THE WHITE HOUSE
WAS HIN GTO N
October 24, 1956
Dear Mrs. Thornton,
In looking over our "Mamie Doud Eisenhower Park" file,
I find that the First Lady accepted the honor and gave permission
for the use of her name in a letter to Mr. Hentzell, Councilman,
on February 28, 1956. Another letter on the same subject was
written to Mayor Nicholson on September 22, 1955.
I have discussed the matter with our Press Department. Unfortunately, we cannot do anything more at this time. A release was
made in June 1956 (carried by AP in New York Times, June 3, 1956);
also another story appeared in Rocky Mt. News September 25, 1955,
about the Park.
The White House never originates stories of this type--unless the First Lady announces her actual participation on a certain date.
There is always the possibility, however, that when next Mrs. Eisenhower
visits Denver, she will wish to set up an appointment for a formal visit to
the Park, at which time the City may want to plan the dedication ceremonies,
It was wonderful seeing you again; our only regret was that our
visit to Denver was so brief!
With kind regard,
U^x- dw^ W
Mary Jane McCaffree
Secretary to Mrs. Eisenhower
Mrs. Dan Thornton
1 6 Random Road
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