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THE RICHMoiNlJ PALLADIUM ainD SI! N-TELEGHAM, SaTI'RDAY, 1 HX'EMBElt 30, yLr2. The Unselfish Fairy By JOANNA M. PALMER (All nights Reserved) As Serena wended her way through the poorer section of the city, she had many fine opportun ities to use the power of her won derful basket. Such little things many of them were. First, the finding of the lott bit of paper con taining the list of things Patrick Hoolihan wanted for his mother at the grocery. Then the new shoes for the forlorn little girl, with her big sister's ragged moccassions tied on her tiny feet. The sun was fast disappearing be hind the high buildings, over where the factories were, and Serena knew she must soon go home. As she passed the entrance to a dirty looking alley, she heard the pitiful sobbing of a little child, standing there. "What is the matter, dear, asked Serena. "Oh, I'm so hungry," wailed the mite. "Mother said that she would be home early, with some money to buy our dinners, and now It Is near ly supper time, and she ain't here yet." "Ow! if I only had the chink to start up the fruit business I'd help mother a lfttle. There's a big crowd down here right now watching the baseball reports, and if I had a bas ket of bananas and popcorn balls I could double my money," said a boy of 10, who stood just inside the squalid doorway. "I hate to hear Katie crying because she is hungry so much of the time." j "Well, here's your supper," said) Serena happily, drawing a smoking hot creamed potatoe and a package ef ham sandwiches from her basket. "Sit right down on the doorstep and eat it." "Here are some paper plates and forks." "Well I'll be jiggered!" said the boy. "Anybody would think you was a fairy." Sere-: did not look like a fairy at all, but like any other substantial little earth girl, so she only smiled at the children in reply. After they had finished their meal and regaled themselves from a bottle of milk furnished from the mysterious bas ket, Serena said to the boy, "Go and get me a large basket." lie did so, borrowing it from a nearby neighbor. "Here are some bananas and pop corn balls, with a few oranges and a little candy to help out, said .Serena. "Now hurry up and go down to the corner where the crowd is standing and begin business. Save enough money each night to buy your fresh stock next morning and you will soon own a fruit stand." As she disappeared, the boy call ed after her,' "Who be ye anyway," and where did you find all this stuff so quick?" There was no answer, and child like he accepted the situation and ran gleefully down the street with his precious load calling lustily: "Here's' your nice ripe bananas. Here's your fresh popcorn balls " Serena went gladly toward the road leading out to the country thence to the distant forest to mother. 'How wonderful it is to help peo pie," she whispered softly, "it is the nicest game in all the world, if peo ple only knew it." THE END. Shifting Sands Fierce o'er the desert swept the burning sahds, Where Moslem, sphinx and pyramid stand. Fierce o'er the desert shone the merciless sun, Shone till the light of day is done. Followed swiftly by night so' cold, Mysteries deep and action bold, Distant fires and shadowy form, Heralds of the coming storm. Orval Sickler, Anderson, Ind. One of the Reporters For Junior Palladium BAXTER CHILDREN ENTERTAIN NICELY The 6AB class at Baxter had a Christmas program and Christmas party Friday, Dec. 22 at 1:30. The program was as follows: Waltz Orchestra. Piano solo Hern Ice Rosa. Piano solo Dorothy Johnson. yonsr, by four eirls Mury Louise Moss, Beatrice Throe kniorten, Vir ginia Linnff, and rcuzanelh pwaeorK. Story "Why tha Chimes Rang," by Lennet Concolin. Recitation Gerald inp Johnson. Reflation Ether Smith. Recitation Grace Embody. Sonus by class. The lunch was served by three girls, Mary Louise Moss, Elizabeth Peacock and Beatrice Throekmor ten. Kindergarten Party. The Kindergarten had a Christ mas party on Friday at 8:30 in the morning. They had a large Christ mas tree decorated with chains of colored paper, snowballs of tissue paper, candy baskets, all made by the children