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 (nicap.org) 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.