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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWg PAGETHRE1 PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES Visit to Lebanon LEBANESE REBUS Us« the words and pictures correctly and you'll soon find the four facts about Lebanon that Puzzle Pete has hidden in his rebus: *&f 'Si"/ i> j***m^&^ LEV 4- LEBANON has been lettered in for you: CODED MESSAGE A simple code has been substituted for the correct letters in Puzzle Pete's statement about Lebanon, but he says that's part of the fifth word, so you have a clue: Uif Mf cboftf 4pyoe jt Mf cbopo't npofubsi voju. LEBANESE CROSSWORD You have a hint at solving this crossword puzzle since the name ACROSS 1 Strong alkaline solutions 5 Lebanon has an important fruit 9 Lampreys 10 Was borne 11 Full length vestment 12 Famous English school 13 Slopes 16 Right side (ab.) 17 Consume 18 Boy's nickname 20 Live •24 Demolish 26 Negative prefix 27 Against 28 Greek portico 29 Plant 30 Ripped DOWN 1 Meadows 2 Shout 3 Napoleonic exile island 4 Steamship (ab.) 5 Wave tops Mental Tests for Boys and Girls; Can the Puzzle Wizard Stump You? 6 Decay 7 Smell 8 Writing implement* 14 Sea nymph 15 TaKe (Scot.) 18 Ages 19 Native of Denmark 21 Preposition 22 Portal 23 Biblical name 25 Female saint (ab.) 28 Street (ab.) MIX-UPS Here are three scrambled facts about Lebanon. Just rearrange the letters in each line to find them: RIO BEND ITEM STUN NAME ALE AGUE BRAIN SOUR FIRE TIP BEAST CHIP DIAMOND Puzzle Peter has centered bis diamond on LEBANON. The second word is "a long fish"; third "receded"; fifth, "grants temporary use"; and sixth "dower property." Finish the diamond: L E B LEBANON N O N RULERS THE TWO MOST POWERFUL nations of the world (United States and Russia) now have new rulers. This is a "ruler" quiz. Below you are given 20 of countries in jumbled form How many do you recognize? Try working this puzzle back ward. Think of a well-known ruler—king, president, prime minister (premier), and so on Then try to find ttt« letter! o his name. Give yourself one point If you can work out the ruler'* name and another point if you the country he (or she) rules. 1. WHEESONHU5 2. CRAFON 3. ITOT ~4. LAIEH ESISLAS1 5. NOPRE 6. ALUNIJA 7. HUREN 8. OBUNIDAU 9. KLANMOV2 10. OHTEHIOR 11. GRAVSA 12. AMO 13. HANOKA 14. MEEZINS. 15. GABINU 16. ANEEDURA 17. STICONER 18. EREH 19. HAPEVTL 20. ZIETABLEH Her Own Version Sue when she tried to sing "America" would always follow the words "Land where my fathers died," with "Land of the pills inside. . .." Sports-Humorous Yarns About School Athletics .THE TITLE of "Hard Luck Champs" might be claimed by this year's baseball team at St. Bernard's School, New Jersey. In its first eight games, the team ran into seven no-hit performances by opposing pitchers. The team's leading batter, after the eight games, was a pitcher whose, total number of hits added up to: one. * * * EXCEPT FOR one little detail, Paul Kravitz might put in his claim as Hard-Luck track performer of the year. As a member of the Columbus High School, N. Y., team, Kravitz traveled to a special New Jersey track meet. There, after winning his heat, he learned that he had run 120 yards Instead of the official 100, due to a track error. In the next heat, another check revealed that this time the distance had been only 95 yards! A few days later, Paul journeyed to another big meet at Schenectady. During his first trial heat, a dog ran into him on the track, and the race had to be re-run. But nothing could stop this lad. Paul was the final winner, at both meets. * * * A WISCONSIN woman sued her husband for divorce because he bought only one season ticket, for himself, and wouldn't take her with him to the Milwaukee Braves' baseball games. * * * AT THE National Prep School meet in _ New York, a place in the half-mile race was announced for Number 89, who hadn't even finished the race. A re-check awarded the place to Mike Appel of Lawrenceville. Mike's number somehow had flipped upside down during his exertions, so that his 68 appeared to be 89 as he crossed the finish line. THE PITCHER for Cathedral High School momentarily lost his control during a game with St. John's, in Massachusetts, and his pitch hit the ground in front of home plate. The overanxious rival batter swung at the bouncing ball, connected, and batted in the run that won the game. • » * DENNIE BURBRIDGE, star quarter-miler for the Mt. St. Michael's, N. Y., school, admits that he got started somewhat by accident He offered his company to a friend who was waiting in line to try out for the