CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 16, 1975
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(Studio) Report of important American town
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Hannibal, Missouri) Reporter quotes Mark Twain with regard to Hannibal, Missouri, and river. Whitewashing fence contest held. Steve Earhart wins semifinals. Steve and Stan Earhart same ages as Tom and Sid Sawyer, respectively. Their lifestyles compared. [Scott MYER - says boys always down at river in old days. Could swim across river.] Earhart wins finals. Mark Twain's house shown, as are statues of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. Hannibal place to be young in.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt
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