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Orchestra Shell Decision Awaited

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Month
January
Year
1937
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Park Projects Dependent On U.S., City Funds

A decision on the proposed out-door stage and orchestra shell for West Park is due from federal andcity authorities early in the newyear, and, if undertaken, this proj-ect will be a major developmentin the 1937 park program.

Various groups and organizations- in the city have indorsed theiect which is sponsored by theWest Side Women's Club. The club's presentation of the projectto the city council for considera-tion resulted in the formation ofa committee representative of thecouncil, club and other interested groups.

The outcome was council au-' an application to fed-'• . i , ; >ies for financial aid,the council at the same time ear-marking $7,000 for the project asits share of the cost estimated at$15,000. If and when the govern-I'ri.'nt, approves the project, theic-il again will vote on whetherto proceed.

Outdoor Stage Needed

The need of an outdoor stagefor outdoor musical, dramatic andrisr'r'iri"' programs has been em-in the discussion of the,.-.,,,,.-,d construction. The stagewould be a particular asset to the summer recreation program at theparks in the opinion of recreational leaders in the city.

West Park, of the various cityparks, is best suited for the stageand orchestra shell, the committeeclaims. Detailed studies of the parkand the type of construction mostnearly meeting the needs, have'".TH made. The construction would-ide a room for storing of play-|ground equipment used at West Park and lavatories.