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"When Mother Spends Afternoon Out" Eajeaaa_BN<MM-___j______S________________; *' hiihm-«'"*»''»||"m i!!!» 11" ' I ■■I I j j i|| .Fr (First Prize) BEULAH HOLLOWELL, 937 EAST FIFTY.FOURTH ST. CHILDREN READ BOOKS OF VARIED CHARACTER WHAT do children read nowadays? YV If you really wish to know ' ' confer with the superintendent of any good children's library-room. A few minutes so devoted will forever lay at least half the ghost of the long standing belief that the ordinary child, left to him or herself, will eat only candles and other "sweet stuffs," read* only fairy tal^ and "Diamond Dick literature. Children are interested in a wide variety of topics, fairy tales and the lighter literature generally being sought In rather small proportion. In proof of this the following list of subjects and requests handed in at the desk on a single, randomly selected morning is submitted: List of books about Aztecs. Books for essay on Indians. Little Journey Series. Something on Spain. Story of Plppa Passes. Grimm's Fairy Talcs. Latin Schools. History of. Book to take home, on ship subsidies. College education for business women. Homes of primitive man. Ballads of Robin Hood. Story of pis and sheep who set up house keeping. Lincoln as a lawyer. , Something on inventions. Life of Edison. Breakfast foods as related to botany. Essay on Irrigation. Just So Series. Modern Vikings. History of eleventh amendment. Recommend a book for a boy of 11. How to make bronze statues. Christmas stories. Fast mail. Motor Boy Series. Arabian Nights. Some books by Kali r. . Where Is the civil service commission? Assassination of President Lincoln. Wizard of Oz. * • Biography of General Lee. Causes of the American revolution. Our treatment of the Indians. Story of Robin Hood. Illustrated nursery rhymes. Why young people ranging from 8 to 17 in age should be interested in some of the topics mentioned is explained by the fact that much of the desired ma terial is used In connection with school and club debates, essays, themes, etc. In many schools the children are al lowed to choose their own topics for composition or discussion, though in the main encouraged to keep somewhat in the lines of their class studies or supplementary reading. This fact ac counts for some of the strange and un childlike questions propounded to the library attendants, who are regarded as genera! authority - upon all matters, from the weather to questions of eti quette, an, who frequently are asked to settle all sorts of verbal competitions and contests, as well as umpire vexed matters of spelling and punctuation. The afternoon of the day marked by the list of topics given a number of sur prising subjects for debate also were brought to the librarian's notice. These subjects included woman Buff rage, ship subsidies, "Grant versus Lee," municipal ownership of railroads, "Shakespeare versus Milton," increase of the American navy, and "Home Rule for Ireland." And success or failure of interclass or Interschool debates, grave ly Important to the young debaters In more than one meaning, depended upon the assistance provided by the Thomas Hughes room and its helpful superin tendent, while the need for quick work was equally imperative. There is no doubt that school children are taught to think for themselves, and that with reasonable speed, to say nothing of how and where to secure necessary facta or information. One tall, thin-faced hoy, out of school on a "study permit" and patiently working through ('allele's "Heroes and Hero LOS ANGELES SUNDAY HERALD—JUNIOR SECTION CONTEST FOR YOUNG ARTISTS Boys and girls of public school age are all invited to com pete for a prize to.be given for the best pen and ink drawing which must be strictly original and entirely the work of .he per son who sends it in and who claims the prize it may win. Two prizes will be given in this contest each week. . First One $1.00 Marshall.fountain pen. Second— One bottle Charleton's jet black drawing ink and three drawing pens and pen holder. Topic: "Signs of Spring." May be flying kites, finding the spring Mowers, house cleaning or gardening. Pictures may be 2 1-2, 4 1-2 or 6 1-2 inches wide. The wider ones, may be 3 1-2 inches deep or less, and the narrow ones may be any desired depth to 4 1-2 inches. All drawings must be received in this office not later than Thursday. March 3, for publication March 13.' Topic: "Design for Writers' Contest Announcement." The design we arc now using is the best one we have ever had. Sim ple conventional lines are most suited for this design, making the letters "Writers' Contest" very distinct. - Designs should be 4 1-2 inches wide by 1 1-2 to 2 1-2 inches deep and must be received at this office not later than Thursday, March 10, for publication March 20. All worK submitted for this contest must be drawn in jet black drawing ink on smooth white Bristol board. It must be original and entirely the work of the boy or girl who submits it. Pictures for this contest must be accompanied by name, ad dress and grade of school (if any) of the artist. No drawings will be returned. Address all drawings to Aunt Laurie, Sunday Herald Junior, The Herald. Los Angeles, Cal. . . ■ '"" . Worship," was asked if he found the book hard to read. "Yes, it makes pretty dry reading," he admitted, "but I suppose with the aid of a dictionary I shall have ac quired quite a good vocabulary when I am through." A dear, neat, old-fashioned little Irish girl, fresh from her native mists and shamrock, with a solemn, bewitching little courtesy that seemed strangely out of place in the big city, said: "Please, I want to learn something about Millet," giving the "silent t" double measure of sound. Finding that the sensitive mite desired to write a paper on "Millet's Artistic Value and Qualifications," or some such high sounding title, a magazine article em bodying the necessary information was found. This article the little girl copied almost entire, Incidentally learning how to pronounce the artist's name and acquiring some valuable knowledge concerning the meaning of the word "artist." A bright little