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JUNIOR EDITORIAL CORNER Junior Call, Market and Third streets,. San Francisco, April 2, 1910. Good Morning, Juniors I Just a few moments before I start for the office— and Saturday is always my. busy day, especially now you're all begging for my picture on thebuttons, but if I don't get a few moments' chat with the Juniors I feel that I've lost something out of the week. . * -. ' ' . \u25a0 ': V- Well,, "what do you think of the button? Mother says it makes me look a little old; but then, mothers never realize that we have grown up. But shVis awfully glad that we have a club at last, and most of all that we haye 'a, button, i Perhaps some of you don't realize the importance of a badge— some sign by which' all those who belong to the same society can recognize each other. Mother and I do, because a badge once saved me "from death. 'This was how it happened: It? was in the days when I used, sometimes to get. a vacation that I decided to spend a couple of months in Alaska. Mother didn't want me to. go so far, but you 'know-how.- it is.. I was sure I could take care of myself, -, and atlast she let ; me, have my way. ..;.\u25a0.: ' ; . •^For the first few weeks everything^ went finely. I stopped at all the big cities on my way^and' in every; one I 'met friends. .1 had fresh meat every :; day for dinner, and; I didn't, see a single poundiwagon. VI. wrote, to mother. ;. "telling; all about '^the/funt he/' fun and. how foolish she had. been to worry. She was ; 'glad,'»but told me not to get too": adventurous and ,to come back as soon as '. I could. '.\u25a0\u25a0.". )..-rVi : ;Cfv, '\u25a0'', ••.-\u25a0\u25a0 v Then I don't know-what got into my head, but I suddenly to ( h strike .off into' the wilderness after some real hunting. In two days! wa^, - miles away from anywhere. . Nothing but snow, and ice and the liveliest thing Jri' sight, a dead : fishY My, but it was cold!; Yousee/it was 'summer when I ,?- left home, so I hadn't brought 'my winter coat. The ;second. night L would '.-, gla"dly^ have; sneaked ! ' back, only I; was ashamed. There -was , a little white ;V Spitz r T had. left in Sitka, and ] no man likes; to have to'own to aiwoman that ; he's wrong, so I just went on.- .\u25a0.-•'••, A— V- V: ' - • •' " . But T thought I should' go crazy--' 1 There 'I 'wasn't }asouUto speak to. Once I saw a- fox and Called to;him, but he'/couldn't understand my -bafk and ran away frightened.; I thought .of every dog I had ever known and. would - have given my tail to see any "one /of them,! even that, wretched that •-"lives next to mother. -You don't know whatit is to be all alone. *, \u25a0:\u25a0 \t last, on the fifth day, I couldn't; stand it any longer. 1 I didn t care whether I* lived or -not.; I /simply couldn't go. another step.V I crawled along : 'i-tili: morning, however, because I -didn't like the idea of dying at night, some how. But as soon as I' could, see I began r to .scratch a : hole in the ice. It tookme ihoursVand hours, but at last;l had a space big: enough to stick in .my paw. Ugh; but it was cold! I worked on and at last I could get both front paws underwater. „ - .'< '\u25a0\u25a0'.'.'\u25a0 ; V m, \u25a0 t -m ; 1 in I-slipped in hind'.legsJirst, keeping my head out till the last, when all -of afsudderi over the snow a real live dogicame;barking.to me to stop, and "^ when 1 he got upclose I understood. Right over -his: left, eye he had the same >'.; black spot that/ 1 wear, -the. badge of ray -lodge iat home, Boys. S H e was the northern grand master, and I had * recbgmzed \u25a0 oour,r r , emblem yards Maybe Iwasrit glad to see him!; He took-mesto his 'kennel and ,'cajrcd forme for three days. At the end,of; that, time I Started back home -i^as' strong as ever. V» ' v .':';'•. •\u25a0'.."".\u25a0/ ' .•:••';\u25a0. x : , .- \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0' But never to my dying day will I forget -that experience. Just suppose •I hadn't worn my black spot thatiday. Instead of being here with,-you >| . Juniors I should be at the bottom of that frozen Alaskan: lake. 1> \u25a0 -:~:? So ; take the lesson from me, ' boys and** girls. "Wear your buttons all |I: the' time, an^^wear them where, they, can be SEEN. Perhaps you don't !\u25a0 V 'actually need them now, but you can't tell when the day may come that !•\u25a0•\u25a0•\u25a0 '•-. you* will.'