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a: 103, b: 83 - FSM's, YAF's, VDC's
Free Speech Movement, Young American's for Freedom, and ?
a: 103, b: 83 - a national reflex to certain pathologies in high places only death had the power to cure
Presumably, the McCarthy era, which only ended with McCarthy's death in 1957.
a: 103, b: 83 - Siwash
A fictional college in stories by George Fitch (d. 1915), American author. Also, a small usually inland college that is notably provincial in outlook.
Also related to Native Americans?
a: 104, b: 83 - Secretaries James and Foster and Senator Joseph
James Forrestal, John Foster Dulles, and Joseph McCarthy.
a: 104, b: ? - a shirt on various Polynesian themes and dating from the Truman administration
Recalls the shirt worn by Slothrop in Part 2 of Gravity's Rainbow, even though that one was Hawaiian and worn a few months before Truman took office.
a: ?, b: 88 - Roos Atkins
Chain of upscale men's clothing stores in San Francisco wiki
a: ?, b: 90 - sinophile
Someone fond of chinese culture
a: ?, b: 93 - IBM 7094
At the time of publishing, this was the top-of-the-line computer. One of those HUGE room sized ones.
a: ?, b: 96 - Flores Magon brothers
Ricardo and Enrique Flores Magón led anarchist movements in Mexico in the early 1900's.
a: ?, b: 96 - Zapata
Emiliano Zapata was another Mexican revolutionary in the early 1900's.
a: ?, b: 101 - jitney
A type of taxi, but with a regular route, that stops at any point along the way that you want. It is also shared with other riders. Jitneys are run, usually, entrepreneurially and often unlicensed. A kind of off-the-grid "taxi".
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