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The Sunday Star Boys', Girls' Page Magazine Section SUNDAY; MORNING, JUNE 11, 1933 RWITliprilE; UR cross-word puzzle this -fU wppV la contained within the borders of two neigh-hfTh .J boring states. It may be hard for you to identify them from their shape, but words in the puzzle will furnish plenty of clues. TWO STATES IN ONE, The definitions are: Horizontal. 2 Sweet, dark-colored sirup. 9 City in New Hampshire. J 1 Capricious notion. 13 So. 15 Half an em. 16 The Keystone state (abbreviation). 17 An unmarried woman. 20 Measure fit weight. 21 Wager. 22 Near. 23 Milligram (abbreviation). 25 Afternoon (abbreviation). 26 A small pie. 27 Printer's measure. 29 Protestant Episcopal (abbreviation). SO Greek letter. 31 Insect. 33 Toward. 31 Power. Vertical. 1 We. 3 Upon. 4 Statute. 5 Resembling ashes. 6 Part of the leg (plural). 7 Problem in addition. 8 Each (abbreviation). 10 Instruments used by Spanish dancers. 12 College in New Hampshire. 14 Blemish. 16 To peer through a crevice. 18 Within. 19 Disease of the lungs (abbreviation). 23 Tree producing a famous Vermont product. 14 Mountain range in Vermont. 31 French (abbreviation). 32 Agricultural student (slang). -2 SUNFISH TO S WORDFISH. The Adventure of Two Boys With a Nine-Foot Martin, BY JAMES B. CRANE. - x. 'Jul TTW UK I'LAYKD THE FISH SO IT WAS OVEK THE XET. TBWE1 THOSE, (5 JJ ') lJa FOR SALE J, IT4 ALU OF pro 3 How many words can you form from the letters in VERMONT? You should be able to find at least forty containing three or more letters. Get busy ! 4 The name of one of the states now makes our word diamond. The second line is to ask alms, the third is a city in Vermont, the fifth is to increase and the sixth is the plural of a word meaning half an em. Can you form the diamond? V E R VERMONT 0 N T Now for a couple of word additions. Add a pillow case to an animal and get a flower. Add an appendage to a dog and get to cut hort. IXSTAfXMKXT I. DDIE BARTLETT jerked fl quickly on the cut tree branch he used for a fishing pole. For a min ute the thin branch bent and quivered, then he pulled from the stream a multicolored sunfish, flashing in the afternoon sun. "Seventeen!'' he exclaimed as the fish flopped on the bank beside him. His brother Steve, sitting next to him, shifted his pole from one hand to the other. "That makes you two up," he said. Eddie dug into a tin can beside him and pulled out a squirming worm. He baited his hook and threw the line back in the stream. Eddie was 15, and rod-headed. Steve was 1 3, and red-headed. They spent many hours together, fishing in this little mountain stream near the farm where they livpd. Steve shifted his position and rubbed an already wet sleeve across his perspiring; face. "You know, Kddie." he said, "I sure do wish we could get to go on a real fishing trip sometime. In the ocean or somewhere, 'stead of just here in the creek." "Me, too ! Boy, I saw a picture in a magazine yesterday of a lish that must have been our feet long!" "Yeh. I've seen them. Big as both of us put together, almost! They catch 'em in " Steve broke off to jerk his pole sharply, and another sunfish flashed wiggling from the water. "Sixteen for me," he cried. He held the slippery fish while he dislodged the hook, then reached for the stringer disappearing in the water. Man Comes Around a Bend. Suddenly he looked up. "What's that?" he cried. Eddie looked upstream toward where Steve pointed. Answers to Puzzles. 1. Cross-word puzzle solution; jfMQ LASS EIS f fJN A5HU AC I CPW M I M D A SC E N ulP A I SPIN ST ER tTUe imL STRlElNlgprHr 2. Manchester, Portsmouth and Rutland. 3. Vent, venom, vote, voter, ern, eon, rent, ret, rove, roe, rot, rote, men, met, mentor, move, mover, more, morn, mote, over, oven, overt, o'er, ore, omen, net, nor, norm, not, note, term, tern, trove, toe, tore, torn, tome, ton, tone. 4. The diamond is V, beg, Barre, Vermont, grow, ens, S. 5. Cow-slip. Cur-tail. From around a bend came a man. He had on hip boots and was wading, and as he sloshed along he Hipped a long, slender fishing rod toward one side of the stream, then toward the other. "Look at that skinny pole," Eddie breathed. "That wouldn't hold a minnow !" Just then the man saw them. He pushed his shapeless old hat back on his head and grinned. He stopped flipping his rod and plopped