Daily Independent Journal from San Rafael, California on January 10, 1967 · Page 10
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Daily Independent Journal from San Rafael, California · Page 10

San Rafael, California
Issue Date:
Tuesday, January 10, 1967
Page 10
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* * * V ^I6 All OF MARIN COUNTY San Franciscos Hippie' Colony In Search Of The Way-Out Life WAITING FOR A HAPPENING—Although many of the Haight Ashbury residents may be “teenieboppers” and “dudes’—the in nomenclature for young girls and youths, respectively— quite a few of the customers of the Psychedelic Book Shop are older. Many of the unconventionally dressed, bewhiskered visitors have shifted to this scene to await the “happenings” they formerly sought in North Beach. BABY, IT’S WARM INSIDE—Inside the Psycherelic Book Store, a group of Haight Ashbury “hippies” get out of the cold and take in the posters, music and reading that are important parts of their living. Periodically, some of the denizens of the neighborhood disappear to take a job and keep body and soul together, but mostly they help each other, sharing food, “pads.” ROSY GLASSES ARE SQUARE — Being “way out” is the way of the “hippy,” who devotes careful attention to achieving a studied, strange appearance. A clerk in House of Richard, a shop owned by and catering to “hippies,” shows off a pair of heavy, colored prism glasses that, create a sort of psychedelic vision.* LEADER OF THE CAUSE —Chet Helm is the industrious organizer of The Family Dog, an entertainment group that, operates in a former Oriental religious temple. Helm also promotes dances and concerts in his Avalon Ball Room, and makes? 1 a tidy income from selling way-out posters heralding the events, to “hippie” collectors at $1 to $2.5(T each. CENTER FOR PROTESTING YOUTH—The Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco has become a center for the “hippies,” who have supplanted the “beatniks” as the principal movement of non-conformist youth. One of their favorite gathering places is this Psychedelic Book Shop. Living largely in unlighted and unheated “pads” in the area, the “hippies” assist each other when possible, and “seldom can be found an empty stomach or mind,” habitues of the area claim. (UPI Telephotos) A MUNDANE TOUCH—Typically garbed, typically hirsute “hippies” squeeze a reminder of the more workaday world into a station wag­ on a baby crib. Usually low on cash, the non-conformists get along by haunting thrift shops, low-priced food stores and by mutual exchange.

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