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QIdAY, JULY 22, 1911— JUNIOR CALTJ. "~
WARDED FOR SOLVING THESE PUZZLES
y in the Woods
MILDRED MAUKKn, , .
Ilrookdnlc, Col. Mnstlek School, A Sev-
BHBBSRenth tirade. Age 12 Years
"Oh look!" cried Joe Dean to his sis
ter, - Ruth. "There goes Mary. Maybe
she would like to go with us. Shall we
ask her?" , .
"Of course," answered his sister, en
thusiastically, and Mary ; was accord
ingly hailed by the excited pair. It was
planned that Joe should go after Mary's
brother, Jack, and together all four
would go on a little picnic up the river.
thTSV L. GRERN »
Street Vnlhjo, t'nl. Mu
tual, Illali Sc\eu«h.
*» 14 Years
cried Joe Dean to his_sis
here j4'£- Mary. Maybe
'c to go "skill us. Shall'we
"answered his sister en
. ; And Mara was accord
by. the exited pair. It
that Joe should go after
er, Jack, and together all
0 Ob a little picnic up the
right, sunny morning, and
Imbtd Into Joe's rowboat
offiin high glee. They
me time up the river until
a"*i, forest The forest
01 tnd the children were
they thought they would
stay..ln this 'lovely place
while. Joe rowed the
share and they got out.
4 Into the woods until
Hapot which would be a
itioß for them to eat the
they had brought They
ed themselves and opened
f; lunch when they heard
?y Jumped up and ran to
t only in time to see It
around ■'■ a bend in the
ad forgotten to pull it up
It was a bright, sunny morning, and
the party climbed into Joe's rowboat
and started off in high glee.
Joe was to do the rowing, as the river
at that place was strange to Jack. They
had - no more «than - started when Joe
heard the familiar voice of his mother
calling him back for something or other.
He quickly rowed to the shore, and
tying the boat said: "Stay here until I
come i back. I will not be gone long."
He then started off on a brisk run.
Jack and; the; two girls waited for
fully 10 minutes and then began to get
impatient. Jack suggested a little row
up and down the river while they were
waiting. The girls, who did not : have
any idea there was any danger in this
proposal ; quickly ; consented and r clam
bered into the boat
Joe, who in,the meantime was doing
an errand for his mother, had not told
Jack of a dangerous rock that lay just
beneath the water's surface a few yards
away from where he had landed,. as he
did not think Jack would take the
chance of rowing while he was gone. ,
Consequently Jack was rowing straight
for the rock. When a few feet away he
saw it beneath the water. He strug
gled with the oars, but the current was
stronger than he and the boat plunged
on the rock. •; With-- one : terrific jar
the boat turned over and the frightened
passengers were thrown. head first into
the water. The water was not deep,
but it was enough so to give them a
pretty good drenching. '
After they had climbed up the bank
there was nothing for them to do but to
give up the picnic for that day and
speedily get into dry clothes. They met
Joe on the way.home," and.he laughed
heartily at their funny appearance. But
he told Jack that next time he wanted
to try a bath In the river to try it alone
and: with a bathing suit on. Jack apol
ogized to the girls, and thereafter, took
Joe's advice. ■
,11 re dor* said Ruth,
ry. "s -
hey heard the same noise
wer» very frightened, as
of the many wild animals
3 the forest looking for
in to eat Just ' then, to
c, i tkey saw what it was.
