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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 25, 1937, Salt Lake City, Utah                                Children Hold Interest at White House Hopkins Daughter Special Guest On Christmas Day WASHINGTON 24 shy little girl whose mother died recently and whose father is in a faraway hospital found Christmas kindliness Friday night in the heart of the nations first family The Roosevelts from the presi dent and his 84yearold mother to the smallest grandchild devoted themselves to making Christmas eve cheery for fiveyearold Diana Hopkins darkhaired daughter of Harry Hopkins the works progress administrator who is convalescing after an operation at Rochester Minn Diana and her nurse rode to the White House in the same car with the presidents blond blueeyed granddaughters Sara five and Kate who is nearly two They are daughters of the presidents eldest son and secretary James Hold Attention The children immediately be came the center of attention Diana and Sara took a look at the White House chimneys Sara had been nervous lest Santa couldnt get in The president chose bright and simple bits of Dickens Christmas Carol to read to the little girls before they ate their early supper hung up their biggest stockings and were rushed off to bed Their going to bed gave the grownups a chance to listen quietly while the president read the entire Carol Among the listeners were Frank lin Roosevelt Jr and his bride the former Ethel du Pont Harry Hook er of New York the presidents former law partner Hall Roosevelt brother of the first lady the presi dents sons John home from Har vard and James with his wife Betsy Mrs Sara Delano Roose velt the executives mother and Mrs J R Roosevelt his half sister inlaw To Awake President Early Christmas morning the presidents grandchildren and their guest Diana will awaken the presi dent for a peek into their stockings hung alongside those of the grown ups on his bedroom mantel After breakfast the entire family will ride to the Church of the Cove nant for an interdenominational service The Christmas sermon will be de livered by a 35yearold Presbyte rian minister the Rev Peter Mar shall who will be speaking for the first time to an audience including the president His subject will be The Lost Refrain The childrens Christmas dinner will be at noon before the family gathers at an eightfoot candle tipped tree in the east hall to open presents and read greetings among 1500000 ItaJian women and children participating in a nation wide celebration of the day of mother and child Thoughts of many wives and mothers were in Spain where they sent large quantities of gifts for Italian legionnaires in the insur gent armies For weeks fascist womens and youth organizations have been preparing these gift pack ages Six Die in Labor Clash MEXICO CITY Dec 24 Six laborers were killed at Manza nilio Colima State Friday during a clash between members of the Mex ican Regional Workers confedera tion and the Confederation of Mexi can Workers rival labor unions ac cording to dispatches to the news paper La Prensa Christmas To Our Many Friends tj and customers May your Christmas be one of joy in every way We thank you for your marvelous patron age that you have given our store and we only de sire that we may con tinue to serve you in every way Remember Dundee Clothes Are Good Clothes 262 South Main THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE SATURDAY MORNING DKCKMBER 25 1937 W Bowery Angel9 Walks in Hidden Paths Making the Yulctidc brighter Evelyn MacDonnell N Y mission worker known as the angel of the Bowery wishes a Merry Christmas man at the mission City State Join Worldivide Celebration of Christinas Yulelide Carols and Greetings Mark Advent Of Great Religious Celebration Continued from Page One Hollands Princess At Mates Bedside Princess Juliana expecting an heir to the throne of the Netherlands next month and her consort Prince Bernhard recovering from a motor accident spent Christmas eve and will spend Christmas in a hospital vyhere the prince still is confined o bed Queen Wilhelmina had a Christ mas tree cut from the royal gar dens at The Hague decorated it herself and had it set up in the princes room Saturday a nurses choir by Bernhards special request will sing carols from a room ad ioining his Storks wearing jaunty crowns vere the most popular decoration or Christmas cards in the Nether ands TheNetherlands prepared to spend a sobe religious Christmas raying for tie succession of the house of Orange For every Netherlander hopes Princess Juli anas baby will be a boy The merrymaking and fireworks argely held over