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Importance of Universal Kindergarten : r Work for All of Our Children. By MAJ. GEN. W. G. r.-r If I should kindergarten work i these early suites tnat tne mina is piiaDie ana suscepii- , V y ble to proper guidance in correct thinking; in learning - -' i-- to reason honestly - they may seem, "l to the youthful 1 it is m these early stages that 1 oeueve we coma and should lead, the "children's minds in the correct ' .... . . j ..... J" . r. ... way of thinking, in coming to correct and elementary conclusions, and in their later work to keep constantly before their minds the principles so inculcated. V;''?";.;;. I think one of the greatest deficiencies in 'our, entire system of educa tion is a lack of leadership among the very young, the' children of kinder garten age. : . "The Fires of God:" The Story of the . Awakening of a Selfish Man. t By LTNN HAROLD HOUGH, . John Drinkwater's play, .? Abraham Lincoln' has secured, an unusual hearing in London. Mr.',Drinkwater pus of Northwestern university. He is a poet of n6 mean ability. One poems is called f'The Fires of God.". f a selfish man. First you feel his , "Of having been unstirred of all the sound . Of the deep music of the 4nen that move j Through the world's days in suffering and love. Ton feel the quality of a "little man of little vision, great only in ' unconsecrated pride.' You watch the loneliness jbf a life which has for gotten "the holy sweet communion of men." You follow his experience as when his 60ul "was stained , at last jby that most venomous despair, self pity." You look upon "the trouble of a soul in thrall to mean despairs." " Then you watch this man as the great unselfish fires are kindled in his life. You see him listening to the great human voices of those who . caii say "we know the proud content of men who sweep unbowed before the legionary fears." You see him thrill to the call of brotherhood from those who cherish "all the dear delights that spring from .man's com , tnunion with man." You respond to his own answer to the lines: "AH girt with passionate truth to wage -' High battle for the word unsaid, ' " -, . The song unsung, the cause linled, " . " The freedom that no hope can gauge. i; You surrender with him to their appeal,' and you, too, cry, ,' ' ' ' .-- . , ; "Together we will march toward the ways ' 1 - ' f ? ' "Wherein the marshalled hosts of morning wait v '1 " In sleepless watch,. with banners wide unfurled' ;'. (V ; t Across the skies in ceremonial state, ; ' - 1 To greet the men who lived triumphant days, -' And stormed the secret beauty of. the world." . , ' . - 1 . , . v. . .. Li. . World May Be Safe for Democracy; America Safe for Bureaucracy. By SENATOR THOMAS of Colorado. The number of bureaus and other agencies in the various depart , xnents is steadily multiplying. ' . '" : - , We are a bureau-governed country. The world may have been made safe for democracy, but this country was long ago made' safe for bureau- When I was a boy the old Anglo-Saxon faculty of self-reliance, confi dence of the individual in himself, and the assumption that the govern ment was created by the people for their security and prosperity was the pre vailing sentiment. Nowadays the goyernment is regarded as an institution created and existing for the purpose of doing something for others, and as a consequence every agency and every enterprise' which meets with any 'obstacles during the course of private development now appeals to the' United States of America either to take it over or for that amount of assistance which is more than equivalent to th,e difference between success and failure. , v Martians May Resemble Straddle-Bug's; Cannot Communicate With Us. f r,' 1 By HUDSON MAXIM, , Now, while it may be possible that Mars is inhabited by some sort of creatures, they could not. by any possibility be like ourselves in any essential respect. They are just as likely to resemble straddle-bugs, spiders, or ground-moles as they are to resemble us. V 1 i " :." ' Mars is much smaller than the earth ; its 'atmosphere is much lighter ; it must have cooled off much more quickly than the earth; the action of the elements upon it inust have, been vastly different from that of the elements on the earth, and changes took place upon it with far greater rapidity, w . that there was not sufficient time for the slow evolution of various species of animals upon it of such high types as we have upon the