The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas on September 11, 1971 · Page 28
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Corpus Christ! Caller-Times, Sat., Sept. 11, 1971 Beauty Pageant Slated Today Amid Protests Groups Fail To Sway Panel Head ATLANTIC CITY (AP) Amid protests planned by women's liberationists and antiwar veterans, Miss America 1972 will be crowned Saturday night. It will be the 51st annual Miss America Pageant--a contest in which girls from each of the 50 states try to prove on a stage they represent the best in young American womanhood. Women's liberation groups who have picketed here for three of the last four years plan to return Saturday night to dramatize their assertion that the pageant is a "meat market" and exploits woman. A group calling itself "Worn- State Revenue Gains With Cigarette Tax AUSTIN (ff) -- State Treasurer Jesse James Friday said that cigarette tax collections for August are up more than $5.4 million from 1970. The increase was due to increases in Texas cigarette taxes from 15.5 to 18.5 cents a package due to the new tax bill that became effective July 1, he said. SANDY RINGS . . . Miss Kansas beams {AP Wlrephoto) en Liberation" has been granted a permit to parade outside the Convention Hall before and during the pageant. A permit was also granted to a local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. A spokesman for the veterans, Don Smartt, said about 100 veterans would demonstrate to show that as war dehumanizes men, the pageant dehumanize, women. "As far as I'm concerned, it's still a democracy," said Al Marks, chairman of the pageant's executive committee. Direct from Dalies DONT MISS!! ALITION WITH "CANDY" BENSON TONITE TIL a AM At Ti« GRACE PRESBYTERIAN DAY SCHOOL Limited Openings Now Available In 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grades · T u i t i o n - $ 2 5 and $30 per month. · Phonetic Keys to Reading Taught 4421 Carroll Lane 854-1059 "They can do anything they want, as long as they don't interfere with what we want to do." Asked if she felt exploited after inning a swimsuit contest, Carolyn Stoner, Miss California, said, "Not at all." "Let's face it," said one eant official "These girls wouldn't be here if they thought they were being exploited." The crowning of Miss America is televised each year to 29 million families, according to the National Broadcasting Com pany, which has taped the show for the past six years. NBC executives estimate the total au dience at 70 million. Last year when Phyllis George of Texas was crowned Miss America the program was the fourth best-watched television show of the year, In 1969, it was the top program of the year. Mexican Village Set For Youths VALLE DE BRAVO, Mexico (.fs -- Officials expect at least 25,000 young people to descend on the quiet village of Valle de Bravo this weekend for a combined auto and rock festival. The village, a lakeside resort, has only five small hotels which have been booked solid since the thing was announced two weeks ago. Cuauhtemoc. Cardenas, chief of the judicial police of the State of Mexico, said 200 state police have been specially trained to handle the crowd. They will be aided by 120 troops and 50 men from the Interior Department's security force. Mayor Juan Montes de Oca and Eduardo Lopez Negrete, organizer of the festival, agreed that no liquor would be sold in the village this weekend and that beer would be sold only With meals. There will be special vigilance against drugs. The auto races Sunday are to be run on public roads around the lake. Lopez Negrete said 122 drivers have entered. Technical inspections of cars and driving tests were expected to reduce that number, Rock groups are expected from the United States to bolster the 12 Mexican groups signed to perform starting Saturday afternoon. 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