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TT. lhe in ' ON DECEMBER TW Christmas Dinner wil the great banquet hall will be the greatest event in tl Dinners ever known in any c since the Babe of Bethlehei twenty centuries ago. Around the tables will be citizens of New York, each of cured from friends or will hi] thousand dollars for the pri that feast. Many of them w sacrifice to buy their thousan will not be a millionaires' cl great banquet will be three ar invisible guests, representing rope who are waiting on Am them. The sumptuous meal, serv consist 01 uie nourisriing 100 I these children receives throug Relief Administration, for wh request, The Literary Digest 1 during the past two months ' parts of this great Nation. Th this banquet will be the Fail least one hundred thousand li' and blood, and will guaranb tinuance of that nourishing through the winter in Central; | You fathers and mothers of New York and wherever Most of you can not be preset Christmas Dinner to the in vis ; can multiply it a million tim your own loved ones aroui table; as you look into the daughters, the pride ot your of your life; as you watch w unutterable love your little grandchildren, whose faces ai k mas glee, ask yourself how I priceless lives is worth to you give to save one of these swee ?your own dearest?from s cold, or cruel disease? Can in dollars? Would you not eag I lar you have, every dollar's even your life itself, and courn if it would give health and cor love? | Over there in those nake< has crushed whole peoples, a children precious beyond the in the sight of the living Chris utter want and helplessness to you to love and to cherish time. Many of them are orph to the holy task of mothering 1 them, in His name. They ai you feed them. They are sli ter's cold; He asks you to co bodies with warm clothes. La joy have gone from them; H love you bear Him, by the 1 Make all Checks payab tributed, THE 1 Great T ] L UIV JL J THRE ENTY - NINTH a 1 be held in one of s of New York, that le way of Christmas nnnt.rv of tho world n was born nearly seated one thousand whom will have semself have paid one vilege of dining at ill have made great ,d-dollar tickets. It ub. Present at the id a half millions of the children of Euerica to-day to save ed in a tin cup, will d that each one of >'h Herbert Hoover's ich, at Mr. Hoover's las made its appeal, to Americans in all ie thousand Hosts at y Godfathers of at ttle children of flesh ee to them the con? meal, daily, all and Eastern Europe. in a million homes this page is read: it at that wonderful able guests, but you es. As you gather nd your Christmas faces of sons and heart, and the joy nth tenderness and children, or your e alight with Christmuch one of these ? What would you t, laughing children starvation, or bitter you count the sum ferly give every dolworth of property, t the sacrifice small, nfort to the one you d lands, where war ,re millions of little measure of dollars 5t. Because of their He has given them at this Christmas ans; you are called diem, and fathering *e hungry; He bids livering in the win ver their thin, little lighter and childish e calls you, by the love that swells in I i le to "The Literary Digest C to see that it goes, without < Address, Child-Fe ^EW YORK HERALD, WEDNESDAY, E est Chris [istory of E AND A HALF MIL your heart for your own dear ones, t( His little ones, back again to the h health that are the God-given herita hood. Two wonderful gifts are yours, thi time, from the bountiful hands of a lo^ With one hand He gives you a comfoi a table loaded with plenty, a happy fi and all the delights of this festive Da: other hand He is leading tenderly to^ hungry, ragged child, perhaps ten o haps a hundred. You will not clu at the gift in the one hand and refus< the other. We want His presence an ing in our homes, our churches, and a as we celebrate His birthday, and so turn Him away with the little ones He will not expect Him to allow us to of His precious gifts if we reject the < A great Christmas tree was lig Metropolitan Opera House the othe these destitute children of Europe, light that blazed out on the big tree re generous gift of life to some child. Emerson Fosdick spoke straight to tl American fathers and mothers, not < great auditorium, but throughout tl nation, when he said: "Most of us home to help our own children ge Christmas, but one picture ought , to - thoughts?the fact that mothers and f -;eas will have to decide this week wh children they will allow to die. T1 enough food to go around; some of 1 are obviously failing away, but some of hanging on. Since some must di the parents let the weaker go an strong? It is a sorry business at Chr for fathers and mothers to pick out children those who will have to die the special food necessary for childre Make no mistake, you fathers and America. This grim, heart-rending c not be made by those fathers