When I told y'all I was going in for an excision of a melanoma, I didn't know what I was getting into.
I got "kin folks" prices on everything, spent over $400 & still haven't gotten the damn thang cut off of my face!
I hate to see what happens to health care when IT'S ILLEGAL TO PAY FOR THE SHIT!
The good news is that my spot is "IN SITU" so it's very thin, I DON'T HAVE TO GO TO UAB & I probably won't have to require radiation.
It's finally coming off Nov. 11 and as soon as I get the results I'll let everybody know.
I'm glad I told y'all about it & I really appreciate all the phone calls letting me know you wanted to stay in the loop concerning my condition.
Well the big news is THIS WEEKEND.
The STRANGERS are gonna have their HALLOWEEN HOP @ THE DOTHAN CONFERENCE CENTER. Doors open @ 6 with a cash bar. Band starts at 8.
I cannot emphasize how dismal attendance is at musical events in Tuscaloosa.
That's why I really want to TURN UP THE JUICE & CUT THE DAMN LOOSE on publicity for this event.
I plan on going DOWN HOME this weekend fo' THE STRANGERS HALLOWEEN HOP @ The Dothan Conference Center located out toward Napier Field.
Robert Register If you live near Dothan, go ahead & circle Saturday, October 30 on
your calender because that's the date of THE HALLOWEEN HOP @ THE DOTHAN
CONFERENCE CENTER featuring Dothan's own THE STRANGERS with special
guest WILBUR WALTON, JR. Go toTHE STRANGERS' website, www.thestrangersrock.com
click on LINKS & you'll get good directions to the Dothan
Conference Center and other details. We had the multi-class DHS Reunion
there two yrs. ago and it is an excellent venue. The doors will open at
6 with cash bar and food catered by The BBQ Shack & the band
starts playing at 8.NO EXCUSES! BRING YOUR FRIENDS & enjoy
another joyful night with Wilbur back on the stage. If this event is
successful, we'll do it again around Thanksgiving & NEW YEAR'S EVE.
I'll see ya there Saturday night!
The big news in town this week was THE DAYS OF RAGE CONFERENCE.
Ernie Hallford being hauled off the Quad by his hair for trying to march with Army ROTC.
Robert Register YOU MISSED IT if you missed THE DAYZZZZZZZZZ OF RAGE roundtableSUNDAY, MAY 3, 1970
yestiddee. The wildest thing that happened was when I was reading Bill
Moody's opinion on how Rubin ended up in Foster from the Monday, May 4,
1970 edition of THE TUSCALOOSA NEWS. I felt somebody looking over my
shoulder, turned around & IT WAS MEISSNER! Not only did he take
Rubin's picture, he wrote the damn article! First thing I told him
was,"I loved your Mother!" "She loved you!," he replied! http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20
Photos by Dan Meissner
Robert Register Excellent images of the radical side of the Sixties.
Here's the CW article on THE DAYS OF RAGE CONFERENCE:
Robert Steven Kizziah I was there when Jerry Rubin spoke , I was sitting on the edge of the stage just off center . I thought I was going to be in the pictures but I was cropped out. If I remember correctly there was a spread of 4 or 5 fotos above the THE TUSCALOOSA NEWS banner on the front page. They had just shaved me out of the pics. I was just finishing Jr. High at Eastwood. Nobody ever said a word about me sitting on the stage.
William Alford @Robert, i was just to stage right of center leaning on the stage. I have a photo by Marshal Hagler from backstage looking toward the audience that shows someone looking back toward Rubin. maybe that's you?
Robert Register I was right up front on the west side of the stage.
FROM THE MONDAY, MAY 4, 1970 EDITION OF THE TUSCALOOSA NEWS
'CHICAGO 7 '
YIPPIE RUBIN SPEAKS AT UA ROCK CONCERT
by HANK BLACK & DAN MEISSNER
News Staff Writers
Jerry Rubin, one of the "Chicago 7" defendants, brought his
"smoke dope and enjoy life" philosophy to the University of Alabama Sunday, apparently- or at least officially- to the surprise of UA officials.
School officials said they could not confirm the Yippie leader's appearance and took no action, although several federal and state authorities and campus policemen were on hand.
Another Yippie and codefendant at the Chicago trial, Abbie Hoffman, was denied speaking facilities at the school in March.
