TABLE OF DISCONTENTS
Any discussion about what to do while waiting fur the lawyer has
to be qualified by pointing out that from the moment of arrest through the
court appearances, cops tend to disregard a defendant's rights. Nonetheless,
you should play it according to the book whenever possible as you might get
your case bounced out on a technicality. When you get busted, rule number one
is that you have the right to remain silent. We advise that you give only your
name and address. There is a legal dispute about whether or not you are
obligated under the law to do even that, but most lawyers feel you should. The
address can be that of a friend if you're uptight about the pigs knowing where
When the pigs grab you, chances are they are going to insult
you, rough you up a little and maybe even try to plant some evidence on you.
Try to keep your cool. Any struggle on your part, even lying on the street
limp, can be considered resisting arrest. Even if you beat the original
charge, you can be found guilty of resisting and receive a prison sentence.
Often if the pigs beat you, they will say that you attacked them and generally
charge you with assault.
If you are stopped in the street on suspicion (which means
you're black or have long hair), the police have the right to pat you down to
see if you are carrying a weapon. They cannot search you unless they place you
under arrest. Technically, this can only be done in the police station where
they have the right to examine your possessions. Thus, if you are in a
potential arrest situation, you should refrain from carrying dope, sharp
objects that can be classified as a weapon, and the names and phone numbers of
people close to you, like your dealer, your local bomb factory, and your
Forget about talking your way out of it or escaping once you're
in the car or paddy wagon. In the police station, insist on being allowed to
call your lawyer. Getting change might be a problem so you should always have
a few dimes hidden. Since many cases are dismissed because of this, you'll
generally be allowed to make some calls, but it might take a few hours. Call a
close friend and tell him to get all the cash that can be quickly raised and
head down to the court house. Usually the police will let you know where
you'll be taken. If they don't, just tell your friend what precinct you're
being held at, and he can call the central police headquarters and find out
what court you'll be appearing in. Ask your friend to also call a lawyer which
you also should do if you get another phone call. Hang up and dial a lawyer or
defense committee that has been set up for demonstrations. The lawyer will
either come to the station or meet you in court depending on the severity of
the charge and the likelihood you'll be beaten in the station. When massive
demonstrations are occurring where a number of busts are anticipated, it's
best to have lawyers placed in police stations in the immediate vicinity.
The lawyer will want to know as many details as possible of the
case so try and concentrate on remembering a number of things since the pigs
aren't going to let you take notes. If you can, remember the name and badge
number of the fink that busted you. Sometimes they'll switch arresting
officers on you. Remember the time, location of the bust and any potential
witnesses that the lawyer might be able to contact.
If you are unable to locate a lawyer, don't panic, the court
will assign you one at the time of the arraignment. Legal Aid lawyers are free
and can usually do as good a job as a private lawyer at an arraignment. Often
they can do better, as the judge might set a lower bail if he sees you can't
afford a private lawyer. The arraignment is probably the first place you'll
find out what the charges are against you. There will also be a court date set
and bail established. The amount of bail depends on a variety of factors
ranging from previous convictions to the judge's hangover. It can be put up in
collateral, i.e., a bank book, or often there is a cash alternative offered
which amounts to about 10% of the total bail.
Your friend should be in the court with some cash (at least a
hundred dollars is recommended). For very high bail, there are the bail
bondsmen in the area of the courthouse who will cover the bail for a
fee,generally not to exceed 5%. You will need some signatures of solid
citizens to sign the bail papers and perhaps put up some collateral.
Once you get bailed out, you should contact a private lawyer,
preferably one that has experience with your type of case. If you are low on
bread, check out one of the community or movement legal groups in your area.
It is not advisable to keep the legal aid lawyer beyond the arraignment if at
If you're in a car or in your home, the police do not have a
right to search the premises without a search warrant or probable cause. Do
not consent to any search without a warrant, especially if there are witnesses
around who can hear you. Without your consent, the pigs must prove probable
cause in the court. It's unbelievable the number of defendants that not only
come naked, but pull their own pants down. Make the cops kick in the door or
break open the trunk themselves. You are under no obligation to assist them in
collecting evidence, and helping them weakens your case.
National Lawyers Guild
The "Guild" provides various free legal services especially for
political prisoners. If you have any legal hassles, call and see if they'll
help you. You can call the one nearest you and get the name of a good lawyer
in your area.
- BOSTON - 70 Charles St.
- DETROIT - 5705 N. Woodward St.
- LOS ANGELES - c/o Haymarket, 507 N. Hoover St.
- NEW YORK - 1 Hudson St.
- SAN FRANCISCO - 197 Steiner St.
Outside of these areas, there are no offices, but people to
contact in the following cities are:
American Civil Liberties Union
- FLINT, MICH., Carl Bekofske, 1003 Church St.
- PHILADELPHIA, PA. - A. Harry Levitan, 1412 Fox Building
- WASHINGTON, D.C. - S. David Levy, 2812 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
The ACLU is not as radical as the Guild, but will in rare
instances provide good lawyers for a variety of civil liberty cases such as
censorship, denial of permits to demonstrations, and the like. But beware of
their tendency to win the legal point while losing the case. Here is a list of
some of their larger offices.
- ALABAMA - Box 1972, University, Alabama 35486
- CALIFORNIA - ACLU of Northern California, 503 Market St.,
- SAN FRANCISCO, CA - 94105 (EX 2-4692)
- COLORADO - 1452 Pennsylvania St., Denver, Colorado 80203 (303-TA5-2930)
- GEORGIA - 5 Forsyth St. N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303 (404-523-5398)
- ILLINOIS - 6 S. Clark, Chicago, Illinois 60603 (312-236-5564)
- MICHIGAN - 234 State St., Detroit, Mich. 48226 (313-961-4662)
- MONTANA - 2707 Glenwood Land, Billings, Montana 59102 (406-651-2328)
- NEW MEXICO - 131 La Vega S.W., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105
- NEW YORK - 156 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010 (212-WA9-6076)
- NORTH DAKOTA - Ward County (Minot), Box 1000, Minot, North Dakota 58701
- OHIO - Suite 200, 203 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43215
- WASHINGTON, DC - (NCACLU) 1424 16th St. NW, Suite 501,
- WASHINGTON, DC - 20036 (202-483-3830) (202-483-3830)
- WEST VIRGINIA - 1228 Seventh St., Huntington, West Virginia 25701
- WISCONSIN - 1840 N. Farwell Ave., Rm. 303, Milwaukee, Wisc. 53202
To obtain a complete list of all the ACLU chapters, write:
American Civil Liberties Union, 156 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10010, or call
them at (212) WA 9-6076.
JOIN THE ARMY OF YOUR CHOICE
The first rule of our new Nation prohibits any of us from
serving in the army of a foreign power with which we do not have an alliance.
Since we exist in a state of war with the Pig Empire, we all have a
responsibility to beat the draft by any means necessary.
First check out your medical history. Review every chronic or
long-term illness you ever had. Be sure to put down all the serious infections
like mono or hep. Next, make note of your physical complications. When you
have assembled a complete list, get a copy of Physical Deferments or one of
the other draft counseling manuals and see if you qualify. If you have a
legitimate deferment, document it with a letter from a doctor.
The next best deal is a Conscientious Objection status (C.O.) or
a psychiatric deferment (psycho). The laws have been getting progressively
broader in defining C.O. status during the past few year s. The most recent
being, "sincere moral objections to war," without necessarily a belief in a
supreme being. There are general guidelines sent out by the National Office of
Selective Service that say it is a matter of conscience. The decision,
however, is still pretty much in the hands of the local board. Visit a Draft
Counseling Center if you feel you have a chance for this type of story.
They'll know how your local board tends to rule. There are still some more
cases to be heard by the Supreme Court before objection to a particular war is
allowed or disallowed. It is not grounds for deferment as of now.
Psychos are our specialty. Chromosome damage has totally wiped
out our minds when it comes to concentrating on killing innocent people in
Asia. When you get your invite to join the army, there are lots of ways you
can prepare yourself mentally. Begin by staggering up to a cop and telling him
you don't know who you are or where you live. He'll arrange for you to be
chauffeured to the nearest mental hospital. There you repeat your performance,
dropping the clue that you have used LSD in the past, but you aren't sure if
you're on it now or not. In due time, they'll put you up for the night. When
morning comes, you bounce out of bed, remember who you are, swear you'll never
drop acid again and thank everyone who took care of you. Within a few hours,
you'll be discharged. Don't be uptight about thinking how they'll lock you up
forever cause you really are nuts. The hospitals measure victories by how
quickly they can throw you out the door. They are all overcrowded anyway.
In most areas, a one-night stand in a mental hospital is enough
to convince the shrink at the induction center that you're capable of eating
the flesh of a colonel. Just before you go, see a sympathetic psychiatrist and
explain your sad mental shape. He'll get verification that you did time in a
hospital and include it in his letter, that you'll take along to the induction
When you get to the physical examination, a high point in any
young man's life, there are lots of things working in your favor. Here, long
hair helps; the army doesn't want to bother with trouble-makers. Remember this
even though a tough looking sergeant runs down bullshit about "how they're
gonna fix your ass" and "anybody with a trigger finger gets passed." He's just
auditioning for the Audie Murphy movies, so don't believe anything he lays
Talk to the other guys about how rotten the war in Vietnam is
and how if you get forced to go, you'll end up shooting some officers. Tell
them you'd like the training so you can come back and take up with the
Check off as many items as can't be verified when given the
forms. Suicide, dizzy spells, bed-wetting, dope addiction, homosexuality,
hepatitis. Be able to drop a few symptoms on the psychiatrist to back up your
story of rejection by a cold and brutal society that was indifferent, from a
domineering father that beat you, and mother that didn't understand anything.
Be able to trace your history of bad family relationships, your taking to the
streets at 15 and eventually your getting "hooked." Let him "pry" things out
of you if possible. Show him your letter if you had the foresight to get
Practice a good story before you go for the physical with
someone who has already beat the system. If your local board is fucked up, you
can transfer to an area that disqualifies almost everyone who wants out, such
as the New York City boards. If you can't think of anything you can always get
FUCK ARMY tattooed on the outside of the baby finger of your right hand and
give the tough sergeant a snappy salute and a hearty "yes sir!"*
*If unfortunately you get hauled in. The Army gives you a
life insurance policy. By making Dan Berrigan or Angela Davis the beneficiary
you might avoid front-line duty.
CANADA, SWEDEN & POLITICAL ASYLUM
If you've totally fucked up your chances of getting a deferment
or already are in the service and considering ditching, there are some things
that you should know about asylum.
There are three categories of countries that you should be
interested in if you are planning to ship out to avoid the draft or a serious
prison term. The safest countries are those with which Amerika has mutual
offense treaties such as Cuba, North Korea and those behind the so-called Iron
Curtain. The next safest are countries unfriendly to the U.S. but suffer the
possibility of a military coup which might radically affect your status.
Cambodia is a recent example of a border-line country. Some cats hijacked a
ship bound for Vietnam and went to Cambodia where they were granted asylum.
Shortly thereafter the military with a good deal of help from the CIA, took
over and now the cats are in jail. Algeria is currently a popular sanctuary in
Sweden will provide political asylum for draft dodgers and
deserters. It helps to have a passport, but even that isn't necessary since
they are required by their own laws to let you in. There are now about 35,000
exiles from the Pig Empire living in Sweden. The American Deserters Committee,
Upplandsgaten 18, Stockholm, phone 08-344663, will provide you with immediate
help, contacts and procedural information once you get there. If you enter as
a tourist with a passport, you can just go to the local police station, state
you are seeking asylum and fill out a form. It's that sample. They stamp your
passport and this allows you to hustle rent and food from the Swedish Social
Bureau. It takes six months for you to get working papers that will permit you
to get employment, but you can live on welfare until then with no hassle. The
following places can be contacted, for additional help. They are all in
- Reverend Tom Hayes 82-42-11 or 21-45-86
- Kristina Nystrom of the Social Bureau 08-230570
- Bengt Suderstrom 31-84-32 (legal)
- Hans-Goran Franck 10-25-02(legal)
Canada does not offer political asylum but they do not support
the U.S. foreign policy in Southeast Asia so they allow draft dodgers and
deserters to the current tune of 50,000 to live there unmolested. Do not tell
the officials at the border that you are a deserter or draft dodger, as they
will turn you in. Pose as a visitor. To work in Canada you have to qualify for
landed immigration status under a point system.
There will be a number of background questions asked and you
have to score 50 points or better to pass and qualify. You get one point for
each year of formal education, 10 points if you have a professional skill, 10
points for being between 18-35 years of age, more points for having a Canadian
home and job waiting for you, for knowing English or French and a whopping 15
points for having a stereotyped middle class appearance and life-style.
