Environment: Mysterious Billboard

As billboards go, it's a real stopper—a huge closeup photo of a pimply faced, wild-haired hippie, mounted on a ghastly yellow background and bearing the message, in red and black letters: BEAUTIFY AMERICA, GET A HAIRCUT. The poster has lately appeared on roadsides across the nation, generating no end of speculation about who or what is behind the campaign.

Some citizens of Atlanta, which boasts 80 of the billboards, worry that right-wingers were involved. In Miami, the posters are thought to be the handiwork of an eccentric millionaire; in Lancaster, Ohio, they are signed by the Lancaster Mothers'...

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