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Christmas is party time...
Free ice-cream? Certainly and who could appreciate it more than the 600 children from Melbourne's orphanages who were guests of Bing Crosby at the King's Theatre on Saturday?
At Government Mause
Head over heels tumbled these two boys (below) when
they tried to ride Titch, a pony in the miniature circus at
the Government House Christmas party for Legacy children.
And foundtingg home
Melbourne's traffic inspectors were hosts to the children of the Berry st. Foundling
Home at a special Christmas party.' Here (below) are the in
spectors, nurses of the home, and the young guests of honor.
-i Dear Bing,
The film matinee you asked us to arrange on Satur- day for some of Mel- bourne's - children was a tremendous success.
It was a joy to hear the cheers, singing, and ap- plause of nearly 600 boys and girls, who came to your party at the King's Theatre.
There were 150 orphans from the St. Vincent de Paul boys and girls' honi.s; ¿00 children ti oin the Legacy homes at Kew and Black Rock; and others from the S' Nich- olas' Home for Boys, St. Agnes' Home foi oins, Bayswater Boys' Home No. 2, Box Hill Boys' Home, Brighton Children's Home, and the Good Shepherd Convent.
They were thrilled by Betty Hutton's 'term? feat on the aerial trapeze; they roared at the tau man and the clowns; they sang with the stars; and Uley were enchanted by every bit of the magic of the bie- Big Top.
There was a great shout when your guests recog- nised you.
If you could- have seen the happy faces of those children, Bing, you'd have realised that it wasn't only the sawdust of the ring that was transformed to sparkling Stardust in their eyes.
It was the grandest "thank you" anyone, especially yourself, could have wished.