Letters from a priest or rabbi will help here. Some entry points are easier
than others. Kingsgate, for example, just north of Montana is very good on
weekdays after 10:00 P.M.
The best approach if you are considering going to Canada is to
write or, better still, visit the Montreal Council to Aid War Resisters, Case
Postale 5, Westmount, Montreal, 215 Quebec or American Deserters Committee,
3837 Blvd., Saint Laurent, St. Louis, Montreal 3, Quebec. They will provide
you with the latest info on procedures and the problems of living in Canada as
a war resister. If you can't make it up there, see a local anti-war
organization for counseling. If you are already in the army, you should find
out all you need to know before you ditch. It's best to cross the border while
you're on leave as it might mean the difference between going AWOL and
desertion if you decide to come back. In any event, no one should renounce
their citizenship until they have qualified for landed immigration status as
that would classify the person as a non-resident and make it possible for the
Canadian police to send you back, which on a few rare occasions has
Because there have been few cases of fugitives from the U.S.
seeking political asylum, there is not a clear and ample formula that can be
stated. Germany, France, Belgium and Sweden will often offer asylum for
obvious political cases but each case must be considered individually. Go
there incognito. Contact a movement organization or lawyer and have them make
application to the government. Usually they will let you stay if you promise
not to engage in political organizing in their country. In any event if they
deport you these countries are good enough to let you pick the country to
which you desire to be sent.
We feel it's our obligation to let people know that life in
exile is not all a neat deal, not by a long shot. You are removed from the
struggle here at home, the problems of finding work are immense and the
customs of the people are strange to you. Most people are unhappy in exile.
Many return, some turn themselves in and others come back to join the growing
radical underground making war in the belly of the great white whale.
Steal Now, Pay Never
This section presents some general guidelines on thievery to put
you ahead of the impulse swiping. With some planning ahead, practice and a
little nerve, you can pick up on some terrific bargains.
Being a successful shoplifter requires the development of an
outlaw mentality. When you enter a store you should already have cased the
joint so don't browse around examining all sorts of items, staring over your
shoulder and generally appearing like you're about to snatch something and are
afraid of getting caught. Enter, having a good idea of what you want and where
Camouflage is important. Be sure you dress the part by looking
like an average customer. If you are going to rip-off expensive stores (why
settle for less), act like you have a chauffeur driven car double parked
around the corner. A good rule is dress in the style and price range of the
clothes, etc., you are about to shoplift. The reason we recommend the more
expensive stores is that they tend to have less security guards, relying
instead on mechanical methods or more usually on just the sales people. Many
salespeople are uptight about carrying out a bust if they catch you. A large
number are thieves themselves, in fact one good way to steal is simply explain
to the salesclerk that you're broke and ask if you can take something without
paying. It's a great way to radicalize shop personnel by rapping to them about
why they shouldn't give a shit if the boss gets ripped off.
The best time to work out is on a rainy, cold day during a busy
shopping season. Christmas holiday is a shoplifter's paradise. In these
periods you can wear heavy overcoats or loose raincoats without attracting
suspicion. The crowds of shoppers will keep the nosy "can-I-help-you's" from
fucking up your style.
Since you have already checked out the store before hitting it,
you'll know the store's "blind-spots" where you can be busy without being
observed too easily. Dressing rooms, blind alley aisles and washrooms are some
good spots. Know where the cashier's counter is located, where the exits to
the street and storage rooms are to be found, and most important, the type of
security system in use.
If you are going to snatch in the dressing room, be sure to
carry more than one item in with you. Don't leave tell-tale empty hangers
behind. Take them out and ditch them in the aisles.
An increasingly popular method of security is a small
shoplifting plastic detector attached to the price tag. It says "Do Not
Remove" and if you do, it electronically triggers an alarm in the store. If
you try to make it out the door, it also trips the alarm system. When a
customer buys the item, the cashier removes the detector with a special
deactivation machine. When you enter the store, notice if the door is rigged
with electronic eyes. They are often at the waist level, which means if the
item is strapped to your calf or tucked under your hat, you can walk out
without a peep from the alarm. If you trigger the alarm either inside the
store or at the threshold, just dash off lickety-split. The electronic eyes
are often disguised as part of the decor. By checking to see what the cashier
does with merchandise bought, you can be sure if the store is rigged. Other
methods are undercover pigs that look like shoppers, one-way mirrors and
remote control television cameras. Undercover pigs are expensive so stores are
usually understaffed. Just watch out (without appearing to watch out) that no
one observes you in action. As to mirrors and cameras there are always blind
spots in a store created when displays are moved around, counters shifted, and
boxes piled in the aisles. Mirrors and cameras are rarely adjusted to fit
these changes. Don't get turned off by this security jazz. The percentage of
stores that have sophisticated security systems such as those described is
very small. If you work out at lunch time, the security guards and many of the
sales personnel will be out of the store. Just before closing is also good,
because the clerks are concentrating on going home.
By taking only one or two items, you can prevent a bust if
caught by just acting like a dizzy klepto socialite getting kicks or use the
"Oh-gee-I-forgot-to-pay" routine. Stores don't want to hassle going into court
to press charges, so they usually let you go after you return the stuff. If
you thought ahead, you'll have some cash ready to pay for the items you've
pocketed, if caught. Leave your I.D. and phone book at home before going
shopping. People rarely go to jail for shoplifting, most if caught never even
see a real cop. Just lie like a fucker and the most you'll get is a lecture on
law and order and a warning not to come back to that store or else.
The lining of a bulky overcoat or loose raincoat can be
elaborately outfitted with a variety of custom-made large pockets. The
openings to these pockets are not visible since they are inside the coat. The
outside pockets can be torn out leaving only the opening or slit. Thus you can
reach your hand (at counter level) through the slit in your coat and drop
objects into the secret pockets sewn into the lining. Pants can also be rigged
with secret pockets. The idea is to let your fingers do the walking through
the slit in your coat, while the rest of the body remains the casual browser.
You'll be amazed at how much you can tuck away without any noticeable
Another method is to use a hidden belt attached to the inside of
your coat or pants. The belt is specially designed with hooks or clothespins
to which items can be discretely attached. Ditching items into hidden pockets
requires a little cunning. You should practice before a mirror until you get
good at it.
A good idea is to work with a partner. Dig this neat duet. A man
and woman walk into a store together looking like a respectable husband and
wife. The man purchases a good belt or shirt and engages the salesman in some
distracting conversation as he rings up the sale. Meanwhile, back in the
aisle, "wife" is busy rolling up two or three suits. Start from the bottom
while they are still on the rack and roll them up, pants and jackets together,
the way you would roll a sleeping bag. The sleeves are tied around the roll
making a neat little bundle. The bundle is then tucked between your thighs.
The whole operation takes about a minute and with some practice you can walk
for hours with a good size bundle between your legs and not appear like you
just shit in your pants. Try this with a coat on in front of a mirror and see
how good you get at it.
Another team method is for one or more partners to distract the
sales clerks while the other stuffs. There are all sorts of theater skits
possible. One person can act drunk or better still appear to be having an
epileptic fit. Two people can start a fight with each other. There are loads
of ways, just remember how they do it in the next spy movie you see.
One of the best gimmicks around is the packaging technique. Once
you have the target item in hand, head for the fitting room or other secluded
spot. Take out a large piece of gift wrapping and ribbon. Quickly wrap up the
item so it will look like you brought it in with you. Many stores have their
own bags and staple the cash register receipt to the top of the bag when you
make a purchase. Get a number of these bags by saving them if you make a
purchase or dropping around to the receiving department with a request for
some bags for your Christmas play or something. Next collect some sales
receipts, usually from the sidewalk or trash cans in front of the store. Buy
or rip-off a small pocket stapler for less than a dollar. When you get the
item you want, drop it in the bag and staple it closed, remembering to attach
the receipt. This is an absolutely perfect method and takes just a few
seconds. It eliminates a lot of unsightly bulges in your coat and is good for
A dummy shopping bag can be rigged with a bit of ingenuity. The
idea is to make it look like the bag is full when there's still lots of room
left. Use strips of cardboard taped to the inside of the bag to give it some
body. Remember to carry it like it's filled with items, not air. Professional
heisters often use a "booster box," usually a neatly wrapped empty package
with one end that opens upon touch. This is ideal for electrical appliances,
jewelry, and even heavy items such as portable television sets. The trick side
can be fitted with a spring door so once the toaster is inside the door slams
shut. Don't wear a black hat and cape and go around waving a wand yelling
"Abracadabra," just be your usual shlep shopper self. If you can manage it,
the trick side just can be an opening without a trick door. Just carry the
booster box with the open side pressed against your body. Briefcases,
suitcases and other types of carrying devices can all be made to hold items.
Once you have something neatly tucked away in a bag or box, it's pretty hard
to prove you didn't come in with it.
ON THE JOB
By far the easiest and most productive method of stealing is on
the job. Wages paid to delivery boys, sales clerks, shippers, cashiers and the
like are so insulting that stealing really is a way of maintaining
self-respect. If you are set on stealing the store dry when you apply for the
job, begin with your best foot forward. Make what employment agencies call a
"good appearance." Exude cleanliness, Godliness, sobriety and all the other
WASPy virtues third grade teachers insist upon. Building up a good front will
eliminate suspicion when things are "missing."
Mail clerks and delivery boys can work all sorts of neat tricks.
When things get a little slow, type up some labels addressed to yourself or to
close friends and play Santa Claus. Wrap yourself a few packages or take one
that is supposed to go to a customer and put your label over theirs. Blame it
on the post office or on the fact that "things get messed up `cause of all the
bureaucracy." It's great to be the one to verbalize the boss's own general
feelings before he does when something goes awry. The best on-the-job crooks
always end up getting promoted.
Cashiers and sales persons who have access to money can pick up
a little pocket change without too much effort, no matter how closely they are
watched by supervisors. Women can make use of torn hems to stash coins and
bills. Men can utilize cuffs. Both can use shoes and don't forget those secret
little pockets you learned about in the last section. If you ring up items on
a cash register, you can easily mistake $1.39 for 39¢ or $1.98 for 98¢ during
the course of a hectic day. Leave pennies on the top shelf of the cash
register and move one to the far right side every time you skip a dollar. That
way at the end of the day, you'll know how much to pocket and won't have to
constantly be stuffing, stuffing, stuffing.
If you pick up trash or clean up, you can stick all sorts of
items into wastebaskets and later sneak them out of the store.
There are many ways of working heists with partners who pose as
customers. See the sections on free food and clothing for these. There are
also ways of working partnerships on the job. A cashier at a movie theater and
a doorman can work out a system where the doorman collects the tickets and
returns them to the cashier to sell again.
A neat way to make a large haul is to get a job through an
agency as a domestic for some rich slob. You should use a phony identification
when you sign up at the agency. Once you are busy dusting the town house,
check around for anything valuable to be taken home. Pick up the phone, order
all sorts of merchandise, and have it delivered. A friend with a U-haul can
help you really clean up.
Any discussion of shoplifting and forgeries inevitably leads to
a rap on credit cards; those little shiny plastic wonder passes to fantasy
land that are rendering cash obsolete. There are many ways to land a free
credit card. You can get one yourself if your credit is good, or from a
friend: report it stolen and go on a binge around town. Sign your name a
little funny. Super underworld types might know where you can purchase a card
that's not too hot on the black market. You might heist one at a fashionable
party or restaurant. If you're a hat check girl at a night club, don't forget
to check out pockets and handbags for plastic goodies.*
Finally, you can redo a legitimate card with a new number and
signature and be sure that it's on no one's "hot list." Begin by removing the
ink on the raised letters with any polyester resin cleaner. Next, the plastic
card should be held against a flat iron until the raised identification number
is melted. You can use a razor blade to shave off rough spots. This
combination of razor blade and hot iron, when worked skillfully, will produce
a perfect blank card. When the card is smooth as new, reheat it using the flat
iron and press an addressograph plate into the soft plastic. The ink can be
replaced by matching the original at any stationary store. If this is too
hard, you can buy machines to make your own credit cards, which are made for
small department stores. Granted, this method is going require some expertise,
but once you've learned to successfully forge a credit card, buy every item
imaginable, eat fancy meals, and even get real money from a bank.