'cried Ruth, as she ran to
her'children followed her.
jry glad to see him. .
ad keen chopping wood in
nd' thinking he • heard his
ices he had come ■■ out to
1 went back and ate lunch
ey ed |in the I forest all
tee cvepjjjng Mr. Dean took
ffteion'ws • wagon, which
with wood."
ck, the Hero
CX BCnOTTMAJT,
cry. root, ' Mission High
und Year; Age 14 Yeans
" 'cried "Joe ' Dean to his
there goes Mary. * May -
tejto go with us. Shall I
" answered 'his sister, en- -
','-.' aid Mary; was accord
by the | excited ■ pair. It
that Joe should go after
er, lack, "and together all
o on a little picnic up the
rlgh , sunny morning, and
imb< 1 Into Joe's rowboat
ft* in high glee, when after
a distance down the river,
red a ; small/ hole /in t the
eb< it', > Being now in an I
JacK refrained ; from tell
panlons /of - the discovery,
■ that the > girls would be
nch frightened. .
then interested :in differ-;
i the water and on* neigh- ,
3./."While doing so he was
i = small potato, - one which
en for lunch, Into the hole.
somewhat but still the*
through. .
. tried to keep it from his
g the danger they,were in,.
fat he must go ;in swim
they * got home. : Leaving
girli, he Jumped from the
-was soon wut of sight,
me the : bo»ff was sinking
1( ] Joo and the girls had
t. Euth rand Mary were
j'r the worst, for they
Jack had really deceived •
enlyj to their surprise,
rowboat, was coming to
very happy on reaching;
eath was made, and after
mony. to, which many of
of the village were 1n
.3 set upon Jack's head,
him victor for the day.
really a hero and >, never
, 8 children go out rowing
had thoroughly examined
'I
ERNEST HOBSON DERRY'MAN,
I.ivcrmoro. Highland School Eighth
Grade.. : Age .13 Years ■-.
"Oh, look!" cried Joe Dean to his
sister, Ruth; "there goes Mary. • Maybe
she would like to go with us. Shall we
ask her?"-/
"Of course," answered his sister, en
thusiastically, and Mary was accord
ingly hailed by the excited pair. It was
planned that Joe should go after Mary's
brother. ; Jack, and together all four
should go on a little picnic up the river.
It was a bright sunny morning, and
the party, climbed into Joe's rowboat;
and started off; in high glee from the
dock..- ----" /.- /.
: About half a mile up the river there
was an Island named Strawberry island.
It derived ; its name' from the vast
amount of berries grown there.
The children were going to the Island
to get'some berries, which they were
going to give to their parents.
When they arrived at the island Joe
tied the boat to a tree. They then took
their baskets and / set: out on their
search. They all agreed to be at the
boat at = 12 o'clock.
• When that hour arrived they all came
in and /had ■ lunch; then they got Into
the boat and were on their way homo
when a catastrophe happened.
A wave t turned them over. None of
them could swim except Joe, who got
Mary to the boat and told her to hold
on; then he went for the others and did
the. same to them. He then - took the
rope in the boat and tied it to the stern.
"When he did that he swam to the shore
and pulled the boat and children to the
shore. .
. When Joe and the children got home
and the story/was told, - Joe's father
presented him with a nice little rifle.
Joe now goes hunting most every
with his rifle. He praises it very highly.
An Unexpected Bath
A Picnic Day
The Heroism of Jack
RUTH IIKWK,
1127 E. Market V .Street, Stockton, Cat
Stockton High School. ; Sophomore. -
Age 16 -Years
"Oh, look!" cried "Joe Dean to his
sister, Ruth; "there goes Mary. Maybe
she • would like to go with us. Shall
we ask her?"
"Of course," answered his sister, en
thusiastically, .and Mary was accord
ingly hailed by the excited pair. » It
was i planned that Joe should .go : after
Mary brother, Jack, and together all
four would go on a little picnic up the
river. "- . -'--,' ;■-■;_■
It was a bright, sunny morning, and
the party climbed into Joe's boat and
started off in high glee, little thinking
of how they were to return later." The
boys took turns at the oars, while the
girls enjoyed the warm sunshine.,
"Look!" cried ; Ruth, "isn't that a
beautiful willow tree?"
"Lefs eat our lunch there," suggest
ed Jack. "The river, is too swift above
here, so ■ pull for the • shore, Joe."
. "We haven't gone far. enough. Lefs
go a mile or so farther," pleaded Joe.
