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NEW PUBLICATIONS IN THE LEISURE TIME FIELD
delinquent youth and around them arrays the forces that cause a delinquency and the social and legal agencies that deal with the cases. Community disorganization and rapid social change the broken family, sordid poverty and lack of community responsibility-pour a continuous stream of helpless children into the hands of the social agencies, police, the courts, probation officers, and penal institutions.
What agencies should deal with these cases? How should such cases be studied scientifically? What part do the police, the courts and probation officers play? How should parental education be carried on? What are the qualifications of the worker with delinquent youth? These and many other questions are answered on the basis of very careful research findings.
The final section of the volume deals with the utilization of community resources in the work of unadjusted youth and parents-among them the church, the school, community recreation agencies, coordinating councils and the juvenile court clinic. These are described and appraised. An ideal is set up for recreation and recreation workers as the author quotes from the White House Conference on Child Health and Protection. . . . “The playground official of the future will be rather a community agent than a playground director. The background of child life must be known as it is seen, not only on the playground but on the streets and in the alleys."
This book is indeed a "Treatise and Casebook for Court Workers, Probation Officers and Other Child Welfare Workers."
The Romance Map of Maine.
Compiled by Alice E. Fowler and Grace F. Dodge.
The latest in the attractive series of Romance Maps, the map of Maine, is made up of cleverly arranged sketches of historical events, famous people, interesting legends, and animals of Maine. If you are interested in historical events or if Maine happens to be your favorite vacation haunt, as it is with so many people, you will not want to miss this publication.
This New America.
By Alfred C. Oliver, Jr. and Harold M. Dudley. Longmans, Green and Company, New York. $1.50. Here is the story of the CCC since the inauguration of which almost 2,000,000 young men have enrolled in camps. The book gives statistical information regarding the work done in the conservation of our national resources, but what is more important, it testifies to the work which is being done in the conservation of our national youth. The editors of this book had access to government files containing thousands of letters by enrollees describing life in the camps. Many of these human documents are published in This New America.
The Junior Natural History.
The American Museum of Natural History, 77th Street and Central Park West, New York. $1.00 a year; 10 cents a copy.
A monthly magazine containing information on birds, animals, flowers and natural phenomena, presented in a way to appeal to children. The magazine is profusely illustrated with beautiful pictures.
The Walther League, 6438 Eggleston Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. $.10.
Here are nine mimeographed pages of interesting brain puzzlers gathered from various sources.
Improved Personnel in Government Service.
Published in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, January 1937. American Academy of Political and Social Science, 3457 Walnut Street, Philadelphia. $2.00.
This issue of the Annals has been devoted to the subject of personnel in government service, and a number of outstanding leaders have contributed articles on the following subjects: Spoils and Democracy; the Development of a Professional Public Service; New Techniques of Public Personnel Administration; the Reform Movement: Old and New; Improved Personnel in Government Service. Among the contributors are C. A. Dykstra, City Manager of Cincinnati; Ordway Tead, lecturer and writer; Lewis Meriam of the Brookings Institution; Harold W. Dodds, president of Princeton University, and others.
Happy Nature Adventures.
By Mary C. Butler. Dorrance and Company, Philadelphia. $1.50.
A nature lover whose own life has been enriched by contact with nature tells delightfully of her ramblings. It is interesting to note that no observation recorded was made more than eight miles from the spot where the writer lives.
Twig Key to Some Common Northeastern Trees.
By William M. Harlow. New York State College of Forestry, Syracuse, New York. Single copies, $.25; 100 or more, $.15.
Dr Harlow has presented a simple key to thirty-eight common trees. Each twig has been photographed. "Twigs are not just so many sticks terminating the branches, but possess individuality of form, color, size and often taste." Many leaders will be glad to become familiar with their neighborhood trees or to make a tree map of their playgrounds by this means.-Reviewed by William G. Vinal.
Officers and Directors of the National Recreation Association
JOSEPH LEE, President
JOHN H. FINLEY, First Vice-President
F. GREGG BEMIS, Boston, Mass.
ROBERT GARRETT, Baltimore, Md.
AUSTIN E. GRIFFITHS, Seattle, Wash.
H. MCK. LANDON, Indianapolis, Ind.
EDWARD E. LOOMIS, New York, N. Y.
J. H. MCCURDY, Springfield, Mass.
CARL E. MILLIKEN, Augusta, Me.
MRS. OGDEN L. MILLS, Woodbury, N. Y.
J. C. WALSH, New York, N. Y.
FREDERICK M. WARBURG, New York, N. Y.
Summary of Community Recreation in 1936..
Community Recreation Leadership, Facilities and Activities in 1936
Tables of Playground and Community Recreation Statistics for 1936...
Service of the National Recreation Movement in 1936
Entered as second-class matter June 12, 1929, at the Post Office at New York, New York, under Act of March 3, 1879. Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in Section 1103. Act of October 3, 1917, authorized May 1, 1924.
Copyright, 1937, by the National Recreation Association
Who Is Who In Recreation?
YEAR BOOK ON LIVING even when primarily governmental is a record of dreams and hard work
on the part of many individuals and groups.
It is a record also of cooperation on the part of many:
Mayors and city managers
Recreation boards and recreation executives
School boards and school superintendents
Park boards and park superintendents
City planning boards and groups
Y. M. C. A.'s and Y. W. C. A.'s, and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and