Junior Call; Market and' Third Streets^ San Francisco.
' • " : May 15; 1910.
Goods morning, Juniors.
Sunday morning,, the fifteenth of May! Think of it. Less than a month
and school will be out* Christmas seems yea*rs'and years away/ and I was
g6ing\,to getsb'much .done before vacation. "My, but I was going to aecom-;
plish things. told me I 'had better, not make so many plans, that" I,
couldn't cover half of . them. Mother's always right. I don't' see, why I don't
always see f it at^the time. : " . \u25a0 . t '- ' ,
'/Did it ever strike you what an awful lot of time is wasted making plans?-
Of course^l don't mean it's rigln ; to live, along" wit libut an ideaiof what you
are^gpirig todo» lor^^^ rather try. - ; to do, but-I mean all the energy .that is used up'
fussing and: funiingYabout:dctailsVthat^ can't:, possibly, be- settled, until; the
WHehvJ^\vas':a'':puppy;:L!usi^Hß|]^^pS^^t|uHff2^^pS^ butiwecks a-head
offftime.: Vlf was going *oh~ a picnic -I; had .tlic route all' fixed and knew
exact ly^wha'trlrwan ted'- to wear and what we would take for lunch before the
committee; had ;decided/on where *.we • were, going. : Usually J could never. wear .\u25a0•\u25a0
the;clothes:L had planned because the weather was different, and if I decided
biVicKickeh bones that would be the one week, when: everybody in our block
had\beef for dinner. 'Beef was really as. good as chicken; only I had set my
heart'; oh' 'the chicken firsthand so, it was almost as'if I had lost something >
'that >:. T had never really had, you; know. . , ' * / ' , ; \u25a0 :
> Mother used- to scold liie, but it was really the superintendent of our
school -that Xcured me/; It was something '.'\u25a0; he -said that } made me see how.
foolish it was;to make plans so far ahead.- He was a big St. Bernard, a stout
old fellow (with the brown eyes yoicever: saw. ,. He had beeii telling :.\
us|'stdries,'when:_suddenly;he turned to us and said he wanted, us to tell him ,
some.?* ; He; began ;by asking us What^vveJ wanted-to be; Every, one of ais« had .:\u25a0
'some great idea.,- We had. nothing, to .back? up. 'these: ideas, we. just had the
? ideas. Jim Collie; was Vgdihg/into:; the sheep f ranching, Voiv a ]>big T scale, of
."course.'/ Xone'of us were 'going to do any thing^ small. S: A. Retriever, and W.
.i Spaniel "were/going^ to be commission -merchants and supply every i big city' in
'ithel United 'States' with; gahieV."^ "A', black" and' white jpuppyi one* of i thei^Goach
boys, turned, up his' tail* at the idea of following the carriage business,^ as ,his .
.family-had -done for generations. 'He was going to make; autos. ; ' ' \u25a0''/-.'\u25a0
f Well/ we; all went that way. ; I wasTgoing to bean explorer— i; had
just finished reading about some Alaska % huskies.; Every one of us was going ,
todbsome big^thing and 'make a, stir in the\ world, all except an. ugly little,
ir^bngrel 'named -Pedro. -We- all liked'Pedro/but he was so ugly aiid quiet we •
Jneverr thought of; him as ; quite up i to '.thei'rest of us;:; "[ When ;the' superintendent h-i
called oh ; Pedrb;. he said' he hadn't ] thbijght very much about Vit. He said he :
; was'sb busyvgettihg^ knbwleclge and "bodily/ strength, that : he had no time. "V
Theri f he \went" on to say that he supposed whatever, lie did do he would* have
to be 'as, strong as he could \u25a0 and : know as much. .That was the foundation -for
all.'. He : didh't see much sense in; mapping outVa; career so : long ahead of time,\
fqr 4 \u25a0 could ? never tell what would happeri.uarid. if you set your heart on a
:: thing too '•: much -.^' and; ipst'Cit'^you -were always unhappy' after. Z"\ '?"'
JS«^^VVheh 'Mie^ r got through 'he ,'sat«^^dbwmSß3*]^wmember.,we.held r our breaths.
'We tlibuglft.the'superihtendent would xaH-'liinV ; 'do\yn before the whole school,
: call; him T lazy andiNvithbutr : ambition;': because»,that was what our teacher had
JbftenVdone." But instead that great. dog '\u25a0•\u25a0went up and, shook Pedro's; paw and
told him hc;\vas ; right. r; ;; • \u25a0 . ; !^
•'\u25a0'.; "You've.gbt' the right spirit', Pedro/' he said. :';You're simply: going along
frorn-day to day,' doing the best you'ean and-getting^ready for whatever, hap- /
pens. You're making; the very best you can: of yourself and that'>s the right
kind of ambition. Puppies,"' he 'went- on," 'l'm • the last dog in the world who
: \vould doaway withi.ambition, .but it docs make me tired to hear some people .'
talk. Theyrdon't know .the, difference, between real ambition and, idle dream
ing. Ambition is the wish to make the very best of yourself that you can."
