly cloudless sky  a good   warm sun  a fading jet trail way off   to the west  and everywhere a busy    vibrant silence  a silence filled to   overflowing with what is in fact an   incredible racket  bird calls and   leaves rustling and distant cattle   bawling and crows cawing and the   raspy cacophony of twelve trillion   crickets      And spang in the middle of this pas?    toral idyll  sitting on a sawed off   stump before a small table beneath a   sourwood tree  sitting here pecking   dutifully away in sporadic little bursts   on a rented electric typewriter at?    tached by a thirty foot umbilical   extension cord to the cottage  sitting   here all hairy and mustachioed and   nearly naked  dappled all over by the   sour wood s shade  a little bit too fat   and far too freaky looking to believe     drumroll  maestro  if you please    the Ultimate Anachronism  the old   thirty six soon to be  t hirty seven    yea r  old  ma r r ied  college   English     teacher  father of three himself     flourish of trumpets  Captain   Kentucky      Yes  friends  even as Superman   recharges his batteries by returning   now and then to the planet Krypton    even as Antaeus drew his strength   directly from contact with his own   sweet Mother Earth  so has the old   Cap n come home to his native soil to       get his head together and get some   writing wrote      Now Kentucky is a curious place   these days  rife with contradictions    And Jamestown  right here I gotta   interrupt myself to announce proudly   that the Kentucky experience is obvi?    ously doing something for me  because   just this minute  for the very first time   in my entire life  I caught a fly  on   the wing   in my quicke r than  the eye   hand   amazing  snatched the little   bugger right out of the sunshine  I   did         and Jamestown  as 1 was   saying  serves in a good may ways as   a microcosm of what is happening inl?    and to  the entire state  It s a really   lovely little village  with a classic towr   square centered by a flagpole and a   Life sized  fake bronzed statue of a   charging World War I doughboy wb k a   rifle in one hand and a grenade in the   other and  at his feet  a memorial   wreath of plastic flowers  and lots ant   lots of really fine  unfuckedover   country people on the streets and in th    stores      Bui it?  s also got an eightly acre plot   1 of farmland out on the edge of town   that it insists on calling an Industrial   Park  and the Chamber of Commerce   is practically standing on its car in a   desperate attempt to attract some in?    dustry to set up shop there  even to   the point of offering to give the land   away and build the factory with Russell   County s money  Meanwhile  the   county already has one industrial op?    eration  a sweatshop underwear factor   operating out of Chicago or somewheri   and employing some 600 people  and   that same Chamber of Commerce is   running frantic full page ads in every   issue of the local weekly paper begg ini?     those w r orkers   the county s own   citizens  mind you  to reject the   Garment Workers Union s efforts to   organize them  So here you have the   curious spectable of these fine up?    standing local businessmen vigorously   encouraging a bunch of Chicago shuck     artists to come in and exploit their   own neighbors  to despoil the country?    side  the economy  and  most ruinous    of all  the community s sense of   itself  its Wholeness  and then finally   continued on page IS     11       Hue tail Hy                                           This bein  sure nuff the start of a   new year and a new decade and all    the major news media are preoccupied   with assessing the future  Not to be   outdone  the blue tail fly hereby ex?    amines from a variety of viewpoints   the possibilities of what Today s   young people are coming to and     where they re going  BUCKY YOUNG   is the Master of Ceremonies      a hip Ted Mack  you might say      Then again  you might not            dare we say it   Berkeley  and all that it   symbolizes         William F  Buckley Jr     r On the Right 1        One of Buckley s recent syndicated columns   unexpectedly dwelled at length on the grisly at?    rocities committed in the My L ai massacre      But he then proceeded to blame the slaughter   not on the influence of militarism  but on the   above  Underlying Buckley s relentless   stream of death wishes  for us  not him     his central fear seems to be what he feels   is a kind of mindless depravity on our   part  He sees the Youth of Today as im?    pudently deserting God  Country  Moth?    erhood and Apple Pie and  as part of a   frenzied fad  turning to drugs  anar?    chy and depraved bohernianism  Un?    derneath it all  he seems convinced   that our d rug  mesmerized minds   will be putty in the hands of total?    