earth. , ' If one were to take a form of printer's types, set to print the Lord's prayer, throwjt into pi, and then throw it back again upon the-galley, there would be as much chance of the types falling back into their proper places 'tci prijit the prayer without, an error as there is of there being in habitants on the planet Mars with whom we . might by any possibility communicate. - GeoTge Wheeler Hinman,. former , President of Marietta College It is not necessary to go to Bill Haywo)d and Eugene Debs for revo lutionary doctrines. Ik the college professors. The most effective arguments for revolutionary socialism today are written by the professors in some of our largest universities. Senator Spencer of Missouri An intelligent, well-informed, patri otic American citizenship is the only solution of every problem racial, industrial, or individual that confronts this nation, and such a citizen ship ia only possible as me result of adequate, and efficient educational facilities. - j HAAN. U. S. Army. be permitted to 6tep for a moment outside of the educational work in the army, I would be persuaded to mention the importance of universal for all of our children. 4 It is in to correct conclusions, simple as yet complex as they probably appear mind ' H ; ' . , a President Northwestern University himself recently spoke on the cam is not only a writer of plays, but he of his particularly vivid and telling - It tells the etiry of the awakening shame ' ' in" Scientific American. Author "WE SHALL SEE." Synopsis. Writing long after the events described. Jack CaWer, Scot ( farmer of. West Inch, tells how. In his childhood, the fear of Invasion by Napoleon, at tat time complete' master of Europe, had gripped the British nation. Following a - false alarm that the French" had landed, Jim HorscrOft, the doctor's son, a youth ot fifteen, quarrels with his , father over Joining the army, and from that . Incident a lifelong friendship begins between the boys-," i"hey go to school together at Ber- ; wlckv . where, Jim .is cock boy from , the first. After two years Jim 'goes to Edinburgh ' to study medicine. Jack, stays five years more at Ber- wick, becoming cock boy in his ; turn. When Jack is eighteen 1 his cousin Edle comes to live at -West Inch and jack, falls in love at first sight .with his attractive romantic. selfish; and autocratic cousin- of seventeen. They watch from; the cliffs - the victory of an English ; merchantman over two; French pri vateers.. Reproached by Edle for staying at home,; Jack starts "to en list. . Edle tells him to stay. Jack r promises to stay and imarryher. , . She acquiesces. .. Jim comes home. , Jack sees Jim kissing Edle. Jack .and Jim compare notes and force Edie to choose between them. She4 chooses Jim. Jack gives up Edle to Jim. ' The downfall of Napoleon is celebrated. ' A. half-lead - ship wrecked foreigner drifts ashore at. West Inch. He says he Is Bona ven ture de Lapp, a soldier of fortune. He goes to live with the Calders. A man of mystery) and evidently, of high position, he wins all hearts. - CHAPTER VI IContinued. 7 ' . Jim Horscroft was at home all that summer, ; but late In the autumn he went back to Edinburgh again for the winter session, and as he intended to work very hard, and get-' his degree next spring If he could, he said that he would bide up there for the Christ mas. So there was a great leave-taking between him and Cousin Edie, and he was ; to put ,up his plate - and to marry her as soon as he had the right to practice. I never knew a man love A . . .1 1 t-A ' l .SI .1 1 it. woinau more xouuiy iimu ue uiu uer, and she liked him well enough In a way, for indeed in the whole of Scot- and she would not find a nner-Iooklng man but when it came to- marriage l think she winced a little at the thought that air her wonderful dreams should end in nothing . more than in being the wife of a country surgeon. was never very sure at ; that time whether : Edie cared for De Lapp ; or not. When Jim1 was at home they took little notice of each other. Aft er, he was' gone they were throwfa more together, which ( was natural enough, as he had taken up , so much of her t(me before. ' Well,' the' Bummer and the .autumn and the best part of the winter passed away, and We were still all very happy together. - We got well into the year 1815, and the great emperor was still eating hi? heart out atElba, and all the ambassadors were wrangling to gether at Vienna .as to' what - they should do with the ( lion's skin, now that they had so fairly- hunted him down. We never thought that ; wha all these high and .mighty people were doing could have any .bearing upon usr, and' as to war why, everybody' was agreed that the great shadow was lift ed .from us forever,' and 'that, unless the allies quarreled among, themselves there would not be a shot fired in Eu rope for another . fifty years. y'.:: There was one incident, however that stands out, very clearly ' in my memory I think' that it 5 must have happened about the February , of this year and I will tell it to you before I go any further. . , ' ; v v ' " . You "fknow what tlie. Border, peel cas tles are like, I have no doubL They were just . square , keeps, built every here and there along the line, so that the - folk might have some place of protection againsrt raiders . and moss troopers. When Percy and - his mei were over, the Marches, then the neo- ple wbuld .. drive some of their cattle into the yard of the tower, shut up the big gate, and light a fire in the brazter at the top, which would be answered by all the other peel towers, until the lights ') would go twinkling up to the Lammermulr hills, and 1 so carry the news on to the Pentlands and to Edin burgh; But now, .of course, all these old keeps were warped . and crum bling, and made fine nesting places for the wild birds. . ''''- One day I had been on a very long walk, away over- to leave amessage at the Laidlaw Armstrongs, who live two miles on this side of Ay ton. About five o'clock, just before the sunset, I found - myjself on the brae path, with the gable end of West Inch peeping up in front bf - roe, and the old peel tower lying on my left.. And as I stared I suddenly saw the face of a man twin kle for a moment in one of the holes In the wall. - ' . ., 'It was so queer that 1 was deter mined to come ' to the bottom of it ; so, tired as I was, I turned my shoul der on home, and walked swiftly ? to ward the tower. The grass stretches right up to the very base of the wall, and "my feet made little noise until I reached the crumbling arch where the old gate used to be. 1 peeped through and there was Bonaventure de Lapp, standing inside the keep, and peeping out ! through - the" very hole at which I. had seen his face. He? was turned half away from me, and it was clear that he had not seen me at all, for" he ivas staring with . all his eyes over In ?he direction of West Inch. As I ad vanced my foot rattled the rubble that 'ay in the gateway, and he turned ,-oiiiid with a start and faced me. "Hullo!" said I, "what are you doing fere?' " ' . "I may ask you that," i id he. 'I . came up . becnise I - saw your 'ace at the window." . "And I because, as you may well By A. CONAN DOYLE cf "The Adventures of Sherlock have observed, 1 1 have very much In terest, for all that has to do with the military, and ' of course castles are among them. You will excuse me for one " moment, my dear Jack," and he stepped out suddenly- through the hole in th3 wall, so as to be Out of my sight But I was very much too curious to eicuse him ' so easily. I shifted myround swiftly, to see what it was that he was after; He was standing outside,, and ; waving his hand f ranti oaUyKas in a PignaL v "What are you doing?" I cried, and then, 'running out to his side, I looked across the moors to see whom "he was beckoning-' to. "; , .-. V;-, ; - MYou go too far sir,, said he an Eriiy;. -"I. didn't thought you 'would have gone so ' far. A , gentleman ' haa the freedom to act as he choose, with out, your being the spy upon him. . ; If we are to be friends; you must , not Interfere in my affairs." -V - ' V; : ? "I don't like these secret doings,' said I,' "and ray father' would not like' them, either." "Your; father can speak for himself. and .there is no secret," said he curtly, "It is you, with your imaginings, that make a secret. ; Ta, ta, tal I have no patience with such foolishness," And, without so, . much as a nod, he turned his back upon - me and started walking swiftly to West Inch. - Well, -1 followed ' him, and ' In the worst of tempers, for I had a feeling that there was 'some mischief in the wind, and yet 1 1 could pot for the life 'of me think what It all meant. What could there be ' to spy about in Berwickshire. And besides. Major El liott knew all about him, and he would not show him such respect If there was anything amiss. " . ; , - I had Just got . as far as this In my :, thoughts when -1 heard a cheery hall,'; and there