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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - July 4, 1976, High Point, North Carolina 17761976 weather showers warm today and monday 92nd year a no. 186 the High Point Enterprise Call us circulation 882-1711 classified ads 885-2177 other depts. 885-2161 High Point n. C., sunday morning july 4, 1976 102 pages daily 15c, sunday 35c fighting reported israeli commandos free 106 hostages Bicentennial Wagon train arrives in Valley forge on saturday apr re photo Wagon train reaches nation s Birthplace by Chris Roberts associated press writer Philadelphia a the Bicentennial Wagon train snaked into Valley forge on saturday As thousands of tourists swarmed Here to touch the Liberty for answers to questions or help with a problem Call or write action line in care of the Enterprise. Ever request is considered but please understand that the volume makes it impossible to answer or even acknowledge every one. License and Liberty q. Why do cars need License tags Why Are Liberty Bells so important to our country child. A records which match the License plate number with the owner Are kept on file in the state capitals so if the Driver is in a wreck or has broken a Law. The vehicle s owner can be Iden Lilied for examples Atar can be stolen. A Driver could be in a wreck and unconscious with no Driver s License for identification a Driver leaves the scene of an Accident or tries to escape arrest by speeding away a Driver accidentally hits an unoccupied car in each Case the License tag can identify the owner our wheels give us Freedom to go places the plate is sort of a Symbol of responsibility in How we drive there Bells have always had a special significance in the affairs of Man the capitalized Liberty Bell is the one in Philadelphia that pealed the news of the signing of the declaration of Independence in earlier tunes Bells were worn to Ward off evil spirits to warn that an enemy was approaching to Call attention to curfew time and the notices of town criers to remind citizens of tax deadlines even to announce fresh fish had arrived at the marketplace. Buoy Bells warn ships at sea Bells like big Ben Mark the time Bells Call firefighters to fires and worshippers to Church Bells Are always closely associated with a momentous event and the Liberty Bell is a Symbol of our Independence. It reminds us we have an obligation to preserve our liberties and that s Why it s so important to our country Bell and tour Independence Hall where the declaration of Independence was debated and signed american flags fluttered throughout the City on the eve of americans 200th birthday As philadelphian prepared for a Gigantic Salute in the City where Independence was bom a this is what we need after the misery of watergate Joanne Honing a resident of suburban Narberth said saturday while taking in the historic Sites. A it s the Nice part of the news they Are playing up the Bicentennial and the Good things now rather than the bad a she said president Ford will visit the nation s Birthplace sunday to ask All americans to a join in an extended period of Celebration thanksgiving and he will come Here by helicopter from Valley forge where he will begin the Day by greeting the 20th Century pilgrims who travelled across the country in Conestoga wagons in tribute to americans pioneers. Officials predict that two million people May Jam Philadelphia s historic District sunday making for the biggest tourist weekend in the City s history All of the City a 8,000 policemen will be on duty to Deal with the crowds arid any possible violence by two protest groups that plan rallies and parades. The crowd at Independence Square grew steadily saturday. By noon there was a 90-minute wait outside Independence Hall but there was still plenty of Elbow room on the sidewalks and Grassy malls at the National Park a i thought i was going to see an awful lot of people and i m surprised it in t mobbed a a said Carmine Yengo. A professor at Trenton state College in new Jersey. A after 200 years the country is entitled to a Celebration bul i think part of the Celebration should have been devoted to a lot More debate and discussion of the problems we face said Yengo. Tel Aviv Israel a airborne israeli commandos raided Uganda s Entebbe Airport Early sunday and freed All 106 hostages being held by pro Palestine hijackers of an air France jetliner an israeli army spokesman said it was not immediately Clear How Many casualties there were among the hostages and commandos an air France spokesman in Nairobi Kenya where the three israeli military planes stopped Over on their Way Home said the commando unit a apparently has eliminated the hijackers. He said surgical operations were