itarian elements  on the left  of   course   You might consider   it ?  if you can take seriously   anything coming from someone   who  as a teen ager  is known   to have spread a mixture of   honey and feathers on pews   and placed  obscene 11 pic?    tures in the prayer books   of a church whose minis?    ter s wife  a real estate   agent  sold a home to a   Jewish family in   Buckley 1 s WASP   neighborhood        Round and round         q im auop aq     pu  uoiAixqo o ux jxas i a xs eAap 1   pu  pcaq  o?  au uinq aq  lajl   pue dn  snT Q  q noj      Suocu  Xauapua  8ui  ex e3sa u e   pun uoi  u3isaa jo   ied v  ai dsap jo   pooui v aoj s unoo3E qaiq   ssaxl    adoq os srnaas xi  3  sacuixauios puy    uox uaui 03 sno aauinu 003 saaqxo pu  1   sued aaaqdo  diz ?  uoissaadaa  sio     Aaajjox  j? p aq   sap a d Ajnf jo    qjjnoji ?  sianpoad pu e spooj aj sun ?  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V     A 4      4  X A       o  4  0      N 4                   44   V  V     v  4       V c v 44 4       V           4 4  x     x  oS        4       c  4        4       4      oY                    4       4 L ?       s  y  4 4            4 44        4          oY        4            4             4 U       13                                                         Alive   well       On A Page       This is a note from across   the border  or a song  say      here  There     is your face in a sketch   in the glass again  there        the re      Where     is it that you are        Some star     or other stone shifts     from its precise place  Where      Where     you are your face     turns as if to ask  or look      My own turning  like a dying   here    is like some page in someone s book        This is a page then for a book      This is a last look   before it turns  or burns      its places scribbled like a map      My fingers are held up   before my eyes  like jail      Will you come  or write  or just send mail       Joe Nickell        Toronto     I  69     I am alive and well in the  North   Country Fair 11       one of possibly   60  000 American draft dodgers and   deserters living in Canada  Accur?    ate statistics are difficult to come by   since Canadian customs officials do   not ask American immigrants their   reasons for coming      My decision to come to Canada was   made in the Fall of 1968 when I receiv?    ed a 1 A classification from my local   Christian Draft Board      My wife  Ruthie  and 1 were living   in Georgia  I had just finished a year   with VISTA working on a rural project   with poor Blacks  and Ruthie had been   working with poor Whites in a KKK    infested area of Atlanta called  Cab    bagetown  n After our marriage  we   scraped together some cash  bought   an ancient VW  micro bus  11 and with   tears in our eyes  got ready to high    tail it out of America  Here are some   impressions by Ruthie on leaving ar?    riving        the growing panic  daily busts  and   national paranoia  to Flee the Coun?    try  Hence  around 10 p m  Under   Cover of Darkness and an approach?    ing thunderstorm  we begin loading   our bus with books and records  Sec?    ret Documents  boxes of oatmeal    four silver spoons  an antique clock    bow and arrows  Kwan Yen  the fer?    tility goddess  shoes  a crucifix Joe   finds in a bush  good omen   childhood   relics  ancestral portraits  three   bananas  a bottle of oregano from   somewhere  We have been living a      bove The Great Speckled Bird   Atlan?    ta head rag and gathering place  so   many friends  freaks  bikers and sub?    versive types are helping us load      The Green Hornet puts in an appear?    ance  Two little black kids are sitting   on the porch eating jelly sandwiches    There is a rain dance in the front yard    It thunders  We have a mattress piled   in on top of all our stuff to sleep on    a Sagittar ian   Lib ra circus gypsy car?    avan going to the promised land  Joe   is in the house when the two big po?    lice drop by  and move in on the rain   dance  I feel them wanting to get   somebody  like  they re going to bust   us for having the bus doors open  or   maybe shut  or whatever  I start   praying  conjuring  fading into the   side of the bus  1 can see us being   detained until the FBI arrives  Sheer   mindless panic as 1 actually begin to   merge with the metal door  I real?    ize how incredibly suspicious a car   with a mattress in it must look         You comin 1   Police      M       goin 1             or goin   rumbles       1 mumble        In August Joe and I decide  amid       Well  he say  he guess he let us   go if we re going away and good rid?    dance  and make it fast before he   change his mind  But don t come   back  Jesus  I?  m such