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qualify mentally, morally and physi
cally, the girl who wins the prize may
be blonde or brunette, tall or short,
blue-eyed or brown-eyed. She may
work in a shop or a factory or she
may help her mother at home. It
doesn't matter to the seekers after
the super-baby, provided her exam-
ination papers are marked 100 per i
Among the committee which has
the contest in charge are Mrs. O. H.
P. Belmont, Mrs. William K. Vander
bilt, Eugene Brieux, author of "Dam
aged Goods," and Norman Hapgood,
editor of Harper's Weekly. .
STOP! LOOK! LISTEN! ABOUT SHORT STORIES!
Here is a new stunt The Day Book has planned for its readers.
Lamplight Stories for Winter Saturday Nights!
The Greatest, Most Glittering Galaxy of tar Short Stories Ever Of
fered the Reading Public Are To Be the New Feature of The Day Book.
Just read over this list of top notchers and see if your favorite writer
is among 'em:
Jack London, Margaret Deland, Rex Beach, Edith Wharton, Robert W.
Chambers, Myra Keliy, George Bernard Shaw, Richard Harding Davis,
Justus Miles r-n. an, Stewart Edward White, Gouverneur Morris, John Fox,
Jr., Stephen r.'ench Whitman, James B. Connolly, Rowland Thomas, Elliott
Flower, harry C. Rowland, Richard Washburn Child, Ray Stannard Baker,
Frederick Maimer, Alvah Milton Kerr, James Francis Dwyer, Clinton Dan
gerfield, W. B. Maxwell, Alfred Henry Lewis, Charles Belmont Davis, Gelett
Burgess, L. H. Bickford, Bert on Braley, Jane Anderson, Robert Emmet
Maclarney, Harold Titus, William H. Kitchell, Mary Roberts Rinehart,
Charles G. D. Roberts, Frank Hepburn Crawford, E. J. Rath, William J.
- Locke, Ellis Parker Butler, Sir Gilbert Parker, Jerome J. Jerome, Anthony
Hope and Conan Doyle.
The writers represented in this list are not only popular writers
writers who are capable of producing fiction vital and stimulating enough
to rank them as "best sellers" but they are classic writers, many of them.
They have and are producing the backbone of current American, and English
Every story we print through the whole winter will be a winner by a
star writer. There will be no blanks in thi3 prize offering. Illustrations
will be by foremost American artists men, whose work you see in the high- -priced
magazines of the land.
These Lamplight Stories for Saturday Night Will Start in The Day
Book Saturday, Nov. 15, and Continue Thereafter Every Saturday.
DIARY OF FATHER TIME
China has been educated from
time immemorial, and at the present
day it is probable that primary edu
cation is more widespread among the
male population of the "Middle King
dom" than in any other country of
There is no village so miserable,
no hamlet so unpretentious, as not to
be provided with a school of some
kind. Unfortunately, hqwever, the
same course of instruction is still be
ing followed which was used cen
turies ago, namely a knowledge of
the Nine Classics. Year after year
these form the subjects of the study
of every aspiring scholar, large por
tions of these ancient writings being
committed to memory, the result be
ing that the youths when turned out
of school have their memories und i
exercised at the expense of thzu'