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PAGE six THE MICHIGAN DAILY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1921
Fresh Air Camp Makes Poor Kids Hapy
(By Lewis C. IRelmann) to stand "Ten-shun!" while the win- while the "snipe hunt" filled the im- as the present site cannot be secured
One hundred and forty-three poor ners of the previous day's tent in- aginative young minds with anticipa- for that purpose. It is hoped that
kids 'of Michigan are healthier, hap- spection had the honor of raising the tion but never produced the promised such a place may soon be gotten so
pier, and inore manly because Uni- flag. Then off they filed to the beach "snipe-pie" for- breakfast. that permanent buildings may be
versity men and women proved them- where John Gustus, '22, put them After a busy day of play and round built.
selves unselfish. through ten minutes of "setting-up." of duties, the blaze of the campfire The possibilities of the Fresh Air
The first University of Michigan "Doc" Barrett was there with a sup- lured the kiddies, for that meant Camp are unlimited. Workers among
fresh air camp, located on the shore ply of toothbrushes and paste furn- y boys of Detroit state that only one-
jolly songs, yells, stories, and serious
of Lake Huron, ten miles north of/ ished by Ann Arbor druggists, and ' tenth of, the boys who ought to go to
talks that sank deep into their con-
Port Huron, was even more success- every boy was put through toothbrush camp can now be accomodated in the
ful than was first anticipated. Ideal- drill. If a boy had a bad looking set cevdhr hi irtisiaint camps now established. The Juvenile
ceived here their first inspiration to
ly located, with 4200 feet of lake front, of molars, "Doc" supplied him with go to Michigan. The "Locomotive" Court alone could furnish several
g toMcia. Te"Lcmtie sde
thickly wooded with oak and white pumice or abrasive to clean them up. and "U. of M." stired te echoes of red boys. Every large city of
birch, the camp was a happy play- In case cavities were found the boys the trees and hills, and the funny Michigan could send a quota of boys
ground for these youngsters gathered were taken to Dr. Weston-also a songs that trere sung are now being who need such camp experience.
sung on the streets of Detroit. Talks It is believed that Michigan men
oni sportsmanship, clean living and everywhere will help to make this
character building by the counselors project a big success as soon as they
and men of Port Huron helped to learn of the good it 5s dosng
bring home the real purpose of the
camp
No person who spent an entire day
at the camp could question the suc- "ESPECIALLY CAREFUL
cess of the undertaking. No one will
ever know just how much it meant SERVICE
- to the boys. It is only when one be-
comes acquainted with the story back
of each boy that he can begin to guess
what it means to take one of these
boys out of his old environment, place PARTICULAR PEOPLE"
him in surroundings that are almost
ideal as far as comradeship, council,
physical comforts and spirit is con- This is whet you get
cerned.
As for next year, those in charge when you have
hope to be able to double the capaci-
"ABE" COHNAND SOM OF THE KIDS ty of the camp. By increasing the S W A I N
"ABE" OHN AD SOM OF TE KIDSnumber of sleeping tents from five to S v
from the poor homes, the juvenile ichigan man-who filled them with- eight or more and adding another se-
uion this could be accomplished.This DVEOnAD PRN
Pension Department, and other insti- The morning plunge w followed of course would necessitate addition-RFILMS
tutions of Detroit. A few of the boys by the spreading of blankets and equipmeng inclsdis, blanke
came from Ann Arbor and Port Hur- preparations for breakfast. An- dishes, cooking utensils, etc. The
prpalumni committee, of which Carl 71 EATUI RSYAv
on, but the great majority were from nouncements were next made of the 20 Dtroit, is cha an EA UNIVERSITY AV
the Detroit streets. A definite attempt day's program; then a dash was made looking for a permanent camp site,
was made to secure boys who were for the tents which were "shined up" loigfrapraetcm ie
not touched by the work of the Boy for inspection. "Bud" Boardman,
Scouts, the Y. M. C. A., or any of the erstwhile a "gob," inspected tents,
other agencies working among, boys. blankets, bags, faces, hands, eeth,1
r~racrin of tan v Pd ach weroAta ir a'Thn it w. rant2 ,-, F.T K" "k A l"

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three sections o ken ays eon buysanseven ears., fen, hands, Sse
held from July 12 to August 15. and Tent 5 for the baseball game L
Busy from the rising whistle at while the other tents went off for a
6:30 o'clock at morning, until taps berry hunt, fishing, or on a nature
at 9:30 at night, with swimming, base- study hike.
ball, hiking, stunts, campfire songs, "Dad" Lockwood, well known aid
and talks, these street urchins had visited by naturalists from all parts
not -a care in the. world. Swimming of America, Johns Hopkins, and
in really clean water, unpolluted by Smithsonian Institutes, is famous for
Detroit sewage, they could hardly be his collection of birds and insects.
driven from the crystal clear Lake This man gave his services at the last
Huron. And-EAT! Eating was a busi- section of camp and opened the eyes
ness with them. With good, pure well of the boys to the wonders of insect K
cooked food stacked high upon their and bird life. While part of the boys
plates, they gorged themselves until were with "Dad" on a "bug" hunt,
the camp steward and the cook de- "Doc" instructed the others in first
spaired. aid to the injured, life saving, resusci-
Taking on weight seemed to be a tation, and bandaging.
game with them. To go on an overnight hike and
At the sound of the rising whistle sleep out rolled up in a blanket was
the boys lined up before their tents better than seeing a wildwest movie,

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