Battle Creek Enquirer from Battle Creek, Michigan on October 11, 1968 · Page 5
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Battle Creek Enquirer from Battle Creek, Michigan · Page 5

Battle Creek, Michigan
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Friday, October 11, 1968
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A-5 Detroit: Like the End of World War II Enquirer and News, Friday, Oct. 11, 1968 DETROIT (AP) Thousands upon tens of thousands of total strangers danced, hugged, kissed and ran screaming through the streets. Teenagers swam in down-t o w n Detroit's Kennedy Square fountain. Two youths, one black and one white, rose dripping wet, cleansed and fresh, and hugged and danced until they lost their footing and fell back into the water. "This town hasn't seen a celebration like this since the end of World War Two," an o 1 d t i m e r observed. Others agreed. The Tigers brought more than baseball's World Championship to Detroit, after beating the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 in the final game of the first World Series for Detroit in 23 years. They brought joy, the first real, profound, unbounded joy in Detroit's recent memory. "Higher, higher, higher," chanted the downtown crowd. "Go, go, go," as youth after youth attempted to shinny one of two 150-foot flagpoles to place Tigers banner alongside the Stars and Stripes. The crowd roared when one finally made it to the top. Last year at this time official Detroit was staggering under the effects of a riot that took 43 lives and left the living leery and distrustful. The city and its suburbs were in the embryonic arms race that threatened to pit black against white. As summer gave way to autumn with no major incidents, the distrust eased, but the tension remained. Then the cork blew out of the top. An elderly couple out for a strol 1 were surrounded and ended up slapping hands with a crowd of youngsters in joyous exchange. Businessmen, secretaries and bell-bottom-clad teen-a g e r s scrambled for the prized Tiger Drive signs that had been erected on downtown Washington Boulevard. Meanwhile, Detroit Metropolitan Airport had to be closed to incoming and outgoing flights because more than 30,000 fans surged onto the runways in hopes of seeing their arriving heroes. But the Tigers pulled a sneak play, landed at nearby Willow Run and KUPPENHEIMER presents The Knight topcoat The Knight is a unique combination of dassic good looks and contemporary versatility. To take you here, there, everywhere in the best of style. Its classic balanced lines come from Kupp's years of designing experience. And a discerning eye for what's right. Its impeccable, easy fit and flattering lines will double your comfort and pleasure. The Knight is only one example of our winning hand of topcoats from the new kind of Kuppenheimer Topcoats $125 to $150 More than 50 local Tiger fans got a hunch Thursday night that Kellogg Regional Airfield could be the airport to be used by the homebound World Series champs after Detroit Metropolitan Airport was closed by welcoming crowds. Many waited two hours Airport at Ypsilanti and made it to Tiger Stadium relatively unswamped if not unnoticed. With the official eye in some cases turned the other way and in other cases reflecting the joyous gleam, the crowds turned normal law and order into chaotic frenzy. Street lights blinked their red, yellow and green vestigial reminders of traffic control. Crowds of people about 800 in one line snaked danced down Woodward Avenue, the city's main street. In their midst, cap askew with badge reflecting the crazy lights, was a Detroit policeman. Crowds of youngsters clambered aboard a hook-and-lad-der truck returning from a false alarm, and the fire truck changed course and snaked its way through the downtown streets. Before it returned to headquarters, more than a hundred people had joined the cheering firemen for the ride. The honking horns, sirens and firecrackers were heard far into the morning's early hours, and all three shifts of police were called out on a just-in-case basis. But police said the mood was happiness, even euphoria. . j y5 J Rabid Tiger Fans They Went on a But Tigers Didn't Show Now why would 50 or so rational people go to Kellogg Regional Airfield on a chilly evening? It was simple. They all had a hunch and desire to see their favorite baseball team, the Detroit Tigers, who were "crowded out" of Detroit Metropolitan Aii-port. So many were on the Metro runways the Tigers plane was diverted but not to Kellogg to Willow Run. People in the Battle Creek area just had a hunch the big jet would land outside the Detroit area and believed that Battle Creek's fine airport was a logical place. And so the "hunchers" arrived . . . Men, women and children, all bundled up against the chilly night. They were not the only strangers at the airport terminal building, but in a better mood than some 50 persons aboard North Central flight 578. IT'S FIREPLACE FANTASY TIME . . . 1&4SLvtTS"n,-" Fm s 1 , crerckK "neti-im recessed or free standing . TOOL SETS Hanging or BE SAFE WITH A SAF-T-GRATE Available in sections with tapered sides or square sides. Non-warping cast iron ... cda1 sections for any width . . . from $17.00 CORN POPPERS with walnut handle - $3.98 Franklin Um Fireplace fflSffl Complete with grate and boot. $129.95 CANNEL COAL, PRESTO LOGS, COLOR BRIQUETS GO-OPERATIUE Fuel & Supply Co. 132 Capital Ave., S.W. WO 5-0581 with a Hunch before it was learned the jet landed at Willow Run Airport. Adults chatting with reporter Stan Kaufman, left, are left to right, Robert N. Sergeant, Dr. George T. Kelleher, Jerry Roe, aid to Rep. Garry E. Brown, and Stanley Everett. (Staff Photo by Corwin J, Wherrett), The DC9 jet here with 50 persons was bound for Detroit and points east. 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