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INSIDE BASEBALL A GREAT GAME FOR RAINY DAYS I THINK this game will prove very In teresting to the-old as well as the < young, and It is very. cheaply made. Here is an idea of the cost; Hoard for main part.. -.. 10c Can of green paint.**".. :?..; ; .*.;..... 19c Two > boards to elevate main part from ground Sc Total ............................ tic It Is also . realistic. , The boys of the neighborhood 'can* form the American and National -leagues,' using pasteboard pictures as the players, 'then choose the name /of your club '•- from'"' one ?In the „ major leagues/that depending on which - yoa;.are in. Keep the records of the 'games won and; lost, by all teams, the ..' : pitcher records, and < hits, runs, stolen ; bases ■ made by j the • batsmen. For In stance: R. H. 8.8. Danie15................. 90 191 70 This way you can tell the best pitcher by .his games won. lost and strikeouts and bases on' balls;; the best catcher by the stolen bases he allows, the best bat ter by the hits he makes and the best , base' runner,, by; the ;runs he scores; and bases he steals. At .the end; of the sea son ; the .winner in the. National , league plays; the American • league winner. / Use** marbles for the [balls."The posi tion "of , hand in pitching) is : as; follows: First place your hand back down in the pitcher's box. place the marble between the second and third fingers; now raise the f. hand up so that •: only the 'finger. A BEGINNER IN MODEL AEROPLANES THE amateur model aeroplane builder should always bear In mind that lit , Is not always the complicated model that wins out In a race. In a recent aeroplane '•-•' contest of the Thirteenth regiment. of Brooklyn .it was a very simple model that won the 1 race. The • trouble '■ with 1a? complicated •■ model is that "I It contains • too much framework and .too may; planes, and , therefore ' of fers *? too / much ? resistance /to the air. This is a point which all model builders should ' old.* 1??;. *", */°<39VQBQQ The ; model which . I am • about, to de scribe is " a * very- good * one: for begin ners.7/' *?**^4BBBBHBS'HP^O'I ../'•First. extract ; from., your bank 45 cents, the ; entire; cost of ; the aeroplane.* Purchase 10 dowel sticks <1 cent each) from 5 any i hardware; store.'.: Get - three three-eighth / inch « and the rest one ; quarter . inch. Then " purchase a" 5 cent cake of painter's v glue ;at any paint store, a-; 6 cent spool /of " extra thick white , linen thread, a bottle of shellac for? 10 cents, six yards of India rubber cord at 2 cents a yard, ■' and 3 cents' worth of, thick wire/ '■'zijMMMMt ■f The ,'length of the? largest , plane 'Is 36 inches and the ? width 10 inches. The sticks used for the planes'.are one ' quarterj inch. Cut: these to length and fit the Joints as shown in No. 1 of the diagram. Bind* the Joints with the thread, taking care to hold the sticks at exact right angles. The length of the second plane Is 19 Inches ; and" the width 8. inches, ■ and is ; also; made .with! one-quarter inch dow els. Treat' the joints in the same way as " the ** larger . plane. After you ' have : bound : both planes,'.: put your glue , in" a flat pan and place it on the fire. Spread the melted glue on the Joints, of which there,; are s eight,. and then / lay your planes away/to dry.. Take your _ three three-eighth Inch dowels and sharpen:, one end of . each i one. as shown .in No. 2; diagram. : Fit them together and place *"in the center of the joint a wire hooked at one end.' as-shown -in' No. 3 of the dia gram. Then bind them with some THE SAN FRANCISCO CALC, SATURDAY, ' JUNE 24, 1911.-THE JUNIOR CMX* I.v nails touch the wood, then let the ball roll off.' If done right it will roll up good, stout ./'twine, './.-. thus forming a long pyramid, or the backbone of the aeroplane. . The base of this pyramid is • vacant, so v cut ' three ? one-quarter inch "sticks Just long enough to fit the base. Rind these:to. the long sticks and glue them. ? The base will then i forma com : plete .triangle. •' Across * this bind * two sticks parallel with* the level; on which the planes .will» go. /These two sticks are one-quarter inch away, from each other,,so Jam' between them a tin tube one-half inch long. This will form a propeller shaft.?' ? Then take .your/largest plane and bind ,' it to the backbone *, three Inches from the propeller;shaft or the base of the backbone, .so ; that the' backbone will be .exactly.. In its middle. Take your" smaller plane and bind it to, the backbone ■"' 12 ',. Inches from the larger plane. /.Then sandpaper . ; the /whole thing until it is clean. Procure some muslin or other kind -of white material from." your .