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'HALLOWEEN'
LETTERS TO AUNT LAURIE
FROM NEPHEWS AND NIECES
(Continued from.l'age Seven)
some of them stayed until midnight.
I went home at 11 o'clock. When I
sot home 1 was very tired and went
to bed as soon as 1 could get my
clothes off. Yours truly,
HENRY LOVE.
883 Irving avenue, San Dieg-o. Logan
school, grade A 5. Age 10.
MOTHER HAS A NICE SURPRISE
Dear Aunt Laurie: „
Last Halloween three girls, Helen,
Carol and Mary, and I planned to
ko out together. So the night before
the girls ail came over to my house
to make jack-o'-lanterns. After we
were all through, mamma let us have
a taffy pull, and we.had lots of fun.
We decided that they would gather
at my house. At 7 o'clock the next
evening they all came, and each wore
a big sheet and a false face.
They each bad a big jack-o'-lantern
made out of a pumpkin.
As soon us l got dressed we all
started out. First we tiektaeked a
window and somebody came out on
ihe porch and we had to run. We
happened to meet some sirls who were
out, too, so We all went together. We
tiektaeked windows and frightened
people, and 1 couldn't tell you how
much fun we had.
When it got to be about 9 o'clock the
other girls thought they had better go
home, but I asked them if they
couldn't come home with me. They
ml!id they would, and when we got
there wo. found that mamma had in
vited si whole lot of my friends over.
Sli ■ telephoned to the girls' mothers
to Bee if they could stay to the party,
iind then we told ghost stories, played
Rames and ducked for apples. Mamma
brought in a big dish of popcorn and
we had all the candy and apples we
could eat. We all had a me time. I
am your niece, L.INA COUCH.
1142 West Thirty-seventh place.
Thirty-seventh street school. Age 12.
DRESSES IN A BIG SHEET
Dear Aunt Laurie:
This la what I did last Halloween.
I got a sheet and a pillowcase, wrapped
the sheet around me with the pillow
case over my head.
It was an old pillowcase and I cut
three holes in it which were to be
my eyes and mouth. Then I cut an
other one for my nose.
There was an old pumpkin in the
yard. I took it and cleaned it out. I
made eyes, nose and mouth in the
pumpkin.
1 did not know what to do next so
I looked around and found another
pillowcase and made a bonnet so no
one could see my pumpkin head. I cut
four holes in it, two for eyes and
one for the nose and one for the
mouth.
1 placed this over the pumpkin.
Theri* 1 went out doors and walked
up and down the sidewalk. There were
some little children out playing. I
walked Up by them. They got fright
ened and ran away. I went after
them but could not catch them.
They told thf ir parents and that end
ed my Halloween.
Your friend, NEVA WOODSON.
158 National avenue, San Diego. Lo
gan school. 5A grade. 12 years.
BOYS PLAY MANY TRICKS
i>< mi Aunt Laurie:
l.;ist Halloween some of us boys
thought we would have some fun.
About half past 8 we were all on the
corner of Twenty-sixth street. Each
of us had a jack-o-lantern.
We went to a lady's house and put
our lanterns in the window. The lady
came out with a broom in her hand
and started to chase us. She chased
us a block or two.
We took a man's gate off and put it
in the top of a tree. Then we went
and tick-tacked on his. window. He
came out and saw his gate was gone.
Jle was very angry and went, in the
house scolding us. Then we got a
strong cord and tied it about six inches
above the ground on each side of the
walk. After a while a mvii came along.
He wasn't looking where he was going
and stumbled over it. He got up and
started to go uway when he saw us
behind a bush. He tried to catch us,
but couldn't.
LESTER JOHNSON.
Logan school, 5A grade. Age 12
years. 1--1 Logan avenue, San Diego.
CURFEW CALLS BOYS FROM FUN
Dear Aunt Laurie:
i.ast Halloween a lot of us girls got
together and saJil that we would have
some fun, so we waited until it was
diak and then we set out.
We went llrst to a cross old Her
man's bootshop and took down his
si^n and put v tailor's sigh in it.s
place. Next we played "tick-tack" on
the windows until the people in the
house ran out. Then we rang the
bells.
We'd ti'- a string around thp bell,
then we'd get behind the house and
pull it. We took off gates and put
them into some ones yard. Then we
Km aome chalk and wrote : 111 over the
sidewalk. An old German was asleep
on a porch; ha bad a silk hat laying
on the floor of the porch. We Hilled it
LOS ANGELES SUNDAY HERALD—JUNIOR SECTION
W^r •' *V' ''fs^yV ' St/^Mma'm \\ H Wl!v\v\ <*S V
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 '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—sl.oo in cas-i.
Second —One bottle Charleton's jet black drawing ink and
three drawing pens and pen bolder.
Topic: "Really Working." Every Junior lias to work some
times; some mow the lawn, some chop the wood and others sweep
and wash dishes. Pictures on this subject must be received in this
office not later than Thursday, November 3, for publication No
vember 13.
Topic: Illustrate the well known story "Cinderella." Pictures
on this subject must be absolutely original and must be received
in this office not later than Thursday. November 10, for publica
tion November 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.
"HALLOWEEN"
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Second Prize—Virginia R. Smith, 413 Isiay Street, Santa Barbara
Juniors Give Their Conception
Special Prize—Helen Knecht, Grade 9, Redlands
with i rooks and stones and then we
■put it back. . > "
. Finally the curfew rang: and we had
to go in. Yours truly, -
' PJ3ARL SILLS.
. 629 Julian-avenue, San Diego. Grade
SA. Age 12.
■ . .
PLAYS TRICK ON CRANKY MAN
Dear Aunt Laurie: ..,'
Last Halloween some other boys and
I were out for some fun. We went
down a street where an old. bachelor
lived. There was a water pipe leaking:
in the road about twenty-five feet
away. We each got a stick and dug
i a trench from the leak to the front
gate. Then we dug a big round 'hole
about ten feet wide and about awo
feet deep, into which the water ran.
Then we threw some tin cans lon the
front porch. He was very angry with
us and came running out of the house.
He saw us running across the road,
and he opened the gate and stepped
into the pool of water.'
He slippped down and got all wet.
He went into the • house and got dry;
clothes on. Then he'came out with a
shovel and dug the trench off the other
way. Every Halloween after i that he
watched for the boys with a shotgun
loaded with salt and pepper. He never
saw anything of us boys around his
house on Halloween night again. ; ' .
HARRY PAPPERT.
San Diego. Logan school," grade 6A;
12 years. - . .
IS CHASED BY AN UGLY MAN
Dear Aunt Laurie:
Last Halloween I went to the store.'
While I was there some boys threw a
pan of ashes on a door step and rang
the bell and hid. .When. 1 came back
I ran by the house and when a man
saw me.he chased me. I tried to ditch -
him and ran through vacant ' lots,
down the alley between the two school
houses in a vacant yard and out the
front way till I came to a bush, where
I hid. In a minute he came run
ning by me. After he went I walked
slowly home.
As I was walking by a bush some
body dressed like a ghost was in it,
and said:
"Now 1 got you; I'm going to eat
you up right now."
• The make-believe ghost had hardly
spoken before her or his mother called ,
him in the house. I went home and no
one chased me or I didn't see any more
phosts. When I got home I didn't tell
anybody. Your friend, /
HOWARD KAVANAOH.
Logan school. SA, 11 years.
WANTED A PLAYTHING
"May I have your ear fora minute, please?"
asked the lady across the aisle In the day
coach. >"/- ■.
"\ "What for, madam?" asked the gentleman
addressed.
"Oh, I want it for baby to play with."—
Yonkers Statesman.

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