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THREE FINE WATCHES WILL BE AWA
These puzzles are for
Juniors from 10 to 16
years only and ' ARE
NOT , for grownups."
Juniors must write
name, address, age • and
school on postal.bear
ing '. . their - solutions; i
otherwise they WILL- I
NOT be considered.
THREE FINE WATCHES TO BE
AWARDED AS WRITING PRIZES
Arrangement of papers:
Grade. - - ■ ■ .-'-,- -'"' . > Age.*
WHOM DO YOU CONSIDER THE GREATEST LIVING
AVIATOR? ; AND WHY? ... , .;'':,
The subject uppermost in [the minds of the American people today is'
aviation. 'In cities -andivillages' it is, a matter of equal interest, and
the flights of this and that birdman are followed*.with enthusiasm by
grownups and I children alike. -
Out ;at Tanforan 4 the big aviation meet is in full swing and includes
among its participants the; greatest' stars engaged in aerial navigation
'No doubt you have each picked your.favorite. Tell us who he is, and
why you have chosen' him. Give fa record of some of his Mights and
why 'you* believe his ability to be of a superior "quality. ° This is a subject
which not fail to interest each one of you," and Alonzo and the editor
are looking; forward to a lot of good,breezy letters this week. Dig up
the pen and ink and get to work. BHBbS
- The letters given below were sent in answer to the subject, "What is
your; New Year resolution?" which was -published in The Junior Call
of December 25.' The first four are prize winners. The fact that your
letter has not drawn a prize does not necessarily; condemn it. It may
be 1 inferior [to; the; prize winners in only one little detail,' and the follow
ing. week may sec you the successful competitor, don't give up hope.'
Keep on trying. -'wSSSSS^^^S^^SS^Si^^^SSS^BBBSSS^K
J AWARDED A PRIZE |
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WOULD MAKE HER FRIENDS
11«K O'Farrell Street, San , Pranelweo.
I'aeltle Heights School, B Eighth ;.
Grade. Age in Years .
; A ■ resolution -is . very easily, made but
it is not so; easily kept. r The best thing
Is ito think hard '■ beforei you ' makei one,
and'lf you do' make one, keep It. Re
member,'; a resolution;^; is- almost the
same (as a" promise, and -a promise Is a
message to heaven.;;-..•'-.'.-
When the clocks were striking 12 and
the old;year's seat 1 was vacant, while
trumpets j blew," and' the new year took
the '•■•' throne, • I solemnly - resolved ; that
all ; the • year; I i would try i to, bring i love
and happiness into the hearts of j; the
people ■ I love. -*"?flMfflLWnwMHfflwr^aMff
In school"- that means excellent
scholarship and deportment, toward my
teacher,*! gentle thoughts and words to
my schoolmates,*' and jto .[our; principal
and;other, advisers t respectful attention
and courtesy. ; - i^HHHaHC
• It means, to bring'gladness and sun
shine into the home every day. n Instant
obedience '". to my.' loving '■- father and
mother. Always for them. Juniors, lov
ing ' thoughts -' and -deeds,*- they' aro our
best ! friends on earth. And, last of all,
consideration' for my brother's teasing.
":\ I 'suppose you • have all i made :. resolu
tions.- and let's try to keep them.
" "Make some -one happy every ' day. .*
And " bright will be • your ,own path
T AWARDED A PRIZE "|
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'NEVER TOO LATE TO MEND'
BY ROSA MAHKI'S
.The resolution which* I am about' to
make this year is [a : little out "of
the' ordinary. ,7 I mean to wait no
longer ; for the new year to make my
resolutions, but to make them day by
day, 'and to ever keep In "mind the
maxim, "It-Is never too late to mend."
' Thousands, of "people all over the
world:-are "going; from' fairly'good to
bad, and ; from bad,, to ' worse, ; for '] the
very '. reason; that they doubt' the truth
of this ; wise ;■ saying. ' When '-. evil men
are ; asked Why ; they do not .mend; their
ways I they always« make . the ' same" re
ply. , "Reform?" they ask. !•, "That might
have been done 10 years ago, but now—
impossible." In thinking thus they are
entirely, wrong. *It is never too late to
reform. : No matter how. hardened a man
may be, no matter how black his repu
tation, he can become good "and.honest
In a day,i If the will to do so be only in
him. 'Friends and sympathizers will not
flock to his side at once,"'of course," This
can hardly be"expected.-Butitime and
perseverance will have '■ their effect, and
if in earnest victory will most undoubt
edly be his. As wrong as It is for the
thief or murderer to wait until the,last
to repent of his wrong doing, '• it is for
us Juniors to wait-until .the new year
to make our resolutions. Let us make
them day by day, hour by hour, minute
by. minute, . and let us [not * forget ; for a
moment' that "it Is never too late to
mend." ' *. .'
AWARDED A PRIZE
: NORMA LICHTEIVSTEINV [ '
l«i:i Lyon Street, San Frnnclnco. Ham
ilton School,".; B Eighth Grade. 13
Amid the joy and merry making of
the yuletide season wo' close*the old
year and welcome the new. it is a cus
tom , which prevails in all Christian
countries to resolve on the new year to
perform a certain duty all through the
coming 12 months.
It is* with my (new, year resolution
that I am now dealing and I search my
head for; my greatest fault, ~\ which : I
much wish to mend. There Is kindness
I could perform, vanity I could .omit
and .last but not least, self-control
which I sorely need.
'"Yes," I murmur, to myself, "It shall
be self -control. "JfSBHSBBHti
Is that a "good resolution, Juniors? I
think It Is.' Let me tell you why.
Self-control Is that by which' we can
control our feelings or emotions." With
self-control* we 'can: bear, many things.
Let me give you an example. •'
In a certain town*' there lived a little
girl .who. had been spoiled by Indulgent
parents. One day she was invited to a
muslcale[ given by one' of her friends.
Although - she • was ' not - fond of music
she accepted the- kind invitation.. All
went well for the first few numbers of
the mush-ale. x But after a ' while the
music to her seemed tedious and she
soon, became an annoyance to .the hos
tess and other guests.
If she had had self-control she would
"A DAY IN THE COUNTRY,"
Each of -the 7 drawings by Juniors
reproduced on this page wins honor
able mention. Many drawings were re
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY,Jak
have been • able>to. control her emotions
and would have had a pleasonter time.
■; Now, dear Juniors, no doubt you un
derstand why I so much desire and have
resolved to obtain self-control.
TO BE TRUTHFUL
BON J FKXO,
1423 Seventeenth Street, . Oakland. La
fayette School. Age 11 Yearn.
1 have resolved to be very, very
truthful in the coming year. I have
tried to he this last year, but I am go
ing to try still harder this coming year.
I , have "also; resolved ■ not to- quarrel
with my brother, 1 which Is a very good
resolution, I think, as It causes a great
deal of trouble for us both.
I think it would I"- good plan to Li
very good In school,and not whisper.
ceived. The best that came in are re
produced In this edition. The prize
winners will be found on page 2. Each
I think this resolution wi
teacher,very much,- Don'
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• Travelers on English i
there on <■ upon the r<
stone- cros^aj^ generally
distance fronT^scme vjl
In matt) instances the c
disappeared, . leaving- onl
with the small cavity i
the shaft of the cross. A
terrible epidemics have 1
try towns these stones li
by the sufferers when se
munleate with those free
ease. ? The practice was a
market people placed-n
their different wares an
distance, while those fro
of the drawings on this
bered. The following In
whom each was drawn;