The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 7, 1954 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 7, 1954
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, BLYTHEVILLE (ARKJ COtJEZfcTfc NEW? PAGE PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES Years Gone By —Rover Never Missed Church BY VINCENT EDWARDS LOTS OF BOYS and girls have dogs whom they think the world of but there is one place where their pets would hardly be welcome. That's at church. Years ago, though, this was allowed in Scotland. It was the custom for every shepherd to go to church with his collie. Even today, the attendance of a well- behaved pooch isn't frowned ^pon there, though if he kicks up any sort of a fuss, he'll probably be denied his religious privileges thereafter. IB the old days the "kirk," as th* church was called in the Scottish countryside, had a mixed human and canine congregation. Nearly every shepherd came with his ihaggy pet in tow. The dog would settle down at his feet. Picture a church full of men and dogs like that and you can see the minister often had a problem. The dogs didn't always act as if they were listening to the sermon. The worst of it was, the pews weren't shut off from each other by footboards, so if one collie let out so much as a quiet growl, the other dogs could answer him back. Sometimes two collies would really "mix it." Other dogs would join the free-for-all, darting from all sides under the pews and stirring up a cloud of dust. But the Scotch shepherds were old hands at handling such situations. Not more than two or three would rise up and attend to those dogs. With some disciplinary use of their "nibbies," as the stick they carried was called, the canine quarrel would be broken up. As everybody knows, dogs run from one extreme to the other. When they were happy and friendly this condition also bothered the Scotch dominie. What was he to do when those collies felt so agreeable that they all wanted to take a hand in the service? It was no joke when a church full of dogs joined in the singing of the Psalms with long- drawn howls. Sea Turtles Are Curiosities Hunting Giant Sea Turtles Ashore to Dig Out Nests Is Exciting Adventure Something to Try -Hunt Treasure in AtticTrunk WOULD YOU LIKE something different in costume jewelry? Then up to the attic you go to rummage in Grandmother's old trunk! Gay were the days when she was a girl, and you may find the rnakin's of beautiful earrings^ bracelets, pins, etc., that will be the envy of your crowd. Perhaps you will find odd- shaped and unusual metal buttons. Polish these and coat with shellac or clear fingernail^ polish to preserve the luster. Then put your imagination to work. FOR INSTANCE, small brass ribbon would make an attractive bracelet, with perhaps a large matching button on a velvet band for your neck. Just think what a different, old-fashioned touch these will give to your fall party dress! An unusually large metal button on a small chain would serve nicely as a necklace. Should you find smaller metal buttons to match, glue two. of them to ear-screw backs and — presto! you would have a set of ear ornaments to wear with the necklace. Buttons in the shapes of flowers, butterflies, animals, hobby items, etc., that were popular in the gay nineties would make dandy lapel pins by cementing small safety pins on the backs. Or use them as buttons on some dress that needs brightening up. Metal or wooden buckles are just as versatile. Highly ornamented metal buckles can be polished and used as slides, pins or dress ornaments. Or should you find buttons to match an unusual buckle, use them on a favorite dress and start a new fad among your friends. BUT YOU ARE REALLY in luck if you find one of your grandmother's evening gowns that's covered with small bugle beads and multicolored sequins. Buy two round fishing corks about one-half inch in diameter, package - of short sequin pins, tube of cement, yard of'velvet cord, and you're in business to make the prettiest tie for your blouse that you have ever worn. Cover the corks with beads and sequins in the following manner: Place a pin through a bugle bead and through the center of a round sequin. Then push the pin into the cork as far as it will go. Continue until you have completely covered the corks. The round sequins hide the cork and the bugle beads stand out as ornament. Push the ends of the velvet cord into the holes and secure with pins. You will have a tie decorated with beautiful, glittery balls that's pretty enough to vie with anything worn in grandmother's day. k Our World I —Lighthouses Guard Seamen's Lives BY JENNIE A. RUSS AUGUST 1, 1954, marked the 165th anniversary of the first Act of Congress relating to lighthouses. In the days the lamps burned whale oil or lard oil, and were placed on top of poles, or "towers" of brick, stone, or wood. They were usually put up by fishermen cr sailors most interested in knowing where a dangerous spot or a harbor was located. sene, and some use incandescent- oil-vapor lamps. Those that are on mainland use electricity. However, in due time, lighthouses and buoys will be operated by radar and radio and controlled by a transmitter on shore. Most lighthouses are also equipped with fog horns. Each light and fog horn is distinct from others, so that mariners may distinguish them and guide their ships accordingly. Lighthouse keepers, besides tending the lights, occasionally