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WurliTzer Dedication Program

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1955 Souvenir Program

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Dedication of the Largest Roller Rink Organ in the United States . . .

Thursday, March 24, 1955 at 8:30 P.M.
. . . In the largest roller rink in the Pacific Northwest - OAKS PARK RINK - Portland 2, Oregon

You'll have fun at the Oaks Amusement Park and Roller Skating Rink. Continuous Organ Music . . . played exclusively for your skating pleasure by the West's most famous organists. The Oaks is open each afternoon and evening (seven days a week) and is the largest roller rink in the Northwest.

The huge new Wurlitzer Oran was installed as a gift to skaters . . . everywhere . . . from the management of Oaks Rink during their 50th Anniversary Year.

The Oaks new organ was just recently moved from the Broadway Theater, where it has been played by outstanding stage, screen and television artists. Henceforth, the beautiful music coming from the pipes of this mammoth organ will be "the best music in town"

The organ loft (on right), showing the largest organ in the United Sates, raised above the center of the huge rink floor.

The new Oaks Rink Organ has 1,242 pipes, 2,525 magnets, 4,700 pouches, and 500,000 feet of wire.
Buss McClelland
Buss McClelland . . . the featured organist a the Oaks Rink . . . is nationally known as an organist and recording star.

For your information . . . here is why our new organ is the largest rink organ in the United States . . .

This huge organ has 18 complete sets of pipes, namely: Dulctana, Vox Humana, Flute, Viol d'Orchestre, Clarinet, Viol Celeste, Horn Diapason, Tuba Horn, Diaphonic Diapason, String Celeste, Saxophone, String, Kinura Orchestral Oboe, Tibia Clauso, Trumpet, Oboe Horn, and Quintadena. There are 175 tablets on the console with 45 piston buttons . . . for quick changes to pre-set tone combinations. The Bell Section is composed of Marimba, Harp, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Orchestra Bells, Sleigh Bells, Chrysoylott,and Cathedral Chimes. The Percussion Section is Snare Drum, Tambourine, Castanets, Chinese Block, Bass Drum,Kettle Drum, Tom Tom, Crash Cymbal,Cymbals, Triangle, Bird Whistle, Boat Whistle, Horse's Trot, Fire Bell, Auto Horn, Telephone Bell, and Surf.


This is the Oaks 50th Anniversary 1905-1955

Join the Fun!

Box  DEDICATION OF ORGAN In person . . . television artists: Gene Brendler, well-known television M.C., and was Bent Nails (brother of Rusty Nails) on the Rusty Nails children's show, is Master of Ceremonies . . . with his cast of Channel 27's "SEE HEAR" program.

Box  Participate in this outstanding audience participation show featuring Buss McClelland and a musical "Trip through the Organ"

APRIL 30 - MAY 1

Box  Oaks Park Opens Fireworks Displays! Free Admission! Free Picnic Area! Eighteen Giant Rides!


Box  Patricia Lee Models Posing For Your Camera!
Box  Water Skiing!
Box  Fireworks!
Box  Beauty Contest!
Box  Stage Shows
Box  Dance Paviilion . . . and Exciting Activities!

For Group Picnic Infromation Call - EMpire 5722
Always free admission to Oaks Park.
18 Giant Rides . . . The Skooter, The Whip, Miniature Train, Boogie-Woogie, Miniature Boats, Roll-O-Plane, Merry-Go-Round, Whirlwind,Gerris Wheel, Kiddie Planes, Baby Whip, Baby Wheel, Sky Fighter, Looper, Rock-O-Plane, Caterpillar, Street Car, Midget Racer . . . and the LARGEST KIDDIELAND IN THE NORTHWEST!

Each Monday evening from 6:30 to 7:30, Dale and Jeanne Pritchard, professional instructors at Oaks Rink, give free lessons in skating fundamentals. Teaches you forward, backward and funamental dance. Ask Dale and Jeanne about other skating class schedules!

Public Skating Sessions:
. . Every Afternoon 1:00 to 4:00 ;
. . Evening: 7:30 to 10:30 Weekdays ;
. . 7:30 to 12:00 Fridays and Saturdays (Double Sessions) ;
. . Sunday: 1:00 to 4:00 - 3:30 to 7:00 - 6:30 to 10:30
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