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JUNIOR EDITORIAL CORNER Good Morning, Juniors: . I; haven't very much time to talk to you this morning,' becau.se I have to get an early boat to Oakland. It's kite day overthere tomorrow. I don't exactly like to take the' time,' I'm so busy with our own San Francisco affair, which is coming off pretty soon, but when the office sends me on a detail I have to go. I never grumble about it", because— well, I never grumble about anything. I.used to,, when. l was. a puppy/ just growl and growl, but it; never. did' any good. I always had to do the unpleasant thing, anyhow. The only difference it made was that ,1 had to work faster, having lost 60 much time saying I wouldn't. Oh, well, I was only a puppy. Mother used to tell me * I'd learn a few things when I got out into ; the world. She . was [right. ;Two weeks > after l got into the Junior off ce I could have written a • book on the new things I ' had learned; . All those wise Greeks and Romans that clutter up the readers aren't in it with mother. I guess you'll find out the*same thing. ->- •;\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0 - \u25a0\u25a0•. \u25a0:..\u25a0\u25a0.•'•.-. .-\u25a0. \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 / -.\u25a0' "* " A V> ; But I mustn't get started on mother or \u25a0'\u25a0.l'll use us thelittle time I have. All I wanted tb; say was^l'd i like to' see as many of you in Oakland tomorrow afternoon as possible. .When '1 6ome one -else is doiriir something that you are going to do it's a good idea to watch them. vThere's nothing like seeing \u25a0other,, people make mistakes to learn how nctf tpinake them. ; v Of course, I don't suppose there's much they can teach us. But we might go over and lend. them "the support of our presence." We don't have to leave" it with them, you know ; we can' bring it back on the 5 o'clock boat. then, Jill later. -'";'\u25a0•" .' ,: ' . •. ' \u0084. "-.,; h- ' * Yours as ever, ALONZO. v \u25a0 One of the most pleasant things that happened in the office this week * 'was; .'getting 'i the J compositions^ from the B third grade of the No*. Valley school." /It showed an interest in the contest that , was truly satisfactory. Nearly the whole class, remembered happy days and seiitin accounts of them for the other Juniors to read. The only trouble" was that most of the 'writers were under the age limit of; 10, and; for this reason could not be considered in the competition. The editor, regrets it, but rules are' rules." The contest is limited to children from 10 to 16 and the length of the letter \u25a0toi 300 words; '-\u25a0 ']' , ' '_,;,• •/",";' i"''-'" '' ' */-"'»"*, : 7" SHORT BARKS PROM ALONZO Twinkle,^ twinkle, little 'star, , How I wonder what you are! V I'm not a star, I'm 'LonzbV kite; A Junior made me. I'm all right. I had to go to court last week. My cousin, Fido, got Into trouble, was stolen and had' to prove his owner. I took the. case, I thought I had for gotten my ' Blackstone, but the opposition said my attacks were pretty sharp, ':\u25a0;: I'gucss^hat^eftlleg^hisil^hurtingiyet/V':^^ \* , '•- ' \u25a0• \u25a0 ,\u25a0:\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0••• •\u0084 \u0084„..,. y,. \u0084:\u25a0.;• \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0:-\u25a0.. .'; I wish they would get things in the paper straight for a change, Did you see the account the morning after the big fire hi Ellis street : "A Dog Gives the /Alarum" }j ) ' / ' ; \u0084/ * t „\u25a0•\u25a0•' , [ '.'.*'/ "I don't < want- my name in print, but if they WILL use me — my name is "The Happiest Day, I Ever Spent"— that was a great topic for a com position. .My happiest day \u25a0 was . the day my first tooth came through and 'mother gave me a; real 5 bone. k'; . ; I was awfully sorry that I Had to disappoint Carnegie Monday. That little, affair of Fidos kept me so busy I just couldn't keep the appointment. Mr. Carnegie is going to give some fountains with ice Water free on "the dogdaya" and wanted , my advice. ' But blood is thicker than water, and Fido is the only son of v my widowed aunl. . I saw in the fashion notes that young ladies were going to wear dog collars for belts. 'There is j'aj place for everything and everything should be in its place. The place for a collar is around the neck. A man was arrested yesterday morning for selling sausages. Mother didn't come home last night and I'm awfully worried about her. The Correct Answer •'Now, children," ask.e<l the teacher, •'whatls the use of a calendar?" "Please, mum," answered, Willie, "it tolls where you'd orterglt yer life in sured."—-Cleveland Leader; ' Fair Exchange "Do you have social relations with their family?"/ "No; purely business-— -we exchange Christmas presents." — Life. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL/ FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 3910.— THE JUNIOR CALL 1 Junior Call, Market and Third streets, San Francisco, March 19, • 1910.' Why He Wept lie had worn all his father's castoff clothing, from coats to collars, without a murmur, but now they found him shedding copious floods of tears. "What's the matter, dear?" Inquired hl» loving mother. "Have you hurt yourself?" "N-no," he walled. "But father's had' his beard shaved off and now, I sup pose, I've got to wear tlioHe old red whiskers!" IF 1 WERE KING RUTH INGRAHAM I wouldn't like to be a king ' >'> And have to give up everything < A lad enjoys. I tfon't suppose I'd be allowed . To play rough gomes with our old :' '\u25a0 crowd, .*. * l.v ' .]