rescue people from ships that Many lamps today use kero- j have been wrecked in spite of lights and fog horns. Besides marking harbor entrances, lighthouses also indicate spots dangerous to navigators. They are usually in lonely places and the tenders lead lonely lives. For months at a time the only men they see are the coast guard who bring their supplies. But most of them like their jobs. Sometimes there is a house for the tenders near the lighthouse but more often the men live in the lighthouse itself. Lamps are lit half an hour before sundown. Each man stands two watches of four hours each in the 24, sees that the light does not go out, and then keeps the light clean and the whole place immaculate. Lenses in the lights are as finely ground as those of bifocal glasses. Besides lighthouses, there are also "light ships" which anchor in dangerous places where it is difficult or undesirable to build a house. Lighted buoys with bells are used in other places as warnings. Our gox^ernment is doing all it can to make dangerous waters safe for mariners. ° Giant tortoise in Miami, Fla., zoo is just like pet to Linda McAdams, daughter of the zoo keeper. BY CAROL V. BIRD sea turtle expeditions axe exciting adventures in Florida, They are held during the hot nights of summer in coastal cities. Armed with flashlights, and searchlights to attach to the barterie* of their cars, folks cruise up and down the shore roads for hours. Everyone scans the beaches, keeping their lights focused there. As soon as they see a "'turtle crawl" they dash down the sandy incline to the beach. A "crawl" is a broad furrow in the sand, with a ridge on either side, made by the huge turtle's flippers. As she pulls her 700 or 800 pounds of weight along she leaves tracks as big as a tractor's. Tiny babies hatch from eggs in sand and scamper for safety in the sea. Just emerging from the ocean, the nature-loving adventurers will see a huge, dark body. This is one of the giant female sea- crawl back into the marshes and die. Only females are seen by men: males never come ashore. Finding a suitable spot, the big female turtle first rests a. while, panting and sighing. Great oily globules that look like tears corn* from her half-closed eyes. After resting, she scoops out a round pit in the sand with her hind flippers. Then she begins laying i her eggs, one at a time every two turtles, who braves many perils; or three seconds. Some turtles lay as many as 180 or 200 eggs. Counting them is part of the fun on a turtlc- in order to lay her eggs in the warm sand. First, members of a "turtle- hunt" will hear, above the sound of the surf, a long-drawn, tremulous sigh, then see the huge creature dragging her vast bulk up the shore, sighing as she comes. * • * THESE ENORMOUS turtles [hunt But they are not harmed. And the turtle is not disturbed by the lights. ANYONE CAUGHT with an egg is fined S50. If this fine wa* not imposed to protect them, tbt unusual marine creatures would eventually be extinct. The young hatch in August and September, at night, and vary in size from five and six make strai * ht for sea feet to 10 and 12, and some turtles larger than that have been sighted. The turtle's heavy body has support in water, and she cleaves her way freely through the surf, her powerful flippers thrashing like propellers. But danger besets her from the moment she is forced ashore by the necessity of egg-laying. She breathes and crawls with great difficulty. Many giant turtles die on the sand after depositing their eggs and trying to make their way back to sea. Turtles have no sense of direction on land, and if they get turned away from the sea, during the egg-laying, they A Delight for Chinese Children— Sports} --Make Money, Learn Golf on Caddy Job IF YOU'RE A TEENf-AGER .«nd anxious to get some work to $15 over a week-end if you get two assignments each day and imake some mrney before school! you can handle two bags at a !starts, here's a tip: ' Go out to the nearest golf -or country club. There you will find profitable, yet pleasant, work. At the caddy house, you may find not only ft welcome mat, but also a red carpet. You see, caddies arc at a premium at the nation's more than 5,000 golf courses. Caddy fees run as high as S2.50 for 18 holes in som* -teas, and very rarely below $1.50. It's possible to make as much as S10 or ] time—as many boys do. Then, too, if you learn how to swing, rs well as carry, the clubs proficiently, you can win a free college education. Numerous scholarships are available . . . come national, others local. The Evans Caddy Scholars' Foundation has put 315 caddies through college since 1930. Other scholarshi p-donors include: Francis Ou ; met Fund in Massachusetts; Kevin O'Connor Scholarship Fund, Omaha, Neb.; Gene Sarazen Fund, New York; competitions like the PGA National Caddy Tournament and Junior Chamber of Commerce Interna- t i o n a 1 Championships — with scholarships as prizes. You don't have to .know a thing about golf to start out as a caddy. If you have good manners, the rest is up to the caddy master, who will train you, probably by giving you a shirt-pocket size booklet called "Caddy Tips." Illustrated wtih cartoons, the green-and-yellow booklet tells 'a caddy what to do, when to do it. and how. It tells how a good caddy offers "extras" like washing golf balls, wiping clubs before returning to bag, and being ahead of players "on the ball." "Remember, a