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These puzzles are for
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ing their solutions;
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: Have : you f ever ; stopped, to' think wliat ia ' wonderful -thing - Columbus *;
v.accomplish'ed"iwheri,:SinWth^ gathered:'
'together, his three *&mall;^^ vessels' and his little company of; reckless 'iidven-;
; turers - ami set •out: for worlds unkhown?;. ; yery few* people believed rin^
: j lfinf.^; Almost every ; : one labeled' him a crazy ' romanticist, who '^ was ;
V pinning ' his hopes to a "fairy, dreani/ . Suppose, Juniors,' 'every one i had/
; right; vand' ; Columbus /'only mistaken— suppose, the ; workl\ had";
flat jand > C6lurhbus ; and hisVsailbrs had sailed; over, the ; rim",
into tlie Vsupppse ;he- had ,iiever.^'returned to; announce hisr
imagine? •*Andthen^take yourself,';for)instance;^ where clb'you
\u25a0^ think/ you'd f be mow?' If .-' yoti were not living^n* America^ :where do* you"
;• '.t hi nk-; you'd Vj)e? : !j You r might : be in:^ England^ Germany,' 'France-; or . aiiy.'
'other," great^ ;Etirope*an or Asiatic; cbuhtry.\:Buty which \o
jout^^Juriiors^andlwrite^a ; story on'the/might' have been home; tell some j.
of : 'thelciistomapof the people, and iliow; you 'like! life \u25a0 over, there. This is \u25a0•\u25a0
.a^chanc^'Jto expand your imagination.. -Let's" see what :'you can,, do .'..with-.'
it." Your, north pole expeditions are «greatj" and deserve many words- of r
Send; your letters ?in :early. v >: . , .
V;;; The letters given i;b°elow\y\ere sent in 'answer, to the subject, "My;, Trip i
to the, North Pole,". 'which! was published in The Junior Call. of' Novembe r"
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drawn a' prize 7 _ 'does'.^^liot necessarily condemn it. ..It may be to
thetprize winners in only : one -little detail, and the following .week, may;"
see you the' successful competitor, so ;do'n't' give up Kopie"" Keep. on trying.v
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. Box 19.10, Angela Caimp.*. Public School,
Sixth Grade. ;/Aise 11 Yenr» >. ;
" v * rjustlafter' Cook' had'returned .from, '
the.n'orth-arid it had been: proveU r ,t}iat
'he had not i discovered the "north pole^I \u2666
i thought Itwould' try it. :, , , . V":
""'". "rl^arosel: early 1 !:: in morning, got v
soine . ; boards and- started '-to; build; niy/
airship.'": First ,; If- nailed\the boards to-,
-*: aether, then : ; fastened the .« umbrella se- t
, curcly.to the floor and jlxed'a'fan.tto be
.tied on m'ydoK's tail.fora-propeller. V;
: At;the end;of;fouivdays I'haa. sath
' erod '\u25a0 provisions j enough ' to^ start, ; so I \
. prepared \to le^ve' the -next morn inff.' 1 .'^;- . '\u25a0\u25a0'
The \u25a0 poxt' : inorninK I " got? up*" before
any. one else- and^ caught ;: niy iold dog,
Hustor. I tied the; fan .to'- Buster's ; tail,
.' snapped rny. fingers to make him! wag
1 \u25a0 his .tail,' and ' away we » went.;- lint 1 . had
forgotten;to tle^ Buster to thq 'airship,
* and he] jumpod -off and. down '.we went.,
1 1 then' had to catch him again' and make
-a riow ; Btart. ', \u25a0\u25a0:'" ,.,.''; \u25a0 i ..•'.,">.."\u25a0 \u25a0;..'\u25a0
The next.tlme I. went on' the roof and '\u25a0'.
' got'falrlyoff. ;l did not toll my; mother,
and 'father 'goodby;\. for I knew Hhey
would not let me go. I'dld hot, take any
compass i with \u25a0 me, ; but \u25a0 lieaded 1 my, air
ehlp for the north star. 1 sailed through
j Canada,, buf after l^left: there jl';'could".
1 see nothing' but ice— i-ice in front of me,
lee' back; of -me and ice' on both sides.
I Haw many polar: bears on.ray.way,
'After, ii Iwhtle I felt a Jar, and myair
ship was smashed on a pole sticking In
thoice. \u2666 , .\u25a0 : \u25a0' \u25a0..':. \u25a0.' •'- '.'-[\u25a0 : x
Then I knew I had reached my des»
' tin.'ition. J thought of the great reports
,';!;' would make to , the government and .
the honors I would receive.
imagine my leelingg. when I found
\u25a0 thut 1 Juui only fallen out. of \nt\. In
stead of hitting the north polo 1 had hit
the floor.
