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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Saturday, July 10, 1976

Queen Elizabeth romps
through New York City

NEW YORK - Two hundred
years to the day after rebellious New
Yorkers tore down the statue of King
George III to melt it into bullets, his
great - great - great - great - grand-
daughter, Queen Elizabeth It, arrived
here to continue her Bicentennial
visit.
Thousands of people cheered wild-
ly when the British monarch stepped
ashore at noon yesterday and was
taken by limousine to Wall Street
and Federal Hall where she was
proclaimed an honorary New York-
er. Compttter tape and confetti
showered down on the motorcade
through streets jammed with lunch-
hour crowds hoping to catch a
glimpse of the 50-year-old monarch.
WITH HER HUSBAND, Prince
Philip, the queen set off on a whirl-
wind trip about the town where 200
years ago this summer redcoats were
sent ashore by George IIt to begin
a seven-year Revolutionary War oc-
cupation.
Elizabeth's visit to the nation's
largest city ends with a dinner and
reception at night aboard the royal
yacht Britannia, which then voy-
ages overnight to the queen's next
stop, New Haven, Coonn.
As the Britannia brought the royal
couple through New York's upper
bay, harbor craft tooted a welcome
and fireboats sprayed water aloft in

slute on a sunny July day with
tenperatures near 30.
FROM tIER YACHT, the queen
boarded a launch which landed her
on a red-carpeted gangway leading
to the Battery, the southernmost tip
of Manhattan Island.
It was a preview of the aura of his-
tory that surrounded the queen during
her visit to the city steeped in An-
glo - American history. It was at
Bowling Green, just north of the Bat-
tery, that on the night of July 9,
1776, American patriots, aflame with
the fervor for revolution in the after-
math of the Declaration of Indepen-
dence, pulled down the two-ton sta-
tue of George Itt. The lead was
melted down to make bullets to fire
at British troops.
Present-day rebelliousness was ap-
parent yesterday as a plane circled
the Statue of liberty during the
queen's visit with a sign reading,
"England Get out of Ireland." Police
helicopters followed the single-
engined craft to a landing in New
Jersey. The pilot was questioned and
released.
QUEEN ELIZABETH arrived in
New York after spending two days
in Washington. A Royal Air Force
jet flew her to Newark, where the
Britannia awaited her.

AP Photo
YOU, THE SEVENTH generation descendant of a colonial farmer, may
not be able to afford Bloomingdale's department store in New York City,
but it's nice to know the queen hasn't yet had to resort to Woolworth's
for her handkerchiefs. Queen Elizabeth is shown passing a crowd of
shoppers yesterday during her Bicentennial visit to New York.

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