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"Where are the Fireworks and
Warm Days?" Asks Girl in
U. S. for Christmas
Cleveland, Ohio., Dec. 23What
makes Christmas come in the winter
It always came in summer before
the hottest part
I can remember quite a while, for
I'm 6 years old
Last year, La Argentina, where
I was born, I saw Santa Claus. He
was walking in the Plaza Mayor, in
Buenos Aires with a sign. He look-
Alice Stewart
ed so hot in a red coat and a fur. I
had on my summpr dress. The as
phalt was soft
I asked him, "Es ted San Nich-
"Si, muchachita," he said, "quo
quieie usted?"
So I told
all* the I
bien hastanda a natividad
And the night before Christmas
he brought the things. I found
them in my stockmgs the next morn
ing when I waked up, only some
were so big they wouldn't go inside,
SQ he piled them in a coiner on the
patio, and we shot firecrackers in
tho afternoon. My but it was a hot
daythe hottest day that summer,
people said. I don't see why its so
cold here the time Christmas comes.
Genevieveshe lives across tlje
Ftreet from meand Kenny, they
think there are two Santa Clauses,
and one goes to La Argent na and
one' comes here,'but I think there's
only one Onlv^l don hoe how ho
gets so far so fast. It took us days
and days.
Beginning of National Radiio
The famous poem '"Twas the
Night Before Christmas," was writ
ten by Cement Clarke Moore one
hundred years ago tfths evening.
An unusually short Christmas re
cess in store for Congress, which has
r.grecd to adjourn ^today a^dl re
assemble next Wednesday
The University of Pittsburgh foot
ball team leaves today for Palo Al
to, California, where a game is to be
on D.ecember 30.
Connie Mack, manager of the Phil
adelphia American League team
and -one of the best known figures in
professional baseball is 60 years old
Through the efforts of the Mass
achusetts Society for the Prevention
of Crulety to Animals1
the work
horses of Boston today will be giv
en theii annual Christmas tree and
a dinner of grain, apples and car
Three eminent prelates of the
Roman Catholic church today cele
brate the fortieth anniversary of
their ordination to the priesthood.
They arc Archbishop Keane of Du
buque and Bishop O'Dea of Seattle
and WaUi of Portland, Me.
To grrtify a mother's wish, Arch
bishop Curlev of Baltimore totllay
wjjl perfoim an unprecedented act
when he ordains a student of St.
Mary's Seminary one year in ad
vance of the completion of his stud
ies. The student will proceed im
mediately to his home in Maine, give
his mother the first blessing, and say
his first mass in his parish church
on Christmas day.
'Twas the night before Christmas
and all through the house not a thing
was stirring. Not even a spoon. Not
even a roboer. There wasn't even a
bootlegger stirring.
The cake in the kitchen was all
stirred- The fire on the hearth had
been stirred- And the family upstairs
asleep now had been stirred.
Outside the wind whistled. It had
i a right to whistle. It was going south
jto a.warm country.
Inside, beautifully set in the very
center of the* parlor's exquisite fire
I place sparkle^ a costly lump of coal
The whistling wind looked down
I the ch.mnoy ami thp costlv lun ot
coal burst into a tiny $2 flame
"Whistle, whistle," whistled the
wind as it jumped back This was the
Christmas of '22 and coal burning
was a very strange sight.
But the damage was done and by
the tiny $2 flicker one could see
four stockings hanging from tiie
There was Mary's stocking. Mary
Oscar S. Straus, eminent New
York merchant, diplomatist, cabinet
officer, and philanthropist, born in
Georgia, 72 years ago today.
Dr. Henry P. Walcott, the only
living acting president of Harvard
University, born at Salem, Mass-, 84
years ago todiay
Giacoma Puccini, composer of a
number of popular operas, born in
Lucct, Italy, G4 years ago today.
Edwin T- Meredith, who was Sec
retary of Agriculture in the Wilson
cabinet, born at Avoca, Iowa, 46-
years ago today
Dr. Henry Walcott, who today
enter., upon his eighty-fifth year is
an eminent physician and educator
who has the distinction of being the
only living acting president of ^Har
vard University. A native of Salem
Mass., he graduated! from Harvard
College ind from the Harvard Medi
cal School and then went abroad to
complete his professional studies.
For many years he practise his pro
fession in Cambridge, Mass., where
The Birth of Chrot
Editor's NoteThis picture was arawn especially for the newspapers who subscribe to the NEA service,
by the cartoonist, Satterfield. NEA service appears defy in this paper.
The drawing was made after Feuerstein's famous painting and is considered a very clever piece of pen
air the tnmgs i work, which is onjderably more complicated than the usual cartoons on the day's news. Mr. Satterfield be-
promisedthings "Mu sides being a popular cartoonist is also an artist, as is evidenced* by the above copy of an oil pointing.
few, JMk0, 'Gfroa a Oft? $tgl?t efare-
I was sophisticated, 1G, and had nev- from the table to go wash themselves
er missed being kissed. Her stocking. and Mary went crazy and swept the
held an eyebrow pencil for Mary to floor for once.
make her mark in the world. And
to guide her feet through the im
portant steps in life there was a new
|dance record on the mantel
Henry's stocking was there. Henry
was 11 and had never voluntarily
washed his ears. His stocking held
a pocketknife so he could cut his
initials on the piano. And an airgun
for him to shoot at cats, birds, dogs,
windows, Worses and people.
