The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 11, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 11, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREB PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES Our World —Worn-Out Dollars Go Up in Smoke BY JENNIE A. RUSS HAVE YOU EVER wondered what becomes of dirty, tattered, torn, or just plain worn out dollar bills? They are classified as "unfit" and burned. The first step in the disposition of this money, is to put it into packages of 100 bills each. These packages are then fed to a canceling machine that cuts four elongated.diamond holes through the center of the bills. The next operation is done by a machine that has a three-foot razor-sharp knife. Here two thousand of the bills are stacked in position and are cut in two lengthwise. The lower halves are sent to the Treasury Department in Washington, D. C., and the upper halves are stored in a vault until the Federal Reserve Bank has word that the Treasury has re- ceived the lower halves. Then the upper halves are also sent to Washington. There they are burned,' and are definitely out of circulation. 'A dollar bill is short lived. It lasts only about six or seven months. Besides becoming worn and dirty, sometimes they are torn in two while in circulation. When this- happens more than two-fifths or less than three- fifths of a dollar bill usually is redeemed by a bank for 50 cents, three-fifths or more of a bill for $1.00; less than two-fifths bill is worthless. The serial numbers mean nothing in redeeming a mutilated bill. The manufacture of new money goes on constantly. The process is much like any other fine printing. Materials used are unique. Tons of money are manufactured daily by the government replace worn-out money. to Life of a dollar bill is short. It must then be burned and replaced by a new Mil. Hobby Corner]-Learn to Recognize Bird Songs NATURALISTS who claim to understand bird music tell us it is a song without words. We all know that certain songs and calls of birds are so nearly spoken, or so suggestive of words to be sung, that poet and woodsman unite in their interpretation. Even science, on occasion, accords them recognition. Take the call of the whippoorwill, for example, with his endless quavering demand for the unknown William's punishment that has earned him his name. On the other hand, there is our cheerful friend Bobwhite —no less cheerful because his confi- dent announcement may also be treated as a prophecy of bad weather. "More wet! More wet!" he cries. Then there is the owl, quite unmistakably taking an anxious —one might say a melancholy— interest in the social register: "Whoo-oo's Who-o-o?" The words that fit real songs, are usually not quite so obviously recognizable. One naturalist once collected quite a number of the more familiar ones. England and Switzerland have their cuckoos; these people love the pretty notes of the cuckoo in spring. They sing a double-note •'•'Cuckoo-oo, Cuckoo-oo." You .know how a cuckoo'clock sounds. "Cheerily—Cheerily, cheer up!" of course, belongs to the confident and optimistic robin. Everyone understands that call. "Plow it! Plow it! Hoe it! Hoe it!" advises the farmer's friend— the brown thrasher. Meanwhile the flicker adds his emphatic "Quick! Quick! Quick!" The common song sparrow, swelling his little throat pridefully, even imagines that he shares the farmer's toil. Just listen to him: "Wheat, wheat, I reap! I reap! I reap! I reap the wheat field!" He has an equal interest in another profession. He sings no less cheerily, "See! See! I think I see the preacher!" The gay little goldfinch, flashing in airy pursuit of thistledown with which to line his dainty riest, has one of the simplest, sweetest, and most unmistakable of songs. Doves may bill and coo, but he is the model lover among birds, the most dashing and the most devoted, praising in melodious repetition the charms of his less brilliant mate: "Sweet, sweet, sweet! Sweet, sweet, oh, sweet is she! None so sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet!" And there are "Caws, Caws, Caws," made by crows and hawks. Perhaps they are not music, but do they not sound like words? Something to Try-Projects, Things to ice Here are some things to make in spare time: LAPEL FOB—Make a colorful lapel fob to match your cotton dresses. Use different colored ribbon or paper and cut out little flower shapes and leaves. Assemble them in