THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 1953
Geo. R. Mitchell to
Play at Inaugural
With the 50-piece Abilene, Kansas City Band which will march in the inaugural parade January 20 at the inauguration of President-elect Dwight Eisenhower, two band members will be from Nebraska, Ray Mitchell of Orleans and George Mitchell of Oxford.
Under the direction of H.J. Royer of Abilene, the band is composed of members of Ike’s home town with a few outside musicians. The Mitchells are the only two out-state members of the organization.
Other non-members of the group include Ii Wolf, Phillipsburg, Kansas and Wallace Wolf, Oberlin, Kansas.
Leaving Abilene at 3 p.m. Friday, January 16, the band will make stops at Kansas City and Chicago.
They will arrive in the nation’s capital Sunday morning and go to the band headquarters at the Harrington Hotel.
For the band and the Kansas delegation there will be an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Shoreham Hotel. At this affair President-elect and Mr. Dwight D. Eisenhower will make their appearance.
On Monday all members will have free time in which they can take sightseeing tours of the city. Inauguration day they will be the first in line in the parade. All members will be dressed in typical western attire occasion.
Previously, Mitchell has played for an Eisenhower affair. He was a member of the same band when General Eisenhower returned from Europe as NATO commander to be present for the