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04 Jul

Fourth Day of IBM/SAM Convention builds suspense

Category:   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

 Thursday was the fourth day of the I.B.M./S.A.M. Combined Convention in St. Louis, and that meant that the excitement was building as preliminaries continued for all the close-up and stage contests. But there were lots of other magic activities and events going on, too, from morning to midnight. 

The day began with the spouses leaving at 8:30 for a tour of the Botanical Gardens. Shortly thereafter the Vendors Exhibition opened for the day, and the first show of the day was held, the "Family Entertainers in Session."

After lunch the FISM Stage Contest Session Three was held, to a full house, followed at 2:30 by Lecture Number Four, by Christian Engblom. At 4 pm the S.A.M. National Council Meeting was held. By staggering these membership meetings (I.B.M. folks held their meeting the day before), members of both groups could attend both meetings if they wanted to. 

 The evening program featured "The Magic of Germany." Following the show, late night programming included Lecture number five, by Xavier Mortimer, and two more (five and six) performances of the Richard Turner Experience.

Everyone was tired by this time, but it was a magical, good tired.

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