the desired pattern and fasten to the fob with circlets of cellophane tape, sticky side out. Make a loop out of a small piece of ribbon. Put top of safety pin through loop and fasten ends to the back of the fob for a fastener. BUTTERFLY PIN—Shape two pieces of milliner's wire in the form of butterfly wings, allowing a small piece of wire at each end on'the inside of the wing to be wrapped around the body. Wrap cellophane tape, sticky side out, around the wings. Use two colors of paper and cut four wings out of each color. Place the first color on both sides of the wings so it sticks to the cellophane tape. Cut various shaped openings in the second color wings so that the bottom layer will show through. Fasten these to the bottom layer. The butterfly's body is made out of a piece of wire covered with string. Stick the free end of the wing wires through the string. A safety pin is attached to the underside of the body with thread. When you start to wrap the string around the wire, allow about an-inch to remain free for the antennae. FANCY FANS—You can make very fancy fans out of any card- board fans at your house which still have the handles. Color the entire fan with water colors and allow to dry thoroughly. Find a colored picture in a magazine.. A bouquet of flowers, a scenic view, a favorite building, and a place of historical importance are suitable. Paste the picture to the front of the fan and press until dry. When the picture is dry, cover the fan with a thin coat of shellac and again let the fan dry When dry, it is ready to use. Do You Know What You Read?— Story of Frieda's Fishing Expedition THE CHALLENGE: Do you know what you read? Here is a short story about a young girl. Read it only once. Then see how many of the ten questions at the end of the story you can answer correctly. Write true or false. If from the story you can't decide ihe answer, then write N. E., which means No Evidence. "I DON'T MIND going fishing with you," said Frieda Berlins to her father, "but I can't pick garden worms. Maybe I am sorry for them." "Don't worry about that," replied her father, "I already have enough worms to catch a lot of fish." Mrs. Hilda Berlins had prepared a good lunch for her husband and daughter. And now she spoke a farewell as both were seated in their Buick. "If you catch fish, I want them cleaned. Otherwise give them away. You enjoy catching and eating fish. But I do not enjoy cleaning them. It is painful when you get fish scales in your fingers," "I promise you faithfully," said Frieda, "that if I catch any fish you will have them all cleaned. That much I can do for my darling mother." A HALF HOUR LATER Mr. Berlins stopped his car at Meadows Lake. He walked to the shack where Captain Williams rented rowboats. "How much do you get for a / MU5T CAUGHT A WHALE-/ rowboat for the day?" he asked. "A small boat is three dollars. And a big boat is two dollars." "Shouldn't it be the other way around?" protested Mr. Berlins. "Don't tell me how to run my business," snapped back the captain. "Take it or leave it." Ten minutes later, Frieda and her father were seated in a large rowboat. Mr. Berlins was using his fishing pole. But Frieda used a drop line. For two hours not a fish nibbled at the worms. Then Frieda had an idea. "I don't think the fish are very hungry. I am getting hungry. I will eat and maybe the fish will get the idea." MR. BERLINS WATCHED his daughter eat one sandwich, then a second, a third, and a fourth. And she drank a pint thermos full of warm cocoa. "The fresh air gives you an appetite," commented her father who didn't eat anything. Suddenly there was a tug at Frieda's fishing line. She tried to pull up the line but found it very heavy. "Please help me. daddy," she pleaded. "I must have caught a whale." "Whales swim in salt water, not in fresh water," corrected her father. "But I will help you. He pulled up the line and there was no fish on the hook. Instead the hook had caught around a cord that was in turn wrapped Puzzle Answers MagicTricks —Here's Stunt to Start Collection When you have a party do you sort of feel like a back number? Well, there's is something you can do! Become a magician! I am talking not only to boys but to girls. Bere is one simple trick to start with. You take out a nice, large, clean white handkerchief. You hold it up and announce very gravely, "This is a magic handkerchief. It was originally owned by Amar Plamita who ther. sold it ID Sini Goni. And 4 or the sum of five thousand dollars I nought it from a trader who recently cair.