Memory of and Designed by Bill Clede
Courtesy of Doug Bertel, AmericanRadioHistory.com, and Broadcasting...
NATRFD Slates Meeting for Washington June 19 - 22
of the National Association of Television-Radio Farm Directors will be
held June 19 - 22 in Washington. The meeting will include
sessions at the Department of Agriculture, tours and a visit with
President Eisenhower at the White House.
get-acquainted ceremonies are scheduled for the opening day, with
business sessions starting Monday, June 20. Secretary of
Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson and other department officials will meet
with the farm directors. The afternoon agenda includes meetings
with heads of farm organizations along with farm broadcasters and
The group will
meet June 21 with Senate and House Agriculture committees, going next
to the White House. A Potomac cruise is scheduled in the
afternoon. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles will address the
delegates at a breakfast meeting on the final day. The program
ends with a trip to the Beltsville (Md.) Experiment Station.
Frank Atwood, WTIC Hartford, is NATRFD president.
It looks to Doug
as if they're standing on the south side of the West Wing of the White
House just outside the Oval Office with the Old Executive Office
Building looming behind them.