Beaumont, Texas, American National Bank Dedication Ceremonies 1961-12-09

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The speakers participate in the dedication of the American National Bank in Beaumont, relating a brief history on how the land was purchased and plans to build.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Beaumont, Texas: American National Bank Dedication Ceremonies

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Date: December 9, 1961

Location: Beaumont, Texas

Interviewer: Presented by Mr. I. F. Betts

Length: 25 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Music (6), Introduction (14), Star Spangled Banner (20), Presentation of flowers to vocalist and pianist (50), Dedication by I. F. Betts, President of bank (60), Prayers (?) offered by Rabbi Freedman, Monsignor [can't read this last name] and Rev. Harts (73), Freedman (85), Holland (133), Harts (167), Mayor Cliff LeBlohm of Beaumont (210), Mr. J. Winston Proctor, President of Beaumont Chamber of Commerce (260), Mr. Betts pays tribute to J. Henry Simpson (315), Executive Vice President Brooks A. Hobfield (332), Mr. Betts tells of Planning Committee (362), Mr. Betts tells of Building Committee (390), Tells of negotiations to purchase property for bank (415), Architects hired (430), Completion of plans for bank (450), Tells of Sun Oil Company looking for location (475), Land for Sun Oil Company (490), Building dedicated to Service of Society by Mr. Betts (522), Cutting of ribbons by grandchildren of Betts (536), Closing speech by Mr. Betts (580), Ceremonies completed

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1961

Bulk Dates: 1961


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