« from the Red Sea." -n you pause. All this is for what is known as "magician's effect." You are preparing the minds of your audience. Of course they don't believe you but somehow they are prepared to see something different. Now you continue and explain what is going to happen. "I am going to place a match stick right in the center of this handkerchief. The match head has been removed for safety's sake. I will fold the handkerchief and give it to any boy or girl present in this room. The person who hss the handkerchief will then break the •natch stick inside. The handkerchief w ; .ll show its magic qualities when I pronounce the ancient word. 'The broken stick! will become whole again." You fold the handkerchief and hand it to any boy or girl. In front of curious eyes the match stick is broken. Then you pronounce the magic word, "Sigo- ogis-Sigo" and hold the handkerchief up when it is open. A whole match falls to the floor! "Bow is it done?" will be the chorus to gree*t you. Every boy and girl can do this trick.. All you need is a large white handkerchief with machine sewed hems. You remove the head from a match stick and place one stick through a seam until it is in the center of the Seam. It can't be seen because it is concealed. Now when you! fold the handkerchief and give it to a boy or girl, the match stick you give them to break is the one in the seam! Simple, isn't it— that is it is simple when you know the trick. Suppose one of the "smart" boys or girls wants to examine the handkerchief. The smart magician is prepared. You simply tell them the following: "If you wish to examine the handkerchief it is evident you are an unbeliever. And Omar Kamita said that if an unbeliever touched the handkerchief after its magic was shown, then it would lose its magic. And I Would be out five thousand dollars." Things to Do'—Games, Riddles for Spare Time THIS CONTEST can be used indoors, outdoors, on camping trips, or while traveling in a car. The object is to find the colors of the rainbow in their regular order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, and to report them first. You may use colored stones if you are near a brook or gravel pit. In the house you may want to limit the area for the search so that the eutcome depends more on keen observation rather than furious activity. When you are traveling in the car, you may limit yourself to the colors of houses, including the trim, or advertising. Otherwise you may include clothing, flowers, cars—anything. However, you'll soon find it is more exciting to limit the source of your colors. The first to report the source of his color gets credit for that color. You may want to play till someone gets a double rainbow. Hiking .trip* provid* a good / / // opportunity for this activity, especially if you use wild flowers or leaves in the fall. If you are near a town, then buildings and clothing are good. * • • SOUND OFT DID YOU EVER th ; nk how many words ther* ar« for sounds made by people and animals? SBOUT is a sound made by people, NEIGB is a sound made by animals, while CRY, SBRIEK and GROAN are sounds made by both people and animals. Cross out one letter in each word below, so that what is left is a sound made by a person or an animal. Bere are two examples: If you cross out the T in STING, it will make SING. If you cross out. the K in COOK it xvill make COO, the sound of a dove. This is a very easy puzzle. So you should complete all the words in fifteen minutes or less. 1. Moon 11. Claw 2. Crackle 12. Sings 3. Shoot _ 13. Snicker 4. Mask 14. Flow 5. Stay 15. Cool 8. Crown 16. Brawl 7. Sweep 17. Hump 8. Butter 18. Berg 9. Chart ID. Bray 10. Stalk 20. Staid THE ANSWERS SOUND OFF: 1—Moo. 2— Cackle. 3—Boot. 4—Ask. 5—Say. 6—Crow. 7—Weep. 8—Utter. 9 —Chat 10—Talk. 11—Caw. 12 —Sing. 13—Nicker. 14—Low. 15 —Coo. 16—Bawl. 17—Bum. 18— Beg. 19—Bay. 20—Said. • • • RIDDLES 1. When is a girl a live wire? .2. How, by altering only the pronunciation, can you change harmless mirth into harmful crime? 3. Take fifty, add a cipher, add five, add a fifth of eight, and get the sum of human happiness. 4. What is the difference between an applie pi« and a suit of clothes? THE ANSWERS 1—When sh« is shocking. 2— By calling "man's laughter" manslaughter. 