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THE HOLBROOK NEWS. HOLBROOK. ARIZ.. MAY 5. 1922.
fr Breaking Ground for General Meade Memorial OF MIDDLE AGE GOOD HIGHWAYS WOMEN George Gordon Meade, grandson of General Meade, raising l lie flag on the site of the monument to the genera daring the exercises on the grounds of the Botanical Gardens, Washington, where President Harding paid his tribute by turning the first spadeful of earthy The impressive ceremonies were attended by many high government officials who stood with bared heads In a pouring ruin. Secretary of War Weeks, chairman of the National Meade Memorial commission. Is shown on the extreme left. President Harding. stands in the center. The Meade memorial will be lo cated not far from the Grant memorial. Spend $9,000,000 for Recreation Movement Is Growing Rapidly, Says Playground and Rec reation Association. INCREASE IN PAID LEADERS 408 Cities in the United Ctates Appro priated Money for Recreation Pur poses During the Last Year, Says Report. New' York. Nearly $9,000,000 was spent for recreation during the las! year by 45S cities in this country, 53 cities having donated playgrounds and 18 of the number placing the value of Uie property given at $1,18,700. The foregoing are a few of the facts and figures contained iu the annual report of the Playground and Kecren tion Association of America just made public through The Playground. Five hundred and two cities report 4,584 centers under paid leadership, the largest number recorded. Work ers to the number of 11,07'J were em ployed to direct play at these centers. Municipal funds were used for the en tire support of the work in 244 of the cities. In an effort to obtain the fullest possible report from the recreation field, a questionnaire was sent out to 2,476 cities and towns in the United States and Canada. Replies were re ceived from 1,170 of the number. Many cities which did not respond in nuy way to the request for information are known to be carrying on public recreational activities in some form. The fact that 502 cities report play grounds and recreation centers main tained under paid leadership during the last year Is considered most en couraging by the association, repre senting as it does a satisfactory in crease over 1920, when 4G5 cities so reported. The total of 4,584 centers also shows satisfactory growth, as compared with the 4,203 reported last year. " In addition to the 502 cities which are carrying on recreational activities under paid leadership, centers are maintained In many other cities, as shown by the reports received. Anion-; these are school playgrounds iu 101 cities, school playgrounds with special paid leaders in three cities, renters under volunteer leadership In six cities and unsupervised centers in 59 cities. Fifty-one cities initiated the work (luring 1921, 34 of them wholly or part ly under municipal control. In addi tion, 20 cities report ground and equipment purchased with a view to establishing the - work, and 22 cities suggest definite plans for work next season. For Colored Children. Of the 502 cities listed in the statis tical table of the retort. OS show 147 renters used exclusively by colored children. Some of the cities report playgrounds used by both colored and white children. A steady Increase In the number of employed leaders is a feature of tin-' w ork. This year's total, 11.07!i. ex-, ceeds the 1920 report by 8G1. Of the ; number, 5,181 were men and 5.S9-S ' women. As the number of trained workers In this field is growing steadily, train ing classes for them, whether em ployed or volunteer, are being estab lished in a growing number of cities. There were 94 cities conducting such training classes In 1921. with an en rollment In 50 of these cities of 1,."iS0. Training classes for . volunteer work ers were conducted In C9 cities, as compared with nine in 1920, ami X of them reported an enrollment of 1890 students. A marked improvement is shown In the number of cities re quiring civil service examinations fo recreation positions in VJ21, this being 41. as against 26 in 1920. SUCCESSFUL, NOW Prominent Texan, Once New York Waif, Asks Authorities to Aid His Quest taurner, Tex. Kugene Miller, former wuif c Ntw fork city, now a uieiu lier of the Texas legislature, his ap pealed to the Children's Aid society and Nev York Bureau for Missing Persons to aid him in finding his moth er, from whom be was separated when buhv. Various forms of municipal admin istration are reported by the 3G7 cit ies. Hie playground work of which Is supported iu whole or part by munici pal funds, the managing authority be ing the school board in 12S of the cities, while in SS of them power is vested in playground and recreation commissions or departments, division boards and bureaus of recreation. In 5C cities the work is under the author ity of park boards, departments and bureaus or park and ret-real ion com missions. Iu the balance of the 307 cities al most every civic organization extant lias apparently heeu called Into serv ice to manage and control the recrea tion