SATURDAY. AUGUST 27,1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES Hobby Corner —Sand Offers Chance to Experiment BY IRMA HEGEL LAST SUMMER a group of boys and girls buried a bottle in the sand and rocks of a lonely strip of beach to mark a picnic site. Returning to the same place this season they were surprised to find the bottle exactly where they had buried it. Only the bottle was different. It was a beautiful frosty white, the work of the wind and the sand. Sand is a painter. That is why hobbyists often bury dime store glass pieces in their yards, leave them in the soil for several months and, when the glass pieces are dug out, they are a milky white. And they have, in addition to their color, a certain pearly luster. Sand is a sculptor too. The continued blowing of sand against rocks wears portions of them away. In some western states, particularly South Dakota and Colorado, tourists look for the rocks that resemble figures, towers, castles and faces. The wind and sand that carves these nature freaks also helps make the interesting bits of driftwood Do you like to construct sand pictures? A bag of beach sand can be divided into small piles, vegetable-colored pink, blue, green, tan and brown, mixed with liquid glue and brushed upon an outline picture of your choice. Frame. You will be delighted at the result Y£AR O/P 7HI6- THIHK WHAT A MILLION Let's Hove o Portyl-Qne Lost Summer Get-together BY IDA ML PARDUE LAST CHANCE for summer *nd all its fun with this party. For novel invitations, write the time, date and place on paper cut-outs of vacation motifs- swim suits, tennis racquets, canoes, etc A TRIP TO THE ZOO is the first activity. You set it up before party time—either on one large table, or scattered around the room. "Cage" each "animal" on pieces of scratch paper numbered from 1 on. To play, each person gets a pencil and paper. The first player to identify each numbered animal wins the game. 1. Seal (any kind of gummed seal—Xmas seal, Easter, polio, Boys' Town, etc). 2. Buffalo (buffalo on a nickel coin). •, 3. Rattler (picture cut-out of a baby holding a rattle). 4. Duck (scrap of duck—canvas—cloth). 5. Blue jay (letter J written in blue crayon). 6. Yellow jacket (a yellow jacket—or picture cut-out). 7. Goats (the letter G—and a few oatmeal flakes). 8. Rat (section of false hair). 9. Water moccasin (glass of water and a moccasin). 10. Frog (flower holder). 11. Rook (chess piece—or a Rook Game). 12. Buck (dollar bin). 13. Bat (baseball bat—or picture of one). 14. Cricket (toy cricket noisemaker). 15. Kite (paper kite — draw one if necessary). 16. Tuna (can of tuna). Now is a good time to see if your guests know their vacation ABC's. Players sit or stand in a circle. One player starts with the letter A, saying: "I'm going to ALASKA TO ACT." The next player might say "I'm going to BOSTON TO BOWL." Each player in turn takes the next letter of the alphabet to start a place-name, and a verb that .finishes the sentence." A player who is stuck for a word gets three seconds in which to speak—or drops out of the game. GETTING PLACES—For this, put a bowl of alphabet macaroni on a table at one end of a room. Make up two teams, and line them up opposite the table. At the word go, a player from each team races to the bowl. The object is to find enough Betters to spell the name of any city, town or state. First team done wins. Sports -High School Coaches Have Their Problems BY JAY WORTHINGTON COACH EUSNER, at the Jrv- ing School in New York, was forced to retire his best pitcher, Evans Killeen, this year because he couldn't find a catcher to hold the hurler's cannonballs. After starting one game. Killeen had to strike out NINE batters in TWO innings (when only three outs are needed to end an inning!) because the catcher was dropping the third strike, allowing the batter to run to-first base. At DuBois High School, Coach Walling had a good pitcher- catcher combination in Mike Dooley and Joe O'Dowd, but he couldn't get the two together. Mike worked as a mail clerk in his spare time, while Joe was an apprentice butcher. The pair managed to get time off for the game, but had few chances to practice together. Such.are the headaches of the high school coach, who usually has a teacher's full-time chores, and then does his coaching after hours. Now and then his patience and efforts are appreciated. "We are good because we have so many boys from the New York area," announced college coach Buster Sheary, after his Holy Cross basketball team won the N. I. T. championship last spring. "Their high school coaches do a tremendous job." They do, indeed. In'baseball, New York's schools, alone, have produced such major league stars as Phil Rizzuto, Bobby Thomson, Billy Loes, Hank Greenberg and Lou Gehrig, to name only a handful. At Jackson High School on Long Island, Coach Johnny Wren found that some batters were swinging under the ball too often. He taught them to level their swings by use of a practice "tee," such as has been used by Brooklyn's Dodgers. Wren asked the school shop class to build the tee. Coach Harry O'Brien, at Curtis High School, worried about the wild swinging of his batters. He proved to them, by keeping records, that a batter will reach first base at least once, in high school games, if he merely