"We must - land here," Jack / urged.
"We - will be upset if we go farther."
; "Well, -we can swim, can/t we T' Joe
replied, sullenly.
"You and I can, but the girls can't,"
Jack answered.
"I think - that we can go safely a
mile farther," .volunteered Ruth. -
Jack; exclaimed, "I really think It
dangerous."l i
"Please don't be contrary, brother,"
begged Mary. . .
"Majority rules," agreed Jack. *T
give in."
A mile was covered after some hard
rowing, for the river became swifter
at each stroke of 1 the oars. Although
Jack begged and beseeched, Joe would
not hear to them turning around until
at least another "half a mile was cov
ered.
The girls had Just begun to look
frightened, when a current caught the
boat and whirled It. In a second the
quartet ..was : floundering ■in the swift
running water. .
Jack clutched Mary as ; she was go
ing : down, and, holding her tightly,
he swam to the shore. He turned and
saw, Joe struggling with his sister. As
he looked he was horrified to see Joe's
grasp loosen and Ruth start down the
stream, while Joe made a frantio at
tempt to- catch hold: of,: her.
" From, the shore he: saw tho 'danger,
: and cried: a" "Swim * for the shore, Joe,
and I will rescue Ruth!" As he caught
her she was going, down the third
time,' but soon she was safe !, on the
warm sand. • "
"I want to thank you. Jack, cried
Joe heartily. "I'll admit I was wrong."
It was a bedraggled and hungry four
that the launch Stockton picked up late
that afternoon.
The Ants
ELINOR BURT,
Mill Valley. Mill Valley School, Sev-
enth Grade. / Age 12 /Years .
"Oh, look cried Joe Dean 'to his
sister, Ruth; "there goes Mary. Maybe
she would like to go with us. Shall
we ask her?" /
"Of course," answered his sister, en
thusiastically, and ; Mary - was; accord
ingly . hailed by the excited pair. /It
was planned that Joe should go . after
Mary's brother, Jack, and together all
four, would go on a little picnic up the
river, • ---".'/■■ ./'-
-/ It was a bright, sunny morning, and
the • party climbed > into Joe's rowboat
and started off In high glee. ~
When they got to the place they
had chosen, they ate their lunch. "Oh,
look," said Ruth, "at those ants; they
are trying to ' carry that piece >of
cracker to their hole."
'Yes," said Joe: "look -at the whole
army of - black ants. I wonder :if they
will fight Now I see an army of red
ants coming, too. ■' ■.
"Do you see - those two black ants
which are fighting one of the red ones?
"I read about some i nurse ants that
take care of the baby ants; they take
them for a walk almost every day. :-;
--"I think .they * are very interesting,
don't you?" *
. "Lot's * walk down to the river In
that little cove and go in wading," sug
gested Jack.
After they had had a fine time that
afternoon they went home.
Picnic Melodies
ELLEN C. MILLS,
Soledad, Cat Soledad Public School.
Post Graduate.- Age 14 Years
"Oh, look!" cried Joe Dean to his
sister,; Ruth; "there goes Mary. Maybe
she/would like: to go with us. Shall
we ask her?"
"Of course," answered his sister, en
thusiastically, and Mary was accord
ingly hailed by the excited pair. - It
was planned that Joe should- go after
Mary's brother. Jack, and; together all
four would go on a little picnic up
the river. ,
It was a bright sunny morning, and'
the party climbed into Joe's boat and
started off ■. in high: glee, singing mer
rily and »laughing heartily. ' ,* -.
"Let's : have some one of us sing a s
solo," suggested Joe, - after .. they had
gone a short way. ,-■ "Ruth, won't, you
sing for us?" - >•
• "No!"-answered Ruth, ■ emphatically.
"Ask; Mary." ; -
''- "Mary, you'll sing for us, won't you, -
sister?" asked Jack.