work, including departments of public welfare, departments of parks and public property, city councils, boards of trustees or selectmen and departments or boards of public works. In one town the local public safety committee was called upon; In another the department of streets and public improvements; iu another the city planning commission, while in various other cities and towns the city health department, the depart ment of public affairs, the public rec reation and welfure commission, mu nicipal league and the public athletic league of the county were culled' upon to handle the work. Conducted by Private Organizations. Iu almost 200 cities the managing authority was vested in private or ganizations, these having the widest possible range, from the Ited Cross to the Itotary club, and covering churches, industrial plants, women's clubs, the Y. W. C. A., the Y. M. C. A., various Imij-s' organizations, parent teacher associations, settlements, and even, in some cases, private individ uals, the last being the ruse In seven cities. In other cities private organi zations and municipal departments combined in the management of the playgrounds and recreation centers. More thiin $0,000,000 voted in bonds for recreation purposes Is the report from 20 cities. This figure Includes Duluth, Minn., with $50,000 voted for a municipal golf course, and Akron, Ohio, which made $2,000,000 available for establishing parks and play grounds. Memphis, Tenn., plans to RESCUES SLAVE GIRLS Miss Hoiiiildiiia Cameron Is Scotch, and therefore not much given to con versation ; so the world seldom hears of what she has done and seldom sees her name in the papers. Hut In the past twenty-seven years, working quietly and efficiently, she has res cued 1.500 Chinese slave girls from Oriental ectius of Pacific coast cities. SEEKS MOTHER Miller has no knowledge of the cir cumstances that led to his being taken in charge by the Children's Aid society and sliipied with a lot of other waifs to Texas. The consignment of homeless hoys and girls was distributed oxer the state and it fell to the lot or the unknown little boy, who is now prom inent in state political affairs, to he taken into the hoit.y of two maiden ? 4-' To Pay His Tenants $25 for New Babies Chicago. Architect Harry I. Dalsey. who Is building a 33 flat building with a perambula tor stall, with lock and key for each tenant, has announced that each tenant who receives a 'call from Doctor Stork will receiw. a cash present of ?25. Should twins lie left he'll make it S50. "I want to see lots of children around my liuilding. for they make happy homes," Mr. Dalsey said. spend $100,000 on a municipal swim ming HM. A total average daily attendance of UiVUlS:; is reported by 407 cities. For attendance at winter centers 585.701 is reported by 15S cities. A growing use of playground facilities during the evening hours Is noted from year to year. Other features of the report are the closing of streets for play, where city authorities safe guard the lives of thousands of chil dren who lack playground privileges. The number of cities reporting play streets thus established during the year Is 38, 25 of them providing play leaders. Ninety-eight cities report safeguard ing streets in winter for coasting. An increasing number "of cities report the establishment of bathing facilities for public use. the opening of swimming pools, public baths and municipal bathing beaches. This year 103 cities report the maintenance of 353 com munity buildings, used exclusively for recreational purposes, an increase of 53 over last year. STUDY DATA TO CUT ARMIES Vital Statistics of Nations Are Being Studied to Pave Way for Reduc tion of Size of Armies. Washington. Births, marriages, mor tality and health among the peoples of the member states of the League of Nations will figure strongly in studies now in progress in Geneva to pnve the wny for ultimate reduction of the size of armies. The extraordinary scope of the in quiry contemplated Is nowhere more dearly shown than in the chapter on "demographic data." It asks first for population statistics for each country as of 1914, and by sex. civil status and "large groups of similar age." Marriage and legitimate birth rate figures covering two decades prior to the Kuropean war is sought, with data os to the "fecundity of marriages and its tendency- to decrease." Effects of the war on the composi tion and movement of population as shown In marriage and birth statistics during and since the war is another point for examination. Still another Is "the probable and average length of life" at birth and in five-year interval age for the males, together with the infant mortality among males. Causes of physical rejections for army service in countries where con scription is practiced to till the ranks is regarded ns offering a road to the study of the physical capacity of the people. In addition, the Inquiry would bring out results of "revised standards of rejection during the war." Another phase of t lie problem is found in the "cost of individual main tenance up to -uilitary age." with