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The Detroit Times Page for Boys and Girls^ Future Authors in Detroit Public Schools In Co-operation With the Department of English in Detroit Eighth Grades. Essay by pupils recommended for publication in The Times in reward for application and merit. “A Hunting Trip” By Clarsncs Moore. Foliating with good rod-bloodod boy lading la this atory of a boy'a h’ujt lag trip, by Clorsnea Moore, an A ! Seventh grader, of the N’ewbei i > * gchool, In bia eaaay : A few yeaxa ago while 1 was living I|a tbe country, aome friendo oaiue I from Detroit, to visit ua. and aakod ipe to go bunting. n m We arose about I o’clock the next laorning and having eaten, we at-art *d for the wooda. We reached tbe Khanty In the woods and put our lunch away. Haring done ao, we wait out Jio hunt game We had not gone tar rhea we heard a queer nolle In one if the treea. After looking a lone fm* we discovered It was a coon ytag between some branches. When we aaw that we could not pt S shot at him, my father eelied k club and threw It at him. It hit he branches on which he was lying ,n4 the coon came down to the ! round. ’ One of the men seized him j ff hind leg* and hit his head iplast a large atone nearby. ***ir we had gone about a half a, we came to a stump fence we saw a few rabbit track*, we were hunting for the rab >le, the coon came to life and a mighty leap and broke away he ip*" Tue dogs started after the coon Sod at the same time one of the mon Bred at tho coon, but abet one of the «08* Instead. The other Bogs over took tho coon, and brought It back Where wo were. We weat to the shanty and ate our dl—a i Haring eaten our dinner we bunted on our way home and got 10 ffSbbtts and one squirrel. There are flftj*flve spades of oak pMi in the United States, ab*it meanly divided between the east and Hfi'Jlm west. The eastern species and SirUcularly white oaks are the most Quaint Customs of the World's Queer People ‘Ay * ?^^WHpuSOkvv^ A HUNTER OF NIGERIA, WEST AFRICA. IA Africa nearly all the natives are hunters, because their living large ly depends on it 8o the native Is an expert at stalking game—even human VMM. Hla weapon la usually one with a very short range and he must get OBNr enough to hla game to make his shot or his blow certain* In some pgrta of Nigeria the hunters wear head-dresses with horns like the an tlkps. In our photograph Is a member of the Nupe tribe with a head piece raeaibllag the hornbllL SERFS A REAL BASEBALL GAME TO BE PLAYED INDOORS R.- A.’ .J* , A ■■ ■ -■ ■■■* 1111 Itapi tad Girls as Well as the Grown Folks Will Find a Great Deal of Amusement and Will Develop More or Less Skill in Piling Up Hita > * -■ ri 49 K W ** mm—mmm A?*****, JL A • it y i Let’s kMp the baseball seasou open' t A winter! 5* J What . the use of stopping tbe game t .Aft because the weather le getting ■ «MT Os course, we can’t play It out • <M doors la the winter time. Nor can , sfl Os ua utilise the big floors of the . V jjhfeaaslaara for torpor baseball. But V mrt'ii a game that we can play that Will bars some of the Interest ot f baseball, keep ftreeh all the term* that are used in the regular games r m the outdoor diamonds and nt tin 1 K 1 tame time permit mother and the Eipgtg to get la on the fun. Some crit- Nm wtft sneer ni the game ar» say ypht U rssemhlsf the oM-fsshtoned set one of thoe* crit- L|S liaflfg It and see whet happens Effc Vlm* -i.* r ' JC* f. pH necessity for the game t* iiKMSri m&H tvs fsst long and three WSimwH* & wltmood la laid off on She end and scattered \Km itSHIil are marked the p<> players. These post hr boring holes la the M M wr m H > A m Iff ■ ; BY AUNT GERTIE. “OU. look at the striped horse, maouna!" Two Itttlo girl* were standing look ing through the railings at the sal male in the Zoo, the other day. And, aa Artist Barnum and 1 walked by, on” of them called out about the “strtpei horae.” We turned to see what it could be. Guess! It was a zebra- —a striped creature, to be sure! You know, boy* and girls, the zebra belongs to the horse family. The liUle tot was not so tar off. after aIL The zebra's real home i* over In Africa, but there are not many left there now. So we see them in zoos and menageriez, where they are very carefully kept and protected. The zCbna is not a* large as a horse nor