a coward      All I want to do is get away  I need   a break from this constant fear  I?  m   very chicken shit scared is what I   am  So far the Atlanta scene has   been VERY TENSE  Open warfare   would be a relief  But if freaks me   hovering on the brink of it like this   without my Invisible Shield of mid?    dle class appearance  waiting  I   can smell the fear in the air until   the Atlanta P  D  takes off      We are also taking off  The good?    byes are quick and quiet  I know I   love these people and will never see   them  live with them  fight with them   again  My family      my house        marsh and river by our yard    more familiar  known things  I am   an exile  my husband is an exile  I   begin frantically impressing faces on   my mind  I try to touch hands again   as the bus starts  No fear now  only   bitterness  Bitterness makes me too       numb to cry  as we turn the corner      It begins to rain      We come into Canada on a ferry   from Sandusky  Ohio  to Pelee Island    Ontario  It takes five hours  but feels   really safe putting 50 miles of water   between us and the U  S  Marines    evil spirits not being able to cross   water etc     There s an old jukebox   on the boat and we play Pis raeli   Gears and jump up and down in cele?    bration of our Hegira  We get to   Pelee Island  covered with flowers   and sunshine and flowing with milk   and honey  Everybody looks kindly     it s a resort for kindly old ladies who   seem blind to one s skull and  c ross     bones tattoo or marijuana pills  or   whatever  Everybody looks happy   and has a golden aura  This is called   Escape Syndrome  It lasts forever    Jesus lookit all the flowers  Eookit   the Canadian flag     Lookit customs   inspectors            Joe is still paranoid   and dreams of being turned back    maybe the customs man has Lyndon   Johnson for a tribal deity      maybe   his totem is the American eagle        maybe he?  s a CIA agent     Joe tells   me to stop shrieking and laughing   and dancing around and BEING OB?    VIOUS  since we are  just visitors  ?     as he tells the man  and  are going to   return in two weeks   to the border to   get landed immigrant status   and love   God and our country and wan t to go   back etc   so naturally I must stop   looking relieved and escaped             The customs man  assured we have   no liquor or firearms  because Joe   fold him so   wishes us a Good Trip    Yeah  Wow  There is this wonder    full sign that says in a polite voice     BUMP IN THE ROAD    And there   it is f   We ride into our country    Canada  Jesus  My mother opens   National Geographic back in South   Carolina and bursts into tears    Icebergs  Icebergs  Icebergs every?    where  And glaciers  Polar bears   eating people  Eskimos eating blub?    ber  But as far as my eyes can see   there are only flowers        That was on September 8  A   couple of days later we crossed into   continued on page 15       14           I       When Joe Nickell graduated from   UK in 1966  he was one of the better   young poets in the country  He work?    ed for VISTA in Atlanta and while   there worked for The Great Speckled   Bird in its early days  With the   draft at his heels he went to Canada   in the fall of 1968  Currently  be?    sides writing poetry  he has been   producing television shows for the   CBC  on James Earl Ray and Houdini    and is occasionally performing as a   professional magician      January  1970                                                                         the States at Detroit past a nasty    suspicious customs official and re?    entered Canada at Asaenia as we   were counselled by TADP to do     TADP  nicknamed TADPole  stands   for Toronto Anti Draft Programme      The Nice Man passed us right on   through with lots of rubber stamping   and telling us how we d like Canada    We ve been here almost a year and   a half now  and he was right      What one applies for is n Landed   Immigrant Status  1r The fastest way   of handling this is by applying at the   border  One may apply from the   U S  or Canada  but this takes   several months and it is illegal to   work in Canada without this status     For info on draft dodging  write   TADP  2347 Yonge Street  Suite   14  Toronto 315  Ontario  Canada    The Draft Dodgers Manual can be   obtained from TADP  its price is   between one  and two dollars  in?    cluding cost of mailing        A few  months ago there was a   furor over immigration procedures   regarding deserters  immigration   guidelines allowed consideration   of an American s fir aft status      Draft dodgers were rarely turned   flown if otherwise qualified  but   deserters were  This meant the   best course of action for a desert?    