the cost of such males of the same gen eration ns have died before renching military age, added to the estimated cost of maintaining the survivors. Patriotic Town. White Salmon, Wash. George, a new iiitvu on the Columbia river, will be in class by Itself, for when coupled with the name of tli state It Is the most patriotic place in the United States. Dixie has long held that distinction in the Northwest. An other new place in this state is Peach, but the latest acquisition of names Is a little cosroads village in Klickitat couniy called Jazz. sisters, who lived on a farm near here. They adopted the child and gave hira the benefit of the best possible ma ternal care and training. Take Father's Place. When Itev. W. F. Savage, pastor of Zion Kvangelicul church of Potts ville. Pa., was taken ill on Sunday and no minister could be obtained to take his place, his daughter Helen occu pied the pulpit for the morning serv ice and the evening sermon was preached by his wis. MARY" GJHAM BONNER. MPTUOUI IT VmttM NlWtrU UNION OWLS "Tell us a story about owls,' asked Nick ami Nancy of Daddy. "What shall I tell you about them?" asked Daddy. "H a v e you any particu lar ones that you'd like to hear about '!" "Of course Billy Barred Owl is an old fuvorite of ours," . said Nick, "but I think it would be nice to hear of some of the ways- of a good many of the owls. Nancy and I were saying this only today. "Yes, Daddy, will you tell us "A Small Little Owl." about a few this evening." "Indeed I will," said Daddy, and be gan to tell of the different owls ut once. "Of course we know a good deal about Billy Barred Owl, who began nesting early this spring. He has a fine deep voice and is a well-known friend of ours. But there are many others we don't know so much about, it is true. There is the Great Horned Owl who makes the hoot-hoot sounds. Sometimes this owl is known as the big hoot owl. "Great Horned Owl's nest is made In the late winter. Nobody can get ahead of Great Horned. And what damage they can do! "They're ferocious and fierce and terrible hunters, it is true. ' "There is the Short-Eared Owl who has its nest on the ground in a marsh. if course the name of this owl de scribes the owl's looks. "The first egg is very apt to hatch out before the last one is laid, and so the different birdlings are of many dif ferent sizes and look differently from other young birds. "There is Screech OwL a small lit tle owl we know quite well. "He whistles songs at night-time and is gray in color. He nests early in the spring, too. , "Then there is old Barn Owl, a queer looking creature with a face often called a 'monkey face.' "They are very useful and do a fine work, hunting just after the sun goes down and early in the morning. "Then there is the Long-Eared Owl who tries to look stiff and like the branch of a tree when any one Is around the nest who might be an enemy. The Long-Eared Owl has long ear tufts. He likes to sit high up in ever green trees and keep very quiet. "There is the Great Gray Owl with the long tail and the small yellow eyes. He stays In the northern part of the United States during the win ter and goes far north when the mild weather comes along. Mr. Richardson Owl ts something like the Acadian Owl, but with grayer plumage. "And the Acadian Owl is very, very small and has no ear tuns. But there!" Daddy said, "those are enough owls to be introduced to in one evening. 'Besides, I must tell you what Billy Barred Owl had happen to hira today. "He was having his usual daytime sleep when old Mr. Charlie Crow came along and woke him up. Wasn't Billy mad ! "I should just say he was! "It's too bad,' he said, that, con s i d e r i n g I am about the least harmful of any of the owls I should receive such bad treatment. "But, of course, the crows don't like the owls. There is no love lost between the two families. ;! T , But now : -we have had enough "Old Barn Owl." of owls for tonight, for if we could sleep when they do we, too, could sit up way, way into the night. We must get up in the morning, tlkough, when the owls are sleeping and getting their rest. "It is the way it has always been, and the old ways are usually the best." Not Big Enough. Billy had a serious misunderstanding with his elder cousin Conrad, that he hud scrupulously concealed from his mother. When he came home from school she said: "Billy, what would you like to give Cousin Conrad for his birthday tomorrow?" "I know what I'd like to give him," said Billy vengefully, "but I'm not big enoug'i." Y'outh's Companion. When He Was Little Girl. Little Hubert had but recently been put Into his first short trousers, and felt very proud to be out of dresses. One day he was trying to remind his mother of something that had oc curred some time before. "Why, don't you remember it, mam ma?" he said. "It was when I was a little girl." Willing to Give Way. "Mninma gave you the biggest piece of cake," said five-year-old Edward to his little sister. "She always gives you most of everything." "Well, never mind, Edward," replied the little girl, "she Is going to put mustard plasters on us tonight when we go to bed and I'll ask her to give you the biggest one." Answer Bothered Henry. Teacher Did the third question bother you? Henry Np, but the answer did. Br GRADING AND PAVING ROADS Average Figures for Whole of United States Given Out by Bureau of Public Roads. (Prepared by the United States Department of Agriculture.) What part of the cost of a road goes into grading and structures that are more or less permanent, and what part goes into the paving, which may eventually wear out? This question is answered fully by statistics compiled by the bureau of public roads of the United States De partment of Agriculture on 1,350 com pleted federal-aid roads, involving 7. 