April 27, 2009


Jasper Franklin

Franklin helped form several protest groups, including the Mashed Potato Alliance (1957); Jaspers for Jesus (1971) and the Dylan County chapter of Whiners/Complainers (1988).

Helen Charles

Best-known for organizing the 1974 Johnny's Cafeteria swedish meatball sit-ins, Mrs. Charles died of an aluminum foil overdose. Had a short career in film, starring as Beatrice in the Operation: Boll Weevil trilogy. Married to the sea in 1945; divorced in 1953 after an argument over rip tides. Funeral services set for April 30, 5:30 p.m., then it's off to Fatty's for nickel beer night.

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