performed on some wounded persons on the runway of the Nairobi Airport. The raid took place about 12 hours before the 7 a in. Edt deadline for Israel and four other nations to meet the hijackers demands of Freedom for 53 militants jailed in those nations according to the air France spokesman in Nairobi there was fighting reported around the old terminal building at Entebbe where the hostages were being held captive he reported the israeli planes flew directly to Uganda from Israel a 2.500 Miles a and landed in Nairobi on their return at about 2 30 a in. Local time 7.30 . Edt. A kenyan soldiers surrounded the israeli planes and prevented our personnel from going near it Quot the air France spokesman said a but one of the israelis said. The operation at Entebbe is Over from that we gather that the palestinians have been eliminated a a he said he did not know How Many hostages were rescued or How Many persons were injured. He reported the israeli raiders he saw at Nairobi wore civilian clothes. An air France plane that had been prepared for evacuation of the hostages was still standing by in Nairobi a tonight Israel defense forces extracted and freed the hostages including the air France Crew from the Airport at Entebbe a an israeli army communique issued in Tel Aviv said a military command spokesman told reporters a was far As we know they were All freed we do not know if they Are All of a a most of the hostages held for a week were israelis or jews of other nationalities the hijackers had freed 148 other passengers wednesday and thursday. The military command did not say if the commandos encountered resistance from ugandan soldiers at the Airport the French air plane was commandeered by four hijackers Over Greece last sunday during a flight from Tel Aviv to Paris after a refuelling Stop in Benghazi. Libya the Pilot was forced to Fly to Uganda where the hijackers reportedly were joined by three or four others. The Surprise raid came three Days after Israel made a turnabout thursday and said it was willing to negotiate with the terrorists forty of the prisoners the hijackers wanted freed were being held in israeli jails. After that there were meetings of a ministerial group headed by prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and Israel kept secret the moves it was making americans Herald 200th anniversary inside Reading Bobwhite flew the Coop. Page 2a writing the declaration. Page 2d an egyptian s View. Page 2a editorials. Page 4a women s news. Section b sports. Television. Page 4d entertainment. Pages 3, 4, 5d obituaries. Page 6d classified. Pages 7-16d by Jules Loh associated press writer bands Bunting and Bells heralded the nations 200th fourth of july weekend with americans in Middlesex Village and farm Bent on making it the grandest birthday yet. A break out the flags strike up the band Light up the sky a said president Ford and americans were Quick to accept the invitation the United states is observing he said. A the greatest fourth of july any of us will Ever see in Washington the declaration of Independence went on display in a manner perhaps never before done a 76 continuous hours of Public View. In new York the tall ships of another Era arrived in the Harbor for one of the most flamboyant displays of sail since British Square riggers landed troops there in 1776. Across the land a acis. Picnics and Street dances celebrated two centuries of Independence in a tidal wave of unabashed patriotism. Ironically one of the first Independence Day celebrations was in peking where july 4 arrived a Day Early the american envoy Thomas s Gates was Host for a reception at die . Liaison office at Valley forge pa., 200 wagons from five separate Wagon trains completed 17,-000 Miles of Cross country travel and made Camp president Ford is scheduled to arrive there sunday for ceremonies declaring Valley forge a National Park. The president then will go to Independence Hall in Philadelphia for 2 . Ceremonies during which the Bell in the Tower of Independence Hall will be rung on that signal Bells throughout the country will peal saluting the moment the declaration was signed proclaiming Liberty throughout the land Ford is then to Fly by helicopter to the deck of the Forrestal in new York Harbor to watch operation sail the Parade of Square riggers up the Hudson River apparently warned off by threats of crushing crowds. New yorkers and new Jersey ites showed up saturday in far ewer numbers than expected to watch from Shore Side Vantage Points As the Armada assembled similar Light turnouts were reported in Philadelphia a Bronx poster Vendor. Richard Duggan who had spent almost $2,000 to imposters of the tall ships had sold Only four posters $8 Worth As of noon saturday the water