Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1777-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA
Newspaper Page Text
THE SAN FRNCISCO CALL JUNIOR SECTION
ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS OF SAN FRANCISCO AND .CALIFORNIA \u2666—— — — \u25a0- — \u25a0 SCHOOL ATHLETIC NEWS • fc-S-.-.- \u25a0' \u25a0 \u25a0••'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 Several Improvements Planned; Many Basket Ball Games' Will Be Played Today It is planned to have twice the num ber of baseball teams In the schedule of the San Francisco public schools league 'this year. The weight system will he applied to the baseball situa tion as \u25a0it has in the basket ball and running events. This will have the effect of bringing many boys out to play *the : national game. Several con venient .locations in the vicinity of the various schools will be put in condition for. ball playing, which will also as sist to attract additional competitors. In. conjunction. with the baseball ac tivities, the swimming tournament schedule will be made known. This will be the league's first attempt to encourage swimming, but it.ia expected to. prove a very popular one. Plans for public swimming tanks are now being 4 drawn frojn which bathing places will be constructed on, the present sites of the city playgrounds. A: handsome trophy will be donated by the board of directors of the league to the school making the beat showing in this branch of L sport. The girls will also be in cluded in .this department and have already shown considerable enthusiasm in the change from" basket ball competition. Superintendent of Schools -Alfred Roncovierl and Judge Thomas -Graham, are* two public spir ited citizens'. who are personally fur thering tho swimming movement. 'They are members of the. board .'of directors of the . Public Schools athletic, league ut'ul have been Connected with aquatic sports for years. - A hew. feature in connection with the activities of the league. will be the district novice meets on the track. The four school districts will. conduct a. set of games with^ the, same 'events as fol lowed In the championship series .for the benefit of those children who have never won a prize. . The winning of a prize In any one event' thereafter barn that competitor from further efforts in the novice class. . . ' . . The lirst basket ball championship to' be decided by the : Public Schools athletic league of San . Francisco will be announced in the result of the final Raines to" be played next week in both the boys' and girls' classes. The semi final Beries will conclude today with live, games in the boys' division and one in tin' girls' section. In the 95 pound Haas the. Pacific Heights school wilt meet the Everett at the Columbia Park boys' club, commencing af 10 o'clock this morning. At 1:30 this afternoon the Horace Mann team will play the Roosevelt five on the came court and at Bill) the. Adams team will play the Hancock in the same weight division. At the court of th« Pastime athletic club in Geary . street, the John Swett team will oppose the Spring Valley boya at 10 o'clock this morning,. in tho 125 pound class. The second teams from both the iHorade Mann and Hooee velt schools will compete in the same class at 1:30. The winning teams In SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.v FEBRUARY 26. HMO.— THE lI'XIOR CALI •I* ;; — '\u25a0 ; »J* i today's contests will .meet the success ful lives of , yestorday, ; for the cham pionship In the different classes next Friday. ;..,.,. - - . The girls' teams from the Hearst and Pacific* Heights schools will play the semifinal game on. the court of the Young Men's Hebrew 'association this . morning at 11 o'clock.*-^Franklin school . will contest iii ' the .final game' with the winner of the Hearst-Pacific \ Heights match. ' ',-;. ; ; '.' ...-:! \u25a0 • Following the conclusion of tho bas .ket- ball series, preparations will be made for the .annual baseball' cham pionship. " The~, : Horace Mann .school team is the present holder of the beau tiful Spaldlng trophy," which was won in the deciding-game ./.with the' Spring \u25a0 Valley school ; last year, \u25a0In addition to the team prJi«! the individual mem bers of the nine were presented 'with gold' medals .as recognition of their superior playing. .