*The absolute best method is to have an accomplice
working in the post office rip off the new cards that are mailed out. They get
to know quickly which envelopes contain new credit cards. Since the person
never receives the card it never dawns on them to report it stolen. This gives
you at least a solid month of carefree spending and your signature will be
Whether your credit card is stolen, borrowed or forged, you
still have to follow some guidelines to get away without any hassle. Know the
store's checking method before you pass the hot card. Most stores have a
fifty-dollar limit where they only call upstairs on items costing fifty
dollars or more. In some stores it's less. Some places have a Regiscope system
that takes your picture with each purchase. You should always carry at least
one piece of back-up identification to use with the phony card as the clerk
might get suspicious if you don't have any other ID. They can check out a "hot
list" that the credit card companies send out monthly, so if you're uptight
about anything watch the clerk's movements at all times. If things get tight,
just split real quick. Often, even if a clerk or boss thinks it's a phony,
they'll OK the sale anyway since the credit card companies make good to the
stores on all purchases; legit or otherwise. Similarly, the insurance
companies make good to the credit companies and so on until you get to a
little group of hard working elves in the basement of the U.S. Mint who do
nothing but print free money and lie to everybody about there being tons of
gold at Fort Knox to back up their own little forging operation.
If you like Halloween, you'll love monkey warfare. It's ideal
for people uptight about guns, bombs and other children's toys, and allows for
imaginative forms of protesting, many of which will become myth, hence
duplicated and enlarged upon. A syringe (minus the needle) or a cooking baster
can be filled with a dilute solution of epoxy glue. Get the two tubes in a
hardware store and squeeze into a small bottle of rubbing alcohol. Shake real
good and pour into the baster or syringe. You have about thirty minutes before
the mixture gets too hard to use. Go after locks, parking meters, and
telephones. You can fuck up the companies that use IBM cards by buying a cheap
punch or using an Exacto knife and cutting an extra hole in the card before
you return it with your payment. By the way, when you return payments always
pay a few cents under or over. The company has to send you a credit or another
bill and it screws up their bookkeeping system. Remember, always bend, fold,
staple or otherwise mutilate the card. By the way if you ever find yourself in
a computer room during a strike, you might want to fuck up the school records.
You can do this by passing a large magnet or portable electro-magnet rapidly
back and forth across the reels of tape, thus erasing them. And don't miss the
tour of the IBM plant, either.
Another good bit is to rent a safe deposit box (only about $7.00
a year) in a bank using a phony name. That usually only need a signature and
don't ask for identification. When you get a box, deposit a good size dead
fish inside the deposit box, close it up and return it to its proper niche.
From then on, forget about it. Now think about it, in a few months there is
going to be a hell-of-a-smell from your small investment. It's going to be
almost impossible to trace and besides, they can never open the box without
your permission. Since you don't exist, they'll have no alternative but to
move away. Invest in the Stank of Amerika savings program. Just check out Lake
Erie and you'll see saving fish isn't such a dumb idea. If you get caught,
tell them you inherited the fish from your grandmother and it has sentimental
There are lots of things you can send banks, draft boards and
corporations that contribute to pollution via the mails. It is possible to
also have things delivered. Have a hearse and flowers sent to the chief of
police. We know someone who had a truckload of cement dumped in the driveway
of her boss under the fib that the driveway was going to be repaved.
By getting masses of people to use electricity, phones or water
at a given time, you can fuck up some not-so-public utility. The whole problem
is getting the word out. For example, 10,000 people turning on all their
electrical appliances and lights in their homes at a given time can cause a
blackout in any major city. A hot summer day at about 3:00 PM is best. Five
thousand people calling up Washington, D.C. at 3:00 PM on a Friday (one of the
busiest hours) ties up the major trunk lines and really puts a cramp in the
government's style of carrying on. Call (202) 555-1212, which is information
and you won't even have to pay for the call. If you call a government
official, ask some questions like "How many kids did you kill today?" or "What
kind of liquor do Congressmen drink?" or offer to take Teddy Kennedy for a
ride. A woman can cause some real excitement by calling a Congressman's office
and screaming "Tell that bastard he forgot to meet Irene at the motel this
A Washington call-in would work even better by phoning direct to
homes of the big boys. For starters you can call collect the
- Richard M. Nixon - El Presidente - (202) 456-1444
- Spiro T. Agnew - El Toro - (202) 265-2000 ext. 6400
- John N. Mitchell - El Butcher - (202) 965-2900
- Melvin R. Laird - El Defendo - (301) 652-4449
- Henry A. Kissinger - El Exigente - (202) 337-0042
- William P. Rogers - El Crapper - (301) 654-7125
- General Earl G. Wheeler - El Joint Bosso - (703) 527-6119
- General William C. Westmoreland - El Pollutoni - (703) 527-6999
- Richard M. Helms - El Assassin - (301) 652-4122
- John N. Chafee-El Sinko Swimmi-(703) 536-5411
*Any group who elopes with any of the persons listed is
entitled to a free copy of this book. Anyone who parlays all 10 in a lift-off
can have all the royalties. Send ears for verification.
A great national campaign can be promoted that asks people to
protest the presidential election farces on Inauguration Day. When a president
says "So help me God," rush in and flush the toilet. A successful Flush for
God campaign can really screw up the water system.
If you want to give Ma Bell an electric permanent, consider this
nasty. Cut the female device off an ordinary extension cord and expose the two
wires. Unscrew the mouthpiece on the phone and remove the voice amplifier. You
will see a red and a black wire attached to two terminals. Attach each of the
wires from the extension cord to each one from the phone. Next plug in the
extension cord to a wall socket. What you are doing is sending 120 volts of
electricity back through equipment which is built for only volts. You can
knock off thousands of phones, switchboards and devices if all goes right.
It's best to do this on the phone in a large office building or university.
You certainly will knock out their fuses. Unfortunately, at home your own
phone will probably be knocked out of commission. If that happens, simply call
up the business office and complain. They'll give you a new phone just the way
they give the other seven million people that requested them that day.
Remember, January is Alien Registration Month, so don't forget
to fill out an application at the Post Office, listing yourself as a citizen
of Free Nation. Then when they ask you to "Love it or leave it," tell them you
It's ridiculous to talk about a revolution without a few words
on guns. If you haven't been in the army or done some hunting, you probably
have a built-in fear against guns that can only be overcome by familiarizing
yourself with them.
There are two basic types of handguns or pistols: the revolver
carries a load of 5 or 6 bullets in a "revolving" chamber. The automatic
usually holds the same number, but some can hold up to 14 bullets. Also, in
the automatic the bullets can be already packed in a magazine which quickly
snaps into position in the handle. The revolver must be reloaded one bullet at
a time. An automatic can jam on rare occasions, or misfire, but with a
revolver you just pull the trigger and there's a new bullet ready to fire.
Despite pictures of Roy Rogers blasting a silver dollar out of the sky,
handguns are difficult to master a high degree of accuracy with and are only
good at short ranges. If you can hit a pig-size object at 25 yards, you've
Among automatics, the Colt 45 is a popular model with a long
record of reliability. A good popular favorite is a Parabellum 9 mm, which has
the advantage of a double action on the first shot, meaning that the hammer
does not have to be cocked, making possible a quick first shot without
carrying a cocked gun around. By the way, do not bother with any handgun
smaller than a .38 caliber, because cartridges smaller than that are too weak
to be effective.
Revolvers come in all sizes and makes, as do automatics. The
most highly recommended are the .38 Special and the .357 Magnum. Almost all
police forces use the .38 Special. They are light, accurate and the
small-frame models are easy to conceal. If you get one, use high velocity
hollow pointed bullets, such as the Speer DWM (146 grain h.p.) or the Super
Vel (110 grain h.p.). The hollow point shatters on contact, insuring a kill to
the not-so-straight shooters. Smith and Wesson makes the most popular .38
Special. The Charter Arms is a favorite model. The .357 Magnum is an extremely
powerful handgun. You can shoot right through the wall of a thick door with
one at a distance of 20 yards. It has its own ammo, but can also use the
bullets designed for the .38. Both guns are about the same in price, running
from $75-$100 new. An automatic generally runs about $25 higher.
There are two commonly available types of rifles; the bolt
action and the semi-automatic. War surplus bolt action rifles are cheap and
usually pretty accurate, but have a slower rate of fire than a semi-automatic.
A semi-automatic is preferable in nearly all cases. The M-1 carbine is
probably the best semi-automatic for the money (about $80). It's light, short,
easy to handle and has only the drawback of a cartridge that's a little
underpowered. Among bolt actions, the Springfield, Mauser, Royal Enfield,
Russian 7.62, and the Lee Harvey Oswald Special, the Mannlicher-Carcano, are
all good buys for the money (about $20).
One of the best semi-automatics is the AR-18, which is the
civilian version of the military M-16. In general, this is a fantastic gun
with a high rate of fire, minimal recoil, high accuracy, light weight, and
easy maintenance. If kept clean, it will rarely jam, and the bullet has
astounding stopping power. It sells for around $225.
The shotgun is the ideal defensive weapon. It's perfect for the
vamping band of pigs or hard-heads that tries to lynch you. Being a good shot
isn't that necessary because a shotgun shoots a bunch of lead pellets that
spread over a wide range as they leave the barrel. There are two common types:
the pump action and the semi-automatic. Single shot types and double-barrel
types do not have a high enough rate of fire for self-defense.
The pump action is easy to use and reliable. It usually holds
about five shells in a tube underneath the barrel. For self-defense you should
use 00 buckshot shells. Shotguns come in various gauges, but you will want the
largest commonly available, the 12 gauge. The Mossberg Model 500 A is a super
weapon in this category which sells for about $90. When buying one, try to get
a shotgun with a barrel as short as possible up to the legal limit of 18
inches. It is easy to cut down a longer barrel, too. This increases the area
The semi-automatic gun is not used too much for self-defense, as
they usually hold only three shells. With some practice, you can shoot a pump
nearly as fast as a semi-automatic, and they are much cheaper. See the gun
books catalogued in the Appendix for more information.
There are many other good guns available, and a great deal to
know about choosing the right gun for the right situation. Reading a little
right wing gun literature will help.
If you are around a military base, you will find it relatively
easy to get your hands on an M-79 grenade launcher, which is like a giant
shotgun and is probably the best self-defense weapon of all time. Just inquire
discreetly among some long-haired soldiers.
Owning a gun ain't shit unless you know how to use it. They make
a hell of a racket when fired so you just can't work out in your den or cellar
except with a BB gun, which is good in between real practice sessions. Find a
buddy who served in the military or is into hunting or target-shooting and ask
him to teach you the fundamentals of gun handling and safety. If you're over
18, you can practice on one of your local firing ranges. Look them up in the
Yellow Pages, call and see if they offer instructions. They are usually pretty
cheap to use. In an hour, you can learn the basics you need to know about guns
and the rest is mostly practice, practice, just like in the westerns. Contact
the National Rifle Association, Washington D.C. and ask for information on
forming a gun club. If you can, you are entitled to great discounts, have no
trouble using ranges and get excellent info on all matters relating to
A secluded place in the country outside city limits, makes an
ideal range for practicing. Shoot at positioned targets. A good idea is to
blow up balloons and attach them to pieces or boxes. Position yourself
downstream alongside a running brook. A partner can go upstream and release
the balloons into the water. As they rush downstream, they simulate an
attacker charging you and make excellent moving targets. Watch out for
ricochetting bullets. Have any bystander stand by behind you. A clothesline
with a pulley attachment can be rigged up to also allow practice with a moving
Once you decide to get a gun, check out the local laws. There
are federal ones, but they're not stricter than any state ordinance. If you're
unsure about the laws, send 75¢ to the U.S. Government Printing Office for the
manual called Published Ordinances: Firearms. It runs down the latest on all
state laws. In most states you can buy a rifle or shotgun just for the bread
from a store or individual if you are over 18 years old. You can get a handgun
when you can prove you're over 21, although you generally need a special
permit to carry it concealed on your person or in your car. A concealed weapon
permit is pretty hard to get unless you're part of the establishment. You can
keep a handgun in your home, though. It's also generally illegal to walk
around with a loaded gun of any type. Once you get the hang of using a gun,
you'll never want to go back to the old peashooter.
Amerika is just another Latin dictatorship. Those who have
doubts, should try the minimal experience of organizing a large rock festival
in their state*, sleeping on some beach in the summer or wearing a flag
shirt. Ask the blacks what it's been like living under racism and you'll get a
taste of the future we face. As the repression increases so will the
underground-deadly groups of stoned revolutionaries sneaking around at night
and balling all day. As deadly as their southern comrades the Tupamaros.
Political trials will only occur when the heavy folks are caught. Too many
sisters and brothers have been locked up for long stretches having maintained
a false faith in the good will of the court system. Instead, increased numbers
have chosen to become fugitives from injustice: Bernadine Dohrn, Rap Brown,
Mark Rudd, hundreds of others. Some including Angela Davis, Father Berrigan
and Pun Plamondon have been apprehended and locked in cages, but most roam
freely and actively inside the intestines of the system. Their growth leads to
persistent indigestion for those who sit at the tables of power. As they form
into active isolated cells they make apprehension difficult. Soon the FBI will
have a Thousand Most Wanted List. Our heroes will be hunted like beasts in the
jungle. Anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of a fugitive is
*Unless you want to use our music to attack our politics
as the governor of Oregon did to drain support away from demonstrations
against the AmeriKKKan Legion. In such a situation the concert should be
sabotaged along with political education as to why such an action has been
taken. Don't let the pigs separate our culture from our politics.
