Looking through a magazine for possible collage images, I came across some cool articles from when I was 2 years old. The whole magazine is a treat to flip through, not to mention very thought provoking. The following are excerpts form LIFE Sept. 18th 1970 (feat. E. Humperdink & T. Jones on the cover).
The Capital Community Citizens (residents of Madison Wis.) decided to set up some anti-awards for people, and businesses that defoliate and blacktop the land. They also rewarded the righteous such as tree planters and landmark savers. The deserving get an orchid, the damned an onion. This young lady was awarded an orchid.
The caption reads: In the bold spirit of Madison, LIFE awards one orchid–to be tucked away among all those roses–to dark-haired, strong-fisted Kathy Huppe, 18, who was elected this years Miss Montana, and shortly thereafter found herself barred from Atlantic City. Kathy balked when contest backers asked her not to take part in any political demonstrations. They found her opposition to the war in Vietnam to be contrary to everything that the Miss America contest stands for. Which of course it is.
Delemma of the Balck Cop–An article on black policeman trapped between the department and their community. Stories of alienation, identity, death threats to loved ones, and suspensions (on a daily basis), all for trying to close the gap between the black community and the police department.
Renault Robinson stands beneath the emblem of the Afro-American Patrolmans League of Chicago
And of course the advertisements are pricless.