The Salt Lake Tribune from Salt Lake City, Utah on November 6, 1949 · Page 54
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The Salt Lake Tribune from Salt Lake City, Utah · Page 54

Salt Lake City, Utah
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Sunday, November 6, 1949
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HEET starts at once to ease muscular pain and keeps on working for hours, warms and soothes the painful area. •13 INCH LIFELIKE DOLL • WASHABLERUBBERWONDERSKIN • SHE DRINKS. WETS. SLEEPS; COOS f 3, ^ Every child's dream will come true with CL'DDLFS—sensational I* inch DKINK ANDAVFT DOLL of washable rubber WONDERSKIN — the amazing new lifelike doll •ikin! SHF COOS delightfully when you squeeze ~~~ her, when you hue her. Adorable CUODLES has Ions wavy hair, sparkling blue eyes that open and close. She drinks from her bottle with rubber nipple (included) and then wets diaper. You can bathe her — e her cuddly arms, legs and head — make her walk, sleep and coo! SEND NO MONEY. (C.O.IV, you pay postage. Remit with order, we pay postage.) NOVELTY MART 59 E«t 8th Street, Oept. EPn New York 3, N.Y. Who's King of the Jungle? By IVAN T. SANDERSON NATURAUST AND AUTHOR Though by all odds the strongest beast in the jungle, even the elephant will retreat before one jungle enemy. It's not the lion. He's an overrated coward with a penchant for sleeping H A:R-RAISING. TALES about animals always makes news, and last summer's celebrated, if bloody, encounter between a circus gorilla and a panther was no exception. The ape gained entrance to the panther's cage, and the cat promptly tore off the ape's arm, leaving the animal to be dispatched later by its keeper. Many people reacted as if a table- tennis champion had knocked out a boxer. But then people are constantly being surprised about animals. Practically everything that is commonly accepted about their be- haviour, it sometimes seems, turns out, on investigation, to be untrue! Lionets Take for example the lion. For reasons which are partly psychological, partly historical, most people consider the lion the noble King of Beasts. The gorilla, on the other hand, is usually regarded as an indomitable thug, an only slightly subhuman creature of the utmost savagery and strength. In point of actual fact, the lion is a somewhat pompous coward with a great penchant for sleeping, and the mighty gorilla is a retiring vegetarian who has been known to scramble away in terror at the sight of a troupe of small monkeys. Far from being the king, the lion is plagued by a host of lesser creatures. Among them is an insignificant little animal, half the size of a rabbit, known as the zorille. Many a hunter sitting by a kill at night, waiting to bag lions, has been amazed to see half a dozen of the great cats whimpering at a safe distance from the meat while a zorille placidly sniffs the choicest scraps. The explanation for this cowardly behavior is that the zorille has about the same glandular equipment as our own skunk, plus remarkably good aim. Like the skunk, he. too, gets respect from all comers. I once witnessed an even more disillusioning exhibition at a zoo lion house. A hungry lion had just settled down to devour its daily quota of meat when a curious yellow-jacket happened by. The lion jumped back. The wasp buzzed over the meat. The lion looked pained and made a pass at the intruder, whereupon the buzzing rose to an angry pitch and the lion backed off a few feet. There he lay down with his great head on his paws, totally cowed by an insect a ten-thousandth of his weight. The Real King! If there is a King of Beasts at all, especially in what is commonly called the jungle, I would personally cast my vote for the largest available species of hornet! There are no animals, not even the elephant, that can withstand a concerted attack by a flight of hornets-and few will pause to argue matters with even a single individual. Despite a lot of excellent fiction, animals seldom fight in the wilds. There may be a violent male sparring at mating seasons within a herd, and meat-eaters customarily kill fear-stricken 'vegetable-eaters. Even so, there are exceptions, notably mothers whose offspring are threatened. The placid giraffe will stand up to a charging lion under these circumstances, and one has been known to kick a lion's head off with her powerful back leg. A female eland, the largest of the antelopes, can fight ferociously, too. She has been known to kill leopards and even lions by the simple expedient of driving her pointed front hoofs clean through her attackers. In fact, when it comes to outright fights, once actually provoked, the most unexpected things happen. A great boa constrictor is a hopeless wreck in a flash if a jaguar once makes a fair slash at his back muscles. But let him get a single coil around the cat and another around a branch and lift him off the ground . . . that's the end! Tiger vs. Buffalo. Who Wins? The great cats of Africa, the lion and the leopard, will seldom, if ever, attack buffalo, but the tiger of Asia will sometimes inadvertently do so. Buffalo fight back, and one has been seen to up and kill two tigers with a simple right and left side-swipe of its great, curved horns. Another was observed repeatedly charging a tiger until he backed the cat against a bank, then trampled him to death. When it comes to a direct trial of strength one may expect equal surprises. In this there is one animal that is almost invariably the winner: the elephant. Nothing can cope with its sheer bulk and that unique weapon, its trunk. By the same token, that armor-plated idiot, the rhinoceros, is seldom attacked, seldom defeated. The hippopotamus, likewise, reigns more or less supreme in the rivers of Africa, apparently maintaining a truce with the crocodiles, though the bite of the former is probably the most terrible in nature and would settle even the largest crocodile in one snap. The leopard is the natural enemy of the gorilla and customarily at- Hippopotamus tacks and kills him, but let old man gorilla get a two-handed grip on the cat and you may witness a practical demonstration in mathematics -simple division. Gargantua could divide a human wrestler as we would a roll if he ever laid two hands on him in anger. Gorillas, when fighting, usually seize their enemies, give then one great bite and then run. Except in extreme emergencies, however, peaceful gorillas invariably run first. 12 PARADE NOVEMIEft 4. If4* KEMGLO MIRACLE LUSTRE FINISH Looks and Washes like Baked Enamel l«trw« Mtf-l*-k**|Kcl«o Kniih for tiftiwM, hMhrtwn mi *•*«! unWurarii KEM-GLO looks for all the world like baked enamel! So smooth i So lustrous! Such satiny gloss! WASHES LIKE BAKED ENAMEL! KEM-GLO's porcelain-smooth surface cleans like magic. SO EASY TO USE! KEM-GLO goes on like a breeze with brush or super cushion Roller-Koater. One coat covers most surfaces! 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