A.P. SAN CLEMENTE.
Local resident and notewothy poet Archy Rice was found slumped over his steering wheel at San Onofre State Beach Sunday afternoon. After what friends called a "rant" about the biased unprofessional judging at the N.S.S.A. surfing contest held at Church beach which concluded yesterday, he suffered a stroke in his vehicle. Archy is well loved by all and has a magnanimous personality uniting people wherever he goes. He is a well known poet, skydiver, big wave rider and for a period, Senator from the state of Nevada. Archy first came to San Clemente in 1959 After going overboard on a cargo ship headed for San Francisco, after being at sea for twelve days he walked up on the beach at Ole Hanson Beach club. Archy First gained Nationwide attention by being the first man to ever Ride a wave over 100 feet tall at (then unknown) Cortez Bank. Then, as if that werent enough, he introduced Rice Farming to Indonesia as part of his effort to end world hunger, he is credited with saving millions of indonesians with his simple ideas for burning rice hull ash to reinvigorate the soil in the rice paddies.
Archy is not expected to survive, and remains on life support, more on this as it becomes available................ A.P. Curran Swaydasal