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given reception in
\u25a0 x AM!A MILLKK, ' '\u25a0 r _ '
2913 .Octnvia.. Street.- Ptu'lflc Hc!k1i«h
\u25a0 !; School, U Seventh Grade. Age
- ; \u25a0/.' 'V :'\u25a0<• -J; ; '. ',. -,.- 14 '.Yearn .•\u25a0;\u25a0,'\u25a0.<.
, Aparty' of us landed on, the Cana
dian coast.. We -were trying to make
'our way to the north pole, 'which' meant
a long and perilous voyage. ' The vessel
which was tb^ take us across the' Arctic
seas was qu itq a good elzed one. and
built substantially so as < to cut 'the ice .
and withstand hardships. Our party
was well equipped. We had a pack of
fox hounds' to lead us o^i the trail and,
a large St. Bernard dog. 'Then there
wero the Bailors, • my parents, a few
friends and myself.
Aa I said, the voyage was a perilous
one; to cross the /Arctic is far
worse than the roughest* part, of the
Atlantic,: although we were lucky In
of provisions, a good
'. cookand comforts all through. A large
whale, was killed .a?id we used the oil
for burning, « >. r
We were headed. northwestward from
Canada;and : went'along this coast until
we struck an island where the Arctic
cold and the tielda of floating ice
stopped us und' made \is turn to the
eaHt. We landed at an Island, where we
met ( some strange people. They wore
fur ''suits, knitted or fur caps, mufflers
and mittens. Their skin was somewhat
copper colored and they had black hair.
They seemed awestricken~at seeing us
land. Finally, after motioning to them,
they came, but spoke come foreign
language. ' We went into. one of the
igloos to rest, It 'was made of clay,
in an oval shape, and hung with skins
all over, the walls and fur rugs spread
upon the floor. 'Luckily we had come
in the season wh'en the sun never sets.
These people; have no-definite form of
government whatever.. The inhabitants
1 are ;called tribes- of Eskimos, aborigines <
"Jwho live by fishing and; hunting. '
Leaving .them we went on till we
reached the shores'of Greenlandi which
is- the loftiest region thereabouts. There
;, - ; lsj;a peak \u25a0on it . called - Peterman's,
/'which is ll.OOO.feet in height."..' This' Is
situated in' the eastern part of Green
land.' We went in sleighs, drawn by
„ moose and reindeer, and: we three ohil-.
dfen went'ln a toboggan.; This is made
by ; the /Eskimos and-, is, a long, '^ flat,
-r thin piece of .'light wood; -curled up at
' one end for a dashboard. We "sat in it,
Turkish fashion.! There Is_ a. rim along
the side to. hold on to. The one who
steers jumps on the end when he starts
it and guides it- with his foot. It is
.great fun,' arid the native children con
• sider tobogganing A the king of : all
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\u2666 We came full speed to the bottom of
the mountain, where .we 'landed In a
;: snowbank.. 'Among, the. showclad; peaks
of -Greenland is "to be ' foundiSome '\u25a0' of
"\u25a0\u25a0•;. the .finest^climbing. We ; tourists of
'- • really adventurous spirit: were not Jong
in securing ajgiiide and exploring some
of the snowy world 7abqve.X, We I found
;' steep slopes/ sudden chasn^s] and, bea'u
rtiful; miniature icebergs and great fields
of glistening, unsullied snow.,. crust. We
took j one "'"whole 'day 'for; thej'climb and
reached ithe ; main/ glazier" of the;; peak.
i Now I must describe; to you the kind
: of snowshoes we \u25a0 wore.* T,hey ; are made
of strips of {thin wood, laced X together,
in: a "round shape.. You put} your toes
through a strap :on, the: snowshoe and
«tie : 'it", around ;your .'ankle. "-,; We wore
moccasins ; instead •of boots. Deer, hide
thongs are.used for the network of the
snowshoes/ , : "• ''.-...- 11 <-\u25a0; \u25a0 \u25a0""-\u25a0/..' \u25a0'.'"..\u25a0 \u25a0/' ;
_ ,Ina day orsowe started'on our jour
ney., again. toward; the' pole.- After leav
ing/ Baffin ; bay v - we came \ lnto \ Lincoln
• : \u25a0\u25a0; sea and 1 we traveled for about'a month;
through hardships'and advent
turesl ;The ; large' blocks of ice
kept us from" going on , many- a' time. ;
'"'', At last' what .was ; that we say ,i n .; the '\u25a0
distance? - The /great '\u25a0mountain of
tt eternal ice which- so many explorers
.'. had' searched, for. ; We went over with
the sleighs, dogs,; provisions and, \u25a0 best
of ; all, the American .flag,
When we reached .the, pole after, hard ,
• pulling . I Jumped out, ran ahead and
flung .the American flag to the breeze,
the first one that'the-wind ever rippled
\u25a0 f at the pole. . ;
AYe found nothing but. ice all aroumV
us. It was merely a* region of Joe and
snow, j lt, was desolate and lonely and
had never been explored.' l. The annual
average temperature of , the Arctic
region is below. 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
We-were bundled up iir furs from heud
to foot, and even then* we felt the
cold keenly. . ;
)l We went back to the ship, as we had
run short "nf provisions. Hut It was too
\ late to start on our way back to
. "America, as our ship .was icebound, and
we had • to 'spend the winter in the
ice. Wo amused ourselves by breaking
the ice in thin places .and catching the
fish. Then the men went on* land and
secured the' best food they- could get,
.which was a moose now and then./rhere
were many sealson the blocks, of float-
Ing Ice, and many times we had 'to
light with the beautiful' white polar
(' bears to keep them from attacking us.