3—L-O-V-E. 4— One is cut after it is made, while tht oth«r * cut btfort it i* made. 3 ao 3IVNHO 33VHT1CO '31012 X3SLJ aaiv 3IH3 3.V3TI :sravnbs QHOA\ •guimnds loj aiders e 0} siiTB;aad }i 'as^Bj s,;t 'snij, iiaqjouB si HO :OHOMSSOHD Bat Not Blind "Blind as a bat," you say? But bats are not really blind at all. Neither are owls. Sample Puzzle Pete's Wares ACROSS 1 Not closed 5 Not open 9 On the sheltered side 10 French river 11 Unit of reluctance 12 Crimson 13 Cleopatra's snake 15 Weight of India 16 Rodent 17 Bustle 19 Affirmative reply 22 Malt beverage 23 Low haunt 25 Volcano in Sicily 27 At this place 28 Drunkards 29 Fillip DOWN 1 Rowing implement 2 Entreaty 3 Lampreys 4 Compass point 5 Thus 6 Lease 7 Employer 8 Scatter, as hay 14 Golf teacher 15 Pigpen 17 Singing voice 18 Depression 20 Paradise 21 Wheys of milk 22 Metal money 24 Cotton fibre knot. 26 While 27 High school (ab.) TRUE OR FALSE? Decide on the truth of each of these statements by Puzzle •Pete: Australia is the only continent entirely south of the equator. A firefly is not a fly at all. Carding: is another name for a system of filing cards. PICTURE WORD SQUARE Substitute a four-letter word that will describe each of the pictures in this square and you'll find your answer reads the same down as across. HE'S THEr around a cardboard box. "Maybe it is a bomb," suggested Frieda. "Cheerful thought," said Mr. Berlins as he opened the box with his knife. And then Frieda j laughed as she saw the contents. "Six cans of tuna fish! Now mother will have her fish all cleaned." QUESTIONS 1. Frieda's last name is Her- lins. 2. Frieda and her father sat is a Packard. 3. Mrs. Berlins enjoys cleaning fish. 4. They drove to Meadows Lake, father and daughter. 5. Frieda's eyes are blue, 6. A small boat rented for two dollars for the day. 7. For two hours not a fish nibbled. 8. Mr. Berlins used an expensive outfit. 9. Frieda drank cocoa. 10. There were sardines in the cans. ANSWERS 1. True 6. False 2. False 7. True 3. False 8. N. E. 4. True 9 True 5. N. E. 10. False Scoring—10 per cent for each. correct answer. If you get 100 per cent—perfect From 80 to 90 per cent, good; 60 to 70 per cent fair; if below 50 per cent, you should read with more care. Uses Matchsticks To Make Violins "TALL OAKS from littla acorns grow." So too fine violins spring from the lowly match. This is accomplished by th« expert craftsmanship of Karl Kohlbeck of Graz, Austria. Be found that dry matchsticks are highly suitable for making strin* instruments. Be does all the work by hand. The matchsticks are joined together by his own special glue and then fitted to the desired form. The handle, with its windings, is the most difficult part to make, requiring one hundred matches. Be uses 5,000 matches to build a violin and 15,000 for a guitar. Kohlbeck's product i* durable and the finished violin gives a soft, clear and mellow- sound comparable to instruments many years old. ZOO'S WHO CAN THIBTY MLES AM HQU&- STRIPE PATTERN^ LIKE rfMGER- PR|MTS> AR€ Wt u6EO FOfc CONVEYING £0005 IN THE BIG OTlf5 OF HAV£ A L!CCWS£ PUT* LStuff a long thin BALLOON with COTTON and tie the top with a SCRAMBLEGRAM Add a letter to "a measure of area" and have "a vehicle." Scramble this and add another letter for "a land measure." Repeat and have "a dairy product"; again and have "a famous opera"; and again for "a love Story." TRIANGLE Puzzle Pete his hung his triangle from COURAGE. The second word is "embellished''; third.! to join"; fourth, "proportion": { fifth, "dined"; and sixth, "a \ Greek goddess." Got it? COURAGE O u R A G Did You Know It takes about four times as i much heat to raise the temperature of water one degree as it does to warm the same weight of air one degree. All American Indians are legal citizens of the United States. Congresi mada certain the stripes in the flag of the United States would not exceel 13 in July of 1818. Pilgrimages as a Christian practice began to have increasing importance about the ninth century. A ship is launched stern first or sideways, not bow first. Sea anemones look like flowering plants but really are animals. H. AHeUco jftfr i \J THE COTTON FROM THE CENTER TOWARD THETOP AND BOTTOM .THEN VVRAPA PIPE CLEANER AROUND THE CENTER. 33JPANOTHER PJPE CLEANER THROUGH THE ONE AROUND THENECK FOR ARMS. 4.Twfst 2 cleaners together and fasten them to the bottom for legs with ADHESIVE TAPE. 5.TIEA5TRIN6 AROUND THE BOTTOM AND SLIP 2 SQUARES OF BRIGHT COLORED CLOTH OVER STRING ...ONE AT

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