er was to come into Canada and   apply for handed Immigrant Sta?    tus from within  facing all the   disadvantages mentioned above        For an impoverished deserter   this was a tremendous handicap      1 was part of a letter writing   campaign aimed at changing im?    migration policy  Here is an   excerpt from one of a few letters   I received from Members of Parlia?    ment regarding this       After a great deal of considera?    tion  I finally came to the conclusion   that in the rather special cimcum    stances which exist today  Canada   should not refuse to accept military   deserters if otherwise well qualified   for Canadian Citizenship  and accord?    ingly  with a number of other Liberal   Members I urged the Minister to apply   the same practice to deserters as were   being applied to those who were merely   evading military service  As indicated   in the enclosed statement of the Minis?    ter  this principle has been accepted         Two of the three leading Toronto   dailies also supported the admission   of deserters and that policy was soon   adopted  much to the relief of us all      I am pretty much in exile front the   exiles as there is a good deal of squab?    bling and political in fighting going on    However  I have worked a good bit   with l he Union of American Exile s     an organization which provides emer?    gency aid  such as housing  for dod?    gers and deserters  I am familiar     t t Toronto scene only  but it is   one of the large centers of anti draft       immigration and appears to be typical    This much is clear  there is no   stereotype of either the draft dodger   or deserter  Draft dodgers vary from   clean cut computer programmers io   long  haired revolutionaries   non     violent 1   and otherwise   though most   have had at least some college and   many have degrees  Deserters are   of course neatly cropped  at least   on arrival  and tend to be younger   and to have less  or no  college      Too  there are many   neither dod?    ger or deserter   who are in a sort   of self imposed exile  motivated in     varying degrees by the War in Viet?    nam      As appearances and backgrounds   vary  so do life styles  Many arc   filtering into the Canadian way of life   and would not return to the U S  in   the event of a declaration of amnesty    These people will take out Canadian   citizenship after five years residence    Others  and perhaps these are the   ones who most stick together as a   group  are biding their time  some   happily and some not  until they c an   return  Much of the squabbling and   in fighting 1 mentioned earlie r is due   to these different attitudes  Seman?    tical debates     exile  vs  expat     riate  are persistent      In any case  large demonstrations    such as the recent Moratorium act?    ivities here  still manauu to aLrac   most Americans  AjJ of us know th   war still goes on and on            WHERE I?  M AT     to haul the profits  you know  the   real nionev  not jusl  he leavings     of their depredations off to Chicago    where their avaricious country   cousins will never Jay hands on a   penny of it  Probably it?  s loo much   to expect of these small town grGod?    heads and progress freaks that they   realize that the working people of   Russel  Caunty aren?  t likely to be any   happier about getting screwed by the   Bosses than working people a n yw h e r e   have ever been  and that therefore the   only realistic and sensible way to keep   unions out of the county is to keep   industry out of it too  That kind of   insight requires more selflessness than   most folks can muster  But wouldn t   you suppose that at least they d have   learned by now  what with all the talk   in the papers and on tv about our   ravaged environment  that if industry   does come to Russell County it will   almost instantly begin to destroy the   very things that make life here about   as good as life can get nowadays  I   mean the ecological and social balance    the tranquility  the sense and spirit of   true community      Not bloody likely  Yet if Jamestown   wants an object lesson  as of course   it patently docs not  in the horrors that   industrialization will inevitably loose   upon it  it has only to look ninety miles   to the north  at Lexington  a beautiful   little city until about twenty years ago    when it fell victim to its own greed and   began to peddle its flesh and heritage   to the highest bidder  Now  gorged   and bloated with a population that has   nearly doubled in fifteen years  its   weary old innards swollen almost to   blue uU fly       bursting with an unbelievabj ey turgid   flow of automobiles and the flatulence   o r their noxious lames  its  once lovely   face painted garishly with neon which   fails utter  y to mask the festering   pocket slums that