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SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAOETITREB PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES True Adventure—He Played Soldier r.-f. ........ J _ _^ ' 'nif-- f "I fl *•. ' '^ •* BY C. M. LINDSAY COME years before the American Revolution a boy was born in the then Province of Pennsylvania who was named Anthony by his parents. When he grew old enough to attend school his father told him he hoped he'd become a lawyer. But Tony, as he was known to his playmates, didn't hope anything of the sort. The schoolmaster was his own uncle, but Tony wasn't much of a scholar. Uncle Gilbert, in fact, laughed at the idea of his being a lawyer. What he really liked to do more than anything else was to play soldier. The French and Indian War was raging at the time, and Tony often saw colonial troops on their way to fight the French at Fort Duquesne. He wished he were old enough to enlist, and greatly admired the trim looking officers with their cocked hats and plumes, gilt epaulettes and elegant swords. Pretty soon Tony, flourishing a wooden sabre, began drilling his schoolmates in military tactics. His company carried make-believe guns carved from soft wood. Sometimes he would stage battles between the French and English, some of the lads posing as the tnemy. This was great fun in the autumn weather, but when winter came, Tony resolved on building a snow-fort and having a real battle with snowballs. As Soon as there was enough snow, the fort was built on the school grounds, to be defended by the "French" under Tony's chum, Francis Johnston, and the fort was dubbed Fort Ticonderoga. At "noon recess the battle began. Tony led the charge crying, "Come on my brave lads! The fort must be taken." Tony, of course, led the "Colonials," and a very fierce encounter ensued. Some boys made use of stones instead of snowballs. Captain Tony was hit by one of these missiles, but though it made his nose bleed, it didn't stop him from leading another assault. Behind the bastions the enemy let loose with a perfect whirlwind of ammunition as Tony led the charge, waving his sword and crying: "Come on, my brave ladsl The fort must be taken!" The fight was momentarily becoming more furious when out of the schoolhouse came the schAol- master, Tony's uncle, who shouted for the boys once. Recess to stop fighting at was over. Captain Francis and the fellows in the fort at once stopped throwing ammunition, but Tony was far too excited to pay any attention to his uncle's order. He went right on, climbed the redoubt and grabbed the |handteereb*rf-flag which j above it. He must have looked very fierce indeed with hk nose still bleeding and his dark eyes shining with ardor, and when he demanded that Captain Francis give up his sword and surrender the fort, the latter did so. He'd stopped fighting, anyhow. Then, with captured flag and captured sword in hand, Tony turned to face his Uncle Gilbert. The latter demanded to know why he had not ceased fighting when he had told him to. Tony didn't know what to say. All he knew was that he just couldn't stop til] he'd taken the fort. His uncle gave him a waning, but Tony didn't mind that very much. He had won the battle, and that was all he cared about. Years passed, and Tony grew to manhood. When the War for Independence broke out he took a leading part in that struggle. As General Anthony Wayne he made a great name for himself; indeed, so brave was he and so utterly fearless, that he was called "Mad Anthony"! Perhaps you have read how he captured Stony Point; and although wounded in the assault— made with the bayonet —he insisted on being carried into the fort, where he received the sword of the British commander, who had surrendered. Perhaps in that moment of victory he recalled the snowball battle of his boyhood when he had been handed the wooden weapon of "'Captain Johnston" in token of submission. Anthony would have made a very poor lawyer indeed. 'But he Mementoes Trace Baseball History Puzzle Pete's Corner Puzzle Lane Variety CROSSWORD certainly soldier. made a w o n d e r f u 1 Our World]—Looking Through Gloss Old and new in basebaM mitts. Playing Games With Words Back and Forth Many words, when spelled backward, make" another good word. Examples are: NO and ON, TRAP and PART, REWARD and DRAWER. Here are definitions of 15 such pairs. All of them contain three letters. Read the definitions, and see how many of these word pairs you know. Get your clew' from either the first or the second definition. TTNDER hobbyist saw a BY EDA M. P/JtDTJE TTOBBIES are strange things. Some are mere pastimes. Others, like stamp collecting, can lead to riches. And still others result in vastly important discoveries. Take Mr. Van Leewenhoek, for instance. "That crazy man," his neighbors called him. "Know what he does? Looks at- things through a piece of glass! All the time!" It was true. Customers seldom found Mr. Van Leewenhoek, a Holland dry-goods merchant, behind the counter of his business establishment. Usually, he was in the back room, bending over a piece of glass. It made him very irritable to be interrupted, even for a large