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These puzzles are for
Juniors from 10 to 16
years 'only and ARE
NOT for \u0084 grownups., grownups.
Juniors must write
name, address,' age and
school on postal bear
ing , their solutions;
otherwise they WILL
NOT be considered.
Arrangement of papers? •
Not so-long ago the editor asked you to name the man <whom you
considered the greatest in the history. of the world; and not a few of
yoir gave as your favorite Napoleon the great. Almost all are familiar,
.with the career of the ruler who ascended the throne of one of the most
powerful -kingdoms 1 in t He world ; through sheerpgrit'anddcterniinatioh.
From a; humble Corsican family, he rose to the highest honors in the
land/ and brought more than' one proud monarchy to his feet. His tri
umphant reign : was brought to a close 'by the disastrous battle of
.Waterloo, in/M-hich 1 He was^defeated by .the iron duke- of Wellington.
His banif-hmentto r Elba followed. ; ...
Now; polish up 'your history .bump a bit and figure out what would
Have happened * had Napoleon \u25a0; wpn that dreadful battle of Waterloo
instead of losing to the English nobleman. Would all Europe have
gradually, cbmeunider, his control, do you think? Or would the nations
Have! eventually defeated him in a united .and concerted, attack? Here is
a chance, to make history; let's seeif you can do it. * r X -
We are delighted;' to; note the interest you are taking :\u25a0 in the new '•'•
drawing! contest; but don't forget that you are also needed in the writing
contest. , .Those • watches.are every bit as hiccas the; fountain pens, and ;
no boy or r girl should be without one. Remember, letters must be in \u25a0}
by ; Wednesday. • ,* t ,
The letters given below were sent in answer. to the subject, "My First
Trip in aii Aeroplane.^ which w^s published in The Junior Call of Novem-'
bcr 20. The first^four are prize winners. The'fact that your letterhas not
drawn a • prize does not necessarily condemn it. } It may be inferior j to
the prizewinners in only one little detail, and 1 the week may
see you thesuccessful competitor, so doii'f give tip* hope. , Keep on trying.
Cantroi Mreet.' Everett \u25a0 School, A
',: Seventh Grade. Age 14 Years '
I. had my, first aeroplane ride on April
14, 1930, in a tandem biplane. Trips
.across the Atlantic ocean had already
been made and several attempts had
been made to reach Mars. . .. r
The vessel in which 1 made the trip
had ;been invented by a well known
financier especially to Ball to Mars. \
I started from Ban Francisco, at that
time a city of 50me, .6,000,000 inhabi
tants, and struck out for Saturn, for we
had- decided to* make orfr first stop
there. , : ''\u25a0\u25a0 '.'
•,-'\u25a0 From" there we went on to Venus, but
our progress waßKtopped by the Milky
way, for the blx huge propellers
churned, the milk into'fcutter, We were
, treated royally at 'Venus, being fed on
gre^n cheeßefrom the moon and other'
dainties." \u25a0
! .The ''Martian people are a curioufiset
of mortals. Ah soon uh we,landed we
were Eciccil and thrunt into prison and
our machine exhibited In the market
place. The' people crowded around oitf
cell, sticking their heads through the
bars and trying to grasp, u*s with long",
skinny arms. They are about two feet
. high untf their bodies are little, larger
than a football. : A Martian's, peck Is
about nix feet long, but he has tho
power of twisting it round and round
hi* body until only the head can be
Oijc dark night we managed to get
out of prison and ran to the market
place to get Qur airship. When we had
mounted we made for the earth with
such tpfed that we overtook Ualley'a
comet, which was hastening on its re
turn- to the earth after an absence of
20, years..
I am now an old man and a regular
route,' has been' established . between
Han Francisco in our own country and
San Francisco in Mara, which latter
was named for. the earth city".
175 IMnr Avrmii*, Sun Jone, Oil., Wil
low Glen School. 'ARe-lil Veorw
Mr. Fraser, a gentleman who owned
>on airship, was going to take his
nephew, George, and , another, boy,
George's sister and myself for a nice
ride In an airship. / Now, Mr. Fraser
was going to mako a six days' trip
somewhere back east after, he gave us
our ride, sohe'had all the provisions
and everything for the trip put right
into the airship beforehand.' The day
of starting was, of course, very full of
excitement for us. We were all ready,
and atlast the time came for us to go
to the place* from where we would
el art. It was a large open field.