Rubin appeared at a rock concert at Foster Auditorium, part of a "Festival of Life" sponsored by the Experimental College at the University.
As early as Wednesday he had been rumored to be scheduled to speak. One student said "The information passed by word of mouth. I don't think the University was naive, they just didn't want to get Montgomery on their backs."
A grim-faced University official said after the one-hour speech, "The governor's race is all over now. Wallace will win by a mile after he capitalizes on this."
UA President David Mathews was out of town for the weekend. Experimental College leaders got permission to use Foster for the concert from Dr. Joab Thomas, dean of student development. It originally was scheduled to be held at Woods Quad.
Bill Moody, a former student now working in Washington, D.C., charged later,"Mathews knew he was coming. He conveniently left town so he could deny any knowledge of the whole thing.
The people on the campus have been censored by Mathews and the power structure too long. If you want the power to do something, you just do it. When people get together and decide to do something, it all works out."
A UA official had said after the unscheduled speech that it most likely was in violation of school regulations on campus. They said they would investigate.
Rubin, ina exclusive interview in the vacant apartment where he was whisked after speaking, said,"We are not going to pay any attention to University regulations. Politics don't run this university, students do."
He said,"The reaction of the students was great. It was almost like a rally speech. It was a great victory for the liberation forces. We really outwitted them this time. I hope Brewer and Wallace have a heart attack. Who knows, next week I might be back and bring Hoffman and (Timothy) Leary with me."
The UA said in a news release that although the Festival was properly registered with the administration, no "outside speakers had been registered. Since Rubin did speak to a public rally without University regulations on outside speakers being observed, persons scheduling the rally might be held responsible for violating established regulations. According to attorneys, the University could not under existing laws prevent Rubin from visiting the campus as a private citizen, so long as he observed speaker, picket and other regulations. The law under these circumstances would allow action only after, not before, regulations were violated..."
No action was taken by authorities for several reasons, the release stated. One was that the people in attendance "would have been endangered if violence erupted."
The crowd was estimated at 400-800 by the University, at 1,000 by the Associated Press and 1,500 by some students.
Rubin, dressed in red velveteen trousers and a spray-painted t-shirt(ed. note: tie dye t-shirt) rambled from one subject to another in his shouting, fist-swinging speech.
He unfurled what he called "the new Yippie flag" and threw it into the audience, most of which sat on the floor of the auditorium. The flag was black, with a marijuana leaf superimposed on a large red flag (ed. note: red 5 pointed star).
He received loudest applause when he took a puff from what apparently was a marijuana cigarette passed to him by someone near the stage. A few students got up and left when that happened.
Rubin told of a smoke-in march on Washington planned for July 4. About 500,000 will take part and they will all be smoking marijuana, he said.
"They will get so high they won't come down for a year," he said.
The 31-year-old Cincinnati, Ohio, native urged students to overthrow, their parents, schools, police and many other institutions.
He described himself as a misfit. "I'm everything George Wallace says I am," he said.
Monday, May 4, 1970
Thursday,May 7, 1970
FBI Agent Provocateur Burns Dressler Hall (University collects $140,000 & Ferguson Center is built on top of Dressler's ashes & THE MORONS are still trying to cover it up)
Wednesday,May 13, 1970
The coolest thing to me was finding out that Meissner's famous photograph is NOT a picture of Browning getting slugged by a billy club. The officer is SIMPLY holding the billy in his hand as he grabs Browning by the collar.
John Earl to me:
The "rage" was largely that which was displayed by the cops, not the students.
One fact that was brought out in the mini-conference on the 1970s protests that may have surprised current students was the antipathy, if not scorn, that the local police felt towards University students. Many on the force were not even high school graduates. There was a resentment of the privileged University students.
The brutal attacks on "dirty hippies" should not have been unanticipated by University authorities. Harassment of art students, many of whom had a bohemian appearance, had taken place before the idea of a "hippy" ever emerged in the popular nomenclature for anti-establishmentarians.
Considering the behavior by many members of the law enforcement community in that era, the common appellation of "pig" for an officer of the law seemed appropriate.
The cops that were bussed in all had black tape covering their badges. They were intent on inflicting bodily harm, with or without justification.