sale. But Mr. Van Leewenhoek was not peering through a piece of ordinary glass. It was a magnifying glass—a glass which completely changed the appearance of the most ordinary thing. FROM SHOP TO HOBBY the strange glass, the grain of dust turn into a boulder. A splinter of wood grew into a tree. Never could he guess, slipping some minute object into place, how it was going to look. He yearned to examine everything in this manner. Day by day the merchant spent less time in the store and more hours with the glasses. He began Boy Is Noted For His Magic CTEPHEN STIER, 11, of Bronx, R Y., is one of Captain Hal's Pals. He is usually surrounded by test tubes-, bottles, scale, ring stand, tripod, chemicals and lots of other items. You see, Stephen i* a junior chemist. Stephen's favorite trick is to turn red wine into water. After h« amazes onlookers, he hastens to assure them it was only water colored to look like wine. Stephen's father is a pharmacist and that probably explains why Stephen likes to play with chemical*. Hit *wo favorite sports are •wfcnming and baseball. He pitches * fast ball and knows how to hold a bat to hit a home run. ftfephen ha* an. older sister and ttvwt fc his only complaint. "Ther« ought to b« a law that would require all brothers to be older than »i«Wrs," he says. All girls ptoteabiy agree with him. »yhtn fc going to concentrate on «Nnct when he goos to high to grind his own lens to suit his desires. He made mountings for them, some of brass, others of silver. He wanted lots of glasses. Once he had found a particularly fascinating specimen, he was reluctant to put it a s i d e. So he ground a lens, and fastened the object to it permanently. His glasses finally numbered in the hundreds. The fact that he was regarded as "queer" didn't bother Mr. Van Leewenhoek. It did pr-vent him from sharing his discoveries. It wr.s not until he saw u trujy frightening sight under the magic glass, that he could be persuaded to write the Royal Society of the Invisibles, a group of English scientists. This was the day he looked at a drop of rain water—and was horrified to find it crowded with squirming "beasties." DUXN'T KNOW BACTERIA VAN LEEWENHOEK did not know he was looking at bacteria. He only knew that the one small drop of water was alive with animals. So at last he wrote the Royal Society, describing his beloved glasses and their wonderful accomplishments. The Royal Society kept up a long correspondence with Mr. Lee-" wenhoek. Generous with bis information, he was just the opposite with his instruments. Not until after his death did the Society come into possession »f any part of the collection. Then, under the terms of Van Leewenhoek's will, 26 of the glasses were sent to England. Mr. Leewenhoek died in 1723, without ever realizing the importance of his "crazy" pastime. His glasses were really crude microscopes—forerunners of today's intricate, highly efficient instrument. Because of the microscope, millions of lives have been saved—for it is the means for the study of microbes. With it, cures have been found for many killing disease*. Facts and Figures Egyptian ladies in 900 B. C. carried vanity cases made of iron, almost a precious metal in those days. The highest elevation in Florida is 325 feet. The Postmaster General has power to make postal treaties with foreign governments subject to approval by the president. "Gasoline won't freeze." Oh, yes, it will. -At a very low temperature —around 200 degrees below zero. Four-fifths of the U, S. shrimp catch comes from the Gulf Mexico. New York City has 22,000 eating places. Valley of Texas produces the ear- j A short wave radio message can liest strawberries, green corn, to- ! be sent around the world on less matoes and onions grown in the power than is required to operate Lloyd's of London, famed insurance institution, had its beginning as a sailor's coffee house in 1688. First postoffice in the United States was established in Boston in 1639. Philadelphia had a post- office in 1683. Chile's most popular dance is the "danzas de panuelo" in which the man and the woman dance separately. Sulphur, pure enough to burn at the touch of a match, outcrops on the sides of hills in Starr County, Texas. Scarlet and gold are the official colors fo the U. S. Marine Corps. Ranches in the Rio Urande 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. -not Conflict; fighting- cooked. A number—used in tennis. Measure of weight—negative word. Road material—a rodent. Short sleep—dish for cooking. Demented—wall to hold back water. Cutting tool—form of verb "to be." Male sheep—to scratch. Bucket — common conjunction. Head covering—floor covering of small size. Spinning toy—used to trap lobsters. 12. At the present time—gained the victory. Snakelike fish—famous Confederate general. Drinking cup with a handle —something to chew which is not a food. Fuel for your car — bend down in the middle. CollecMott of hitforic press bad*e«. Little League players and any boy or girl who takes a turn at bat in a neighborhood game should be interested in baseball's history. The Chicago Historical Society has exhibited some of the interesting equipment f-rom the early days. From the foundation of the first professsional league, the National Association, ia 1871, baseball has come a long way, wit-h many changes in its wake. 13. 