Have a great July 4th!

“Coral Gables Youth Center cherry pie eating contest — And the winner is twin William, who shows that he’s not only eaten the pie, but swallowed it too — the judges were checking this… Losing twin is John, center… and at far right, also losing was Emily Keldie (CQ)… (yes, I think it looks like a boy too, but they have assured me that it is a girl and her name is Emily.) JUL 4 1988”

American History in Photos

“By Jacqueline Andre

Although the ‘germ’ that causes it is more than 1,000 miles away, a disease known as ‘Beatlemania’ showed a marked upsurge in Minneapolis Monday. And it looked as though both medical science and parents would be hard pressed to stamp out the malady.

Teen-age boys are growing their hair out and combing it down to their noses. Those in a hurry are donning ‘Beatle’ wigs. Teen-age girls are hiding their eyes with ‘Beatle’ bangs. And they’re all talking about a homely guy called ‘Ringo.’

The reasons for the sudden epidemic of ‘Beatlemania’ are four singers who grew up in the slums of Liverpool, England – George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

Youthful interest in the rock ‘n’ roll group began several months ago, surged when they arrived in the United States last week and broke the top out of the thermometer Sunday night when the group appeared on the Ed Sullivan television show.

Shown – John Kroth, 12, of Garfield AV., wore ‘Beatle’ wig. – FEB 11 1964”