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The Journal Junior
The Best of All
Minneapolis Juniors Select Their Favor
ite Home Occupations. * One More
Popular than All Others. j& s& &
OMB of the Juniors must have confused ideas of the
locations of their homes for a number, in select
ing their favorite home occupations, chose trips
to Minnehaha Falls, jaunts through woods with
iiucra and visits at Lake Minnetonka. The ma
jority, however, selected tasks that are performed
in and about the house and included such work as
washing dishes, sweeping, dusting and scrubbing
by the girls, and shoveling snow, sawing and pil
ing wood and starting fires by the boys. The ex
ception again proves the rule, for there are boys
who like to cook, dust and perform other feminine
duties and girls who enjoy sawing wood, mowing
the lawn, cleaning sidewalks and grooming the
' horse. Two boys actually like u> practice on the piano, but one
added as a sort of postscript of Apology that it was a change for
him as he did not like to do anything else but play with the
boys and eat. What a monotonous life he must lead! There
was quite a noticeable lack of dolls, that is, mention of them,
though one girl spends all her spare
time making clothes for her sister's
doll. Most people would not agree
with the girl who delights in house
cleaning and moving and laments the
fact that they move only twice a year.
Many occupations were selected either
because they were easy or because
they were of rare occurrence. One of
the boys enjoys attending to the fur
( - nace, but in real boy fashion he for
gets it in the coldest weather.
Archie Ryer. A Sixth Grade, Whit
tier School, is fond of making candy
because "I know what is in it and that
it is clean, but I do not know about
the candy that I buy." That it is
candy is sufficient for the majority of
boys and girls.
This is a world of contraries. Whit
mer Joe Sargent, B Seventh Grade,
Whittier School, likes to wash dishes
and set the table and does not see why
girls dislike this work. Virginia Cas
ter, same grade and school, is never
happier than when building a fire and
■wonders why boys have such serious
objections to this tasK. The boys and
girls of the same neighborhoods might
arrange an exchange of labors so that
each one would do only the work that
Ethel Davis. A Seventh Grade.
Holmes Schools, says, "I enjoy cooking
because I can make experiments, which
I am very fond of doing." That is all
very well from her standpoint, but the
feeling of those who are to be experi
mented upon should Be considered.
A few wrote patchwork stories, the
topic assigned to the Northwestern
Juniors for next week.
"WITHOUT AN APRON
One Thing that Will Be Lack'
ing in the Future.
MY FAVORITE occupation is
rolling out and cutting dough -
for biscuits. Mama never ■will
trust me to mix it up, so I content my
self with using the biscuit cutter, for
I dearly love to have my hands in
dough. One thing that always cools
down my enthusiasm is that I have
to wear an apron. I hate, I detest to
wear aprons. If there was a stronger
word than either of these in my vocabulary I would surely use it.
When mama says I can cut out the biscuits I enter the kitchen
with a light heart. I never put on my apron, in hopes mama
■will forget, but she never does, and I always hear, "Go put on
your apron, Kathleen." And I go. '
Work like this is never work to me. It is fun. When there
are bits left over I make wonderful birds ■without any bills and
donkeys and dogs without legs and other similar things equally
wonderful for my brothers.
Mama always nods her head and says: "Wait till she is
sixteen and she will rather play on the piano than work in
tho kitchen." But I won't, I know, and when I am grown up
I shall make biscuits and bread without the least bit of an
apron on. „ —Kathleen Dougan,
A Seventh Grade, 3137 Portland Avenue.
Horace Mann School.
FLUFFY LITTLE CHICKS
The Especial Pride and Joy of tke Keeper of the
(Fifth and Sixth Grade Prizes.)
MY FAVORITE home occupation is tending poultry. We
live in the suburbs of the city and have a fine place for
raising poultry, as there is a vacant lot adjoining ours,
covered with brush and small trees, which affords a fine scratch
ing place for the chickens. There is also a stream flowing near
our house where they can help themselves to water. They
therefore require very little care in summer, but when autumn
approaches I have to hustle around and get their winter quar
ters in order. Last spring I bought a dozen of eggs and bor
rowed an old hen, intent upon starting in the chicken business.
In course of time eight little fluffy chicks made their appearance,
which in my estimation outrivaled even the "Shanghai twins."
SUPPLEMENT TO THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL
Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 9, 1901.
How they grew! By fall they were large and plump and ready
for the market. About this time I wanted a gun very badly,
and as a result' one morning I found my chickens gone and the
coveted gun in my possession. Since that time I have besn
content to care for my mother's chickens.
B Sixth Grade, —Clinton E. Broberg,
Harrison School. * 2010 Chestnut Avenue N.
* '"::" >,
. With a Question Mark. -
(High School Credit)
For an occupation that I really enjoy, au occupation in which
I can find substantial pleasure, give me the weekly cleaning gut
of the ashes down in our cellar. The duties of every-day life
make it impossible for me to indulge in this dissipation more
than once a week, but this only serves to make my "enjoyment
of it keener. - ..*<■■'
Every Saturday morning I step gaily up to the furnace, seize
the shovel and begin the delightful process of transferring those
fine, light ashes from the under part of the furnace to the coal
hod. Their very lightness makes them the nicer to handle. They
no sooner touch the "bottom of the hod than the greater part of
them bound up as lightly as feathers and start off on an airy
journey. I should not mind their going, but nearly every par
ticle is seized with a sudden desire to become better acquainted
with me, and decides to settle permanently in my ears, nose
or eyes. When they lodge in those features they evidently wish
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■HOW WOULD YOU LIKE 115 IN THE SHADE?