hits the ball on the ground three times. He lifted their averages by convincing them that any feeble tap is better than striking out. At the Bronx Vocational High School, Coach Finklestein tried psychology. He offered a bonus for every good play. A hit, for example, was ' rewarded by a Tootsie Roll. The opposite approach was taken by Taft High School's Coach Leaycraft, who required his players to pay a fine of five cents to a banquet fund for every poor play. Things to Do-Pastimes, Mental Acrobatics for You Water Skill MAKE YOUR swimming-pool visits lots of fun with games. Here are some suggestions: FOOT TAG—Ordinary tag, or touch, can make a splendid water game, but foot tag is greater fun stiU. One girl is it, and chases the other players, but instead of being allowed to touch them anyhow she can tag them on the feet —using her hands for the purpose, as in the ordinary game. SEAL HUNTING—One girl is a seal, and she can swim in any way she chooses. But all her companions are hunters, and each of (LOOK OUT, S£-AL / \4 CQM/H(5 x. T-N-—-^"•^-'-« 4 " 3t^£: Old Friends Are Waiting When School Doors Open v In this game you start with a three-letter word, then make a four-letter word, and end with a five-letter word, following the meanings given. The trick is, not to change the order of the letters. You must just insert one new letter each time, leaving the other letters "as is." The answer to No. 1 is TIN, THIN, THINK. Study thst. Then try to work out the other groups. If you get six right, you have an averap* score, nine is good, and 11 is excellent. 1. A shiny metal; opposite of stout; to use your mind. 2. A farm animal; a large black bird; <* diadem.' 3. Black road material; sky twinkler; to begin. 4. To use your eyes: a prophet; to make a sled go straight. 5. A green vegetable that 6. Auto; feel interest; to TO FIND OUT WHO WHAT, cwueer DOTS tu Pen Pals -Make Friends 7. Dessert made with a crust; evergreen tree; backbone. 8. A spinning toy; opposite of "go"; to bend over. 9. Metal fastener; half a quart; words in ink stamped by type. 10. The last part; cause or direct to go; to pay out. 11. Hearing aid; to get money by work; to find out. 12. Rodent; fixed charge; packing box. 13. Busy insect; to puff; to put seed into the ground. THREES, FOURS AND FIVES: 1—Tin, thin, think. 2—Cow, crow, crown. 3—Tar, star, start. 4—See, seer, steer. 5—Pea, peak, speak. 6—Car, care, scare. 7—Pie, pine, spine. 8—Top, stop, stoop. 9— Pin, pint, print. 10—End, send, spend. 11—Ear, earn, learn. 12— Rat, rate, crate. 13—Ant, pant, plant. Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl of 11. I'have brown hair and eyes. I like to read and draw and play the clarinet. I would like to hear from boys and girls 11-14. Shirley Curtis 411 East 3rd St. Ellinwood, Kan. * * • Dear Captain Hal, I am 11 years old and I would like to write to some Pen Pals. I am five feet one inch tall; I have black hair and brown eyes. I like all kinds of animals and I have a dog and a cat. My hobby is collecting animals' pictures. I would like to write to someone who like? animals also. Dolores Barbagallo 10 Trenton Sfreet Lavvrtnc*, Mass. Dear Captain Hal, I would like to be a member of the Captain Hal Pen Pal Club. I am 12. I go to Live Oak School in New Iberia. I would like to hear from boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 14. Irene Dugan, 904 W. Washington St., New Iberia, La. * • • Dear Captain Hal, I want to be a Pen Pal. I am A girl eleven years old. I have medium brown hair and green eyes. My hobbies are writing, playing volley ball and basketball. I would like boys and girls from 11 to 13 years of age to write me. Iris Nell Williams Route One Scorn Kill, Ga. KWKEKffM THOLUSH A McM&ZR OF A PiVSRSIRED fAMlLX (5THE FOLLMPOMTKE €AST COAST 0F U.SI TVl£ flKC HAS THE LONGEST LIFE OF ANY FISH, WITH A LIP E EXPECTANCY __._ CFSiVfNTY YfARS... _. £ OP MAN'S EA&ilESt AG&CULTUfcAL PURSUITS WAS THAT OP $HtCPRA(SlN6..0fil6lNATIN<>INCtNTRAU ASIA 'SHEEP WERE BROUGHT TO £UftO?£... c A^!C5 OF YOOl HAVE SEE them holds a hand behind her back, using two legs and one arm for swimming. Whoever catches the seal takes ler place. TANDEM SWIMMING —You, with another person, do this in several ways. A crawl or trudgen-tandem is probably most fun. Swim side by ide, with inside arms hooked together. Outer legs and arms are used for swimming. A back-crawl tandem can also be arranged. For this the leading wimmer holds her feet beneath he armpits of her partner. The ime is then set by the second player, who is able to use all her imbs. TUG AND LINER—One of the wo in this game should be able o float fairly well, or at any rate ie used to back-swimming. This ne is the "liner." The tug swims an ordinary 'reast-stroke, pushing her com- anion along ahead of her. In- tead of the tug holding the line, he liner grips the sides of her artner's head with her feet, and hus floats face upwards and is ushed along. LEAP FROG—Two or more an take part. The one who makes a back" treads water, ith her head bent forward and ith arms paddling gently in ront of her to make it still easier to keep up. Then the girl who is to leap swims up from behind, puts her hands on her friend's shoulders and, pushing backwards and downwards, goes over head-first. The leap thus ends up as