14. 15. BACK AND FORTH: 1—War- raw. 2—Ten-net. 3—Ton-not. 4 —Tar-rat. 5—Nap-pan. 6—Mad- dam. 7—Saw-was. 8—Ram-mar. 9—Tub-but. 10—Tam-mat. 11— Top-pot. 12—Now-won. 13—Eel- Lee. 14—Mug-gum. 15—Gas-sag. Beavers Are Vegetarians Because beavers live in the water most of the time, almost everyone takes it for granted that they eat fish. Actually, they are vegetarians and eat green, growing things, bark, and tender Chicago Historical Society display of basebaH mementoes includes step-by.-step demonstration of method used to mak« bats of ash, hackberry or hickory. Now Is Time to Hunt Up Wood for Making Vases BY M. Ii. HOPCRAFT vases are attractive and very easy to WOODEN VY novelties , squat make. They can oe used any- ,,_ where, in the living room, a couple of feet or so and tafce it home. Decide whether you want a fat, vase or a tall, thin. one. 1.Cut the metal end from a FROZEN FOOD CONTAINER. ACROSS 1 Sheltered inlet 5 Wander 9 Arabian gulf 10 Paradise 11 American writer 12 Mine entrancft 13 Mistakes , 16 Left end (ab.) 17 Also 18 Street (ab.) 20 Occupant 24 Solitary 26 Organ of hearing 27 Passage in the braM 26 Great Lake 29 Golf mound* 30 Youfig hors« DOWN 1 Outer garment 2 Smell 3 Swerv« 4 Half an em 5 Motive 6 Unusual 7 Conceal 8 Grafted (her.) 14 JVtustelin« 15 Fish egg« 18 Apertur* 19 Carry (coll.) 21 Go by aircraft 22 Metal faatener 28 Allowance for 25 Born 26 Out of (prefix) SCRAMBLED ADEOTJOlf Add a letter fc> "a musical | note" and scramble lor "to i regret* Add another letter I to this and scramble for "an| mixed.-'' Repeat aod twwt "a dried plum." rumpus room if you have one, or in your own room. They make nice gifts too. The next time you go for a rids into the country, take a small hatchet along and look around for a fallen tree or a dead branch that is at least five inches in diameter. 11 k has knobs or knots on it, so much the better, and with or without bark, but the wood must be old and dry. If you live near the seashore, you may find some odd pieces of driftwood that have been worn smooth by the tides. These make excellent wooden vases. Chop off a piece 2. GLUE a ,*«. ™ « ~ «~, ™ ~~., small round BUTTON or ny ~ I Your length of wood will prob- | g£AT) f/% P^rh C0rfl6f Of the , ably hdp yOU dedde _ Now> saw ,, Vl I—* O g the length you need, making sure that the bottom is perfectly level so your vase will stand up squarely. With a pocket knife dig United States. The United States Geological Survey estimates that the undeveloped coal lands of New Mexico | contain. 192,000,000,000 tons. Indonesia acquired formal independence in 1949 after being * possession of The Netherlands for more than 300 years. Diamonds have been found in the glacial drift of the Great Lakes region, particularl** i« Wisconsin. They apparently were brought south by glaciers. Turquois* i* found in four localities m New Mexico, and trac«* of platinum at* found in tt« Jtndr. Horses' name* must not traced a count of 14 letters and may not exceed three words, the Jockey Club rul«t. A minute proportion at Iodine In th« diet appears to b« essential for Then he will go to college ! health, according to the Encyclo- ipecMlizt in cbemistry. \ P*dia BriUnnici. the average size flashlight. —H. AHetson Piggy Bank Advice Some parents attending open nous* »t school had just been shown pasters reading "Go Slow," "Be Courteous," etc. But when they spotted their son's work of art, it read, "Save Mor*." Evidently tfcek recent l«cture to him about hi* allowance wa« at least stimulating, He's ModeJ Boy "My dad says I'm a model boy." Percy looked smug. "You'rt likt your l*tfe«r'i ja-j lopy," Toofhie retorted. "Mow come?" "No model—just a horrible ex- USUALLY CE>tfCT A STKAKSHT BEHEADINGS Behead "an asterisk" and have "a sailor." Behead tfai* and have i; a measure ot area." TRIAJfQtS ADORNS is the base for Puzzle Pete's triangle. Th« second word is "a paid notice"; third "since"; fourth "a Jewish month"; fifth "once more." These cluei will help you finish the triangle-; V, 3. USE IT ASATRAY FOR PINS... OR BEADS.- OR COINS. OR STAMPS... out a hole in the top thai is j UK nJN Pdn large enough foe a tan can or a Jj^y FOJ? DAD email glass jar. Clean the outside thoroughly and then apply a couple coats of shellac. This will help to preserve th/e vase aod also bring out the natural grain of the wood. With a glass jar inserted and filled with water, the wooden | vase is ready to hold a spray of autumn leaves, fall flowe«s and grasses, a bunch of chrysanthemums—almost anything, i A growing plant may be preferred, K so, use a step of coleus, begonia, or geranium—something that will be easy to grow—and , let a bit of ivy or Wandering:'or advertising. Lincoln died at 01 S S V d n O D Why Always 8:18? The docks that are on display at tf> the hands set at 8:18. That i« not because Lincoln died at that time, as some people believe, but be- cayse they simply look b*t*«c that way and allow more space BOTANY SAY KcAP Jew u-atl over the side. '"^0 a. m.

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