was the major him self, coming; down the hill from - his house, with his big bulldog, Bounder, held in leash. This dog was a savage creature, and had caused more than one , accident on ; the countryside, but the major, was very . fond of , it. sand would never go out without it, tnougn he kept It tied with a 'good, thick thong of leather. Well, just as I "was looking at the major, waiting for him to come ' up, ' he stumbled with ' his lame leg over a branch of gorse, and In, recovering , himself he let go Ms hold, of the leash, and . In an instant, there was the beast' of a v dog - flying down the hillside In my direction, ' I did not like It; I can tell you. for there was neither stick nor stone about, and 1 .'knew that the brute wajs dangerous. At' it ,' came afj me with 1 bristling nalr ; ana its nose screwed back between . its two red eyes, I cried out, "Bounder I Bounder I" at the pitch of my lungs, wit r had its effect, for the beast'; passed ; me with a 'snarL and flew along the path on the traces of Bonaventure de Lapp. . .He turned at the shouting, and seemed to take "-In the whole thing at a glance, but he strolled along as slowly as ever. My' heart was In my mouth for Ailm, for the 'dog had never seen him before, and I ran as fast as my feet would carry me to 'drag - it away .from him. s But somehow, as t bounded up and saw the twittering finger and thumb which De Lapp held out behind him, its fury died suddenly away, and we saw It wagging, its thumb of a tail and clawing at his knee - - , - . , . , , : "Your dog, then, major?"; said he, as its owner came hobb Hog up. "Ah, It. is a fine beast a fine, pretty thing," The "major was blowing . hard, for he had covered the ground nearly, as fast as I had. ' :. ,v- r : "I was afraid lest he might have hurt you," he panted. : ; ' "Ta, ta, tal" cried De Lapp. "He is a pretty, gentle thing. I always love the dogs. But I am glad . that I ..have dfet you, -major,' for there Is this young gentleman,' to . whom I owe very much,- who has begun to "think that I am a spyj Is it not' so. Jack?" I was so taken aback , by his words that I could not lay my tongue to an answer, ;; but colored up and " looked askance, like v the awkward country lad that I was. . . . ' "You know - me, major," said De Lapp; "and I am sure that you will tell him that this could not be." "No, no, .Jack 1 Certainly not! Cer tainly not I" cried the major. Thank you," said De Lapp. "You know me, and you do me; justice. And yourself, I hope : that' you will soon have your regiment given you." ' . : "X am well enough," answered the majbr; ."but they will never give med a place unless there is war, and there will be no more war. In my time." f "Oh J you think that?" said De Lapp, with a smile. "Well, . nous 'verrons. We shall see, my friend l"V He whisked off . his hat, and turning' briskly, he Walked off In the direction of West Inch. - The major stood looking after him with thoughtful eyes, and then asked me what it was that had me think that he was 'a spy. When I told him he said nothing, but he shook .his head, and looked like a man who was ill at ease in his mind. -. CHAPTER VIII. : The Coming of the Cutter. I never felt quite the same to 'our lodger after that little business at the peel-tower. It was always in my mind that he was holding a secret from me ; Indeed, that he wasi all a secret together, seing that he always hung a veil over. his. past. ' And when by chance that veil was for an instant whisked away we al ways caught just a glimpse of some thing bloody and violent and dreadful upon the other side. .The very look 0 his body was terrible. I bathed with him once in the summer, and I saw then that he was haggled with wounds all over. Besides seven or eight slashes. Holmes Copyright by A. Cohan Doyto his ribs on one side were twisted out of shape and a part of one of his calves had been torn away. He laughed in hlSv merry way when he saw my face of wonder.; - " ' - . ; : ' "Cossacks! Cossacks! said he, run rilng his hand bver his scars. "And the ribs were broke by. an artillery turn briL It is very bad to have the guns pass over one. Now with cavalry it la nothing. . A horse will pick its steps. however fast it may o. I have been ridden over ty fifteen hundred cuiras siers and ..by. the Russian hussars of Grodno, and I had no harm from that, But guns are very bad. , 'And the calf?" I asked. "Pooh! It Is only a wolf bite,n said he. . "You would not think how I came Dy it! xou will understand that my horse and I had been, struck, the horse killed, and I with my rjbs broken by the . tumbril. Well, it was r cold oh, bitter, bitter! the, ground like.