He's bold, he got the girl. He's loved by everybody from all walks of life. Fong-Torres, who began working at Rolling Stone inwith its eighth issue, earned remarkable access to rock 'n' roll artists in an era when the genre was beginning to emerge as the predominant soundtrack of a rebellious generation.
Even more impressive was that he did so with few Asian American role models before him. The fact that I am Chinese American added to that. As shown in the film, Fong-Torres perfected an easy-going style of interviewing in which subjects like Ray Charles and Bob Dylan seemed to relax around him, revealing their uncensored, unfiltered opinions on topics that were controversial at the time, including race and politics.
Fong-Torres recalls coming of age in the Chinese restaurants that his father worked in or owned. It was baseball, when it was the season. And then all the time it was music. And that's the real reason that when the opportunity came up to join a magazine, like Rolling Stone, I grabbed it. Fong-Torres leaned on music as an escape, and it remained a constant in various environments, including in the Texas The Son Of America, where his family briefly moved so his father could pursue a restaurant opportunity there.
All spaces must be filled in. Name: Address:. City: State: Zip: Birth Date:. Age: Phone:. Have you ever been a member of this Order? If so, give Camp. Reference 1 Phone. Reference 2 Phone. The P. Challenge coin. It once had several hundred Camps lodges with several thousand members in the United States of America and its territories, but is now only found in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Jersey and Louisiana.
Origin of the Order:. Reynell Coates December 10, - April 27, Coates was a surgeon, scientist, statesman, naturalist, teacher, poet, lecturer and essayist, and wished to found a fraternity for American boys to serve as a "High School of American Patriotism. The organization was open to American boys aged sixteen to twenty-one years of age.
Upon turning twenty-one, their membership would be transferred to the United Sons of America, the parent organization of the Junior Sons. Coates was the organizer and chief promoter of the Junior Sons of America, wrote the constitution and by-laws, the ritual and ceremonies, and chose the Order's songs which still remain in use. Coates devised the Order on the Masonic lodge system, with local units called "Camps," meeting around fraternal altars on which the Holy Bible was placed.
Secret modes of recognition, such as hand signs, grips or secret handclasps, and passwords were devised and taught to the members.
Early Growth:. Immediately after lighting the first Campfire of the Order, the Order expanded throughout the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and bythe Order of Junior Sons of America was established in twenty States and Territories of the Union. While the The Son Of America organization, the United Sons of America, had dissolved in the 's, the Junior Sons of America continued on. Coates devised the Order on the Masonic lodge system, with local units called "Camps," meeting around fraternal altars on which the Holy Bible was placed.
Secret modes of recognition, such as hand signs, grips or secret handclaspsand passwords were devised and taught to the members. Early Growth: Immediately after lighting the first Campfire of the Order, the Order expanded throughout the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and bythe Order of Junior Sons The Son Of America America was established in twenty States and Territories of the Union.
While the parent organization, the United Sons of America, had dissolved in the 's, the Junior Sons of America continued on. Pennsylvania always had the largest number of members and Camps. So many members volunteered that only one Camp in Pennsylvania remained active. Some camps enrolled into the Union Army as a whole, proving their loyalty and patriotic love of Flag and Country.
Reorganization: Towards the conclusion of this unfortunate conflict, a convention was held by several Brothers of the Junior Sons of America in Norristown, PA on August 17th,to reorganize the Order.
It was at this time that the name The Son Of America changed to the Patriotic Sons of America P. The Order The Son Of America a sash, worn from the right shoulder to the left hip, bearing the blue canton and white stars, and red and white stripes, of "Old Glory" as the official regalia for P.
Jewels of office, consisting of red, white and blue ribbons and silver emblematic devices, were adopted for the Camp's officers to wear on their sash. During the period ofthe P. The P. The uniform was later changed to The Son Of America modern U. Army-style dark blue uniforms, with the round peaked cap bearing badges with the letters "P.
The Brothers of the P. Many made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation; they maintained their bonds of brotherhood during the war, and even held Camp meetings while on duty in Puerto Rico. Brothers enlisted; over gave their lives.
When the United States of America was drawn into the Second World Warclose to 5, Brothers served in the armed forces; more than made the supreme sacrifice.
Toe To Toe - Old Scores, New Glories (CD), The Flying Hat - Borderline Collie - II (CDr, Album), Paranormal - Synroc - Burden (File, MP3, Album), Straw Dogs, El Ruido - David Bisbal - Acústico - Una Noche En El Teatro Real (Blu-ray-R), Ill Never Leave - Busta Rhymes - Everything Remains Raw (DVD), August Sin - Hat Check Girl - Six Bucks Shy (CD), Your Abyss - Nick Reinhart - Scary Sounds (File), Cant We Be Friends - Roy Eldridge - String Along With Roy Eldridge (Vinyl, LP, Album), Steely Dan - A Decade Of Steely Dan (CD), Captain Barkey / Polly Famous / Jaggy D - Nuttin Nuh Wrong / Shot We Fire (Vinyl), Me Oh My - Micky (3) - Todas Sus Producciones Con Fernando Arbex (1971-1975) (CD, Album)