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| SCENES AT PLAYGROUNDS DEMONSTRATION
New York, and will arrive soon to be the guest of her sister. Mrs. J. M. Shel burne, In East Lake. « • • Miss Carrie Rome of Columbiana is visiting Miss Celia Ellard. m * m Miss Eula Ellard and Miss Ethel Ellard have returned from a stay at Shelby Springs. • • • Mr. Charles M. Campbell is very ill at his home in Wood lawn. • * * Mr. H. Chafin, who has been ill at St. Vincent’s hospital, has been removed to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Jewell, in East Birmingham. • • * Mrs. Pearl Hart has gone to Chat tanooga to spend sometime. • * \* 1 Mrs. C. A. Muirill and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hooper and baby leave today for a visit to relatives in the mountains of eastern Tennessee. • • * Mr. W. O. Cummings of Cornelia. Ga . is the guest of his aunt. Mrs. W. T. Whited. OVER 5000 PEOPLE PLAYGROUNDS MEET Behrens Park Playground Children Make Largest Number of Points MISS ALVA SCOTT BEST GIRL DANCER Nespor Says He Is Well Satisfied With the Showing Made—Only a Forerunner of What Is to Come Next Year Yesterday afternoon between 5000 and fiOUO citizens of Birmingham wit nessed the greatest demonstration of the work of the playgrounds ever given in the south. Two thousand chil dren were participating in the meet, which was held at the fair grounds. There were 16 games in progress in as many courts at once. Foot races by the boys, dances by the girls, volley ball, tennis, basketball, dogeball and other games requiring athletic ability marked the day. Behrens park playground was award ed the largest number of points by the judges. In the report of the judges It was stated that this park showed th< laigest attendance among the girls and that the boys stood second in ath letic events. * The best girl dancer in the meet was Miss Alva Scott, of the Lakeview playgrounds, according to the judges, and she was awarded the Bromberg lavalier. The best ^»oy athlete in the 85-pound class was Bunn-\^'opeland of the West park playground; best boy athlete in the 100-pound class was Henry Mc Cauley of Ensley playgrounds; best boy athlete over 100 pounds was Doug lass Streit of Behrens park. Report of the Judges The report of the judges follows; “Block playground trophy to be com peted for, 5 years, won this year by Behrens park. “Birmingham Ledger cup, to be held permanently by this year’s winner, also goes to Behrens park. “The Bromberg lavalier, to the best girl dancer, was won by Miss Alva Scott of Lakeview playground. “Best boy athlete, 85-pound class, Barney Copeland of West park play ground. “Best boy athlete, 100-pound class. Henry McCauley, Ensley playground. “Best boy athlete, over 100 pounds, Douglas Streit of Behrens park. “In the outset the judges wish to congratulate the city commissioners of Birmingham for having made possible such a wonderful celebration of play ground spirit. With 1000 children tak ing purt in the games and dances and 4000 to 5000 spectators, Birmingham again demonstrates that it has taken the lead among all the southern cities in olayground working. ‘ The judges had an unusually dif ficult task in awarding the prizes, and trophies. According to the rules of the contest neatness counts 20 points, spirit 10 points, grace 10 points, promptness 10 points, attendance 10 points, disci t lint 10 points, athletic ability 30 points —total 100 points. “The judges decided that on the whole Behrens park plnvground were "iititled to more points than any oth er. Their boys stood second in athletic events and the girls had the largest attendance of any playground and were among the most proficient in grace, promptness, etc. “In the individual dancing contest. Miss Alva Scott of the LaJceview playground was the best of many graceful dancers Mrs. Margaret Frank and Jesse Wolter dorf of Behrens park and Frances Mason of Lakeview deserve special mention. “In the athletic event West park won 22 points, Behrens park 20, Woodlawn 13 and East Lake 11. “The spirit of the occasion was neatly emphasized by the Ensley Wesley House with a number of banners reading, ’All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy;’ ‘Give Fs a Chance:’ ‘Good Players Make Good Workers:' ‘Watch Us Grow.’ “In justice to the West End playground the judges feel compelled to say that If their boys’ record in the athletic event had been better it is possible the cups might have gone to them. “The Neighborhood House deserves spe cial mention for the excellent showing they made with very small children. “East Lake and North Birmingham, with two of the youngest playground associations, displayed great enthusiasm. “We think it within the province of the Judges to say1 that th# community owes thanks to the merchants and cit izens who donated the prizes and the advruislng which made this celebration possible. "Any report of playground day would C Con tinned on Page Eleven) Society (Continued from Page Six) evening, A watermelon cutting was en joyed. Among the guests were Miss Mary Mor gan. Miss Mamie Farrington, Miss Annie Stuljingtr, Miss Annie Huey, Miss Louise Brandt, Miss Emma Smith, Miss Georgia Vogt, MIsb Elsie Price, Miss Ida Farring ton. Miss Bessie Smith, Miss Eunice West^rooke, Mr. F. S. Sharp, Mr. Clay ton Riley, Mr. H. C. Jackson, Mr. D. F. Heaton, Mr. C. E. Meadows, Mr. W. F. Taylor, Mr. W. B. Watldns and others. MISS WIGGINS CELEBRATES A