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especially true if the board has on it a number of members who are technically trained in some particular executive service or who have had wide experience in handling executive problems.
A recreation board can best serve its community by holding its executive officer responsible for a high degree of efficiency in the administration and operation of the recreation department. Board members should consider their responsibility in serving on the board a public trust to be regarded with the same sincerity and earnestness shown in the pursuit of their business or professional life. In this way alone can the public be most effectively served and municipal recreation take its rightful place as a public service.
Pegs-And What to Do With Them!
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Give each of the players at the head of the left hand diyisions a ball. On the word "go" these players roll the ball at the peg. If it is knocked down the player runs out and sets it up and thensteps out of the game. The player at the head of the opposite division retrieves the ball and from the head of his line bowls at the peg. He continues to bowl until he knocks down the peg, the head of the opposite division retrieving for him. When the peg is knocked down he sets it up and the retriever starts to bowl and so the game continues. The first team with only on player left wins.
Peg Stand and Carry Relay. Teams take position described above, except that one division has one more player than the other. The two sections of each team are thirty to forty feet apart, and midway between is a peg in a circle. At the signal "go" each player at the head of the longer division. runs to his peg, picks it up and carries it to the head of the shorter division. The player who has just run goes to the end of the shorter line, while the player to whom he gave the peg returns it to the center and runs on to tag the next person in the longer line, who does as the first player did, and so on. The game continues until all players on one team have changed divisions or until they are back in their original positions. If a peg falls the player who last stood it up must run back and set it up again.
Peg Shift Relay. The game is played as above, except that the peg is moved from one circle to an adjoining one and the player continues, tags the opposite man who runs back and shifts the peg
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Peg Balance Relay. Teams are in file formation about five feet apart. Thirty feet in front of each file is a line. The head of each file has two pegs. On the signal to start the leader of each line places one peg on top of the other, holding the lower peg with the hand below the middle of the peg. As soon as the pegs are balanced, the player puts his free hand behind his back and starts for the line. Should the top peg fall, the player must stop, pick it up, balance it again and put his free hand behind him before he moves forward again. The free hand must not be in front while the player is moving. When he crosses the line he may seize both pegs in his hands and run back to the next player who proceeds in the same fashion. The first line to finish wins.
Balance and Stand Relay. This is played as is the above game save that all but the first player have one peg. The first player, who has two pegs, balances his pegs, one on top of the other, to the line, stands one up on the floor and carries the other back to the second player. If a peg on the line falls down, the last one to touch it must set it up before his team mate may start.
Knock the Peg Down. Players are in file formation. About twenty feet in front of each file is a peg behind which stands a catcher. On signal to start the leader of each team bowls a ball at the peg. He must continue to bowl until the peg is knocked down. When it falls he goes to the foot of the line, the catcher returns the ball to the head of the line, sets up the peg and the game continues until one team has all its men in their original position.
Middle Peg Down. The game is the same as the previous one save that instead of one peg there are three in a row, one foot apart. The bowler must hit the middle peg down but leave the other
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the stage reading "Vote Yes for Playgrounds." Between the ten-minute performances the announcer urged voting for recreation.
On election day excitement ran high. Voters were transported to the polls in borrowed cars; sample ballots were given out; checkers at the polls checked on votes from the precincts, and children carried slogans near by. The results were gratifying, for final figures showed a 214 to I ratio in favor of recreation.
When Gypsies Come to Reading
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The winner of each age group is eligible to the sectional story contest scheduled for the following week. An alternate is chosen in each case. For this contest the city is divided into four districts, and one playground within each district is selected as the place at which the sectional contest is to be held. The contestants from the playgrounds within the district meet at the places designated. The girl leaders of the four designated playgrounds act as hostesses. It is their duty to greet the contestants and make them feel at ease, to greet the judges and see that they clearly understand their directions, to announce the contestants at the proper time, to tabulate the judge's decisions and to send the names of the winners to the Recreation Department office the same day as the contest.
The judges of the contests are members of the Story League, invited by the Supervisor of Dramatics. Before the contest, each judge received through the mail a copy of the score sheet, plus directions for scoring. The point system is used for the following:
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APTAIN WILLIAM BOWIE, Executive Secretary of the Montreal Parks and Playgrounds Association, has written that work is well under way in the one million dollar park and playground improvement and development program in Montreal, which is designed to give employment to as many men as possible.
Included in the project is $275,000 for a municipal bathing beach on St. Helen's Island situated in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, and easily accessible from the crowded section of the city. This beach will be finished in May, 1937, and will accommodate some 10,000 bathers.
$250,000 has been set aside to be expended on the expansion of the Botanical Gardens.
Generous provision has been made for playgrounds for the younger children, playing fields for the older teen-age boys and girls and picnic grounds for families.
A sum of $144,000 is set aside for the building of large wading pools in playgrounds situated in congested parts of the city.
$75,000 will be devoted to the improvement and reforestation of Mount Royal Park; the unique mountain park situated in the heart of the city.
The balance of the money will be expended in beautification, improvement and extension of existing parks. This will fill a long felt need.
The cost of these improvements is being borne 50% by the Provincial Government and 50% by the Federal Government, so that the city of Montreal is securing much needed facilities without putting an added drain on the sorely depleted civic treasury.
The Hon. William Tremblay, Minister of Labor of the Province of Quebec, has declared that when this project is completed new development schemes will be substituted so that as far as possible men will be kept permanently off the relief lists.
On the appointed day the entrants and judges (again three members of the Story League) meet on a grassy plot in the City Park. A hostess chosen by the Supervisor of Dramatics takes care of the routine matters. Usually at this contest there are many visitors parents, friends and
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those interested in the art of story-telling. The gathering is very informal, each group telling its stories in turn. A prominent citizen attending the contest of 1936, was invited to present ribbons to the winners. This, plus light refreshments, were new additions this year, which proved very enhancing to the whole affair. It is customary for the winners of the city-wide contest to tell their stories over the radio on the regular weekly Department broadcast. That, with the ribbons. awarded is the only prize offered. While called a contest, and carried out on that basis, the storytelling affair is intended more to foster good story-telling and to instill interest in literature than to be merely a competition.
The girls and boys of Reading love story-telling but in order to make the activity on the playgrounds truly successful, there must be a program carefully planned and followed during the whole
Play for Handicapped Children
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Teachers in the Special Education Department are called "Play Ladies" by the children. This is
scarcely a misnomer for with great care we foster the spirit of true play that the hospitalized child may not need to retrace his steps in the serious work of preparing for life, for he is living his adjustments, his tolerance, his understanding in everything he says and does.
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cess. A highly plastic clay dries more slowly than an open clay, and open clay is less apt to crack. Pottery should be thoroughly dry before being fired. If it scratches dusty on the bottom, it is dry enough to be fired. Clay is porous and contains a large amount of air, which will expand and crack the article upon being put into the kiln unless the object has been thoroughly dried. Pieces should be dried on shelves with small sticks under the bottoms to make drying more even.
After the pottery is dry, place it in long square tiles of fire clay, which can be stacked one on top of another until the kiln is full. Start the fire very low, and if burning gas leave the flame at the same height for about eight or ten hours. This will finish drying the pottery. The door of the kiln