EDITORIAL: “LOCAL TROUBLE” (SURFING MAGAZINE, 1972)

This single-paragraph editorial, by publisher Don Thomas, ran in the February 1972 issue of Surfing magazine. It was preceded, in the same column, by a short piece condemning the behavior of American surfers abroad. This version has been slightly edited.  *  *  *  Closer to home, conflicts are even worse. Every local area has a…