- iron, and ho one-to help 1 the wounded, so that they froze Into such 'shapes as would make you smile. L too, felt that I was freezing, so what did I do? I took my sword arid I opened my dead horse, so well as I could, and I made space In him for me' to He, with one little hole for my mouth, Saprlstl! It was warm , enough there. But there was not room for the entire pt me, so my feet and part of my legs, stuck out. Then in the night, when I slept, there came the wolves-to- eat the horse, and they had a little pinch . of me also, as you can see; but after that I was on guard with my pistols,, and they had no more of me. There L lived, very warm and nltfe, for ten days." i -. "Ten days J" I cried. "What did you eat?" ; :-. - rv 'XW . . "Why, I ate the horse. It .was what you call board and lodging to me. But of course' I have sense to eat the legs (and live . in, the , body. , ; There : were many dead about, who had their water bottles, so I had all I could wish. - And on the eleventh day there came a pa trol of light cavalry, and all was well." . It -was : by such, chance chats as these hardly worth repealing In them selves that there came light ; upon himself and his-past. But the day was Coming when we should know all, and how It came I shall try now to tell you. 1-; -.-.. ' k ; : The 1 winter . had . - been a ,dreary one,' but 'with f March came , llie first signs of spring, and for a week on end" we had sunshine 'and winds from the south. ; On the seventh' Jim' Horscroft was . to' come back 1 from Edlnbargh, for though the session end ed' ; with the first, his ' examination would take -him - a week.. . Edie and I were out' walking on the sea beach on the sixth, and I, could talk of nothing but my old, friend, for, indeed, he was the only, friend of. my own age that I had at f that : time. Edle " was . very si lent, which was a rwre thing with her, but she listened, smiling, to all that I had to say. . ' . " . "Poor old Jim!" said she, ; once or twice, under her breath. "Poor old Jim 1" x 'Hm is my husband.' - - (TO BE CONTINUED.) -i . ANNAPOLIS FOUNDED IN 1604 Neva . Scotia Earliest Colonized Land in North America, With Excep- , i Won of St. Augustine. Nova Scotia .. may lay claim to be ing the earliest colonized land in North America, with the exception of St. Au gustine, Fla:, .'where the Spanish es tablishment was made a as " early as 565. Port Royal, now the little town of- Annapolis, was 'founded in 1604. three years before the English settled at Jamestown. The brave French pioneers found it necessary to sus pend their colony for three years, but 1 he settlement was re-established in 1C10 by a group pf -Acadians. . v The Acadians 'were In almost con stant conflict with the English. The colony fell into the hands of the Eng lish twice, and was each time returned to the French before the English final ly captured It in 1710 ' The Acadians remained steadfast In their hopes that French rule would some -day ..return, but their hope was destined never to be realized. They, ' however, persisted lu maintaining their identity ; even a gainst -: the ; English Insistence that they abandon their allegiance to their mother country. ' - ' . The descendants , of the Acadians, numbering 300,000,. are to ib'e found- in Maryland, r ' Virginia, - the -Carollnas, Georgia and Louisiana. When the Acadians were expelled from the Basin of Monas, Grand Pre, when they re fused to take the oath of fealty to the English sovereign in 1755, many of them escaped to the wilderness and later drifted back to their former homes only to find them occupied by. new settlers from New England states.. , . Telling Time by Heart Throbs. , The average man's idea of a minute maybe anywhere between 15 seconds and 200. But we all have a reliable clock in our bodies. The secret fs sim ply to count your pulse-beats. Most people know how, often their pulses beat in a minute, and It Is, of course, easy to find out. The average rate Is 72 a minute for , a man, and rather more for a woman, A heal thy person, however, may. have a pulse-rate of anywhere between 60 and 84 a min ute. So your own rate may easily be much faster or 'slower than the av erage.; The secret that the sense of time was due ' to heart throbs was only guessed , when a psychologiclst studying the problem discovered that people ! with unsound hearts are as a rule abnormally weak in estimating the passage of time. DADDY5 EVENING lMY TALE dy Mary (tehem Dcwvcr 3& THE BIROS. "There were sir birds and they be longed to two girls named Louise and Aip." Raid Daddy. "The birds were canary birds and. they sang almost all of the time. , "There were the parent ' birds , and the other four were the children. True, Mrs. Canary didn't sing very much. Her household du ties kept her busy, and although a' great many of her household duties were saved her be cause . Ada and Louise . did her ncyhiA marketing ; . and " Each Morning.' her, still she want ' ' ed to feel that she was ready to look after her home at any time and that she wasn't an IdLe Mrs. Canary. : :-K " ' "Ada and Louise kept the cages clean and gave the canaries fresh water and fresh seed each morning, and each morning they had their baths and they had a piece ; of refreshing lettuce afterwards and their pieces of cuttle fish' were put back Into each cage. 4 . 'Ky , "Now Mrs.? Canary used to talk to her children they were in two big cages. Which we're Joined together, two enormous cages, for Ada and Louise thought It was very cruel and no J: at all fair to put canaries in little cages, arid they didn't get their canaries un til they could afford to get nice cages for them too. 'M -y- i-A; -;. -.- M 'It , would " be mean, Louise had said, 'to get the canaries because we. had, the' money to get them and . then' got little cages. , ; We'll "wait until w can give our canaries nice cages." And "they did that, for Ada too agreed.' And so did the mother and daddy of Louise and Ada. . . i ."When Ada and' Louise and - her mother and daddy , went away in , the summer, they took the birds along toe for they didn't think their birds would be happy boarding, arid they kept them In a lovely big airy: room" where there was always a screen door, shut tight so nothing In the way of a , cat could possibly wander in.; And there was a special little piazza where they used to ' sit on the perches in their cages and' they would - sing and sing: and breathe in the beautiful out-of-door air.'1 -.''.." -. -', .r. ,You know,' said Daddy Canary to Mother Canary, T can't help singing. 1 am so happy. - , I", never, see anyone cross here. Ada is always happy. Her face Is always? sIiowing; those' dimples which coine every ,time .sne'. smiles :" ' " I tried once" to count how many times she smiled. In a day and gracious mercy me, I would have to go to school and study arithmetic In order , to do that! ' . "';;'-.".- ,-Z;-- T-J A poor little canary bird could never count to such an: enormously high figure. "'And a canary bird can't go , to school .: for there are no schools for canary birds, and after all It Is Just as well. . " " ; ; -: . .. ' " "But as I say I couldn't count Adair smiles for they, were far too many ror a canary bird to count. J : . ; ; " " 'And then Louise ! She has Just the nicest smile in the world. (It is different from 'Ada's smile they're both wonderful, Ada's so jolly and gay, so lovable and so happy, so appealing and so adorable and Louise's smile so sweet and. sincere, so genuine and so real that one Just wants to smile one self that there are such people In the world. ' " ' .. :'.; - -; Tve tried to , make my, little '. beak smile, but it wouldn't.and so I sing in stead.' r -'V- V.y '; ;- :'.' -- -- : -,- 'vv'. " 'And,' said ; Mother Canary, 'as - J tell the children each day, our dear .canary',-children. they, must be the sameiway as Ada, and , Louise . and I also say to myself that I must be the same way as the mother of .Ada and Louise. r " 'If she .weren't so nice and happy I don't believe they'd, be so hap py.' -'A'--:.- : "It's just what I j say about the dad dy of Ada ; ant' Louise, . said Mr. Canary. 'And 1 try to be so cheer ful and so . " bright M Sing Instead." and so happy that the canary children follow my example as Ada and Louise are like their father and mother. " "'And though I haven't any house hold duties here I keeD saying to the ennaren : . ' - " -. . .i ' 'Never : forget dear children . ' that songs and smiles and happy chirps are among the nicest things In the world, and as you're given so much freedom and so much thought and so much pleasure, you too , give pleasure as canaries can !' ' f 'And they do, said Daddy Canary proudly, 'yes, they do, the dear canary Children.' " . ; Most Beautiful Gargle. JL bright little miss accompanied her mother to a matinee musicale