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ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY FOR THE EOYS AND GIRLS OF SAN FRANCISCO AND CALIFORNIA
ALONZO
WORDS OF THANKS
Dear; Editor: I thank you very much.:
for. the box of paints I received. I shall
try 'to continue' sending things In. . -
Bit. STUART,
San Francisco.
Dear Editor: I .received ; the'^flhe
box of paints you sent me. I am very '
much, pleased with thenvand thank you
very* kindly; Yours truly, . •
, RALPH JENSEN.
San" Francisco.
Signaling Time to Ships at Sea
Every night on the stroke of 12 the
time Is flashed by wireless telegraphy
from the top of tho Eiffel tower in
Paris. Vessel 3at sea within a radius
of about 1,800 miles can catch the sig
nal and correct their chonometers ac
cordingly. More powerful Installation is
now being put in, which will send the
waves across the Atlantic and over the
desert of Sahara.
There Is a special master clock In
the Paris observatory for regulating
this time signal with the most exquisite
exactitude. This clock is checked by
sidereal clocks which are constantly
verified by observation of the stars. It
signals the mean time of the meridian
of Paris, and so precisely that it never
varies more than one or two tenths of
a second.
The clock Is connected by electric
wire with the key of the wireless sta
tion on the Eiffel tower, so that tho
time may be flashed automatically.
Every night a member of the army
wireless corps Roes to the. observatory
and puts on a telephonic headpiece
- and stands with his finger upon the key
of the Morse Instrument and his eyes
upon the clock. At 11:59 he presses
the key which establishes the wireless
apparatus on the Eiffel tower. This
• Instantly flashes a code signal, putting
all ship captains within Its radii^s on
the alert. At midnight precisely the
clock automatically flashes the hour.
This la repeated twice, at 12:02 and at
12:04 a. m., according to a code which
enables mariners to know whether it is
the first, the second or the third call
they are receiving, for local atmos- •
pherlc conditions may possibly make
them miss one of the calls.
This signal is of the highest value to
ship masters, for the ordinary means of
correcting their chronometers permits
of only a fairly accuate approximation.
They observe the sun as It crosses the
meridian, which gives them their noon,
but after several weeks at sea a chron
ometer Is often two seconds wrong,
either fast or slow, and the captain
cannot tell which, so there Is a pos
sibility of a mistake of four seconds.
As the equator is divided into 360 de
grees, while the day is divided into
24 hours, one second of time corre
sponds to 15 seconds of arc, or about
500 yards, since one minute of arc rep
resents a nautical mile, or 6,082 feet.
So an error of two seconds of time
might, near the equator, mean an error
of nearly a thousand yards, which Is
quite enough to be dangerous near the
coast.—New York World.
THE San Francisco CALL
SAX FRANCISO >. M'KIL 1, 1911.
Why We Should Buy Things
That Are Made in California
WILLIAM TEVIS 5T01.1.,
2347 Nineteenth Avenue, Farkalde, San
. Francisco
Suppose a lady goes into a grocery.
She tells the grqperman that she wants
a box of crackers. He goes over to the
shelf and takes a box off it and, wrap
ping: It up. he gives it to the lady
customer. On the box of crackers would
be:
"Manufactured by So and So, a com
pany In the city of New York." * ~ - ,
But suppose, on the other hand, a
lady goes Into a store and asks for a
box of crackers that were made in Cali
fornia. Would not that be helping the
state that supports you? Does that
not make business better In all ways?
If every one would buy things that
are made in .his 1 own state, business
would prosper. But' no, people buy
things that are -made somewhere else
instead of supporting the state that
suports them. I,f'-".i^ ".
'■'. And now, boys and girls, if you would
make up your minds to buy things that
are made In California, and would start
in right now, when you are men and
women California will be the leading
state of the Union.
OPEN LETTER SECTION
Where the Fair Should Be Held
-~ Will! TKVIS STOI.I.
New York wants something like 90
acres of the fair grounds for its own
use, and Japan wants 40 acres or none
at all. Even the little Philippine isl
ands wants something: like'2o acres,
and then people say. "Put it In the
park." Why, the park is not half big
enough. The buildings don't want to
be cooped up against each 1 other, as
they will be if put in the park. Why
not have them with a lot of space
around them, planted in flowers, etc?
"Would not that be"'better? Besides,
"tho park would bo destroyed. It took
years of. labor and thousands of dol
lars to build the pride of California,
and to. turn: around and . destroy it
would be a foolish thing to do.
\ The other day I asked a motorman
on the Parkslde car where he thought
the fair should be. He said, "In Golden
Gate park, of course." ■■ I' told him the
park would be destroyed if put there.
He laughed and then he said, "What
do we care for the park? Let them
destroy it, if they want to." .
That is what most people say: which
goes to show what some people c*re
about the things In their own city.
.There is a place in . San FrancUco
where the fair could be put with ease.
That place *is on the Spring valley
ground/commonly known as Lake Mer
ced. There are three car-lines running
there, and the . Southern Pacific rail
road runs Into the grounds. The peo
j —
Sodfaia
pie could be landed there quicker than
any other place. If the lake alone was
but 200 acres bigger than it is •it
would be the size of the park itself,
for all that matter.
.' ' •
Kindness
HI BY V. !Wlll\
Tula re, Cal. IV O. Box o*7. Sixth
Krudr. A Re, IT, Yearn
Kindness! What a small word to
mean so much. Yet it is the emblem
of love, good will ana fellowship; good
manners and all of the other noblest
traits. Sometimes one must sacrifice a
great deal to do a kindness to another,
but*more often 'it Is the very easiest
thing to do some deed of kindness
that will cause great Joy to a ~ lonely
being. One often beholds a poor, little
abused animal cowering with fear,
when a little effort on our part would
stop the fear and v comfort the bleed
ing heart. Kindness to dumb animals
is a beautiful thing and a thing
for which I know every one wjll re
ceive his reward.. But how much more
beautiful and grand is the act of
kindness to a,fellow being. To babes
and:aged people should we be espe
cially kind and considerate. Aged peo
ple should be treated with every kind
ness mii respect possible, for their
lives will soon be over and to leave
them alone and neglected would be a
unkind ness. So let us:all make
kindness our great aim and,;so ; con
tribute to the happiness of some one.
A Letter to Alonzo
Dear Alonzo: I have heard master
speak of you so much around our house
and I have seen your picture so often in
a "paper, which master receives every
Saturday/ called. The Junior Cajl, that
I' would ' like very much to. ; get* ac
quainted with you. i Can you come up to
my house'some time? "We can have lota
of fun. ' \Ve can 'Chase and scare'-a
wicked old black cat' that lives In- the
house back of us. Mother has forbid
den me to chase cats, but when this cat
sneaks, up on our porch and eat»» my
mistress' veal I fret upset. Then I run
up to Miss Cat and bark; I pretend that
I am going to bite her, but 1 would
never bite a cat,; because mother says
that a cat is weaker than a dog. just
a girl is not as strong as a boy. There
is also a kind lady near our house who
pats me and calls me "a good dog." She
gives me a bone to pick.every day and
says 'I look like Alonzo. I believe this
is the lady through;whom I came to
know you, because when she told "me I
looked like Alonzo I looked in the
Junior Call at your picture, and I must
say that I am proud to loo"k something:
like you, Alonzo.; But mistress has Just
brought us our dinner, so I will have to
close. With love I remain, doggerelly
yours, . , WAGS.
Alonzo and the Pup
IDA MI 1.1.1 :H
Alonzo and the pup
Are a ferocious pair.
They chased a little cat,
And gave her quite a scare.

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