as high as a horse. But It is very much the shape of one. Its dis tinguishing feature is its coat. The general color of this is a gray-white. The broad stripe* are black. The zebra has rather long ears and a short mane. The habits of ail ze Cmmr / board at least three sad s half Indues in diameter. Then at various points j on the board, as shown lu the skefen, sre placed wooden pin* about two inches high. These pins shou.d bo very firmly attached. The board is provided wrlrh legs, the legs at the mar being considerably longer than lu front so that the board will slant at a fairly good sngl*. though the angle should not be too great, if me (root legs are mad* three Inches high and the back leg* a foot high the angle will he great enough. The legs should be put on with hinge* to make it possible to fold them against tha under part Os the board tyr c«u vealeaoa la storing. « Z STANDS FOR ZEBRA bras are very much the habits of wild horses. They eat the same kind of food and run in herds in the same way. The flesh of some species of zebra is good to eat and the hides are usou for leather. Next time you go to the zoo. or the circus, watch for the animal, with the striped coat, that looks not unlike a home! If the water-borne foreign trade of the United States were per capita equal to that of C,reat Britain it would amount to $14,000,000 per an num. By Barbara Cxyxswakl. That the impression which the im migrant receives in America is not always a pleasant one, but that, what ever unpleasantness may be found, the fact of freedom more than balances tho ledgar is 6hown in an ingenious fashion by Barbara Csysewski, a mem ber of B eighth grade of the New berry school, in the following essay: We Mved In a little town near Lub lin, a city where my grandmother lived. Lublin is located as far from Warsaw, the capital of Poland, as Chicago is from Detroit. The town In which we lived was about 60 mile* away from Lublin, but as the travel ing was not comfortable, we did not go to visit grandmother very often. One day my father received a let ter from my uncle in Detroit, telling him to come and Join him in business. My father had heard so much about America and her opportunities, that he soon started. After my father left for America, we went to live with my grandmother. She owned a large apartment house and had invited us to visit her many times before. The apartment houses there differ from those over here. There they have a court paved with cobblestones in the center, and the building built around it. The window* of my grand mother's rooms faced the street and somewhat resembled our bay windows but were much wider on account of the thickness of the walls, which are sometimes two or three feet thick. I •pent many days on these windows playing with my toys and looking out upon the street. One afternoon mv mother came Iq looking very hanpy. Grandmother asked her what had hanpened and •he said she had received a letter from my father, saying she should start for Detroit a* soon as possible, and aa the money 'had come in the letter, we started the next week. We sailed on the Princess Alice, a steamer which saß* on’v during the summer season Most of the second class passengers were Jews, some Americans end the rest Germans. T do not remember much about the boat •teept one special day. Tha game la played with rings made out of rope having an inside diameter of not more than two and a half or three lnchea —large enough to give ample chance for oatchlng on the pins, but not ao large but that they will drop through the holes The scoring is dono by Jilts *nd not by i runs. Each piu represent* a hit or some kind. If It is nesired, the scor ing may be done by bases, a* each of the different hits 1* for a different cumber of bases. Tho holes aro the outs. The game can be played by any number of persons Loin two up.' When more that! rw** people nlny.i sides are chosen, Just us lu the rogu- 1 lar baaohsil g.iMio, the sldeu roi’ro sjnticg the team*, hatch side throw* one player after the other until It I ius mud# throe outs. Hie sntne rule/ ! follow when two people *r«» playing, ♦ xrept that »*rli person throve until three are out The number or tuning* to ba played Is usually fixed nt nine. It will be round that the game Is not nearly so simple as it socins, and that considerable :d:UJ I* required to amass enough hit* to win a game Tlie board < an bo placed at any die tame from 20 to 100 feet away. It is uuuallv played by bolug set up at one end of a room while the players stand at the other. THE DETROIT TIMES. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1913. “From Russia to America” 44 A* Trip to Owen Sound” Lulu Salchow. A aay'a outing and a visit to a uew place, is thus naively described by Uilu Salchow, of A-Scveuth grade, of the Newberry school summer while I was spending part of my vacation with my grand parents In Pesboro Ont.. my uncle from Detroit came on a visit with his family in hig auto. While they were with us. my uncle took us out several times to see the country and go fishing. One day he took us to Owen Sound, which is 15 miles from Dosboro. The country there is very stony and hilly. Large stones are luid across the road in some place* like a pavement. On ouo hill which was particularly beau tiful and overlooking Owen Sound, we got out and took some picture*. My grandfather was with us, and ho. be ing well acquainted there, showed us the places of Interest. We watched some boats come int<* Georgian bay, which was very inter esting. and I was sorry we could not stay longer. The fishing there Is grout. My grandfather bought a flve pound whiteflsh for fO cents. We walked around in tho park for a while watching the swans in the canal. There are hill* on both sides of this canal, which made it soem to us like a valley. At one end of the canal there is a waterfall. * We finally went to a hotel, ate our tuppor and then bought some sou venirs at Knox’s 10-«toro, and then started for home When we arrived In Desboro. It was Just getting dark, and we all felt that the afternoon had been well spent. One morning we came on deck and were surprised to And the decks dec orated with bags and the sailors pol ishing the brasswork and cleaning the cannon. My mother asked the Ger raan captain in his native tongue if ( we wera near land. He said we wou'd j not reach land for a couple of days. ! hut that It wag Independence day. and as wa were nearer America than Europe, we were to celebrate it. That evening was the most exciting r ha\e ever witnesed. The band played the national airs, the people danced, old and young, the cannon boomed ami the children raced around the decks singing at the top of their voices. 1 went to bed very late that night and nothing happened to the end of our journey. M> mother likes Europe better be cause she says there the people are j more Interested in themselvs, and j their person, and manners, and the i children show so much more respect j for their elders, while here the peo ple care only for their money, and most of the children show no respect at all for their elders. The only thing she really like* here is the freedom. In Russia the Polish ]>eople are not allowed to w'ear red and white to gether. because they are the Polish national colors, and are forbidden to sing their national song, while In Germany thev cannot even pray or wTite In Polish. Neither of the coun tries allow the schools to teach Pol ish history, and all the lessons must be learned in Russian or German, but In Russia, in many of the places. It’s taught secretly, the children bringing their Polish hooka to school in double* bottomed baskets. Mv mother attend ed A private school where she learned to read and write in Polish. Every morning one girl was chosen to stand outside the door where «he w»s in e»M view of the hall, and if anyone came along, she would make some sign *o *he teacher, who would at once hide her hook and change the lesson. Mother’s teacher had been caught and put Into iail many times for it, but she thought it her duty to teach them about their country, and con tinued to do !t under a different name each time. The Polish history Is beautiful, and the national song has been recently translated bv an Ameri can. Miss Loveland. I will road one •tnnza: “God who our country through long generations, Surrounded with brightness of Thy *lory, Covering her with the shield of Thy protection. From all misfortunes which would overwhelm her.” Os course, it is more beautiful in Polish, and is sung by many Polish people. A KNOT TO KEEP AIR IN THE PIGSKIN If you have trouble keeping your football