The light came and the powerful "sun
; melted the ice so we could. move, after
> Boveral .months of waiting. We took
the routathrouffh-nreenland sea, land
ed at Spltzbergen Island, where we saw
the Lapps, Finns and a number of Mon
golian tribes. Then we came through
South cape Into the Atlantic ocean and
/soon into the North channel, passed'
through the English channel, landed at
London, where we were received wtth
groat honor by the Geographical so
ciety, who gave us a reception.
It was fine to feel that we "were
standing on (solid ground once more,
\ and to have warmth and comforts given
.us. We left soon and were much
cheered en route. ,We reached San
Francisco on Sunday and made our way
v home. - I 'was glad it was on a Sunday,
for there was The Junior Call ready for
me to read, with Alonzo's funny little
.-,•' barks' all printed out.
I». O. \u25a0 Box «47, Tulare, Cnl. Fifth
: : ], ".\u25a0\u25a0'-./ 1'V; "*.\u25a0\u25a0.'" Grade. A(?e 14 '• Warn ; *
It- was • on the. fourth day of , July,
.1908, that I was. sitting in the ham
mock wishing; that the expressman
would 'come 'with * the" fireworks, when,
,.. at that instant the' gate: opened and in
came former, President Roosevelt. He
walked up to : me Cand, taking off his
hat, 'said, "Will you please do me the
honor of -going, with me to the north ,
pole?" "Go; with you to the north
pole?" I exclaimed,- ".Well,. I guess:",
"All right," "said lie,, "go in and get
ready within aif hour. and we will board
the 10 v o'clock train for the white
/house." \j. . \u25a0. , * \u25a0; ' :•/ ' .
Into the house I flew, to get the need
ful things for my journey and also to
bid^my; mother, goodby.; At 10. o'clock
.we were spinning ;away\ to-; the. white
; house, and it : seemed but a short time;
till 1 was in the white house with the
president's family. At~ about ; 3 o'clock.,
on the. Oth day! of July- we took, the \u25a0
\u25a0 for a southern city in Alaska.
SHere we stopped for a; few days to get
articles for the remainder of our, trip.
We\ traveled as ' fa r : as we cou Id " by rail •
and then I we bought | half a dozen sleds
and about;36, sledjdogsi,with two rein
deers and many warni^furs; also some
medical : needs. Then we moved on over
•icy plains that were, or seemed ' to be, \u25a0
as endless as the; sea. \ After we had
.traveled, in ;this manner fdr about 20
vdays'we arrived at an Eskimo village.
Here we -stbpped ; at a .nice looking"
\u25a0igloo, and asked of jthe straight black
haired.black eyed owner of tlie igloo a
nights lodging. : Of course they con-'
senteJ, A and we went in at a low door,
down four steps/, and into a room,
lighted and hf-ated by only, a queer
lamp with moss wick and whale oil.
They, asked ; us to supper, , but we de
clined. "When bedtime came they gave
us/each a small igloo, and,' around the
Avails of each were shelves made of ice
and snow, and covered with beautiful
. soft furs of many kinds, that in our
country would cost hundreds of dollars
1, slept very /well, that night; and woke
upin the morning with -a greatappe
tite. We had a nice, breakfast : with
the natives, and' were getting ready to
depart when wo discovered that j our
<;astor oil, was gone; searcli found that
a/small Eskimo boy was drinking it
down and /smacking his lips v over it,
his taste was \u25a0so 1 . odd. that w« gave him
a small' bottle which won his heart.
