We are certain the addition of gymnastical apparatus would improve any playground. From the May 15, 1913 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 7:
Improving School Play Ground
The Skidmore school grounds have been greatly improved by the addition of gymnastical apparatus consisting of a four section swing, horizontal bars and a three section teeter-totter.
The work on this was started by the first and second primaries and intermediate rooms, which gave an entertainment in the opera house for this benefit a few weeks ago. The school board heartily sanctioned the improvement and are helping in the good work.