to celebrate the jirth then will assume royal pro portions The day after the birth will be a national holiday and every child born in the same month will receive a silver mug or set of baby inen British King Will Jive Yule Message the first time in lis reign King George VI Saturday vill read a fiveminute message of ihristmas greeting to the world He will speak at 3 p m 10 a m S T from his study in San dringham house just as his father King George V did for the four years 193235 There was no such message last year in the gloom that ollowed the abdication and exile of Edward VIII now the duke of Windsor The royal family completed their hristmas shopping days ago Queen VTary often accompanied by her daughter the princess royal Queen Elizabeth and the queen of Norway shopped in Londons best stores Other members of the royal family dodged cheering crowds to make purchases King George personally bought one gift precious stones for his queen Friday night tholittle Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose hung heir stockings at Sandrlngham nouse a royal note of democracy Exiled Duke Phones Greetings to Mother CANNES duke of Windsor for the second year an exile nt Christmas time telephoned liis mother Queen Mary at home in England The duchess for whom he gave up his throne sat at his side ts he talked with his mother whom he has not seen since his abdication Later he talked with his brother King George VI and then with his little niece Princess Elizabeth whom he greeted as usual with Hello Queen Elizabeth The duke planned to listen Sat urday to his brothers broadcast to the empire over which he once reigned Hitler Plays Host To Old Comrades Adolf Hit ler was host to 200 old nazi com rades their wives and children at a Christmas eve luncheon at which he presented gifts and talked for an hour on nazi work past and future Over Christmas the fuehrer in vited several leaders to his Berch tesgaden retreat including Marshal Werner von Blomberg war min ister Puerto Rico Gets New Dog Track SAN JUEAN Puerto ernor isianton Winship broadcast ing Christmas greetings to Puerto Rico mentioned a new dogracing track among the gifts on the islands Christmas tree He also named a balanced budget better health more work improved communications with the United States Portugal Puts Ban On Yule Observance church ban on all public nonreligious Christmas cele brations made the feast a purely religious and family affair for Por tugal The church ruled that such festivities as the traditional arraial a dance outside the village church were out of keeping with the true Christmas spirit Santa Claus has been banished by Portugals nation alist government as having no place in Portuguese tradition Spain Troops Face Shivering Holidays SALAMANCA Spains second war Christmas will be observed with the traditional religious ceremonies starting with midnight mass Friday night There will be no public or civil celebra tions The men in the trenches facing one of the coldest and wettest Christmascs in years were assured of excellent fare as every town and village was sending collections of gifts to the front Toyshops featured wooden sol diers machine guns rifles and can non Harold Dahl American aviator who is an honor prisoner in a military hospital here said he would consider repatriation to the good old United States the best Christmas present in the world He will share gifts distributed by womens organ izations Russ Look Forward To New Years MOSCOW Russians ignored Christmas an outlawed holiday in the soviet union for the past 20 years but looked forward Friday night to their big New Years eve festivities Even for the religious Friday night will not he Christmas eve for most of those who secretly observe Storms Slow Seattle Trip Of First Lady Wife of President Helps Trim Tree For Grandchildren SEATTLE Dec 24 Americas irst lady who flew across the con inent and through stormy weather for a holiday reunion with her daughter and two grandchildren helped decorate a Christmas tree for Sistie and Buzzie Dall Friday night Mrs Roosevelt arrived here early Friday morning after an overnight ride from Portland where she end ed a transcontinental air trip that was twice interrupted by storms Plans Quiet Holiday Going directly to the home of her ioninIaw and daughter Mr and Mrs John Boettiger the presidents wife prepared for a holiday of com parative quiet Mrs Boettiger is from an illness Mrs Roosevelt said there prob ably would be a tedephone call be ween the Boettiger home and the White House Friday night or Sat urday during which the Seattle members of the family would talk to the president Gifts Undisclosed What the White