The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 4, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 4, 1954
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1954 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE PUZZLES THINGS 10 DO STORIES Something New in Art—Children Use Popcorn to Make Tiny Figures Sixth Grade art students in the classes of Eleanor Miller in Dodge City, Kas., make creatures like boys and a dog, above. THIS HAUGHTY POODLE, like the others, are made of popcorn grains. The fantastic figures are glued together. PROUD SMILES indicate the classroom fun. Students get a portion of popcorn, sort through it until resemblance strikes. Odd pieces and pencil marks may be used to complete creation. This is ''Miss Popper," a saucy lady in a fancy hat. Short Story -Tha Riddle HELEN SIMPSON was the most popular girl in Northport. "She certainly is a wonderful girl," Jerry confided to his mother. "Beautiful, brainy and big hearted. I hope when I grow up I can make a couple of million dollars and marry her. But there is one trouble with Helen. Her father! Not that I don't like Mr. Simpson. Bet he spends all day figuring out those riddles and puzzles he asks the fellows." A picnic was planned for the weekend and Jerry knew the girl he wanted to take. So he .came right .to the point. "So you want to take my daughter to a picnic?" said Mr. Simpson. "I'll give you my, permission provided you can answer a very simple puzzle." "Our house faces the South Bay. Explain to me hoxv you can build a house for Helen which is square, has windows on all four sides, and each window has a view to the South. • Now don't try to be smart and tell me you will use a bay window which would take care of three sides. I want one window on each side! And each window must face the south!" Jerry almost swallowed his Adam's apple and then he smiled. He knew the answer. It was simple and he would take Helen to the picnic. QUESTION: How can such a house be built? ANSWER: It is really very simple. You must build this house at the North Pole. That is the only spot in the world from which you have south in every direction. CAM 00 TO THE: P/CMC Can Puzzle Pete Baffle You? Washington Wanderings: WASHINGTON REBUS Puzzle Pete has hidden four facts about Washington in this rebus. You can find them by using the words and pictures correctly: Hobby Corner -Fish Chowder Good Outdoor Meal THE BOYS had been in camp two days before the fishing had been any good. Tim and Jack trudged into camp with several good-looking bass and their guide, reclining in a cr p-made chair, eyed them good naturedly. "I told you you'd take some fish today," he said, laughing. "How did you know?" Jack asked. "Weather's right; you can always tell from the weather. How'd you boys like to have fish chowder and Johnny cake for supper?" "That sounds fine," Tim replied. He was b- 'ing to feel 1- -gry. * everyone called him—took the The guide—Old Bob was what] fish and laid them on a camp table he had made. Then he proceeded with the fish chowder according to the following recipe: Boil a two-pound fish until it is fairly well done but still firm. Fry % pound of bacon until crisp and break into small pieces, then- fry crisp a medium-sized onion in the bacon fat. Put all the ingredients into a pot along with the bacon fat. Pour in a can 'of evaporated milk, season with salt and pepper. Just before it comes to a boil, dump in a can of tomatoes, stir well. Here's Old Bob's recipe for Johnny cake: Mix two cups of corn meal, one cup of flour, \-> cup sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, ^ cup butter, l 1 ^ teaspoons baking powder, and 2 tablespoons powdered milk or equivalent. Stir in enough water to make a fairly thick batter and bake in a medium oven 15 or 20 minutes. The sun was dipping toward the west giving the scarlet and gold leaves new highlights as Old Bob pulled his Johnny cake from his gasoline can oven. "You boys seem a little impatient," he said with deliberate slowness as he poured bowls full of chowder and cut huge pieces of Johnny cake. "You always want to remember that there's no excuse for not eating and 'living as good and as clean in camp as you do in your own home." Our World MOST PEOPLE th. of-a boomerang as a weapon which can be thrown at an enemy and, after striking him, \vill magically return to the thrower. .This would be handy, if true. Actually. once it has hit its target, a boomerang simply drops to the ground. The word "boomerang" comes from the name of a tribe of Australian aborigines. But similar metal or ivory weapons xvere used in ancient Egypt and Ethiopia. A wooden type was used by American Indians of the Hopi tribe. 