., \u25a0-,;.-. . • ; \ \u25a0'.. • -\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0 ;?: '%ssil s a r rt.^A • \u25a0 , \u25a0\u25a0 ' _ Yours as ever, ALONZO. SHORT BARKS FROM ALONZO . . _*' ' . '' ' Poodles was'a'Frcnchman, • When mother read that to me" the other night I cried and cried. Poor Poodles always dressed so well, and now—poor, poor Poodles! I suppose you are all glad to get back to school. When I was young I hated vacation. You see, I was an only puppy and there wasn't a soul at \ home to fight with. I did loVe school when I was little. Thank the powers that be that April Fool's day is over. Any other day in the year, if you don't believe what a man tells you, he calls you a fool, but on that day he calls you one if you do. How is a dog to know? Don't wear your heart on your sleeve where every one can see if. That's V the place for the Junior button. Next week is boy week, so I am organizing all my kind into a cleaning brigade. When we get through there won't be a tin can in sight. It' 3 ..always well, to be prepared beforehand, and no dog on earth can foresee what those boys will think isfun. '-'M • Mother and J are going to entertain the boy mayor at luncheon next Monday. Mother »s making great batches of dog biscuits and 1 tell you no one need invite him to supper. \u25a0THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY. Ainm^^j^j^^n^ GOT A JUNIOR BUTTON ?? ? Have YOU your Junior Call button? If not, then get it immediately. Thousands of boys and girls all over California who read the announce ment 4ast Saturday that the buttons were to be given away took steps at once/to obtain theirs, and today they are wearing them proudly. Other thousands of boys and girls who read The Junior have been slow about- getting the buttons. They must wake up and attend to business. The Junior Call club button is the handsome official badge which every '! reader of The Junior Call is entitled to receive for the asking, and which he or she will find pleasant to wear. . The Junior Call has received many congratulations from its young people on account of the beauty of this button. It is orange colored, with black lettering. - f- t ... Thole who have not yet received their buttons may obtain them in the following manner: , : , r »rv. If, you live in San Francisco, come to the main business office of The Call at Market and Third streets, in the corner of the building on the ground floor, or to the branch office of The Call at 1651 Fillmore street between Geary and Post. „ ;'(> If you live on the Oakland side of the bay, apply for your button at the Oakland office of The Call in the Bacon block in Eleventh* street near Broadway. ; If you live outside of San Francisco or Oakland, or if for any reason you can not come after your button, inclose ,your name and address and a 2 cent. stamp in an envelope and mail it to The Junior Call. The stamp is to pay postage on the button, which will be sent you by mail. A few Letters Out of Hundreds Santa Crnz, Cal., 30S Pendcgast avenue, . ' \u25a0 - • .-.\u25a0\u25a0• March. 2B, 1910. Dear Sir: I would like a Junior Call club button and will be proud to wear It I send the stamp fqr postage. Yours respectfully,* •••"\u25a0•; \u25a0 . ' BERTHA E. .TQRNISR. San Francisco, Ca1.,#1664 Larkln street, - \u25a0'•-. - r :&\u25a0*; March 26, 1910. Junior Call: Inclosed find one 2 cent stamp to pay*postage on the Junior Call club 'pin. which I would like to have very much. I just'love the Junior Call and would enjoy becoming a member of the new club. Please mail me a button before they are gone. Also giye my best regards to Alonzo, the far famed Junior Call dog, and ask him (If he's ; not too busy) why he don't take a, trip to Europe on a vacation. I'm sur^e he would enjoy himself.; To be more mod ern he could fly across the continent •and the ocean in an aeroplane" Instead of traveling in a train and «a steamer. Ask him and see If ho won't like If. Yours sincerely, v ' •v DOROTHY FRIEDENTHATi •\u25a0 • ...-\u25a0 .. -__ _..;... /"',-',\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0• \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 Eden Vale. Cal.. box 120. March 27, 1910. Editor Junior Call: Please find in closed 2 cents in atampa, for which send me your Junior Call button. I am very much interested in the Junior and shall be proud to wear the button. Yours. • * HOWARD PECKHAM. ATHLETICS AT PACIFIC HEIGHTS SCHOOL By E. RAMSAY MOHAN nnd EDWARD . 