of the kindergarten. They played "Hiding the Block" and' other games. For lunch they had sandwiches and fairy sticks, served on plates that they had made themselves. Then some pieces were spoken by Pet Holenberg, Henry Hozapfel, Irene Bell, Bobby Kieler, Martha Thistlethwaite, Kieth Hudson. Then the class sang some Christmas songs. They pass ed out some presents the children had made for their mothers. Miss Toms ha.s a class of 27 children in the kindergarten. Room Has Sale. Mrs. Shallenberg's room had a sale Friday at 3 o'clock. Mary Lou ise Moss reporter for Baxter school Helens Bad Dream j "N SANTA LAND" GIVEN AT VAILE "You won't mind giving your bed to Aunt Jennie and Uncle Steve to night, will you, Helen?" Mrs. Ben nett asked. "I'm sorry, but I just don't know where else we could put them. You can sleep up in the third floor room. You know, there is a real nice bed up there." It was the holiday season and all the Bennett's relatives had de scended upon them for Christmas. Even their large house was filled to overflowing. "If you're afraid up there alone, I'll sleep witli you," Mrs. Bennett offered. "Pooh!" scoffed Helen. "I'm not afraid. What's there to be afraid of? I think it would be fun to sleep up there alone." Helen went to bed early, as she was tired after all the day's excite ment. "You're sure you're not afraid?" asked her mother. "No, of course not," laughed Helen. "There's nothing to be afraid of." Later in the evening Mrs. Ben nett decided to wash out her white The Reindeer RADIO NEWS This department is conducted by Rosier Llndley. All radio news should be sent to him, In care of the Junior Palladium. - - Radio Broadcast The following are this week's broadcasting stations with call let ters and wavelength: Charlotte, N. C, call letters WBT, wavelength, 360; Chicago, 111., WBU, 360: Chicago, 111., WAAF, 360, 485; Chicago, 111., KYW, 360; Cincinnati, Ohio, WIZ, 360, 485. Boy Scouts Build Set in Troop's Log Cabin COLUMBUS, Ohio A number of iniDrovements have been made re cently to the log cabin of Cofumbus Boy Scout Troop No. 26 near Flint north of this city, but the one af fording the members the greatest pleasure is the installation of radio receiving set. A 160-foot aerial has been erected and is to be left at the cabin permanently. First Radio Debate Held by Boston "U" on Bonus BOSTON, Mass. What was per heps the first broadcast debate in the history of -Radio was held Wed need night, Dec. 7, by Boston University students on the subject, "Resolved that President Harding was Justified in vetoing the Bonus Bill." The debaters had it out in the salon of the Shepard broadcast ing station, WNAC. A receiving set and two large amplifiers were in stalled in the laige hall of the Col Jege of Secretarial Science, con nected with Boston University, where the general public was ad mitted free of charge. Radio Carries Speeches In "State Day" Celebration LONDON. Ohio Ohio State uni versity graduates, gathered in Lon don and in all parts of the state, re cently listened in on an address giv en by President William O. Thomp on, of Ohio State, Coach Jack WUce of the state football team and other campus leaders during the celebration of Ohio State Day on Dec. 8. P J i V - ) - 1 Ada Van Voorhis Ada brings to us the news of Sevastopol school. She has prom ised us 'n account of their trip to Cambridge City to see the mounds left by the Moundbuilders. We will expect her to keep her promise about that nice trip. My Pal Do ou wonde who my pal is? My pal so strong and fine! 'Tis neither man, nor woman, nor child, Yet bosom friend of mine. 