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ELKS FROLIC IN SNOW AT DENVER WHEN
NATIONAL CONVENTION OPENS
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The $250,000 Elks Clubhouse at
Denver and Grand Exalted Ruler Ed
ward Leach of New York.
Denver, Col., July. 14. This city is
entertaining 30,000 Elks and 75,000
other visitors who are here for the
Golden Jubilee Reunion of B. P. O. E.
Noted as a convention city, Den
ver will surpass all recordsin the en
tertainment accorded the Elks. My
riads of lights will make downtown
streets glitter throughout. the night.
The lights have been arranged to in
clude the colors purple and white
of the Elks' organization. Frosted
stars- constructed of papier-mache
and ingeniously lighted will be gen
erously strung on one street.
At. one end of the court will stand
a majestic elk peering down from a
realistic mountain crag. This elk is
38 feet high and 48 feet long. It has
a spread of horns measuring 2.2 feet
Passageways allow traffic to pass
under the animal which will stand
64 feet above the pavement.
After the convention Elks and their
friends and families will enjoy the
side trips from Denver to the neigh
After a trip of two hours the visit
ors will find themselves in the regions
of perpetual snow where they are
surrounded by white-tipped peaks.
On some of the summer mountain
trips visitors may sport in 18-foot
snow banks and indulge in snow-ball
fights in the middle of July. A car
load of this snow will be brought
from the mountains and dumped oa
Denver streets for (he sport, qt the
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