through the shallow water toward them. "Any luck, boys?" he asked when he was nearer. For answer Steve reached down and held up the stringer, wiggling with many sunfish. The man climbed up on the bank and came down to where they sat. "Good enough," he smiled, indicating the stringer. "I'm not doing so well, mysen. tie reacnea into a basketlike affair hanging by a strap from his shoulder and pulled out a small golden brown, speckled fish. "Oh, a trout," Eddie said. The man grinned. "A trout is right just one, and I've been fishing all day." Eddie liked the man's grin. "Well," he said, as though he were apologizing for not having caught more trout himself, "trout are hard .to get." Steps in Shallow Water. "They seem to be," the man said. He turned to go. "Well, I hope I haven't disturbed your fishing, boys. I'll go on downstream." He started away. Suddenly Steve jumped up. "Mister!" he called. The man turned. Steve spoke bashfully. "Would you would you mind if we went along an' watched you?" "Of course not! Come on along maybe you two red-heads'll give me a little luck!" He waited, smiling, while they hurriedly put the string of fish back in the water. Together the three walked down stream a little farther, then the man stepped in the shallow water. He took a little tin box from the basket, opened it, and pulled out a small hook with bright feathers all around it. "Guess I'll try a brown hackle," he said. "What's a brown hackle?" asked Steve. "It's a fly a trout fly. They make different kinds, with different colored feathers and different size hooks and all," the main explained. "Oh," Steve said. The man attached the fly to his line, whipped the light rod experimentally two or three times, then flipped the fly lightly toward a clump of half-submerged bushes across the stream. The feathered lure settled easily on the water and floated slowly down past the bushes. Suddenly there was a swish and a swirl and the fly disappeared. The light rod bent almost double and quivered, shaking in the man's hands. Lets It Run Against Rod. "Got one !" he cried, his eyes bright. There was a splash and a flash and a gleaming brown body shot out of the water, shaking savagely and glistening in the spray. The boys watched wide-eyed and excited. Then the fish was gone, streaking away downstream, ripping and-tearing and slashing. The man played it calmly, letting it run against the spring of the flexible rod. For a few minutes he let it work against the rod, then slowly he began reeling it in. Back and forth across the stream it tore, diving toward the deep holes and plunging toward submerged bushes. But always the man keft just enough tension on the rod to keep the fish from reaching its goal. For what seemed a long time the fight kept up. Finally the fish began to tire. Its mad rushes were weaker, and its savage jerking wasn't so ferocious. Pretty soon it was close to them, and they could see its big body swirling and shaking in the clear water. The man unslung the net from his back and held the rod in one hand while he dipped the net with the other. Then he played the fish so it was over the net, and lifted quickly. Puts Fish in His Creel. "He's a grandfather, boys !" the man yelled excitedly. The fish gleamed curving against the meshes of the net, still wiggling and fighting. The man sloshed out of the water and up on the bank. The boys were yelling and jumping up and down. The man laid his rod down carefully, then took the hook out. He bled the fish and held it up for them to see. Eddie felt it. "My gosh," he breathed, "I didn't know they came that big in this stream!" Steve stared in awe. The man put the fish in his creel. "Well, boys," he grinned, "you two red-heads sure gave me luck! I'd like to be able to carry you around with me all the time!" He paused, and his brow wrinkled. When he spoke he seemed to be speaking more to himself than to the boys. "Say that's an idea!, I wonder . . ." The boys stared breathless. It was Steve who finally spoke. "You wonder you wonder what?" The man looked up at him. "By George !" he exclaimed, snapping his fingers, "I'll do it!" He paused a minute, thinking, then spoke again eagerly. "How'd you boys like to go on a deep-sea fishing trip off the coast of Forida?" Man Asks Them Their Names. They gasped together. Steve looked at Eddie and Eddie looked at Steve, wide-eyed. Then they both looked back at the man. "Gee!" breathed Steve. "Gosh!" breathed Eddie. The man laughed. "I'm not crazy, boys. I really mean it. I've been planning this trip for some time.