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CROWNING THE QUEEN Sketches by Young Artists FIRST PRIZE, HELEN KNECHT, 110 WASHINGTON ST., REDLANDS New Books for Our Readers FLORENCE BOSARD LAWRENCE Not every American boy and girl can learn the past and present of "our old home" in England in so delightful a way as do this brother and sister, oJhn and Betty, who are sent to England to be shown the leading places of his toric interest in company with an Eng lish brother and sister of their own ages, and under the wise and sensible directln of the mother of the latter. But everyone can enjoy reading of the jolly trips taken by the four children and Mrs. Pitt, the mother of English Philip and Barbara, who proves to be the best of entertainers and traveling companions, and the whole happy idea of the "history visit"' is so well worked out that it is almost like traveling one's self; and a great dea! of useful knowl edge is gained In so pleasant a way that no one thinks he has been doing more than getting acquainted: with some very nice young friends. The photographic illustrations are- well chosen and excellent. John and Betty's History Visit. By Margaret Williamson. Boston: Lo throp, Lee & Shepard Co. One of the well-known "Four Boys" has received word of his inheritance of a part of a coal mine in England. His three friends accompany him on his voyage to the land that ever will be of interest to the people of the United States. There is an abundance of action, ad venture and interest in the story. It is not a book of travels, although infor mation, as well as some descriptions of well-known places, naturally enter in to the tale. The search for a missing fortune is a motive that ever has its own special appeal to young readers. In spite of (perhaps because of) the plights, mishaps and numerous adven tures of the Four Boys they had a good time, which every reader of the story of their experiences will share. "Four Boys and a Fortune," why they went to England and what they found; by Everett T. Tomlinson, Bos ton: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard company. Few men enjoy the devote,l friend s-hip of so many boys as Warren L. Eldred has won to him in his writing for them and about them, hull fewer can tell a live and profitabi.' Btory for buys, wiih its good sense brightened by a constant play of wit that never stoops to vulgarity. His latest story about the boys of Brookfleld academy Is distinctly worth while. It tells of a boys' school, with a glorious past, but an uncertain future, largely due to the wrong kind of a secret society, a vital problem in hundreds of school! today. The boys, nftir testing his patience in every way that youthful Ingenuity can suggest, come to rally about an ath letic and brainy young graduate in ths splendid transformation of the so ciety, and soon of the entire academy, in one of, the best school and athletic stories yet written. "The Boys of Brookfleld Academy," by Warren L. Eldred. Hoston: Loth rop, Lee & Shepard company. * * • Mary K. Maule has written a new book which tells the story of life on a Wyoming ranch called the X Bar B, from its cattle brand. The "Little Knight" is a boy of mysterious ante cedents, filled with the traditions of chivalry, which he brings to bear upon the rough but noble-hearted cowboys who pet 'him, and with Interesting- re sults. It is only at the close of the book, when the hero, now a well grown lad. has been through all the phases of the picturesque life, that the mystery is cleared up. Tii" itorv In imp of plots and ;rl venture, wfth ■■< humor and pathon well worthy "f Brp( Harte. The author has for years lived and traveled in the LOS ANGELES SUNDAY HERALD—JUNIOR SECTION CONTEST FOR YOUNG ARTISTS Boys and girls of public school age arc 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 the 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 Herald junior Pennant, specially made by Dyas & Cline. Second—One bottle Charleton's jet black drawing ink and three drawing pens and pen holder. Topic: "What I saw last Sunday." Drawings may be 2 1-2, 4 1-2 or 6 1-2 inches wide and the narrower ones may be up to 4 1-2 inches in depth, while the wider ones must be not more than three inches in depth. Drawing in this contest must be received at this office not later than Thursday, May 5, for publication May 15. Topic: "What Happened to Johnny When Riding His Roller Coaster." Pictures for this contest may be 2J. 4J or 6i inches in width and the narrowest one may be up to four inches in depth, while the two wider ones must be not more than three inches deep. All work on this topic should reach this office not later than Thursday, May 12, for publication May 22. All wonc 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 west, and carefully studied the peculiar and fascinating types of the life she describes. She has drawn character* that live, breathe and hold the reader. The superb pictures of the noted west ern artist, Maynard Dixon, complete the attractiveness of a book far above the ordinary. "The Little Knights of the X Bar B," by Mary K. Maule. Boston: Loth rop, Lee & Shepard, publishers. ITALIAN GAMES The poople of sunny Italy have al ways loved to spend their time in the open air when they work, play or eat. Often groups of men and boys are Men in the streets throwing up their hands and shouting. They look afl if they are quarreling, hut they are only play ing "morro." Thill game they learned from the Greeks, who had learned It from the Egyptians. In Thebes, a city of Egypt, there are pictures 4000 years old showing men playing: this game. Two men and two boys play the game. They