'Tis my trusty old dog Rover, Who is my pal, you see. He might not be the pal you'd like, But he is good enough for me. "But," you say,"IIe is dumb, your dcg. What kind of a pal is he? I'd want a pal who can laugh and talk. And be a real 'chum to me." Ah, yes, he's dumb, my pal So to 'tell him my secrets I'm free. And he will never betray them As some have betrayed me. So I'm satisfied with my pal, tor. a true, true friend is he, And we love one another dearly, And that s enough for me. From Child Life: Contributed by Lois Bennett, 3A, Starr school. Perhaps you nave wondered why Santa Claus still uses reindeer to pull his sleigh when such a versa tile old gentleman, with all the mechanics at his command, might operate an automobile or airplane. I understand from a conversation with a certain young lady, aged five, that this year, just as in past centuries, he drove his fleet rein deer on his wonderful delivery. The fact of the matter is that he Luses them because they thrive in his country, which, as you and I both know, is in the far north Arctic regions. Motors would be cumbersome and hard to start where it is so cold. Also because they are so very swift when running over the snow. Its feet are well adapted for snow travel. Its hoofs are divided very high, so that when the animal places its foot on the ground the hoof spreads wide, and it does not sink deeply in the snow. Hence it can travel very rapidly. When the reindeer lifts its foot a snapping sound is heard, caused by the parts of the hoof closing together. It is certainly an economical animal for Santa, for it lives on a kind of lichen, which grows under neath the snow. Very little else is required to keep Santa's reindeers well supplied with food. i Dming the winter its coat thick ens and gets lighter in color. Often i the fur turns as white as the snow and from a short distance it can hardly be distinguished from the white landscape. These animals are strong .nd one harnessed can easily di. a sled carrying 250 or 300 pounds, at a good swift pace. Probably the Laplanders fol lowed Santa's example in using reindeers as a means of transporta tion. At any rate they keep great herds of them and besides using mem io draw sleds, use them to supply their clothing and food. So you see the reindeer is one of the most important animals we have studied, at least at Christmas time. The Sun's Radiation Experiments made last summer in Europe show that the amount of radiation received from the sun on the surface of the earth on a clear day i3 greater with a dark blue than with a light blue sky. In the latter case there is a higher tension of the water vapor in the air. It is sug gested that sme instrument cap able of measuring accurately the in tensity of the blue of the sky would dress. She tip-toed very quietly up into the attic to hang it up. She did not want to disturb Helen, who was sleeping peacefully in her new bed. So that is how It happened that when Helen awoke in the middle of the night the first thing she saw was a white, ghost-like . figure swaying back and forth near her bed. At first she thought she was going to scream, but when no noise came she changed her mind. "I must be dreaming," she thought. "I know there aren't any such things as ghosts. But what can it be?" She buried her face in the bed clothes and tried to go back to sleep, but she couldn't get that aw ful white thing out of her mind. "Of course, it was just a bad dream," she thought. "I'll look again to prove that it isn't there."! But it was still there! "It can't be a ghost," she argued with her self, "because there aren't any ghosts, so it has to be a bad dream." She buried her head and decided she wouldn't look any more. When again she looked forth from under the bed covers the sun was shining brightly and the white ghost was gone. Her mother was already ironing it in the kitchen, but, of course, Helen did not know that. She still felt a little queer. "Right over there is where it stood," she thought. "That sure ly was a funny dream. It was so real. Why, I could even feel the bed clothes and hear the wind rat tling the windows." The next night Helen looked at her mother timidly. "Will you sleep with me tonight, mother?" she asked. "Why, Helen, you aren't afraid are you?" laughed Mrs. Bennett. "Any one could carry you off and you would never know it. I was up there twice last night to hang up my white dress and to get it, and you never knew it." "Oh," Helen sighed in relief. "I'm not afraid, either. I was just joking." Miss Sanderson's room, the 5A and 6B, of Vaile, gave a Christmas program on Friday, Dec. 33. The boys' orchestra played two selec tions, Arcadia and The Star Span gled Banner. They also had sev eral recitations