and be came very much interested in the trll- ting 'of a young woman vocalist. Oh, mamma," she . exclaimed. "doesn't she ' gargle bootlful?" "Apostle-Spoona." ' "Apostle-spoons," . called also: "gos sip-spoons," were gilt spoons given by the sponsors, or "gossips," to a child at its christening. ;They were so called because each spoon had a figure of an apostle on the handle. if' in a : m II :::5OTW SCQUTS (Conducted by National Council of the . ( Boy Scouts of America.) BOY SCOUTS' LONGEST HIKE ' The five luckiest' Boy Scouts . of America that ever shook the dust of, Greater New York and hit the dusty trails of the Far West are now visit ing all of-the great national parks . as guests of the Far Western Travel ers' association. They were chosen by cootest, one from each of the five bor oughs of Greater New York, to repre sent the scout councils of tnose dot oughs. ' , . - They are: . . John , Prest, Brooklyn council. . He is seventeen years old and an Eagle scout with 24 merit badges for special achievements In scooting.- i Cyril McDermott, Manhattan coun cil. He Is sixteen years old and la an ' Eagle scout with 26 merit badges. :. Herbert Jacob!, Queens council. He is twelve years old and Is the.youngest First Class scout in the borough. ; Walter Perry,' Richmond council. He is fifteen years old and a Second Class scout. " - John Breltieser, Bronx coundL He is fourteen years old and a First Class BCOUt. " - ' .. - . . -r- None of these boys-ever before trav . eled any considerable distance from ; New York, and . the experiences they . have had on this trip are all new and' -wonderful to them. . ,: ' . 1 . . The Far Western Travelers' associa tion has been active for years in the "See America First" ' movement. Its . president, John B. Patton, in seeking concrete, ways to show faith by works, . followed - the - suggestion ? of Huston Thompson, '. federal trade commission-' er,' to send, city boys to the national -parks. Naturally they were to be boy -scouts,' and from the biggest city But President, Patton says:. "The Far Western Travelers" association claims r r J - Mrs. John J. McDermott Bidding Good- by to Her Son, Cyril, Who Is One of the New York , Boy Scouts Who Won Trips to National Parks. no monopoly of this plan and hopes ;' other organizations will follow our lead ' until thousands of boys from many . cities will: each year be given oppor- .... tunity to get the spirit of bigness of our country as are . these . five scouts from the - East. . We believe this to be practical Americanization. The parks being visited by the five New York boy" scouts are: Rocky Mountain National park ; the Grand Canyon, ! -Yosemite ; Valley . National park,- Crater Lake, Mf. Rainier, Gla cier and Yellowstone National parks. k They started -from ' New York July 7 and are scheduled to return Septeio- : ber 4. v' ' i ': . - - ' . BRAVE BUT MODEST SCOUT. Star Scout Harold .Strohmeyer of Troop No., 3,' Kansas City, has been , cited for, bravery by the clty council , for his courageous fight with four ban- f dlts who 'recently- attempted to hoW 1 up the bank where Sfrehmeyer works. His deed received considerable public ity at the time of the attempted rob- ... bery, but the fact that he was', a boy scout did not - come out until . later, when, through efforts of members of the local scout council, the dry coun cil passed a resolution . commending him for his bravery and authorizing the mayor to present him with a gold' ' medal. ', '-: ' .' " .-' ' MANSION FOR BOY SCOUTS. v,The beautiful mansion and spacious grounds of - Ambassador David R, Francis, In St. Louis, Mo, have been leased for ten years at a nominal sum to the SL Louis council of boy scouts, the national junior chamber of com merce, and the local council of the junior chamber. 'The residence, which, was built -25 "years ago. Is the head quarters of the three organizations.,. During the war the spacious grounds were given over to the war camp com munity service to entertain soldiers. CAMPS FOR PIONEER SCOUTS, : Pioneer scouts will be welcome this year at 'all scout camps throughout the country. These farm boys who on account of their Isolation eannot join troops, need only .to send a postcard , to the nearest scout headquarters to find out details concerning the local scout camps. .Farm boys who have not yet become pioneer scouts can se cure full Information from the Chief Pioneer Scout, 200 Fifth Avenue, New. York City. . . ' ' ' f I . , ... vv' PS .,..-!li--V. 7 1 if;