The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 13, 1951 · Page 24
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 24

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 13, 1951
Page 24
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PAGE How to Write a Letter FROM Santa; Airline Helps Parents Convince Cynical Children BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FAIRBANKS, Alaska — (NBA) — An unemployed Philadelphia man who likes to brighten the Ih'es of youngsters If giving the post office at Wit-banks a busy lime right now. He Xeeps walking Into tho Philadelphia office of Pnn American World Airways with big batches of letters to be flown up here, stamped with « North Pole cachet, and mailed back to the children as letters from Santa Claus. He doesn't really know any of Enough It Enough BUDAPEST, (F, — The former Studio Cinema was renamed the GorltiJ Cinema and will show only Russian-language films, (he Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzct announced. This Is supplementary to the Hungarian diet which Includes compulsory study of Russian In the schools as the main dish. the youngsters. "I Just walk nrctmd," he explains, "and I talk to kids, I pick out ones that look a little needy. I get their names. And then I write the letters to them from Santa Clans." The hlg-heartcd Pmhcielphian is probably the only person who has taken advantage of Pan American's Santa Claus Idea OH a /Xroriuc- tion basis, hut hundreds of thousands of mothers, fathers, uncles and nunt,s arc using tho irtca for their own children. The airline, which created the Rood-will service to help combat cynicism toward the old-fashioned belief In Santa Claus, azures It has confirmed the faith of 200.000 youngsters In the last three years. This is the way It works: When a child writes his letter to Santa, his mother or father writes a reply as if Santa were '.mting It. The letter if addressed to the chllil. stamped with an airmail stamp, then mailed or delivered to any of the airline's of/ices or agents. Along with, thousands of others, Us /(own to Fairbanks—the closest convenient post office to the North f, ., Th ? re ll '« Craped with the North Pole cachet and mailed back to tho child. If the nli-Jine gets the letter by Dec. H, the child will have it by Christmas day. One mother who tried the Idea wrote afterwards that, her youngsters "sat entranced" when they got their nolc.'i from Santa. Another wrote that "our little daughter always wondered why Santa never wrote letters to tell her why he didn't have certain toys and would nave to substitute others." One of the airline's executives got a somewhat different reaction from his eight-year-old daughter, Judy. He suggested that as long as she was skeptical about Santa, why didn't she write him a letter and see? She turned down the idea, "ft I cio vi-rlle him and there Is a Santa," she explained, "then he'll know I don't believe in him " THURSDAY, DECEMBER IS, 1951 MAIL FROM SANTA-I,, ]< 5 effort Jo help parents prove <o skeptical children that there is a Santa Claus, Tan American airlines even went to the trouble to get this rlo* team wllh a sled lull of Santa', mall to pose beside' > plane .t Fairbanks Alaska. 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