Well fellow reader, what will you do when Rap or Bernadine call
up and ask to crash for the night? What if the Armstrong Brothers want to drop
some acid at your pad or Kathy Boudin needs some bread to keep on truckin'?
The entire youth culture, everyone who smiles secretly when President Agnew
and General Mitchell refer to the growing number of "hot-headed
revolutionaries", all the folks who hope the Cong wins, who cheer the
Tupamaros on, who want to exchange secret handshakes with the Greek resistance
movement, who say "It's about time" when the pigs get gunned down in the black
community, all of us have an obligation to support the underground. They are
the vanguard of our revolution and in a sense this book is dedicated to their
If you see a fugitive's picture on the post office wall take it
home for a souvenir. But watch out, because this is illegal. Soon the FBI will
be printing all our posters for free. Right on, FBI! Print up wanted posters
of the war criminals in Washington and undercover agents (be absolutely sure)
and put them up instead. Since the folks underground move freely among us, we
must be totally cool if by chance we recognize a fugitive through their
disguise. If they deem it necessary to contact you, they will make the first
move. If you are very active in the aboveground movement, chances are you are
being watched or tapped and it would be foolhardy to make contact. The
underground would be meaningless without the building of a massive community
with corresponding political goals. People above ground demonstrate their love
for fugitives by continuing and intensifying their own commitment.
If the FBI or local subversive squad of the police department is
asking a lot of questions about certain fugitives, get the word out. Call your
underground paper or make the announcement at large movement gatherings or
music festivals; the grapevine will pass information on to those that need to
If you're forced to go underground, don't think you need to link
up with the more well-known groups such as the Weathermen. If you go under
with some close friends, stick together if it's possible. Build contacts with
aboveground people that are not that well known to the authorities and can be
You should change the location in which you operate and move to
a place where the heat on yon won't be as heavy. A good disguise should be
worked out. The more information the authorities have on you and the heavier
the charges determine how complete your disguise should be. There are some
good tips in the books on make-up listed in the Appendix. Only in rare cases
is it necessary to abandon the outward appearance of belonging to the youth
culture. In fact, even J. Edgar Freako admits that our culture is our chief
defense. To infiltrate the youth culture means becoming one of us. For an FBI
agent to learn an ideological cover is a highly disciplined organization is
relatively easy. To penetrate the culture means changing the way they live.
The typical agent would stand out like Jimmy Stewart in a tribe of
In the usual case the authorities do not look for a fugitive in
the sense of carrying on a massive manhunt. Generally, people are caught for
breaking some minor offense and during the routine arrest procedure, their
fingerprints give them away. Thus for a fugitive having good identification
papers being careful about violations such as speeding or loitering, and not
carrying weapons or bombing manuals become an important part of the security.
It is also a good idea to have at least a hundred dollars cash on you at all
times. Often even if you are arrested you can bail yourself out and split long
before the fingerprints or other identification checks are completed.
If by some chance you are placed on the "10 Most Wanted List"
that is a signal that the FBI are indeed conducting a manhunt. It is also the
hint that they have uncovered some clues and feel confident they can nab you
soon. The List is a public relations gimmick that Hooper, or whatever his name
is, dreamed up to show the FBI as super sleuths, and compliment the bullshit
image of them that Hollywood lays down. Most FBI agents are southerners who
majored in accounting or some other creative field. When you are placed on the
List, go deeper underground. It may become necessary to curtail your
activities for a while. The manhunt lasts only as long as you are newsworthy
since the FBI is very media conscious. Change your disguise, identification
and narrow your circle of contacts. In a few months, when the heat is off,
you'll be able to be more active, but for the time, sit tight.
An amateur photographer or commercial artist with good
processing equipment can make passable phony identification papers. Using a
real I.D. card, mask out the name, address, and signature with thin strips of
paper the same color as the card itself. Do a neat gluing job. Next,
photograph the card using bright overhead lighting to avoid shadows, or xerox
it. Use a paper of a color and weight as close to the real thing as you can
get. If you use phony state and city papers such as birth certificate or
driver's license, choose a state that is far away from the area in which you
are located. Have a complete understanding of all the information you are
forging. Dates, cities, birthdays and other data are often part of a coding
system. Most are easy to figure out simply by studying a few similar authentic
Almost all I.D. cards use one or another IBM Selectric type to
fill in the individual's papers. You can buy the exact model used by federal
and state agencies for less than $20.00 and install the ball in 5 seconds on
any Selectric machine. When you finish the typing operation, sign your new
name and trim the card to the size you want. Rub some dirt on the card and
bend it a little to eliminate its newness.
Another method is to obtain a set of papers from a close friend
of similar characteristics. Your friend can replace the originals without too
much trouble. In both cases it might be advisable to get authentic papers
using the phonies you have in your possession. In some states getting a
license or voting registration card is very easy. Library cards and other
supplementary I.D.'s are simple to get. A passport should not be attempted
until you definitely have made up your mind to split the country. That way
agencies have less time to check the information and you can decide on the
disguise to be used for the picture. Unless you expect to get hotter than you
are right now, in which case, get it now.
It is wise to have two sets of identification to be on the safe
side but never have both in your possession at the same time. If you sense the
authorities are close to mailing you and choose to go underground, prepare all
the identification papers well in advance and store them in a secure place.
Inform no one of your possible new identity.
Before you start passing phony I.D.'s to cops, banks and
passport offices, you should have experience with lesser targets so you feel
comfortable using them. There are stiff penalties for this if you get caught.
A few better methods than the ones listed above exist, but we feel they should
not be made this public. With a little imagination you'll have no trouble.
Living underground, like exile, can be extremely lonely,
especially during the initial adjustment period when you have to reshuffle
your living habits. Psychologically it becomes necessary to maintain a few
close contacts with other fugitives or folks aboveground. This is also
necessary if you plan to continue waging revolutionary struggle. This means
communication. If you contact persons or arrange for them to contact you, be
super cool. Don't rush into meetings. Stay OFF the phone! If you must, use pay
phones. Have the contact person go to a prescribed booth at prescribed time.
Knowing the phone number beforehand, you can call from another pay phone. The
pay phone system is superior to debugging devices and voice scramblers. Even
so, some pay phones, that local police suspect bookies use, are monitored.
Keep your calls short and disguise your voice a bit. If you are
a contact and the call does not come as scheduled, don't panic. Perhaps the
booth at the other end is occupied or the phone you are on is out of order. In
New York, the latter is usually true. Wait a reasonable length of time and
then go about your business. Another contact will be made. Personal rendezvous
should take place at places that are not movement hangouts or heavy pig
scenes. Intermediaries should be used to see if anyone was followed. Just
groove on a few good spy flicks and you'll figure it all out.
Communicating to masses of people above ground is very
important. It drives the MAN berserk and gives hope to comrades in the
struggle. The most important message is that you are alive, in good spirits
and carrying on the struggle. The communications of the Weathermen are
brilliantly conceived. Develop a mailing list that you keep well hidden in
case of a bust. You can devise a system of mailing stuff in envelopes (careful
of fingerprints) inside larger envelopes to a trusted contact who will mail
the items from another location to further camouflage your area of operation.
A host of communication devices are available besides handwritten notes and
typed communications. Tape recorders are excellent but better still are
video-tape cassette machines. You can wear masks, do all kinds of weird
theatrical stuff and send the tapes to television stations. At times you might
want to risk being interviewed by a newsman, but this can be very dangerous
unless you conceive a super plan and have some degree of trust in the word of
the journalist. Don't forget a grand jury could be waiting for him with a six
months contempt or perjury charge when he admits contact and does not answer
The only other advice is to dress warm in the winter and cool in
the summer, stay high and.
fuck new york
You can always sleep up in Central Park during the daytime,
although the muggers come out to play at night. Free night crashing can be
found in the waiting room of the Pennsylvania Railroad station, 34th St. and
7th Ave. The cops will leave you alone until about 7:00 AM when they kick you
out. You can put your rucksack in a locker for twenty-five cents to avoid it
The Boys Emergency Shelter, 69 St. Marks Place, (777-1234)
provides free room and board for males 16-20 years of age. The Living Room can
be found on the same block. It's a heavy religious scene, but they will help
with room and board. Their hours are 6:30 PM to 2:00 AM, phone 982-5988. Also
on the Lower East Side is the Macauley Mission at 90 Lafayette St.
On the West Side, there's a poet named Delworth at 125 Sullivan
St. that houses kids if he's got room. The Judson Memorial Church, Washington
Square South always has one or more housing programs going. If you're really
hard up, try the Stranded Youth Program, 111 W. 31st St. (554-8897). Teenagers
16-20 are sent home; if you don't want to go back but need room and board,
give them phony identification.
The Graymoor Monastery (CA 6-2388) offers free room and board
for young people in the country. They provide transportation.
Hunt's Point Market, Hunt's Point Ave. and 138th St. in the
Bronx will lay enough fruit and vegetables on your family to last a week or
more. Lettuce, squash, carrots, cantaloupe, grapefruit, even artichokes and
mushrooms all crated. You'll need a car or truck and they only give stuff away
in the early morning. Just tell them you're doing a free food thing and it's
The large slaughterhouse area is in the far West Village, west
of Hudson and south of 14th St. Get a letter from a clergyman saying you need
meat for a church-sponsored meal.
The fish market is located on Fulton and South Streets under the
East River Drive overpass in lower Manhattan. You can always manage to find
some sympathetic fisherman early in the morning who will lay as much fish on
you as you can cart away.
If you pick up on a car, take a trip to Long Island City. There
you will find the Gordon Baking Company at 42-25 21st, Pepsi Cola at 4602
Fifth Ave., Borden Company at 35-10 Steinway St. and Dannon Yogurt at 22-11
38th Ave. All four places give out samples for free if you call or write ahead
and explain how it's for a block party.
Along 2nd and 3rd Avenues on the upper east side are a host of
swank bars with free hors-d'oeuvres beginning at five. All Longchamps are
good, as is Max's Kansas City.
For real class, check the back pages of the New York Times for
ocean cruises and those swinging bon voyage parties. If you look kind of
straight or want to disguise yourself and see the other half at it, sneak into
conventions for drinks, snacks and all kinds of free samples. Call the New
York Convention Bureau, 90 E. 42nd St. MU 7-1300 for info. You can also get
free tickets to theater events here at 9:00 AM on weekdays.
Other free meals can be gotten at the various missions.
- Bowery Mission - 227 Bowery (674-3456). Pray and eat from 4:00 to 6:00
PM only. Heavy religious orientation.
- Catholic Worker - 36 E. First St. Soup line from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.
Clothes for women on Thursday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. Clothes for men after
2:00 PM weekdays. Sometimes lodging.
- Holy Name Center for Homeless Men - 18 Bleeker St. (CA 6-5848 or CA
6-2338) Clothes and morning showers from 7:00 to 11:00 AM.
- Macauley Mission - 90 Lafayette St. (CA 6-6214) Free room and board.
Free food Saturdays at 5:00 PM. Sometimes free clothes.
- Moravian Church - 154 Lexington Ave. (MU 3-4219 or 533-3737) Free
spaghetti dinner on Tuesday at 1:00 PM.
- Quakers - 328 E. 15th St. Meals at 6:00 PM Tuesdays.
- Wayward - 287 Mercer St. Free meals nightly.
The International Society For Krishna Consciousness is located
at 41 Second Ave. Every morning at 7:00 AM a delicious cereal breakfast is
served free along with chanting and dancing. Also at noon, more food and
chanting and on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:00 PM, again food and
chanting. Then it's all day Sunday in Central Park Sheepmeadow (generally) for
still more chanting (sans food). Hari Krishna is the freest high going if you
can get into it and dig cereal and of course, more chanting.
The Paradox Restaurant, at 64 E. 7th St. is a neat cheap health
joint that will give you a free meal if you help peel shrimp or do the
The latest dope on family planning and the new abortion law can
be obtained from Planned Parenthood, 300 Park Ave. (777-2015). They provide a
free directory on city-wide services in this area. The Black Panther Free
Health Clinic on 180 Sutter Ave. in Brooklyn is radical medicine in action. If
you ripped off this book, why not send them or another group mentioned in this
book a check so they can continue serving the people. Two fantastic clinics on
the Lower East Side are the St. Marks People's Clinic at 44 St. Marks Place
(533-9500), open weekdays 6-10 PM and NENA at 290 E. Third St. (677-5040)
which also functions as a switchboard for the area.
