Vol. 1, No. 7, Dec. 1970


The OB People’s Rag, Vol. 1, No. 7

December 12-24, 1970

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Ted Shadid February 1, 2014 at 8:19 am

Hey, are you the Frank Gormlie that was part of the class of 1970 at West Point? If you are in fact the man, our class committee is trying to locate you. You are one of a handful of classmates we don’t have contact with. Let me know if you want to be found, and I will give your contact information to Frank Monaco who is keeping track of these things.

All the best Frank,

Ted Shadid


Frank Gormlie February 13, 2014 at 9:02 am

May Bell – that was the agenda last year.


Jack Barnett January 18, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Hey guys i was in the navy at the point loma sub base. My ship the USS DIXON AS-37
and i was wondering if you may have reported on the robbery of the DIXON i think it was 1980 or 81.I was wondering also if that was ever solved and i would love to buy the original article.If you can help me let me know.I sure had a lot of fun there in the good old days and i miss you all allot.
thank you respectfully jackbarne4@gmail.com


editordude January 19, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Jack – thanks for contacting us. The OB Rag was not publishing during that period of 1980-81, as we stopped in early 76. If you have any stories from the old days that you’d like to share, please do so in comments here or in “letters”.


Hugh Brenner May 30, 2016 at 1:29 am

Wish I’d saved my old copies of the Rag. Thanks to a great public defender, Peter Speyer, I remained a free man after the Collier Park Riot Trials although I’d been targeted by SDPD’s Red Squad as an apparent leader, which shows how lousy their intelligence was. Many interesting stories from that time. The Rag was a seminal influence in the wild days in O.B. Feel free to contact me anytime you’d like some additional info on those days. We hung out by the Wall in both it’s tall and short incarnations, attended all the Hole parties, and formed the nucleus of the Naked People at Garbage Beach, our homegrown version of Black’s Beach. I remember the Long Branch riots around O.B. Sherriff’s place; the Co-op; when the American Nazi’s did a drive-by shooting on the Organizing committee’s house when we successfully forced the Republican convention from the Sports Arena to Miami; how we blew George Wallace’s speaking engagement (and mind) by drowning out his speech with cheering every time he tried to speak; and thousands of other details about the concerts, the people like Spaceman (I still have my Interstellar Communications Service card) Officer Ladd and yes, Frank Gormlie too, he was a year ahead of me at PLHS. One common saying about the 60’s is if you remember them you weren’t there, but I cheated…I remembered. Even after all the hundreds of gallons of Ripple and Red Mountain. In those days O.B. was all about four things; sex, drugs, rock’n’roll and politics. Glad to have been there and done that. OB Godamit.
Hugh Brenner Maui


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