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Cancelled Due To War

by Percy Abbott

In 1945, the Government requested that there be no conventions in order to relieve transportation and housing facilities and make them available for necessary use. Below is the actual cancellation notice that Percy Abbott issued in the May, 1945 Tops Magazine

After careful consideration we have arrived at a decision. For the past eleven years we have held our annual Magic Get-Together. Although this meant months of planning and plenty of hard work for us here at the Abbott Plant, we loved it! It gave us a chance to get better acquainted with our customers, to meet old friends, and make new ones. And the fun and excitement we have of bringing you into the town, arranging accomodation and even opening a restaurant for you. We know that we made good, for you come back every year. Last year we had 590 of you.

However, this year we feel that it would only be right to forego this much looked forward to event -- world conditions being what they are, therefore this will serve as a CANCELLATION of this year's ABBOTT'S MAGIC GET-TOGETHER which was scheduled to be held September 7, 8 and 9 at Colon, Mich., The Magic Capital of the World.

It is our intention to prepare now for a BANG-UP MAGIC GET-TOGETHER in 1946!

Percy Abbott, Manager


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