Chapter 32: January 1970 – June 1970
“Remember the ladies and be more generous to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power in the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. [sic]”
– Abigail Adams, in a letter to her husband
“The President wishes that I express for him his regret in being unable to attend this briefing, but as congress is convening again, he is very busy going over legislation for this new year… The incident in question happened over 50 years ago, and an amount of time that, uh, large, is um, considerate. ...Many elements and aspects must be looked into, of course, before a better understanding of the situation can be found. …the President has no official statement at this time, thank you, and good day.”
– Press Secretary Ron Ziegler at a White House press briefing, 1/3/1970
The group of people hurt the most by the Ms. Arkansas Scandal was the children. Their innocence was hurt. Especially little girls who loved KFC. Harland’s own great-granddaughter, my daughter Tiffany, ended up in the situation where one day she come home from school and asked me what “sexual pestering” meant. And I remember being shocked, and asking, “Where’d you hear that term, honey?” And she said she heard another girl in school tell her that her great-grandfather liked to “commit” that to women. I dug deeper and learned that this other girl learned it from her mother. The point I’m getting at is that you can’t stop your children from hearing about the more awful parts of reality some way or another. Because keeping them locked up in a remote tower somewhere is illegal. Rapunzel’s mother didn’t get away with it; you won’t either. Instead, the best way to protect your children from harm is to work to make it so there is no harm out there to begin with. And if that doesn’t work, well, hold a funeral for the death of their childhoods. Then start teaching them how to survive and thrive in reality. That had to happen with my daughter when she learned about Ms. Arkansas. And I hated it. I hated seeing my little girl learning about sexual pestering that young, and seeing the world force on her the truth of men being forceful with women.
– Donna Adams, wife of Harland Morrison Adams (the son of the Colonel’s daughter Margaret), 2000 interview
It was an awkward situation, the incident resurrecting the whispers about how Harland and I got together and all that. People thought it was hypocritical that Harland, an increasingly Christian man at the start of the ’70s, had broken apart a family – despite his children being fully grown when we married. Everyone ignored Josephine’s inability to contribute to their marriage!
But thankfully, not all the judging eyes sought me out. Josephine had been married to Harland during the time of the alleged incident. And I was certain that she would spill whatever she had – maybe even lie – to spite Harland, to ruin him and his reputation. So, I remember, I quietly traveled down to Alabama to meet with her, to try to convince her to not say anything for the good of the country.
“These people are acting like men have never done this sort of thing before,” I remember her saying “And everyone knows Harland has an assertive personality – he got elected President on it, for crying out loud! But you don’t have to worry about my yammer – Harland’s perfectly capable of digging his own grave.”
It was not social call, of course, so I immediately cut to the chase. I asked her, “Is it true?”
And she said “Why are you asking me? You should already know. If you don’t, then ask your husband already.”
“I’m asking you
,” I told her back.
Oh, and she got all stoic and ambiguous on me, and said something along the lines of “There’s a truth in every lie and a lie in every truth.” She loved seeing me angry, and so I left so I wouldn’t give her the satisfaction.
– Claudia Price Sanders, TNB (Trinity National Broadcasting) interview, 1979
I remember what it was like, the fighting and the shouting. Mother refused to accept that she alone could not satisfy Father’s physical needs, which from the very beginning of their marriage had seemed excessive to her
. Father was not perfect, same as everyone, but he was not a pervert. Neither promiscuous nor a whoremonger, Father nevertheless had a libido which required a healthy, willing partner. He found one in young Claudia
But by 1970, things had changed… Father’s libido had waned considerably from where I stood in the midst of all things. I’m guessing touring the country doing what you love would distract anyone from performing improper practices. With Father, though, I really think Claudia’s love for him was enough for him, because after meeting her in the 1940s and marrying her in 1949, he never fooled around with anyone else.
– Margaret Sanders’ The Colonel’s Secret: Eleven Herbs and a Spicy Daughter, StarGroup International, 1997
My Attorney General, Lawrence Walsh, said “Don’t you worry none there, Mr. President. We’ll expose this woman for the liar she is. We can get the FBI to give her a polygraph test!”
“Larry – ”
“But the Reverend,” Whitney Young, my Chief Domestic Policy Advisor, interrupted. “I think the evidence against King came from the FBI. Who else could have recorded those things?!”
“Larry – ”
“Yes, sir,” Walsh resumed, “if Ms. Arkansas thinks she can get attention by spreading about this vexatious – ”
“Beg pardon, sir.”
“It’s all true, everything she’s saying happened. I was a horny-toad of sorts when I was a younger man. Sometimes I would go further than I really should’ve. 
Never meant to offend or to hurt, though. I was just looking for, well, you don’t need an abacus to figure it out, but I never meant to for it to be something for her to be bothered by, not for years, not even for a moment. It was just a bit of fun to me. I thought she didn’t mind it too bad.”
“Then that’s the angle we go with!” Walsh proclaimed, “We’ll say she’s exaggerating.”
At that thought I glanced over to the copy of the Good Book resting nearby. I picked it up and flipped through the pages, almost randomly, if I recall correctly, and ended up on Ephesians 4:25 – Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.
It means it is always best to take the high road and be honest, especially when it comes to your fellow countrypersons.
“I won’t lie to the American people, Larry,” I told Walsh, “I won’t drag her name through the mud.”
“But why would she come forward now after almost 50 years?” pondered Young. “Why didn’t she come forward sooner, like back in 1964, when the Colonel was just a presidential candidate and not president?”
“Word is she was ‘inspired’,” Walsh derisively emphasized the last word as if to say it was an exaggeration, “by Martin Luther King stepping down from running the S.C.L.C. for a while.”
“So now people think they can take down the nation’s top dogs like the good Reverend,” observed Young. “Nah, I still think she was put up to it. She’s old, maybe someone’s manipulating her.”
“It doesn’t matter,” I said, “What’s done is done and we’ve still got a government to run. Now is she pressing charges against me or something?”
Walsh answered, “Not at the moment, sir, but – ”
“Are we going to have to set up hearings or something?”
“Maybe, but most likely not at all – ”
“Then I think we should just continue our work.”
– Colonel Sanders’ Life As I Have Known It Has Been Finger-Lickin’ Good, Creation House publishing, 1974
CONGRESSMAN HAMMERSCHMIDT CAVES, RELEASES MS. ARKANSAS DOCUMENTS TO HOUSE COMMITTEE FOR REVIEW
– The Los Angeles Times, 1/5/1970
…Two Democratic Congresswomen, Martha Griffiths of Michigan and Julia Hansen of Washington state, have joined the list of politicians whom openly support Ms. Arkansas’ claims…
– ABC News, 1/6/1970
EXTRA! THE COLONEL “FREQUENTLY” RIDICULES WOMEN!