17 Sea eagle 18 Cover 19 Boy's nickname 20 Note in Guido's scale DOWN 1 Hawaiian birds ' 2 Winglike part 3 Boy's name 4 Spire 5 Cereal grain 6 Pewter coin of Malaya 12 Number 13 Native metal 15 Lubricant 16 Girl's nam« HODGEPODGE Puzzle Pete had some trouble making up a sentence about Washington and would like your help in straightening it out: rainfall States Wynooche, Olympic 141 in is Washington, mountains, inches, the registered in and Heaviest United the averages at MIX-UPS Here are three more facts about Washington. Just rearrange j mono: the letters in the strange lines following and you'll find them: LASSO SHIN FIRE ME DO CUT FORT PRESS DUPE GUN OST WASHINGTON DIAMOND Mount RAINIER is Washington's highest peak and provides a center for Puzzle Pete's dia- The second word is "a CROSSWORD Puzzle Pete has given you a helping hand with this crossword puzzle by lettering in the name of Washington's capital: There are two kinds of boomerangs: the non-returning war type which is used in battle and the "sport" boomerang which is used for contests and games and for hunting birds. The war boomerang is heavy j and it takes a strong man to throw it effectively. The returning type of boomerang is shorter and lighter and it requires considerable skill to throw it so that it will curve into the correct circle to return to the thrower. In distance contests it has been made to go two hundred yards or more. In hunting birds, this type of boomerang can be thrown so as to travel parallel to the ground for some distance and then suddenly and with tremendous speed rise up into the air. Natives in Australia sometimes throw it so that it strikes the ground about 30 feet away which gives Us up- '.vard flight even greater speed. The flight the boomerang can be made to take in the air depends a good deal on the degree or twist of its warp and for this reason many trial flights are made during the warping process until the boomerang is perfected. The wings are warped differently, one end being especially made to fit the hand. It cannot be thrown by the other end. Something to Try [-Gomes to Occupy Spare Time 'o 7 9 Z i. It 17 19 i* 3 V n M 4 8 10 > 18 zo g Co \5 \ 10> A light touch"; third, "couples"; fifth, "stale"; and sixth, "to observe." Can you finish the diamond from this? R A I RAINIER I E R Courage of Teen-Age French Hero Will Make His Name Live Forever Risked Life With Mad Dog to Save Others; Statue Bears Likeness IT WAS A RATHER pleasant day on Oct. 14, 1835, and the seen* was France. If you look at your map of France you can find thY Jura Mountains. In a meadow there were six little shepherd boys. They were talking about various things and yet keeping an eyt on their flocks. the bite of a rabid dog was al» most always fatal. But then the mayor of Villers- Farlay remembered something! Along the road came a dog. The foaming hanging jaws of the animal spelt a message of just two words: "Mad Dog!" One of j During the the youngsters shouted and the ' rest took up the cry. They ran in all directions and the dog started to go after the children. There was a brave boy, but fourteen yet fully determined to save his companions. His name was Gupille and armed only with a whip he met the oncoming mad dog. The animal grabbed- the boy's right hand in his jaws. A struggle took place to free that hand and the left hand was also bitten. The whip fell to the ground. "Get me that whip," shouted Gupille to his younger brother. been to see a chemist by the name of Pasteur. It was said that this man had discovered a way to prevent hydrophobia. * * * THE MAYOR at once wrote a letter and said that the brave boy would die at once unless he could get the new treatment, Pasteur wrote to bring the boy at once to Paris. For Pasteur had tried his new method on a little boy by th« name of Joseph Meister. This nine-year-old Alsatian boy had been bitten by,a mad dog. The boy was brought to Pasteur and given the treatment two and a half days after being bitten. His life was saved and he was the first patient to receive tha new treatment ACROSS 1 Rowing implement 4 Drunkard 7 Palm leaf 8 Paving material 9 Utter 10 Greek letter 11 Madame (ab.) 12 Also 14 Hawaiian food BUT POOR Gupille was going 5. 6. How are you on colors? Let's see. In each statement below you are given three colors. Choose the correct color. Underline it if you wish. Count four points for each right answer. Try to get lOOTo.j 9. though a score of 20 or 80% is' pretty good. 1. The sun is blue, green, yellow. 