A new issue of post stamps and a giant parade in Bloemfontein, S.Africa May 31?
A new issue of post stamps and a giant parade in Bloemfontein, S.Africa May 31 celebrated the climax of the Union's Fiftieth Birthday celebrations May 31.
The design of the stamps remained secret until their issue and Post offices were busy with queues of buyers. The stamps commemorate all prime ministers of the Union.
The parade was in the City Stadium where Dr. Verwoerd made his first public appearance since the attempt on his life 7 weeks ago.
Balloons, fancy dress, bands, pretty girls and a fly past highlighted the colour and action of the pageant under its theme "Fifty Golden Years".
In his Union Festival speech Dr. Verwoerd said he was convinced S.Africa would become a republic - remaining friendly to Britain.