■ mother, and sew It .to the planes.* Take ? care -to ? sew it tightly and • leave no wrinkles. , Then "■ shellac the whole thing, planes, cloth and ail with a soft brush. - • To make : the propeller get some thin strips of wood and cut them one-third of the length of your - largest plane. Cut six of these and cover .. them with glue.? Then drive a thin nail through their exact centers, and while the glue Is still soft turn them so as to make a sort "of double fan. ■ (See ;' No. 4 of diagram.) Place a weight on this and leave it until dry. "When dry cut down the : propeller to the : desired thickness. Then take a wire and hook it at one end and. pass the straight end through the propeller shaft, thus having the hooked ' end faced to the hook at the apex of the backbone. Slip a washer and 'a bead " over the straight • end, •as shown in No. 5 of the diagram. '.. Ex tract - the nail from propeller and shove the straight end of the wire into the hole. Wind the rubber cord around the two > hooks as * many . times .as it will go, knot the two ends, and your model is finished. the path to the home plate. Then the person at bat hits it. The position of the hand in batting is as follows: Place the part where hand,and arm meet hack down on the board, a little behind home plate, then hit the ball with either tl»« first or second finger. Ry experiment ing you will know how hard to hit it. BALLS AND STRIKES » If the ball does not go over a portion of the plate and Is not struck at It is called a ball. If struck at it counts a strike. If the, ball rolls off the board above first and third without going into a hole it is a foul ball and counts as a ADDITIONAL COMPOSITIONS The New Resolution > ROSA MARKUS 3133 Twenty-arroad Street. Mission High School Grace had been unusually, naughty in school, and to punish her the teacher had kept her after dismissal 10 solve 10 problems in arithmetic. - Miss Melvin could not have inflicted a more severe penalty, for mathematics had always been Grace's weakest point. Indeed, so difficult was the task for the child that when she had completed it night had already fallen. The road leading to her : home lay through a dense forest, the haunt of huge wolves, which often. made their appearance at night. Grace,, being aware of this, trembled with every step she took and . feared lest one of the beasts should at any moment pounce upon her. All went peacefully for a time when suddenly a fierce howl was heard and a. wolf even more ferocious sprang -from a neigh boring thicket. A loud cry and all was still — child had fainted. The wolf ; would have soon performed his deadly work bad not Miss Melvin come to the girl's assistance. No sooner had the schoolhouse door closed upon Grace than the teacher suddenly recollected, ■with a leaping heart/the danger of the forest at j night and determined to fol low the child secretly and keep, her, if 'possible, from, harm. Miss Melvin quickly summoned her courage and self-possession and beat , the brute -to death with a huge .'club which she had brought for safety. She paused a moment for breathlt could not , have been moreand * then gently carried. the child to her home. Grace awoke to find herself in Miss Melvln's daintily furnished room. At ■first she looked about in bewilderment, but in. a moment she remembered all. As she looked Into the sweet- face of the one who was so gently bathing her forehead, into the face of the one. who had risked her own life for her sake, the child's'eyelids drooped In shame. She thought of -her* continued diso bedience to Miss Melvin upon that day and on so many preceding ones. * "How could you be so kind," , she stammered, "when I—l—— She* stopped, the large lump which had risen in her throat preventing her from saying rnort*Kb\UpttmaMMMt^f**tt**-*^^*' "I did it because I am so fond of you, Grace. It pains me greatly to have to be. continually punishing you. and still more to feel that you are so ad verse to all my plans and wishes. Is It because you do not like me that you do so little to please me?" Grace was up in a moment. .;■.Her. cheeks were flushed and her eyes swam . in