… Everywhere he goes, he attracts crowds of housewives who are grateful for all the nights in the kitchen that K.F.C. has spared them
. Even six years into his Presidency, The Colonel will stand by the hour with these women, signing autographs and posing for photographs. He knocks them dead with his flattery, but if you get close enough to him in a crowd you can hear him muttering a running commentary to himself: ‘Umm, that gal’s let herself go. . . . Look at the size of that one. . . . I don’t know when I’ve seen so many fat ones. . . . Lord, look at ’em waddle.’
– The New York Post expose, 1/8/1970
“The very women responsible for KFC becoming such a huge success are the target of the Colonel’s insults!”
– activist Betty Friedan, author of the 1963 best-seller The Feminine Mystique and the first President (1966-1970) of the National Organization for Women (NOW), at a 1/9/1970 rally
NATIONAL WOMEN’S POLITICAL CAUCUS FOUNDED
…the new organization promoting “feminism,” or “equality between the sexes,” urges women to “be more involved in the democratic process,” including canvasing for candidate “or even run[ning] for public office themselves,” according to activist Trudy Cooper of South Dakota…
– The Star Tribune, 1/10/1970
On January 11, another woman stepped forward to claim that President Sanders verbally attacked her with sexist and violent language in 1952, at a time when the Colonel was living out of his car as he attempted to sell his chicken to franchisees. She claimed Sanders “uttered a plethora of unprintable words” after inspecting her husband’s diner and finding it to not “match his tastes”…
– The Arkansas Effect: A Timeline Of Her Pursuit For Justice, Tumbleweed Magazine, 1970 article
SANDERS APPROVAL RATINGS AT AN ALL-TIME LOW: 39%
…While beginning his second term with over 60% approval ratings, the recent series of “sexual pestering” scandals and related events have cut away at that number, inhibiting legislation, diplomatic relations, and threatening Republican politicians as the midterm elections near...
– Newsday, 1/12/1970
ACCUSATIONS AGAINST SANDERS, OTHERS, STIRRING TENSIONS AMONG CONGRESSMEN, SENATORS; “Crisis” May Leave Legislation For The Colonel’s Second Term In “Limbo” Indefinitely
– The New York Post, 1/12/1970
…After two weeks, pressure was only mounting for me to finally address the non-GOP elephant in the room head-on. I remember Nixon told me with a tone of total seriousness, “Mr. President, we need you to lead, and we need you to do so now
– Colonel Sanders’ Life As I Have Known It Has Been Finger-Lickin’ Good, Creation House publishing, 1974
– In an iconic photographic, The Colonel overlooks the White House lawn, 1/12/1970
– The Register-Herald, 1/14/1970
“I did not mean to offend or harm... I admit that in my younger years I said and did many things that I came to regret, but also, I will and I must say the following to Ms. Arkansas: Ma’am, I meant no personal offense, truly I didn’t, and I am truly very sorry for it all. I now know better, and I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive the indecent behavior of my younger self.”
– Snippet from President Harland “The Colonel” Sanders’s 1/14/1970 prepared statement
– The Colonel making a prepared statement at a press briefing, 1/14/1970
“I will not be pressing charges against Harland Sanders. I just wanted to let my President know that he should treat women better than I see his friend Dr. King seems to – um, allegedly. I also wanted him to acknowledge what kind of man he used to be, because if he truly is a Christ-loving man, then I knew he would have no qualm speaking the truth. And so I must commend him for opening up to the American people.”
– Ms. Arkansas in a 1/15/1970 public statement
MISS KFC PAGEANT TO BE HELD NEXT MONTH AS PLANNED
…An annual tradition since the first pageant was held on February 12, 1963, the multinational corporation has in recent days kept a low profile in the midst of accusations made against its founder. Today, however, three days after the scandal’s apparent conclusion, KFC CEO Mildred Sanders announced that plans for the pageant will proceed unchanged…
– The Paducah Sun, 1/18/1970
…the moderate-to-conservative Republican Representative Charlotte Reid of Illinois was nominated today for the position of Secretary of Labor. …The office, vacated by the death of Herbert Hoover Jr. last year, has been held by an Acting Secretary since then... The nomination of Congresswoman Reid is already causing controversy as it comes amid recent claims that the President performed acts of misconduct in a professional settings during the 1920s, long before he entered politics or began his career selling fried chicken… If the Senate approves, Representative Reid will become the second woman to serve as Labor Secretary since Frances Perkins served from 1933 to 1945…
– Anchor Frank Blair, NBC News Today, 1/19/1970 broadcast
Public knowledge of King’s affairs tarnished the work of the Reverend, and sullied the legacy of the Colonel. But more importantly on a social level, The Ms. Arkansas Scandal convinced other women to tell their stories. The “openly hidden” subculture of misogyny proved to not be endemic to the leaders of the SCLC and the Oval Office just weeks after Rev. King’s scandal broke...
– Anne Meagher Northup’s Chicken and Politickin’: the Rise of Colonel Sanders and Rational Conservatism in the Republican Party, 2015
REP. WLBUR MILLS CAUGHT WITH STRIPPER WHILE SPEEDING, ARRESTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING
– The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 1/21/1970
JOSEPH FIELDING SMITH BECOMES 10TH LDS CHURCH PRESIDENT
– The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah newspaper, 1/23/1970
REP. HORTON ACUSSED IN SCANDAL MIRRORING “MS. ARKANSAS”
…Frank Horton (R-NY), “the least partisan man on Capitol Hill,” is caught in the midst of a colorful sex scandal…
– The New York Post, 1/24/1970
…Despite accusations also being heralded toward Justice William O. Douglas and former President Lyndon Johnson, none stuck. Jack Kennedy survived several claims of having slept with multiple women while Secretary of State (before growing closer to his wife after leaving said office, according to friends and relatives of the couple), possibly due to many of the accusations being underplayed by Kennedy’s friends in the media (including his brother Ted)...
– Feminist writer Eleanor Clift’s The Way We Never Were, Simon & Shuster, 2002
“We have decided to probe the accusations concerning the President’s activities in 1952.”
– Senate Select Committee on Standards and Conduct Chairman John C. Stennis (D-MS), 1/28/1970
The merger was expected to go through unhitched until the lawsuit was filed in 1970: Robertson vs. NBA, antitrust lawsuit, would intend to settle the matter of fee agency rules and allow for the merging of the ABA and NBA without the loss of the basketball teams such as the Kentucky Colonels and the St. Louis spirits. Even still, it seemed that the San Diego Sails and Baltimore Claws would be lost anyway due to their own internal financial problems...
