Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 17, 1968 · Page 1
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 1

Hope, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 17, 1968
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ftp Til nun (MR) STM, rnmn n GEORGE'S For s week In advance signs pro* claim "George 1$ Coming". On the morning of the day set for the arrival, a large crowd gathers to sing songs about George and the Revolutionary days. At the appointed hour George Is (ed In on horseback, preceded by a fife and drum corps, and color bearers. Following in his wake are his wife and other well known figures. The crowd cheers them in and they, in turn, make shOrt speeches, tell fakes anrf MMi other comments, Some of the participant* tike part in a tof-jawing eontf sf. "George", of course, as everyone knows, Is George Washington, and the date Is February 22, This is the annual celebration of George Washington's birthday as held at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. It began, in 1962, as a spontaneous demonstration by a group calling themselves the Order of George. It is now a permanent event mustering it many of the 12,000 student* « possible to gather In tfte campus quadrangle of the 115-year-old school. Washington, Martha, letsy ftosi and other historical figures ire portrayed by student leaders wearing rented costumes. No records are available on the number who cut classes to attend the fun. It Is the school's way of honoring their namesake while adding the campus spirit to the day. V J <•*• » -< f . it*: *'i3M,li •'-.{>-.' R? *F*.w 4 : v»:.#-,v v -^ <;*;$>• ff^#?-*-y*! •isVaW'**^ ,^*/ni*. '"^4-- , -,- ¥i . ^ £imit-n< xnm^'tf v^ af ^''' ^ % '^??ra.tA, ' )f: VH« t^^i '^4'{^k'%| i'i f f 4i-|>^' M >- iv?^wfrm vX'i^-* 1 U^^f^fl- J > *!*'"' •'!•*) -^V^|^l|«^i« -l fl v^ >£! .^j^ »^%|» ^^nX'jA^wi f '-" \/ ( %W ^t'^?* ^' j .' •' " . - »^ ,^&-> f . ' *1Hu f . ') f \ \1t*M*' , Jay Feinberg, senior liberal arts major, leads the crowd in song while dressed as Washington. tkf» \U'- 'AJ'I IfB-K., S59K S > 1 * »J I w 1 ( 2 § *asu &* ' • *'''i .. ^.^. ""SSSJ/ >w^ .., Behind the British flag, Redcoats lead campus dignitaries towards the quadrangle activity. **««• Taking part In the festivities Is part of the fun, and the log-sawing contest brings smiles all around, A girl ftudtnt, portraying Martha Wiihlngten, walfci Qeergt during ths'""' i^S^ss^C^ "hutHind Ai a f tudjni leadf thi horit, Giprgt Washington (meunted) wlff Martha fellow behind the flag btarer, fift and drum piiytr ai part Q( tht et Itbrallen- - f :^4 A part of thi crowd githtrid at Washington Univtriity for thi fif Hvitiii, Wtek't PICTURg SHOW-Ap Ngysfegtyres

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