1 image. Republicans planning $100.00 a plate dinner, 30 March 1952. Elephant loaned by Clyde Beatty Circus; Thomas P. Pike (dinner chairman); Ruth Saint (leads women's committee).; Supplemental material reads: "1952 Republican dinner. Republican Headquarters, Rm. 937 Alexandria Hotel. Represented by: Baus & Ross Campaigns. 2796 W. 8th St. DU 8-7194. Republicans, planning for the big GOP $100-a-plate dinner April 16, today (April 1) sought the gastronomical reaction from a real elephant, symbol of party, at the circus grounds. Dinner, similar to the one to be served at Shrine Convention Hall, was offered Little Bit, a Clyde Beatty elephant. Thomas P. Pike, dinner chairman, extends the plate, while Ruth Saint, who leads the women's committee with $7000 worth of ticket sales, looks on".