– John Helyar’s Lords of the Realm: The Real History of Baseball, Ballantine Books, 1994
…with Prime Minister Powell sending these additional soldiers into Northern Ireland, he is only continuing and escalating the cycle of violence terrorizing the region...
– Sir Dingle M. Foot, Member of Parliament for Ipswich since 1957, BBC Interview, 2/1/1970
Former Rep. Lera THOMAS: “Maybe these waddling women are the Colonel’s fault after all. KFC did start out as a greasy spoon – in a gas station, no less. I wouldn’t be surprised if KFC turned out to not be the healthiest thing for one to eat every Sunday.”
Host William BUCKLEY: “You’re really trying to stick the chef with how you eat?”
THOMAS: “Well, no, I mean – ”
Sen. Richard RUSSELL: “Have none of these women ever heard of walking? The cook gives you food, but you decide to eat it and how much of it you eat. Nobody forced these women to be fat. If they want to eat so much and still be pretty, they should do something about it – exercise and diet and stuff like that!”
THOMAS: “When you’re a homemaker, you’re busy with laundry, housecleaning and keeping several kids from accidently killing themselves as they run around the house. You don’t have time to exercise.”
RUSSELL: “But you’re chasing kids around the house – that IS exercise!”
BUCKLEY: “Well regardless of who’s to blame the fact remains that the waddling comment is worsening the President’s approval ratings…”
– Transcript, Firing Line, WOR-TV, Saturday 2/1/1970 broadcast
NEW POLL: Support For Intervention In Cambodia Increasing, Shoutnik Protests Decreasing
– Gallup, 2/1/1970
…roughly 500 female members of the New York Radical Women organization, led by author Robin Morgan, arrived in Washington, DC today to picket outside the White House ...This is the one of the largest demonstrations ever held outside the Sanders White House…
– NBC News, 2/2/1970
…demanding that American citizens, quote, “exercise their rights to all the truths,” unquote, Senator Richard Nixon and Bud Wilkinson will lead a US Senate Committee investigation into FBI activities in regards to domestic surveillance policies… In related news, Helen Gandy, J. Edgar Hoover’s personal secretary, has agreed to testify in Washington D.C. later this month over allegedly misfiled or missing FBI documents…
– CBS News, 2/4/1970
REP. WLBUR MILLS WILL STEP DOWN FROM COMMITTEE ASSIGNS, BUT WILL STAY IN OFFICE AND RUN FOR RE-ELECTION
– The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 2/6/1970
EQUAL PAY ACT ENFORCES LBJ’S 1964 ACT
– The Washington Post, 2/11/1970
Capitol Hill breathed a sigh of relief after passing another Equal Pay law, believing it would placate “the radicalized wives” as former Congressman Bruce Alger (R-TX) called them. As such, The Colonel increased his campaign to pass the F.A.D., and even was willing to agree supporting congressional leaders and committee members on legislation of their own in exchange for them gathering up the needed votes. Colonel would personally meet with other Congressmen to convince them “your constituents will thank you in November.”
Unfortunately, the political world was still feeling the effects of Ms. Arkansas, with another Congressman feeling the heat just a week after signing for the 1970 Equal Pay Act. Many politicians blamed their headaches on the Colonel, but even more pointed their fingers at Reverend King.
On February 8, the Colonel struck a deal – in exchange for withdrawing the King-backed F.A.D. proposal, Congress would pass the Milton Friedman-backed Negative Income Tax Rebate introduced late last year.
– Coya Knutson’s Coya’s Story: A Life in Legislation, Simon & Schuster Incorporated, 1991
Bob final started working for Bill Alexander in 1970. An admirer of the man who supported “capturing dreams and putting them on canvas,” Ross was paid to promote Alexander’s classes in Alaska. The classes, where Bob amazed onlookers with his ability to turn a blank canvas into a beautiful nature seen in an impressively short lapse of time, sold out, and soon caught the attention of others talented artists in the lower 48.
Above: Bob in the late 1960s/early 1970s
– Kristin G. Congdon, Doug Blandy, and Danny Coeyman’s Happy Clouds, Happy Trees: The Bob Ross Phenomenon, University Press of Mississippi, 2014
By the start of the ’70s, Cesar Chavez had become a big name among the Mexican-American community... At the start of the decade, I finally got to understand the phrase “out of sight, out of mind.” I was still with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, you know, before the band split up, and we went to play this gig in El Paso – we flew in, and were driven directly to the hotel. We didn’t see the poor side of town until after the gig. When we went out late that night, I saw a completely different city. The place looked like s#!t, and the people even worse. I had split from the group to follow a local man to what he said was the best bar in the Mexican part of town. But I’ve been to better bars, places where everyone was not there to try and hide their misery. People where not everyone’s in a depressing situation – starving kids, poor health, high rent, low pay. It was almost overwhelming, and when one patron chided me having it good, he kinda made me feel guilty that I wasn’t going more to help out my fellow Mexican-Americans. So, yeah, that trip really had an effect on me, learning about how f@#ked-up things were for the local farmers and s#!t – it’s actually what got me started in the Mexican Rights movement!
– Richard “Cheech” Marin, KNN interview, 2012
…Ian Paisley, the Anti-Catholic firebrand dousing the flames of rebellion since the middle of the 1960s, was killed during a police raid late last night….Paisley objected to negotiations and compromise on the British side of the Northern Ireland debate, and opposed the government of Ireland intervening in the allegedly local concern as well. Analysts fear repercussions will feature, quote, vengeance attacks, unquote, which could spell additional trouble for negotiators. Others, though, point to how support for Paisley has waned considerably in recent years, and the end of his objections could actually ease negotiations...
– BBC News, 2/15/1970
“All I ever disposed of was files and documentation of a personal nature – the Director’s doctor appointment, private journal entries, correspondences with friends and relatives – and nothing concerning the FBI at all.”
