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32 THE TARGET get some wood to burn. Time was short. They hurried as fast as they could. Arriving at home, they looked for something to burn. The only dry wood available was a chair and their only bed. They wasted no time but set to work chopping the bed. They hurried with the pieces to the tracks and built a fire. To their joy the wood burned. They did not have long to wait, for around the curve came the train full speed. The old lady took off her red skirt and waved it franti- cally in the air. The daughter tak- ing a piece of barning wood did like- wise. The train came to a stop. The passengers jumped out into the storm and crowded around the heroines. The old lady had fainted. The daughter could only utter the words, " The bridge. " But they had saved many lives. VIRGINIA GIMBAL. OUR ASSEMBLIES. On April third for the promotion of Liberty Bond Day the following patriotic program was given in the Assembly Hall: 1. Chorus, " America. " 2. " The Demands of War, " by Jean Dupont. 3. Chorus, " Keep the Home Fires Burning. " 4. " Loans and Thrift Stamps, " by Howard Elms. 5. " Efficiency, " by Curtis Wright. 6. Chorus, " Over There. " 7. " How We Must Defeat Ger- many, " by Jack Gompertz. 8. Chorus, " Battle Hymn of the Republic. " 9. " The New Liberty Bond Posters " by Miss King. Mr. Fratez gave us an interesting lecture one afternoon on Thrift Stamps, War Savings Stamps and Liberty Bonds. He explained how very much they were needed by L T ncle Sam and put it up to us to help our parents " do -their best " by not asking for parties but for a bigger thing in a Liberty Bond. Mr. Charles Keeler, who is remem- bered for having given us a delight- ful recitation of his poems some time ago, on Tuesday, April twenty-third, addressed us at a twenty-minute as- sembly. He spoke on pet shows and gave an interesting story about John Muir and his dog, Stickeen. He also told us about his personal adventures with pets in India. He ended his interesting talk by inviting all of us to the pet show given for the Red Cross on May eighteenth. He parti- cularly asked us to exhibit our own pets. A very interesting lecture, well illustrated by lantern slides, was giv- en on April twenty-fifth by Professor Kearn. His subject was " War Gar- dens. " The pictures aptly illustrated the fine harvests of both vegetables and money gleaned by different schools and individuals. Professor Kearn impressed upon us that here was one way to accomplish " practical patriotism. " During War Organization Week an interesting program was given for the school: 1. Chorus, " Keep the Home Fires Burning. " 2. Chorus, " Over There. " 3. A short address by Dr. Fisher urging us to go to school as a Patriotic Duty. 4. A half hour of amusement con- ducted by Mr. Snyder. 5. Mrs. Perry on " Our Duty Is To Serve. " 6. " Flag Salute, " Assembly.
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THE TARGET 3i that she herself had not had to make these little stitches, for it had taken many of them to complete the sampler. The little girl had examined minut- ely the exquisite piece of work many a time but it looked different today. The house with a tree on either side, the dog, the fowl, all seemed to move. Really, the letters of the alphabet were taking sides and be- ginning to play ball. The dog and the rooster were fighting and Dorothy was amazed beyond expres- sion when the chanticleer stepped out of the frame and flew at her. Im- mediately the letters came running down the path and in a moment more they were all sitting on Doro- thy ' s face. One was tickling her, one was pecking at her eyes and another was pulling at her hair. The child was extremely frightened when she heard a loud noise that woke her up. She found that she had been dreaming. HELEN E RICHTER. Buy some thrift stamps every week, ' Twill help to win the war; The Kaiser will feel mighty weak As we rake them in galore. A PREDATORY CHIPMUNK. I had paused to bathe my hands and face in a trout brook. A tin cup of strawberries which I had gathered going through the field was placed on a rock beside me. Presently unconscious of my pres- ence came a little chipmunk. He hopped up on the brim of the cup and proceeded to eat the choicest berries — two, four, six, eight, until the little vagabond ' s cheeks were bulging. Then he lost no time filling his pockets. When he seemed to be satisfied he hopped off the cup and along the rocks and disappeared into the woods. In a few minutes he came back and ate some more berries. Then he went away again. In a few minutes more, appeared a bob-tailed chipmunk who hopped around finding it very hard to hit the right place. I feel confident that the first chipmunk had told him of the delicious strawberries he had found down by the brook. He ate a few and then disappeared into the woods. In a little while came the first chipmunk the third time. He was very fastidious now for he began to bite into every berry to taste the quality. I then proceeded on my journey with my supply of straw- berries appreciably diminished. HELEN PINE. HOW THE TRAIN WAS SAVED. In a lonely part of Virginia there lived in a hut, an elderly woman and her daughter. There was no one else living within five miles of this modest little home. One stormy day in March, the lit- tle lady and her daughter had been sewing. When night came they did not feel inclined to go to bed be- cause of the terrible storm raging without. They finally gained cour- age and concluded to get some sleep. About midnight they were awaken- ed by a crash. Mother and daughter crept down the stairs. Neither could make out what the noise was. Sud- denly the daughter cried out, " The bridge. " About a quarter of a mile from the house was a railroad bridge. The two rushed out into the storm. Sure enough the bridge had fallen into the river. Both cried out, " The one-forty-five train. " There was only one thing to do —
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THE TARGET 33 The Mandolin Club The Mandolin Club played at the meeting of the teachers and assisted at one of the noon plays. The pieces played at the teachers ' as- sembly were: " The Bluebird, " " La Virginia, " and " The Presidio March. " They also played for the McKinley School Mothers ' Club. The members number twelve, ten mandolins and two guitars. They will give two selections of new music at our an- nual concert. The Orchestra There were so many applicants for orchestra work this year that Miss Ellerhorst had to organize two orchestras, a Junior and a Senior. The Senior numbers 44 and the Junior 21. The Seniors entertained the peo- ple at the first meeting of the Berk- eley Defense Corps. They also play- ed at one of the Hawthorne School concerts Sunday, May 19. Both orchestras took an important part in the annual concert given by Miss Ellehorst. Some of the selections were: " The Crusaders, " (Senior), " Heavens Resound " (Junior) and " March lone " composed by Miss Brightman and dedicated to the Frances Willard School. They have also assisted at some of the noon plays we have been having this term. THE BAND. The band is making very good progress this term with its twenty- five members. It would have done
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