House Santa sent to Seattle and what the Boetti jer family sent to Washington in he way of presents remained a family secret From Omaha to Portland Mrs Roosevelt and Mrs Seth E Hodge of Council Bluffs Iowa were the only passengers on the plane on the latter part of its journey Mrs Roosevelt was delightful said Mrs Hodge We talked about everything under the sun Shes a charming warmhearted woman still a Republican Ford Spurns Auto Unions Peace Move Firm Drafts Legal O Campaign to Resist Lahor Board DETROIT Dec 24 Ford Motor company spurned overtures from the United Automobile Worlc rs of America Friday and drafted a legal campaign to resist a national abor relations board order that it cense antlunion activities A company spokesman said the case would be carried to the United States supremo court if necessary The board allowed 10 days for compliance with its order A repre sentative of the Ford company said there would be no announcement on procedure until January 3 That would be the tenth day after the board issued its decision in Wash ington that the company had vio lated the Wagner labor relations act a decision the company said was based on prejudice To Review Action Whether the next legal skirmish is begun by a Ford petition for an injunction by a Ford appeal or by the labor boards request for an enforcement order it will lead toa review of the boards decision by the United States sixth circuit court of appeals which sits at Covington Kentucky The labor board must obtain an enforcement order from that court to give its decision teeth Should the company refuse to obey such an order proceedings might be insti tuted under the contempt statutes Asks Conference From Kansas City Homer Martin international president of the U A W A telegraphed a request to Harry H Bennett Ford personnel direc tor for a conference to promote industrial peace and proper labor relations Bennetts comment was that if I answered Martins tele I have no intention of reply would be phooey The labor board specifically or dered the Ford company to reinstate 29 men allegedly discharged for union activities and to post notices in its Dearborn and Highland Park plants that it was complying with the boards decision Bennett said the board would have a good legal fight to enforce the reinstatement order The posting of notices in plants he declared is against Ford comppv policy Told to Report The U A W A announced that the 29 men ordered reinstated and reimbursed for loss of wages would act as a group through the union They were instructed to report Mon day at union headquarters for a conference One of the men Percy Llewellyn became a U A W A organizer after leaving the Ford company A union spokesman said the others were un employed There was no estimate of the amount they might claim in lost wages Larry S Davidow U A W A attor ney said the Ford company was dealing with a situation different rcm any it has ever confronted The company he said has taken a dangerous position in fighting the decision inasmuch as the supremo ourt has sustained the Wagner act n five cases 3ual Significance BLOOMINGTON Ind Dec 24 UP Santa Claus and the stork travel ogcther in visiting the Ralph Strain lonie here Two sons Robert 10 nd Raymond 5 and a daughter born last Christmas will cele iratc their birthdays Saturday Nevas twin sister Treva died shortly after birth Only Edward 12 vas not a Christmas arrival Millions Zcls 875000 NEW YORK Dec 24 Helen M Bates 75 former actress who sought half of the estate of the late Benjamin L M Bates New York hotel owner and manager has agreed to accept 000 in full settlement of her claim t was announced Friday in surro gates court religious customs figure the holi days by the old Russian calendar which brings Christmas on January 7 by western reckoning Ornamentfid fir trees have made eir appearance and the stores riave been jammed with shoppers for gifts But for the soviet citizen the holidays really begin December 20 and end January 32 Curb Yule Services field in Chicago CHICAGO Dec 24 a combination of medieval dramatiza tion and modern invention Chi cagoans saw for the first time Fri day night an impressive curbside Christmas service Outside the weathertorn Old St Peters church at Polk and Clark streets in the warehouse section Franciscan friars have built an most lifesize replica of The Stable of Bethlehem They held services beside the shrine Friday night and will con tinue them all day Saturday PC riodically the browngarbed friar came out to read St Lukes accounl of the birth of Christ and deliver a short streetside sermon Passers by paused to kneel at sidewalk pew in front of the crib Quintuplets Agog Over