A portrait of the little boy of Australia, from telegraphic description.
(Continued on Page Six.)
The Week's Roll of Honor.
Minneapolis Prize Winners.
Kathleen Dougan, A Seventh Grade, Horace Mann School,
3137 Portland Avenue.
Clinton E. Broberg, B Sixth Grade, Harrison School,
2010 Chestnut Avenue N.
John Montgomery, A Seventh Grade, Lyndale School, 3301
Lyndale Avenue S.
Adena Nordbergh, A Sixth Grade, Monroe School, 2528 E
Ellis Dikeman, A Sixth Grade, Sheridan School, 318
Eighth Avenue NE.
Northwestern Pri«e Winners.
Annie Brezler, Seventh Grade, Lincoln School, Anoka,
Helen Greene, Sixth Grade, Spring Valley, Minn.
Laura £undahl, Eighth Grade, Litchfield, Minn.
Walter Stahr, Seventh Grade, Hodgen Scnool, St. Louis,
Gordon McLeod, Sixth Grade, Perham, Minn.
Walter Robertson, B Sixth Grade, Central School, Crook
High School Credit.
Donald Babcock, A Tenth Grade, East Side High School,
1009 Sixteenth Avenue SE.
Ida Steenstrup, High School, Caledonia, Minn.
Kate Talbot Finkle, High School, Moorhead, Minn.
On Both Sides
Northwestern Juniors Present Convinc*
ing Arguments in Behalf E-ither of
Discovery or Invention. j& j& &
HE mind of the editor was like a pendulum tibUr
week; it would swing first one way and then the
other, according to the more convincing argn
znents, and the editor was very glad that she did
not have to settle the discussion. It was a hard
topic for the writers because it called for consld~
erable thought on their part, and hard for the"
editor, because so much editing was necessary in
order to give the impressions that Has writers in
tended. A large number of papers were rejected
because they wandered from the topic. Some con
fined themselves strictly to one side or the other;
some settled the question by the merits of some one
particular discovery or invention; some gave lists
of the important ones in each and left the matter there and
others beat around the bush without coming to any conclusion,
la many cases too much space was devoted to the details and
workings of various inventions. A number of very surprising
statements were made and credit was often given to the ■wrong
parties. Edison did not discover elec
tricity, as one Junior said, though he
has invented many contrivances that
utilize this force. Neither was Ell
Whitney the inventor of the steam
boat; Bis name will always be con
nected with that labor saving device,
the cotton gin. One of the boys dis
cussed so glibly the use of lightning,
rods and quoted statistics so freely
that it made the editor suspicious of
his vocation. If he is not a iightning
rod agent now, he will miss his calling
if he does not become one in the tvt
ture. Another gave Webster's deflnl*
tions of invention and discovery and
then- followed lists of each. Under tb«
latter were the following: Electricity*
steam and hot water plumbing, steam
engines, dry docks and telephones. Far
ther down he said: "The telegraph is
important but the telephone, a discov
ery, will supersede it." Evidently he
would have made better guesses if h«
had not looked up the subjects.
Allen Wheeler, Eighth Grade, Lftch
field, Minn., in giving the palm to in
vention, wonders how our forefather*
managed to live and be happy without
any of the contrivances that we con
sider so necessary for even ordinary
comfort. A hundred years from now
people will probably have the wn*
feelings of.pity for us and gaze with
curiosity upon our rude implements
All communications and requests for
buttons and information should be sent
direct to the editor of the Journal
Junior. A number, and this ia espe
cially true of the Juniors at Benson,
have written to the Beard Art Com
pany for buttons. This firm fills th*
orders for the prize pictures, but it ha*
nothing to do with the Junior work ia
MODES OF TRAVEL
The Present Facilities Due tc
DISCOVERY has bad more influ
ence on the progress" of the
world. One of the greatest dis
coveries was made by Franklin whea
he discovered that lighting was th»
same as electricity and could be
brought down to the earth. We could hardly get along without
it; for carsy fans, automobiles and some machinery are run by
it. We could have neither electric lights nor telephones if elec
tricity had not been discovered. And what large cities of th«
civilized world are without these conveniences?
When it was discovered that steam power was strong
stronger than most water power, inventions followed, such as '
railroad cars and steamboats. There have been many inventions,
most of them have been results of previous discoveries.
If electric power and steam power had not been discovered, th«
only mode of travel would have been , with horses, in sailing
vessels, or on foot. W,e would have neither gas nor electrio
lights— except candles and kerosene lights. We would hay«
no way of communicating with people in other cities except bjj
letter. There have more inventions than discoveries, but'
they are not of such importance as. the discoveries.
Seventh Grade, i —Annie Brezler,
Lincoln School. .» . Anoka, Mina
FROM SMALL BEGINNINGS
Many of Our Important Discoveries Made Under
' (Fifth and Sixth Grade Prize.) •
DISCOVERIES have been of more betefit to the worid'i
progress than inventions. I can think of many thin
that were discovered by accident that are very useful.
It was discovered that sand melted with certain substances
formed glass, witch we all ' know is very useful- -It was tha
falling ot-an apple from a tree that caused tae discovery ,of th«
force of gravity. - The lifting by;steam of the cover of a kettl*
of boiling water caused the ? discovery lof the great power of
6team. It discovery that gave us coal for fuel. Coal oil or
petroleum for lignttcg purposes was also the result of diacoV*