a sort of header. The one who has been thrust down will prevent herself from going too deeply by spreading her legs—and then a couple of strong kicks will bring her to the top again, ready to go forward j to take her own leap. THE FISHER'S NET—Six or eight players clasp hands and form a -large ring, facing inwards, keeping their places by treading water. Another girl is j in the middle of the ring; she is the fish, and it is her aim to escape the net. To do this she swims underwater and dashes for any promising gap. Puzzle Answers Swapping Yarns Is Part of Fun BY HAROLD GLUCK VACATION is almost over and now you are getting restless. Why? Deep down in your heart you know the secret though you may not want to admit it to anyone. Just waiting for school to open again. Funny how children of school age are in that respect. Can't wait for school to close as summer vacation approaches. And can't wait for school to begin as summer vacation ends. And because I know your secret, you can know mine. Teacher reacts exactly the same way as you do! Going back to school means meeting old friends again and finding out how they enjoyed their vacations. Did Frank have a good time at camp? How did Harriet enjoy the trip across the country by car? Has Tommy really learned to play tennis? Is it true that Ed and his parents went to Hawaii? For about two weeks you and your friends will compare notes on how each spent those two months away from school. * * * GOING BACK to school means you can use some of your summer experiences in class projects. The trip to the factory will serve as an essay in your English class. Or the new game you learned will be of interest to the teacher and students in your health education class. Your collection of rocks and leaves will be the'basis of a project in your science class. Or the story of your long automobile trip will be useful in your geography class. And even if you remained at home, you will have lots of ideas for a story called "Vacation in Your Own Back Yard." But going back to school also has a hazard. And by that I mean the dangers involved in crossing streets to get to school. So here are a few simple hints on how to keep in one piece and get to school undamaged: IF YOU LEAVE HOME early for school, you won't find yourself running across streets so as not to be late. Ask dad or ma to Test Ability At Puzzles Let's Play Indians: INDIAN REBUS Use the words and pictures to your best advantage and you'll find the four Indian tribes Puzzle Pete has hidden here: CROSSING GUARDS of one kind or another ire provided by every school. The Schoolboy Patrol has grown steadily in th« last few years. Richard KandeJ, the junior patrolman above, Is an example of the group. At & San Francisco school he saved three children when he pushed them out of the path of an auto which ran onto the sidewalk. Each boy and girl should obey the crossing" guard's instructions ajid follow the rules. buy you an alarm clock. Set it and get up on time! Do not talk to your friend as you cross the street. You may fail to notice a car making a turn. Keep all your books and notebooks in a brief case. A book falls from a boy's hand as he is crossing the street, he bends to pick it up ... and you finish the story. Obey traffic lights and also the signals of the traffic policeman. J And don't be a jay walker. J Please don't try to surprise the I driver of a car by darting out from a parked car in the middlt of the street. * • * YOU MAY HAVE a littit brother or sister about to start kindergarten or the first grade. Remember how thrilled you were the first day you went to school? And you were also a wee bit scared because it was a new experience. Tell them to listen carefully to everything teacher says on that first day. Also to be polite to other boys and girls. For they are going to meet a lot of new friends. l.Findabngpieceof RUBBER HOSl or TUBIN& with a tout a i mch hole. a saa S3MH3 33MAYVHS anvas 3HS s :CLMOIMVI(3 - 3a:i i :<THOMSSOHD NVIQIW A CH/P \ i OFF THE- OLP ' SLOCK/ plete the diamond from these clues: A SHAWNEE N E E INDIAN CROSSWORD Cartoonist Cal has placed Puzzle Pete's crossword puzzle on the silhouette of an Indian head and some Indians are hidden in the puzzie: :SMVia\ T I SS31-13AVOA VOWEL-LESS INDIANS Vowels have been left out of these four Indian tribes and the' letters run together. Can youj identify them correctly? RQS CHCTW NVH sx MIXED-UP INDIANS Rearrange the letters in each line to find the names of the three Indian tribes: REEK ECHO CAN SEE NEW APJS DIAMOND Puzzle Pete has used a SHAWNEE Indian as the center of his i diamond. The second word is "a (pronoun 1 '; third "a bowling lerm"; fifth ''sea eagles"; and &totu#b. for "«**." Com- — ABOUT 7 OR dF&riOttS- -> 2. Borrow a MOUTHPIECE from a pal who plays a horn anekick it fn one end. of the hose.* (IF If DOESN'T F!TT!GHTLY,WRAP ADHESIVETAPE AROUND THE CONNECTION) 3.5tickaIargeTIN FUNNEL into theother end and wrap joint with tape so it wilistay on. TAPE ACROSS 1 Oklahoma Indian 5 Symbol for tellurium 8 Correlative of either 7 Preposition 8 "Smallest State" (ab,) 9 East Side (ab.) 10 Eye (Scot.) 11 Dispatches DOWN 1 Siouan Indians 2 Feeling 3 Pierced with horns 4 Iroquoian India n§ IPMCTICt W CALLS'
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