As I’m reading I found an interesting line about how when Gary Snyder dropped out of Reed College he joined the merchant marine and with that the marine cooks and stewards union. It was 1947. There was a sign in the union hall that announced “No Red-baiting; no queer-baiting; no race-baiting. First offense $100 fine. Second offense, dismissal from the union.” I find myself wondering about the sentiments and the teeth in that sentiment.
Not a university. Not madison avenue. Merchant marines. Cooks. Stewards.
I wonder about when that sign was written. After the war? During the war? Before the war?
A story there.
A bunch of stories.