•\u25a0 To Check Explosion of Lamps German Inventors have at lust pn> duoed a product which should mlnl nilzn the .casualties so frequently caused by' the explosion of spirit lampn. .This is no other than denatured alcohol .in 'the form of solid cubes, which can be burned in a special lamp by simply igniting them with a match. The cubes, which are about the size of a lump of sugar, look like gelatine and burn slowly with a hot blue flame. They will not evaporate and are said to be cheaper, for the heat developed', than in liquid alcohol.— Van Norden Magazine. WONDERS OF WIRELESS - Some Long Distance Conversa tions That Have [Established New Records It Is estimated Unit there arc al>mit Gr.o vessels of the merchant marine equipped with wireless, besides o host of smiill craft. There are about 260 land stations, not Including 1 govern ment stations on our coast. Some Icmir distance talking has boon done by wireless. Commercial business is done between the Glace bay station and Clifdcn, Ireland, 1,039 miles apart. In November the Pacific Mull steamship Korea reported to San Francisco when z;ti22 miles from Honolulu and 4,720 miles from, San Francisco. This beat by 415 miles the long distance record from ship to shore, established on'.tlie previous evening- by tlie tCbrea, when 4,:?05 miles out. \u25a0 On November 22 the C'unanl liner Cariinia got: Into touch with the Hol landiit, Holland,"! station wlien l,ll<i milos away. A vessel in the Pacific picked, up the Mare island navy yard, I,'OGO miles away. On October .11, 190S, the United States station In San Kran clsco established working comnuinlca tlon with the Kuliuku station on Oahu. one of the Hawaiian group. In Jan uary of last year tho I.os -iXnseles sta tion sot the same station. 11l October the steamship Lurline talked . to both Honolulu and Pan KraruMsco 'when; 1,100 miles from the latter jiort. THE DISCIPLINE ROOM At the Normal Training School Pupils' At list Write Down Their Own Faults If Is a little court where the prls« oners come by themselves, plead thHr own cases, are 1 judged and work out their sentences, it is no \'bluck closet" arrangement. It's a light, sunny room with the ordinary desks and teacher's table, and always n teacher Jit the table. When a pupil Is disorderly, In any of the classrooms he is sent to the disci pline room. The teacher Is charge asks his grade and gives him work accordingly. This keeps him from sit ting: and 'kicking his heels idly In tlie principal's 'office until \he> principal lias time to attend to him. As soon us the supervisor, appears' on her rounds the case is handed over, to her. I'irst .she linds put why the pupil has been sent down at all. If he claims' not to know he is advised to think until he finds' out. He usually arrives at the 'reason in a very short time. As soon as he has discovered It he writes, it- out on a slip of paper. This Is often a must humiliating- per formance, Things look so much worse written out. One sn.ull person with niussed^eurls and blue eyes swimming in tears liad to put .down In plafn blaCk and white, "I said 'Gosh" in class." A . future voter confessed.- to having been moro interested in the'travels of.a lly up the back of his hand than In those. of some noted explorer. As soon as the slip is ready the culprit takes It to his class teacher to'sign. ' ,Tf she refuses it is because he has not told ; the. truth. Then matters become seri ous. Hut the" truth usually goes doWn the tlrst time because it really pays in the end. When the slip is signed he takes it back to the supervisor and his sentence is. decided. , ' !* Out of 625 .children an entire morn . ing saw only five "eases" in the disci pline room. \u25a0 • \u25a0 . . - i For Safety's Sake A member of a house party managed to shoot the head keeper In the leg the first morning: he tried pheasant shoot ing. • : -\ - ..-..:... \u25a0 • \u25a0...„/.; .:..-" .. .. \u25a0. .. Next day he again had .wretched luck, though the wounded hoadikeeper with- . out malice, had assigned himto a fairly good place. Bang, bang," bang! \went his gun every few seconds.- but not a bird fell before it. He wus much em barrassed. It seemed, too, that at each of his misses the under keepers smiled - at one another oddly.. Finally his cart ridges gave out. He, hurried to the nearest keeper and demanded more. " "There ain't ;iio more, "sir,"- the man answered. .''No more! Nonsense! Why, you've got at least a thousand In that box." • The 'keeper •flushed and .stammered,' "Ah, but them ain't for you, sir. They're for another gent. They've got shot in 'em,, sir." — Tit Bits. ;. ' ,'