Just how or in what way the chances of your lives v will. probably point out.
Idlcdreuming is just. wishing : 'for things, generally bigjthings away out of your
preach/ and, generally without* making any real effort togetthem. You're fill
"right, Pedro, and I shouldn't wonder'if we didn't hear something worth while
fromiyou'somelday." , -= .;.\u25a0.';. '\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0, : " / --\u25a0'\u25a0. ' '' -':-' '- ' : .-V^ -":..'\u25a0\u25a0, :'.. ; ,'~ -\u25a0 - '.'- ; '
' '\u25a0•"" He, was rightr None of' the^ Q.ther dogs lias done what they, said ihey
; would! '\u25a0 As they grew r oldthey spent so much time "waiting'fpr. the big chance
\u25a0,tha't'l,th'ey. lost all the, little opportunities' that would have .helped them.'". But'
\u25a0 Pedf o-rrlvsayy do you know who Pedro is? He's, the dog the' Roosevelt party .'.
fbundfexploring in Africa. \Vheiv-"Tcddy" comes home Pedro'is coming, top. \u25a0
; And'Pedro ; ; isyoungyet.; v ' ALONZO.
SHORT BARKS FROM ALONZO
\< Humpty.Dumpty sat on the wall,
Reading; the barks in the Junior Q a \\
All the,kiiig's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't drag ITumpty back" home again.
Very bad manners when I was talking. No wonder Humpty wouldn't go.
.;;I!ni going to have a. vacation next Wednesday. It's Peace day, you know
, I'm going, to go to Oakland and kill that' bull terrier that lives next to
mother. I've wanted to for some time, but I've been so busy.
Hurrah for universal peace.
I've; jiist been made: president of the National Temperance League of
Canines. We havethousands of members and not one of us has ever tasted
a drop of anything stronger than water. , /
Something of a record, isn't it?
I'm awfully worried about Fido. , I haven't seen him since Wednesday,
when he went to get a ticket to New York from a "scalper." I told him not
to go if he valued his head, *but he wouldn't listen.
Perhaps poor Fido will never be able to listen to any one ever again"
Grant School. Oakland
Grant school baseball team is practic
ing 8 trenuously every Monday, Wednes
day and Friday afternoons and la get
ting In fine, trim for coming events.
Lineup is as follows:
THE S.AN FRANCISCO CAU,, SUNDAY, MAY 15, 1910— THE JUNIOR CALL.
Captain,' K. Hunt, first base; T. Gif
lack, Becond base; n, Hasswell, short
stop; R. Gimball, third base; \\\ Jic-
Kirn, ,Jeft field; B. Kennedy, center
field; H. Obberg, right field; 11. McDon
ald, catcher; F. Bertram, pitcher.
GREATER OAKLAND NEWS
| , Ethel MeArthnr, Mary Brntly, j
| Clnrn Stevenson, 'Helen Mavwlek, |
"I Hilda Reid, 3lary Wholey nnil Anrn j
j Mill**, ' InaldM In waltlnss. to >, the j
|, queen nt '.Muy day fewtlval, Dv- |
"I rant, school,^ April 30, •- " / I
Durant School, Oakland
A day. In fairyland was enjoyed by
all; both young and old, who attended
the Dura'ht. school festivities on April
•30 last. They transformed the grim old
school yard into a veritaflle fairies' dell.
. From every rrnook-. and ; corner -one
could see, the daintily clad sprites,.flit
'. ting hither and thither, as though waft
\u25a0-•" ed by the gen tie breezes of fai ry land.
: First came; the maids in waiting, '
dancing a;; garland dance until; the en- "
trance of = the qu<ien, Vifhen they formed 4
'. an arch fbr,'her' to pass to her throne. ;.
'the daintiest miss,': reigned >
- supreme,! while her; - subjects merrily •".
entertained her with song, and dance.
P.retty Charlotte Scott as bewitching
us Cupid, bore to the queen her crown,
while dainty little Elsie. Horner,: nestled'
in har (bower above the throne, waved ,
\u25a0.her: dimpled arms in delight. The car
nation dance, was an exquisite tone pic
ture, ' admirably \ executed, while the
Mother Goose play was a/delight to all.
Among the pupils who took part
were: Miss Elsie Homer, the queen.
V The ladies in. waiting were Misses
"4 Georgia Merguire, maid of honor; Mary
Brady, Clara Stevenson, Helen Marwlck,
Ethel MeArthur./ Hilda' Reid, Mary .
. Wholey. Eloise Hall and Aura Mills.
The dainty maids'. drill was executed
iby Geraldine Peterson, /Martha An
drews, Minnie Mulosll, Irene Bourbhon,
Alma- Elmery, Vesta Jackson, Vera
- Symons, Maud Kloos, Beatrice Swan,
Beatrice Axx, Althe Johnston, Ber
nardine McErlane, Freida Binns, Jessie
.Cleave, Uuth Merrick and Hay Fay.
The flower drill girls were Minerva
Overhaines, Dorothy Pratt, Irene Albyn.
