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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 5, 1970, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES-' Byror, JOTHYEARLpro.19 PHONE 6734271 1 ft SUNDAY MORNING. JULY 5, 1970-SEVENTY PAGES IN SIX BRP.TTf.Ng A lOc SUNDAY WASHINGTON (AP) America never had such a birth- day party before. Super stars gave their talent. Common peo- ple and great gave their prayer, song and cheers. Dissenters, claiming their heritage, clamored on the fringes, but the theme of unity clung through thunder, rain, tear gas and hail of stones. Bob Hope cracked jokes, keeping his pledge to keep Hon- or America Day off politics and on fun and country. Billy Gra- ham preached a sermon of unity and common ideals. President Nixon sent his greeting in the same mood. What America's founding fa- thers did 194 years ago when they declared this country Inde- pendent, the President said, "is the greatest political achieve- ment in the history of man and we are the beneficiaries of that achievement." Most of the mixed crowd at the nighttime gala cheered Hope and a host of other enter- tainers. A few threw pop bottles and litter, but no real harm was done. Scattered skirmishes between police and young antiwar pro- testers throughout the afternoon failed to scare away a crowd for the Hope show estimated by various police sources from Celebrates Millions Attend Gatherings __ otn >wt nnn n_ to In the neigh- borhood of the largest rally ever held here, last fall's protest against the war. Tinges of tear gas still hung in the air, and police continued a nmning battle with hecklers in the rear of the crowd shouting antiwar slogans and obscenities and hurling varied missiles. Youthful troublemakers threw at least two canisters of tear gas into the crowd near police Sines, Bothering some of the spectators but not interrupting the performance on stage. Most of the crowd ignored the disorders, but in the huge throng it was impossible to dif- ferentiate completely between the disrupters and those just trying to watch one of the great- est gatherings of stars in Ameri- ca's history. .lack Benny and Red Skellon joined Hope with comedy. Glen Campbell, Kate Smith, Connie .Stevens, Jeannie C. Riley con- tributed their big song hits. Dorothy Lamour, Barbara Eden, Dinah Shore, The Young Americans, The New Christy Minstrels, Sugar Ray Robinson and others tipped their hats to America. Fred Waring led the combined cast in "Battle Hymn of The Re- public" as a finale leading to a blazing burst of fireworks over Fleeting moment of horror Bystanders watch in horror as an unidentified young boy about 10 years old under .the hooves of a wild bronc Saturday during a performance of thStam orri Cowboy Reunion rodeo. The horse had bucked his way Snf bov broke away from the group in an attempt to get out of the horse's way The uWkS Mied bronc ran down the youngster, who miraculously suffered no apparent in- junes. The white streak in the left bottom of the picture is part of a fence which Don Blakley zoomed iPn on the aS with a Gather For Celebration Here Gail Homme Wins Miss Breckenridge By JOHNNY SWAN Staff Writer BRECKENRIDGE A tiny brown-eyed brunette was crowned Miss Breckenridge Sat- urday night to highlight a day- long fourth of July celebration here. Gall Homme, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Prank Homme, won the event from a field of 12 contestants, First runner up was Cindy Harrison, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Harrison. Cindy is a senior at Brecken- ridge High School. Second runner up was Billie Poteet, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Poteet. Miss Homme, who will be a senior next year, said she plans to major in art when she graduates from high school. The attractive brunette has painted for several years, she also has served as twirler in the Buckaroo Band and is an accomplished musician. Miss Homme, who stands five- foot-three, weighs 105 pounds and is active in sports which in- clude water skiing, and boating. About persons attended the pageant in spite of a light rain which fell during mid-after- noon. However, skys cleared and seating facilities were near capacity during the night event. NEWS INDEX Earlier in the day, seven-year- old Laquida Reatherford, Turn to BRECK, Tg. S-A U.S. Records Near 300 Traffic Deaths before midnight Saturday, 295 traffic deaths had been recorded on the nation's highways. In Texas, violent deaths were occurring at a near record pace, with 46 recorded by midnight. Twenty of the deaths were due to motor vehicle accidents. By GARY KRINO Reporter-News Staff Writer The big red, white and blue sign in the end zone of Shotwell Stadium said "Honor America" and that's what approximately Abilene and area residents did Fourth of July night. The thousands began to gather when the gates to the stadium opened at p.m. and time the program began {tfrie hour later, all seats plus the grassed-in north end zone were packed with flag-toting people. So many flags were demanded in fact, that Abilene Jaycees, who had saved of the Afciltm Evtitn 1-B Amutimwin 13-15-C irojT Amrln Nototxttk 5-A Itrrr'i World 1 S-C 15-A OvtlMk 3-B 7-12-D