track team. And while they were standing there, somebody put a track uniform in Dennie's hands. Ocfdoor Life A BRISK WIND was blowing across the lake and little whitecaps were curling among the rocks on shore. Ned snuggled closer into his big wool sweater as he climbed aboard the long red canoe. "We're not going far, Ned," said Dan, seated in the canoe's stern as the craft moved swiftly through the water. "There's a little stand of pine on a sand spit across the lake and that's a good place to show you how to set up camp." The wind was still blowing when Ned and Dan slid the canoe upon the low sand bar. The cold air held a hint of snow. "The first thing is to be sure your canoe or boat is far out of the reach of the water. The wind may shift and carry away all your gear." Ned nodded his assent and began tugging at the rolled green tent in the canoe. "Wait a minute," Dan said. —Ned Gets Initiation Into Camping "The tent is the first thing, but to avoid moving it, let's pick our site first." The two looked at the sand spit jutting into the rolling lake waters. "Wouldn't that be a good site over there by the trees?" Ned pointed out. "It's slightly elevated and the trees make a windbreak." "Now you're talking," and Dan began to pick up gear from the canoe. "Let's both pick up the tent It's heavy." In a few minutes the tent was set up. "Drive the tent pegs deep in the soft sand and don't forget to I dig a shallow trench around the tent and pile the sand on the tent edges. That'll keep it dry in case of rain," Dan said enthusiastically, rubbing his hands. While Ned scouted for firewood, Dan built a fireplace, ,He scooped a hole in the soft sand and lined it with stones. The stones also made a small, low wall around the fire pit. A large rock was placed at the edge of the pit, a portion of it extending over the fire. "Here's enough firewood to last all night," Ned remarked as he examined Dan's fireplace. "If we didn't have an iron grill, green sticks placed over the fire would hold our pots and pans. A small fire is best for cookir;.5 because you can sit close enougn to see what you're doing without getting burned. After supper we'll build it larger for heat," Dan explained. "I don't see how any fire would burn in this wind." "It'll burn in this fireplace because it's protected. This big stone acts as a table, but be care- fu 1 not to use sandstone as it. may explode when heated." After the boys had eaten their supper and topped it off with steaming mugs of cocoa, they checked their canoe, made sure the fire was safe and snuggled into their sleeping bags. N 7 ed, a novice at camping, fell asleep dreaming of camping days to coma. Fill Scrapbook With Projects For a Gift WANT A NEW hobby? Here is one you can start right away. Make an activity .scrapbook, using articles clipped from the Boys' and Girls* Pages. Add to the scrapbook all through the school year—and soon you will have a well-filled book. It would make a wonderful gift for a friend. A scrapbook can be bought at most variety stores for 10 or 15 cents. Buy a jar of paste, or make some from flour and water —and you are ready to go. Carefully cut out the suggestions of projects and things to make. Paste each clipping neatly on a scrapboqk page. Now, suppose you decide to give, your scrapbook to a hospital, as a Christmas gift for some sick child. An activity book isn't much good without the necessary materials for making the things described. But you can provide those, too. Suppose you have clipped three items which will fit on one scrapbook page—directions for a gum wrapper ring, a paper napkin greeting card, and a game played with a gunimed label. All you need do is add an envelope, paste the front of it to the scrapbook page, and tuck inside a gum wrapper, gummed'label, and paper napkin. Bulkier materials, such as a small pair of scissors, a pencil and some crayons, could go inside a larger envelope pasted to the front of the scrapbook. A few riddles and quizzes, with the answers, would do nicely for the activity book, too. It will be fun for you to make—and watch grow. Interesting Facts Selection of symbolic state birds is a modern custom started by Kentucky when it picked the cardinal in 1926. I The turtle is the longest-living backboned creature on the earth. Except for a few species of giant tortoises, man lives the ongest life of any animal on the 'ace of the earth. The eyes of crabs are set on movable stalks. Some species of crocodile grow o be 20 feet long. Fans have been used in China lince about 3000 B. C. Each 39-foot section of rail used in the standard railroad