The Beth Israel Teenage Clinic at 17th St. and 1st Ave. 673-3000
ext. 2424) services young people. Millie at the Village Project, 88 2nd Ave.
can arrange for free glasses. The New York University Dental Clinic, 421 First
Ave. will give you the cheapest dental care in Gotham. Stuyvesant-Poly Clinic,
137 Second Ave. (674-0232) has an emergency day clinic with the quickest
service. Dial-a-freakout is 324-0707. Ambulance service is at 440-1234. You
ought to know the cops accompany ambulance calls. The following is a list of
the New York City Health Department Centers. They provide a number of free
services including X-rays, venereal examinations and treatment, shots for
children's diseases, vaccinations, tetanus shots and a host of other
- Central Harlem-2238 Fifth Ave. AU 3-1900
- East Harlem-158 E. 115th St. TR 6-0300
- Lower East Side-341 E. 25th St. MU 9-6353
- Manhattanville-21 Old Broadway MO 5-5900
- Morningside-264 W. 118th St. UN6-2500
- Washington Heights-600 W. 168th St. WA 7-6300
- Morrisania- 1309 Fulton St. WY 2-4200
- Mott Haven-349 E. 140th St. MO 9-6010
- Tremont-Fordham-1826 Arthur Ave. LU 3-5500
- Westchester-Pelham-2527 Glebe Ave. SY 2-0100
- Bedford-485 Throop Ave. GL 2-7880
- Brownsville-259 Briston St. HY 8-6742
- Bushwick-335 Central Ave. HI 3-5000
- Crown Heights-1218 Prospect Place SL 6-8902
- Flatbush-Gravesend-1601 Ave. S NI 5-8280
- Ft. Greene-295 Flatbush Ave. Ext. 643-8934
- Red Hook-Gowanus-250 Baltic St. 643-5687
- Sunset Park-514 49th St. GE 6-2800
- Williamsburg-Greenpoint-151 Mayier St. EV 8-3714
- Astoria-Maspeth-12-1631st Ave. L.I.C. AS 8-5520
- Corona-Flushing-34-33 Junction Blvd., Jackson Heights HI 6-3570
- Jamaica-90-37 Parsons Blvd. OL 8-6600
- Rockaway-67-10 Rockaway Beach Blvd.; Arvenne NE 4-7700
- Richmond-51 Stuyvesant Place SA 7-6000
The key to getting overall medical care for free is to pick up
on a Medicaid card. You can apply at any metropolitan hospital. After filling
out a long form and waiting three weeks you'll get your card in the mail. Have
a good story when interviewed about why you're not working or only making
under $2900 a year. There is an age limit in that only folks over 21 can
qualify, but the rule is liberally enforced and younger people can get the
card with the right hardship story.
The Lawyer's Commune is a group of revolutionary young lawyers
pledged to make a limited income and handle the toughest political cases. They
handle all our cases. Find them at 640 Broadway on the fifth floor
New York radicals are fortunate in having a number of good legal
assistance agencies. One of the following is bound to be able to help you out
of a jam.
- Emergency Civil Liberties Committee-25 E. 26th St. 683-8120 (civil
- Legal Aid Society-100 Centre St. BE 3-0250 (criminal matters)
- Mobilization for Youth Legal Services-320 E. Third St. 777-5250 (all
types of services)
- National Lawyers Guild-5 Beekman St. 277-0385 or 227-1078 (political)
- New York Civil Liberties Union-156 Fifth Ave. 929-6076 (civil liberties)
- New York University Law Center Office-249 Sullivan St. GR 3-1896 (civil
- Claremont Neighborhood Center - 169th St. and Washington Ave. 588-1000.
Hours are from 2:00 to 10:00 weekdays.
- Black Anti-Draft Union - 448 Nostrand Ave.
- Church of St. John the Evangelist - 195 Mayier St. 387-8721
- Society for Ethical Culture - 53 Prospect Park West SO 8-2972
- American Friends Service Committee - 15 Rutherford Place 777-4600
- Chelsea Draft Information - 346 W. 20th St. WA 9-2391
- Community Free Draft Counseling Center - 470 Amsterdam Ave. 787-8500
- Greenwich Village Peace Center - 137 W. Fourth St. 533-5120
- Harlem Unemployment Center - 2035 Fifth Ave. 831-6591
- LEMPA - 105 Avenue B 477-9749
- New York Civil Liberties Union - 156 Fifth Ave. 675-5990
- New York Workshop in Nonviolence - 339 Lafayette St. 227-0973
- Resistance - 339 Lafayette St. 674-9060
- Union Theological Seminary - 606 W. 122nd St. MO 3-9090
- War Resisters League - 339 Lafayette St. 228-0450
- Westside Draft Information - 602 Columbus Ave. (89th St.) 874-7330
- Woman's Strike for Peace - 799 Broadway 254-1925
- Conservatory Gardens - Central Park, 105th St. and Fifth Ave. Seasonal
display. LE 4-4938
- Brooklyn Botanical Gardens - Flatbush and Washington Aves. Rose Oriental
Garden, Rose Garden, Native Wild Flower Garden, Rock Garden, Conservatory.
Seasonal display. MA 2-4433.
- New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx Park, 200th St., east of Webster Ave.
Gardens and Conservatories. Seasonal displays. Parking fee: $1.00 on
Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Open: Grounds - 10:00 AM to dark, Greenhouses
- 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 933-9400.
- Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St., between Dahilia and Elder
Aves., Flushing. TU 6-3800.
These gardens are really beautiful places to fuck around for a
day. The best ones are the Bronx and Brooklyn. Bring a picnic, a few friends,
some grass, and plant the seeds. It's all free.
- Central Park - 64th St. and Fifth Ave. Free. Open 11 AM to 5 PM.
- Children's Zoo - 64th St. and Fifth Ave. Open 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission
is 10 cents. No tickets are sold after 4:30 PM. Free story-telling sessions
with motion pictures or color slides at 3:30 PM, Mondays through Friday.
- Bronx Park - Fordham Road and Southern Blvd. WE 3-1500. Open daily from
10 AM to 5 PM. November, December, January closes at 4:30 PM. Admission on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays is 25 cents for adults and children over
5 years. Free on other days and all legal holidays. Children's Zoo closes
- Barrett Park Zoo - in Richmond, Broadway, Glenwood Place and Clove Road.
Open daily 10 AM to 5 PM. GI 2-3100.
Unlike the barbaric cages in Central Park, the 18-acre Flushing
Meadow Zoo in Queens has been designed so that visitors can view the animals
and buds in their natural surroundings, without bars. Take the Main Street
Flushing Line Subway (train number 7) from Times Square to 111th St. in
Queens. Bronx Zoo which is the largest in the United States and Flushing
Meadow Zoo are fantastic.
- Brooklyn - Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk ES 2-1670
- Manhattan Beach - Oriental Blvd., from Ocean Ave. to Makenzie St. DE
- Bronx - Pelham Bay Park - Orchard Beach and Boardwalk TI 5-1828
- Queens - Jacob Riis Park - Jamaica Bay, Beach 149 to Beach 169 GR 4-4600
- Rockaway Beach - First St. to 149th St. GR 4-3470
- Richmond - Great Kills Park - Hylan Blvd., Great Kills EL 1-1977
- South Beach and Boardwalk - Ft. Wadsworth to Miller Field, New Dorp YU
- Wolfs Pond Park - Holten and Cornelia Avenues, Princes Bay YU 4-0360
Go to the beach on weekdays as it usually is very crowded on the
weekends. The best beach by far is Rockaway. lt has pretty good
waves.Swimming Pools MANHATTAN - OUTDOOR POOLS
MANHATTAN - INDOOR POOLS
- Carmine Street Pool - Clarkson St. and Seventh Ave. WA 4-4246
- Colonial Pool - Bradhurst Ave. and W. 145th St. WA 6-8109
- East 23rd Street Pool - Asser Levy Place MU 5-1026
- Hamilton Fish Pool - E. Houston and Sheriff Streets GR 7-3911
- Highbridge Pool - Amsterdam Ave. and W. 173rd St. WA 3-2360
- John Jay Pool - 77th St., east of York Ave. at Cherokee Place. RE 7-2458
- Lasker Memorial Pool - Central Park, 110th St. and Lenox Ave. 348-6297
- Thomas Jefferson Pool - 111th St. and First Ave. LE 4-0198
- West 59th Street Pool - between West End and Amsterdam Avenues. CI
- Baruch Pool - Rivington St. and Baruch Place GR 3-6950
- East 54th Street Pool - 342 E. 54th St. and Second Ave. PL 8-3147
- Rutgers Place Pool - 5 Rutgers Place GR 3-6567
- West 28th Street Pool - 407 W. 28th St. CH 4-1896
- West 134th Street Pool - 35 W. 134th St. AU 3-4612
- Betsy Head Pool - Hopkinson and Dumont Avenues DI 2-2977
- McCarren Pool - Driggs Ave. and Lorimer St. EV 8-2367
- Red Hook Pool - Bay and Henry Streets TR 5-3855
- Sunset Pool - Seventh Ave. and 43rd St. GE 5-2627
BRONX OUTDOOR POOLS
- Brownsville Recreation Center - Linden Blvd. and Christopher Ave. HY
- Metropolitan Avenue Pool - Bedford Ave., no phone; call SO 8-2300
- St. John's Recreation Center - Prospect Place and Schenectady Avenues HY
- Crotona Pool - E. 173rd St. and Fulton Ave. LU 3-3910
QUEENS - OUTDOOR POOLS
- St. Mary's Recreation Center Pool - St. Ann's Ave. and E. 145th St. CY
- Astoria Pool - 19th St. and 23rd Drive, Astoria AS 8-5261
- Flushing Meadow Amphitheatre - Long Island Expressway and Grand Central
Parkway, Swimming pool and diving pool. 699-4228.
- Faber Pool - Faber St. and Richmond Terrace GI 2-1524
- Lyons Pool - Victory Blvd. and Murray Hulbert Ave. GI 7-6650
The pools are generally crowded but on a warm summer day you
don't care. The pools are open on weekdays from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. There is a
free period for children 14 years of age and under. No adults are admitted to
the pool areas during this free period. After 1 PM on weekdays and all day on
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays there is a 15 cents charge for children under
14 years and a 35 cents charge for children over 14 years.
At both Van Cortland Park in the Bronx and Walker Park on Staten
Island every Sunday afternoon there are free cricket matches. Get schedule
from British Travel Association, 43 W. 61st St. At Walker Park, free tea and
crumpets are served during intermission. I say!
Free Park Events
All kinds of activities in the Parks are free. Call 755-4100 for
a recorded announcement of the week's events. The freak center is the rowing
pond around 70th St. and Bethesda Fountain around 72nd St. in Central Park,
although it floats. Busts are non-existent. A complete list of all
recreational facilities can be obtained by calling the New York City
Department of Parks.Museums
- American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Numismatic Society, and
the American Geographical Society are all located at Broadway and 155th St.
- Asia House Gallery - 112 E. 64th St. Art objects from the Far East.
- Brooklyn Museum - Eastern Parkway and Washington Ave. Egyptian stuff
best in the world outside Egypt. Take IRT (Broadway line) express train to
Brooklyn Museum station. (Don't miss the Gardens in back.)
- The Cloisters - Weekdays 10 AM to 5 PM, Sundays 1 PM to 6 PM. Take IND
Eighth Avenue express (A train) at 190th Str. station and walk a few blocks.
The number 4 Fifth Avenue bus also goes all the way up and it's a pleasant
ride. One of the best trip places in medieval setting.
- Frick Museum - 1 E. 70th St. Great when you're stoned. Closed Mondays.
- The Hispanic Society of America - Broadway between 15th and 16th
Streets. The best Spanish art collection in the city.
- Marine Museum of the Seaman's Church - 25 South St. All kinds of model
ships and sea stuff. Also the Seaport Museum on 16 Fulton St.
- Metropolitan Museum - 5th Ave. and 82nd St.
- Museum of the American Indian - Broadway at 155th St. Largest Indian
museum in the world. Open Tuesday to Sunday 1 to 5 PM. Take IRT (Broadway
line) local to 157th St. station.
- Museum of the City of New York - 103rd St. and 5th Ave. LE 4-1672
- Museum of Modern Art - 11 W. 53rd St. CI 5-3200. Monday is free.
- Museum of Natural History - Central Park West and 79th St. Great
dinosaurs and other stuff. Weekdays 10-5 PM, Sunday 1-5 PM.
