Canada: THE DOMINION: Thanksgiving Day, 1947

Because the "day of general thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful crop and other blessings" fell on Monday this year, most Canadians made a long weekend of it. In Ontario, crisp, clear weather favored the football games— Hamilton's Tigers lost to Toronto's Argonauts, 13 to 1. Over the northern prairies lay a heavy overcast; "fowl weather," said the gunners, setting out to shoot geese or ducks for the holiday table. At Mile 450, on the railway to Churchill, the Rev. W, E. Williamson hoped to bag a caribou, planned to share the meat with his Negro congregation in Chicago.


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