– Helen Gandy, in testimony on the US Senate floor, 2/22/1970
…earlier today, a nonviolent protest of American activities in Cambodia turned violent in Cleveland, Ohio. Famous draft dodger, radical pacifist, and dovenik David T. Dellinger was initially leading the protest outside an Army recruitment center before local police and more incendiary activists converged on the scene, culminating in Dellinger, two student activists, and one police officer being sent to a local hospital for injuries. Several protests have been arrested on rioting charges…
– CBS News, 2/22/1970
CAMBODIAN BUILDUP DEVELOPMENT: UK, Italy, Australia to Send Advisors As Well
– The New York Times, 2/23/1970
Equal Rights Amendment Introduced in Congress – for the 49th time
– The New York Times, 2/25/1970
VIRGINIA JOAN BENNETT KENNEDY
Ted Kennedy and Joan Kennedy celebrate the birth of their fifth child, Virginia Joan Bennett Kennedy. Virginia joins a large family, complete with four older siblings: Kara Anne (b. 1960), Edward Moore “Ted” Jr. (b. 1961), Harold Wiggin (b. 1964), and Patrick Joseph II (b. 1967).
– The Sacramento Union, Celebrations section, 3/1/1970
ZIEGLER QUITS OVER FATIGUE: Press Secretary Blames Press For Being “Run Ragged”
– The Washington Post, 3/2/1970
On March 4, 1970, the Colonel called for congress to review the Scranton Committee’s review of America’s health and weight issues…
– Rick Perlstein’s Colonel’s Country: The Trials and Crises of Chicken King Presidency, Simon & Schuster, 2014
New Research Study Results: President Sanders Is The “Most-Traveled” Of All US Presidents
…The Colonel has travelled to all 50 states, and to 17 countries across four continents throughout his life. During his presidency so far, though, the Colonel has visited 12 countries on three continents and has traveled to 28 states...
– The Washington Post, 3/9/1970
“I understand that Colonel likes to travel a lot. But seeing as how he’s still the President, the man has to stop travelling and get back to work already!”
– Governor Bob Casey, 3/10/1970
SANDERS BACK IN D.C.: In Light Of Recent Criticisms, Sanders Meets With Senate Leaders For Multi-Topic Talks
– The Washington Post, 3/11/1970
WHITE HOUSE APPOINTMENTS SECRETARY LIDDY HANFORD PICKED FOR PRESS SECRETARY
…analysts on both sides of the aisle have deemed the selection “a misstep” and a “desperate attempt to placate accusations of sexism”...
– The New York Times, 3/12/1970
14 March 1970: On this day in history, Diana Ross and The Supreme performed at the White House, playing their three biggest hits for President Colonel Sanders and First Lady Claudia Sanders.
N.I.T.R. QUICKLY PASSES HOUSE!
– The Washington Post, 3/15/1970
– KFC Australia advertisement, The Australian Women's Weekly, 3/19/1970 issue; the ad was part of a campaign to maintain The Colonel's approval among female customers in light of the Ms. Arkansas Scandal
ANCHOR: The “workplace pestering” scandals affecting American politics have found their way into Canada, as the nation to the north is reeling from a stunning expose on “maternity homes.” Here is our special report:
NARRATOR: Their stories seem entirely out of place in the modern world: pregnant women shuttered away, violently restrained during childbirth, banned from looking at their babies – and, finally, coerced by social workers into signing adoption papers
. This is the scene found in maternity homes across Canada, where unmarried and largely non-consenting Canadian women
are sent to give birth in relative secrecy. Canada’s adoption policies has led to hundreds if not thousands of unwed mothers being forced to give up their babies for adoption, a policy that has been common practice in Canada since 1945. The revelation comes on the heel of the “Scoop of the Sixties,” which revealed that the Canadian government has a program that separates thousands of indigenous children from their families and put them up for adoption by non-indigenous parents
QUEBECOIS MAN INTERVIEWED: Quebec stands in solidarity with our Indigenous brethren whom share our resentment at the Canadian government’s oppressive policies…
NARRATOR: Canada’s fresh new Prime Minister, Robert Stanfield, has vowed to end the policies, which fall under provincial and territorial jurisdiction but are funded through federal assistance grants.
STANFIELD IN SPEECH: The situation must be reassessed; this sort of thing has no place in modern Canadian society.
NARRATOR: The Canadian people, though, seem to be more divided on the subject than is the Stanfield government:
YOUNG WOMAN INTERVIEWED: It’s atrocious to punish someone for a lapse in judgement.
ELDERLY WOMAN INTERVIEWED: If you split your legs without a wedding ring, you need to be made an example of. I don’t see the problem here – it supports young ladies upholding a sense of moral decency, and being held responsible for their actions.
NARRATOR: An estimated 95 percent of women who
give birth at maternity homes
are convinced into giving their children up for adoption, and statistical data record over 500,000 births in Canada since 1945 as being “illegitimate.”
MIDDLE-AGED MAN: These homes make these hussies marriageable
. So what’s the problem?
MATURE WOMAN INTERVIEWED: I went to one of them in 1963. They abuse you in these places – they control your movements, make you use a fake first and last name, and you’re allowed no contact with the outside world
at all. I felt like a nonentity. Shame and sadness were constant companions
. After I gave birth to my child and they took him or her away from me, I was told I would eventually get married and forget my baby. How does a mother forget her baby?
NARRATOR: The expose claims doctors would forcible strap women to beds
, overmedicate them, and even refuse to tell the mother whether they had given birth to a boy or a girl
before the child was taken away from them. And the Canadian government, seeing the fallout of the Ms. Arkansas scandal, is responding to the revelation with considerate swiftness:
STANFIELD IN SPEECH: An apology or an excuse won’t do; I am hereby calling for several officials to be investigated, and my ministers are looking at the situation from all angles to determine the best way to rectify this situation.
MATURE WOMAN INTERVIEWED: Stanfield can start by asking women what women want to do with their babies. Husband or no husband, the bond between mother and child is sacred, and any attempt to severe that bond is unforgivable.
– CBS News Special Report “Canada In Crisis: The Maternity Homes Controversy,” 3/20/1970 
SENATE APPROVES OF N.I.T.R. BILL WITH BIPARTISAN SUPPORT AND OPPOSITION, 52-47-1
– The Boston Globe, 3/22/1970
SENATE COMMITTEE ENDS PROBE: Sanders Cleared!
