Local Youth Purchase Pool Hall In Chinatown

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KRON-TV news footage from June 20th 1967 with reporter Jerry Jensen featuirng scenes from a pool hall in San Francisco's Chinatown, where a young man explains why a group of them felt it was necessary to purchase the hall, for the good of their community: "This thing all started because this place was going to close. And this is the hang out for all the hoods in Chinatown. And if the place closes up they'll throw all the kids out on the street. And most of these kids don't have jobs and they have no place to go. So ... they might cause a lot of trouble ... We figured if we buy the place, fixed it up, keep the place open, then the guys have a place to go." Also includes views of youths playing pinball and another young man being interviewed about tensions between people born in the US and those arriving from China: "Actually we have a lot of problems. Such as, you know, too many hoodlums. Gangs! ... We don't get along together. I don't know why ... The always call us mugs or something and then we don't like what they said, you know, then we fight it out." Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

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Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
KRON 300-5

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