Raport 4- 3- EMwfeki 12- fmrm 5- Haipital Pitltflti Jmibb 3- Lttttr 4- MwfcWf ObittKriM 10. A Oil U-A SMTH 3-B 4-11 T. YMT 6oW ____ 4-B 1 4-C TV T.b (Fulbirt of B) WMMU'I Ntwi 1-11, 17-C miniature' banners to sell at Ihe festivities, ran out of the colors at p.m. Highlights of the program were rrtany and included a short address' by Dallas Cowboy A 11- Pro Defensive Tackle Bob Lilly, presentation of awards posthumously to Marine Lance Cpl. Kenneth W. Wheeler and patriot numbers by the Big Country Band directed by Charles Traylor. LILLY GOT a roar from the crowd when he said he'd made a lot of honors playing football, but had flunked speech. He said he didn't consider h i s appearance before the crowd a formal speech, however, because it was taking place in the friendly environments of a football field. In a more serious vein, Lilly remarked that the United Slates, although having only a small percentage of the world's population, was' so productive because it encouraged free entei-pri.se and competition. "What makes us honor he emphasized, "is that we sacrifice our wealth and our lives to help keep others in the world free." He said the question now facing Ire nation is one ot determination. "Do we have the courage and the ability to continue to keep the world he asked the throng. HE SAff) division in the United Stales is now a big issue and "it's no accident." The former TCU All-American and native of Throckmorton blamed the "subversive work of Communist nations" for Ihe current dissension in the country. "We must rededicate our efforts to keep the nation free and he concluded. Col. William L. director of the Eighth Marine Turn to BIG COUNTRY, Pg. 6-A No more wasted spittin' time >v Meven-jrear-oldI Andy Hajmie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Haynlrj of Munday, iV W1 possibilities of this seedlew watermelon i v r TV "bbon for H. Partridge of Munday Saturday a the annual Knox County Vegetable Festival and Flower Show in Munday. Another are alreadv on the 'fr U.J. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER IUKEA (Waertiar Map, Fa. II -A) ABILENE ANO VICINITY (Wmlle radius] Clear to partly cloudy ind anirrweel not Sunday through Monday. A Itaht chance for late afternoon and evening however tne probability Is low and only 30 per cent.- Afternoon In upped Wj. Over. night IW5 70. winds aournmrer. Jv 5 ro U m.p.h. TEMPERATURES a.m...............stf, p.m. 7J M S 17 Jl HtaK aim low date litf 17 Sunlit Kit ntjMt p.m. .umlta tortav: a.m. flaronwftr at U p.m.i W 73, HumMHY at nun II (I MT the Potomac River. The day's less happy side nf the ledger listed more than 500 injuries in the serious class, mostly cuts and bruises and a few heart attacks. Police reported more than a score of airesls. "Let us all look back today BO that we will be reminded of what great sacrifices have been made to make this day possi- Nixon sai iiin a tran- scribed message sent from the Turn to NATION, Pg. Patient patriot Waiting patiently during the preliminary speeches and the patriotic band music at the July 4th Spectacular at P. E. Shotwell Stadium, Christy Lockridge, daughter of Mrs. Bertha Lockridge of Abilene, later enjoyed along with the many other flag-carrying children in attend- ance the fireworks display exploding high above the ___crowd. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) WARMS ABILENIANS It's Not the Heat, It's the Humanity KD N. TVISHCAMPER Editor, The Reporter-News WASHINGTON Abilene's emissaries to Washington shared a heart-lifting experience nf worship and partriotic cele- bration Saturday with tens nf thousands of fellow Americans at two of the nation's hallowed shrines. Under a sweltering midday sun, they sang the national anthem and reciled the pledge to the flag in the majestic presence of Ihe Lincoln Memorial. They thrilled to a thundering 53-gun salute and exciting fireworks and flag dis- playing that ended the hour-long service. At night, they stood on Ihe mall nf Ihe Washington Monu- ment to laugh and applaud a gala program which was bright with entertainment and inspiring with affirmation of loyalty to country. THE WHOM? grand (lay was topped off wilh fellowship with several of the top cele- brities who made Honor America Day the success that it was. These privileges resulted from R combination of luck, influence, and some boldness on the part of Abilene dele- gation. During the morning, icven the Abilene envoys formed a greeting party at National Air- port for Pat Boone, noted singer, friend, and patron of Abilene Christian College. He flew in by private jet from Las Vegas, Nev., where he is now per- forming. Accompanying him Turn to ABILENtANS, Pg. 6-A UT Soph Wins Miss Easfland County Title By TOM PORTER Reporter-News Staff Writer CISCO Renee Raekow, a sophomore at the University of Texas, was crowned Miss East- land County during 4th of July festivities Saturday at the Lake Cisco swimming pool. First runner up was Rebecca Pippen, a recent graduate of Cisco High School, and second runner up was Calnketi Anne Reynolds, a sophomore at Cisco Junior College. The other two finalists were Betty Sue Seaton L to CISCO, Pt I-A 1   

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