Passing the ‘acid test’ of competition, Nancy’s Yogurt thrives, naturally
WHEN CHUCK KESEY and his brother, Ken, were boys, they often worked for their dad, who ran a dairy in Springfield, Ore. “Ken liked to work the boiler because that gave him a lot of time to write,” Chuck says of his famous kid brother. “But I was more involved in the hands-on activities.”
While Chuck studied dairy technology at Oregon State University, the younger Kesey eloped with his sweetheart, Faye, and enrolled at the University of Oregon. There, he won a scholarship to the creative-writing program at Stanford. To earn extra money, he worked as an orderly in a psychiatric ward and offered himself to the university psychology department as a guinea pig in experiments with psilocybin, mescaline, and LSD.