President schedules Thanksgiving for 1940
1 Sets Earlier Thanksgiving Roosevelt Acts Early On 1940 Date Washington (JP) — President Roosevelt has decided to proclaim November 21 as Thanksgiving day for 1940, it being the third instead of the usual fourth Thursday of tlie month. This will correspond to the president's action in moving up this year's Thanksgiving from November November 30 to November 23. • Following announcement of this year's change many governors, sports authorities and calendar makers protested and some governors governors have announced they will not follow the president's action but will proclaim November 30 as the day for Thanksgiving. The chief executive's original action was taken on the belief there was not enough time between between November 30 and Christmas, Christmas, Dec. 25, in which to conduct holiday trade and he believed by moving up the date retail merchants merchants could do more business. Officials said the president was announcing next year's date this much in advance to permit calendar calendar makers and football schedule schedule arrangers to take action ac- cordlngly. ,..