- Museum of the Performing Arts - Lincoln Center, Amsterdam Ave. and 65th
- New York Historical Society - 77th St. and Central Park West. TR 3-3400
- Chase Manhattan Museum of Money - 1256 6th Ave. All banks, especially
Chase Manhattan ones are museums when you get right down to it. Liberate
- Summer Musical Festival in Central Park. About the closest you can come
to good free rock music. There are concerts every Monday, Wednesday, Friday
and Saturday in the months of July and August. It only costs $1.00 or $2.00,
and everybody in the music world plays at least once. The concerts are held
at the Wollman Ice Skating Ring. Occasionally there are free rock concerts
in Central Park.
- The Greenwich House of Music located at 46 Barrow St. in the West
Village puts on free concerts and recitals every Friday at 8:30 PM. For a
complete schedule send a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
- The Frick Museum, 1 E. 70th St., BU 8-0700, has concerts every Sunday
afternoon. The best of the classical offerings. You must hassle a little.
Send a self-addressed stamped envelope that will arrive on Monday before the
date you wish to go. One letter, one ticket. The Donnell Library, 20 W. 53rd
St. also presents free classical music. The schedule is found in "Calendar
of Events" at any library.
- The Juilliard School presents a variety of free stuff: orchestral,
opera, dance, chamber music, string quartets and soloists. Performances take
place most Friday evenings at 8:30 PM, from November through May.
- The Museum of the City of New York, 5th Ave. between 103rd St. and 104th
St. every Sunday at 2:30 PM, October through April. Phone first: LE 4-1672.
- New York Historical Society, from December through April, has glee
clubs, string groups, and classical singers performing on Sundays at 2:30
PM., 170 Central Park West (near 77th St.), Phone TR 3-3400 for schedule.
- Brooklyn Museum has classical concerts by assorted soloists and groups
and are presented free every Sunday from October through June at 2 PM,
Eastern Parkway and Washington Ave. NE 8-5000.
You can sometimes pick up tickets to television shows at the New
York Convention and Visitors Bureau, 90 E. 42nd St. For the bigger and better
shows you have to write direct to the studios. If you do write, do it as far
in advance as possible. CBS, 51 W. 52nd St., asks you to write two months in
advance. Sometimes you can get last-minute tickets for the Ed Sullivan
Theater, 1697 Broadway. For NBC shows, write NBC Ticket Division, 30
Rockefeller Plaza. There is also a ticket desk on the NBC Mezzanine of 30
Rockefeller Plaza where tickets are given out for the day shows on a
first-come-first-served basis. It's open Monday through Friday from 9-5. ABC,
1330 Sixth Ave. ask you to write two to three weeks in advance for tickets.
You can get tickets up to the day of the show by calling in or visiting the
ticket office of ABC, 79 W. 66th St. or 1330 6th Ave. (LT 1-7777). Metromedia
also gives out free tickets to their shows and you can get them by writing to
WNEW-TV, 205 E. 67th St. (LE 5-1000).
- The Dramatic Workshop, Studio number 808, Carnegie Hall Building, 881
7th Ave. at 56th St. Free on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:15 PM. JU
6-4800 for information.
- New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacourte Theater, Central Park. Every
night except Monday. Performance begins at 8:00 PM, but get there before
6:00 PM to be assured of tickets.
- Pageant Players, the Sixth Street Theater Group and other street theater
groups perform on street corners and in parks. Free theater is also provided
at the United Nations Building and the Stock Exchange on Wall Street. If you
enjoy seventeenth century comedy.
- The Equity Library Theatre gives performances of old Broadway hits at
the Masters Institute, 103rd St. and Riverside Drive. They perform Tuesday
through Sunday at 8:30 PM and Sunday at 2:30 PM. Free tickets are not always
available so phone ahead (MO 3-2038) for reservations. No shows during the
- The Museum of Performing Arts, 111 Amsterdam Ave. offers plays, dance
programs and music. Shows start at 6:30 PM. Tickets are handed out at 4:00
PM. Saturday shows start at 2:30 PM. You can write for a calendar of events
to 1865 Broadway or call 799-2200.
- The New York Historical Society, Central Park West and 77th St. presents
Hollywood movies every Saturday afternoon. TR 3-3400 for a schedule.
- At the Metropolitan Museum, Fifth Ave. and 82nd St., you can see art
films every Monday at 3:00 PM. TR 9-5500 for a schedule.
- New York University has a very good free movie program as well as
poetry, lectures, and theatre presentations. Call the Program Director's
Office 598-2026 for a schedule.
- The Film Library in the Donnell Library, 20 W. 53rd St., 790-6463, has a
wide variety of films which may be borrowed free of charge. The Library
system also presents film programs throughout the year. Pick up a Calendar
of Events which lists the free showings at all the branches.
- The Museum of Modern Art is free every Monday and they have a free film
showing at 2 and 5 PM. Get a schedule at the Museum. They have the largest
movie collection in the world.
- Museum of Natural History, Central Park West between 77th and 81st St.
(TR 3-1300), presents travel and anthropological films on Wednesday and
Saturday afternoons at 2:00 sharp, from October through May.
Every movie that plays in New York has a series of screenings
for critics, film buyers and friends of the folks that made it. Look in the
Yellow Pages under Motion Picture Studios and Motion Picture Screening Rooms.
Once you get the feel of it, you'll quickly learn who shows what, where and
when. They always let you in free and if not give some gull story. (See Free
Entertainment section). If you see previews in a theater or notice a publicity
build-up in the newspapers, the movie is being screened at one or more of the
- Daily News-220 E. 42nd St., will answer any questions you put to them.
- General information: 883-1122
- Sports: 883-1133
- Travel: 883-1144
- Weather: 883-1155
- For the latest news, call the wire services:
- AP is PL 7-1312, UPI is
- MU 2-0400.
- The New York Times Research Bureau, 229 W. 43rd St., 556-1651, will
research news questions that pertain to the past three months. Liberation
News Service at 160 Claremont Ave., will give you up-to-the-minute coverage
of radical news. Call 749-2200.
- East Village Other-20 E. 12th St., 255-2130
- Liberation-339 Lafayette St., 674-0050
- Other Scenes-Box 8, Village Station, 242-3888
- Rat-241 E. 14th St., 228-4460
- Win-339 Lafayette St., 674-0050
- For others, call Underground Press Syndicate, Box 26, Village Station,
THE SUBWAY SYSTEM
- Dial-a-Demonstration 924-6315
- Dial-a-Satellite-TR 3-0404
- Weather-WE 6-1212.
- The Switchboard-989-0720, at the Alternate U, is open 6 PM to 3 AM.
The first thing to do is get familiar with the geography of
stops you use most frequently. Locate the token cage. Check to see whether the
exits are within easy view of the teller, off to the side, or blocked from
view by concrete pole-supporters. Next learn the type of turnstile in use.
Follow the hints laid down in the Free Transportation section.
The rush hours are always the easiest times. Just go through the
exits as people push open the door. Also at crowded hours, people go single
file past the turnstiles, one after another in a steady stream. Get in line
and go under. The people will block you from view and won't do anything. Even
a cop won't give you much hassle. Some subway stations have concrete supports
that block the teller's view. Where these exist, slip through the exit nearest
the pole or slide by the turnstile.
Turnstile jumping is such a skill, it's going to be added to the
Olympics. There are three basic styles common to New York and most cities and
each needs a slightly different approach.
The Old Wooden Cranker-(Traditional) You have to go under or
sail over this type. Going under is a smoother trip. Going over is trickier
since you need both hands free to hurdle and it's a quicker, more noticeable
Entrance-Approach it with confidence. Pretend you're putting in a token with
your right hand and pull the bar toward you one third of the way with your
left hand. Go through the space left between the bars and the barrier. Not for
Used-Only-For-Entrance-They won't pull towards you, and so, you must go either
under or over them.
NOTE: There is no way to tell a
New-Aluminum-Bar-Turnstile-Which-Turns-Both-- Ways-For-Exit-and-Entrance from
a New-Aluminum-Bar-Turnstile-Which- Can-Be-Used-Only-For-Entrance unless there
is a sign. You have to try it first. Therefore, it is important to remember
which kind is in use at your local station so your technique will be smooth.
Once you're through, remember in your mind you've paid. Ignore everybody who
tries to stop you or tell you different. If someone shouts just keep on
truckin' on toward your track. Don't stop or run. Insist you are right if you
ever get caught. We have been doing it for years, got caught twice and let go
both tunes when other passengers insisted we paid. Everybody hates the
subways, even the tellers.
All Wallach stores feature a service that includes sewing on
buttons, free shoe horns, and shoe laces, mending pants pockets and linings,
punching extra holes in belts, and a number of other free
By far the best place to get free furniture in New York is on
the street. Once a week in every district, the Sanitation Department makes
bulk pick-ups. The night before, residents put out all kinds of stuff on the
street. For the best selection try the West Village on Monday nights, and the
East Seventies on Tuesday nights. On Wednesday night there are fantastic
pick-ups on 35th St. in-back of Macy's. Move quickly though, the guards get
pissed off easily; the truckers couldn't care less. This street method can
furnish your whole pad. Beds, desks, bureaus, lamps, bookcases, chairs, and
tables. It's all a matter of transportation. If you don't have access to a car
or truck, it's worth it to rent a station wagon and make
If you would like to meet a real ghost, write Hans Holtzer, c/o
New York Committee for Investigation for Paranormal Research, 140 Riverside
Drive, New York, NY. He'll put you in touch for free.
Lessons in a variety of skills such as plumbing, electricity,
jewelry-making, construction and woodworking are provided by the Mechanics
Institute, 20 W. 44th St. Call or write them well in advance for a schedule.
You must sign up early for lessons as they try to maintain small courses. MU
are free. Are you a poem or are you a prose?
- Saint Mark's in the Bowery, Second Ave. and 10th ST. (674- 6377
- Washington Square Methodist Church, 133 W. Fourth St.,
- Greenwich Village (777-2528); Judson Memorial Church, Washington Square
At about 9:30 AM, free flowers in the Flower District on Sixth
Ave. between 22nd St. and 23rd St. Once in a while, you can find a potted tree
that's been thrown out because it's slightly damaged.
The Staten Island Ferry-Not free, but a nickel each way for a
five mile ocean voyage around the southern tip of Manhattan is worth it. Take
IRT (Broadway line) to South Ferry, local only. Ferry leaves every half-hour
day and night.Drugs
In the area along Central Park West in the Seventies and
Eighties are located many doctor's offices. Daily they throw out piles of drug
samples. If you know what you're looking for, search this
You can always use the library. The main branch is on Fifth Ave.
and 42nd St. The Public Library prints a leaflet entitled "It's Your Library"
which lists all the 168 branches and special services the library provides.
You can pick it up at your nearest branch. They also publish a calendar of
events every two weeks which is available free. If you have any questions call
You can get free posters, literature and books from the various
missions to the United Nations located on the East Side near the UN Building.
The Cuban Mission, 67th St., will give you free copies of Granma, the Cuban
newspaper, Man and Socialism in Cuba, by Che Guevara and other
A free subway map is available at any token booth. Good if
you're new in the city and don't know your way around.
ASPCA, 441 E. 92nd St. and York Ave., TR 6-7700. Dogs, cats,
some birds and other pets. Tell them you're from out of town if you want a dog
and you will not have to pay the $5.00 license fee. Have them inspect and
inoculate the pet; which they do free of charge. A place to look for free pets
is in the Village Voice under their column Free Pets.
Radio Free New
WBAI FM, 99.5 on your dial. 30 E. 39th St. (OX
- Alternative University, 69 W. 14th St. (989-0666). A good radical school
offering courses in karate, Mao, medical skills and other courses. They will
send you a catalogue listing current courses.
- Bottega Artists Workshop, 1115 Quentin Road, Brooklyn, 336-3212 has art
taught by professionals for a free.
- Contact-220 E. Seventh St. Open 3 to 10 PM. Raps, contacts, mailing
addresses, counseling, sometimes food.
- Traveler's Aid-204 E. 39th St. MU 4-5029
- Village Project-88 Second Ave. Open 2 to 6 PM. Same as Contact.
Contrary to rumors, none of us have ever been to Chicago.
None-the-less, we have some friends who have visited the area. In Chicago,
everyone 17 or under must be off the streets by 10:30 PM and by 11:30 PM on
Fridays and Saturdays. Don't sleep in Lincoln Park during political
conventions, but other nights it's O.K. Wasn't it Hillel who asked, "Why is
this night different from all other nights?" And wasn't it Mayor Richard J.
Daley who responded, "Cause I say get your ass out of the park!"