…the report found no evidence of any wrongdoing in the 1952 incident between Sanders and the wife of a would-be franchisee…
– The Paducah Sun, 3/23/1970
COLONEL SIGNS N.I.T.R. BILL INTO LAW
…The ceremony marks the culmination of over a year of Treasury Secretary Milton Friedman’s plan to “keeping everyone above the poverty line”… The ceremony is bittersweet for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., as it was the shadow of accusations still lingering over the man’s head that caused congress to reject the FAD proposal, a work of anti-poverty that King had worked on for roughly five years…
– The Wall Street Journal, 3/24/1970
Directed by: David Lowell Rich
Produced by: Ron Roth
Written by: Robert L. Joseph (teleplay) and Guardon Trueblood (story)
Starring: Sean Connery, Leslie Nielsen, Susan Strasberg, Barbara Anderson, David Tomlinson, Clarence Williams III, Burgess Meredith, George Maharis, Tina Louise, George Chakiris
Music by: John Cacavas
Cinematography: Joseph F. Biroc
Edited by: Pembroke J. Herring
Production company: ABC Circle Films
Distributed by: American Broadcasting Company
Release date: March 25, 1970 (TV broadcast premiere)
Running time: 89 minutes
Country: United States
(distributed in Greece as Marathon: The Stylianos Kyriakides Story
) is a 1970 film about the 1946 Boston Marathon winner Stylianos “Stelios” Kyriakides (1910-1987), who ran to raise money to provide food and shelter to Greeks experiencing severe poverty at the time.
Plot centers on the race and the events leading up to it, and on Kyriakides’ life before, during, and after WWII.
Born prematurely to a poor farming family in a mountainous village in Paphos, Cyprus, Kyriakides (Connery) worked various odd jobs before becoming an assistant to Dr. Cheverton (Tomlinson), a British medical officer on the island. Noticing his athletic potential, Dr. Cheverton became a running coach for the young Kyriakides, leading to him running in the Pan-Cyprian Games of 1932. His success there led to him going national.
A few years later, Kyriakides competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics, placing eleventh and briefly meeting Jesse Owens (Williams). Then, he is invited to run in the Boston Marathon in 1939; there, he meets Johnny Kelley (Nielsen), who has run in the marathon before but has never won it. On the race of the marathon, Kyriakides makes the mistake of wearing new shoes to it, and he injures his feet enough for him to withdraw from the race, albeit not before swearing, “Someday, I’m going to come back and win this race.”
In a sharp cut to 1942, Kyriakides has joined the Greek Resistance during the German occupation of Greece. He is captured by Nazis but manages to escape execution by running into a wooded area. Returning from the front lines in 1944, he is shocked by the extent of food shortages and is concerned about the rising hostilities between pro-US and pro-Soviet war veterans. By the end of 1945, Greece has devolved into Civil War, and Kyriakides sells all his furniture to pay for traveling to Boston for the 1946 Boston Marathon.
Ahead of the race, he interacts with the other runners; Kyriakides is noticeably emaciated from the lack of food in war-ravaged Greece, leading to doctors considering preventing him from running over concern he would die during the race. One of the runners is Johnny Kelley, who still has not won first place. During the race, Kelley is consistently ahead of Kyriakides, but the two of them are in first and second place, respectively, near the finish line. Kyriakides is exhausted, but when it looks like he will lose, he hears an elderly Greek man he met before shout out “For Greece, for your children!” and it inspires him enough to run past Kelley just in time to win, shouting “For Greece” as he crosses the finish line. He sets a new time record, and is only the third person to not be from either the US or Canada to come in first place.
In subsequent media appearances, he consistently pleads for Americans to send help to Greece, describing the food shortage and poverty brought on by years of warfare and famine. Almost a month later, Kyriakides arrives in Athens to a cheering crowd of over a million Greeks; he returns to Greece with $250,000 in cash, on a large boat revealed to be carrying 25,000 tons of supplies (food, clothing, medicine and other essentials, all donated by caring Americans). A formal ceremony honoring him is held at the Temple of Zeus, marking the first time since the Nazi Occupation that the Acropolis has been illuminated. Kyriakides gives a stirring speech on patriotism and humanitarianism, declaring “I am proud to be Greek,” which moves the crowd.
The closing title cards mention that a year later, the US government sent $400,000 dollars to Greece via The Marshall Plan. They also mentioned that Kyriakides passed away at the age of 77 – the same number that was on his shirt when he won the Boston Marathon.
The film initially received lukewarm reviews and a modest box office success in the US. However, it was wildly popular in Greece upon in airing on Greek TV in 1971 along with being very popular among the Greco-American community; this led to ABC making roughly $35million between 1991 and 2001 after its release on home video (LD in 1991 and Micro-LD in 1997). Kyriakides himself, having sold the film rights to his life story to the studio in 1965, was partially involved in the film’s production; he did not have any final say over any aspects of film, but was allowed to participate in meetings, and provide details and offer suggestions and advice to the film’s writers. Kyriakides praised the film in a 1971 interview, saying “most of it is 90% accurate.”
The film is now considered a cult classic. More recent analyses have led to American critics praising the film’s camerawork, editing, and its message of perseverance and dedication to universal brotherhood. Other critics, on the other hand, remain critical of its more “jingoistic” celebrations of both the US and Greece.
A remake of the film was released in 2009, starring David Krumholtz as Kyriakides. It was notably more historically inaccurate (for example, Kyriakides never met Harry Truman nor ever spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate), received negative reviews overall from critics and lukewarm responses from audiences, and financially broke even.
– Marathon runner Stylianos Kyriakides in real life (left) and actor Sean Connery, who portrayed Kyriakides in a 1970 biopic film (right)
Leslie, Suze and Pat finally drove into L.A. on March 30, giving them roughly two weeks to prepare…
– The Fire Oasis: Our Recollections of The Mad Men of Brazil, collaborative work (multiple authors), Deodendro Publishers, 1982
M.L.K. ASSAULT CHARGES DROPPED DUE TO INSUFFICENT EVIDENCE
– The Baltimore Sun, 3/30/1970
…Paul Martin Sr. has defeated opposition leader and former Prime Minister Paul Hellyer in tonight’s national Liberal Party leadership election…
– CBC TV, 4/4/1970 news broadcast
…The Apollo 14 mission of April 11-17  had some trouble on the return trip, but it was largely unnoticed because of how quickly it was resolved…
– mathematician Dorothy Vaughn’s Human Computers: Me and The Other Women at NASA, Langley Publishers, 1997
I realized at an early age that humanity’s future rested in its ability to harness space and the computer. I realized at a slightly older age how awesome drugs can be. After that, I thought of how cool it would be to smoke pot in space. This is the story of how I finally got to do that not too many years ago.
I started working as a programmer for NASA’s Institute for Space Studies in New York City in 1968 
, then managed to get a job running numbers at Mission control center in Houston, Texas a little over a year after that. Around the office I was known as “the wild guy,” the flashy extroverted showoff. I made sure of it. I got under people’s skin like how only a man destined for greatness or an epidermal infection can, but the bosses kept me around because nobody could do the math like I could. I was instrumental in keeping Apollo 14 from blowing up. But nobody noticed. In my opinion, it got overshadowed by that terrible shit that went down in Los Angeles that same week.