I had better say right hero that this
airship had a nice comfy little room
In the center, which was fitted up
cosily* I thiqk it was the nicest air-
Jhip I ever heard of, George Fraser
new something of how to run it, al
though! very little.
Mr. Fraser rorgoi com« things In the
'city and hud to go back for them, but
fie said he would soon return and told
us to wait.
Scarcely had he gotten out of sight
when a nort of purring noise, which
grew louder every minute, was
"Only something in the muohhin^
is all," said George, "but J Knovf 'what
will stop it," he adi',ia t &* }je stepped
to the side of c^© aeroplane, where
there were several knobs and cranks.
He turned one, twisted another, and
looked Into the machinery, etc., but
there was a loud grating noise, and be
fore I know anything else I landed in
a heap in a corner, while 1 had an in
stinctive sort of feeling that We were
shooting— as it *were — upward.
When we had recovered from the
first great shock we found that we
were flying in v slanting line upward;
and we wore not going very slowly,
either, I can assure you.
Now what were we to. do? Already
we were above tho tops of the highest
trees, and to look down made us dizzy.
'\u2666 \u25a0 — : — \u25a0 : :—: — " \ -
"SCHOOLMATES" - Some of the Week's Sketches by the Junior Artists
\u25a0 •
E*^h 61 Tne five drawings by Juniors
reproduced on this page wins honor
able mention. Many drawings were
received. The best that came in are
reproduced in this edition. The prize
George hurried back and forlh, trying
to do something to help matters/but
apparently falling.
• Katy, George's sister, began to cry,
and I'll admit that I had most of my
pride "put away- in my pocket." But
all tho time we Kept going up, up, up.
1 "Oh, where are we going?" sobbed
.Kiity. ."I bet we'll land in the treetops,
or in a lake, or— or something," -sho
. cried. \u25a0•\u25a0 - vtvfe'
• By and by we were so hungry that,
despite the fact that we might the next
\u25a0minute be killed, we^sat down and ate
a cold supper from among the provi
sions on board.
winners and one other will be found
on page 2. Each of the drawings on
this page is numbered. The following
index shows by whom each was
drawn: ' .• • •
In two more hours of silent flight,
the darkness came; and still we. were
going upward. Nothing could be done,
and although the boys stayed up, we
girls went to sleep. When we awoke
we found that it was broad daylight. -
We were startled by a cry of delight
from the boys, and suddenly we dipped
downward. Katy and I hurried for
ward and soon learned that the boys"
had gotten control of the aeroplane
by some means and we were slowly
What joy it was wfcLtn several hours
later we came down, safe and sound,
about two hundred miles from home.
1. Frank O'Neill, Berkeley.
2. Henry Hahn, San Francisco.
' -3. Katherlne Pettee, San Fran-
CISCO "w •
4. James Clark, San Francisco.
[However, we soon got home all right,
ns we happened to have friends in the
Prime H Idt-o Avenue, Smidi Clnni,
Meridlnn School, Klxlith Ornde. -
Akp 13 Yearn
Now, Juniors, you must suppose
that I got an invitation to join a
5. George V. Freethy, Sao Fran
6. Eastman Long, 'St., Helena.
7. Marjorie L. Mauzy, San Fran
party which was going to cross the
Atlantic ocean in an aeroplane, You
may be sure that I was ready to go,
because I had never ridden in an aero
v plane. In a few days we were ready
to start. - \u25a0 . ''[
One bright morning our trip began.
We said goodby to the earth and went
up into the clouds. Our rraft was
called "America." It carried 15 men,
a small boat s and lots of gasoline for
the engines. There were : 10 rooms,'
each fitted up .the same as hotel rooms.
For a long distance out we could see
the coast, and many birds and vessels.
Once or twice a duck would try to
8. Jeannette Schoup, Santa Rosa.
9. Richard Boiler, San Francisco.
10. Lowell Browne, San Francisco.
The new subject for the. drawing
contest is "Fishing." Get your drawv
follow us, but it would soon get tired.
