Settle on your judges at least two weeks ahead of the tournament. It will assist in arousing interest in the schools with which they are connected. Principals and manual training teachers should be available and serviceable. It is not nec-sary to be a kite maker to be able to judge a kite. About three judges to a group is good, then if one fails to appear you still have two. Try to start at the appointed time and urge your judges to be there on time. Caution the pupils about putting their kites up before the time, as they are so liable to accident if played with beforehand.

Save a place of honor for your superintendents. They may be asked to award prize badges, or to select the prettiest kite in the air, and the most ingenious device, the best made model or the best invention; not all of these but something of this kind. Don't forget to use them in some place. Get the promise of two, three, or four policemen, a few days ahead. The presence of a few good officers helps in curbing desires for destruction among a few. Kites are liable to accident, so if you can have a kite hospital where the hoys can get a little paper and paste, string or stick, it will sometimes heal quite a disappointment.

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Fig. 263.

An information bureau is a good feature. Have a bulletin showing its location. The judges as well as the children and parents would be glad of some help of this kind. Official badges are given to the judges, director, superintendents of schools, information and badges, and helpers. The badges are given out to the officers at the information bureau. A small stand at some prominent location in the field would be of service for the giving of the prize badges to the winning contestants. Each winner receives a slip, Fig. 264, from one of the judges of his group, giving his name, school, the first or second prize and event, the judge keeping a duplicate record on a mimeographed sheet that is mounted on a piece of cardboard, Fig. 265. The pupil takes the slip to the awarding stand and hands it to the judges. The judges turn in their records, and the director fills out a small diploma of recognition, Fig. 266, and sends it to the school from which the boy has entered. It may be a girl; we have had a number of winners among the girls. These slips and record sheets for the judges will he some of the work for the director before the tournament. Each pupil who wins in any event receives an appropriate badge, Fig. 267.

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Fig. 266.

.............................................Name

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............................Prize

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. . .'..........................................Name

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. .. Prize

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.....Prize

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.....Prize a. Strong puller (over 3)4 ft.)

Fig. 264.

Record Sheet For Group II. - Kite Tournament

Glen Mollohan......first prize Magnolia Ave. school 34 lbs.

Richard Hillman

.second prize Vermont Ave. school 28 lbs.

b. Strong puller (under 3 1/2 ft.)

Elmer Barr.........first prize Vermont Ave.........school

Corwin Stephens..second prize 9th St................school c. Yacht race

Archie Zimmerman..first prize Breed................school

..................second prize .....................school d. Quarter mile dash

Nat Stockwell.......first prize Union Ave............school

Elgin McNarry... .second prize McKinley Ave.........school e. Parachute display

Jessie Frampton.....first prize Union Ave............school

..................second prize .....................school f. Kite antics

Jas. Bruce..........first prize Vermont Ave.........school

..................second prize ....................school g. High flyer

Loren Eads.........first prize 37th St............. .school

James Fish.......second prize Loreta...............school

Judges

Fig. 265.

If it is convenient, it is always well to have two transits give the actual heights of high flyers. Some simple ones might be made, but there are often students who would like the opportunity to do some work of the kind for practice. It is well to send out a printed list of the winners to all the schools after the tournament. It might be written as follows

25. Highest Flyer - Tandem.

First

Albert Johnson, 24 St.

School

Second. Victor Wagoner, Washington St. School.

In sending out notices before and after, request the principals to place them in a conspicuous place for the boys to see. The principal's office is not a good place, for some will not go to the office to study them, these boys may be just as interested but they don't care to have us know it. If the material is where the boys can see it easily they sometimes get interested unawares to themselves. All plans should be placed in an open place,

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Fig. 267.