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Board of Education Bans Christian Nativity Scene on School Lawn

The Board of Education here ruled that it will not permit the display of the Christian nativity scene in a creche planned for the lawn of the E. S. Webb School in Hartsdale. The creche had been displayed in front of the school last year and in 1962, the Board permitting that display each year. This time, however, the Board vetoed the proposal.

(In Boonton, N.J., two traditional Christmas carols, “Silent Night” and “The Tiny Baby Jesus, “have been eliminated from this year’s Boonton High School glee club’s annual concert, scheduled for tonight. William Potter, principal of the school, announced that the title of the annual event, usually called “Prelude to Christmas,” has been changed to “A Winter Festival.”)