THE OLIVE DRAB '67 COROLLA
I'd always been a comic book fan. Among others I liked the X-Men.
from the '30 Corolla
Robert Register Here's the man who saved our ass from Judge Burns in the Summer of '70. I STILL LOVE HIM! GENERAL WILLIAM DEMPSEY "Billy" PARTLOW!!!!
Robert Register Here's Mickey's ad I was telling you about. It's from a '72 Boll Weevil.
Robert Register Found this antebellum map in Lee's stuff tonight. It shows the roads my G-Great Grandpa John Young Register used to move the mail back in the 1850s. http://robertoreg.blogspot.com/2008_02_1
Robert Register Here's another cut from Lee's old map. Notice that there's no B'ham & the only railroads are in the Tennessee Valley & out of Montevallo.
Robert Register We got more ancient Ft. McClellan postcards but I did find four tonight.
Robert Register This postcard was mailed from Camp McClellan in Anniston to Marlboro, N.J., & 10 A.M. on Feb. 27, 1918.
The message reads,"Corn runs $10 per qt. Am on the wagon. C.B."
I'll bet he wished he'd bought that whiskey when he got over to France that summer.
Sally Bedsole Zeigler Yeah! Those hills, if they ever existed, were gone by the time I got there. Hmmm.....
I went to quite a few convocations in that building. They were mandatory!
Sally Bedsole Zeigler It looked a lot like that still when I was there from '68 to '70. Only the cars were different. My dorm, Ligon, and Gerald's dorm, Massey, are off to the left and out of the picture. It's a beautiful campus and I enjoyed seeing this, Robert!
Sally Bedsole Zeigler
If we had still been voting on these categories when I was there I'm sure I'd have gotten "Most Languid" because I wasn't above sleeping past ...8 a.m. and cutting an early morning class.
Sally Bedsole Zeigler Bet she could Charleston like nobody's business.
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald made her mark on Montgomery
Now this is the classic Flapper look.
One of high school buddy's grandma was a flapper from B'ham. Her Daddy was one of the founders of Alabama Power Co. so she was richer than a foot up a bull's ass. This woman had more money than it'd take to burn a wet mule & she told me she wrapped her chest with an Ace bandage to get that flat look.
Robert Register I found this oriental girl who was going to Huntingdon in '47 named Lurie Sawada from Mobile
My son, Christopher, came by tonight so he could write a paper for his
diesel class on the computer. I was grilling a big steak and a chicken
so he got to chow. Anywayzzzzzzzzzz.... while I was cooking the chicken I
started thinking about how much I loved the pulley bone & I decided
I'm gonna come up with a way to get ...me a mess of pulley bones and have a
pulley bone feast. Have fried pulley bone, barbeque pulley bone, pulley
bone casserole, pulley bone gumbo... you get the picture & after
the meal we all get to make a wish & pull the pulley bone! (the
short end always won in my family. I was shocked like somebody told me
the Easter Bunny didn't exist when I found out some families let the big
bone win) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g905u5yx1
Wednesday, March 31, 1965 BIRMINGHAM NEWS
DICKINSON BLAMES REDS IN RACIAL TROUBLE
Selma march said marked by sex orgies
Washington, March 31- (AP) - Rep. William L. Dickinson, R-Ala., charged Tuesday that "drunkeness and sex orgies" marked last week's big civil rights march in Alabama.
He said in a speech to the House that such misconduct was "the order of the day in Selma, on the road to Montgomery and in Montgomery."
He charged also that "The Communist Party and the Communist apparatus is the undergirdling structure for all of the racial troubles in Alabama for ths past three months."
Dickenson represents the congressional district in which Montgomery is located. He was in Montgomery last week and witnessed the conclusion of the voting rights march.
Charles Blackwell, program director of march leader Dr. Martin Luther King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference, called Dickinson's remarks "garbage."
"No man of any degree of sobriety would make any such charge as that because we had the most distinguished intellectuals in the country and numerous high church people and citizens... of superlative dedication" participating in the march. "I regard the comments from the representative as being the kind of garbage that men of his general geographical area are too often identified with," Blackwell said.
Julian Bond of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a sponsor of the march, said,"There just wasn't any such thing."
"I hope he realizes he is accusing nuns, priests, rabbis, other church people and responsible citizens of misconduct," Bond said.
Dickinson said that participants in the march consisted of several groups- Alabama Negroes, do-gooders, Communists and human flotsam such as adventurers, beatniks and prostitutes.
