August 12, 1967, Appleton Post-Crescent
In the "summer of love," or as 1967 has become generally known, police departments nationwide were quickly getting themselves up to date with the threat of hallucinatory drugs which had gained increased popularity in the swingin' sixties. Contrast that news story with the "feel good" blood drive photo next to it featuring Menasha's life guards. One wonders if the news editor did that intentionally or if it was just a lucky coincidence. That's not to say that our fair city didn't have a drug problem, but a juxtaposition like this can only further reinforce our already pleasant memories of small town life being wholesome and good.
I'm taking a hiatus from the blog next week, so look for me to return on August 22.