500 miles of road, at a total cost of $112,000,000. Of the total cost, 21 per cent went into grading, 14 per cent into structure, G2 per cent into pav ing, anil 3 per cent for engineering. These are the average figures for the whole of the United States, but there is considerable variation In different sections. In the Middle Atlantic states, where grading Is not heavy and paving must be built for heavy traffic, the cost of the paving rises to 75 per cent and the grading and structures fall to 15 per cent and 9 per cent, respective ly. In the Mountain states the prob lem is very different, much of the work being new construction with heavy grading, and the highest type An improved Road in the Rocky Moun . tains. of surface is not necessary. In this group of states the cost of grading amounted to 33 per cent, structures 20 per cent and paving 42 per cent. TRAFFIC CENSUS OF TRUCKS Information as to Speed and Size of Average Vehicle Obtained in New England. How large is the average truck and how fast does It travel? This question and others of interest to truck owners and users of the highways are an swered by information obtained in a recent traffic census taken by the bu reau of public roads. United States Department of Agriculture, on one of the most traveled highways in New England. The census discloses that 40 per cent of the trucks were of 1 ton capacity or less; 33 per cent between Land 2 tons; 5 per cent between 24 and 5 tons; and that less than 2 per cent of the trucks were of more than 5 tons capacity. On a level stretch of road, over which the speed of motor vehicles was timed, it was found that more trucks traveled at a speed of 20 miles an hour than at any other rate. Thirty-seven per cent traveled 20 miles an hour or faster. One truck, whose driver said he was in a hurry to get there, was found to be traveling at a speed of 45 miles an hour. TREES FOR STATE HIGHWAYS If Planted 50 or 60 Fe'et Apart They Will Not Harm Roads and Will . Add Pleasure. The Minnesota forestry department in the capitoi at 'St Paul is offering nut trees for planting on the high ways of Minnesota. The planting of these state highways with shade, orna mental or fruit trees should be begun at once. If the road is properly made so that It drains well and the trees are set 50 or 60 feet apart they will not harm the roads in the least and will add much to the pleasure of driving along them in the future. LeRoy Cady, associate professor of horticul ture, University Farm, St. Paul. Big Program in New Mexico. The state highway commission In New Mexico has launched a big road building program with six new fed eral aid projects, one to cost $40, 707.02, a second to cost $65,505.67, a third $58,362.87, the fourth $41,624.73, a fifth $69,844.49 and the sixth $74, 194.47. Best Use of Funds. The states can do no better service to themselves and the country at this time than by using their road funds for actual construction. Contracts in Oregon. The Oregon state highway commis sion awarded contracts recently for 17.3 miles of highway, with a three Inch asphaltlc concrete base and a two-Inch asphaltlc concrete wearing surface. Tractor Equipment Best. 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It is a splendid medicine for the middle-aged woman. It is prepared from medicinal roots and herbs and contains no harmful drugs or narcotics. Flirtation Spoiled. "Ah, little one," said the facetious patron, "I could sit here all day and let you work on my nails." "I'm afraid you couldn't," said the fair manicurist. "The large barber up In front is my husband. 1 can tell from the way he's shuffling his l'eet that as soon as h gets through shaving the man he's. liwifVinnr An . ho'u triiirnr tn etfttll H,u.lr here." Thorns. Luther Buiiiiink brings out a thorn less blackberry bush. What will the blackberry bush do about this? Prob ably a lot. The blackberry, desiring to multiply, protects its berry seeds by thorns on the avenue of approach, the stem of the bush. Just as the luscious, slow moving turtle grew a hard shell to keep fast-moving prowlers from eat ing it. It may take decades, but the black berry, disarmed of its thorns, will pro duce some other. form of protection probably a bitter berry. Nature can not be fooled for long in her devices for protecting the reproduction of life. Don't worry because yon have made a mistake; you might have made a worse one.