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THE RICHMOND VAtXArnCM AND SUN-TELEGRAM, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1922.
TAQE THREHS THE JUNIOR PALLADIUM The Junior Palladium Is the children's section of the Richmond Pal ladium, founded May 6, 1916, and issued each Saturday afternoon. All boys and girls are Invited to be reporters and contributors. News items, eor.ial evonts, "want" advertisements, stories, local, Jokes and original poimn are acceptable and will be published. Articles should bo written plainly and on one side of the paper, with the author's name and age elgned. Cousin Helen is always glad to meet the children personally as they bring their articles to The Palladium office, or to receive letters ad dressed to the Junior Editor. This Is your little newspaper, and wo hope each boy and girl will use It thoroughly. COUSIN HELEN'S LETTER Dear Juniors: ' This has been a jolly Christmas week! There has been a good rea son for it, too. The wrinkles in poor old Mr. World's face have been smoothed out a little, for we all have been refreshed with a day of celebration for the coming of our Lord. I am glad it was a happy celebration. I would have all you Juniors happy in your religious -service, for happiness should only add to your reverence. Ask Mother and Father and they will tell you that matters are getting better these days. Many things, of which as Juniors, we are no part of now, that have caused the people of the world worry and pain, are being straight ened out now. With this brightness we are fac ing a new. year. Isn't the very thought of "new" something to fill our minds full of a host of wonder ful pictures? To some of us it pictures a bright shiny bicycle, to others a fresh new dress, to others fascinating new toys, and to me my lovely new Christmas books. There is something in opening a new book that pleases me ever so much, especially if the new book happens to belong to me. A new year is really something to antici pate: 365 new days hold a great deal of work and play. With such an outlook we can not help but make some plans for the days to come. You know how it is the custom to make resolu tions for the new year. If resolu tions are plans, let's make a host of them. If I should start to tell of my plans and hopes for the Junior, it would fill the paper, so we will just join in a hearty wish that all our plans may materialize. I know you, too, have a peck of plans and I am sure I hope every one of them will come out just as you would have them. There is a verse that goes some thing like this: "Resolutions, we make them Just to break them." It sounds rather simple, but it really is what happens quite often. Have you not heard boys and girls say that they intended doing elab orate things that you knew they has no assurance of doing? They may have meant well at the time, but the things they planned were more than you knew they could manage. Let's avoid that kind of resolutions, and make nice, sens! ble ones that we can keep. In our enthusiasm for the new yeaY, we almost forgot the year that we have just passed through. It has been a happy, successful one, and we are richer for it; however, we are young and must look ahead. And being young is a great privi lege that gives us the enthusiasm to hail the new year with "Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light; The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. "Ring out the old, rjrig in the new; Ring, happy bells, icross the snow; The year is going, let him go; Ring out the i f se, ring in the true." Every Junior, I r.vish you a good, healthy, and harw New year! May your dreams come true, and may you have a fat share of the many good things this great big world holds! Sincerely, , COUSIN HELEN. Terror of the Pack Blitzen was one of the most beau tiful Eskimo dog3 of the North and the hardest to manage. Haw thorne, the big man who bought Blitzen from hi3 last owner, knew this, but ono glance at the hand some dog and ho was not content until Blitzen was his. The dog had a strange feeling when his owner pulled his cars and looked down into his eye3. He had been all ready to snap at him, but he changed hia mind. When they arrived at the Tost, a woman, tall and slender, and not at all like the Eskimo women, came out to meet litem. "Oh, what CAN YOU DRAW THIS ONE? o tr HOME-TALENT PILAYT THE SAVINGS BANK Scene: The front part ot a stage, with the curtain down. In front of the curtain, toward the right side, is a study table with lamp and a chair. Enter Tommy Turner, car rying a small, shiny savings bank, which he slams down on the table. TOMMY: I think this was a fun ny thing To make a birthday gift A dollar in a savings bank, A little book on "Thrift" I'm glad to have the dollar, sure, But what the good can bo To have it in savings bank Is more than I can see. (The curtains are drawn aside, showing at the back of the stage a big savings bank built up before an entrance, so that people can go into it. There is an opening in the bank large enough for a boy or girl to pass through. Enter from left side two pennies. If possible more '-'pennies" may take part. These are girls with largo cardboard pen nies tied in front, and caps of copper-colored paper.) PENNIES: We're pennies, cop per pennies bright. Picture Puzzle MARY SPOKE B4 M Answer to this will appear in next week's Junior. Answer to Last Week's Puzzle Comb, hair-brush, cold cream, and powder. Now don't turn up your nose, For if you don't take