– John McAfee’s autobiography Outer Space Deserves More Iguanas: My Life Being Me, numerous on-net publication sites, 2022
The Forum, the multi-purpose arena in Inglewood, next Los Angeles, has a holding capacity of 17,500 people, and on April 13, 1970, the site was packed full of American fans screaming in adoration for the Beatles perform live before their very eyes. The night marked the end of their American tour. Shortly after the four made the final curtain call, once John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney had returned to their more private accommodations, a fight broke out among the band mates. John accused Paul of being uncooperative, and of trying to “hogging up all the attention on stage.” This spat led to Ringo accusing George of looking down on him. Epstein failed to mediate, and sat back down in his seat. The four-way verbal exchanges escalated to the point that none of the men noticed the presence of three alleged groupies until a loud thud-like sound came from of Epstein’s location.
The Beatles all exclaimed when they saw Epstein face-down on the floor. Ringo rushed over, lifted Epstein’s shoulder, and exclaimed again, but with time with horror, upon seeing that their beloved manager’s neck had been sliced open, the wounded deep and almost-instantly fatal. Each of the three alleged groupies – Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel and Susan Atkins – promptly dew out a gun. All four of the Beatles put their hands up, save for Ringo, still squatting down on the floor next to Epstein.
“We’re here to do the Devil’s work,” Krenwinkel declared.
“This place has got to get better security. And we've got to get better bouncers,” Ringo quietly noted to himself.
The women tied up John first in a manner similar to how they had disposed of the security guards. Krenwinkel explained to the lead singer, “we’re saving you for the end.” Then Atkins tried to kick Ringo into standing up and away from the manager’s corpse. When that didn’t work, Atkins ran over to him, picked up Paul’s guitar, and smashed it over Ringo’s head. The musical instruments knocked him out cold.
Atkins then put away her gun and brandished a knife, the look of merciless bloodlust in her eyes.
At that moment, with Krenwinkel and Atkins distracted, Paul glanced over to George, whom nodded back with a very slight flinch of his head. The two man suddenly rushed the assailants; Paul lunged onto Van Houten as George grabbed a nearby lamp. One good knock on the head deserves another, and Atkins soon found herself in an unconscious state. George quickly proceeded to tackle Krenwinkel, whom struggled to pull out her gun. George finally managed to punch her out cold with his good fist.
For a moment, George breathed. And in that silence he realized Paul was still trying to subdue Van Houten. George stood and began to come closer when Van Houten’s gun finally went off.
Paul and Van Houten stopped fighting, the former having smacked her head on the table edge. George paused before inspecting a sudden tinkling feeling under his left armpit. “Whew, just a scratch,” he observed.
“No,” Paul stood up, “It wasn’t” and turned to George. The bullet fired had only hit George after passing through Paul.
With a roll of his eyes, Paul fainted, leaving George to unite John. The two proceeded to call out for help. Soon enough an employee of The Forum arrived and with assistants carried Paul out into the hallway.
And as that drama continued to unfold, the three would-be assassins recovered from their momentary involuntary naps, and fled. It is most likely that they escaped out down the back stairwell just moments before Forum Security arrived on the floor to secure the area.
– Pat Sheffield’s Dreams, Reality, and Music: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole Entire World, Tumbleweed Publications, 2000
On route to hospital, shock and severe blood loss led to McCartney slipping into a coma  …Papers such as The Daily Mail
initially reported headlines such as “Paul is Dead!: Beatles Bandmate Slain In Attack!”  upon learning that McCartney had entered L.A.’s Good Samaritan Hospital “unconscious”  and “unresponsive” … The Forum was severely criticized for its security...
My head was overrun with emotions, going mad waiting in the waiting room. So I started scribbling down some ideas on some of the napkins near the coffee. It wrote very angrily. After leaving hospital, I showed Ringo and George what I’d jotted down. It was a way to do something, anything, to address what had happened. The three of us workshopped it and recorded early drafts of what became the basis for “War Against Death.” It’s one of our most aggressive songs, full of the raw instincts that I suppose one would typically feel after witnessing a close friend getting shot it a coma.
– John Lennon, 2008 interview
It was now the 25th. After twelve days in a coma, the doctors were losing faith. But not Paul’s bandmates. If anything, John, George and Ringo were increasingly determined to rectify the situation. With nothing left to lose, George started performing a piece of Paul’s favorite song, “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys, at his bedside. “I was hoping he would hear it,” George later explained in a 1971 interview. John soon came over with Ringo, and put on a private show for the man in the coma. Suddenly, as the song reached its peak, Paul’s eyes twitched, followed by detectable movement in the rest of his face. By the time the three mates had reached the song’s end, Paul McCartney had regained consciousness.
“What happened?” was the first thing the patient said.
“You fell asleep on us,” John joked.
“So you lot went and joined the Beach Boys, or are we into plagiarism now?” Paul responded quietly and hoarsely, and soon received some water.
“How long was I out?”
“John here wrote a song,” George answered.
“Two weeks, mate,” Ringo explained.
“Did I miss anything?”
“Um…Earth Day.” Again, George answered.
John replied, “Some new holiday, I’m not sure who invented it – either shoutniks, or companies wanting to make money from shoutniks. Good cause either way, I suppose.”
“Do I really need to hear politics so soon out of a coma?” Paul replied.
“I got shot, too,” George showed Paul his scratch.
“Shot?!” Suddenly remembering how he had ended up in a coma in the first place, he threw a punch into his leg. “Oh, good, that hurt.”
“I could’ve done that for you, Paul,” stated John.
“Well it’d have been no problem, is all, for me.”
The kidded around, but after George and Ringo left, their talk became more sincere.
“It’s my fault you’re here, Paul. If I hadn’t started the fight –”
“No, you were right, John. We are a team. It’s time we went back to being equals.”
John quickly went out the room and soon returned with a pen and a napkin. He crudely drew a hatchet, and said to Paul, “when you get out of here, we’ll bury this somewhere.”
– Pat Sheffield’s Dreams, Reality, and Music: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole Entire World, Tumbleweed Publications, 2000
On April 27, McCartney made his first public appearance since the attempt on his life, allowing vetted journalists to enter his hospital room to take photographs and film footage to ensure their fans that he was in fact recovering . The appearance debunked rumors that he had died , but rumors swearing that “Paul is Dead
” still persisted , and even can be found on-net today .