off both state s see americans on 7a Bicentennial happenings supreme court issues series of major rulings Cornea transplants q. What if anything does the North Carolina commission for the Blind do to assist financially a person who needs a Cornea transplant does the income of a person influence the consideration of the commission or does the Lions club get involved do they help with transportation carrying the patient for a checkup that is required following surgery thank you. Anon woman. A. The commission for the Blind does offer financial assistance based on the need they take into consideration the number in the family and the income of the members the Lions clubs of the state were instrumental in establishing the commission and do get involved offering help where and when needed the current president Tom Broadwater suggests you Contact their Secretary Lions club of High Point has a listing in the phone Book 883-7925or any member of the club for further assistance Washington apr in a week Long series of sweeping decisions the supreme court has Laid Down new rules on issues ranging from capital punishment to the Freedom of the press. Other decisions during the week affected the rights of women to have abortions busing of children for desegregation the strip mining of Coal on the great Plains and the firing of government workers for political reasons. The series of rulings was climaxed Friday by a 7-2 decision upholding the constitutionality of the death penalty but holding that it was applied improperly in several states. The ruling could bring an Early end to a nine year moratorium on executions in the United states. The court upheld Laws in Georgia Florida and Texas in which juries Are Given discretion under the guidance of a judge in deciding whether a defendant should be sentenced to death it rejected Laws in Louisiana and North Carolina that made the death penalty mandatory for certain kinds of murder. The major decisions of the court always tend to be announced near the end of the term since they present Complex issues which the justices have difficulty in resolving. This year partly because of Ute illness and retirement of Justice William o. Douglas and hts replacement by Justice John Paul Stevens the court fell somewhat behind its Normal Pace and had to extend its term into july for the second time this Century. In an unusual move the justices convened each Day monday through Friday last week to dispose of cases. Ordinarily the court sits Only three Days a week at most and sometimes Only once. The court will be Back tuesday for what is expected to be its concluding session the press Freedom decision came on wednesday when the court ruled that it is unconstitutional except in extraordinary circumstances for a judge to restrict news Media reporting about a criminal Case in an Effort to guarantee the defendant a fair trial. See supreme on 7a sunday july 4 morning Church observances throughout the United states will commemorate the Bicentennial. Noon until dark a Day in the Park will be held at the High Point City Lake in Jamestown afternoon a an afternoon of american music Quot will be presented at the Carolina theatre in Greensboro 1-6 . The old Green Borough Street festival will resume and various Bicentennial activities will be featured at the Carolina theatre 1-5 . Tours will be conducted through the Mendenhall Plantation in Jamestown 1-4 . Tours will be conducted through bin Wood on Washington Street in Greensboro admission will be charged i . A Parade to celebrate the Bicentennial will be held in Gibsonville the Day s activities there will conclude with a fireworks display 1 . The Greensboro Jaycees will sponsor a picnic in the Jaycee Park in Greensboro families Are invited to bring a picnic lunch and join in the family activities planned. 1-4 . And 6-8 . An acting troupe named a people of 76 will perform in the history Village at Guilford courthouse National military Park in Treen Sboro 2 . National Bell ringing service across the United states 5 the Kirkwood neighbourhood reunion Parade will be held in the Kirkwood subdivision in Greensboro. 8 . The Greensboro youth theatre will present a Bicentennial review in the livestock playhouse on Burlington Road to . A fireworks display will be presented at Greensboro a Bel Aire country club monday. July 5 to -4 p a Tours will be conducted through bin Wood on Washington Street in Greensboro there will be an admission charged 1-4 . And 6-8 . A people of 76 will be presented at Guilford courthouse National military Park in Greensboro 5 45 . Closing ceremonies to commemorate festival week will be held in the Guilford courthouse National military Park amphitheatre

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