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18 runner on each team carries a stick or flag, wtiich he must hand to the second runner at his finish line. The second runner must wait at the finish of the first 220 yards to receive the stick ; he cannot run back to meet the first runner. He in turn must hand it to the third runner at the finish of the next 220 yards, and so on. The team whose last runner first reaches the finish lines with the stick is the winner. The race can be easily run with a very large number of boys on each team, and it is always very interesting to the spectators. POTATO RACE On a direct line draw four circles, each 12 inches in diameter and five yards apart from center to center. Five yards back of the center of the first circle and at right angles to the direct line, draw a line to be used as a starting line. This is also the finish line. On the first circle place a basket or other receptable not over two feet in height and with an opening not exceeding one foot in diameter. On the signal the girl runs from the starting line, takes one potato from the basket and places it in the first vacant circle (the one nearest the basket), runs back to the basket, passes between it and the starting line, takes the second potato from the basket, places it in the second circle, returns to the basket, passes between it and the starting line, takes the third potato from the basket, places it in the third circle and runs back to the starting line. From the starting line she runs to the first circle, picks up the potato, and replaces it in the basket, passes between the basket and the starting line, runs to the second circle, picks up the potato, replaces it in the basket, passes between the basket and the starting line, runs to the third circle, picks up the potato, replaces it in the basket, and runs across the finish line. If a potato is dropped anywhere but in the circle where it should be placed or in the basket, it must be picked up and properly placed before another is touched. EQUIPMENT FOR JUMPING For the broad jump, have a board eight inches wide and three feet long sunk in the earth for the takeoff board. Fasten the board in the ground with bolts at least two feet long. A jumping pit for high jumps should be dug out about four feet in front of standards and about eight inches deep. The pit should be filled with sand. (A pit for standing broad jumps should be in front of the takeoff board two feet wide, eight feet long and eight inches deep. For the running broad jump, a pit should be 14 feet long, two feet wide and eight inches deep.) In the high jump, make two uprights, as follows : Two spruce or pine poles, two inches by two inches by eight feet long. Use for base of each upright two strips 22 by four inches by two inches. Use ordinary shelf brackets to brace the uprights on the bases. Bore holes through the uprights one inch apart, beginning 18 inches above the ground. About four feet from the ground the holes should be every quarter inch. Run a fish cord through the holes, and attach two shot bags for weight. Be sure that cord does not sag in the middle. It is always best at important meets to use a stick for crossbar instead of a cord, and the stick should always be replaced with the same side
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Full Text  18 runner on each team carries a stick or flag, wtiich he must hand to the second runner at his finish line. The second runner must wait at the finish of the first 220 yards to receive the stick ; he cannot run back to meet the first runner. He in turn must hand it to the third runner at the finish of the next 220 yards, and so on. The team whose last runner first reaches the finish lines with the stick is the winner. The race can be easily run with a very large number of boys on each team, and it is always very interesting to the spectators. POTATO RACE On a direct line draw four circles, each 12 inches in diameter and five yards apart from center to center. Five yards back of the center of the first circle and at right angles to the direct line, draw a line to be used as a starting line. This is also the finish line. On the first circle place a basket or other receptable not over two feet in height and with an opening not exceeding one foot in diameter. On the signal the girl runs from the starting line, takes one potato from the basket and places it in the first vacant circle (the one nearest the basket), runs back to the basket, passes between it and the starting line, takes the second potato from the basket, places it in the second circle, returns to the basket, passes between it and the starting line, takes the third potato from the basket, places it in the third circle and runs back to the starting line. From the starting line she runs to the first circle, picks up the potato, and replaces it in the basket, passes between the basket and the starting line, runs to the second circle, picks up the potato, replaces it in the basket, passes between the basket and the starting line, runs to the third circle, picks up the potato, replaces it in the basket, and runs across the finish line. If a potato is dropped anywhere but in the circle where it should be placed or in the basket, it must be picked up and properly placed before another is touched. EQUIPMENT FOR JUMPING For the broad jump, have a board eight inches wide and three feet long sunk in the earth for the takeoff board. Fasten the board in the ground with bolts at least two feet long. A jumping pit for high jumps should be dug out about four feet in front of standards and about eight inches deep. The pit should be filled with sand. (A pit for standing broad jumps should be in front of the takeoff board two feet wide, eight feet long and eight inches deep. For the running broad jump, a pit should be 14 feet long, two feet wide and eight inches deep.) In the high jump, make two uprights, as follows : Two spruce or pine poles, two inches by two inches by eight feet long. Use for base of each upright two strips 22 by four inches by two inches. Use ordinary shelf brackets to brace the uprights on the bases. Bore holes through the uprights one inch apart, beginning 18 inches above the ground. About four feet from the ground the holes should be every quarter inch. Run a fish cord through the holes, and attach two shot bags for weight. Be sure that cord does not sag in the middle. It is always best at important meets to use a stick for crossbar instead of a cord, and the stick should always be replaced with the same side 