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i- 4v UNIVERSITY MISSOUIUAX, SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 191C. Page Seren ELE L HAS ORGANIZED PLAY "We're Helping the Kiddies Enjoy Their Recreation," Says J. L. Meriam. FIVE CLASSES OF FUN Among Them Are Experi ments, Tinkering, Blue Printing and Athletics. The Rron-ui who remembers his love for scrap books or the desire to t.ike the old clock apart "to see the whefls go round" will sympathize with the introduction of play activities In to the curriculum of the Universitj Elementary School. The first three grades have had the jilay hours in their curriculum for some time, but th introductioji of the pla activities into the regular course of the grade above the third is a recent thing. Doc tor J. 1.. Meriam believes that play has a plate in the child's school life purely because of the pleasuie de rived from it by the child. The by-products which come from those activities aie," he says, "the things of which grown people toi. often think. Their place is admitted, but pla activities are primarily for the fun there is in them. Organiza tion and aid by the teacher in chars are nierelv an effort to direct the fluid and help him to play with more enjoyment." Five Classes of Plaj. The play activities are divided into live classes physical experiments, tinkering or mechanics, collecting, blue-printing and athletics. In the class in physical experiments, both girls and boys gather around a teach er, who explains the mvsteries of clocks, telephones, electric bells and other machines. The results may b? shown in such things as a boat driven by the spring of a large clock. The classes in "tinkering," as Doc tor Jleriam calls it, interest them selves in the repairing of tilings around the nous, an occupation dear to many boys and girls. Blue-printing is another example of doing for pure fun, as the prints are seldom of any value other than that of entertainment. Cartoons, advertisements, stamps, designs for handwork, quotations, his torical pictures and textile samples are among the materials used by the class which chooses collecting for one of its play activities. Many fath ers and mothers will remember how much better their scrap books might have been had there been someone who was not too busy to advise just how to paste in this stamp or how to arrange the advertisements. Some .Muthevvsoiis in Making. "Athletic activities, particularly baseball, are developing some rem pitchers among th? boys," says Doctor Meriam. "Hut better than that, from the standpoint of the teacher, is the feeling between th older and the younger of dependence upon each other for a good time." The girls, too. have their games, and are learning th-ir leston of good sportmanship. Not more than four hours a week are devoted to play activities, and theie is latitude of choice to allow any child to find the thing he is in terested in. The purpose of all the lin-s of woik is to introduce into the child's school life the various activi ties in which he is normallv interest ed and to teach him to play better and with mere enjojment. WORK OF LOCAL PUPILS AS EXHIBITED LAST WEEK MANY SPORT EVENTS SCHEDULED CHRISTIAN COLLEGE Isaac Kdvvard Xorris of Hartford City, Ind., is a week-end guest of Dr. and Mrs. Woodson Moss. Dinner guests on Sunday to meet Mr. Norris were Mr. and Mrs. Cady Kenney, Or". Walter Miller. Prof. O. M. Stewart and Prof. G. 15. Colburn. tiujjfij mk ' Frank fiotcli, Jake Stahl, Jess Manl and Others Are Active. ny United Tress. SAX FIUNCISCO, Cal., April- 29. Frank Gotch is scheduled to re-enter the wrestling game today, meeting all comers. The man who stays with him fifteeen minutes is to get $100. or ?2."i0 if h stays thirty minutes. Goch will tour eastward. Miss Iielle Hunter, a student at I.indenwood College. St. Charles,, is a guest of Miss Frieda Stapel at Christian College. The last faculty "at home" for the year at Christian College was held on Fri day afternoon. The drawing rooms were decorated with roses and baskets of spring uowers. Assisting at the tea table and in serving were: Mrs. Moore Greer of Sikeston, an alumna, and Misses Helen Ilobnett. Sybil Whittle, Fiances Hyde and Huth Howard. Friday was Christian College Day for the Shakespeareana exhibit at the University Library, and a large rep resentation of the college visited the exhibit. The academic students a tejided by classes. A iccial fcr graduation in piano by Misses Lena Holland of Bi own wood, Tex-., and Dorothy Schvvabe of Columbia and in voice by .Miss Era Lightner of Columbia will be given Included in the art exhibit of the Columbia public schools, which is be ing shown in the Columbia High School gymnasium, is the work of the Saturday Morning Club, at which about seventy-five pupils have been drawing and painting all winter. The main idea of the club was to plan a house and furnishings. Three of these pictures show the houses which they planned and painted in water colors, and the stencils to be used inside. Another picture shows some of the wash drawings of landscapes made in the schools. All of this work ' was done by children in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades. The exhibit will be open to the public tomorrow and