First (and only?) issue of this newsletter and informational pamphlet published by The Fold, a Portland, Oregon-area drug awareness program for youth. Contents include overviews of the program’s meeting structure and organizational bylaws, summae of various illicit substances, success stories from participants (the highlight being one young man’s tale of his brief and unsatisfactory dalliance with drugs following a screening of “Easy Rider”), and an “unpolished account” of the program’s history, told principally through a series of letters between Lloyd Doss and Katherine Lutes. Doss was the program’s founder, a former addict who decided to go straight after his “36th trip to jail,” and for whom the program was acronymically named: The Friends of Lloyd Doss. Lutes, a local high-school teacher, was the program director, and presumably also acted as editor of the present publication. Altogether an interesting and at times colorful snapshot of this independent effort to provide drug education and outreach to hippie-era youth.
Tigard, OR: The Fold, 1970. Octavo (6.25 x 8.5 in.); 57pp.; saddle-stapled in blue wraps printed with purple ink. With the business cards of several Portland-area car dealerships reproduced at front and rear. Light rubbing and toning to wraps, else fine. Uncommon; OCLC locates only a single holding, at Harvard University.