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Amarillo Sunday News Globe (Newspaper) - June 27, 1976, Amarillo, Texas Shocker Bicentennial it wot approaching Midnight when a police dispatcher heard the first chilling words Quot my whole family is dead. Shot to so began the Joplin murder Case a shocker even in Texas Pagi 6 from sea to shining sea americans will celebrate the Bicentennial fourth of july weekend in their own Homey Way a parades picnics patriotic speeches festivals exhibits sports competitions and fireworks. Pagi 7. Arts books by tines comics death editorial a farm Oil. People. Sports we non a Index i i fair with Cool nights and warm Days through tomorrow. High today and tomorrow in the Lew 90s. Lew tonight in the Low 60s. Wind South Otty 12 to 22 Miles per hour today. _ Mars for centuries earthlings have wondered whether there is life there. On july 4, the first of two mini laboratories will arrive on Mars stretch out its scoop up dirt and Tell us whether it hit the cosmic Jackpot. Pagi8. . Sex congressmen Aren t any sexier than other men they just think they Are. And because their world seems to buttress those beliefs some Are drawn to the sort of sexual encounters now titillating the nation s gossipy capital. Pagi 9. 1amarillo sunday news Globe vol 52 no. 26amarillo, Texas sunday june 27, 1976 130 pages Price 35cleaders meet for Summit free fireworks july 4 highlight the night will be filled with music and the sky will be filled with fire july 4 As the nation s Bicentennial is celebrated with the 23rd annual Globe news free fireworks show at Dick Bivins stadium at the to state Fairgrounds starting about Sunset the evening s activities will include band music by the Amarillo Bicentennial band a Volunteer group made up of members of Junior High school High school and College bands and former band members wanting to have a part in Amarillo s Observance of the nation s 200th anniversary interspersed with the band music will be Community singing of patriotic songs and familiar hymns leading the singing will be members of the choirs from Many Amarillo churches the choir members will be seated together at several locations in the grandstand families of the choir members will be seated with them to preserve the family character of the Bicentennial event immediately before the fireworks there will be appropriate patriotic speaking a Flag ceremony and the National Anthem. As a special feature of the Observance the Bicentennial colonial Village will be open on the East Side of Bivins stadium from 7 until 9 pm. As in previous years families Are invited to bring picnic lunches to spread on the stadium slopes before the show everyone is invited Reagan Ford pick us votes by the associated press Ronald Reagan collected four delegates in Idaho and appeared on his Way to winning All 21 of new Mexico a delegates saturday to offset president Ford s near sweep in Minnesota. Reagan won the first eight delegates chosen in new Mexico saturday night. Only three Ford backers remained in the race for the state s other 13 seats. Reagan was also expected to do Well in Montana where 20 National convention delegates Are being picked at the state convention this weekend the president now has a total of 1,-001 National convention delegates. That is 129 votes Short of the number needed for nomination with Only 131 delegates still to be chosen Reagan has 943 delegates and there Are 182 uncommitted delegates. Reagan campaigned in both Montana and Idaho on saturday prior to the Delegate selection disputes Over parliamentary procedures slowed the Delegate selection in Montana where Reagan and Ford factions waged bitter arguments Over How to apportion the National delegates in Idaho. Reagan won All four of the at Large delegates elected saturday giving him 17 of that states 21 delegates. The other four support Ford. The president won 17 of the 18 delegates chosen in Minnesota Early saturday morning after a Marathon night session at the state convention. Reagan got the other Delegate. Minnesota will Send a total of 42 delegates to the National convention 33 supporting Ford six backing Reagan and three uncommitted. In new Mexico. Reagan supporters maintained a United front in the first see Ford. Page 2 Economy focus of talks Dorado puerto Rico up president Ford led the chiefs of six other major Industrial nations into puerto Rico saturday for a Summit conference aimed at keeping their current economic booms from going bust the luxurious Dorado Beach hotel once owned by the family of vice president Nelson Rockefeller and site of the meeting was turned into an armed Camp. White House officials expected 15,000 puerto rican demonstrators favouring Independence from the United states to mass outside the hotel grounds sunday. The Day the seven world leaders begin their talks Ford the Host and first to arrive at san Juan International Airport diverted attention from economic matters by warning Cuba that the United states would retaliate if the Castro government interfered in the Domestic affairs of the United states and puerto Rico. Ford had raffled puerto rican feelings by failing to inform them in Advance the Summit would be held on puerto rican soil but he attempted to mollify the islanders saturday by praising their right to a freely determine the nature of their ties Quot with the United states it was the second economic Summit held by six of the Heads of state who met last november in Rambouillet France president Valery Giscard d Estwing of France did not invite Canada to that conference. Attending this meeting were the leaders of the United states West Germany Japan. Great Britain France Italy and Canada All of whom Are in some sort of political trouble and look to this conference to improve their images the no. 1 subject on the Agenda was coordination of their policies on economic growth Energy Trade currency Exchange rates and relations with third world and Oil producing nations Quot we Are fully aware of How important it is for us to work together of shape policies to achieve stable economic growth and to respond to the new challenges and opportunities which face us Ford said upon arrival at san Juan. Prime minister Takeo Miki of Japan prime minister Aldo Moro of Italy Chancellor Helmut Schmidt of wot Germany and prime minister