Big Parly CALLANDER Dionne quintuplets are ready for a big Christmas They will have as their guests at Dafoe nursery their parents and brothers and sisters There will not be a turkey on the brightlydecorat ed table because the quintuplets hfive a diet that can not be changed even for a day but otherwise they will celebrate like everybody else With tlic temperature well above zero they will play outside in the snow after dinner They have re ceived hundreds of presents anrl Christmas cards from all parts of the world Argentina Enjoys Summer Weather BUENOS will enjoy a typical hot weather Christ mas The temperature was 90 de grees Friday Christmas shopping was reported unusually heavy CALL WAS 2048 FOR ABERDEEN BEST IN THE WEST Valley Fuel Co Vmir ABfcKUKKN Heater Japan Celebrates National Event TOKYO cele arated Friday as a national holiday sut not because it was Christmas It was the eleventh anniversary o the death of Emperor Taisho father of Emperor Hirohito With the war spirit ruling Tokyo Santa Clauses were banished from the citys department stores Shanghai Pcrinils Cabarets lo Open SHANGHAI Saturday Caba rets remained open all night For the first time in four months cur few regulations were lifted to per mit celebration of Christmas News in Brief Form From Near Far Prisoners Resent Voiding of Yule Benefits Due lo Brady Gangsters Presence Stork Santa Jointly Visit Indiana Home Slate Aids Aiitoisls INDIANAPOLIS Ind Dec 24 M Clif ford Townsend Friday de clared a moratorium until March 1 on automobile li cense fees and weight taxes terming the action a Christ mas present to the people of Indiana Drivers and chauf feurs licenses were excepted Pug Imprisoned NEW YORK Dec 24 fred Ramella sparring partner of wo former worlds champions Max 3aer and James J Braddock was Friday sentenced to an indetermi nate term in the penitentiary when ic pleaded guilty to purse snatch ing Bandils Get CLEVELAND Dec 24 Two men held up three employes in the East Cleveland branch of the Personal Finance company Friday and escaped with 51200 Lose Jail Privileges SOUTH BEND Ind Dec 24 of James Dai hover last of the Brady gang in the county jail here Friday de prived other prisoners of holiday privileges and the victims were resentful Officials banned Christ mas and other visits of relatives to the jail as a precaution while the slayer of State Patrolman Paul V Minneman remains there Reds Aid Chinese HANKOW China Dec 24 UP soviet charge daffaires of ficially informed the Chinese gov ernment Friday that the soviet Red Cross is donating 100000 U S dol lars for relief to Chinese war suf ferers Mooney Aclioii Delayed SACRAMENTO Cal Dec 24 MP Labor leaders pushing the long fight to free Thomas H Mooney from San Qucntin prison were told by Governor Frank F Merriam Friday he would consider no action toward a pardon until the United States supreme court has ruled on the case Red Tape Greetings WASHINGTON Dec 21 The Christmas greetings of gov ernment chieftains to their bu reaus and men in the field were wrapped figuratively speaking in red tape Announcements of the greet ings had headings something like this Executive Order ADJ 238764 121837 Refer RF Jm 978243 Subject Christmas Greetings Actress Mother to Wed BEVERLY HILLS Cal Dec 24 Ann Bcresford mother of Anita Louise film actress will be come a Christmas bride She and Verne Whitehead orchestra leader will be married at her home here Saturday afternoon Miss Louise will be her mothers only attend ant Reich Official Cites Desire for Peace Hess minister without portfolio in his annual ra dio talk to Germans abroad boasted that we Germans have become a unit for peace and declared that in Germany there is no talk of war dangers or warlike threats He snid Germany would nurture good will and friendly relations with other nations but would never tire of fighting the bolshevistic murder clique He closed with a Christmas wish that the Lord preserve Fuehrer Hitler for Germany Prince Ferdinand Will wed Russian princess Woos American Style BERLIN Dec 24 Christ mas romance which shortly was expected to bring an announce ment of the engagement of Prince Louis Ferdinand son of the for mer crown prince of Germany and Princess Kira daughter of Grand Duke Cyril pretender to Russias nonexistent throne was reported on high authority Fri day This account of the royal love story described the prince who once was a mechanic in a Ford factory in Detroit as having wooed his princess with the speed he learned in America Miner Freed In Shooting o RENO Nev Dec 24 Warner 29yearold Reno mining man formerly of Montana helc since early Thursday for invest gation in connection with the shoot ing