2. Loganberries are red, black, 11. pink. 12. 3. The president's home is yellow, white, red. i 13. 4. The port li^ht on a boat is' " ! red, white, green. (14. 10. The starboard light on a boat is red, white, green. A robin's egg is brown, blue, white. A parsnip is orange, white, yellow. Jet is cream, black, gray. The light which means yqu can cross a street safely is green, yellow, red. Most foliage is brown, yellow, green. A gentian is blue, red, white. An amethyst is purple, .yellow, blue. Seven of the stripes in our flag are ted, vvhit.e, blue, The other six stripes are red, white, blue. 15. An emerald is blue, green, yellow. 16. Ripe wheat is yellow, green, tan. il7. A ruby is red, yellow, blue. j 18. The mountains of New Hampshire are named Blue, Green, White. 19. A coward is called white, yellow, green. 20. In the expression " with envy," the color to use is yellow, purple, green. 21. In the expression "—- with fear," the color (o use is while, green, rod. 122. In the expression, " with cold," the color to use is white, blue. red. 23. In the expression " with embarrassment," the color to use is white, red. blue. 24. The color used for a baby girl is blue, ecru. pink. 25. The color used for a baby boy is blue, ecru, pink. ! WHAT COLOR: 1—Yellow 2— ! Red. 3—White. 4—Red. 5—Green. \ 6—Blue. 7 _ Yellow. 8 — Black, 9—-Green. 10—Green. 11—Blue. 12—Purple. 13—Red. 14—White. 15~Green, 16—Yellow. 17—Red. 18—White. 19—Yellow. 20— Green. 21 —White. 22—Blue. 23- Red. 24—Pink. 25—Blue. LAY EGGS EVER.Y4YEABS ACCORDING TO ENCYCLOPEDIA gRlTANN'fCA. would never hurt another child again. SOOX THE ENTIRE village of Villers-Farlay heard about the brave deed of this 14-year-old boy. His wounds were cleaned { and bandaged. Two veterinary j experts examined the carcass of Drop Those Ears jthe dead animal. And then they "Lift your rabbit by his ears." ! Save to the people of the village Don": do it. It is cruel, for rab- j the terrible news. 'The animal bits' ears are very sensitive, itj was suffering from hydrophobia." is best to grasp him by the loose skin above his shoulders and put your other hand under his body for support. He then lashed the jaws of the animal together. He had tu think in a hurry. On his feet were the wooden sabots worn by the children and the peasant^. Off came that wooden s^ot and he hit the mad I to S et his treatment six day later. animal with it Then the boy j Would it work? It did and th« dragged the animal to a stream ! sec °nd boy was saved. and held the head under water j The word spread around th«' for a few minutes. That mad dog I world tha * * method had been devised by Pasteur that would, make being bitten fay a rnad dog no longer fatal. Should you ever go to Paris, visit the Pasteur Institute. For there you will see a statue of a young lad battling desperately with a mad cog. A statue to a hero of fourteen years of age. When he fought to save his companions, he knew deep down in his heart he would be doomed by the bites of the animal. Could one ask for greater courage from any boy? For in that second when ha could have run away in a different direction, he made a tremendous decision: To lay down his life to save his companions. He lived and that statue commemorates one of the bravest deeds ever performed by a young boy. That meant that the brave boy, Gupille, would die a slow and painful death. For in these days Puzzle Answers WASHINGTON REBUS: Hemlock; Wheat; Cascade Mountains; Chief Joseph dam. MIX-UPS: Salmon fisheries; Forest products; Puget Sound. CROSSWORD: 0 0 s T B Ki A u A O R £• R A Y M O Kl D M <s T £• & p L E O A T O 1 L T R A 1 D A p$ ARE NOT NATIVE TO THE AVfCfCAS, BUT WERE BROUGHT He R£ BY THE EARLY SET HA5NOLOV£C4LL T THE •ENCYCLOPEDIA HODGEPODGE: Heaviest rainfall in the United States is registered at Wynooche, Washington, in the Olympic mountains, and averages 141 inches. WASHINGTON DIAMOND: R PAT PAIRS RAINIER TRITE SEE R Sports Quiz Q—Jerry Bonnabeau, Adams High School, N. Y., baseball pitcher, has been considered as a major league prospect by a scout for the New York Giants. Why i* this unusual? A—The scout was Gene Bonne- beau, Jerry's papa. Q—The Olympic Games ar« scheduled to be held in Australia in 1956. What is the estimated cost to the United States of sending each athlete? A—$1500 to $1800. Q—Max Truex, of Warsaw, Ind., ran a mile in 4:20.4 this year in a high school track mwt How does his time compare with other individual high school milers? A—Truex set a new National Interscholastic record.

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