Now the land became a little speck
in the distance and soon we'could see
nothing but water. \
As it was beginning to get dark I
went to'' bcM. ' About 2 o'clock in the
morning. I heard a roaring sound. I
was up and dressed in a minute, for
I thought we wouldgo to the bottom
of the ocean any second. I found the
men throwing gasoline overboard,; so
as to lighten the load." But it was^of
no use, for a strong,wind hsfd struck
us. The boat was lowered and we all
climbed in, but none, too quick, for
the; aeroplane was Quickly carried
ing in early. Use only black ink— the
blackest you can get. Drawings made
with blue ink or with lead pencil can
not be reproduced in the paper.
Who'll win the two books next time?
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| Winners of Puzzle Prizes |
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Three very fine watches will be given
away each week for correct . answers
to the puzzles. .This does not mean that
every one answering the puzzles /gets
a prize. But if you persist you will
surely get one. If you do not get it
this week, keep on trying. Perhaps you
(Will be successful next time.' The
Junior follows the fairest possible
method of awarding its prizes! - \u25a0
All answers mu^t be spelled cor
rectly, written neatly and sent in on
postal cards. "Those received in other
ways will not be considered.
y The correct answers to the puzzles
published in The^ Junior Call November
20 are. as follows: • ', . '
ffifii C.aptain;' 2, ' Lace; 3, "Dancing; 4,
Buggy; G, Elm; 6, Polls.
• The Juniors who this .week' answered
the puzzles correctly are: \u25a0.^"" , ' "'•
1 BllldredChnnmnn, 4050 Twenty-sixth
: sixth street, San vPrancieco. ;
fpM'pcHlle . Hidden, 189 6 ;• Broadway, ; Sn n
.r.'; Francisco.' •: **V \u25a0, >v '*-* '
Cyrirsiiottenhlmer, 401 South Market
street, San Jose. '
away. We were picked up that night
by /an ocean steamer. \- Now* my i imag
inary story is ' ended, ?'and . that's all I
wantUo do with aeroplanes.
1507 Grant Avenue. Fremont High
School, Firat Year. Age, 14 Yearn
-; There was a whirring (sound^ as .the
engineer, started the engine. We were
about ;'; to' embark ! on : bur ; aerial ; flight
from San Francisco: to New York. \u25a0
-.Suddenly the flywheel ;at' the rear of
bur aeroplane started and there' was 'a'
forward , lurehl Then amid the cheers?
, of, the crowd we skimmed '• along; the,
ground, for about>lo0 { iyardSjand-: rose
into the air in a diagonal, direction. It
was 10:40 a, m. v Reaching .the. height
of 2,000 feet, we went along "at the rate:
of 45 miles an hour, passing over Sac
ramento at noon. Soon we found our
selves floating T 'aboye the Sierra Ne-'
vadas. It had just* begun to sprinkle
snow. !
At about 11 o'clock of the second day
wo passed over Ogrden, having covered
786 miles. From here we made for Salt
Lake City, and passing over 'a portion
of the Great Salt lake, circled the Mor
mon tabernacle.. We then \u25a0 started
toward Denver, ; Colo., and, flying over
the state capltol,' continued our flight
over Colorado Springs and ' rounded
Pike's peak. At Kansas City we saw
the stockyards and at St. Louis i the old
exposition site. Crossing Chicago, we
saw the largest stockyards in the
world, their slaughter, houses and the
immense union depot located there., -
leaving -\u25a0 the big city we crossed
country toward Niagara, falls. We
soared over the American 'falls and
sailed down "over the Horseshoe rapids
to Buffalo, having covered bo far 3,100
miles. ,
From here we headed toward New
York. Crossing the Hudson river from
Albany, we circled over the i United
States military academy/ located at-
West, Point and sent a wireless to them
to be forwarded to New York, advising 1
that we would be there in about an
Leaving the academy, we, .about -ft
tylnutes later, sailed around the world
renowned statue of Liberty 'in New
York harbor, alighted In Central park,
having completed our journey through
the air across the American continent
in 84 hours. ,
This was my first trip In an aero-
plane. . ' .
Atiilllluual CorouoMltiouN Will lie Kouud
ou I*hk« (I

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