The Chicago Seed (929-0133) will give you the best advice on
crashing and the local heat scene. Grace Lutheran Church, 555 W. Beldon St.,
and the Looking Glass at 1725 W. Wilson also have crashing places or know
where you can find free room and board.
You won't get hassled if you sack out in the Union Station on
Adams Street just over the bridge. There are loads of folks crashing in
abandoned buildings along LaSalle and other streets. Also the rooftops are
cool. Stay off the streets though, unless you've got good
SCLC (Operation Breadbasket) has a free breakfast program every
morning Monday through Friday from 7-10 AM at St. Anna Church, 55th St. and
LaSalle St., and also at Christ the King Lutheran Church located at 3700 Lake
You can get free samples of cheese, meat, and coffee everyday at
the Stop and Shop food store located on Washington between Dearborn and State
Streets. At the Treasure Island grocery store located on Broadway, two blocks
north of Belmont, free coffee and cookies are offered for the people. Halloway
House at 27 W. Randolph gives coupons good for coffee. Also at the Guild
Bookstore at 25 W. Jackson Blvd., and from the machines at the 4th through
14th floors of the Playboy Building.
There are real cheap restaurants. One is a truck-stop in Skokie
called Karl's Cafe. It's just north of Oakton on Skokie Highway. It's open
until 6:00. You get a whole lot of food for $1.00. Also, under the viaduct at
Milwaukee and Damen is a small restaurant with Polish food. You can get a
great meal for $1.35. It's worth a visit. It closes early in the evening.
Another cheap restaurant is Paul and Ernie's on North Lincoln, just south of
Wrightwood. You can have a beef dinner for about 70 cents.
A good place to pick up free vegetables and fruits is at the
wholesale market on Randolph St. or S. Water St. on Friday afternoons. Many of
the food factories such as Kraft Dairy Products give away free samples and
cases for "charity." Check them out.
It is possible to steal food from the 2nd floor Federal Building
Cafeteria at Adams and Dearborn and the National Cafeteria at Clark and Van
Buren. These cafeterias usually have long lines and you can eat while standing
and just pay for the coffee.
If you have a place to cook and store food, there are a few
places that have pretty cheap food. The east gate of International Harvester,
located at 1015 W. 120th St. is unbelievable. Dig these bargains! 10 pounds of
T-bone steaks (boxed) for $5.25 at midnight. at 4 PM, the produce man brings a
different combination of goods. A typical bill of fare might include tomatoes,
cucumbers, strawberries, etc. at $1.00 for 10 pounds of any item. The produce
might vary from day to day, but the prices stay the same. On Thursdays at noon
and 4 PM, the Lennell cookie man comes around. It's $1.25 per box. At 7 PM,
the sausage man arrives and the standard price is $2.00. The standard size is
3 to 5 pounds. He has salami, liver sausage, polish sausage, and usually odd
lunchmeat such as bologna or summer sausage. All the food is sold out of
trucks, and the prices might not be exact, but they're pretty close.
Eggs are about 3 dozen for $2.00 on Randolph west of Halsted.
Orange juice is pretty cheap at the Del Farm on Broadway. Wonder Bread thrift
store on Diversey; Butternut, 87th St. and Ridgeland and 1471 W. Wilson, and
Silvercup, 55th and Federal, offer bread and rolls at big discounts. The
Cicero Bottling Company at 31st St. and 48 Court sell a case of 12 quart
bottles for $2.00. Mamas Cookies, 7400 S. Kastner give 5 pounds for $1.50. At
Burhops, State and Grand, you can get cheap 5-pound boxes of steak. The
Railroad Salvage around Madison and Halsted has dented cans (with stuff
inside) for big discounts. It is also a good place for paper products.
Campbell Soup, 2250 W. 55th St., open Tuesday and Thursday, will give you
cases free or at discounts if you tell them it's for charity or look straight.
Two good spots for all around shopping are the Hi-Lo on Lincoln, north of
Irving. There's lots of stuff for 10 cents. Marathon Products at Randolph and
Halsted is another good place.
If you can survive on just one meal a day, you're set. The city
has just opened 14 free lunch centers throughout the town. They are located
- Antgeld Urban Progress Center-967 E. 132nd St.
- Area II Multi-Service Center of DHR-1500 N. North Park
- Division Street Urban Progress Center-1940 W. Division
- DHR Woodlawn District Office-6317 S. Maryland
- Englewood District Office of DHR-6003 S. Halsted
- Garfeld Neighborhood Service Program-9 S. Kedzie
- Halsted Urban Progress Center-1935 S. Halsted
- Lawndale Urban Progress Center-3818 W. Roosevelt
- Madden Park Fieldhouse-500 E. 37th St.
- Martin Luther King Urban Progress Center-4741 S. King Drive
- Montrose Urban Progress Center-901 W. Montrose
- North Kenwood CCUO Office-4155 S. Lake Park
- South Chicago Urban Progress Center-9231 S. Houston
- Southern District DHR Office-2108 E. 71st St.
The free hot meals consist of meat, potatoes, a vegetable,
dessert, fruit, and coffee or milk. You have to give them a name and an
All three major universities have excellent clinics that do most
kinds of medical work for free. The University of Chicago maintains a clinic
at 950 E. 59th St. The University of Illinois has one located at 840 S. Wood.
In addition to good medical care, Northwestern University Clinic offers very
cheap dental treatment. The clinic is at 303 E. Chicago. Call the main
switchboard of the schools and ask for the clinics to check out services and
A V.D. clinic is open every weekday and late on Wednesdays at 27
E. 26th St. and N. North Park. Chronic diseases are treated at 2974 N.
Clybourn. Free chest X-rays are available at City Hall downtown, everyday. For
mental health problems, try the clinic at 1900 N. Sedgwick (642-3531).
Drug education is offered by Earth Mother on Wednesdays at the
Grace Church, 555 W. Belden. Information and help with bad trips can be
obtained through Just Us, 61 N. Parkside (378-7618) or LSD Rescue Service,
7717 N. Sheridan (338-6750). Chicago has a number of good clinics maintained
by movement and community groups spread throughout the city for the people
that live in the area. The Black Panther Party runs the Spurgeon "Jake"
Winters Free People's Clinic at 3850 W. 16th St. (522-3220).
The Young Patriots Uptown Health Service located at 4408 N.
Sheridan (334-8957) serves the people in that community. The Young Lords
maintain the Dr. E. Betances Free People's Health Center at Peoples Church,
834 W. Armitage (549-8505). The Latin American Defense Organization has a
clinic on 2353 W. North Avenue, (276-0900). The growing Student Health
Organization administers a number of small clinics in various communities.
Call them at 493-2741 or drop into their office at 1613 E. 53rd St. At the
Holy Covenant Church, on Wilton and Diversey, you can get medical assistance
at the Free People's Clinic as well as help with legal, housing, family
planning and nutrition problems. Call 348-6842. All these clinics provide a
variety of services and operate on different schedules. Call them first to be
sure they are open.
Chicago has a number of good law schools and you can often get
some assistance or referral by calling them and speaking to the editor of the
law school paper. You can go to the bathroom for free in the Julius J. Hoffman
Room at Northwestern University Law School.
The Law Student Commune, 357 E. Chicago, 649-8462, is a group of
young radical lawyers and law students trying to bring legal assistance into
the streets. The People's Law Office 2156 N. Halsted, 929-1880 operates the
same way. For community problems, call the Lincoln Park Rights Center,
525-9775, or the Community Legal Counsel, 726-0157. The ACLU maintains a large
chapter in Chicago at 6 S. Clark, 236-5564, and handles cases where civil
liberties are affected.
- American Friends Service Committee - 407 S. Dearborn St. 427-2533
- Austin Draft Counseling Center - 5903 Fulton 626-9385
- Chicago Area Draft Resisters (Cadre) - 519 W. North Ave. 664-6895
- Chicago Circle Draft Information Organization University of Illinois,
317 Chicago Circle Center 663-2557
- Hyde Park Draft Information Center - Quaker House, 5615 S. Woodlawn Ave.
- Kennedy King Draft Counseling Center - 7047 S. Stewart - 488-0900, ext.
- Lawndale Draft Counseling - 4049 W. 28th St. 277-3140
- Loyola Draft Counseling Center 6525 N. Sheridan, 274-3000 ext. 378
- Mandel Legal Aid Clinic - 6020 S. University Ave. 324-5181
- Ravenswood Draft Counseling - Barry Memorial Methodist Church, 4754 N.
- Roosevelt Selective Service Counseling Organization - Roosevelt
University Student Senate Office, Rm. 204, 430 S. Michigan Ave. 922-3580
- South Side Draft Information (Mt. Carmel Book Dist.) 2355 W. 63rd St.
- Uptown Hull House Draft Information Service - 4520 N. Beacon St.
- Wellington Avenue Congregational Church Draft Counseling Center - 615 W.
Wellington Ave. 935-0642.
Lincoln Park stretches along Lake Michigan in the Northern
section of the city. It has a Conservatory and Zoo, opened 9 AM to 5 PM. Just
south of the zoo is the gathering place for free rock concerts, be-ins, and
the like. There is also a zoo in the Brookfield section at 8400 W. 31st St.
The Morton Arboretium located on Route 53 in Lisle is open every day till
sunset. The Shedd Aquarium is located at 1200 South Lake Shore Drive at
The Auditorium and Opera House sometimes offers free concerts on
Sunday and weeknights. Hang around the lobby and claim there are tickets in
your name at the box office. Even if it's a pay concert you can generally
bluff your way inside. The Center for New Music, 2263 N. Lincoln, usually has
free concerts on Sunday and Monday at 8 PM. WGLD is the local underground
station. The Universal Life Church Coffee House, 1049 W. Polk has free rock
and folk music on the weekends. Free City Music sponsors free rock concerts
during the spring and summer in Lincoln Park.
- The Art Institute - Adams and Michigan. Opens daily at 10 AM. Great art
- Chicago Academy of Science-Lincoln Park at 2001 N. Clark. (LI 9-0606)
Open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM.
- Field Museum of Natural History-Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive. Time
of opening varies from day to day; call 922-9410. Thursday, Saturday and
Sunday admission is free.
- Museum of Contemporary Art-237 E. Ontario (943-7755) Open daily.
- Museum of Science and Industry-57th St. in the Hyde Park area. (MU
4-1414) Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM. Our all-time favorite museum.
- The Oriental Institute-University of Chicago campus, 1155 E. 58th St.
(643-0800) Open daily, except Monday, from 10AM to 5 PM.
The Other Door Coffee House, 3124 N. Broadway, features nightly
poetry readings and music. Call 348-8552. Cafe Pergolesi, 3404 N. Halsted,
features poetry readings, baroque music and an art gallery. There is no cover
or minimum. Open 6 to 12 PM, and till 1:00 AM on Saturday.
The Playhouse North, 315 W. North Ave. features free theater.
For $1.00, you can see various groups perform at the Harper Theater Coffee
House at 5238 S. Harper. Second City, l616 N. Wells, has free improvisations
after their evening performances every evening except Fridays. Free children's
theater can be seen at La Dolores, 1980 North Orchard, Mondays and Wednesdays
at 1 PM. Call 664-2352.
- The Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. shows double bills for $1.25
and has a penny candy counter. John Dillinger got ambushed when he left the
place. Free Newsreel films can be seen Wednesdays at 8 PM at the
Neighborhood Commons, Wisconsin and Freemart. Newsreel, 2744 N. Lincoln
(248-2018) provides movement films for free or law cost to groups.
- Alice's Revisited, 950 N. Wrightwood, is a restaurant that shows free
movies. On Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM they have free folk-rock-blues
music. Saturdays they also have free children's theater. Tuesdays they have
psychodrama, also for free. Call 528-4250 for more info.
- The Switchboard number is 281-7197.
- Rising Up Angry - 2261 N. Lincoln 472-1791
- Second City - 2120 N. Halsted 549-8760
- The Chicago Seed - 950 W. Wrightwood 929-0133
The Seed features a column called "Making It," which deals with
survival in the Windy City. It is probably the best of its type in the
The Black Panther Party office is located at 2350 W. Madison
- Agitprop - no office; phone 929-0133
- Chicago Print Co-op. - 6710 N. Clark
- J. S. Jordan Memorial Printing Co-op. - 6710 N. Clark
- Omega Posters - 711 S. Dearborn
- Red Star Press - 180 N. Wacher
The People's School, 4409 N. Sheridan (561-6737), offers free
courses in many areas of survival and radical politics. The White Panther
Party, 787-1962, offers courses in street fighting, history of American
radicalism, and dialectic sexism.
The Concerned Citizens Survival Front, 2512 N. Lincoln Ave. has
clothes. Try the dry cleaners on Armitage east of Halsted along the south side
of the street. They give away unclaimed stuff. Also Brazil Cleaners at 3943
Indiana. The Eugene Blue Jean Store at 7017 Paulina has jeans, old army shirts
and other items for less than a dollar.
