Detroit: A Progress Report


Fifth Estate # 14, September 15, 1966

After closing the office on Plum Street and selling my last “Sterilize LBJ” button, I walked downtown where the old Vanguard Theatre used to be. It provided a few minutes of indecision because two skin-flicks were playing and I had …

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Dr. Abram Hoffer Leads Research In LSD Cure For Schizophrenia


Fifth Estate # 13, August 30, 1966

The Fifth Estate talked recently with Dr. Abram Hoffer, Director of Psychiatric Research at University Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Dr. Hoffer was one of the first legitimate scientists to become involved in research with the controversial drug LSD. In hopes …

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The Fifth Column


Fifth Estate # 9, June, 1966

Paul Krassner, editor of a magazine of free thought, criticism, and satire, called The Realist, was in Detroit last month. In his “Evening with A Self-Styled Phony,” Krassner turned people on to what turns him on. The Realist, for example: …

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‘Estate’ Comes Home


Fifth Estate # 4, February 12-March 1, 1966

The Fifth Estate, our answer “to what could be happening in Detroit if people knew where to find it,” has moved from its Post Office box in Bloomfield Hills to 1107 Warren. Located just off the John Lodge expressway and …

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HipPocrates Here for Open City


Fifth Estate # 79, May 15-28, 1969

Dr. Eugene Schoenfeld, known and loved “Hippocrates,” will be at WSU’s Community Arts Auditorium on Wednesday May 28 at 8 pm in a benefit for Open City, Detroit’s service organization for the free community.

Open City Progress


Fifth Estate # 76, April 3-16, 1969

Open City’s first financial setback occurred April 1st when the Studio 1 benefit was canceled at the last minute. Bob Scott was supposed to receive enough backing to open his Optek Pharmacy at the old Studio location, but things back-rued …

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Paul Krassner in Detroit


Fifth Estate # 31, June 1-15, 1967

Every Mother’s Day Paul Krassner, editor of the REALIST comes to Detroit and educates us on what’s REALLY happening in the underground.

Open City


Fifth Estate # 75, March 20-April 2, 1969

Open City, Detroit’s service organization to the free community, has begun operation. So far most activity has centered around people calling in problems to the switchboard.

Open City Opens


Fifth Estate # 74, March 5-19, 1969

Several hundred people attended Open City’s first benefit held February 28 at Alvin’s Delicatessen. The three hundred dollars collected at the door was used to purchase the community switchboard now in operation at the Open City office. For the last …

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Detroit Renaissance


Fifth Estate # 72, February 6 - 19, 1969

The transformation of life in its entirety begins when men dare to rule their own lives. —A narchos The Detroit revolutionary community needs its own turf. There are tens of thousands of people in this area who read the Fifth …

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