\u25a0 , ' Or shout and whistle shrill and loud To call the boys. I think it would be pretty . tough To have nobody good enough For roe to fight. A REAL BANK IN SCHOOL A bank for public school boys, run by the boys themselves, Is the novel , feature which has Just been brought Into being in New York. Not only Is it • being run to teach the saving prin ciple, but it has all of the features which mark the Institutions of the finan cial district. Deposits and withdrawals are credited to the accounts by the schoolboy officers," and the depositors are permitted to check against their funds, and even promissory _ notes are dealt with, the 'discount being at the rate In the financial Vll strict. The school bank opened -its; doors to depositors a few days ago, •• and th«re was ,a- rush on the part of the, boys to place their; small funds In safe keeping. The demand ' for bank books was ; far In ' excess \u25a0of /anything anticipated, and . tho supply of books was exhausted in a short . time, so that . there were prob ably; 200 boys who could not be accom modated. , As it : stands now, the bank has 400 depositors, anJ the total amount In th« bank safe totals about $100. V. Bach boy is required to keep on hand a balance of 60 cents in . order to hold his account, and when the amount has reached 12 the youthful financier can check against the sum. For, this pur pose check books are provided, which accord , in '; every particular to j those of any financial institution,' the checks being printed V with "Bank of Public School 77" in large letters across ; the face. The thrßt of several of the boys Is shown by tike fact that already they have approached close to the point when they will have a deposit book In the Yorkville bank. In order that everything may be on t the same plane as In the regular bank ing institutions there Is a book in which the signature of every. one of the depouitors who has earned the , right to . a check book is kept. When a check comes in the slgnaturo is re ferred to this book, and if it tallies the check is passed. Already checks are flying about the school, the boys paying' their debts by tnVs means^ In stead of passing over the cash, as In the days before . there was a financial institution at the school. It is possible that in the near future' many of the teachers of the school will' have their pay checks cashed at the school bank instead of going outside, thus saving themselves some inconvenience. As yet the fact which makes this impossible Is the lack of a bank safe, and this is the only feature of a regular banking in stitution that is lacking. The banking hours are from 3 to 4 o'clock dally, and four to six are al lowed in tho bank office at a time. Each depositor is provided with a card, on one side of which are amounts from 1 cent to $25, and on the other the same, only that one is for deposits an<l the other for withdrawals, First he cornea to the teller and announces hia name, class and number, and the dupli cate card is looked up. This is passed to the receiving teller and he places If I should pull the pages' hair, Or punch them hard, they'd never dare Punch back again, and have it' fair, They're too polite! I'd have a lot of counsellors Around' me always — horrid bores!—* A-counselling. A handspring I could never turn, They'd look so very grave and stern, And oh, the things they'd make me learn i ...\u25a0- ... \u25a0 . .. If I were king! the two cards together and punches the amount of. the deposit.: The white card Is then returned to the bank file and the other given back f to the boy. Of course, before the deposit can be made the youngster has to make out his de posit %slip, and this . is placed %on file. While a boy can make a deposit as small as 1 cent, there has not yet been any. amount received less than double : that amount. . r It is considered that the bank will not only make the boys more thrifty but will do much to bring about this feature in the homes of the boys. The fact of their, sons having accounts will probably ; make the fathers desire to have 'a bank' account. \u25a0*"••*" v rr ' 1J * ."' If New York boys can do it, why not San Francisco boys, and girls, too? Old Superstitions of the Sea Twentieth century sailors are an in telligent class of men 'and; the old su perstitions) of the sea are' fast dying out.' - . s ' / ' ••\u25a0•\u25a0.' ;s ; v;< : Chief among these was the long cherished belief that a vessel which was launched or' sailed upon a Friday was doomed to disaster. This, belief is now- practically extinct.' To kill or otherwise get rid of a cat that came aboard ship was for genera tions regarded "as the forerunner of certain misfortune. This superstition still survives in the common practice of having either a cat or some other animal on board ship as a mascot, to bring good luck, but the idea ; Is held In a more jocular light now than in tho past. If rats left v ship in large numbers the sailors of the past were apt to do the same thing, In the ancient belief that "rats will desert a sinking ship." There was really some foundation for this theory, as a hidden leak or smold ering nre- far down in* the ship's hull would naturally drive the rats up on deck and thence to any place of refuge \u25a0they could flna. \u25a0 To coll. a rope up left, handed, or against the hands of a watch, has been held until recently as an 111 omen, but the most common bad luck attending the act was a sound berating at tho hands of the mate or boatswain for lubberllneaa. •A similar fate to this day awaits the lubber who attempts to expectorat« over the weather side of the ship, or "spits to windward," as they have it In nautical parlance. It is a tradition of tho Bea that no man can "uplt to wind ward" until he has "been around the Horn" in a Bailing ship. Lots of people will accept a favor who wouldn't take a joke. You can't buy a good brand of popu larity at bargain rates. ybose who are addicted to white lies soon become color blind. Revenge Is sweet, but, like most sweets, It la apt to upset us.