Box 14, Folder 4, Document 74

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March 1, 1966 - Press Lounge, Atlanta Stadium

Mr. Forio called the meeting to order at 3:30 P. M. with the fol-
lowing present:

Edgar J. Forio, Chairman William Rawson
Curtis Driskell Earl Mann

Jerry Sachs Ann Moses

George Goodwin Sidney Scarborough
Frank Fling Jim Hay

Lynn Westergaard Dick Cecil

Mrs. Moses reported that Dr. Graham would not be available for the
Invocation on Dedication Night. That Mayor Allen and Governor
Sanders were still endeavoring to have President Johnson present
for the Dedication Exercises.

MOTION by Mrs. Moses, seconded by Mr. Goodwin:

That a parade be held on April 12, 1966, and that the parade
time be set by the Parade Committee.

ACTION: Passed unanimously.

The chairman appointed Mr. Mann, Mr. Jim Golden and Mr. Forio to
a committee to obtain convertable automobiles for the Opening
Day Parade.

The chairman appointed Sidney Scarborough to obtain bands for the
April 12 parade and that he report to Mr. Fling the names and
addresses of the schools and band directors.

The chairman appointed Mr. Fling as Parade Chairman with Mr.
Goodwin as Co-Chairman. They may call on any member of the com-
mittee for expansion of this committee.

Mr. Goodwin explained in detail the plans for opening the National
Baseball League season in Atlanta. Many celebrities and some out-
standing functions are scheduled for this great day in Atlanta's

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Committee on Dedication of Stadium

It was the consensus of the body that the President of the
Greater Atlanta Council of Churches, Dr. Bevel Jones, be invited
to deliver the Invocation. The chairman will extend the invita-

The stadium manager was appointed to apprise the Braves of ticket
needs for the opening game.

The stadium manager was instructed to contact the Third Army to
ascertain the possibilities of the 3rd Army Band participating in
Opening Day activities.

The Braves' announcer, Milo Hamilton, was selected to serve as
MC for Dedication Exercises.

The exercises will begin at 7:15 P. M. and the game at 8:05 P. M.

The chairman appointed a committee composed of the Chairman, Mrs.

Moses, Mr. Goodwin, Mr. Sachs, Mr. Westergaard and the Stadium

Manager for the purpose of finalizing the procedures and program

at the actual Dedication Exercises.

There being no further business the meeting adjourned.
Respectfully submitted,


‘Sidney Scarborough
Edgar J. Forio, Chairman

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