rack weighs more than two tons. H. Alletson i Short Story About a Tornado— Wisdom of a Siamese Cat BY LEO WEST TERRY LAWTON first saw the mushroom - shaped cloud from the window of his room, where he had gone to look for his Siamese kitten, Abu. Although it was mid-afternoon, darkness suddenly surrounded him. His heart almost stopped. Here he was, all alone in the house, except for Abu, who usually leaped into his arms from .. the floor as soon as he got home from the drugstore, where he worked after school. Where was Abu? The funnel-shaped cloud was much closer now, and he could hear a distant roaring that sounded like a million freight trains. Suddenly three blocks away he saw Mr. Jones' garage tilt upward, then rise as if lifted by invisible hands and go swirling out of sight into blackness. Something big struck the roof above him. The house trembled. There was a crash of glass—and then his ears hurt as if they were being stabbed- He was halfway down the basement stairs—already shuddering under his feet—when he remembered Abu again. The Seal Point Siamese had been given Terry by his boss at the drugstore. At first Terry hadn't liked Abu because he clawed and bit, but when Terry learned that some of Abu's ancestors had guarded the tombs of the emperors in the Far East, he seemed to understand the fierce look in the turquoise eyes. After that they were good friends, and Terry loved to show visitors how Abu would leap effortlessly into his arms from the floor. * » * STANDING on the basement stairs and feeling the house shifting as the tornado felt for a good hold, Terry knew that a little thing like Abu wouldn't stand a chance. But there was no more time to hunt. Already the house was beginning to tilt. A big lump rose in Terry's throat Almost before he realized what he was doing, Terry turned and ran up the stairs to the kitchen. "Abu!" he screamed as loudly as he could, "Abu!" The noise of the tornado was so loud he might as well have whispered. He dashed into the living room. There in the fireplace he saw the glowing eyes of turquoise— Abu! "Abu!" he cried with t sob of thankfulness. Getting down on his hands and knees, he crawled into the fireplace. Abu snuggled up to him and Terry felt him turn his purr motor full blast even though he couldn't hear it. As if the purring wasn't enough, Abu opened his jaws and seized Terry's thumb. Terry felt the sharp teeth and knew that Abu was double glad to see hira. * • * THERE WAS NO TIME to get to the basement now. The house seemed to be melting from around them. He hugged Abu tight and crouched over hint. Suddenly there was a silence so loud it was even more painful to his ears than the noise had l^een. He looked out on shambles. Of the bouse he had been born and brought up in, only the fireplace remained upright. As far as he could see down the block not another house, not another object remained upright And yet across the street homes remained untouched. Already some of the neighbors were coming out on the front porches. He heard the familiar Voices of hii father and mother calling. "Here I am," he yelled and came out of the fireplace. His father and mother hugged him again and again. "We were so afraid you had gone to the basement," said his mother. "It wat filled with, wreckage. " Then, feeling Abu itt his arm* again, Terry realized just how wise with the wisdom of the East Abu really was. Bob Feller's Record Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians has the most victorie* of any active pitcher in the major leagues. His first win of 1954 gave him a total of 250 victories since coming up to the Indiani in 1936. He spent four years ia the Navy during the war and undoubtedly would be well ovet the 300 mark had it not been for tha war. To win 300 major, league victories is the goal of all young pitchers coming up to tht. big time and thus far T only U players have obtained this mark. Easy One Hand When Donny's aunt confessed she could not drive a car, Donny told her it was easy. "You sit back of the wheel, turn it one way and then the other, and tha rest of the tune just hold it straight." Zat So? Littla Joan was trying to play her father's bugle. When her aunt asktd her if her mother could play it too she replied, "No ma'am, she aint got enough breeze." Things to Do [—Games, Pastimes for Spare Time THE NEXT TEME you hit a rainy day and don't know what to do, just get the gang together for an indoor scavenger hunt All you need is a stack of old magazines, pencils and paper. First, prepare a list of objects that you think can be found in the magazines you