For the next few days. we traveled on
without any adventure. to speak of, but
it kept getting colder and colder every
day, and at night there were beautiful
northern lights. Kadi day the «now
lay/deeper and dtteper, and the moun
tains'of ico Iopmed'biuer and colder,
but we did not mind inuoh i'xc«pt that
-it was- awfully Mtlll and Hud, and made
_yo Ui fool- like cryinjf. At last there
fume a day; when it was so cold every
thing looked blue, and tho ice around
us sparklod in tho northern Hun till It
davszlcd our ?y«H, and then «t last oh*
joy! our oonipaes pointed to zero- wo
were really there— wo wtsro at tho north
pole! Around uif were mountains of ice
glistening in the gun like walls of
diamonds, rubyH, pearla and opals, and
around us wero plains bo ondhsu that
wo grew dizzy at their vast whiteness
Them was a little lake a few yards
farther on, and the lako itself was
frozen solid, the Ice being eo char and
blue that one could almost eee the bot
tom, and right in the middle of this
wonderful sight of nature rose a
towering mountain of ice, blu« as tho
sky, yet Bending out lights of r ea
green, pink and many, other colors, liy
the aid of picks we managed to olimb
part way up its dJziy, glassy surface,
and here wo planted a beautiful Ameri
can, flag-; • Then wejturned our backs
on the beautiful.'national colors and
started homeward, ore part of the com
pany going two miles ahead \u25a0 of '. the
others for a! while,] but ;even r at this
distance we could carry on a conversa
tion on account of tie clearness of the
.lair.'. ..:\u25a0>\u25a0 ' \u25a0* j ./\u25a0\u25a0')'•..' \u25a0 ,
I would like to tell you of my return
trip, but I can not, is I have not.time,
but -I wiy tell you of our landing .at
the .white house. ;',AVhen we reached
Washington we 'fotTJtl"we had been
gone exactly two' years, and that it was
July 4, 1010. "See h»w. they* are shoot
ing oft crackers and cannon.for us,"
\u25a0' said the former 'president. "Yes," said
I. Just then an unusually big cracker
.'. went off— bang-zip-bing— and I kwoke
with a start to see a big box ; of , fire
works and ..mother^shooting some .of
them off. Could it really have been a
dream; or had ! I been' to the north
pole? Mother says it was a dream, but
it was very real. > \u25a0-,
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;gui..v Foiii-K r rT,
Tii<>Iiimnr> Cal. Simimervllle .\ School,
..-. -Seventh Graded ' Twelve Years
: , It was a hot afternoon in July and
I sank into the, easy chair under the
oak, trees feeling pretty sleepy. ,1 al
. most fell : asleep twice, but something:
": woke':me> up both times, and I was I
about to' go to sleep again when my
mother called. me.- : ;
I -rose: and walked slowly, -to the
house and there wafe my cousin,\Paul, "
his face wreathed it smiles. ?Tapa is
going to take me ona trip to theNorth
Pole and you are to go. with us," he
/said.: '.; : •• ' - , - /; " ' * \u25a0 '.- ." - : \u25a0 ''- . y
'/Iteally and truly!" I asked, M'aklng v
up at i once. | . j . *
"Yes, really and truly." he answered,
"but hurry' and pack, up, as we are go
ing to start ; tomorrow." ' . ;
The .rest of the (day. was spent in
packing, and early the next morning'I
left home. First we;went to San FranJ
c-isco and then boarded a steamer for
\u25a0"Alaska. -,- . \^ . -. .'•\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0'":
Alaska was reached , without, any ad- ,
' venture na avo started overland , with
ilve r Flsk i mo guides. | What fun itWas,
gliding over the snow in dog teams!
'. butiOh, how •, cold; it was!
. .-. On* th6^third|a^SOT^.torm||cam)^upj
andiwe' lost our' wiy. , We spent the
night in our sleigh yrapped up in furs.
In the morning wejoould not find the
trail. Almost all flay we wandered
about this way an(|. that,- till at last
we found the-*t-p»H'j^wl orice ' more
'. Btartedyacross th«¥J t fW."',:
"Oh, Jook ?at V>* se funny llttje
houses," I Bald.
'"They look like bo many beehives," :
.said. Paul." ,
v I'And'seothat Eskimo woman ,wlth a
baby on her back,"I said.
g Soon we came to a high hill, which
we climbed. We started down the other
side, but we wishedfwe hadn't, because
the'ice was slipperj'; and wo slid down
much faster than \ve intended to,
A few rods ahead of us was a preci
pice, but we did not see it, and behind
us was an avalanche, sliding after us
and moving much faster than we, were.
1'began Yo get frigfHened; and even my
unclo watched the avalancho with anx
iety. Looking up, t «aw the precipice,
just n few feet l*efpr«UH, and I shut'
rriy-jeyeg tlglit. Jus) then we humped
into something.. I looked up and there
was a rock right ou .the edge of the
precipice and it h»d saved us. We
looked around and -the dreaded ava
lanche Blld past juel a couple of foet
awuy. -We waited u »* til all danger. was
over and then went on.