The Lake Shore Drive area on collection days has furniture. Call
the bureau of Streets and Sanitation for a collection schedule.
At 727 S. Laflin, you'll find a genuine free store that gives
away everything you can imagine. It has a tendency to be a floating free store
Pick up some underground papers at any of the offices listed and
hawk them on the streets. You can pull in $6-$10 an hour if you work at
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There are several crash pads and communes that will put you up
for a few nights. Call the Free Clinic at 938-9141. Floor space is available
at the Sans Souce Temple on S. Ardmore. Women's Emergency Lodge at 912 W. 9th
St. (627-5571) will put up women without a place to stay or make referrals.
Resistance (386-9645) and Green Power (HQ 9-5184) will be helpful if you have
to crash. Sleeping on the beaches is out, but the roofs are cool. The Midnite
Mission at 396 S. Los Angeles (624-9258) has room and board for some boarders.
The parks and streets are certain bust material. The L.A. pigs are matched in
brutality only by their fellow hoggers in Chicago and South Africa. Every L.A.
cop is nine feet of solid chrome. Bite his toes and down he goes.
Green Power Feeds Millions is a unique organization serving the
nets of people. They provide food for festivals, cancers, demonstrations,
be-ins, sit-ins and similar events for free. In addition they supply a number
of communes and serve food every Sunday in Griffith Park, the central
get-together spot in Los Angeles. Call them at HO 9-5184 or 938-9141 for
information and also to offer your help.
Free vegetarian lunch can be found at the W. Hollywood
Presbyterian Church at Sunset and Martel (874-1816). For supper, try the
Midnite Mission, 396 S. Los Angeles Street; God Squas, 1412 N. Crescent
Heights Blvd. (near Sunset), and His Place, Sunset and La Cienega.
The Half-Price Bakery at Third and Hill St. gives away free
bakery goods late at night and you can always bum a meal in any Clifton's
Cafeteria with a good story.
The Watts Trojan House is a free store that provides not only
food, both clothing and a variety of other items and service. They are located
at 1822 E. 103rd St. The County Welfare Department at 2707 S. Grand (near
Adams Street) has a liberal food stamp program (746-0522).
- The Free Clinic at 115 N. Fairfax Ave. (938-9141) is very popular and
provides a number of services at various hours such as:
- Job Co-ops--Monday thru Friday, 10:00-4:00 PM.
- Medical--Monday thru Friday, 5:30-l0:00 PM. Saturday 12:30-5:00 PM.
- Dental--Monday thru Thursday, 7-10 PM.
- Counseling-Psychiatric, Monday thru Friday, 6-10 PM.
- Legal Monday thru Friday, 7-10 PM
- Draft-Monday thru Thursday, 7:30-10:00 PM.
- Pregnancy and Abortion--Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 7:30. Saturday 1:30
- Birth Control-Monday thru Friday, 6-7 PM. Saturday 2-3 PM.
- The Foothill Clinic, 547 E. Union in Pasadena (795-8088) offers similar
services free of charge. Call them for a schedule of hours. Venereal
Diseases are treated in the evenings at a clinic maintained by the Committee
to Eradicate Syphillis. They are found at 5205 Melrose Ave., Hollywood
- In Venice use the free Youth Clinic at 905 Venice Blvd. (near Lincoln).
The services are varied and they are only open evenings. Call 399-7743 and
they'll help you.
- For specialized problems try:
- Drugs--Narcotics Anonymous (463-3123)
- Abortion-The Woman's Center, 1027 S. Crenshaw (near Olympic Blvd.)
Wednesdays at 7:30 PM.
- Mental--Central City Community Mental Health Center, 4272 S. Broadway
- Suicide Prevention Center, 2521 W. Pico (381-5111)
- District Health Centers provide many free services. For exact
information, call the center or write to:
- County of Los Angeles Health Department, Public Health Education
Division, 220 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90012. Ask for a list
and information about their health services.
- EAST LOS ANGELES-670 S. Ferris Ave. 261-3191.
- SUBCENTER--MARAVILLA - 915 N. Bonnie Beach Pl. 264-6910.
- HOLLYWOOD-WILSHIRE-5202 Melrose Ave. 464-0121.
- SUBCENTER-WEST HOLLYWOOD-621 N. San Vincente Blvd. 652-3090.
- NORTH HOLLYWOOD-5300 Tujunga Ave. 766-3981.
- SUBCENTERS-PACOIMA--13300 Van Nuys Blvd. 899-0231.
- TUJUNGA--7747 Foothill Blvd. 352-1417.
- SOUTH-1522 E. 102 St. 564-6801
- SUBCENTER--FLORENCE-Firestone-8019 Compton Ave 583-6241.
- SOUTHEAST - 4920 Avalon Blvd. 231-2161.
- SOUTHWEST - 3834 S.Western Ave. 731-8541.
- The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles at 106 3rd St. (628-9126)
provides help in civil matters.
- The ACLU of Southern California is located at 323 W. Fifth St. (MA
- AFSC - 980 N. Fair Oaks, Pasadena 91103 (791-1978)
- Black Community Draft Assistance-7228 S. Broadway, LA 90003 (778-0710)
- Catholic Peace Assn.--911 Malcolm Ave., Westwood 90024 (474-2683)
- Counterdraft-PO Box 74881, LA 90004
- East LA Peace Center-409 N. Soto, LA 90033 (261-2047)
- Episcopal Draft Counseling Center-514 W. Adams Blvd., LA 90004
- Fellowship for Reconciliation 4356½ Melrose, LA 90029 (666-0145)
- First Unitarian Church-2936 W. Eighth St., LA 90005 (389-1356)
- Free Clinic-115 N. Fairfax, LA 90036 (938-9141)
- L.A. Comm. for Defense of Bill of Rights-(MA 5-2169)
- L.A. Draft Help-1018 S. Hill St., LA (RI 7-5461)
- Myra House-191 N. Sunkist, West Covina (338-9636)
- Northeast Peace Center-5682 York Blvd., LA 90042 (257-2004)
- Peace House-724 Morengo, Pasadena 91103 (449-8228)
- Resistance-507 N. Hoover, LA 90004
- The Resistance-11317 Santa Monica Blvd., Westwood 90024 (478-2374)
- SFVSC-Student Service Center, Admissions and Records Office, San
Fernando Valley State College, Northridge (349-1200, ext. 1181)
- UCLA Draft Counseling Center--UCLA Law School, 405 Hilgard Ave., LA
- USC Counseling Center-Gould Law School, University Park, Student Union
Bldg., Rm. 217 (746-6092)
- Valley Peace Center-7105 Hayvenhurst, Van Nuys 91406 (787-6925). Tuesday
and Wednesday evenings.
- Venice Draft Info Center--73 Market St., Venice 90291 (399-5812)
- War Resisters League-1046 N. Sweetzer, LA 90069 (654-4491)
- Westside Jewish Community Center-5870 W. Olympic Blvd., LA 90046
- Women Strike for Peace-5899 W. Pico Blvd., LA 90019 (937-0236)
Los Angeles has 14 miles of beaches extending from north of
Pacific Palisades to Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro.
Will Rogers Beach State Park, 15100 Pacific Coast Highway,
Pacific Palisades, extends north three miles from the Santa Monica city limits
to a point near Topanga Canyon. This beach has a large, popular surfing
Venice Beach, 2100 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, extends from the
Santa Monica city limits south to Marina Del Rey. Six acres have been
developed into a park with picnic areas, shuffleboard courts and the Venice
Beach Pavilion. The huge Venice Fishing Pier is located here, and there is an
area for surfing.
Isidore B. Dockweiler Beach State Park, 11401 Vista del Mar Ave.
extends from Marina del Ray, south of the city of El Segundo. This beach has
700 fire pits and a surfing area.
Cabrillo Beach, 3720 Stephen White Drive, San Pedro, located at
the northern end of Los Angeles Harbor, has picnic areas, fire pits and a
section for surfing.
Royal Palms Beach, 1799 Paseo del Mar is equipped with picnic
areas and fire pits.Parks
Griffith Park is the largest park and the favorite gathering
spot of the local hip community. It's next to the Ventura and State
Arroyo Seco Park is located along the Arroyo Seco and has
picnic, recreational and bowling-on-the-green facilities. You'll also find the
Los Angeles Zoo at 5333 Zoo Drive in the park.
Brand Park and Memory Garden opposite the old Mission San
Fernando is a real strange place to go.
Echo Park has the largest artificial lake in Los Angeles.
Fishing programs for kids are conducted each summer and electric boats are
available for rent.
Hancock Park, located on Wilshire Blvd, between Odgen and
Curson, has the LaBrea Tar Pits with prehistoric animal and plant fossils all
over the place.
The Exposition Park Rose Garden on Exposition Blvd. is a
seven-acre sunken rose garden that smells great.
Founded by Hubert Eaton as "the first step up to heaven," Forest
Lawn Memorial Park, overlooking beautiful downtown Glendale has to be the
wildest spot around. It is pure L.A. with the largest collection of reproduced
statuary in the world. Jean Harlow, Sabu, Clark Gable and other loved ones are
tucked away here. You can turn on in front of the Jean Hersholt Memorial, fuck
in the Aisle of Benevolence located in the Great Mausoleum, and trip out on a
stereo sermon emanating from the giant Mystery of Life sculpture. Far-fucking
There are over fifty free museums in the greater Los Angeles
area. We are listing those of special interest.
California Museum of Science and Industry-Exposition Park,
Hollywood Wax Museum-6767 Hollywood Blvd. (near Grauman's
Los Angeles County Museum of Art-5905 Wilshire Blvd. in Hancock
Every Sunday there are free music concerts in Griffith Park.
U.C.L.A. has a free experimental film series every year. Call
them at 825-4321 for a schedule.
The Switchboard in Los Angeles has a 24-hour-a-day service
called the Hot Line. It's located at 4650 Sunset Blvd. (663-1015). Call them
for the latest in what's going down in the area. The L.A. Free Press at 7813
Beverly Blvd. 937-1970, is always a good source of information. The Black
Panther Party Headquarters can be found at 4115 S. Central Ave., 235-4127, or
at 9818 Anzac, in Watts, 567-8027. The Traveler's Aid Society has offices in
the Greyhound Bus Terminal and International Airport. They provide all kinds
of services and information to lost souls or visitors. Generally
The following spots offer clothes,furniture and other household
items at low prices:
Goodwill Industries-235 So. Broadway 228-1748; 5208 Whittier
St. Vincent de Paul Society-727 N. Broadway 627-8147; 210 San
Fernando Rd. 221-6151
The Volunteers of America maintain a number of thrift stores
throughout the area. Try 8609 S. Broadway or call 750-9251 for the store near
The Salvation Army also has a chain of stores. The main store is
at 801 E. 7th St. 620-1270. They can help you there or let you know where you
can shop in your area.
You can sell a pint of blood for $10.00 at the Red Cross Blood
Bank, 1200 S. Vermont (384-5261).
All sorts of free pets are available at the ASPCA, 5026, W.
Los Angeles has a curfew law but you can get a suitable I.D.
with photo for $3.50 at Twelfth and Hill Streets.
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The nights are chilly in San Francisco but there are places that
offer a free night's lodging. To avoid overcrowding they tend to employ a
ticket system. By showing up in the late afternoon, you are generally assured
a place to stay that night. The following places work it this way:
- Brother Juniper's Inn--1736 Haight, tickets on a first-come, first-serve
- Holy Order of Man--937 Fillmore, no tickets.
- Hospitality House--148 Leavenworth, for people under 18, generally
- Pinehurst Emergency Lodge--2685 30th Ave., for unwed mothers and women
- St. Mary's Church--660 California, tickets at 6:00 PM.
- St. Patrick's Church--756 Mission, tickets at 6:00 PM
- St. Vincent De Paul--235 Minna, tickets at 4:00 PM for single men only.
- Salvation Army Harbor Light--290 Fourth St., no tickets.
Traveler's Aid, 38 Mason, 771-0880, will assist in finding
temporary shelter. Young runaways will find it cool to try All Saint's Church,
1350 Walker (863-9718) for both room and board. Also Huckleberry's for
Runaways, 1347 7th Ave. (731-3921) will provide these and other services such
If you're going to settle for a while in San Francisco, you
might have difficulty finding an apartment to rent. Try the Federal Housing
Information Center, 100 California (556-5900). They maintain a free
The Community Design Center, 215 Haight (863-3718) provides free
advice on architectural and design of pads inside and out once you locate a
place, speaking, you can find a Traveler's Aid Station in every place that
large numbers of travelers can be found.
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