tear's. '~***t*iW*******VM* - "I do like you, Miss Melvin," she sobbed—"I do. I'll try my best to do right hereafter, but then," and the child's eyes fell again, "I can't expect you to place any confidence in my word after I've ben so troublesome." "I've never lost my confidence In you, Gracenot once. I knew your faults and was ever in hopes of correcting them." "Then you believe that I can be good if I wish tor' / *.isMmi^nmm*x-***9a*&m] "Yes, child: I do. most assuredly. "Then 1 promise. Miss Melvin," said the child earnestly, "never to give you a moment of displeasure again." Miss Melvin extended her arms to Grace. The child was soon within their loving clasp, and "nestling against her teacher's soft bottom the contract which had Just been made was sealed with an affectionate kiss. -*. » strike, except on the third strike. If the ball rolls off the board below the first base and third,base and does not go in a hole It counts as a .strike also. A staff of umpires should be chosen to render these decisions. Concerning the holes in which the ball is hit: When the ball Is thrown the batter hits it and sometimes it goes into a hole. The holes count thus: IB counts as a three base hit, 211 as a two base hit, IB a one base hit. SB counts as. a stolen base; if a man is on base he steals; one in advance always Steals the base. If no man is on base it counts as a base on balls. "%33 Grace's Fright JAMES SCHOENHOLZ GUI fifth ' Avenue. John Met oppln School, Third Urude. Age 10 Years Grace was hurrying, breathless, on her way home.. She had been kept in after school for painting ink polka dots all over i Susie Dale's new dress, when she should**have /been studying Iter history lesson, and : so . long had she , taken to complete her punishment task that the winter afternoon was rapidly drawing to a close when at last she ran out of. the schoolhouse door. Part of her homeward route lay through a dense grove, and/already shadows had begun to lengthen across the narrow path. Somewhere she remembered having read of the evil spirits that lay in watt for naughty little girls and boys, when suddenly there came across her ' path an animal so spotted that she ran and ran until tired with crying, and, stum bling, she dropped by a shade tree and fell fast asleep. Immediately this great, big, polka dotted beast came out from *behind her. and. carrying the naughty child to a darkened cave, laid her on a spotted carpet, where a crowd of awful spotted animals danced about her. ://,,/ They each carried bottles of colored ink, and, one,by one, painted her dress, until there, was not a white spot to be seen. / They then took, her new history book and threw Ink spots on,every page. Grace was scared to death and crying as though her heart -would break at her best,dress being all spoiled and her history destroyed. She turned on the spotted ' carpet, and, 'bumping against . the . tree, suddenly woke up. Finding; it was all a dream, she was so happy that she ran home as quickly as her legs could carry her. Mamma was ; very worried over her* dear child and scolded her/ dreadfully. Grace promised never .to be naughty again.* and a sober, good little girl, knew her history lesson next day and became teacher's pet on account of her kindness to other children. v The Good Fairy JULIA L. CUSHING Pescadero, Cat. Age 10 Yearn Grace was hurrying, breathless, on her way home. She had been kept in for painting ink polka dots all over Susie Dale's new dress when she should have been studying her hlscory lesson; and so long had she taken to complete her ' punishment task that the winter afternoon was rapidly drawing to a close when at last she ran out of the schoolhouse door. Part of the homeward route lay through a dense grove, and already shadows had begun to lengthen across the narrow path. Somewhere she remem bered having read of evil spirits that lay in wait for naughty little boys and girls, when suddenly a fairy stood by her. She was frightened, but the fairy said to her, "Do not be afraid of me." She told her what a bad girl she had been and told her that her: mother would not like to hear that she was so bad. The fairy asked her if she would try to be good and she sal "Yes." It was a changed little girl that went home that night. Her mamma said, '-ft could not be little-Grace, for she was so good." * Her teacher never bad any more trouble with her and everybody liked her because she was so obedient.