The Nation: Rent A Hippie

Lonnie Corder, a 19-year-old University of Oklahoma freshman, recently placed a classified ad in the Oklahoma Daily: "Are your parties a little dull? Rent a hippie. Nothing that will spoil the atmosphere, just add that little aesthetic flavor." Now, at $10 an hour, some affluent gentry of Norman, Okla., are renting the longhairs of the counterculture to decorate their parties. Thus, presumably in a triumph of free enterprise, a student whose parents have cut him off for looking like a freak can work his way through college by being one.


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