There was mama's stocking. In it
were clothespins, hairpins, hatpins,
safetypins, pins, a butterknife, a
flatiron and nearby stood a washing, or a teacher
Next came ij\e^old man's sock. It
held tobacco, smolcing and eating,
while nearby stood a new easy chair.
This easy chair came hard because
it had been charged to him.
As the old man was sleeping he
was dreaming Santa Claus drove a
coal wagon.
By his side mama was dreaming
the Christmas dinner dislies jumped was "Merry Christmas^'
he established a high reputation for
himself as a medical scientist. In
1887 he became, one of the overseers
of Harvard University -fand from
1900 to 1905 he served a presidient
of the University. He ha^fiUed the
presidency 6?" the American Public1
He?lth Association and has been
honored with membershiptan numer
ous scientific and 6thelr cities at
home pntf abroad- Dr. Walpott is
considered a high authority, on sani
tation and other matters affecting1
the public health.
1620The Pilgrims began the
erection of their first house at Ply
1732Sir Richard Arlwright, in
ventor of the spinning frame, tborn
at Preston, England, died! August 3,
1783General Washington deliv
ered upon his commission to Con
gress at Annapolis.
1814Cleveland, Ohio, was incor
porated as a village.
1841Sir William Macna\ighton,
British agent at Crbul, was assassi
nated by Afuan
In the next room Mary was dream
ing Santa Claus was a shiek and his
reindeer were camels (animal not
fuel) and he swung her around his
hand three times so she landed be
fore a movie camera on a pile of
million dollar contracts.
And Henry was dreaming Santa
Claus brought him a cannon and he
was shooting polecats at the north
pole, skye terriers out of the sky,
ant-eaters at his aunt's house and
he had one shell left so couldn't de
cide whether to shoot a policeman
through the curtained window and
Gray fingers at dawn reached
up jumped the sun dut of the east.
Up jumped Mary. Up jumped
Henry. Up jumped mama. Up
jumped papa. It was Christmas morn
ing which comes only once a year
and everything was stirred that pos
sibly could stir.
But what we started out to say
1853William H. Moody, cabinet
officer and justice of the supreme
court of the'U S-, born -at Newbury,
Mass*. Died at Haverhill, Mass., July
2, 1917.
1889^Henry W. Grady, celebrat
ed journalist and orator,* d5ed in At
lanta. "Born at AnthetisA Ga., April
24, 1850.~-
1897Failure of the Chestnut St
National Bank of Philadelphia-
President Harding commuted the
sentences of Eugene V. Debbs and
22 other war-time offenders.
(By United PTM
Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 23.Every
time the clock ticks off a second
in Philadelphia, the import duty on
Cuban sugar in the port puts $1-50
into Uncle Sam's pocket, accordirig
to the /nercantilea ppraiser's office
More than 114,000,000 pounds of
sugar passed into the Philadelphia
port during Novemberana 1,876,-
156,917 pounds arrived here during
the first eleven months of 1922".
ni'in ii it 1 in t.
HNM' WSW^sHh^'^^W?
Mother Who
By NEA Service
East Woburn, Mass, Dec/
This will be the happiest Chtistritas]*
ever spent by Mrs. Albert Knowlton.
The odd, circular little house'she'
live* in, in this little village, will be
the'scene of her first real happy
Yuletide in three decades.
She has her baby once more.
.Sickness overtook Mrs- Knowlton,
30*years ago- She left her two'bab
at horoevin Portland, Me., in care
of her tfusband,, while she went %o
Tier mother, for treatment.
When she returned, both babies
were gone, turned over tfo an or
phanage. Both had been adopted
from it-
Frantic search restored one child.
No trace though was found of the
youngest. Through the years, other
children nvere born to her, but the
mother's, heart yearned for the lost
one. But with the yearning was an
enauring fatih that some day, some
how, God woU^d restore the missing
child hi own time.
Never falterin, never losing an
opportunity to seek tidings, Mrs
Kno'wlton consulted a metlium this
fall. The medium advised her to put
an advertisement in a certain news
paper- That was in October. A few
days later a reply came from Mrs.
Herman J. Muise, Michmond, Me
Checking up of Mrs. Muise's adop
tion papers preyed her the long
sought baby of Mrs. Knowlton
And now that a faith that endured
30 years of discouragement and grief
has finally been rewarded, Mrs.
Knowlton wants the wor'd to know anew in each burdened
that hope and faith should spring Christmas time
If Christmas be green or if Christmas oe white
It doesn't especially matter.
It's always a day when our spirits are light,
And hearts beat a livelier patter
A fog, or a blizzard, or sunshine outside
We will not compla of the weather
For Christmas is Christmas, whatever betide,
A day when we're all pals together!
Here's one day at least when,^we're glowing with love
For comrade, for kin and for stranger,
One day when we breathe the sweet charity of
The Babe who was born in Vmcnger
When'no one has room for t}ierancor of hate
Or any old grudge to remember,
Oh, it is a tender and- glorious, date
This twenty-fifth day of December.
If only each day in the year might effect
Such joy in caah child, mah orowohian
How life would improve! But we cannot expect
Too much of ourseij^y we jure human!
But let us be grateful orie day4
ep Up
in the year
Spreads love from the Poles to the Isthmus,
When all the world tingles with mirth and good cheer
And all the world shouts, ^Mjerry Christmas!"
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