POLICE CHIEF (IN FILM CLIP): …We are aware of how many people want these heinous assailants to be found, but we must stress that attempts at vigilante justice and flooding our phone lines with false reports will only inhibit our ability to do our job. As a result, we will not be increasing the reward money for information on the assailants. Furthermore, anyone calling in with false information will be tracked down and, if proven to be the prank caller, will be arrested for inhibiting an international investigation.
ANCHOR: Police hope this will cease the barrage of fake callers...
– BBC Special Report, 4/30/1970
Kentucky State Court Rejects Lawsuit Concerning 1952 Anti-Colonel Allegations
– Chicago Tribune, 5/3/1970
IOC Session No. 69
Date: May 12, 1970
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Subject 1 of 2: bidding for hosting the 7/17/1976-8/1/1976 (or XXI) Summer Olympics
Los Angeles, U.S.A. – 24 (Round 1) – 29 (Round 2) – 39 (Round 3)
Moscow, U.S.S.R. – 21 (Round 1) – 25 (Round 2) – 32 (Round 3)
Montreal, Canada – 16 (Round 1) – 17 (Round 2)
Toronto, Canada – 10 (Round 1)
End Result: Los Angeles won on the third round
Subject 2 of 2: bidding for hosting 2/4-15/1976 (or XII) Winter Olympics
Ryazan, U.S.S.R. – 17 (Round1) – 19 (Round 2) – 25 (Round 3) – 37 (Round 4)
Denver, U.S.A. – 18 (Round 1) – 20 (Round 2) – 24 (Round 3) – 34 (Round 4)
Innsbruck, Austria – 16 (Round 1) – 18 (Round 2) – 22 (Round 3)
Sion, Switzerland – 15 (Round 1) – 16 (Round 2)
Tampere, Finland – 3 (Round 1)
Vancouver-Garibaldi, Canada – 2 (Round 1)
End Result: Ryazan won on the fourth round
L.A. TO HOST OLYMPICS IN ’76: Will Be The First Olympics Held In The US Since 1932
…credit must go to California’s Governor, Pat Brown, who pursued an active campaign to bring the games to his state…
– The New York Times, 5/12/1970
TONIGHT’S PRIMARY RESULTS: GOP BACKS HRUSKA AGAIN, DEMOCRATS PICK NEOPHYTE TED SORENSEN WIN GOP, DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES
…In his first bid for public office, Ted Sorensen won the Democratic nomination by a 7% margin. Sorensen, a 42-year-old practicing lawyer in his birth town of Lincoln, worked on the 1960 and 1968 Presidential campaigns of Jack Kennedy, and served as that politician’s chief aide, advisor, and speechwriter from 1953 to 1968. Sorensen, who is also the older brother of former Lieutenant Governor Philip C. Sorensen, will face off against the vulnerable and gaffe-prone incumbent Senator Roman Hruska in November…
– Nebraska City News-Press, 5/12/1970
“Cambodia will not become another Cuba”
– Colonel Sanders, 5/13/1970
– President Colonel Sanders and First Lady Claudia Sanders visit an elementary school to inspect the progress made one year after the increasing of federal school funding, while a Secret Serviceman (far left) patrols the area; 5/17/1970
ANCHOR: …Tonight’s top story is the growing debate in Washington D.C. over a proposed Constitutional Amendment, the Equal Rights Amendment, that would, in theory, ensure women and men be treated as equals. President Sanders, who has recently announced his support for the E.R.A. movement, is now butting heads with conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly. Schlafly, the author of the 1965 best-selling novel A Choice, Not An Echo
, is a candidate for Illinois’ 23rd Congressional district this year, and has openly accused the President of being a “L.I.D.,” or “Liberal In Disguise.”
SCHLAFLY (IN AUDIO CLIP): The Colonel does not stand for American tradition or values. The ERA would take away gender-specific privileges like the kind that help widows and mothers, and would eliminate separate restrooms for men and women. I am running as a real
Republican to protect American women.
ANCHOR: …Yesterday, President Sanders finally told one of our correspondents his thoughts on the matter.
SANDERS (IN FILM CLIP): If a woman’s place was in the home, they’d be born wearing aprons. Women are not born wearing aprons because they can be anything the set out to be, and the ERA would ensue them their God-given right to try and do just that.
ANCHOR: …More of his fellow Republicans, however, remain critical of Sanders’ honesty, such as Michigan gubernatorial candidate William Millikan, who was reported to have said earlier today, quote, “I think he’s supporting the E.R.A. to make up for the sexism accusations,” end quote. Although the E.R.A. has been introduced in every congressional session since 1921, this time it seems to have a real chance of passing through committee and proceeding on to the floor of the House...
– NBC News, 5/20/1970 broadcast
A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEXUAL PESTERING IN AMERICA BEFORE MS. ARKANSAS
For most of American history, women silently endured mistreatment in the workplace, with little protection or recourse. During the 18th and 19th centuries, sexual coercion was a fact of life for female slaves in the South, as well as a common experience among free domestic workers in the North. In the early 20th century, women employed in new manufacturing and clerical positions confronted physical and verbal assaults from male supervisors. Union leadership was successful in enacting protective legislation that shielded women from performing physically demanding labor, but not from the propositions of lecherous bosses. By the 1920s, working women were advised to simply quit their jobs if they could not handle the inevitable sexual advances. For decades, there were few significant changes in the ways women were treated at work. Those who complained discovered that sexually predatory behavior on the job was dismissed as trivial and harmless. Women rarely talked openly about the issue, although the situation only became more pressing as their participation in the workforce increased throughout the 1960s
. The turning point finally came at the dawn of the 1970s, as the women’s liberation movement began to challenge a justice system – as well as a culture at large – that failed to recognize women’s consent
, spurred on by a series of politicians fell from grace in the wake of a wave of scandals regarding women in the workplace. The campaign against sexual pestering was the natural extension of the grassroots anti-rape and anti-battering movements, which grew out of consciousness-raising sessions in which women shared personal stories and realized they were not alone in their experiences. Secretaries, mailroom clerks, filmmakers, factory workers and waitresses shared their stories. Women spoke of masturbatory displays, threats and pressure to trade sexual favors for promotions.
The phrase ‘sexual pestering’ was coined in January 1970… …A May 1970 survey by “Redbook”
showed that almost 75% of respondents had encountered sexual pestering on the job.
“Antifeminist crusader” Phyllis Schlafly believed these women were “asking for it.”
At a May 1970 Senate committee called to review federal guidelines on workplace impropriety, Schlafly testified that “virtuous women are seldom accosted.”