Mary Strauss* Clemence Jlcoulat, Lillie
Harrington, Ignore Cohen, Phyllis
Trouthtoh, Thelma^ Smith, Clementine
I- Cali, Annette. Williams, Veda Hunt,
• Nireman Stover, Mildred Ellis, Emma
Conegl, Helen Daziel, Agnes Dazlel.
Josephino Krebs, Louise Gelindo, Vlr- !
ginla Volpin, Frieda 1 Lando, Pauline
Apel, Veritta Cole, Violet Barker, Ruth
Crawford, Pearl Stevenson. Marie
Cayers, Phllas Andrewsj Mary Fadden,
Genevlove Vangeluiig, Irene* Haddock.
The maypole' dancers were L-orrene
Watson, Dena Wltchen, Olive Segault,
Florence SUva, Marguerite Harrington,
Annie Brunssen, Emily Joseph, Clara
Rumman, Beryle Bobet, Leontine Hal
strom, Luclle King, Alice Merrick, Mar
garet Johnson, Marlon Haviland, Blanch
Potter, Florence ;Pyts, Pauline Kell,
Lillian Peterson, Rita Clarke, Madeline
Gean,. Lillian White, Doris Bockerman.
Etelka Jackson, Lila Rogers, D. Doro
thy l^schbacher, Klßa Vacale, Ruth
Sweeney, Bertha Cleave, Alice Becer,
Roenla'Traverso, Abba l'ickerlng, Edna
Thomas, Helen Benbet, Lola Harris, E.
Lockwood School, Fitchburg
Their band has a great name, nnd
deservedly. It had its beginning In the
fall of 1905, starting with four pieces,
photos uy iu:i.i,i: ocnuy
f+~ — : — ___ ; . , \u2666 .
' | Alvin nnd Molvln, Bernlce nnd [*-
Iliinictt two pair of twin bnbteM of |
.Mr. nud >Ir>v G.'.'W.' Elirenpfort of j
j 110 lijnden street, Frultvnlo. They |
| took the .'.'\u25a0 prlir.e for the pretHent |
i j twin litihieM under live yearn, nt |
j | the Durnnt Nchool bnby Nhon held ||
j on April 3!).- , |
| Klulo Homer, Queen tit May Day |
. | fCNtlynl, Durnnl hcliool. |
piano, corneti piccolo and drum. But
it grew and grew until it is now a
fully equipped band of 31 pieces and
stands at the head of the school bands
of our strite. , •. »\u25a0
They have a wide repertoire,' includ
ing classic and ragtime selections. Mr.
Greenman, tho principal^ of the,Lock
wood school, is a finished* musician and
has given; his school the benefit of his ;
* The band; took part ; in the G. A. It.
celebration, assisted at the May day
festival at the Durant school, gave a
concert at the Fruitvale carnival; in
fact, is seldom. silent.
Among the present band members
are"' the* following: Cornets — Jack
Wurts leader!' Earl ' lliller, Alfred
Smith, -.\u25a0Earl'V'Peppin, Wentel Cook,
1 George Angel; clarionets — Ira Smith,
Robert Paulson, Charles Michel, Frank
Barrett, Harold Pyerit'/.; piccolo—Les
lie Douglas, Julien Combatalade, Den
nis Stewart; altos — Clarence Paulson,
William Gillis, Carlyle Partridge,. Tony
Perry, Franklin Clnzie; tenors — Earl
Malloon, Evrett Jones; trombones—
Rclyea Welsh; barytones — Ray Le
mieux, Arthur Phillips; tubas— Howard
Pelletler, George Johnson; drums —
Ronald Fay, Christien Holdt, Harvoy
Goodwin; cymbals — Lester Boyle; bells
\u25a0—Eddie Dutra. ,\u25a0
The Choral Club at the Grant
The G.-'G. C. C.'sare practicing daily,
for their next concert, to be given be
fore the closing of school;, Although
the club is but in its infancy, it is mak
ing great strides toward perfection
and promises to be among the first of
Oakland's choral clubs. It Is composed
of the following members: First so
pranos, Consuelo Osgood, Ruth Vincent,
Ferol Goss, Martha Wight, Lynda
Wight, Lucia Smith, Kathrlna Coj\
Helen Abrahamson,, Elizabeth Cook,
Dorothy Wishart, Bern ice Dally; second
sopranos, Ruth Chapman, Grace Out
ram, Florence Henderson, Edith Gretch
ell, .Helen Martin; altos, Kathrina Zieg
onfuss, Marian Bunnell, Jeannette Max
well, Harriet Shaw, Doris Cook.
Getting Ready for May 20
The pupils of the Oakland schools
me all doing some strenuous \\vork
outs and feel every confidence in'Jaml-
Jng their school the winner in the It^ld
day events of the P. 8. A. league, com
ing off the 20th of this month. Their
enthusiasm on the coming athletic
games Is catching. The grown folks
are on the gui vive, and even the tiny
tots of the receiving classes echo the
hopeful whisperings, "Our school is
sure to win."
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