Monday, May 2, 2011

A Slow Death in Washington (Part Four)

Echoes of the ousted Major Keyhoe's previous pleas for monetary contributions resounded as 1971 kicked in, even though NICAP had undergone many changes, including a change of address on Connecticut Avenue. By then, John L. Acuff was NICAP's president and G. Stuart Nixon remained secretary-treasurer.

This January 18, 1971 "Special Report" drips with semi-assurances that NICAP's status will be maintained with the satisfaction of indebtedness, and offers hope for the future. But, again, as Richard Hall's recollections ( indicated, NICAP's position, both economically and operationally, reflected other troubling issues, and in the end apathy and, allegedly, an overriding quest for something of personal profit in a nonprofit organization caused an inevitable demise. The UFO issue, to put it bluntly, became subservient to administrative whim.

Yet, for a few more years NICAP limped on and on before a rather uneventful death. Next time, we'll feature one of the organization's last gasps.