City Awaiting Good News From Santa In 1929

December 6, 1929

Hastings youngsters- and some of their elders- who have been anticipating another radiogram from Santa Claus this week are doomed to disappointment for no  message has been received, as yet, from the Santa Claus Express that left Nome, Alaska last week on the first leg of the long journey to Hastings.

“No news is good news,” however, and there is no reason to believe that anything serious has happened to St. Nick and his reindeer chargers. They may have been stalled, temporarily, by Arctic Blizards, but they should be at Point Barrow by this time and a message will undoubtedly be received within a few days, informing Santa’s friends here that he has passed the most dangerous stages of the trip successfully.