The Southern Israelite
.ill Right* RfMrrveti
I> t ar ('hildren:—
I wonder what kind of weather you’re having today? I am quite glad to
a arm ami cosy indoors, for it is very rainy and chilly outside. Of course
t the kind of day for football or a tramp through the glorious autumn
..... but it is splendid weather for writing letters. Just sending this mes-
to you makes me feel very gay—and I am entirely forgetting the rain!
\ -a for a surprise. First answer my questions. Are you patriotic? Are
ry proud of your state ’ Of course! Hut 1 want to see just how proud
in-. 1 am going to have a “My State” contest—and of course there will
a ovrly prize for the winner. Here are the rules for our contest—and
very, very simple.
! Any boy or girl may submit a poem, story or letter (one of each if you
.hi about his or her state. They may deal with an historic incident or the
. n t time. Nothing may be over 200 words.
He sure to write on one side of the paper and put your name, age and
.it ,-<s on your paper.
1 will give you the closing date of the contest in my next letter, but be
night away. So far till of my letters have been from Georgia children—
'• let the other states fall behind!
| hope to have my mail box stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey with all
( .f writing for our contest.
(let to work, children, and my love to you all,
SISTh'li Ml HI AM.
I think this is quite a nice poem, and, although it, will lx i printed a
. after Armistice Day, it is a splendid reminder to all of us.
1 cannot remember as long ago
As the days of the great World War,
For I was a very little girl then
And my mem'ries can’t reach so far.
Hut I've heard over and over in school
Much of that terrible time,
And I hope that we’ll never have again
A war of any kind.
So, on Armistice Day, every year,
We must honor our soldiers dead.
And try to make brighter for these who live
The years that are ahead.
DORA MORRIS, Age 13.
OCR PI ZZI.E CORNER
D.' puzzle this week can be as easy or as hard as you make it! Isn’t that
uct-r sort of puzzle? Here it is:
Make as many words as possible out of the letters in:
t H A N K S G I V I N G
ntay use a letter in a word only as many times as it occurs in “Thanks-
i g. For instance, you can have only one “T” in any word, but you
*i use two “N’s.”
from now on every one sending in a puzzle answer will be put on the
v ■ mu's List.” When your name has been printed f» times, you will
'•< a magic reward.
I he answer to the puzzle last time is:
“MIRIAM AND MOSES”
I he "Magician’s List” will begin next time but I do want to print the
■ > ot those sending in the correct answer for last time.
11' ! i they are: Mary Wienberg, Sam Rice, Frances Cohn, Hetty Green-
’. and Henry Schiff.
— A LOVE GAME
(Continued from Last Issue)
admitted Adele, “you have
r 'imposition, but all the same,
M'-rningview is cheering for you.”
The Tournament day had arrived,
committee announced the pair-
f ir the singles, and after much
•'baking and formalities the play-
* gun. Helen and Adele vanquish-
: ' ir opponents easily. David won
match by steady, calm playing,
Morris went down in quick defeat,
••'ter set was played throughout
hot summer afternoon. Excite-
was a t a pitch during the semi-
115 helen against Harry Victor in
game, Jean against George Wise
r the other. The sun was going down
j s l " e tw ° girls climaxed their swift
j ' against the boys—and the ref-
I! ; announced the two girls as con-
a!,ts l0r the championship the fol-
r 0w, ng afternoon.
The Morningview supper tables
were absorbed by the thought of to
morrow’s game. Some hoped earnestly
to see Jean’s championship end, others
said they’d rather have her win, be
cause, after all, she was an older
resident of Morningview than Helen.
Whatever its sentiments, there was
a record crowd at the courts the fol
lowing afternoon. Cheer upon cheer
was given for each girl. Helen re
sponded with a smile and a friendly
wave, Jean with an abrupt nod.
The first set was clearly Helen’s—
she won easily, with no apparent ef
fort, while Jean’s whole body seemed
concentrated in one tremendous effort
to win. During the second set Helen’s
staunch supporters were horrified to
see her serves losing their deadly
swiftness, and her returns their light
ning-like accuracy. Game after game
was chalked up to Jean’s credit—four,
five, six—set! For those who counted
on Helen to become the new champion,
the last game was particularly dis
heartening, for Jean fulfilled her de
sire and took every point—a love
Helen’s supporters cheered lustily.
Surely she would come back in the
next set—she hadn’t been herself in
those last games. As for Helen, she
appeared exceedingly calm and un
troubled. Jean, on the other hand, was
nervous and very restless. During the
rest period before the final set, she
walked over to Helen and said in a
voice vibrant with suppressed feeling,
“May I speak with you a minute—
“Right away,” Helen responded.
“Helen,” Jean began hesitantly, “I
want to ask you something—I hardly
know how to begin.”
“Count three and just start,” sug
gested the other girl cheerfully.
“All right, here goes—why did you
let me win that set?”
“Let you?” murmured Helen, “I
simply played against you and you
“Oh, no you didn’t—you weren’t
playing. I know the game you’re cap
able of. I was suspicious during those
first three games, but that love game
made me certain. What’s your idea?”
"That’s what tennis is to me, Jean
—a ‘Ix)ve Game.’ I don’t play for
glory, I like it for the fun in it. I am
enjoying this tournament, but you’re
not because to you the only pleasure
in it would be to win. I am having
my fun as I go—why shouldn’t you
“So,” Jean said slowly, “you’d let
me win just to make me happy?”
“Why, certainly Jean, between
friends, tennis should never be so se
rious as to break up friendships.”
Tears glistened in Jean’s eyes. Im
pulsively she reached out and clasped
Helen’s hand. “Helen,” she exclaimed
softly, “I do see, and honest and truly
I don’t care which of us wins the
match. Please play hard against me
—I’ll show you that I can play a ‘love
The last set was a revelation to all
the spectators of the ability of the
girls. The excitement among the
(Continued on Page 16)
1929 Revives The
And the wonder is that that exciting
indoor game should have been in
eclipse so long! In case you can’t re
member back as far as 1900, Ping-
Pong is tennis on a diminutive scale
but don’t be deceived into think
ing it isn’t real exercise! Davison-
Paxon’s has all the equipment you
need, variously priced, in the Toy
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crammed with exciting toys!
Ping-Pong Seta . S1.69 to 1§12.R
Ping-Pong Tables . . . $44,50
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