filled with air, here’s a thine that might help yon. T£e leakage is probably caused by your failure to tie a proper knot in the cord over the ontiet valve of the Inner rubber ball. Or if there is an automatic valve it tuey Irak, and a knotted string over the end would help Make one loop with a cord and then another just like 1L us shown In Fig 1. Puss the end of the cord under the first loop and then ptilj both ends The knot will never become loosened until you looten it The way to make thla knot was held an a prized secret for many years by a famous English football team. . StocV raising is the basic industry of no* 4hi n Paraguay. The amount of cap.tal invested and the applica tion of modern methods of adminis tration on a large scale are destlfTFd to give this part of the republic a mo mentum heretofore 'g“**lng in the country* affairs and bring it Into i definite relations with Uie outside world. EXPERT IN CHILD RAISING TELLS HOW TO REAR BETIER, STRONGER CHILDREN Iff if . ML/ • iW'spii ITv-’# a% • JE vjM -i . H / \ : 'WW W \ M iVHI v m I. ri l TKi > iUF '&*■ t.vr 'S / . OJO • / v-■ ■ t f MSfJt 1 V I \W i- J) ■ Y Mrs. Patience Brown (upper), who has Invented a “back to ths soil” method for raising children. Virginia Brown (lower) her eix-year-old granddaughter, who is a sturdy example, proving the truth of her teach ings. COMBINING THE PLEASURE OK SKAT.NG AND RIDING A BICYCLE Did you ever have to trundle a wheel along the street for blocks fiom your house to a repair shop to have a tire fixed? Every boy lms a: some time or other. Here's a way to avoid it. If the tire happens to be on the front wheel —the one that i» punctured or torn—Just put a skr.te on the wheel and you can ride tbe NEWS FROM AMERCAN GAME TRAILS Canadian government s experiment with buffalo near Walnwright, Alber j ra, is a great success. Started in June. 1909, with 721 head in fenced in preserve of 110.000 acres. Herd now numbers 1,500. Over 300 calves born this year. United States government will feed elk In Yellowstone park this winter and save the 40.000 herd from starv ing. Utah will use shooting license money to establish public hunting pre serves In Salt Imke. Davis and Box Elder counties. The idea Is to give the poor man. as well as tho rich man, good game shooting. Lieut. Whelen. U. S. A., has dem onstrated in a test that the wide spread idea that jacketed bullets wear ! out a barrel i* a fallacy, j a rifle, rested near the muzzle on 1 a hard substance, will shoot very i high. Rest It near ahe forearm, If possible, on a soft substance, such as a glove or mitten. The general belief that license is needed to hunt in uny of the 152 na tional forests is wrong. License 1» only needed for the establishment of a permanent camp, but the holder gets “„ P ™| U ,lve right to hunt or «.h You cannot hunt In the national park* or game reruges. Forest rangers, in a round-up in the Gunnison national forest, killed Tour benrs. 50 coyotes and 21 wild cats. This to protect antelope and I’cer. ('hunt s Dalton, a silver fox farmer of Prince Edward ' Island, sold be tween 40 and 50 fttr* to the London market last year, getting nn average of I1.S&0 P p f R ,r or ov ‘* r 150,000 for one vear's output. M >l Garland, surveyor of the port |of Pittsburgh, claims there's a flock of 3ou of the supposedly extinct |>hh i seng« r pigeons in the woods near his home at Fotewood this fall. Natural lists f xciteo and begging him to trap seme ol them. Probably the hlshest death rate of any city in the world belong* to Coch abamba. Bolivia, where there was a I mortality of seventy five In each one I thousand last year. SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 21.