Jewish girl some weeks ago visited the library in search of In formation regarding the essay topic of "Would Closer Relations of Jews and Gentiles Make for National Good?" "I have one good point already," said the child, cheerfully. "It would be better for business." "Goodness! Don't you know even that?" exclaimed a disappointed mor sel of girlish precocity when denied an off-hand answer to the question of "Who was the world's first ruler?" And It Is gravely recorded that still another outspoken infant, learning SEPCIAL DRAWING CONTEST . ' Boys and girls of high school age or those who have already won a prize in the Herald Junior drawing contests are invited to submit pictures suitable for the front page of this magazine. Short poems, a suitable quotation or a joke may be taken as theme for this work. There will be no regular competition, but for each picture accepted and used a handsome art book or book of travel will be awarded to the artist. Pictures must be drawn with jet black ink upon smooth, heavy white paper, must be 6 1-2 inches wide and not more than 9 inches deep. They may be submitted at any time and prizes will be issued upon publication. ® Pictures by Herald Junior Artists (Second Prize) FANNIE A. CARPENTER, LUGONIA SCHOOL GRADE GRADE 8, RED. LANDS. R. F. D. NO. 2 BOX 8 ■- -■ ■ ' ' that he could not be at once supplied with a "history of mankind In one small volume," irately Inquired: "Then what is the library for?"— Recor d LEND A HAND—OR BOTH Have you ever noticed what a curious effect it gives to lend your arms to somebody else? This is not a question of giving alms, simply of lending them for a few moments. This is. the way to do it: ' "w ... - f Let your friend clasp her hands be hind her back and then slip your arms in through hers, so that from the front your arms look as If they belonged to her. If she wears a shawl the effect will be better, and unless you are very much shorter than she you must crouch down, so that the people won't see your head above hers. It is really very curious to see how different people look with someone else's hands, which are surprisingly unsuitable. Then with your hands you can go through all sorts of poses—clap them, shake them, pretend to cry (that Is, hold a handkerchief to your friend's eyes), rearrange the shawl or assume a thoughtful pose. If you want to give a really funny perform ance let the front person wear a long robe to cover up the one in back, and then let her recite some dramatic poem, while the other makes aproprlate-and exaggerated gestures. Usually the per son' who lends the arms will find it more comfortable to lean on a stool instead of stooping. '1.. . ROYAL CHILDREN MUST STUDY MANY SUBJECTS WHEN Princess Mary was 4 she entered the royal schoolroom and began her education in charge of a governess. All ' the royal children are brought up to speak in French and German as well as English, and by the time she was 8 years old the princess had become a very passable linguist. Not long since at, an enter- | tainment at Buckingham palace the Princess Mary was complimented by • the French ambassador on the fluent manner in which she was able to con verse with him in his own language. An Early Bird Lessons In the royal schoolroom at Marlborough House begin at 6:30 a. m. In the summer and 7 a. m. in the win- j ter; there is an hour's instruction be fore breakfast, two hours' subsequently j until noon, and two hours' in the after- • noon. The princess has her own gov erness and masters, but all her instruc tion is carried out under the supervis ion of Mr. Hensell, who is in charge of the royal schoolroom. Mr. Hansell, be fore he-came to Marlborough House, had previously been a tutor at- Mr. Smith's famous school at New Barnet and had also acted as tutor to Prince Arthur of Connaught and Lord Dal-: meny. . Visits and Exams ' Special attention is given to Instruct- , ing the royal children In English histo- ; ry, and part of her education in which Princess Mary takes a special interest consists in regular visits to the British museum, taken in company with her brother, to inspect original documents of great historical importance which, she finds mentioned in the course of her studies. Every week a report of the ; children's progress in their studies is given to the prince and princess of; Wales, and once a month test examina tions are held in the royal schoolroom, the results of which are shown not only to the prince and princess of Wales, but. to the king and queen, for their majes- v ties take the keenest interest in the ed ucation and upbringing of their grand children. A Sportswoman The prince and princess of Wales, by the way, are great believers in the - benefits to be derived from plenty of' outdoor exercise and recreation, and the princess has been freely allowed to develop her love of all outdoor sports. She Is a very keen little sportswoman; indeed, there are few forms of outdoor sports and pastimes In which she has not acquired some proficiency. She was presented a little while ago with a chestnut pony by the prince of Wales, and not long since realized one of her great ambitions when she attended for the first time a meet of the West Nor-1 folk hounds at Necton. - THE CAT'S EXPLANATION You ask the reason, little friends, Why cats don't wash their faces Before they eat, as children do, In all good Christian places? Well, years ago, a famous cat, '.":.'"« The pangs of hunger feeling, Had chanced, to catch a line young mouse. Who said, as he ceased squealing: "All genteel folks their faces wash Before they think of eating." -- And, wishing- to be thought well bred, I'usa heeded his entreating. But when she raised her paw to wash. . Chance for escape? affording. .' The sly young mouse then said good-bye, Without respect to wording., vTf/,;£>? A feline council met that day, And passed. In solemn meeting*, ■ A law forbidding- any cat To wash till after eating-. - — Philadelphia Record.-., "Now, Elmer," said the teacher • to- a small pupil, "the eyes enable us to see. Can you tell me what the nose is for?" ..■: "Yea, ma'am." replied Elmer. "It's for eyeglasses to roost on."Chicago News.' : .:"'