BULLETIN NO. 53-24
1. Departure from Grand Rapids
(a) Your wardrobe
trunk is to be set in the hall outside your room no later than 7:30 A.M.
Wednesday July 22. It will be delivered to your room in the Olds Hotel,
Lansing, Thursday July 23.
(b) Advance Party,
as detailed by Operating Manager, will proceed to Lansing under the
direction of Mr. Davenport and go directly to show location to commence
(c) It is suggested
that you double check with Hotel on return of valet and laundry to you
(d) Hotel bills are
to be paid after 6:00 P.M., Wednesday July 22nd.
(e) Drivers assigned
to passenger cars will be responsible for filling gas tanks and checking
oil, grease, and water levels and tire pressure on the evening preceding
departure. (Mr. Roddewig will also arrange for washing cars).
(f) All clothing not
packed in your trunk is to be enclosed in your hand luggage. No clothes
are to be hung in vehicles.
The work uniform is to be worn for the trip. (Advance Party and main group.)
The cafeteria in the Morton House and the Holly Grill, directly across
Ionia Street from hotel are open at 7:00 A.M. You should allow a minimum
of 45 minutes for breakfaster in either place.
Supervisors will make plans to have all their men with luggage loading
in passenger cars at the Grand Rapids Parking Garage for departure to
John Ball Park no later than 7:45 A.M.
Main convoy will depart from John Ball Park at 8:30 A.M. sharp.
Route to Lansing:
In Grand Rapids,
leave John Ball Park, turn left into Valley Street.
On Valley Street, turn right into Fulton Street
On Fulton Street, turn right into Ionia Street
On Ionia Street, turn left into Hall Street.
On Hall Street, turn right into Division Street
On Division Street, turn left into Belt Line Road
(28th Street.) (marked bypass US-16).
Continue on bypass US-16 for 8.6 miles, bear right
into US-16 and follow all the way to Lansing.
Lansing Parade Assembly Point on N. Grand River
Avenue (US-16) at intersection of Hollywood Street.
Arrival in Lansing
Arrival in Lansing at parade formation point is scheduled for 10:45 A.M.
Civic officials, GM plant personal and dealers will ride in convertibles
and Futurliners in parade through Business District.
All vehicles will then be driven to Lansing Sexton High
School Athletic Field, the show location.
All trucks are to be locked on arrival and placement at location.
Arrangements have been made for in-and-out parking of Parade passenger
cars at the Wolverine Auto Park, S. Capitol Street, one block south of
the Olds Hotel. Full service facilities are also available there. One
check will be issued to each car and will serve as authorization for use
of the car throughout our stay.
When dismissed by supervisors, all Parade of Progress personnel will
check into Olds Hotel.
Lot to Hotel Route:
From sow location, turn right on We.
Michigan Avenue and follow to S. Walnut Street.
Right on S. Walnut Street 3 blocks to W.
Left on W. Kalamazoo one block to S.
Left on S. Capitol Avenue to garage on
left side of street (Hotel on right side of street -- one block north).
Advance Man (O'Hearn) has arranged to register all personnel
into rooms prior to arrival. Keys will be available in individual
envelopes at registration desk.