The rest of our journey was spent
without an? more accidents, and about
tue.-th.lrd <j»y aft«r that we reached our
destination. ; ; ?' ."
After upending a aay at the pole we
started home. We vluitfed Totem pole
and Muir glacier in Alaska, then
bourded the steamer for Hun Fran
cisco and home.
1030 Church Street. Horace Mann
\u25a0 School, A Sixth tirade. Age 12 Years '
: ''This is a Hne. day "for a trip, to, the !
north pole,", said my friend Tom. "You
bet it is,". I said, "get the aeroplane out"
of the sh«d." .Everything : was soon "
ready, and we, started ] off. ". N . ;..;
We crossed British Columbia, turned ,
cast and were soon in; Labrador: \u25a0 We
traveled steadily north^and, , finally,'
what do you think we .saw? A large
', pole; v made of . ice, looming before us.
\u25a0Tom quickly pulled the lever and we*
descended. Eskimos were dancing
around the, pole, and when , I inquired
of one he ,told/ me' they, did it' every
year-inlhonor of its birthday. "
Thc-= Eskimo .was" a dirty- looking
fellow, and in exchange for his infor
mation I gave him, a bar of soap, which
, he promptly ate. ' 1
' Oni '.top ;'•\u25a0 of the I pole .was /_ the star
. spangled Ibanner, and. on V the -side, was
an inscription, which said, ','North'Pole.",
Here was ; the pole which Peary and the
other^ explorers had been so ;long in
search .of. .,;. . .'•'•'....'/ ' .
Tired, we crept into. a liut and. slept
on a bed 1- of .ice. with a skin thrown
over us. , There were some tallow can
dles lit, 'and in': the; center, of the floor
was a large'hole. ~ I leaned over to; see
\u25a0what was in it, but lost" my balance and
v; fell. in/ : .; , -\ - > :\u25a0' " , '••*," \u25a0
I ; felt myself . slowly sinking : and 1 .
struck something hard. Opening my
eyes,»behold,' I] was on the floor." \ "It is .
nothing but a dream," I 1 said to myself,
disappointedly; "but it can bo sent to
622 AValler Street. Crocker , School, II
Eighth Grade. Age 13 Years .\u25a0•/\u25a0 :
In my search for the north pole one
cold morning at about.S6 degrees north
latltuJe ' I awoka to ;ftnd-. myV. guide,
.Eskimos, dogs;' food . and 'compasses
gone. I was left^with^only, three men,
\u25a0the rest having deserted. .We wei ; 3 ( .
surely in a bad fix. After going three
days without a thing to eat 1 we killed a
walrus, which lasted a week.. ""When
that was' gone W3 v were as' bad off aa
before. 1 Within a fow days oneof -the-'
r men died of starvation. After we were
ready to give ,up, about^a- week later,
we stumbled on a cylinder . left by ,
come explorer. An American flag and
some papers were inside. The j>aper
waa yellow with age/but we could read
all; except the name.. The paper, suld
. that the spot we wore standing on was
the north pble, whiirh statement' we
confirmed with the compass found ' in
tlie cylinder. Tlime wasalso a list of
- caches which we, in our half famished
state! were glad to get. After start
ing homeward Wfi had no dljfllculty
linJing the caches. AVe arrived In the
United' States after being gone tw<>
years and a half, with a .strange story
to tell our ', friend*.
I!y Itnnuld Iluut,
.MIt-.««. Mien <;ruinainr School, KJi;hth
(\u25a0rude. Akc 13 YearN '
I was on my way. between San Fran
cisco and Nome City in Alaska not far
off tho coast of Vancouver.' }t was a
bright but cold day, and , a herd of*
furbearing seals were sighted on our
starboard. Threw or four gulls were
.resting on the captain's cabin.-. The
farther north >\u25a0 we' went the , colder : it
grew, and by the third" day' out wo
rounded the Aleutian islands mid ran
into the harbor of Nome. , There my
E»kimo guides -and I had supplies of
all kinds packed on our dogisleds.
