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Scenes on Champs Elysees
The Champs Elysees is gay enough
this spring. The bursting buds and wak
ing flowers of this most famous of the
avenues of Paris are opening to a new
season, a season of peace. Its birds sing
louder. Each morning the grass is a
little greener. Spring flowers start in
colorful rows, pink, violet, and gold, like
spritely ladies of the ballet awaiting their
cue to scamper into a dance. Upon the
greensward, countless children play.
They are happy children—not like the
children of yesterday, whose smiles were
dulled by the specter of war. They are
glad, and the spring has come to France.
With them is a woman, an American,
in the uniform of the Red Cross. She
is directing their games, and if we are
any judge of their gyrations there seems
to be a decidedly American air about
their play. Isn’t that group over there
playing “Drop the handkerchief?” The
small, blue-eyed girl with the ’kerchief
in her hand is going about the circle
chanting the French equivalent for “A-
tiskit, a-tasket, a green and yellow bas
ket,” and how they squeal with delight
and jump up and down when she finally
drops the handkerchief and the race be
gins. What breathless laughter! What
a chorus of exclamatory French, as if
all the birds in the world were twitter
ing at once!
Under that blossoming tree there are
four girls “jumping rope,” turning “dou
ble dutch.” The little one with the red
hair has missed, and “takes an end”
under protest. Here are some more like
pixies in a sandpile. These are younger
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children, under school age; and there is
another Red Cross instructor with them,
showing them how to build a castle.
And there are races that foster the
spirit of competition and fair play.
These are always exciting events, and
are watched with keen interest by the
This is another field in which the Red
Cross has assumed its responsibilities in
behalf of the world’s children. The
French children have taken up the Amer
ican games with delight, and interested
persons in France are now clamoring for
the establishment of free municipal play
grounds, patterned after the American
system.—Red Cross Magazine.
The Stork Recently Brought
To Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Price, 9% lb.
girl, March 26.
To Mr. and Mrs. W. L. McCall, 9^4 lb.
girl, March 27.
To Mr. and Mrs. Dave Swagerty, 7V4
lb. boy, March 29.
To Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Austin, 10*4
lb. boy, March 31.
To Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Williamson, 7*4
lb. girl, April 1.
To Mr. and Mrs. R. H. McIntyre, IVz
lb. boy, April 1.
To Mr. and Mrs. C. K. (Jraham, 8 lb.
girl, April 2.
To Mr. and Mrs. Covington, 7 lb. l>oy,
To Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Daniels, 9>/fe lb.
boy, April 18.
To Mr. and Mrs. G. Russell, 7 lb. Iwy,
April 20. *
Ready to Make War on the Chicken*
Bobbie Wake (in grea'. excitenifi*^
Mother, Mrs. Rainey’s keeping chick*
now, an’ I’m going to make war on
Mrs. Wake: Well, why, Bobbie?
Bubbie; ’Cause our garden, 5^
know—we got to make it safe for
On a certain April day, there
on the Club-House Bulletin Board
tice (the work of some jealous ^
to the effect that Mr. Roach
was to be married the next
Of course we were all awar«
“In the spring a young man’s
etc.; but the H. C. of L. has been
to by so many that most of the r**
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