The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin on July 19, 1959 · Page 28
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July 19, 1959

The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 28

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mtt>At iiuLLtTm ii. itM SM. I. p*tt !• iig Question: Gin Beatnik Remain Q Beatnik in Brooks Brothers Shirt? ;SAN FRANCISCO —(NEA) Allen Ginsberg says switch td mtrijuana: it's milder, pleasanter, more spiritual, less con- Mfvatlve, less conforming. ^Alien Ginsberg is the poet laureate and frequent spolces- nian for the Beat Generation, the lame Way Jack Kerouac is their historian and frequent ijpokesman. ^But as poetry doesn't take as nluch time to write as a book, Ginsberg has considerable time to worry about the numbers of Americans who aren't taking hhm or the Generation seriously. . "The promise of America has gone down the drain," he says. Individualism has been betrayed. And the individual has been humiliated. "Newspaper Philistines" "The poets and writers will ultimately have to be the priests — sexy, illuminated priests who will stand up and be counted and take the responsibility for spiritual guidance in this country." "But society is so corrupt today it can't stand even one uncorrupt clement. Look at all those newspaper Philistines who say about us: "I haven't read their works and I don't intend to; but they'd be a lot better off if they'd have a bath and a haircut and go get a steady job." Well, it's no wonder Ginsberg isn't taken seriously. But no bath or haircut is going to help any individualist who shouts that he's a thinking man and then turns around and tells you what kind of cigaret to smoke. Curiously, this cndor.scmcnt will drive him from the Beat Generation, too. Wrote "Howl" "I'm always asked why 1 keep pushing myself," he says. "My friends keep telling me not to talk for them. They're right; nobody can taik for anybody else. But reporters keep calling me . . It is only reasonable. His long poem, "Howl," has sold 30,000 copies in several languages. Some of his works have been banned. He is cordial and articulate. But along Grand avenue — .San Francisco's Beat Street — several of the sexy, illuminated priests were outspoken in their envy: "He's gone commercial," fellow Beatniks complain. "So has Kerouac. They keep advertising themselves and showing off. Some of us write much better things. What paper did you say you are with?" Bargain Pricca * These are the unmistakable rumblings of a civil war. For in the Beat Generation the values may be couched In casual, dirty words, but they add up to the same rigidity: "Anybody who gets ahead has sold out." And sadly, they're almost 'all for sale — at bargain prices: a little prestige, a little attention, a little corruption. And a little success has al- Salt Is Mined 1,137 Feet Underneath Detroit DETROIT— One of the most modern salt mines in the world lies 1,137 feet underneath the city of Detroit. Automobiles and tractor-trailers travel on white salt streets in the mine and traffic is regulated by signs and lights. From this vein of salt Michigan workers mine thousands of tons of rock salt a year. ready spoiled Allen Gin.sberg. "Certainly," he said, "a man can say worthwhile things from behind a Brooks Brothers shirt." And then, quickly: "But that doesn't mean I'm going, to change my . . ." Only Squalor Remains But the cat is out, the damage done. The delusion of squalor is dissolved and only the squalor remains. By and by somebody will say let's change the sheets on the bed. And somebody else will say better yet let's move to an apartment with a window. Kerouac, of course, has long since sold out. He is now reminiscing over the good, old, gone — but bygone — Beat days for newstand magazines. In time and in spite of himself he will learn how to write. And then he will sell TV plays. Ginsberg is already doing cigaret commercials. In San Francisco's Co-existence Bagel Shop, customara counted pennies to see If they buy another round. 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