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Washington, U.S.A.: LV Washington tree lit up at night. LV Crowds gathered around tree in late afternoon. CU same. CU Band and choral group as it gets darker. GV Tree and crows at dusk. CU Crowds. CU Presidential seal on Xmas card. Hand opens it to inscription THE PRESIDENT AND MRS EISENHOWER EXTEND THEIR BEST WISHES FOR CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR. Card closes. SCU Ike seated at desk. SCU Ike talking (nat sd.) CU Ike's finger presses key. GV Xmas tree lighting up in Washington. Another V same. Tilt down tree. LV Spotlite on tree.
SOUND EFFECTS. SCU Ike talking he says, And so it is tonight in the hope, which must never die from the earth, which we must cling to and cherish and nurture and work for, that I light the National Community Xmas tree at the pageant of Peace in Washington. To Each of you wherever you may be - from Mrs. Eisenhower and me a very Merry Xmas he reaches over and touches key.
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