On our way to Fort Yukon my guides
bored a hole in the ice of the river
and caught a few salmon. When we
got to the fort two of my guides de-
serted me and I had but one brave
fellow left. I saw beautiful furs at
Fort Yukon; the furs of the Arctic
fox, the Arctic hare, >the polar bear and
other animals. '; My one guide and I left
the fort, the last point of civilization,
for the frozen /unknown.' We went,
around the .'ftonianzoff mountains and
came into 'sight of the Arctic ocean,
the second day of bur departure," and
pitched camp. .. •;\u25a0 -, , ;•\u25a0-,\u25a0 - /
The next morning, as we had nothing
to eat but salted canned goods, I
took. my. gtyi» ana some ammunition
and started .off t6 v shoot- Arctic haro,
forgetting all about my ;cbmpass. After
traveling about a mile I saw some
white dots moving ahead' of \u25a0 me. I
sneaked / up as ; close . as possible and
then tookvfive. quick shots with my
automatic, killing 1 one and wounding
:\u25a0 another. I followed the -wounded.; hare
until I caught him, then looking at my
watcher saw it was time to go back
to camp.- I looked around for my comi
pass— it was /^gone! Where was I?
Lost! I started to go in the direction
of- what I.: thought was camp, with
notlrThg ahead but snow. 1 I walked about
a mile and stopped to take my bearings,
but s/eeing no other way I went another
, mile. I was numb ""\u25a0 with cold "and
thought of building a fire. How could
I build I a fire with * snow : and matches
If.was on the point of giving up iwhen
I- heard a .shrill ; whistle L to my left and
looking that way'saw my guide com
ing. We traveled .across many Arctic
islands and rode across the , Arctic sea
-In ourdog sled.' lOntheterith day after
leaving -Grant's land I took my bear
ings with, some Instruments and found
I was either near or at the pole. \u25a0
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1500 KiKThth Avenue Sonth, San I'run
eiaco, Cul.T Bay View Grommnr
School, B Sixth Grade. Age ".\u25a0•\u25a0
MU -Years'; ' ' / :.' .
. I*, started from San : Francisco for
Vancouver. This .trip Is covered \u25a0 by
rail. From there I went; northward in
Canada to* the \u25a0 Arctic'archipelago,, and
Ihence totha HoriU pole. I had a' most
delightful trip all .the /way from San
Francisco' to Vancouver. From there
it sturteJ: to grow colder. " At 'Van
couver I i provided < myself • with \dogs,
sleds and the greatest necessity, which
is food.
; ; When we got to the tree line in Can
ada ft became very cou: A\ r e stopped
at Dawson, which is a town-of consid
erable population. Here were many
Eskimos— more' than .we'' had seen be
fore on, our journey. ' Besides Eskimos
there were. quite a, number. of Indians.
It was bitterly cold. Sometimes., the
ground . was snow covered all the time.
.Here a few plants, and trees grow;
such as the Arctic poppy, birches and
.willows.., A few, flowering plants'grow,
biit soon die; dowii. Some of these bear
berries. , y
The word Eskimo means yiesh pater.
In summer these people Jive in tepees
.anJ in winter iii their igloos, or ice
huts. The. animals that live' haie. are
the, walrus,, musk ox, caribou, polar
b^ar, Arctic fox und the ptormigan.
We left Dawson and traveled north
ward. It efi'ew^o cold we were almost
exhausted^ . We" liud obtained a fresh
supply of food at Dawson and several
times we killed !- a- reindeer, ' Once we
had .almost nothing left to eat,, when
we came upon a d*>er again. Tlius.we
struggled with Ktarvatlon. * One 'Jay
wfl watched tlie cpnipaas very ' closely.
\u25a0 Wliut was jiur amazement to find that
we had 'reached the north pole. Oh!
our joy. We could mjw lay our claim
in the name of the United States. Wo
traveled^ toutliward again, overjoyed
with our success, but still without food.
At last we caught a walrus, Jt was a
poor" dinner, but it helped allay th«
pangs of hunger. At length we again
reached Dawson, where we re»ted.
After five months we arrived in San
Francisco and were glad to be home
once again.
2015 Lagiina Street. A Klifhth Grade,
. Pacific lleiKhtu School.; Age 12 Years '••
"B-r-r-r! My! How; co'lJ it is up
here!" was the exclamation uttered byy
each 1 ; one of our.; company* as we ' came
nearer and nearer the north pole. , v
; ; "This, is nothing to" what it 'will be
as -we go further- on,";, was; the dis
couraging remark^made by: the guide.",'.