Tuesday and may be continued afterward. at 8:1.j o'clock Monday night in the Christian College auditorium. The fol lowing will be the program: Sues for -Clothes He Hought Wife. 1S 1'nltiHl Press CLEAR LAKE. S. D., April 29. Th" suit of Hammond Dean to get back the pretty filmy lace things he bought for his mail-order bride was to be heard in municipal court here today. Dean hired two attorneys and a detective. He alleged that immed iately after the wedding his bride ran back to Minneapolis. Souvenir copies of PommerV'Cupid in Arcady" on sale at the CO-OP WHAT IS SO CHARMING AS ABUNDANT HAIR! firing ns your combings to nuke Into snitches, transformations or tliose fascinating curls. Our work Is neat ami price reasonable. We carry snitches In all colors. MRS. VICTORIA STEELE 1511 Windsor Street. ST. LOUIS, April 29. A score of runners from all parts of the Middle West got away this afternoon on the twelfth annual cross-country run of the Missouri Atheltic Association. The distance is six and one-half miles through Forest Park, a gold medal emblamatie of the Western A. A. V. championship goes to the winner. CHICAGO, April 29. The amateur baseball craze struck Chicago today with the meeting here of the executive body of the national amateur baseball organization, the National Baseball Federation. Jake Stahl, former man ager of the Boston Bed Sox and heart of a local bank, headed a committee which entertained the visiting amateur officials. Chicago is making a bid for the staging of the national amateur championship games here this fall. Fifteen local leagues have applied for placings in the championship series. FRESXO. Calif., April 29. Some of the country's foremost automobile drivers participated this afternoon in the first annual Raisin Classic Boad Hace run over a 300-mile course here. A huge trophy said to be worth $1. 000 and prizes, aggregating $fi,r00 were the magnets attracting the speed kings. XEW YORK. April 29. The Bock avvay Hunting Club, one of the earliest promoters of cro.ss-country racing for amateurs, opened its I9IC season to day at Hewlett Bay Par, Long Islam:. Other meets will follow, leading up to the regular racing season, which will be set in motion at Pamaiea on Mav IS. CHICAGO, April 29. Today is the day Jess Willard starts out with a circus at $2.tni0 a week for enough weeks to net him JI.".,0H0. At least, that's what his press agent says. Editor of Farm Paper to lie Here. John Thompson, the new editor of the Farmer and Stcckman. will be the guest of J O Rankin of the College of Agriculture at the Commencement Horse Show. WHY MEN DRINK Because it is pure. Because it is good. Because it is the standard. Because they know what they are buying. W. B. NOWELL Exclusive Agent Phone 74. Flowers For Columbia Beautiful Everything for the Porch Wicker Furniture, porch swings, rugs, matting, and all other numerous conveniences that will make your porch comfort able and attractive. See our exhibit at the floral show. Parker Furniture Co. 3f 16 N. 10th St. Phone 53. When You Have Flowers in Your Home npHEY should be displayed in a suit able vast; or basket and a decorative stand. SEE our exhibit at the State Floral Show at the Farmers Fair next Friday Slt.-CKSTION KOIt .MOTHERS' DAY Campbell and Alexander 920 Broadway Phone 356 Black The State Floral Show. Flowers and Shrubbery certainly belong with the clean-up campaigns to improve the appearance of the Athens of Missouri. The Missouri State Floral Show Fri day will put Missouri and Columbia in the front providing Columbians take part in their usual progressive manner. Amateur Florists of Columbia and vicinity are in vited and urged to enter their flowers in this show. The merchants represented on this page are cooperating to make the exhibit a success. See their exhibits at the show. The following prizes are offered for leaders in amateur floriculture: ..M.TEI'K (LASSES Tulilr Itrmrations (lit I lonrrs. first frlzc "...VI, SissHlil prize s.'.mi Wild I loners (In an s hool room), first prize "00 (siirilli lT. i. Sn I prir $.'ik) (slirulilH-rj I ColltMtloii lit iiiis- i-iiuits. nrst prize s.'IKi. So mill prize Slim. spe.lni.-ii l'll:ii;e Plant, first prize .'ll(. Seomil prize SI IMI oprihurn llloomini; Plant. first prize VSIKI, ! itinl prize l ll. ."-i iiut-n IVrn. first prize !. SihoihI prize SI no. At Farmers Fair Friday, May 5 Don't fail to sec the Floricultural Exhibit of the WHEAT FLORAL CO. at the State Flower Show at The Farmers' Fair next Friday. Florists and Gardeners Tools. We are prepared to furnish you with all the necessary tools for making a nice vegetable or flower garden. We are showing a variety of Spades, Forks, Rakes, Pruners, Saws, Garden Trowels, Shovels, Wheelbarrows, Lawn Weeders, Dock Cutters, Water Hose, Hose Reels, Sprinklers, Lawn Fence and Steel Fence Posts. Ferry's Seeds, American Seedtape. Newman Hdw. & Stove Co. Phone 234 904 Broadway Columbia, Mo. LARGEST NURSERIES IN THE WORLD ESTABLISHED IN 1816. Stark Bros. Nurseries and Orchards Co. LOUISIANA, MISSOURI. Let our Landscape Department make FREE plans of how to plant your place properly IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO PLANT NOW Represented in Columbia by MR. WELCH, Phone 1284. MR. STARK, Phone 973.