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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - February 5, 1984, Hutchinson, Kansas Buddy Holly Memories linger as his beat rocks on By Dan United Press MASON Iowa - can't remember if I cried when I read about his widowed But something touched me deep inside the day the music The words in Don McLean's classic 1971 song recall 4, 1959, when the tragic death of Buddy Holly shook the rock 'n roll Exactly 25 years after Holly's death - officials predict at least 2.500 people still deep by the late Holly and his music will take a special trek to the site of his final It is an annual journey to northern made every February as their way of paying tribute to the bespectacled rockabilly artist whose career was dramatically cut short by an airplane accident in Mason The owner of known only as the organized the annual Buddy Holly Reunion six years ago at the Surf Ballroom in nearby Clear where Holly and his the played their last Holly fans spend the weekend in Clear stirring up memories and grooving to music provided by Bobby Tommy Roc and a special event every year - the best thing I've ever said the of is awfully special and it's sold out People are spending real coming from far-away places like England and Alaska to salute Buddy Holly and the special music of the On the night of Feb. 3, 1959, Holly and the Crickets held a concert at the Surf for 1,100 and their Joining the group on stage were two other popular Ritchie and the a Texas disc program director and singer known for the hit After the a chartered airplane was to take the three singers to for their next They never got The Beachcraft Bonanza crashed five miles northwest of the Mason City killing the three singers and pilot Roger 21, of Clear Authorities blamed bad weather for the Buddy Holly's glasses and J.P. Richardson's wristwatch are In a storage vault In Mason City was a real The memories are really said Niki 46, who quit as the rhythm guitarist more than one year before Holly's remember Buddy as a unique individual - a shy kid from Texas with a said now a Kansas tried to call me a week before his death but I wasn't He wanted to get the band back but we never made the I often think about Carroll former manager of the remembers driving Holly and the other musicians to the closing the plane door and wishing them good years go but I can never seem to get it out of my Anderson boys were in such Private arms outgun police weaponry Loose machine gun regulations put automatic weapons in many hands By Jay B. Lewis United Press International DALLAS - There are nearly four times as many machine guns and assault rifles in the hands of private citizens as in the hands of police all sold through a legal street according to federal Keeping track of this skyrocketing market in sophisticated death weapons is an obscure agency of the Treasury Department that keeps its files is hampered by conflicting and enforces laws that date back to the 1930s. All a private citizen needs to own a weapon is for a one-time about to buy the weapon and the patience to fill out one set of He will not be photographed or and local law enforcement agencies need not be One Dallas arms who asked not to be said the number of people taking advantage of loose regulations has grown into a problem - for making business hard for people who want to operate a shop because everyone is a dealer the dealer big market isn't over the it's out in the Gary who heads the Bureau of Tobacco and Firearms branch that deals with firearms said there has been a definite increase in the number of applications for licenses to own automatic can see it just in our total Schaible total number of licensees who can engage in National Firearms Act activity has increased 185 percent in the last five Firearms are regulated under two the National Firearms Act of 1934, which regulates automatic and the Gun Control Act of 1968, which regulates imports and interstate The 1934 law requires a tax be paid before a private citizen can own an automatic one that fires continuously as long as the trigger is held That was a big enough tax to discourage buyers in the 1930s, but it totals about the same as a good stereo set when added to the cost of an automatic weapon They range from for the Ruger assault rifle to for the German light machine In 1981, the last year complete figures were Schaible said law enforcement officers had 18.740 automatic compared with a total of 68,650 in the hands of private What kind of people buy machine best customers are said the Dallas gun get a guy then go home at night and this guy killed eight people with his bare and he's After awhile he'll come see me. seeing a lot of people nowadays who are making good but blue-collar the dealer think primarily the increase is in people who are just figuring I can own a machine The 1934 law permits a private citizen to buy a machine gun if he pays a one-time tax on the but the application requires an affadavit from the local police chief or sheriff attesting to the buyer's good you aren't sure you want to go through all that you can send off a form to be a dealer and they won't run a the dealer supposed to get punched into the National Crime Information Center but there's quite a backlog because of the 18 E First St. show sen. citizens an SINGING VALENTINE By Sweef Send a song to your sweetie for Valentines Day For Only 9-9658> They won't stop they get to the m. SUN. IBI MAT. SAT. Hutchinson Public Library FREE SERIES Feb. 6 Showings at 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. Seating limited to 75. Paid for by of the 11 p.m. Convention Hall Advance Tickets Att JoAnn Franke is it your Birthday a jubilant mood after the The thing that gets me is that you could tell he was on the verge of something - was close to really busting out Holly's Maria Elena Holly is remarried with three children and lives in where she still handles her late husband's business She said she would be unable to attend this year's tribute because of a trip to just happy he's stUI being appreciated and people are still enjoying his she is only a consolation to me. I still miss Buddy a He'll never go away from my life as long as I Memories of Holly burn for a generation stirred by such hits as Be the and Another generation grew up listening to rock artists influenced by Holly - most notably the who borrowed their name from the born Charles Hardin started off as a country singer in 1956. The native recorded scores of rock songs from the summer of 1957 until his death in 1959 at the age of 22. 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