;!;Tramp; , tramp, Awe! kept" on ; riiarching ,
* through (the ,; snow, along trails, and
then; straight ahead of us, till! at last
we saw ,the ; guide talking -.in some
lingo' to a number of .Eskimos. .'Then
\u25a0 we saw them , pointing northward. As
we ; walked ion we 'asked our 'guide
"• what < the; Eskimos had,- told" him. ,;
, ; . ; "We have "only. two. more miles to go
before- Beeing ; the stars v and. stripes /
again,*' answered; the guide. - j • .:/-*
\u25a0 - Many exclamations : of joy were heard '\u25a0
at thisiannouncemerit*"and"by, the: time -
we "were Tsubdued and ; quiet', againv we
saw. our American, flag waving ;in; front":
"of 7 us.;:> Many, joyous [cries rent .the/air' :
and many hats could bCseen flying up- .
ward. \u25a0\u25a0: \ \u25a0;\u25a0•.';: vh,'T\ . ': r .'l >'\u25a0' ..';\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 ''\u25a0'<\u25a0.,\u25a0:\u25a0::\u25a0'\u25a0
: !'Hurrah, hurrah," cried the. members
of • our, company. • " JvJ
- * AH^of ;a sudden the snowmelted, an'J
, the, red; vwhite; and blue bunting van-.
fished i into a \u25a0 shadow. V: v .: . r ' v
\u25a0 Slowly my: eyes'openedtosee'Friday
t; night had, vanished'and Saturday morn
'. ing had- taken, Its place," while the sun's
rays were streaming into my; window."
1813 Fifteenth Street, San FrancUco,
•; ,-' vCal.T College [Of Notre Dame, Fifth
1 Grade. Age . 11 Yeari*
. -When r took a; trip; to ''the '-north pole ! ,
I/enjoyed, it vei;yi much. vr.lt first went S
to : the .Arctic coast, and' got some rein-'
deer. \ I hitched 'them to . my, sled and i
then asked tfie Eskimos howto make-a
snow -. hut to shelter | me ' arid my 'Junior
friends., v '''\u25a0>\u25a0'.\u25a0' ? ; , \u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0'\u25a0'\u25a0*<,".,. '\u25a0'\u25a0 •„';•\u25a0. ,'\u25a0'«•/-\u25a0- "\u25a0
When; we. got far,; far; up north*we
found a very cold country;: Snow was
to be ' seen* everywhere. : Have 'you ever
made, a snowhouse? : If '^you- have,
know, how. nice it "is to; play in. Let us
go into one of^thenwiThe door'is very
small, and we are so tall that ; we can
not iwalk. in, so we .have . to crawl- on
' our hands and knees. We stand' up
and look around. The roof, is made of ,
snow "and so are , the walls; . while'the '•
floor under foot is also of snow. How
. yould you like to live there? s •; \u25a0
The Eskimo babies, like ;. Indians,
ride on; their/ mothers" backs, and
when' they ; are old enough to run
, around and play look like> little *beara
in their t white fur suits. .lifound my
trip through "Eskimo land very- inter
' estlng,' indeed, : and -wish I could;, go
, ; again. ,• ! . :\u25a0 \u25a0.; '. • ,. \u25a0 \u25a0. " -• . : . .' ,..,- ..,-'
\\ : MAUGUKHI'1'13 O'.VHII.Ii,
1813 Fifteenth Street. Notre t Dame,
Third Grade.- Agr 0 Yea'rai "
I have never .taken a trip to -the
north pole, but 1 • am going ' to
imagine what it is v like.. It/ Ja very
cold in tlio north and many little.Es
kimo children Mvd there. They, are
. clothed ln> warm furs.. The little Es- /
kimo boys leurn from their father b how
to hunt seals. -They must sit very still,
waiting for a seal to come: up from •
under the ice for air. • ' Often* th«y get
very tired, for they have to wait a long
time, ; '
The Eskimos Jive |n funny little
housed. .The roof is made of snow and
looks like a big white bowl turned over
their heads., How would you like to
sleep on a snow bed? If 'the room be
comes too warm the roof melts. When
it begins to j drip they stop the leak
with a snowball. I would like to take
a trip to Eskimo land.
I -Winners of Puzzle Prizes }
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t;:. I* oout;r t ; very,; fine' fountain pens 'will be
given away \u25a0. each i week;; for.', correct, an
swers \u0084 to Y: the : puzzles, f This ..'does > not
mean, that , every-^ one i'answering'.the
puzzles; gets! a -prize. '• \u25a0•; But if ..you; per
sist i y 6"v : wl 11 surely , get -one. ilf i you do
mot; get it this week,' keep on -trying.'
, Perhaps : you. will f be \ successful v next'
\u25a0 \u25a0; The j Junior,^ .follows the * fairest
method ? of its ; prizes.'
