Thursday, June 21, 2012
Going through a newspaper from December, 1958 I came across a story about “Santa and the Elf Boy”. I grew up in Jamestown and remember every year waiting for the story for the current year to begin. It seems the Minot paper carried the same or similar stories. The story was in chapters that began about December 1 each year. Every day would bring a new chapter… No paper on Sunday back in those days. The final chapter of the story would be in the paper on December 23rd or 24th. Santa was always the hero and in most stories, the Christmas Holiday was in jeopardy. In 1958 an evil villain was going to release a toxic gas that would destroy all the fairies. Santa and the Elf Boy to the rescue….