which were very good. Then came a pretty dance by four girls, Kathryn Serlacfi. Gene Orottendick, Eleanor Collins and Myra Dennis. There were also two piano numbers. Fourth Grade Give Play. "In Santa Iand" was a very pret ty play given by Mrs. Jordan's room the fourth grade of Vaile, of which (he following is an outline: Song Christmas Greeting. Scene I Interior of sittiuff room. Seen) II Kiime. Duct Mary Went. Eloise Geonett. Scene HI Santa Claus' House. Sonqr "When Good Old. Kris Comej Around." Scene IV Same as Scen L Duet Mary and liobert Klenker. Dance I.eona Kay Bullerdtek. James Bodam Has Birthday Cake. Jumes Bodam, who Is In the sec ond grade of Vaile, had his eighth birthday and brought a big cocoa nut cake to school that his mother made, and ice cream. Each child had some of the delicious treat. Sixth Grade Gives Play. The sixth grade" gave a play en titled, "Christmas in Many Lands" on Wednesday. The cast of char acters was: Mary Freda I.aymon. William Mark Fred. Dutch Child Mary Reynolds. Rhino Child lOvelyn Sweet Russian Child Elizabeth Allen. French Child Forest Lnyraon. Spanish Child Mary Wells. Norwegian Child Lelia Good. Polish Child Ellen iiartel. By Edith Webb, reporter Vaile. for NEW YEAR'S MEET The New Year's program at the Y. M. C. A. will start promptly at 3 o'clock. This will be an exhibition of typical gym classes held at the "Y." A3 seating space is limited, people wishing to attend are ad vised to get seated early. The ad mission is free to all. Children must come accompanied by an adult. The program will include the following: Maze March By all taking part Dumb Bell Drill Junior A's and em ployed boys. Spring board and Buck Jr. A's and employed boys. "Yiddish Oesatzea" Intermediates. Wand Drill Jr. B's. (tames Jr. B's. Tumbling Intermediates. Rope Drill Mixed class. Elephant Mixed class. Volley Ball Business Men. James' and Jane's Christmas Gifts James was on a chair by the fire and Jane was on the cot. "How sleepy I am," said James. "Well, you know," said Jane, "that we mustn't stay up till mid night or Santa will find us awake and he will not give us any presents.'' Just then the clock struck nine and the little children went up t.A bed. ,Tiy nine-fifteen, they were ready to go to sleep, and by nine thirty they were sound asleep. They had nice Christmas dream all night, and they awakened in tho morning at six o'clock. They were very much surprised to see that their Mother and Father had decorated the rooms with tin sel and holly, and holly berries, and other pretty leaves, and everything you could think of. There were Santa Claus boxes with candy in them and everything you could wish. The gift that Jane liked best was a playhouse just like her mother's own house, and James liked a nice big bicycle that Santa had given him. They said that they had a bi?? celebration, better than they ever had before, and they went to bed with hnnnv hearts Hv F.lf-anor considered for this class, for it is! Llndley, age 7, 3A grade, Joseph chosen by Mr. Perry Wilson, it is one Moore school Leaders Class Will Start On Wednesday The Leaders class will start next Wednesday. As no applications are of the most coveted honors of the "Y". The meeting will convene at 6:15, when a bean supper will be served. While still at the table, be useful in observations on the I the boys will begin their leadership variaDie transmission or tne sun s heat through the atmosphere. Brooklyn Eagle Jr. Get Oil from Tar Lands An oil company in Ontario, Can ada, lias developed a process for separating' the tar sands in Alberta and hns obtained a concession from the Kovcnimrnt study under Mr. Wilson's guidance. The meetings arc to be held twice a month. Glorious "Well, I went down with flying colors, anyway,' 'said the painter who fell off a scaffold with a pail of paint In each hand. "What Reversed makes you order course ice and Quick Action of Pianist An expert pianist has to cultivate I cream, for the first Ins eye so as to see l.uOO notes or soup for the last? signs In a minute, while his fingers mv ctnmnrh la unset n T make at least -.000 movements in ' the same length of time. eat the meal backwards."