- I want to get some of the big fellows they have down there. And with you two red-heads along, I can't miss 'em!" . Eddie's eyes were shining. Gee, it'd be great ! Only" he hesitated "only I don't know if mother and dad "Don't worry about that," the man interrupted. "I'll go to see them and explain it all. I'm sure it'll be all right." They talked eagerly, gasping about it. Then the man asked them their names. They told him. "Where do you live " "On a farm over the hill," said Eddie, pointing. He explained its location. "Well, boys, I've got to get back to town now," the man said. "But I'll be at the farm bright and early tomorrow to talk to your dad and mother about it." He picked up his rod and unjointed it and put it in a case. "I'll see you tomorrow," he said as he turned to go. "So long!" "So long!" they called after him. Then they turned and looked at each other. "Gosh!" whispered Eddie. "Gee!" echoed Steve. (To Be Continued Next Week.) AS SCIENCE SEES IT THE U. S. NATIONAL BIRD. Not very long from now we may be able to see the baldheaded eagle only on coins and in a few zoological gardens. The bird, in spite of the honor done him, is rapidly being exterminated. For, though he inhabits only high and inaccessible haunts, and has an "eagle eye," and though his ways are bold and his wings strong, he is big enough to be a fairly easy mark for the sportsman. The bald-headed eagle isn't really bald, of course. He looks bald flying swiftly at a distance, because of the white feathers on his head. Like all eagles, he has a strong beak, curved high; a sharp eye overhung with projecting brows, strong wings, feet that are heavily protected with calluses, and shaggy feathered legs with the feathers going down to his strong toes. Leads Solitary Life. Unfriendly with his fellow birds, the eagle leads a solitary life, faithful to his mate and devoted to his nest, to which he returns year after year. There the female lays her two eggs year after year, and there the little downy eaglets hatch. But for the rest of the bird world the eagle has little use. Preferring fish to any other food, he often conscripts the services of that master fisherman, the osprey, whom he compels to drop his freshly-caught morsel, by forcing him to fly higher and higher until the poor osprey gives up the fish, however hungry he is. Then the eagle catches it as it falls. If there is no lish available, however, the eagle feeds upon other birds and small mammals. And, it must be admitted, our national bird is not too fastidious to make a meal of carrion. The eagle is a huge bird, measuring from six to eight feet from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other, and yet when he swoops down from some great height, his flight is so swift that our eyes can hardly follow him. As he flies he sounds his loud, harsh cry, which must, of itself, terrify those creatures which do not fear him for other qualities. THE ADVENTURES OF PETER PEN mm By Nick Nichols Here is a situation! That demon, Old Blunder Bus, and his Pirte horde are forcing in the door that leads to the room where our little gang has taken refuge ! And our little gang! It looks as though they were cornered at last. They are truly "Between the devil and the deep blue sea." For in the same room with them is their arch enemy, King Snarl, and his two partners in crime, Prince Pickle and Tinzie. Closer they creep! A happy thought comes to King Snarl. "Where's that spear you found, Pickle?" he yells. "I can make good use of it now." Prince Pickle produces an old spear he picked up. With his spear raised. Snarl finds the lovely Princess Lip a perfect target for his dastardly deed. Can this be the end? Little Peter Pen, we call upon you to help ! CARING FOR YOUR PETS BY HORACE MITCHELL SUMMER CARE OP PIGEONS. T IS at this season of the year that your birds ought to be raising a good number of squabs. It is their nat ural breeding time. By taking just tfie right care of them you should produce a good number of young stock. In addition to what this r column has already contained in regard to pigeons, there are a few items to which you must pay special attention