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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - June 30, 1976, High Point, North Carolina To be he of across the country High Point Enterprise wednesday june 18, him i parades protest among Bicentennial festivities by Don Mcleod associated press writer Only in America would they celebrate the National Bicentennial with a Day Long protest rally and concert the biggest fireworks the longest Parade and 200 people flinging Frisbee off a Hill and that s Only a Small part of the program for this fourth of july when the United states turns 200 years old there s also greased pig chasing Bell ringing pow wows a 1.776-Yard Foo Trace and a 400.ooo slice birthday cake since there is no world s fair like the one they had in 1176 and no National focus for the Celebration local folks across the land have come up with ideas of their own. Some must have the founding fathers giggling in their Graves there will be properly solemn official ceremonies of course beginning with prayer services in Washington and other cities and entering on a commemorative program in Philadelphia where the declaration of Independence was signed on july 4. 1776 the activities of National interest begin july 2. The 200th anniversary of the Day the Continental Congress actually voted Independence from Britain for the 13 american colonies president Ford will go to the National archives that evening to View the declaration and deliver a speech the festivities begin july 3 with the american Bicentennial grand Parade Down Washington Constitution Avenue led by vice presi flu vaccine program seeks help Salt Lake City Al Public health officials who will administer the Swine flu vaccine say they need More Federal help and May ask for voluntary donations to pay for the nationwide immunization program or j Brett Lazar president of the National association of county health officials said Public health doctors throughout the country appear to support the program but Are concerned about the Cost in manpower and Money county officials estimate Federal Grants will pay about on sixth of the Cost to local governments of administering the vaccine the Federal government is paying for the vaccine county officials meeting As part of the annual convention of the National association of counties also said they feared liability problems similar to those faced by the vaccine s manufacturers a convention j committee passed a Resolution requesting that county and state governments receive a Federal guarantee against loss similar to liability insurance sought by manufacturers of the vaccine. The Resolution while supporting the mass immunization program also appealed to the Federal government for full reimbursement of the my of administering it Lazar a Howard county my. Health officer said in an interview that Public health clinics might decide to ask for donations he said that in Maryland the Cost to the counties of administering the vaccine has been estimated at 60 cents per shot Federal Law prevents charging an administrative fee. A if those who can afford it give $1 or $2, it will pay for those who cannot a he said adding that some counties will Likely ask donations or. William pulses health officer of Fulton county. Ga., said the flu vaccine program typifies Federal and state programs that impose responsibly on local officials without giving adequate backing or William Foege of the Center for disease control in Atlanta told the health officials that a Strain of flu vaccine effective for older persons will be available by August but he said it May take two months to get a vaccine for younger adults and children who will have fewer antibodies to flu strains Foege said Only one death in the last 25 years has been attributed to complications from a flu vaccine and evidence shows that death May have been caused by something else Dent and mrs Nelson a. Rockefeller in the evening the president will attend an a Honor America entertainment Salute to America at the Kennedy Center Bicentennial sunday will Dawn on Sunrise religious services at the Lincoln memorial sponsored by the downtown churches of Washington president Ford will begin his Busy schedule by attending services at an area Church from Washington Ford will Fly to Valley forge. Pa., where he will join activities which include the Encampment of too covered wagons which have crossed the country in the Bicentennial Wagon train pilgrimage he also is expected to sign legislation making Valley forge a National Park the president also will attend the National Bicentennial program at Independence Hall in Philadelphia which will include a Reading of the declaration and the usual patriotic speeches. Actor Charlton Heston is expected to be master of ceremonies and Frank Sinatra to sing the National Anthem then one of the major parades of the Day follows the ceremonies running for six or seven hours in mid afternoon Ford will have moved on to new York where he will View More than 200 sailing vessels including nearly All of the world s few remaining tall masted ships. Parading up the Hudson River in Boston first City of the revolution they la be doing it the Way they have every year since 1782 with a Parade Flag raising and Reading of the declaration meanwhile Back in Washington a program of music speeches and fireworks will run from Daybreak to Midnight on the capitals mall area featuring big name entertainers and politicos at 8 a rn., following the Sunrise service there will be a second interfaith religious program this one at the Jefferson memorial. Then the Peoples Bicentennial commission a leftist group which has been protesting official Plana for celebrating the occasion will begin a March in support of a declaration of Independence from big business a the put will follow in March with a rally on the mall featuring Jane Fonda and or Benjamin spook but this will shortly evolve into an All Day celebrity appearance and entertainment extravaganza spot lighting singers Don Mclean Peter Yarrow of the former Peter. Paul and Mary group John Stewart formerly of the Kingston. Trio. And various Rock performers at the same time on another Quarter of the mall the annual festival of America Fol life will be in full swing to the tune of fid dle music and Tom Toms and sometime during the Day. The Centennial Safe a sort of time capsule sealed in 1876 will be opened at the Capitol Congress also planned to serve punch and cookies to the Public during the afternoon on the East front Steps of the Capitol. At 2 pm. Supposedly the exact moment the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia announced the declaration of Independence the Bell will be tolled again and answered by simultaneous ringing of Bells All across America also going on across America will be local celebrations including that 1.776-Yard race at a High school in Alexandria. Va., George Washington s Home town up in Sitka. Alaska they la have their own july 4th Parade along with the tree Felling. Topping climbing log rolling axe throwing championships and Square dancing and in Seward. Alaska the 4th will be celebrated with a foot race 3.000 feet up shale Mountain around a Flag pole on the top and Back to town across the continent they la be raising Liberty poles in Milford. Conn., and Derry. N where celebrants also will roast an of in Ada. Akia. They la Chase greased pigs at the All Day picnic there s a hog calling contest in new Philadelphia. Ohio. A horse race Down main Street in Lexington. Tkv. And a Pony express ride from Sacramento. Calif., to the Nevada state line. Biloxi. Mist will have Bot air balloon races and Han Bat tits Mark Twain Days with raft Tacna Fence painting and Frog jumping and Cairo ga., will hold the Grady county marbles Competition new Orleans of will feature jazz All Day on the 4th after a Mardi Grao style Parade which Begino a the 3rd and ends up after Midnight in the super Ono. Not to be outdone by us main Landers. American Samoa will include copra cutting and Spear Chuck fag contests with the usual parades and speeches. Camping Sale item lit reduced primers Jar a a Virn a -1 1 camera values save �?~io11 family size Cabin tent 88 regular $79.90 69 a tin Alif a a. Lightweight Roomy 7.x9�?~/-ft tent Seth up with ease. 6-ft. Center height fur easy Entrance. White Cotton Drill roof fur breath ability with Nylon Walls. T to Nylon screened windows with storm flaps easy open zippered front door. 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