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NO. 21     MAR 15 - MAR 28       BOSTON       1968     35¢

  Masthead Changes:
"First Innaugural Address" added, Jeremy Greenwood again Business Manager, Juliet Greenwood, Distribution. Bess now Bess Turner, Daniel Oates, Production Manager, added.


37 Rutland Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02118
Telephone: (617) 261-8634
    This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they grow wary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right to amend it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it."
—First Innaugural Congress
Issue Number 21March 15, 1968
Brian Keating, Supereditor; Wayne Hansen, Boston Editor; John Wilton, New York City Editor (forthcoming); Eben Given, Chief Artist; Robert McQuaid, Magazine Editor; Abercrombie, Etc., Advertising; Juliet Hentz Greenwood, Distribution; Jeremy Greenwood, Business Manager; Maria Treschock, Kay Rose, Jerri Frazier, and Bess Turner, Office Lovelies; Paula, Milli-bopper; Daniel Oates, Production Manager; Joyce Newmark, Tracy Thompson, and Dvora, Very Important Typistolaries; Sam and the Cat, with whom we put up; United Illuminating (Fort Hill), Without-Whom-All-This-Would-Be-Inconceivable.

AVATAR is published bi-weekly in two sections and copyright c 1968 by Avatar Incorporated. Subscriptions are $6.00 per year (26 issues), single copies available for 35 cents. Subscriptions are free to men serving in Vietnam and to men serving prison sentences. AVATAR is printed by The American Colony Press of Auburn, Massachusetts

Articles & Columns
Section 1 (17˝" x 23" - 12 p.)
p. 1America Hurrah! mungo refuses lbj job offer!
p. 2Letters:
    Lee and Mac
    D. Grandmother of nine
    David (Aquarius)
    Mike Quinlan
    Lucien
    Committee to Fight Exclusion of Homosexuals from the Armed Forces
    JoAnne Argo (Virgo)
    Valerie Walker
    Zonked and Promiscuous
    Al Joy
    Ayn (Aquarius)
    Jack Lincoln
    Bob Petrucci
    Paul T. MacKie III
    Chuck Landry
[Masthead]
p. 3Brian Kelly: Community Undertaking National Television
p. 4John (The Mad) Peck: Hot Stuff
Paul Giguere: Nobody Knock His Loved Rock, Runaway or Not (reprinted from the Boston Herald Traveller)
p. 5Charles Giuliano: The Enemy Within
randy foote: Teach-In
p. 6Skip Ascheim: Democracy in Action
Charles Giuliano: Trouble in the Ghetto - Roxbury?
Jay Becker: Our Government Speaks, Annotated
J. Michael Friedberg: maybe a culture exchange would help
Frank Ferguson: Proposition SURVIVAL
p. 7
Jay Becker: Ginsberg
[George Jalbert, David O'Brien, John Phillips]: Ex-Cons Talk!
R.U. Kydding: Patchwork
p. 8Jeremy: The Press: One White Pawn, Moving
Arthur Sullivan: "I was rapping with a semi-wild man a few nights ago..."
Mike O'Sullivan: How It Is
Credits
p. 9Howard Zinn (interview)
p. 10Skip Ascheim: theatre
Ken Emerson: music
Tim Hunter: films
p. 11Suzanne Beardsley: Calendar
Classified (ads)
Section 2 (11˝" x 17˝" - [16] p. unnumbered)
p. [2]"MEL LYMAN will no longer write for AVATAR..."
"BUT MEL LYMAN IS THE AVATAR..."
p. [3]Mel Lyman: Declaration of Creation (apparently the final 'To All Who Would Know' referred to above)
p. [4][Mel Lyman]: Diary of a Young Artist:
   Late October, 1962, No. Car. [Mirror: Late October, 1962, North Carolina]

Mel Lyman: Telling It Like It Is (The only thing I know is that people have to get together and love one another)
p. [5]at the ARLINGTON STREET CHURCH: Where was God?
Mel Lyman: Last Poem
p. [6]Mel [Lyman]: Pluto
p. [7]Using Astrology:
    Mel [Lyman]: Plutonians
    Joey [Goldfarb]: "Plutonians made me sadder than any other people..."
p. [8-9](Mel singing and playing the banjo) photo by Jim Houghton, NYC
p. [10]Eben [Given]: Now
p. [11]Mel [Lyman]: Dear Readers
p. [12-14][Mel Lyman]: Letters to Mel:
    Karen
    Mark Hein
    (Mrs.) Olga Denglor
    God
    Susan (Aquarius)
    Roger F. Abdell
    Jim (B.U.)
    Steve Rafolsky
    e. coolidge
    (unsigned)
    Peter Lantz
    Candy (Cancer)
    Stephen C.
    Rathje Vierth
    Jerry Michael Ferency
THE END
p. [15][Mel Lyman]: Loneliness is the sole motivation...
p. [16]George Peper: sight and sound: "On Fort Hill, with Mel Lyman, our principal task is communication..."

Notice from p. [2] of the magazine:

MEL LYMAN will no longer write for AVATAR. Mel's last "TO ALL WHO WOULD KNOW" appears in this issue and although we will reprint nine of these articles in issues 22 thru 30, Mel will no longer write to all who would know. Several of the pieces entitled "TELLING IT LIKE IT IS" are already written and will be published in future issues but no new ones will be written. Mel will continue to turn over to the magazine the best letters he receives but he will answer no letters. Those letters that are answered in the magazine will be answered by Mel's friends.