BIRTHDAY Miss Helen Wiggins entertained a num ber of friends at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. WigginB, in Pratt City, the occasion being her birthday. Games and contests were features of the entertainment and later light refresh ments were served to the following guests: MIbb Lola Boozer, Miss Helen WlggliiH, Miss Mamie Zutier, Miss Mildred Clarke, Miss Emma D. WMggins, Miss Nellie Tucker, Miss Mabel Griffith, Miss Nan I.eo!a Wiggins, Mr. Chester Mullin, Mr. Howard Wiggins. Mr. Mason Monfee, Mr. Ernest Hooper. Mr. Willie Wiggins, Mr. Wesley Stagg, Mr. Felton Com, Mr. Wil lie Elmore, Mr. John Bsll Payne. ANNOUNCEMENTS The ladles of Norwood Interested In the playground movement are asked to meet this afternoon at 4 o’clock at the home of Mrs. E. J. Rowe. 1408 North Thirty second street. • • • The North Twelfth Avenue City Beauti ful club will meet this afternoon at 3 o’clock with Mrs. W. A. Dawson. • • • The Norwood Methodist church choir entertained their friends at a picnic last evening at West Lake. • • • A hobo party will be given Friday evening at the home of Mrs. J. B. Hardin s ' One of the graceful dances ---— ___ Sm An exciting game of volley ball in Woodlawn for the benefit of vp. worth league of the Methodist church. The ladles of the Woodmen circle will bold a call meeting this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Knights of Pythias hall in Ensley. * * * The Ladles' Aid society of the Wylain Baptist church will meet Thursday after noon with Mrs. R. Peadue. SOCIETY BRIEFS Mrs. Madison Forbes will leave loday for a visit to friends in Greensboro and later she will go to Meridian, Miss. * * * Miss Margaret Boyd of Memphis ar rived yesterday from Memphis to be the guest of Miss Lida Otts. Mrs. J. C. Wilson and Mrs. W. T. Poe are spending several weeks at Tate Springs. * * • Miss fmogene Poe will leave today to visit friends in Charlotte, N. C. • * * Mrs. Neill Wright of Huntington, Tenn., is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Eugene Morgan. * • m Mr. B. Milton Butsch and liis mother, Mrs. J. W. Butsch, expect to go to Winchester, Ky., in the near future for a month’s stay. • * * Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Barth are spend ing several weeks in St. Paul, Mipn. ♦ • • Mrs. George S. Bowman hos returned from a stay in Atlanta. » * * Miss Margaret Lowman Is the guest . datives in Balsam and Ashe ville, N. C. • • • Miss Annie Mays, Miss Elizabeth Kirkland and Miss Kate Mays are at tending a house party with Mrs. L. L. Allison as hostess at Patton. • • • Dr. D. P. Rucks has returned to this city after a pleasant camping trip on the Coosa river. • • • Mrs. David S. Anderson and her daughter, Miss Eleanor Anderson, are at home after a visit to friends in Ten nessee and northern Georgia. • • • Mrs. Robert Pillow, who has been visiting Mrs. R. H. McTntosh, has gone to Gainsville, Ga., to be the guests of friends. • * • Dr. W. D. Partlow spent a short time with friends in this city yesterday en route to Atlantic City. • • • Senator and Mrs. John Bankhead are boats at a delightful house party this week at their lovely home in Jasper. • • • Mrs. R. P. Brown and children of Gadsden are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Roebuck. * • • Mrs. Roscoe Godwin and Miss Eliza beth Smith are visiting in Center. • • • Mrs. W. E. Turnipseed has returned from Valley Head, where she was the guest of Dr. and Mrs. J. N. Winston. • * * Mr. W. W. Shackleford Is at homo after a stay In the mountains of Ten nessee. • * • Miss Marie Broadnax and Miss Nelle Broadnax are guests of relatives In Selma and Marion. • • • Mrs. William Lassiter and family have returned from a camping party on tho Cahaba river. • • Mrs. Arabella Morris and Miss Sarah Mason expect to leave the latter part of the week to visit relatives in Georgia. * • * Mrs. R. C. White, Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Edward Brown are at home after a week-end stay in Chattanooga. * * * m Mrs. Renfroe Mullln and her daughter or Clanton are guests of Mrs. W. W. Whor ton of Pratt City. % • • • Mrs. J. E. Thompson of Wetumpka is ill at St. Vincent's hospital. • • • , Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Cockran have ; named their little daughter Ellen Lenor ■ Cockran. » • • • Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Morris have re turned to Quinton after being the week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. By ’ num. 1 - - • Mr. Carl A. Huffman is at home from a stay in Chattanooga and Monteagle. « • « t Mrs. E. J. Perry and her daughter an spending two iflonths In St. Augustine Bla. ■ * • i Mrs. J. S. Hall and her son, Bhelh; i Hall, have returned from a month's stay at Lake Chautauqua. * * • Mrs. H. J. Wurtele has as her guest Mrs. J. F. Huey of Alton. * * * Miss Grace Dufl’ey of Chicago is visit ing Mrs. F. G. Cutler in Ensley. * *" Miss Lucile Taft left yesterday for a trip to Asheville, N. C. L*ter she will go to the Pacifier coast and before re turning home will visit friends in Ten nessee. • • • Mr. and Mrs. Dozier Brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Foster White, Miss Earle Brothers and Miss Louise Cox have re turned to Attalla after a stay with Mrs. Ben Stowers. j * * * I Miss Margaret Neugent and Mis? [Blanche Copeland of Attalla spent yes terday with Mrs. Ben Stowers. * * * Mr. H. J. 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