Youth: For Its Own Sake

In the sunny resort village of Lake George, N.Y. (pop. 1,026), every tavern and roadhouse was doing S.R.O. business. Then, when the bars closed at 3 o'clock on Labor Day morning, 1,500 college students poured out on Lake George's main street, singing, yelling and tossing beer cans. Alerted to the danger, police and volunteer firemen blockaded the street, finally dispersed the rioters with jets of water from fire-truck hoses. That night 60 beer-filled students, many in their teens, were arrested.

"We Want Booze." What happened at Lake George happened, in varying degrees of violence, in dozens of cities, towns and resort...

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