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Section ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS OF SAN FRANCISCO AND CALIFORNIA GIRL PIONEERS LIVE OUT IN THE OPEN SET UP CAMP FOR TWO WEEKS' STAY Plan All Sorts of (Qrood Times, Including Hikes and Swimming Parties I low many boys and girls are there among - The Junior readers who arc fond of camping and out door sports without the opportu nity of enjoying them ? To all such girls the announcement made by the local chapter of the (iirl Pioneers of America to the effect that during their two weeks in camp (this week and next) they will be glad to welcome newcom ers into the fold, will come as an inspiration. The Girl Pioneers of America is a national organization, similar to the Camp Fire Girls, of whose activities you have read off and on in the pages of The Junior. The local chapter is under the direc tion of Miss Elizabeth Ftiidge, with headquarters at the Woman's Outdoor club, Nine teenth avenue and Sloat boule vard, and is composed of a merry band of energetic maidens, who are making every camping hour pay its toll of fun. The San Francisco Girl Pio neers have chosen as a motto "mens sana in corpore sani" (a sound mind in a sound body). Their uniform is fashioned of the sensible khaki with brown trim mings, and is made in the com fortable middy style. Any girl between 9 and 16 years of age is eligible to membership. She may bring a group of her own friends with her or she may join one. of the groups already formed. The groups are made up of eight girls with an older girl or mother as group head, and each of these groups takes the name of some prominent pioneer woman. There is a Betsy Ross group, a Nancy Hanks group, and so on. Aside from the joy of sleeping out in the open, the girls devote the days to long hikes over the hills or along the beach, taking their lunches with them. In the evening one of their principal di versions is the making of panoche over the camp fire. While the sweet smelling confection cooks they crouch as near the flames as possible and either tell stories or sing songs. Another source of much fun are their occasional swimming excursions, and then, once in a while, just to keep in touch with a great city, they come to town and patronize the moving picture theaters. The two most beloved members of the camping aggregation are the club's mascots, two tiny, un sophisticated maltese kittens, whom the girls have named Oscar and Abie. Oscar and Abie are a most sociable pair, but Abie, it is said, has been smitten with the spirit of the wanderlust and disap pears for days at a time. In fact even up to the hour of writing he has failed to show up after an ab sence of several days. The Pioneers will remain in camp until the eighteenth of the month, when they will return to their respective homes to begin preparations for the opening of school. THE San Francisco CALL SAN FRANCISCO, (A 1... SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1912: ALONZO PREDICTS BUSY SCHOOL YEAR ALONZO Takes An Aeroplane Jaunt jjuwlol I I S(gc£a<S)__ URGES JUNIORS TO MAKE GOOD RECORD Says Paper Will Follow Up Past Successes With Others Equally So The Junior Call, Third and Mar ket Streets, San Francisco, Sat urday, August 10, 1912. Dear Juniors: Have you ever noticed how fast time seems to move in the sum mer time? It's positively reck less. I hardly finish writing my weekly letter to you when it is time to write another one. I wish the days were 24 hours long in stead of 12. Puppy says I ought to go to Alaska, that the days there are long enough to suit even me. Today I got out my calendar and began to count time, and what was my astonishment to find* that there are only two weeks left of vacation. That, of course, isn't news to you ; I've no doubt you've been counting the hours for some time past and could tell me to a nicety just how many are left be tween now and the opening day of school. But I'll tell you one thing, Juniors, even if you do dread to come back to town and take up the fall burden of study: Alonzo, from a p'-.rely selfish standpoint, will be glad to see you. Already we are beginning to plan for the winter routine, and there is no doubt that many of you will have the opportunity to contribute to the Junior's columns through your school edition. You know last year, boys and girls, four of the city's public schools were- given the opportunity of editing The Junior, and the way they took hold of newspaper work was a joy to behold. The Crocker Grammar school w r as the first to pave the way, and under the lead ership of Professor Marks the boys and girls accomplished won ders. Then came the Grant school edition. The Grant school, as you all know, is out in Presidio Heights, with Miss Shaw as prin cipal. This school was given less time for preparation than any one of the four, but you'd never know it from the standard they raised. Then came the Horace Mann grammar school w r ith its clever staff of boys and girls, and finally, last but not least, the Sutro school. This school included in its edition an agricultural section which called forth the unstinted praise of all who saw it, and its other departments were equally good. So enthusiastic were the boys and girls over the school editions that The Junior is planning dur ing the coming year to visit other schools which have not as yet had the chance to show what they can do. In consequence, it behooves all of you Juniors to keep up in your studies, for you can never tell when your own particular school will be called on. However, you have two weeks of freedom yet, so enjoy it while you may. I'd like to be with you. Best wishes from ALONZO.