golfer takes a caddy not just to carry the bag, but to help him have an easier time around the course. Don't just be a walking 'caddy cart.' It only takes a little added effort to be a GOOD caddy," the booklet points out. Good pay, nice working conditions, a chance to learn to play golf and numerous scholarship opportunities are ahead of you if you decide to caddy this summer. Things to Do -Visit Latvia With Puzzle Pete Puzzle Pete has hidden four facts about Latvia in his rebus and says you can find them by .using the words and pictures Icorrectly: Puzzle Pete's message about Latvia. As a clue, Latvia is the first word in the sentence: Mbuwjb jt b Tpdjbmjtu Tpwjfu Sfqvcmjd, cvu opu sfdphojtfe bt tvdl cz uif Vojufe Tubuft. Lett Crossword Cartoonist Cal has lettered in the word LATVIA to give you a little help in solving this crossword puzzle: Coded Messagt A s!. o cede has b:en sub- .itituied lor the correct l«u«*i ift j ACROSS J Jump 5 Wand* 9 Nobleman W) 11 Hops' kiln 12 Remove 13 Cuddle 16 Compass point \1 Scottish sailyard 18 Part of "to be" 20 Armed fleet 24 Peruse 26 Mover's truck 27 Sea eagl* 28 Check 29 Hardens 30 Bear constellation DOWN 1 Boy's namt 2 Facility 3 Wiles 4 Place (ab.) 5 Ransom 6 Poem 7 Pigeon pea* 8 Merganser 14 Barter! 15 Gibbon 1* Greek god rtt war 19 Simpk 21 State 22 Raised platform 31 Girl'i Moon Festival Honors Fairy ss BT IDA SMITH CHILDREN IN AMERICA have heard many tales about the "man in the moon." In China there is a delightful legend about a beautiful fairy goddess who lives in the moon and rules her court of fairies. Her name is Heng-o. Her palace in the moon is called the "palace of the wide coolness," because the moon looks big and cool and because it somewhat resembles jade, the precious stone of China. Real Chinese jade is always cool to the touch and in China it is the symbol of purity. Heng-o*s palace is sometimes called the jade palace. » , » ANOTHER LEGEND states that the figure we see on the outside of the moon is a rabbit sitting under a cassia tree pounding out the elixir (an imaginary liquid) of life from its leaves and stems. This rabbit is called the "moon hare." From these legends originated the Chinese midautumn or harvest festival called the moon fes- on the fifteenth day of nese eighth month. Chi- Mountains in China the festival is still celebrateu by survivors of this age-old custom. They are IN CHINA THE MOON is ' called the Yao . They are poor, tiv"al."and which is held in honor | called feminine, while the sun is i wandering people somewhat like of the goddess, Heng-o. j thought of as masculine. So the; our The Chinese moon festival is j preparations for the moon festival are always made by the There is something rare and stirring about the midnight spectacle of a giant sea-turtle, spotlighted by flashlights, M though on Nature's stage. l.Cuta5fnchdrdeof. OILCLOTH. 2.GLUE 14 round, yellow TOOTHPICKS on the back side of the circle- ike this. THEN 6LUB ON JZRED, AND G GREEN TOOTHPICKS 3.GLUE 24 MORE YELLOW TOOTHPICKS BETWEEN FIRST YELLOW ONES...THBI ADD IIREPUBLIC,AND fe GREEN THESAME WAY, and danctf and their .. mOQn celebrated each year at the Chinese midautumn. It is celebrated Answers to Puzzles 25 Social insect 28 Symbol for ruthenium Mix-Ups Rearrange the letters in each of the strange lines following and you'll find the three facts about Latvia that Puzzle Pete has concealed in them: TARGET PET HERE SAY EARN DRAM ROSY ASH KEAS SOUND LATH LATVIA REBUS: Riga; Pines; Flour; Dvina River. Triangle CODED MESSAGE: Latvia Puzzle Pete has based his tri- j Socialist Soviet Republic, but not angle on LATVIA itself. The | recognized as such by the United second word is an abbreviation' States. women. An altar is built out-of-doors. Usually a figure of a long-eared "moon hare" is placed in the center of the altar. Around it are placed candles and incense sticks and five plates filled with apples, peaches, grapes, pomegranates, and melons. Another plate contains 13 "moon cakes" representing the 13 months of the Chinese calendar. Moon cakes are delicious little i dances" attract annually many of the better class Chinese. USE UNDER A VASE TO r MOTECTWZ TABLE ™» r E Lr/WUfZ. FAMILY, A CHE5TNUT-AND-GKAY BEAd- WKE CP£ATUPH, 15 CN£ OF WEST ANIMALS..THE SASY f0TT0 is SMALL- R THAW THE PALM OP A MAN'S HANO..T>4IS>\WI- MAL aE OF for "a continent"; third an abbreviation for "seaport"; fourth "a Balkan native"; and fifth "an Algerian cavalryman." Complete the triangle: L A I LATVIA CROSSWORD: MIX-UPS: Peter the Great; Marshy or sandy areas; Thousand lakes. TRIANGLE: L SA SPT SLAV SPAMl LATVIA THE TREES AMD F££P OH VEGETATION.- round cakes filled with all kinds j ASQUlCR£L.-TH£VAR£ NOCTURNAL of spiced nuts, fruits and sugar, j AND SPcNP THelg C7AY6 P£>LL£P They are sold in all Chinese pas-j jjp LIKE /A RALL,. AT .MIGHT THEY try shops around this time of j £M£ the year, and housewives like to bake them and give them to their friends. At night when moonlight falls over the outdoors, families and their friends gather at their altars where the midautumn cere- moniei are carried out. Many generation* ago the moon festival in China began as a mountain festival and was held mountain tops and slopes. ion Today, «« tht top* oc ** South i MUMT is ONE WITHOUT A WK.'PASS FPQM. A FOX PEN APS U9£P TO LAY A ^CEVJTfD TRAIL LEAPIW6 T0AT£££ IN WHICH <9OVtf

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