"Well, if I ; sing one / verse . will you.
sing the. other, - Joe?" answered' Mary. s
"Most certainly, Mary," said Joe; "I'll
do anything you bid me." =So - Mary
began "When ,the Daisies ; Bloom" in
her .clear, sweet voice. -After; singing
the ' first •. verse and chorus she turned f-.
to Joe and said: ! ' "Now, Joe," but Joe -
hesitated a . moment, but •: soon began *
the second verse in his low bass tones..
Mary , joined c in ./ the:i chorus ; with „ her 1
soprano, and Ruth! and . Jack /with alto
and ; Joe's bass made a very sweet/
melody igo :, floating -; along the ripples
of - the ' stream. ......
-■■ "Wasn't that great?" cried Ruth
when the song.was ended.
i "Fine," answered Jack; but Mary and
Joe remained * silent /until Ruth, broke
the silence by saying, "Lefs have lunch
in the boat; I'm so < afraid .of , snakes."-
Agreeing to the suggestion, the boys /
sprang i out of. the boat and fastened
it 'to - the - shore, while s the«girls pre
pared I the lunch. Then they ate as
they never ate before. Then they sat/;
in silence - for • a few moments telling
stories and jokes. - . "7".
It /; became warmer and the party .
drew, further ; under / the ,; overhangingS
■willows, where after they became re- /
freshed they started :on : their home- -
ward : Journey singing ■■ as merrily as
before. „ -.
The Brave Boy
LEOTA B. STORY, *■
Turlook, Cat Monte Vista School, Sixth
Grade, i Age 12 Yearn.
' "Oh, look," cried Joe Dean ' to/ his
sister Ruth.- "There goes Mary. Maybe
she ;would like to go with us. Shall
we ask her?*' \
«-."Of course," answered his sister en
thusiastically, - and ■ Mary was • accord
ingly hailed, by ' the excited -pair.-- It
was planned/that, Joe should go after
Mary's , brother, Jack - and s together; all.
four would go on a little picnic up the
river.': ?-* •-..-■*-..--.-.• . -
It was a bright sunny morning and
the party climbed into Joe's rowboat
and started off 'In high glee for their
Joyful - trip ,up. the river. - They ■ rowed
on and: on, enjoying the beautiful
scenery and listening to the sweet mu
sic -of the birds. - -*'■ > ' \f ifa for tifM
"Oh, look!" cried Mary. "See that poor,
little dead bird floating on the ' water.
Do. Jack, pick it up." *
Jack reached over to- pick It up, but,
alas! his foot slipped and his hand lost
its grasp, and ; down be went into the
water. ■ ■?-. : ;:* -
The children in the boat 'were very
frightened, for only Joe knew how :to
swim, and that not very well. -
Jack was nearly out- Into 'the swift
current of : the stream before Joe real-1
ized «It andf out: he Jumped into the
water after alio. Moving himself as
fast as possible, he Anally reached Jack,
but out of breath.""*- He managed .to
carry him to the river side and, . put
ting him down, he fell backward in a
faint. ,"*
The frightened girls knew not what
to do. While Mary was trying to re
vive them Ruth ran quickly over to a
house close to the river and telephoned
home to her folks, telling them to come
as quickly as * possible. . They-reached
the frightened girls In a short .while.
After.working wis it* boys some time
they came to. They «..! got in the boat
and started home.
When they ; ;were home that night
Mr. Dean said to Joe: "My boy, you did
a brave deed, but you must know how
Winners of the Puzzle Prizes 1
Three very fine watches will be/ given
away ; each '-. week"- for r, correct y answers
to the puzzles. This/does .not.", mean
that i every one answering the puzzles
gets a prize. 'But If you persist you will
r surely j get one. /If you do ; not get; one
this week, keep on trying. Perhaps you
will be successful next time. The Junior
follows,; the < fairest ; possible method, of
awarding its pries. r
All answers must be spelled correct
ly, written neatly and sent in on postal
ear£3,-*;: -T>>fts,>-'->s ;elved in other ways
will not be considered. •- -/"
The answers to the. puzzles published
in The Junior Call of July 8. are as
follows: / '
1, Maple; 2, Yellow; 3, Star; 4, Ire
land; J5, Elephant;: 6, "Cairo. ;
: /Those fof tho /Juniors j who /this '• week
answered /the; puzzles • successfully are:
-Frank Kennedy, 2444 Fifteenth street,
San Francisco.