throw up their hands, holding up as many fingers as they wish. Each man knows how many fingers he him self holds up. He must guess the number which the other player holds up and quickly call out the whole number of fingers on the two pairs of hands. This makes the players close watchers and quick in action. In the center of a beautiful public square of Rome there is a large foun tain made of four stone lions with wa ter pouring out of their mouths. On moonlight nights In August when crowds of people are enjoying the park many like to play or watch the game of "blind cat." A collection is first SPECIAL DRAWING CONTEST Boys and girls of high school age -ftt 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 Herald Junior pennant 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. a „ -v- V >- ftfrftirttt- ft \--' f^ / C mSb •• - vVto? SECOND PRIZE, FANNIE A. CARPENTER, REDLANDS, GRADE 8 taken up among the people so that money may be given :is prizes to those who win the game. The players are blindfolded and turned around three times. Then they start off and try to reach ,-i certain point on the opposite side of the fountain. Those who reach the goal win the game. When the players become confused and run in the wrong direction there is great laughter and when several run so close to the lions' mouths that they get covered with water or get a ducking in the fountain there is great fun for the light-hearted people in the land ot flowen. A WORKING CREED ' Ily Arthur tiulterman A friend I have who loves that an cient MIVV, "KiKht hours' toll, eight . hours' wholesome rest, And eight of worthy deeds." Yet, bound by law Of bu-j modern life, he deems it .best To spend a thithe of every hour be lives ■ . • In "worthy deeds." A bald to one • and all— > A word of j»ifi»M4nt thanks or praise he gives To each that does him service, great or small. ■ I've wen the sodden beggar rouse, and ' mend . His shuflllnar gait, and set his • * shoulders- square. .To bear the brave "Brace, up! Good luck, my friend!" That ram» with ungrudged alms to salve despair. No creed I place above his simple plan ■ To do no harm and all the good be —Youth's Companion. JUNIORS SHOW SKILL IN RHYMING CONTEST i('ontlnurd from Pare Five) Sweet Mali would lie Queen of the May. She danced so llghthearted and gay, lint her songs turned to tears When small Tom, with . the shear*. Made use of her dress that day. RAY McCLUUE. Sawtelle; 6th grade. •• • - Sweet Mah would be Queen of the May. She danced so lightheartcd anil gay, | But her songs turned to tears When small Tom. with the aheara. As she thought must have cut the day. I LEWIS EDWARDS. .Sawtelle; 6th grade. ,-,'»..-. • • • Sweet Mab would be Queen of the May. She danced. so lighlhearted and gay. >- Hill her Bongs turned to tears When final! Tom, with the shears. Spoilt her frock for that day. MAM IK rai.n.MAN, 2234 Atlantic avenue, Long%iieaoh, ■ - -.-.}: - • • •■-■'" Sweet Mali would be Queen of the May. Hit danced so lfghthearted and gray, Rut her songs turned to teara When small Tom, with the shears, . , Cut off her long hair that was gray. ELSIE MAJiU.I.A PERT, ;^A 2 Diamond avenue. South Pasadena; age 1 _'; grade 7. F.I Centro school. . • ■ • Sw#et Mali would be Queen of the -May. She danced so llghthearted and gay, But her songs turned to tears When small Tom. with the shears, Cut her beautiful curls away. DOROTHY TWEEDY. 4th grade, Llßerty school, Calabasas. . S ; ■ .... - '• . ■■■ Sweet Mah would be Queen of the May. She danced so llghthrarted and gray, ■; But her songs turned to teara When small Tom, with the shears. Cut her paper tray. MA I, BURROWS. Age 11; 4th grade, Etlwanda school. • . • • '" <V' * Sweet Mai. would be Queen of the May. She danced so llshthearted and gay. But her songs turned to tears When small Tom. with the shears. Cut off her curls that day. MATILDA SMITH. R. F. D. No.* 3: Lowell school, grade 5, Fullerton. ■•• .' " ■ • • Sweet Mab would he Queen of the May. She danced so hearted and gay. But her songs turned to tears 'JtaiVS^S When small Tom. with the shears,' Clipped her curls and threw them Into the bay. GLADYS COTTER. Grade 5, age 10; box 396, Nlpomo, Cal. • • • Sweet Mah would be Queen of the May. She danced so Ughthnarted and gay. But her songs turned to tears. • When small Tom. with the shears, , Hit the cat and It died today. WALTER DII.I..MAM. _. 83, McKinley Home school. Garden*. .• • • Sweet Mab would be Queen of the May. ._ She danced so llghthearted and gay, ■Rut her songs turned to tears . When small Tom. with the shears. Cut the robes she had made for that day. ALBERTA O'REILLT, AI. Sacred Heart school, aso 10; 301 Manltou avenue. ;.; . • . • Sweet Mab would ho Queen of the May. She danced so llghthearted and gay. But her songs turned to tears When small Tom. with the shears. Clipped her beautiful curls all away. RUTH ROGERS, ft Age 12; 7th grade Plaza school. Ventura. . • . Sweet Mab would be Queen of the May. She danced bo llghthearted and gay. But her songs turned to tears When small Tom, with the shenrs. Cut her tiny cllt crown on that day. RUTH E. FERGUSON. Age 11; A 4 East First street school; 3148 Emmett street. •• a , Sweet Mab would be Queen of the May.* She danced so llghthearted and gay, But her songs turned to tears When small Tom. with | the shears. Cut the dress she'd have worn May day. S. P. CHURCHILI*-. A 5, 711 Ceres avenue, age 13; L. A. G.-'■. --• • • Sweet Mab would be Queen of the May. r ;> J She danced so lighthearted and gay, But her songs turned to tears When small Tom. with the shears, £~S Cut her beautlfuil curls all away. ESTHER,M. TAYLOR, V Grade 7, Gardena school, Gardena.