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Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, this is
Bill Lohstroh, your radio commentator, speaking
to you from the platform located in front of the
newly erected city hall, which will be dedicated to
the citizens of the city of Wyoming Park, Michi-
gan. The colorful parade has just begun and coming
into sight from the far end of Main St. are the
officials cars led by our Police Chief, Donald
Herring, and his squad of fifty-six Wyoming Park
Our mayor, Donald Kent DeWard, is riding in
his fine Lincoln convertible driven by his chauffer,
Richard Hallas. Seated on the mayorfs right is the
First Lady of our fair city, LaVonne Weaver and
on his left, Marie Dykstra, his faithful secretary
and her assistants, Janet Dutmer and LaVerle Hall.
The next official car contains our present Secretary
of Defense, Kenneth Snoeyink and the Secretary
of Navy, David Janousek. These two gentlemen
have just arrived this morning by special plane
which will Hy them back tonight for a special con-
ference with our President, John Phillips, who re-
grets his absence from our celebration but sends
his best wishes with his wife Suzanne. Seated in
the stands I just noticed Virginia Ives, the present
Secretary of the Treasury.
Now a spectacular sight greets us, a magnificent
float, decorated and designed by the well-known
artist, John Kremers. Seated on the throne of the
float is the renowned Professor R. DeJonge, author
of the world famous book, L'Life in A Small City,"
which has brought much fame to our city. Ac-
companying the Professor are his body guards,
Hardy Bitsema and John Raterink.
In the far distance I can hear the rhythmic beat
of drums, and presently the ninety-piece band under
the direction of Edward Murphy, who just this
morning arrived from Europe, will be filling the
air with music. The band is being led by fifty
majorettes enrolled at the Bonnie DeLaat School of
Baton-Twirling. Joann Doty and Marlene Ahlberg,
assistant instructors at the school, have left their
posts in Miami, Florida to direct the majorettes
this afternoon. The officials are now being wel-
comed by three beautiful models, recent graduates
from the Finch College of Modeling, Shirley Nel-
son, Marlene Powney, and Ruth Spoelman.
Viewing the grand stand we notice many special
guests awaiting the dedication. Included among
them are Broadway actress Jean Ford, and scientific
genius Nina Kist. Also the present coach of Michi-
gan Stateis tennis team, Denny Telder.
The decorations and displays of the shops along
Main Street certainly provide the proper setting
for the parade. That quaint little dress shop owned
by Joyce Rettig and Donna Kuiper has employed
a famous dress designer direct from Paris, Myron
Brummel, better known as Pierre. Incidentally, the
well-known team of Rettig and Kuiper has recently
appointed Jerry Moore and Tom Raible to manage
their chain stores. Janice Perham, athletic director,
of the Youth Council, has asked me to announce
a dance and professional talent program to be held
following the dedication. You will be entertained
by the Opera Star Judy Weemhoffg Carol Rabe's All
Girl Symphony Orchestra, a well known team of
toe dancers, Marilyn Marsman, Arlene Pleger, Ruth
Mosher, Marilyn Sharp, Pat Larabee, and Jean
Cummings. These girls have just returned from a
professional tour in Europe. Torch singer, Joyce
Bettings, who has been touring the country, has
stopped to visit us during our celebration. With
her is her accompanist, Diane TenElshof. A special
treat will be in store for those attending the square
dance which will be held on Main Street following
the dedication. Music will be furnished by Henry
Elgersma and his Hillbilly band composed of Ken
Smit, better known as "nimble fingersf' Cordie
Schuiling and his accordian, Al Mulder and his
wash board, and Morrie Gaubatz playing the piano.
The callers will be Mabelle Dougherty and Phyllis
Cook. Tickets are on sale at Eel's Fish Shop, under
the management of Eugene Lemmink, or they may
he purchased at VerStrate7s Bird Seed Shop, with
Wally VerStrate as manager.
I have just received word that Pat Boom will
be unable to give her speech on 4'Wild Flowersf,
due to an injury incurred while she was taking
Physical adjustment exercises at Pat Meurs' Health
While we are waiting for the dedication pro-
gram to begin, I would like to introduce to you
the first woman Superintendent of Schools in Wy-
oming Parkis history, Miss Mollie Hoop, with her
principal Miss Mary Karseboom. Wyoming is said
to have two of the greatest English teachers in the
history of school teaching in Michigan, Miss Eliza-
beth DeYoung and Miss Dorothy Becker.
As Mayor DeWard comes toward the speakers
stand there is a hush over the entire crowd. The
time has come for the people of Wyoming Park
to give thanks for all the wonderful artistic fea-
tures that went into the building of our new City
Hall. This truly is a day of celebration.
This is Bill Lohstroh signing off now so you
may listen to the speeches of our great leaders.
Again, we remind you that you are all welcome to
the many shows and parades that will take place
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