Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 11, 1936 · Page 8
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 8

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Hope, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 11, 1936
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PRAYING MANTIS NO MANTIS ADULTS LIVE THROUGH THE WINTER/ THE EGGS, WHICH ARE ARRANGED IN LAYERS, CARRY THE FATE OF THE SPECIES. AT THE RIGHT WE SEE THE FEMALE, HANGING HEAD DOWN, DEPOSITING HER THIS INSECT IS REGARDED WITH SUPERSTITION ALL OVER, THE WORLD, BECAUSE OP THE PRAYER.-LIKE POSTUR^JT ASSUMES. CONSIDER, IT A CRIME TO KILL A MANTIS/ THE HOTTENTOTS WORSHIP IT/ THE ARABS SAY IT ALWAYS FACES TOWARD MECCA WHEN IT PRAYS. SHE LAYS THEM. IN A FROTHY MASS OF BUBBLES, WHICH SHE HAS DEPOSITED BUT A FEW MINUTES PREVIOUSLV/ THE FROTH HARDENS AND PROTECTS THE EGOS. BUT, AT HEART, THE MANTIS B'A KILLER/ IT STANDS WITH UPRAISED LEG.S FOR ONC/ ONE PURPOSE. . .TO STRIKE DOWN EVERy LUCKLESS INSECT THAT APPROACHES/ IT CLUTCHES ITS VICTIMS IN ITS SPINY TALONS,AND TEARS THEM TO SHREDS WTTH ITS SHARP OAWS •<L If JJ$«0 IMMEOI^TELV; SET -,:; ?3wc^53ESwwf»fe^i FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS I HAVE AW IDEA.' LAST WEEK A PIGEON FLUTTERED INTO THIS CAW*3N WITH AW INJURED WING ....I NURSED IT-.AND IT'S WELL,NOW/ MAYBE IT COULD TAKE MESSAGE FOR US// 1 SALTY, GtMME A SOFTWOSED BU.LET- I1L WRITE > MESSAGE ON A OF MY SHIFH- ! rrs WORTH A TRY ?.' By Blosser NEWSPAPER " ITS A HOMING PIGEON AWD rTU. GO STFVMQHT V*««E rr >-* ' NO TELUMG WHERE BRD OSME FROM.' JOE, I THOUGKT THAT COWTEST IDEA WAS GOOD WHEN FIRST TOLD rr TO ME / BUT, NOW...; PHOOEY // WHAT DO YOU WANT •2 THIS PIGEOW FLEW INTO MY LOFT WITH A MESSAGE TIED TO ITS LEG... IT'S TIED ON WITH HUMAN HAIR ...-TAKE A LOOK /' WE SENT THOSE KIPS ON THAT TRIP AT GREAT EXPENSE TO THIS PAPER , HOPING THEY'D WRrfE ARTICLES THAT WOULD INTEREST OUR READERS! BUT OVER A MONTH HA6 PASSED WITHOUT A WORD FROM THEM • IF SOMETHING DOESN'T DEVELOP SOON, THIS PAPER WILL BE MINUS A CONTEST EOTTDR ' SEE WHO'S AT THC DOOR t LISTEN TO THIS:' WE'RE W CALICO CANlbN AND CAN'T GET OUT...WEVE FOUND A MAN HERE WHO SAYS HE FOUGHT (N THE CIVJL WAR.,.. *"•-'/ AND IF "rOU DONT THINK THAT'S OLD, LOOK AT THE LENC3TH OF 'THESE WHISKERS.' 1 ' OOE.. STOP PRESSES/ AND GIMME THE BIRD.'.' iu. STOP BUT TH*S ISMO T»ME TO INSUL ' '

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