11. WAGENKII So far as the term has progressed Pacific Heights has been fairly success ful In basket ball,' halving had both boys' teams «nter the semifinal games and the girls' team hopes, to down Franklin in the second and third games of the series of three for the champion ship, having been defeated in the first. Our 95 pound team bested Washing ton in its first game* by a score of 21 to 9, but met their Waterloo In Everett, being defeated, 35 to 11. Our 125 pound team was more suc cessful. In the ilrst game the second half ended 15 up. In an extra 10 min utes of play Pacific heights threw a penalty goal, while Everett succeeded in throwing a field goal, making the final score 17 to 16 In their favor. Owing to tho close score we were given another chance for The Call trophy and made good use of it, defeating John Bwett, 20 to 16. In the semifinal games we again played our rivals from Ever ett and in a very exciting game de feated them, 2'J to 19. Vlie first half euded 12 up, but the second hulf was marked by fast playing and clever goal throwing on the part of Pacific Heights. In the game with Fairmont we played in hard luck, moat of oar players being in poor condition und Lloyd Hpencer, Santa ' Clara, Cal., box i 3. .March 27. 1910. : Dear Sir: Please send me a Junior Call club pin. becauseM want to let all the boys at school know that I am in , .tedl. r Cal.^Vomg^ . Elmhurst. Cal.. box 2. T am very fond of your Junior Call. I read it every Saturday. I love, lt so much I would like to have a badge to show I am one of RK^ Orovllle, Cal., 920 Spencer avenue. March 28. 1910. Editor Junior \Call — Dear Sir: In closed find 2 cents in stamps, for which please send me one of your buttons de scribed March 1 26 in the Junior Call, as 1 want to let peopla know I read a good Papei -. VY ° UrS >Bßis T. STROEVER. Volta, Cal., March 2S, 1910. Editor of The Junior Call, Sir> Inclosed you will find a two cent stamp (2c), for which kindly semi me by mail a button (Junior s badge), "i take great interest and pleasure in reading all the stories every week, especially Alonzo's short barks. .._ I think it is very kind of you to giv% such a nice gift. I should bo very careful and wear it with pride if I only. could have one. Also to think that I would then be a member of. the Juniors' CaU ) C^b. iiNE DAREn^ ES L,onoak, Cal., March 28, 1910. Editor of The Junior Call: 1 saw in The' Junior Call where you are civ ing away badges to all the who care to apply for one. I would like very' much for you. to send me ft budge I would like It very njuch nnd be very proud -to wear one bearing the name of The Junior Call. \u25a0 Your devoted reader. MARIE GERTRUDE GRIFFIN. Santa Cruz, Cal., 570 Sequel avenue, March; 26, 1910.. Dear Sir: While reading the Junior Call today I saw about the new Junior Call button and am very anxious about, having one; .therefore. Inclosed find a 2 cent stamp to pay postage, for whicli send me one Junior Call button. Wish- Ing you and Alonzo every success in your new enterprise I remain as ever, yours, • BRIAN BYRNE. our «tar forward, having Just recovered from a week's Illness, only played In the last half. Under the conditions wo put up a hard game, but were finally downed, 18 to 12. In its first game our" girls' team suc ceeded in winning from. Richmond, now the Roosevelt school, by a score of 13 to 8, putting up an excellent and faut game. We earned our right to com pete with Franklin for the champion ship of the city by defeating Hearst, 27 to. lß. Miss Dorothy Allen was tho particular star, making 1« of tho 27 points. In the first of the series of the three games for the championship, Franklin was victorious by a score of 21 to 16. It was Franklin's superior team work that gave them the victory, as they put up a game of which any team would be proud, Miss Prances McCloughry played the best game, mak. ing 13 of the 16 points. Wo hope to have a good representa tion In "tli« coming truck meet, espe chilly in the 80 and 95 pound classes, as relay races p re run every morning by the boys in the grades up to the sixth. A dual track meet was held last month at tho stadium between the two oIasHCH of the high eighth grade, in which good records were made. We hope to enter a strong team in the swimming niwt and the bast-ball tournament.