care of us, How fast the money goes. Though one of us, we must admit, Seems very small, it's true, Just gather up a pile of us And see what we can do. (Pennies march into savings bank. Enter five dimes fixed the same as the pennies, with silver paper caps.) DIMES: A little bunch of dimes are we, In size not much, we know. Just put us in your savings bank And see how we can grow. (Dimes walk into bank. Enter silver dollars, carrying spears and wearing silver helmets. They hold cardboard shields with dollar signs on them.) DOLLARS: We're silver dollars marching on The highway to success; You save us now and soon you'll have A million more or less. We're very willing soldier-men, A few of us to-day To-morrow mako a regiment To help you fight your way. (Dollars go through a short mil itary drill, after which they march into the savings bank. Enter two gold pieces, girls in yellow dresses and yellow caps with gold tassels.) GOLD PIECES: Pieces of gold, pieces of gold! Save up the cents as you've been told Then you'll have all your pockets can hold; Tieces of gold, pieces of gold! (They do a few dancing steps to gether and then skip into the bank. Enter two boys and two girls car rying banners bearing letters which spell S-A-V-E. They stand In line in front of the stage.) BOYS AND GIRLS: "S" for suc cess with which you'll be crowned. "A" for admired for your saving sense sound. "V" for value attached to this gift. "E" for excel your companions In thrift. (Boys and girls, to a march tune, gd Into the savings bank, followed by Tommy Turner, his own savings bank under his arm.) beautiful new dog!" she exclaimed, and reached out her hand to pat him. The man laughed. "I believe the old Terror is going to take a fancy to you," he said. "He isn't such a bad sort. I've a feeling he has been used to a lot of mauling and mean treatment, I'm going to give him a chance to be a gentleman." Blitzen played square. He didn't fight with the other dogs, as he used to, because his master ob jected. He worked like a horse, and was rewarded when his master patted him or the woman smiled at him. Sometimes she would come to ' the window and wave at him, while i she held in one arm a little bundle of fur that made a queer noise. One afternoon Hawthorne hitched up the team In a great hurry. "We've got to make record time, old fellow," said Hawthorne, and Blitzen understood that something was expected of bjm. Away they went on the well- known track to the city oil the bay. Hawthorno ran along beside the sledge and shouted words of en couragement. Suddenly his foot struck a hidden snag through the soft snow. He stumbled and went down. Blitzen gave a puzzled lit tle bark. Hawthorne stirred some what. "My leg I can't get up," he moaned. "I must I must get the doctor. If you only could go on, go on," he groaned. Blitzen understood the "go on." He was the leader of the team, and they followed. A slight snow flurry .fell, and the dogs began to want to stop, but Blitzen snapped at them viciously, as he had done in the old days. They fell into line. His feet grew sore, but he kept on, and the others dared not lag. At last the team trotted into the streets of the city. Some one, no ticing the empty sledge, stopped them. Blitzen was recognized, and, fearing disaster to Hawthorne, one of his friends took a doctor and started back to the Post with the team. The mail team had found Hawthorne a short time after the accident, and the doctor arrived in time to save Hawthorne's baby. That Is why when the Haw thornes moved into the city, they took Blitzen. Ho tells the other dogs that the easy, petted life he leads bores him, but in Iris heart the Terror is content. 1:1 1 r WW. The "Bulbloou" Complete the big drawing by adding, one by one, the various lines shown in the series of small key pictures below. ANSWERS To Questions Worth While St. Paul's Cathedral The weight of St. Paul's Cathed ral, the fifth largest church in the world, Is enormous. It is esti mated that the pressure on the crypt foundations totals i 64,000 totns. On the ground level the pressure averages five or six tons to the square foot, but the pressure is very unequal, and In some places it totals as much as ten tons to the square foot. Brooklyn Eagle Junior. 2,500,000 Roads In United States There are 2,500,000 miles of rural hlehway in the United States. As it Looked to Her Cora had just seen her first green worm out in the yard. Ru?h- y $ ing Into the house, she called, "Mama! Mama! come see the dill pickle that is walking around the ga rden." HIS WILDCAT TAMED What year is this by the Jewish calendar? Year 58G2, according to their method of figuring. What was the ancient name of Constantinople? Byzantium. Where and when was obacco first cultivated in America? By Virginia colonists in 1611. Who commanded, the United States fleet at Manila Bay? Rear Admiral Dewey. What Is the cranium and what is its use? A sort of strong box in the head composed of eight closely Joined bones that protect the brain. Mark Ef.rjs to Show Producer All eggs sold in Denmark are now numbered by a special system whereby each can be traced to the farm from which it originated. U . -vr ff -? w ss? vim feu m i K i4-?'. aLi j st3 Billy Moore, 13-year-old' Ogden, Utah, schoolboy, ha3 trained ft wildcat to follow him to school each day, much like Mary's lamb. How ever, school authorities are not so certain of the kittenish actions ot the animal, and Billy ha3 been forced to keep the pet at home, whera It runs loop.