and serious wounding of Harrj Drackert former star rodeo per former was released from custod1 Friday following a conference be tween Chief of Police Lou Gamme and District Attorney Ernest S Brown of Washoe county Brown said their investigation showed Warner had fired at Drack was critically wounded in selfdefense and that nn charge would be filed against him Drackerts liver was pierced by bullet from a 22 caliber revolve early Thursday after the two men allegedly quarreled over a woman friend Drackerts condition lat Friday was still described as verj critical He has undergone thre blood transfusions at the Washo general hospital U S Business Exceeds Expectations Christmas Trade Especially Good Down Sonth NEW YORK Dec 24 mas business generally over the ountry was better than had been xpected the Womens Werr daily aid Friday with the south leading ther sections of the country Warned by the last few months iisiness recession the paper said merchants throughout the country lad trimmed their expectations omewhat as to the usual Christ mas gift trade harvest and so the esults as they are now being tab ulated are generally better than lad been expected Reports wired by outoftown orrespondents to Fairchild publi cations in the last few days of Christmas trading indicate that gift olume did pretty well considering all things Stores in many cities eported increase others reporting ales on a par with last years pe riod while only a minority actually reported increases South Reports Gains New Orleans retaildom for ex ample came through in fine shape vith department and specialty tores registering increases of 20 to 10 per cent over last year Tampa stores recorded increases up o 31 per cent Other centers in he south reported good gains with the exception of Birmingham where decreases of 5 to 15 per cent were noted The middle Atlantic section just about held its own though Phila delphia dropped behind with de creases of 3 to 12 per cent The southwest did a little better with Fort Worth and Dallas show in gains up to 30 per cent The west northwest and the coast on the other hand showed results about on a par with the mid dle Atlantic section Seattle regis tering a decline of 5 per cent Los Angeles a decline of 61 per cent while San Francisco store reports varied from a drop of 5 per cent to an increase of 5 per cent Weak Sisters The weak sister section was the New England area where the de cline in textile mill payrolls par ticularly in Fall River and New Bedford took the toll A 10 per cent decline marked the Christmas trade at Providence as well as in flie two aforementioned mill towns Wor cester reported a drop of 6 per cent and Boston a drop of 25 per cent New Haven however came through with an increasn of 4 to 5 per cent while Hartford sales also advanced slightly The inventory situation as the smoke of the battle from Christmas trade is clearing is proving to be a healthy one with most invento ries lower than last year and some substantially cut A certain amount of caution is indicated in the com mitments for the next season many stores stating they are waiting to see how the new year will begin particularly as regards price de velopments Rail Official Dies CHICAGO Dec 24 J Bunting 56 vice president of the Illinois Central railway system in charge of accounting and finance died Friday of a heart ailmant A ME Wit Y XMAS TO ALL The Way IT is finely In the midst of the Christmas season with the urge to give and the urge to cheer that we pause and consider The pictures on millions of Christmas cards the articles and illustrations in countless news papers and magazines the decorations in stora and center around one great event The Christmas candle the star the wise all speak of the virgin birth the manger scene the Child Christ Assuming that this is a Goddirected truth then cognizance must be taken of the three year ministry thirty years later which had its culmination in the finished work on the Cross Those who believe turn to the Bfbte for df rection Jesus saith I am the Truth Again saith Jesus I am the Way There is then no other way but the road that runs by way of the Cross The road beyond it unseeable goes right on But again the Lord saith I am the Light And his smile illumines the path that leads Heaven HOMiXEY LUMBER CO WE THANK OUR MANY FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS FOR A VERY SUCCESSFUL YEAR THROUGH WISH THEM ONE AND A Merry Christinas and A Happy New Year W B RICHARDS JR Manager OUT OF THE HIGH RElflT DISTRICT G R A NIT E FURNITURE CO 1050 Easl 21st South Sugarhouse Murray Park City WE DELIVER EVERYWHERE   

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