Memory Lane: Oct. 10, 1961


From the Oct. 10, 1961 edition of The Wayne Herald:

Homecoming Activities at WSTC Nearing Completion

Parade, football game, dances, pep rally, alumni gatherings - they all add up to Wayne State's homecoming celebration this weekend.

The first major event of townwide interest will be the traditional parade of floats, bands, the homecoming queen and attendants, starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The procession will move from First street north on Main street to the campus.

Occupying a prominent place in the parade - and in all the Saturday events - will be the queen, Jean Henry, a junior from Omaha. Students elected her last week from among five candidates chosen by the W club, an atheltic lettermen's club.

Interspersed between floats, seven high school bands from Northeast Nebraska will march and play. They come from Bancroft, Emerson-Hubbard, Laurel, Newcastle, Stanton, Wayne City High and Wayne Prep. All except Newcastle were planning to perform in the Band Day two weeks ago, but rain washed out that event. At halftime of the football
game, the bands will present a mass playing and marching show.

Afternoon festivites begin at 1:15 p.m. as the bands parade into Memorial stadium. Following this, the winning floats from the parade will tour the track. Then the W club will crown Queen Jean and her present attendants.

After the game, all six dormitories are planning coffee hours to welcome visitors - alumni, parents and friends of the college. Climaxing the day is the homecoming dance at 9 p.m. in Rice auditorium. The public is welcome to attend and dance to the music of Ralph Marterie and his Marlboro orchestra. Tickets will be on sale at the door.