James Callaghan of Britain All arrived later Callaghan Landing in the controversial concorde supersonic jetliner. Prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau of Canada delayed by an emergency Cabinet meeting on the Canadian air traffic controllers strike postponed his departure bom Ottawa until 9 . Sunday. Guards with sidearms were placed at every 100 Yards along an internal Road in the fenced in 500-acre Dorado Beach hotel compound. Hundreds of plainclothes police filled the hotels rooms. Public entry into the hotel was prohibited and special credentials were required to pass through two staff it it Ota by Ron Marlow inflatable housing. Cost goes up faster than Walls. Housing squeeze monies survive editors note an Amarillo Bome building Boom has All but obscured a Bear hug of a housing squeeze that threatens to Edge Middle class families away from the dreamy Prospect of a new House in a Choice neighbourhood. Best bets on who survives the squeeze Are the monies who can have what they want come what May and the Money less who in isolated instances can count on government provisions funded by Middle class tax dollars. Hie article following opens a six part housing series which will continue in weekday editions of the Clebe Timet. By Michael h. Price Globe news business editor Quot id hate to be starting to buy a new House ponders the president of the Texas Panhandle builders association. Quot things Are looking Bleak right now. Especially for the Middle class and the Young so candid a comment from Carl Mitcham As regional head of the Home building Industry s principal Trade association strikes a remarkable contrast with an obvious Boom in the Amarillo housing Market. In this past May alone contractors took out 94 City growing 3,000 a year see leaders Page 2 by Helen Rohloff Globe news staff writer people Are moving to Amarillo at the rate of 3,000 to 4.000 a year these Days. The figure was drawn carefully by those in the know. Studies on the prediction have been made by West Texas state University by the Panhandle regional planning commission by the Utility companies the chamber of Commerce and Amarillo s City government. And Why Are All these people moving into the City rather than elsewhere0 Dale Williamson said its because Quot Amarillo is the Garden spot of Texas. Maybe even the Williamson May be prejudiced. But As director of planning traffic and code enforcement for the City of Amarillo he is one of the Many officials who Huyg to know How to plan for the Onrush. Economic facts Point out Amarillos desirability. The tax base the Low unemployment rate the excellent and constantly expanding Economy All spell Good news for those looking for a place to Call Home. Building permits Williamson see Amarillo Page 2 municipal permits for single family dwellings Topping a 13 5 million total residential construction for this years first Quarter amounted to 124 permits valued at a collective $4 4 million plus. It s not As though the builders were raising Walls for a nonexistent Market. As families move into Amarillo and upward on the status ladder new houses become homesteads and vacant lots become construction Sites. But that great equalizer known As inflation a principally in labor land and materials a is squeezing the american dream of Home ownership out of the reach of increasing numbers of workaday would be householders. Eighty per cent of the country s prospective homeowners Lack the wherewithal to buy a new House a through no fault of their own reports the Bureau of business research at the University of Tex As a us tin a newly constructed housing is becoming so said Mitcham. Augmenting his builders Eye View with a consumer Outlook Quot that it is forcing Many families to move instead into apartments a or to stay in the apartments a and into older houses things they can afford. A the conditions Are putting the new House More in the reach of the older More established family. Quot several years ago $50.000 was the kind of Price tag you d see on a really expensive House. Today i see squeeze. Page 2 christians renew assaults Beirut Lebanon apr right Wing christians launched fresh assaults saturday afternoon against two palestinian refugee Camps in the biggest Battle of the civil War and fighting continued with a unprecedented ferocity a Beirut radio reported. The five Day Battle Over the refugee Camps on the Southeastern fringe of Beirut has left the Hillside zone littered with decomposing bodies. Moslem controlled Beirut radio said palestinian guerrillas and moslem leftists trying to relieve pressure on the Camps attacked Christian positions in the mountains eight Miles East of Beirut and there were artillery mortar and machine gun duels. It reported that libyan Premier Abdel Salem Jalloul met with leftist leaders and was making other contacts to try and arrange a new cease fire. An overnight missile Duel set dozens of apartment buildings afire elsewhere in the City. A rightist radio report said Quot casualties Are High Quot and the palestinian refugee Camps of Tal Zlatar and Isrel Basha were Quot under a thick pall of Black smoke from raging fires Quot a leftist radio report said at least 50 Christian fighters were killed and 135 wounded in a morning attack on the Camps where about 25,000 palestinians live surrounded by Christia controlled territory. Trails of fire across the sky from the shelling contrasted with Beirut s near total blackout. The City has been without electricity water telephones or Telegraph communications for three Days. Radio reports monitored in Nicosia. Cyprus told of a an acute shortage of bread Quot in Beirut and reported urgent appeals from both sides for outside Arab intervention to end the bloodshed. Quot the tragedy stems from the fact there is no Force capable of enforcing an declared Pierre Gemayel of the rightist phalanges party which Fields the largest Christian Force. The commander of the breakaway moslem Quot lebanese Arab army Quot caked on the new Arab peace Force to Stop the attacks on the Camps. The guerrillas said they repulsed an attack by an estimated 6.000 Christian militiamen and 130 tanks and armoured cars trying to overrun the palestinian Camps a spokesman said the assault lasting see Battles Page 2 f it y i

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