Proceedings, Volume 2

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National Recreation Association., 1909 - Playgrounds
 

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Page 65 - Item: I devise to boys Jointly all the useful idle fields and commons where ball may be played; all pleasant waters where one may swim; all snowclad hills where one may coast, and all streams and ponds where one may fish, or where, when grim winter comes, one may skate; to have and to hold the same for the period of their boyhood.
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Page 65 - Item: I leave to children inclusively, but only for the term of their childhood, all and every the flowers of the fields and the blossoms of the woods, with the right to play among them freely according to the customs of children, warning them at the same time against thistles and thorns. And I devise to children the banks of the brooks and the golden sands beneath the waters thereof, and the odors of the willows that dip therein, and the white clouds that float high over the giant trees. And I leave...
Page 324 - Cal. 59. Vaughan, Hon. RC, Chairman, Committee on Parks, Toronto, Ont., Can. 60. Vollmer, Mr. August, Marshall, Police Dept., Berkeley, Cal. 61. White, Mrs. Lovell, Outdoor Art League, California Club, San Francisco, Cal. 62. Whitwall, Mr. CB, Milwaukee, Wis. 63. Whitwall, Mrs. CB, Milwaukee, Wis. 64. Wirth, Mr. Theodore, Supt. of Parks, Minneapolis, Minn. 65. Wood, Mr. Horace, Pres., Playground Association, St. Joseph, Mo. 66. Ziegler, Dr. Carl, Supervisor, Physical Training, Cincinnati, O. MOTION...
Page 359 - ... playgrounds of Newark, NJ, which called forth much applause. It is needless to say that splendid order was maintained both at this exhibition and at the Festival of Folk and National Dances held in Van Cortlandt Park on the following day, by the police who were detailed for that purpose from headquarters. Chalif , of the Chalif Normal School of Dancing. There were the characteristic national and folk dances — the Italian, Polish, Spanish, Irish, Bohemian, Russian, Swedish, Hungarian, Scottish,...
Page 67 - AWAKE, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city : for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean. Shake thyself from the dust ; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem : loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
Page 173 - To put it in another way — after the small parks had been operating for two years, the South Side alone showed a decrease in delinquency of 17 per cent. relative to the delinquency of the whole city, while the rest of the city...
Page 235 - ... overeffort, merely to encourage play. We also want, it seems to me, to have the science so perfect that no one will see the science. We do not want routine and schedules and a training which smack of a playground congress. We want just fun for boys and girls — with an absence of self-consciousness and an opportunity for cheerful self-abandonment, with genuine interest, with every variety of diversion that science can suggest, but with the stimulus to the same feeling that the happy country...
Page 238 - The playground is the chief field for the development of body and mind; of training for social life, for organization and combination with his fellows. The real life of the child is lived not in the schoolroom, but on the playground. One of the most valuable influences of the school is the effect of children upon each other. But this can be attained in its perfection only upon the playground. Cut down the school hours one-half and double the playground hours, and you will have done more for the physical,...
Page 416 - ATHLETIC COURTESY The League endeavors to foster clean sport between gentlemen. The following statements express the spirit to be sought and maintained in such sport. It is the privilege and duty of every committee and person connected with the League to embody these principles in his own actions and to earnestly advocate them before others...

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