Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 5, 1973 · Page 27
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 27

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, July 5, 1973
Page 27
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28 Goliiburg Regltf f*Moi I, Golesburo, Thursday, July 5, 1973 ill liSlk. ..nijiiiT .mi; Church Burns The high-spired Sacred Heart Catholic Church, above, which became a symbol of the 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee by members of the American Indian Movement, burned to the ground late Tuesday.- Indian police yesterday said arson was suspected. UNIFAX Fireworks, Arrests Highlight Nation's Birthday Bash By United Press International Fireworks, parades, patriotic speeches and rock festivals highlighted the Fourth of July— the 197th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.. In Lubbock, Tex.,-300 persons were arrested Wednesday night when police said they prevented fire officials from extinguishing grass fires set during a Fourth of July fireworks display. At least three persons, including a policeman, were injured, police said. Another 15 persons were arrested in Davenport, Iowa, where rain dampened a rock music festival on ifche Mississippi River levees. Only 5,000 of the expected 40,000 persons attended the festival. The 15 were arrested for minor law infractions, police said. Across the country, despite thunderstorms and damaging winds in the Midwest and torrential nain in Vermont and New Hampshire, it was a fitting day for a glorious Fourth. Queen Sends Congratulations Queen Elizabeth II, whose ancestor, George III, was denounced in the Declaration of Independence, sent her congratulations to the United States In New York, highways were crowded with some two-million motorists. Mayor John Lindsay during a parade in Battery Park, said "When we celebrate the Fourth, we reaffirm the universal rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." As happens frequently, there were also special brands ol tragedy. In Phoenix, Ariz Earner Hanson, 57, was watching a fireworks display with some neighbors, when he fel dead, shot through the head Police said Hanson had appar ently been felled by a sniper. And in San Jose, Calif., a 15- year-old boy was making homemade fireworks in workshop at the rear of his home in San Jose, Caflif. The fireworks exploded and the boy was killed. New Orleans police invest! gating reports of gunshots that turned out to be firecrackers found themselves in a surly, bottle-tossing Fourth of July crowd, and more than 60 officers had to be oalled in to quiet the crowd. Incident at Pavilion A police spokesman said the incident took place in an open air pavilion near Lake Pontchartrain, where a crowd estimated at 1,000 gathered to celebrate the holiday. There tales of his 19th-century experiences. In Milwaukee, Wis., one of the best Fourth of July parades Charlie Smith, the nation's j we / e " _ . _ oldest Social Security beneficia- 1 In J 1 *^ S P m & T f x - ry, celebrated his 131st birth-!" 101-6 than ^ m V*™™' {lve day along with the nation. He! 11 ™*.- " ma ^ / s were sipped "a little whiskey" at his!™^ 3 ^ spent Independence BSTOW, Fla., home, then told? 3 / m f ««f*ng canyon ' ' listening to rock and country singers Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge, Willie Nelson, Wayland Jennings, Tom T. Hall and in the country was heTd^^Sahnv Hundreds of thousands of Tnis feP res f^ the largest persons lined downtown streets .congregation cf longhairs and under hot, clear skies for the'""**" f off on the annua', Milwaukee Circus Pa-* 3 ™ k ^ of music/ said rade. 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