THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Novem­ber 26 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - FAMILY & RELIGION -

An at­ten­dant checks the horses af­ter First Lady Michelle Obama re­ceived the of­fi­cial White House Christ­mas tree at the White House in Wash­ing­ton yes­ter­day. The Bal­sam-Veitch fir from Dave and Mary Van­der Velden, of Oconto, Wis­con­sin, is 19 feet tall and 12 feet wide. 1958:A

state­ment invit­ing traders to en­ter into ne­go­ti­a­tions for the im­por­ta­tion of salted cod­fish to meet the full re­quire­ment of the island, ‘on the un­der­stand­ing that the present re­tail price will be main­tained,’ is made by the Min­is­ter of Trade and In­dus­try Wills Isaacs. The move fol­lows an in­di­ca­tion given by the min­is­ter in Au­gust1957 that the Gov­ern­ment did not pro­pose as a mat­ter of de­lib­er­ate pol­icy to con­tinue bulk im­por­ta­tion of cod­fish, which it started Novem­ber 1957 when there was like­li­hood of a price rise. The min­is­ter then says he in­tends to pass re­spon­si­bil­ity for im­ports back to the lo­cal trade, and that he hopes “no cir­cum­stances will arise to make it nec­es­sary for the Gov­ern­ment to have to buy cod­fish again”. 1958:Christ­mas Car­goes of

goods com­ing into the island for this sea­son are es­ti­mated to be up by more than 10 per cent in vol­ume over im­ports for the 1957 sea­son, The Gleaner is in­formed. Im­por­ta­tions of toys dur­ing Septem­ber, the lat­est month for which fig­ures are avail­able, in­creased by nearly £5.000 over the £19.000 worth im­ported in Septem­ber 1957. One close ob­server of the eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion points out that ship­ments of Christ­mas goods, which started to ar­rive in Septem­ber 1958 and which will con­tinue un­til early De­cem­ber 1958, was very likely or­dered as long ago as April 1958 when op­ti­mism about the year’s eco­nomic prospects was run­ning high. – The Gleaner Ar­chives

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