The Communist Party, he said, gave these groups cohesiveness, strength, money and direction and welded them together into a formidable force.
He said the Alabama Negroes and the do-gooders were victimized and used as unknowing tools by the other groups.
Human flotsam flock to the standard of civil rights, he asserted, because this clothes them with a morality and a purpose which they otherwise lack.
He said they were recruited and promised $10 a day "and all the sex they want from opposite members of either race."
"Free love among this group is not only condoned: it is encouraged," he said. "It is a fact and their way of life. Only by the ultimate sex act with one of another color can they demonstrate they have no prejudice."
Dickinson added that he can prove that this latter "bunch of Godless riff-raff... left every campsite between Selma and Montgomery littered with whiskey bottles and beer cans.
"This is the reason,"Dickinson explained, "why the Rev. Norman C. Truesdell of Dubuque, Iowa, Rabbi Richard Rubinstein, chaplain of the University of Pittsburgh, and many other ministers and religious leaders left the so-called freedom march in disgust."
The congressman listed among those operating the Communist apparatus recently Carl Braden a "well-known Communist" and Abner Berry, "one of the directors of the Communist Party in the U.S."
Dickinson also noted the participation of James F. Peck, field secretary of CORE, who had tried to stop this country's nuclear defense program, and Bayard Rustin, an admitted former Communist.
Dickinson said that Dr. King "has been virtually surrounded by Communists or Communist-fronters since 1955."
One of these was identified as Hunter Pitts O'Dell, who worked for King's Southern drive for more than a year- including a period of several months after King had denied that O'Dell was on his payroll. Witnesses before the House Committee on un-American Affairs have testified that O'Dell was Communist Party official and organizer.
He read from a pamphlet he said was passed out to the marchers inviting them to a burlesque show. This show, he alleged, was staged nightly in one of the tents during the Selma to Montgomery march.(ed. note: I have a copy of this invitation and it appears to be promoting a gay burlesque show)
"Drunkeness and sex orgies were the order of the day in Selma, on the road to Montgomery, and in Montgomery.
"There were many- not just a few- instances of sexual intercourse in public between Negro and whites.
"News reporters saw this- law enforcement officials saw this, and Mr. Speaker, photographs were taken of this, I am told." he said.
"Negro and white freedom marchers invaded a Negro church in Montgomery and engaged in an all-night session of debauchery within the church itself. The leadership of the church had to get help to have these 'freedom marchers' put out of their church..."
Dickinson said that years ago a systematic plan was started by the Communists to divide the Deep South from the rest of the nation by the very tactics they are now using.
"Divide and conquer. They are being eminently successful. The most disturbing thing about it is that the U.S. government knows all about these facts," he said.
Dickinson's assertions brought a denial from the Rev. W. Rodney Shaw, one of the white ministers in the march.
Shaw, a member of the General Board of Christian Social Concerns of the Methodist Church in Washington, called the statements "nauseating material whose baselessness is shown by the fact that many reporters covered this event, yet none wrote anything like that."
(The Birmingham News in its Sunday editions published a story reporting illicit relations in the streets of Selma and urinating by demonstrators in Montgomery less than 50 yards from the Capitol steps. The News' story quoted a reporter of the paper saying he saw evidences of love-making among members of both races. The story also stated that some of the rumors about immorality on the march were without basis.)
This DELBERT link 'bout sums it up for my sitcheeAchun.
I saw someone again today
Who remembered me and you
They asked all the same old questions
I gave the same excuse
They said what a shame, what a shame
To lose a love so fine
But I never lost you, I never lost you
I never lost you, you were never mine
I kept on believing
What I wanted to believe
The unspoken promises
That you could never keep
But it's a sin, oh it's a sin
To tell yourself a lie
I never lost you, I never lost you
I never lost you, you were never mine
Did you give me all you gave me
Just because I needed you
But when I needed all your love completely
Was it more than you could do
Sometimes deep in the night
When I hold you in my dreams
I get lost in your loving touch, baby
I can't believe how real it seems
And I know, yes I know
I'll have you 'till the end of time
'Cause I never lost you, I never lost you
I never lost you 'cause you were never mine
I never lost you, I never really lost you
How could I lose you,
you were never mine
Barry & Cindy