Catharine MacKinnon helped develop key legal theory by naming and distinguishing two types of
sexual pestering – those which produce a “hostile working environment” for women, and the “quid pro quo” type wherein career opportunities are offered in exchange for sex
– Time Magazine article, 1987 issue 
Sunday, 31 May 1970: On this day in history, the Great Peruvian earthquake struck off the coast of the South American nation of Peru. Measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, the tremor triggered a landslide on the north peak of Huascaran Mountain, resulting in a “Debris avalanche” burying the towns of Yungay, Ranrahirca, and ten nearby villages. The mountain range had been considered unstable since 1962, yet provincial governments downplayed the danger to minimize the number of people moving away to safer areas. As a result, between 66,000 and 69,000 people were killed in the most catastrophic natural disaster in the history of Peru.
…In tonight’s primary elections for the governorship, Jesse “Big Daddy” Unruh won the Democratic nomination with 70% of the vote, with activist Florence Douglas coming in second place, and former Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty coming in third. In the Republican column, US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ronald Reagan won the nomination over retiring state Superintendent of Public Instruction Max Rafferty by narrow margin, with our former Mayor, the moderate George Christopher, coming in third place, and moderate businessman William Penn Patrick and moderate activist Warren N. Dorn coming in fourth and fifth place, respectively…
– KFRC-FM, San Francisco-based radio station, 6/2/1970 broadcast
HAYDEN WINS SENATE NOMINATION
…the progressive 30-year-old anti-war political activist Thomas “Tom” Hayden has been declared the winner of last night’s race for the Democratic nomination for California’s Class 1 US Senate seat. Hayden’s victory of a plurality of the vote comes after a recount that resulted in his closest challenger, US Rep. John V. Tunney, losing by a margin of just 0.91%. The other candidates that were in the race for the nomination were Eileen Anderson, Arthur S. Bell Jr., Leonard Kurland, and Louis Di Salvo…
…In the fall, Hayden with face off against incumbent US Senator and former US Vice President Richard Nixon (R). The uncertainty of how well he will fare against the incumbent matches the uncertainty concerning the performances of two other candidates that will be on Californians’ November ballots. Both are the nominees of two minor parties – Charles C. Ripley of the far-right Heritage and Independence Party, and Robert Scheer of the far-left Natural Mind party…
– The Sacramento Union, California newspaper, 6/3/1970
…The woman’s rights movement is catching some wind in its sails lately, and in France, the wind is reaching Hurricane levels amid city officials in Paris and Nice being called out for committing what is being called workplace pestering, the creating of a work environment that is uncomfortable to workers, particularly female workers, due to senior or superior coworker or employees performing unwanted and unsolicited acts. advances or actions of a sexual nature. President Mitterrand has yet to comment on these latest complaints, but is expect to do so very shortly…
– BBC World News, 6/6/1970 broadcast
…the anti-surveillance Nixon-Wilkinson Committee described their findings as surprising, but much of the committee’s official report will remain classified over nationwide security concerns...
– CBS News, 6/7/1970
“‘Failure’ is just a word for ‘a longer pathway to your destiny’. Never give just because the road to greatness is tougher than you thought it’d be – that’ll just make it more impressive when you make it. And it’ll make your life story all the more interesting, too.”
– Colonel Sanders, commencement speaker for Texas A&M University’s graduating class of 1970, 6/12/1970
– Colonel Sanders listening to a guide while visiting the ruins of the Ancient Agora of Athens during a diplomatic trip to Greece, 6/19/1970
DONALD TRUMP & BETTY LOU RAY
Donald Trump and Betty Lou Ray became man and wife at Marble Collegiate Church on the 20th… Trump, Queens native, is an outfielder for the New York Yankees… Ray, originally from Marshall, North Carolina, worked as a stewardess before moving to N.Y.C. in 1968 to become a weather girl for local station…
– The Queens Ledger, weekly NYC newspaper, Celebrations section, 6/22-28/1970 issue
“We women are going to take our voices to the polls in November, and we are going to usher in a new era of change and progress in Washington DC and in all fifty states of the United States of America!”
– Congressional candidate Trudy Cooper, 6/27/1970
“Honest! I did not expect an entire movement of sorts to rise from it.”
– Ms. Arkansas, 1979 KNN interview
...In late June, the combined efforts of the CIA, MI6, and INTERPOL confirmed that the assailants of the Beatles were followers of Manson. On June 30, the CIA conducted a raid on the family’s desert compound, during which they apprehended the only two members present, Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel, both of whom were burning materials and coating the compound with gasoline when the raid commenced. Both attempted to stab the arresting officers with kitchen knives before being subdued.
Both women confessed to their roles in the attempt on the lives of the Beatles, but were adamant in protecting their leader. They claimed that the third woman seen fleeing the hotel, Susan Atkins, had died from the injuries she received when George Harrison had smashed a lamp on her head, sending sharp flakes and pieces into her scalp and face. The subsequent discovery and examination of Atkins’s body, however, proved she had ingested cyanide shortly after the failed attempt on the Beatles’ lives.
Through controversial interrogation methods, the CIA also discovered through them that Manson and the rest of his followers had fled the country, and that Van Houten and Krenwinkel had volunteered to stay behind to “handle the pigs at home” and destroy any possible evidence of Manson’s destination.
However, at the compound, agents uncovered one clue that pointed law enforcement in the right direction – a half-burned photograph of Christ the Redeemer...
 Italicized lines pulled directly from her OTL book and can also be found here: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/venessawong/the-real-colonel-sanders
 Act Three, “How To Do The Funky Chicken,” by Mark Schone, starting at the 35:40 mark. The woman in question apparently would say “Harland get your hands off me, I get all I need at home.” https://www.thisamericanlife.org/145/poultry-slam-1999
. On the lighter side of things, though, the audio snippet also has interesting story on the Colonel’s non-racist acquaintanceship with a Black employee, starting at the 40:20 mark.
 Italicized part of the accusation is from OTL!: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1970/02/14/kentucky-fried
 ALL italicized parts (so, most of this “entry”) is from here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/07/20/thousands-of-canadian-mothers-were-forced-to-give-up-their-babies-some-were-told-to-get-a-puppy-instead/?utm_term=.e81ab534de1f
 OTL!, and ITTL, LBJ’s 1961-1965 budget increases for NASA leads to them needing more employees in Houston ahead of upcoming Apollo missions.
 ALL italicized parts (so, most of this “entry”) is from this Time Magazine article: “A Brief History of Sexual Harassment in America Before Anita Hill”: https://time.com/4286575/sexual-harassment-before-anita-hill/