California: End of the Dance

Not all of San Francisco's hippies live by flower power. Last week the city's psychedelic enclave, the Haight-Ashbury district, was shaken out of its roseate trance by the brutal murders of two hippie drug peddlers.

First to die was John Kent ("Shob") Carter, 25, whose body was found one night in his psychedelically painted apartment. He had been stabbed twelve times with a butcher knife, and his right arm was severed at the elbow. A few days later near Sausalito, a pair of hikers discovered the body of William

Thomas, 26, a Negro who billed himself in the Haight as "Superspade."...

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