—“ Back to the soil,” Is the Better Babies’ un swer of Prudence Brown, who inintiat* ed and taught the first public kinder garten in California. By the "son.” Mrs. Brown means a sand pile in the back yard. "A sympathetic study of child na ture will prove to anyone that what they need is not starched frocks and immaculate fingernails, but plenty of sand. clay, water and sunshine. Mrs. Brown bases her knowledgo upon 25 years' teaching and expert- bicycle. If the back wheel Is the cno giving the trouble, change your good front tir«- to the back wheel and #ut the skate on the rtm of the tr*»r.t wheel. Asa mutter of fact, you don t need but one tire for h bicycle If you want to ride, anyhow, the skate serv ing as a fine front wheel any time you want it to do so. Try, Try Again. ”Miss Wombat, will you be mine?” ‘Never.” The young man was jarred, but not w’holly discouraged. Presently he came back in this fashion: "Well, will you let me be yours?" Help! “Tragic, wasn't It?" “What?” "Helen was engaged to that aero naut and they had a falling out.” —N. Y. World. •— —t j *|>«*WAl tL-sP*** f i JATUftMf NO«MIN«* euce in the role of mother end grand mother. "I would as soon deprive a child of food as of contact with the earth. Mothers should put a sandbox In the apartment or flat if they have no back yard. “I ani an advocate of natural edu cation. The part of the teacher is merely to make a response to the child and to provide means of expres sion. The child’s only avenue of ex pression is in plastic material such ah sund, clay and paper and if the child is to develop properly, physical ly, morally and mentally, these things should be within easy reach. “The spirit of Monteesorl and Froebel should be in every home and schoolroom. Thild gardening, which should be the most Joyful work in the world, has become burdensome drudgery, with overworked and over weary teachers the result’* Mrs. Brown is a graduate of the National Kindergarten college. In Chicago, from which she received the degree of master of education. She whs left a widow with two small chil dren and was milking cows and grow ing fruit on a southern California ranch when she became Interested In kiudergarten methods. Her four-year-old granddaughter, Virginia Brown, is a sturdy example of her teachings. She is as large as a child of six and Juat as far ad vanced. Virginia has a play-room In Mrs. Brown’s flat planned by Mrs. Brown. Its features are a sand pile w'lth mod eling and drawing board and n case for molds, blocks and tools. “I do not believe in punishment of any kind." says Mrs. Brown. "Chil dren need nurture, not punishment, whether at home or In school. “In dealing with children w# must have first the right attitude of mind —the appreciation of the value of child life to civilization. “We must never forget that they are citizens in the most important stage of development and have their rights to free, self-active ezpreaelon. We must provide plastic, conservative materials and environment In which simplicity, harmony, order and neat ness predominate.” “My Life in Russia From 1904 to 1909” By Florence Parxen. A story of the fear of death in a Russian revolution, a harrowing ex perience for a young child, and Anal emigration to America, the land of the free, is told by Florence Parzen, a Russian lass of the A-Sevonth grade of the Newberry school, as follows: Nine years ago nezt February, my father came to America and left my mother and his children. About five days after my father left the general strike broke out. Food and money wa# scarce and pcopij came to our store to buy supplies. Mainnm was very busy, so she called my brother Herbert In to help her. One morning he pulled at mam ma's apron, and told her that the woman that Just went out, had taken some eggs and had not paid for them In the middlo of the strike, the revolution against the czar broke out. and no place was safe. We did not dare to stir out of the house, and had to close our store. The rebels would even break Into houses, killinu the occupants and taking everything of value. Sometimes we were even afraid to light the lamps and Were without foo' 1 or drink. All travel was stopped, and the telegraph wires were rut, so tha» Russia could not com municate with the outside world. Mv mother sent manv letters to papa but lie did not receive them. Reading about the terrible times at home in the newspapers and fearing for our safety, he decided to come home. One nivht we were sitting in the dark when we heard a knock at the door. We all held our breath and were too frightened to move, but at length mamma onened the door and a man dressed in black came In. Mamma drew back and we children began to shriek. He told us not to be frirhtened. and we immediately recognized hla voice. It was papa, fie staved with us for two and a half year§ and then went bark to America. In about a veir and a half pana sent for us. and we arrived in De troit, August 3. 1909.