in warm weather. On all sunny days give the birds a large shallow pan of water for bathing. A milk pan is just about right. Set it in the sun and fill it with fresh water. Then watch them go for it. They'll ruffle their feathers and hunch their shoulders while they dash the spray all over themselves with their wings. Maybe they'll get sopping wet, but that is good for them if they do not catch cold afterward. The water ought to have the chill taken from it before it is put before the birds. For Wild Birds, Too. And, while we are on this subject, I might suggest that you put such a pan out where the wild birds can get to it. You'll have a regular circus with wild performers as they scramble about sousing themselves and drying in the sun. Warm weather means more trouble from parasites. Clean out the pigeon house frequently and spray it with whitewash and disinfectant. If you can get tobacco stems to pile inside, it will be fine. The birds will use the stems and the tobacco will drive away lice and red mites. These pests suck the blood of the birds and thus prevent them from keeping in first-class condition. With so much egg-laying, it is important that you provide an abundance of crushed oyster or clam shells. This material contains a great deal of lime and the birds must positively have lime in their bodies to manufacture egg shells. . And they need a little more salt during the summer months than at other seasons. Keep the salt dish full All these things are not mwh i m-ble. They add to your enjo.vme-it ul RIDDLE FAN WHO NEVER MISSES IS LIKE A JUNE DAY "What is so rare as a day in June?" the poet sang. Our answer is: a riddle fan who never misses the right answer. See what you can do with these riddles on this June day. 1. Why is a jailer like a pianist? Horace Collier. 2. What has a mouth, a bed, and four eyes, but can't see? Anne Thatcher. 3. What has three feet but can't walk? Sophie Estelle Dugoleski. 4. What is full of little holes but still holds water? Sybil Ory. 5. Why is thunder like a jeweler? Leonora Campano. ANSWERS. 1. Because he fingers the keys. 2. Mississippi. 3. A yardstick. 4. A sponge. 5. Because it makes the ear-ring. Put a pan out where the wild birds can get to it. the pets and they help your pets to give you real . entertainment and profit. ' : Have you some problem about your pets or their care t Or an interesting story about a pet f If so, write to Horace Mitchell, the Boys and Girls Page, in care of The Star. Inclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you wish a personal reply. Stamps as a Hobby BY WILDS DUBOSE. I have been asked to explain the difference in the 14-c'ent stamps where the profile and the front views of Harding are shown, and why on the 4-cent stamp a portrait of Martha Washington and Taft are used. In the regular issue of 1922-26, the 14-cent stamp contains a profile view of Harding and the 4-cent stamp shows Martha Washington. In 1930 the 14-cent stamp was reprinted, rotary press, unwatermarked, perforated 11x104, showing a front view of Harding. When Chief Justice Taft died in 1930 the government removed the portrait of Martha Washington from the 4-cent stamps and substituted that of Taft. This stamp is also rotary press, unwatermarked, perforated 11x104. Each of these stamps was also issued in coil stamps, perforated 10 vertically. PLAYING SAFE. Father (after administering whipping to his son) : "Now, John, I only thrashed you because I felt it was my duty to do so. Don't you think it was my duty. Son: "Nothing doing, pop. If I told you what I thought you'd larrup me again." HO W ABOUT OWNING THIS t It's Yours Without Cost Just a little work among your friends. It's of all-steel construction size 32x14 inches disc wheels rubber tires and nickel-plated hub caps a dandy! You can easily earn this wagon by simply asking four of your friends who are not now taking THE DAILY STAR to subscribe for six months. Take a sheet out of your writing tablet and get the names and addresses of four people who are not now receiving The Star to give you their six months' subscription. Bring or mail these names to the Circulation Department of The Star and thf Coaster Wagon is yours as soon as the orders have been verified. The INDIANAPOLIS Star (Copyright, 1933, Associated Editors.)

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