Ernest Martin, Midway.
Blanche I Rurbank, 62 South Twelfth
street, San Jose W
to ' swim before you undertake to save
some one else, or else jyou,- may lose
your own life some time." ■ ;—:
:--; Mary's /father- took "Joe down' town
with him next day, and gave him a fine
gold watch. rHe was afterward : a good
swimmer/ and ; saved f the I lives • of I many,
people.
Trout Fishing
VIRGINIA MAZE,
Gtlroy, 11. F. D. 25, Pmnednle School,
Seventh Grade. -, "Age -13 Years
"Oh, look I" cried Joe Dean to his'sis
ter .Ruth; "there goes Mary." Maybe
she would % like: to -go : with us. -.--- Shall
we ask her?" i / .-,
"Of course,*'; answered his sister/ en
thusiastically, '■ and Mary - was z accord
ingly ; hailed by the excited pair. It
was planned that Joe should go after
. Mary's i brother a Jack, and i together all
four would go on a little picnic up the
river././', -/■».-•■■"//.:.- ;/...,/"-.
... "It-was a bright, sunny morning and
the party climbed ,Into i. Joe's rowboat
and started oft * in "- high glee. "It; was
. then about -: 8 / o'clock ,in , the i morning
and the river was as clear as a crystal.
Fortunately Jack* had brought*fishing
tackle i for ; his , sister ; and "himself.;" Joe
had fishing tackle ■ also. They ; were by
this - time 5 quite a / long /way - down - the
river when Mary turned to look back
- and * saw" Frances . Harris,' - Helen - May
i bright - Eleanor Tyler and Ina' Roberts
coming, toward/them; in a boat, c, Mary
,' and Ruth i waved and-slackened** their
speed. In a "few minutes "the /boats:
were side -by. side. V Ruth - said, "My,*, wo'
are surprised to see all of you girls out
here. Oh, you have your fishing tackle,
too, and so have we. Won't we have a
fine picnic! We /have - brought our
lunch and you can eat with us. Won't
that be splendid?" - >-
"We were going fishing, and picnick
ing ourselves," said Eleanor,/, "I should
think, Ruth, that^would be a fine idea."
"Let's fish here awhile," said Joe.
So they baited their hooks - and
dropped their lines into the water,- They
were busy talking when Joe i-said, "I
believe I : have a fish." „■..- He .pulled his -
line in and found a fine trout on It
"Good for you, Joe,'' / shouted every
one.
Before they left that part of the
river every one had caught at least
t three fish; • ■-„.
Ina looked at her . watch and said,
"Why, girls, it is half past 12. Let us
have-dinner." *
/"I'm/very hungry," said Jack. "I
agree with , Ina about having dinner."
, They found ;a - shady : place ,„ under -a.
tree and * had lunch. •:•■■. Joe -and Ruth
brought ' -meat sandwiches, vpickles,
staffed eggs,* shrimp salad, cookies and
lemon pie. The other ; girls brought"
sandwiches,- boiled/ eggs, -fresh , toma
toes,/ pickles, /potato -_■ salad, lemonade,
chocolate : cake and,peaches.,
"My! dinner ta: good,"-sald Fran
ces. •- -» '-
After dinner they. rowed for a while,
and then fished. . , :
■ About 4 o'clock they went home with
45 fine trout That night Ruth and Joe
invited Mary, , Jack,, Frances, ::: Helen;*
Eleanor and Ina over to supper to help
eat the fish which they helped to catch. -
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