scar it  everywhere    it puts me in mind of nothing so much   as one of these worn out old bawds   who always inhabit Tennessee Williams   p ays  the ones who used to be beau?    tiful  high born southern belles until   they fell on evil days and were obliged   to spend twenty years on their backs   in some New Orleans whorehouse    Williams  of course  always makes it   quite clear that these faded flowers   arc actually insatiable nymphomaniacs   w ho revel shamelessly in their own   corruption  which perfectly completes   the analogy  Lexington is a living   example of my friend J  D  Smith s   dictum  which holds that  you can shit   in your nest for just so long  and then   you are nesting in your shit        But as I said  Jamestown isn?  t the   least bit interested in illustrative   examples  it s far too busy warming up   for the race to its own destruction to   bother with the fretful whining of wind    kissing outsiders the likes of me      Well  what the hell  it hasn?  t hap?    pened yet  and 1 don?  t reckon it s likely   to begin between now and Christmas    which is as long as I?  ll be here  Mean?        while  I ll sit tight and do  ugh  hateful   phrase  my thing  writing a Jot and   reading a Jittle  Tolkien at Iasi   and   swimming nokkid in the lake every   afternoon as long as the weather and   local Christian vigilance permits    digging the first real autumn I ve had   a chance to look at in almost fifteen   years  learning to do for myself the   things I ve been letting others do for   me for lo these many years  having   myself a Jittle drinkypoo before supper   every evening  same old Cap N rU and   watching the sunset and missing all   the good groovey California people a   w r hole lot more than you might ever   imag ine      And that  goodbuddies all  is where   I?  m at  Considering all the awful shi   that s coming down these days    Jamestown  Kentucky  may well not   be the sort of place an honorable man   ought to be hanging out in  But right   now  at this precise  particular   instant  with the good sun hot on my   back and the orchard fairly abound   with merrymaking grasshoppers and     the lake  cool and green and placid    awaiting me just beyond the forest?  s   rim  I can t think of any w ay in the     world to avoid admitting I?  m god damn   glad to be here      So  as Wendell Berry would say    let it happen  Cap?  n        HYPNOSIS     wwm           ARCHIE L  LEVELL   CONSULTANT       for control of  smoking  weight  insomnia    study habits  fears  sleep  nail biting     stuttering  drinking  relaxation  habit control    tens ions       dial 254 3214 or 255 1503       IS                                          5               x      r?            d         O                         A tioiiy in? is x   ihifi iinmi   Tile H liuvtail fly     In fux rtiyUii  ?    ? ?           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The verdict was   Thw hiuo tail fly  1         Chorus        t  They laid him undpr a Mninan trep    Nih   j H  tjih is ther   to see         He neath tills stone I?  m forced to lie    Victim of the blue tail fly       f Chi j rus         Right on  Jimmy       There?  s only one problem  man cannot live   by corn likker alone  Neither can a newspaper      The message   it r s here somewhe re   is that   the blue tail fly has to increase its income or   it won t survive much longer  Since birth last   October  it?  s barely made it from issue to is?    sue     Several things can be done  We have to get   more of them out across the state  if you know   someone in another city w ho could sell them?        we send them a stack  they sell them and then   send us back a dime for each issue sold  or       any bookshops  head shops or what have you    please plug us into them  or vice versa      We re also raising the subscription cost   from  2 to  3 a year  I mean  what r s a dollar   these days anyway  If you don r t have a sub?    scription yet  you can use the blank below      And if you have a small surplus at the moment   and can possibly send more than three  like   five or ten   please do and you will automatical?    ly become a Patron of the Fly      And if you have any suggestions about how   to sustain the fly t please pass them on to us    Thanks  See you next month        r     i     i     i     i     i     i     i     i     i     L        J     I would like a one year?  s subscription  approximately eight issues  to f     the blue tail fly   Enclosed is my three dollars        NAME____       ADDRESS                 CITY_ STATE_ZIP__ I     Mail this to the blue tail fly       210 W  Third Street  Lexington      Kentucky 40S07           

Blue-tail fly, 1970-01-01

16 pages, edition 01

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