In the Land of the Elfs

Issue 3 and Volume 91.

In the Land of the Elfs According to childhood beliefs, throughout the year there is a hand of merry elfs who make all the toys that Santa Claus distributes at Christmas time. But in recent years it seems, that merry saint has had more orders than his men could fill, and so Firemen have volunteered to help out in their spare time. An idea of the extent of such activity is gained by an estimate made by Chief Mlterlla, of St. Thomas, Ont., that since 1924, when his firemen started such work, anout 24.000 toys were made and repaired. Last season, because of the infantile paralysis outbreak, old toys were not collected, hut instead a fund was established for purchasing materials for making new toys. Four hundred toys and one hundred sleds were made. At Wenatchee, Wash., according to Chief Westerfield, 5.000 toys were repaired. In addition to making the…

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