and n have nothing to give their children t lives. The decision will be made b have plenty and to spare. The ques and death for these children is in } you, and you alone, can give them lib PVivictmsw fnhlp ur\ ovt.rsi nlnpp V1IA VM-ny* V kJV V V* * * v* jv?wv v represent to those who gather arouni one, and if possible more than one, of' guests to whom you and your loved become Godfathers and Godmothers least one life, as you would save you but do not for a moment be satisfie< one if your heart, your conscience, j can care for many. Put into the p that vacant chair your Christmas offer starving children. Immediately aftei send the money to The Literary Di Feeding Fund for Mr. Hoover's life-sj Churches, hotels and clubs are u the same thing on a larger scale, pc hild-Feeding Fund" and mail them direc one penny deducted, to Herbert Hoover eding, THE LITERARY DIGEST, 354-: DECEMBER 22, 1920. >tmas 1 the W LION GUESTS ) love these, special lughter and a Chris ge of child- Preside and ma the chile is Christmas meal ? zing Father: sand do table home, one thoi imily circle, childrer >' With the childrer yards you a Give y0 f them, per- one SUp tch eagerly do not e the gift in prodiga d His bless- when it it our feasts vou wilj we will not from slJ ; loves. We blessed keep a part ither part. Thei great ti hted in tlie Are the r night for stored e and every patriotis i "1 'presented a thrill of Dr. Harry y0U wer le hearts of need. m\y in that are wait le city and a far sa * are going: chance, t ready for bank of ? haunt our doth co athers over- through lich of their riere is noc' A fi the children five chil i show signs precious c, shall not sand-do d save the from de istmas time J?y that from their would b for lack of could ss n." and giv< cold an mothers of Liberty iecisionwill this bles lothers who and stor o save their Will yoi y you who five, or stion of life four hands; Wha e. At your 1)0X> tho which shall ever d the table. spendinj the invisible dividenc av, trpaciiro vjiico are WJ y.vv.??*v 5. Save at Literary ir own soul price yc i with only little ch four ability will be t late be for* little ch ingsforthr and sav f the dinner cent, on Rest Childaving work. Thr? waiting irged to do Is there ?rhaps with this Chr t to The Literary Digest, who w, 's Relief Organization for the i 560 Fourth Avenue, New York. + 7 Banquet orld % flU ' J3E i ceremonies. Those who can not arrange stmas dinner are asked to "adopt," as nt Wilson and President-elect Harding* ny others have already done, as many of iren as they can provide for with the one day throughout the winter. Ten thoullars will pay for one thousand children, asand dollars will pay for one hundred l, one hundred dollars will pay for ten t, and ten dollars will pay for one child, ur heart a real Christmas treat. In this reme indulgence of the Christmas spirit let economy control. It is a time for lity and utter abandonment in generosity comes to counting the children to whom give life, and laughter, and whose rescue itfering and death will be your most memory in all the years to come. re is need now to make haste and do a king. Where are your Liberty Bonds? iy locked in a vault? Are they safely iway in a strong box? It was an act of sm to buy these bonds. It gave you a fervent joy and satisfaction to feel that e helping America in its time of national Now these bonds, that service rendered. ;ing, perhaps, a still more glorious service, fer place of investment. They are, perwaiting for you to deposit them in the f heaven, uwhere neither moth nor rust , irrupt and where thieves do not break and steal." fty-dollar bond will ransom the lives o: ! dren; a hundred-dollar bond will buy ten ; > lives of these innocent sufferers; a thou- ? liar bond will rescue a hundred little ones ath. Can you think of any more glorious j life and opportunity could offer you that e yours if you could save ?you personally ive the lives of a thousand little children 3 them warmth and happiness in place of d hunger and wasting disease? Every Bond or Victory Bond you consecrate to >sed use will be making heaven on earth ing up priceless treasure in heaven above, i give, as a royal Christmas gift one or ten of your bonds?NOW. it are they earning for you, in their strong T.ihprtv Bonds? A few counons cliot y six months; a few extra dollars or j ? money. Think of the difference in the Is they will earn when you bank them as | i in heaven. Every bond Riven to The I ' Digest Child-Feeding Fund will be the iu have paid for the lives of a group ?>. ildren. Every dividend earned for you he laughing faces and shining eyes of the ildren whom you have fed. and clothed, ed from death. Are these worth 4J pe yuUl un Lnmicm . ^e and a half millions of children are for you men and women of New York, not room in your hearts for them all at istmas time? ill be responsible for every dollar conwork of saving lives.