Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 20, 1976 · Page 108
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June 20, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 108

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Firecracker Lighters' Business Is Booming BROOKFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- Business is booming for firecracker lighters who will set off displays marking the nation's 200th Fourth of July. But for this Fairfield County community and other towns throughout the country, it could mean a quiet Bicentennial Fourth of July. The Brookfield Bicentennial Committee has found that local o f f i c i a l s with forethought booked fireworks displays and operators as early as last July. "I would say probably all available shooters are already taken for July Fourth," said Roy Trout, president of the American Pyrotechnics Assn. in Texas. He said most firework companies were booked up by last August or September. in Newtown, another Fairfield County town, the chairman of the fireworks committee spent four hours on the telephone recently before he could get an order filled. "I had to call all over the country. I finally located a firm in Ohio who said they would confirm our order. I don't care how much they cost. I'll pay for them myself if I have to, but I've got 'em," said Dr. Harvey Wachsman, chairman. But in Saybrook, N.H., a spokesman for Rockingham Fireworks, one of about six distributors in New England, said: "For the Fourth of July, forget it. We have had to turn down 50 requests this week." The 138 fireworks shooters who are licensed by Connecticut are booked up for July 3, 4 and 5. The Brookfield Bicentennial Committee has even asked its state representative if the state legislature can ease licensing requirements for just one week. Brookfield has found a company that will supply fireworks but it's still in the dark about where to find a "shooter." SILVER BRAND CLOTHES revcm SALE Mon.-Tues.'Wed.-June 21-22-23 group knit SPORT COATS ALL NEW 1976 Solid Colors Patterns. Values to'55 00 SUITS 2 piece and 3 piece vested suits Gabardines, 100% Woven polyesters, solid colors and patterns. Values to $120.00 long sleeve print SPORT SHIRTS patterns, florals, scenics, etc. S-M-L-XL regular $14.00 2 FOR $17.50 short sleeve knit SPORT SHIRTS crew necks with print fronts, stripe crew necks, tank tops, nylon mesh football shirts, S-M-L-XL. Values to $7.00 USE YOUR SCB CHARGE ACCOUNT PARK FREE 2-HRS. with your purchase at Phil's Lots, Coleman's and Federal Square Lots. Open Hon.'titfpjn. Silver Brand After the War, Dance Crazes Swept America The war was over and America was dancing. And it was dances like "The Royal George"which were scandalizing foreign visitors to the United States just after the Revolutionary War. By 1789 the country was kicking up its heels in jigs, reels, hornpipes, cotillions and rigadoons. In the South balls went on for days and in the North physicians blamed dancing for an increase on consumption cases. According to Time magazine research, dancing's popularity resulted in an influx of dancing masters. One taught Iroquois Indians in exchange for beaver skins and bear meat. The only problem with many of the new dances was that they were so complicated they became outmoded before they could be mastered. Some minuets required at least three months of daily practice before they could even be walked with skill. Lumberport Festival An outdoor festival will open today in Lumberport in celebration of the Bicentennial. There will be hay rides, buggy rides, apple peeling contests, apple butter making, a hoedown, exhibits of handcrafts, contests, costumes, old-time recipes and foods. Admission is free. The festival will run through July 4. 3K -June 20,1976 Sunday Gazette-Mail Charleston, West Virginia kaboom \ I sidneq's SUMMER SALE | ON ENTIRE SPRING/SUMMER STOCK OF dresses coots pontsuits AND OUTSTANDING VALUES ON ALL SIDNEY'S SPORTSWEAR 3 CQ MOM., TUES., WED. JUNE 21,22, 23 OPEN MON. FRI. 10:00 TO 9:00 Shop Mondays and Fridays 10 to 9 Other Weekdays 10 to 5. 108,110 CAPITOL STREET REVOLUTIONARY SALE DAYS SALE 5.99 AND 6.99 MEN'S SHORT SLEEVE DRESS SHIRTS Cure the dress shirt blahs with these famous maker dress shirts excitedly priced for summer savings! Easy care wovens that are permanent press and wrinkle free knit styles that keep you looking at the end of the day, as fresh as when you started that morning. You'll find solids, checks and patterns in light and dark tones in this huge collection. So come early and enjoy the savings on these "very famous maker" dress shirts. Sizes 14Vi to 17. ] /2 PRICE SAMPLE SALE FROM OUR MOST FAMOUS KNIT MAKER Sophisticated casuals you'll love to pick-up-and-go-in, polyester knits. These lightheaded live-ins put function and fashion together for your active life style. It's a new and exciting collection of show room samples from o top summer line. So come early and select your favorites from a wide variety of styles and summer colors. Sample sizes only. ALSO AVAILABLE RALEIGH'MALL, BECKUY MEN'S V/EAR- Street Floor · DRESSES t JACKET DRESSES · PANTSUITS t WARDROBERS · SUITS NOW SALE PRICED 19.00 TO 57.00 DRESS CIRCLE- Second Floor

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