.-'.'V; All '2 anßv^ers ;• must ,bel spelled ! cor
; rectly,: written w'neatlyi'and; sent Ins, on
. 'postal » cards. I, Those Irecelved- In other
;.waysrwill''not be;consldered. \u25a0: t ; ; • ;
: ,; '.The^correct'ian'swersvto^jlnei 1 puzzles
publißhed;in:theiJunior..Call of Novem
5 ber;l3:are asfollows: -;i V ; V, \u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0'.:\u25a0. >
7^l; Propeller; 2/Piker3;iDlana; ! 4; Sax-
ony ;'j s, ? Sapphire ; |6, v ; Drugstore. ' : ; ;
/. The Juniors : who. this week; answered
; --... the puzzles correctly;are: : \u0084 - : " : -
" ;,lrvln«:, Stewart, Morgan Hill. ; /v
y .street^ San Francisco. V •-.-; - - '
; :, Collins, -2127 Turk street,
; San;.Franclßcb. ',; r -. x'u~' \\'\: \u25a0 \u25a0.',\u25a0,;\u25a0;\u25a0;';
..;• Jean Searlew," 649 Walsworth avenue,
Oakland. r • \u0084. \u0084-;;:,;.• •' '
accompanieddr; cook.
. : MATHILDA; ZEHANDKII, \u25a0\u25a0;\u25a0 .\u25a0-.
427 Xort h C Street." Barllngame School;
. *-^.: Hlifh Sixth Grade. Age
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:: , It would be, difficult ; for ma .r.and'
maybe other.' juniors ;tof go to -the: north 'l'
pole. ~ I ,will ,tell you' how I came 'to
go 'there.- '\u25a0 •.- \u0084..~,..i.. -..-.,•:.._....\u25a0. -..v ..-,.i,-;.
\u25a0 ,One«day li was standing by, the mar-,
ket ! place .when; Cook? came Jalong.'VHo;
asked mej iff i; would 'like/ toHake -a trip'
toi. the i northt- pole. Jv^* With r very > little'
hesitation: -I? saidsl: would-be. pleased to
go* wit h 5 him.'*; : I .hurried^ home and told ,
mother .»what* preparations; l ;had< made.*
She Tagreevl\ to -. my: going, (providing; he '\u25a0'
would 1 take,, care r. of % had our
things 'packed'andVwere on "our way; in
a veryi short time; , \u25a0 ';.,:,
. i When , we^came to "/the we
traded -beads .ifor.;-' furs/,, which- proved
very' handy at ; this time, i) Our ijrlnclpal
food •• was -bear tmeat* and'; flshi^whlchjl
did riotirelish^tofa': great' extent.. VAs, we
went < farther^ 1 north Vit I got'; colder.- a I
was- beginning ito;:get?lonesome,' as \u25a0 we
dldn'tlsee many, more slCsklmos. v. v,,
•.One day we niet an? Eskimo girl,' who
promised to aldu» ; ln f reaching the-pole.
She told ; us^that ; we; pnly,\ hadt'a - lltt)e
way' to go. "."^Thhv.'was true, for in- a
short 1 time ' Cook' toldj* us ewe jweref«at
the pole. *: ; yf«,! didn't stay long, . as our
provisions; were -low. <• , , v
The trip home was much easier. Upon
, our iarrlval we met * many, of .our friends
who*>had - \u25a0.'come vtO;-. welcome .'.us,; \u25a0\u25a0*. For
.'many ; , weeks after the neighbors were
'asking me of my trip." "'.'.'
: -< \u25a0'.;.'•. .MERVYIV 'MIIiLSj <
Richmond,' Tenth Street School, Seventh
; 'Grade. Aice .13; Year« " T
i As tho little ship ..Polar ,.. wound Its
.way among the, Icebergs , of w Bering
strait, ;<X-; could. .-not..-; help,", wondering
where 'so. much Ice and snow could!pos
sibly come ' from; 'v 'l^was** standing on
.the»deck, clad In tho warm *furso?.- the
-polar • bear .1 and ; "i other • an ima I s :; of ' the
frigid zone. :, The captains at "".ray. side
was tolling me wonderful stories of the
natives 1 of' Alaska < and their habits. .
"As the day, advanced 'lt Jivas no ted: by
all' hands ;that the Ice "wasr becoming
thicker as. we proceeded Into- this -vast
wilderness of ico and'water." ISlx'dayß
passed.. The ice was almost Impassable.
We were now* heading -due ;north;;and
had reached • nearly, .76 degrees .north
latitude. When -I aroso next morning
I 'found that the good' ship Polar' was
stuck.. During th«-night th«',lce had
completely surrounded' the little vessel.
All knew that it was a case of waiting
until the Ice broke up before we left
that spot. Fortunately, \vt» were well
supplied with , provisions— -in fact,
enough to last us over half a year.
.It was 'four 1 months, later when' the
Polar passed Vancouver island on , Its
way to Ban Francisco. When the'ice
broke up the captain firmly; declined to
so any farther, fearing, he and his crew
might become ho entangled, in tha, bergs
that they ; would never -b^ able to find
.their way out again.' 1 had failed to
«co the long sought for north pole," but
I had seen enough of the Arctic region
to satisfy me for a longtime to come.

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