have available. They may appear in the illustrations, the advertising, or as words in the copy itself. For instance, you may list some objects like the following: mink coat, skunk, bow tie, lawn mower, garden hose, canoe, sail boat, pearl necklace, tractor, schoolhouse, church, dog house, etc. To begin this game, first see to it that everyone has a pencil, paper, and one or more magazine*. At i given signal the leader reads the name of the first object to be found in the magazines. When a person finds the object either illustrated, or in word form, he reports it to the leader You may wish to give points to the first three places for each object: 25 for first, 15 for second, and 5 for third. Allow about two minutes to i find any one object. If nobody finds the object in that time, pass on to the next. However, any object not found previously may be reported at any later time. Each player should keep his own score, * * * Do you collect movie star pictures? You can mak« an Interesting display, as a sideline, by Adventure —Guess Who BORN about 1595, she was noted in the colonial history of Virginia-as the daughter of Powhatan, Indian chief of Virginia. Displaying a friendliness toward the British colonists, she saved the life of Captain John Smith at the age of 12. While on a visit to a neighboring tribe in 1612, she was lured •board an English boat Converted to Christianity and bapi tized as Rebeccah, she married John Rolfe in 1614. Roife took her to England in 1616, when she was presented to the court. Numerous wealthy families of Virginia claim descent from her one •on. She died in England in 1617. Who was she? ANSWER: Pocahontas. • * • AN AMERICAN poet, he was in 1*53 ai Gr««nAtlcl, led. Finishing his public school education, he took up the trade of an itinerant sign painter, earning a precarious living wandering over the middle west for 10 years. Making a study of the Hoosier dialect, he became known as the "Hoosier Poet" with his contributions to the Indianapolis Journal. First collection of his poems in book form appeared in 1883 under the title of "The Old Swimmin' Hole, an' 'Leven More Poems." His "Rhymes of Childhood" appeared in 1889; "Poems Here at Home" in 1893, "Sweetheart of Mine" in 1905, and "Raggedy Man" in 1907. Both Indiana and New York celebrated his birthday in 1915. Ht died July 22, 1916, in Indianapolis. Who was he? ANSWER; James Whitcomb Bile*, American po*4u LANGUAGES. IMDICATION5 ARE THAT THE UIMGLLAG.5 Of K£6 15 NOT ENTIR€LY A SIGN UW6LLAGE 0OJ 50NIC RANGE,PLAVA ROLE INTHEIR. COM MUM i CATIONS _ OF SPDRT9 f f«|( Aft£ CAUGHT Off TM* COAST OF N O &TH OUCHH^WH* 2/ CA^OUINA... AR£ THE FA5THE5TOF ALL FLYING FOWL6«,NAtuKALl5T5 HAV^ i6TlMAT£P THfclft PlVES ATTAiW 5Pf CPd UPTO 000 Ml L££ Find Answers to Puzzles Here LEBANESE REBUS: Beirut; Levant; Arabic; President. LEBANESE CROSSWORD: MIX-UPS: Member United Nations; In Arab League; Beirut is chief seaport DIAMOND: L EEL EBBED LEBANON LENDS DOS N anese pound i* Lebanon's monetary unit THE ANSWERS RULERS: 1 — Eisenhower, United State* President 2— Franco, Spain. 3—Tito, Yugoslavia, Prima Minister. 4—Haile Selassie, Ethiopia (Abyssinia), Emperor. 5—Peron, Argentina, President 6—Juliana, Netherlands, Queen. 7—Nehru, India, Prim* Minister. 8—Baudouin, Belgium, King. 9—Malenkov, Russia or U. S. S. R.~10—Hirohito, Japan, Emperor. 11—Vargas, Brazil, President 12—Mao, Communist China. 1J—Haakon, Norway, King. 14 — Menziet. Australia, Primt Minister. 15— Naguib, Egypt 16—Adenauer, West Germany, Chancellor. 17— Cortinei, Mexico, President. 18 —Rhee, Korea, President. ' 19— Pahlevi, Iran, Shah, 20 Elii*- b«4fe, GkM* ''mapping" your favorites. Hert is what to do. You will need a sturdy cardboard box with * cover. An especially fine >x is one with a hinged lid, such as certain kinds of typing paper comes in. However, any similar flat box if fine. Your only need is enough room to hold a map of the United States on the inside of the bottom half. Outline the map tree- hand, trace one frora an atlas, of paste a travel folder map to th« box bottom on the inside. After the map is finished, past* a movie star picture to his or her home state, until you hav« each state, plus th« district of Columbia, filled in- Foreign - born stars can b« "mapped" also to a map of th« world. 4.TIEAKNOTINfflDOFYAW LCut 13 PLASTICor CELLO -PHANESODASTRAWSin half. — 2.PUMCH HOLES WITH A LARGE DARNINO NEEDLE AROUND THETOP T AMD BOTTOM OF A 2IN. LAMPSHADE. owos/r£ rof>OM£$} S.Doubleallfn.pieceof/ THIN WIRE.... tf t it to a 38in.long piece of WOOLorCOTTONYARN.I ..._ . ,. I OP OF SHADE. AT »J FINISH.